Ask about Darren Isenberg
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Key Points
  • Darren has been speaking at conferences and events since 1995 with over seven hundred Conferences, Awards Nights, Road Shows and Special Events under his belt.
  • Corporates love him. Industry Associations love him. Franchise Groups love him. And what's not to love?
  • He keeps his delegates engaged and entertained with his warmth, wit and wonderful wordplay.
  • He can provide captivating keynotes, facilitate panels and can even design and run team-building activities.
  • AND he is SO committed to the effective delivery of Corporate Education that he offers a FREE TWO HOURS OF PRESENTATION SKILLS TRAINING to any organisation that books him for at least one full day of MCing through ICMI. 
    (Free Presentation Skills Training is for use for speakers at that conference in the lead-up to the event. It is not to be used as a conference session. Flights and other travel expenses to non-Sydney based clients are extra)
  • If you are seeking a professional and charming MC who is happy to be part of your event, Darren is the easy and clever choice.

 

Topics
  • Master of ceremonies
    Conference, Awards Night, Road Shows, Product Launches
  • Facilitator and moderator
    Panel Discussions, Brainstorms, Debates and Comedy Debates
  • Seven ways to improve your positive influence
    Available as a keynote, workshop or both.
    This keynote provides seven smart and simple strategies that demonstrate how we can be more effective at leading and working with people and bringing the change we want to the world  around us. It is full of humour, activity, great slides and very clear and easy-to-implement strategies. Ideal for Frontline staff, middle- management, Industry Associations, Franchise owners and organisations wishing to improve levels of trust, co-operation and communication.


Testimonials

An inspirational MC who goes beyond the call of duty to make it all happen!!!
PCO
Happenings Australia

Very witty. Very knowledgeable. The perfect MC!
Head of Private Banking
Westpac

Without question Darren was the best MC I have ever used for a conference. He put a huge amount of preparation into his scripts which continually produced an eruption of laughter and cheers from the audience.
Business Events Organiser
MLC

Another fabulous conference. Thank you. You are fantastic to work with. An absolute professional but FUN!!
Head of Franchise
Rams Home Loans

I’ve sent out evaluation forms to all our franchisees and I’ve already received so many that have rated you a 10. Might I add the rating was only out of 5!
Mr Rental Franchise Group

You are the only MC we’ll ever use.
Sydney Trains

The perfect MC! He used the right amount of humour at the right time and was a great overall host.
ANZ Institutional Banking

“Absolutely Fabulous” – Darren researched each of the presenters, he was funny, witty and most entertaining. Highly recommended.
State Resource Manager
Nestle Australia

Best MC in the business
Keynote Speaker

Darren, your professionalism, enthusiasm, humour and ability to read the moment and deliver the right words at precisely the right time left all the attendees unanimously voting you as the best MC to have graced their stage.
Head of Mobile Lending
ANZ Mobile Lending

Darren was one of the most organised MCs I have come across in my time in events. He brought a fantastic new style to our awards function.
Event Manager
The Professionals Real Estate Awards

Darren, you were the perfect MC. Thanks for making the sessions more interesting and fun, and for bringing the speakers to life.  
PCO
Australian Steel Institute

The best MC in the Business
President
Eventbooking

The perfect person for our conference.
Practice Communications Manager
Western Pacific Financial Group

You certainly improve the ROI of any conference or convention that you host.
Chairman / CEO
Kampgrounds of America

Thank you so much for your wonderful flexibility, your total professionalism, your dry sense of humour and your unquestionable intelligence! Can’t wait to work with you again next year!
Event Manager
Leading Edge Telecoms

Took the conference to whole new level.
Conference Manager
TEMC2010 (Association for Tertiary Education Management)

He was received very well ... initially with some surprise as our delegates are not used to humour at financial or government events ... but then they loved him.
Principal Advisor – Communications and Public Relations
Queensland Audit Office

Darren did an outstanding job. He was incredibly professional, humorous and got the mood of the event just right. I’d happily ask him back again.
CEO – Pacific
Arcadis Australia

Darren's preparation for the event was meticulous. His ability to take on last minute instructions and to deliver them faultlessly was first rate. Last but not least the touch of humour he used was well received & not over the top.
Adviser Capability Development Manager
Genesys Wealth

This was the first time we engaged an MC for our conference dinner. After a long day in conference sessions his wit and sense of humour created a great evening for our awards dinner. This enabled me to sit back and enjoy the evening along with everyone else, as I knew we were in good hands, so thank you!
CEO
Waste Management Association of Australia

You managed to keep our audience alert and energised throughout several intense business sessions. The workshop debrief showcased your interview and facilitation skills, where you made a seemingly difficult task into an easy one using your intelligence, quick wit and intuition.
General Manager, Retail Banking Services
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Having you MC our conference was worth every cent and more. You were a “pick me up” for everyone between sessions, very funny, exciting and full of energy.
Event Organiser
Mr Rental

His introductions to the sessions ensured that the audience started each session with a laugh and a little excitement, which not only made the conference more memorable, but also managed to tune their attention into the speaker.
National Sales Director
CSL

Darren Isenberg is the ultimate MC for a conference. His quick wit and charm mask his highly professional preparation that produces a seemless and integrated experience. Our people felt like Darren was part of our business and knew us very well. It was great to be able to relax and enjoy the conference knowing that we were in safe and funny hands.
General Manager, Retail and Corporate Distribution
BUPA

The Conference MC, Darren Isenberg added huge value to the agenda with his amazing wit and intellect. Darren unquestionably increased participation and attendance rates whilst keeping motivation to a maximum throughout the conference.
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NAB

I must say that you turned what potentially could have been a slightly dull affair into an up-beat, motivational bonanza.
PCO
Commander Communications Franchise Conference

Darren's brief for our event was a combination of MC and facilitator. He switched between both brilliantly and nailed them. And his summary at the end of the conference was perfect and couldn't have been better if we had scripted it ourselves.
Director – Risk Advisory Services
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

You exceeded our expectations in what were a challenging few days where we needed to address the agenda and content issues on the spot.  You were with us into the early hours of the morning providing input and advice to make sure we addressed some issues of Day 1 to ensure we delivered an outstanding Day 2 of conferencing - we delivered.
GM, Specialist Businesses
ANZ Retail Distribution, ANZ Mobile Lending

Over the years you really have been an integral part of the success of this event. The Price Attack crowd love you and have really embraced you which is testimony of what a great job you do for them. It is a real pleasure for me to deal with someone who is easy-going but at the same time very professional and accommodating. Makes my job so much easier … one less worry. You put a lot of thought and humour into your scripts, manage any last minute requests and changes with a smile and just keep going. All this combined makes you a stand out.
PCO
Price Attack National Franchise Conference

You not only managed to keep us on track and motivated for three days but you also managed to add a really nice touch of humor and a real sense of fun throughout the event.
Chief Services Officer
Poolwerx

I found Darren to be absolutely charming. He took a lot of pressure off my shoulders and really ran things very smoothly. He was very engaging with the audience and very funny when announcing.
Conference Organiser
IAG

Thank you for being such an amazing MC! You really did make the whole event, set the tone beautifully and kept everyone entertained right until the very end. The dedication you put in to preparation (especially given how late the information was coming through to you) was amazing and this shone through on the day.
Event Manager
Sydney Trains

His witty and energetic introductions created the perfect energy for each speaker and he was even brave enough to provide an extremely humorous introduction to our CEO, which was hugely appreciated. His innate ability to seamlessly knit the sessions together, whilst lifting concentration levels whenever they drifted, certainly had an impact on the success of the conference.
Manager Improvement and Simplification
RBS, Service Delivery & Improvement
Commonwealth Bank

Not only does Darren play the more traditional MC role of keeping things on track and managing the energy levels in the room, but he is also engaged in the messages that each presenter is attempting to land, and creates links back to these throughout the conference. Evidence of this was Darren’s preparation going into conference, where he engaged with all presenters, and was crystal clear on the objectives of each session. Darren is a warm, engaging and witty, and I would highly recommend Darren be considered for your conferencing needs.
Sales Director - Pacific
The Wrigley Company

In the past we have used well-known personalities as MC, often at considerable expense – and, apart from being a well-known face, they are in some instances not particularly good MC's. Darren is a professional at what he does and this shows through. We were also impressed at how flexible he was in his work, being highly approachable and being able to ad-lib and cope with last minute changes. In many ways his witty and well researched interludes, between the various sessions proved to be the highlight for the delegates.  We were very impressed with the amount of background work he had done and the way in which he managed to weave his light-hearted comments into the conference content.
Director of After Sales
Hyundai

The MC at the conference was exceptional. He made what can be a long and tedious day very enjoyable.
Delegate feedback
Hyundai

Not only was your preparation for the event well beyond our expectations but your handling of the constant schedule changes and some more memorable difficult moments with speakers were handled exceptionally well.
General Manager
Australian Automobile Repair Network

PRIA’s national conference was successful on many fronts but mostly because of your immense professionalism and willingness to ensure the event lived up to your high standards – not just ours.
CEO
Public Relations Institute of Australia

By having you as MC, it brought the entire event up to an entirely new level of professionalism. One of the most impressive things was the amount of research you did to make your MCing role work for this particular industry and the delegates at the event. You did it with style and wit, the likes of which we had not experienced before.
Executive Director
Australian Meat Industry Council

His presentation is full of facts, figures and ideas complimented by his excellent delivery style.
CEO
Hire and Rental Industry Association of Australia

Darren’s session was first class! A great mixture of content and humour.
Delegate
MLC

Darren was perfect as the MC, I would happily recommend him to anyone.
General Manager
Auto One