- After almost 30 years in the television and corporate worlds Michael’s experience spans theatre, cabaret, corporate presentations and radio.
- Has hosted many television programs, as well as appearing on others as an actor. He is best known as a producer of Nine Network's Bert's Family Feud, as well as The Price is Right. He also hosted Seven Network's Blockbusters and Total Recall and worked as an announcer and presenter on Network Ten's Battle of the Sexes.
- Combines humour, confidence and flexibility, along with know-how and professionalism.
- Company Team Challenge
The Company Team Challenge is a 45 minute online event hosted by Michael Pope, a 30 year veteran of both on-camera presentation and game show host.
Taking place over three rounds, The CTC brings your team together in a fun and interactive online space. Presented on the Zoom platform, Michael‘s quick wit and sense of fun will unite, excite and create a much talked-about event.
In and around this, Michael will digress and enchant with some Mentalism (mental magic) for which he received an Award at the 2019 Melbourne Magic Festival.
Michael will work closely with the Event Team to create a bespoke and exciting event – including producing a pre-event video to create anticipation – included in the price. The only additional cost is in Prizes – which can be as simple as a shopping voucher – or as big as winning a NEW CAR!!! (But he doubts it!)
- Master of Ceremonies
- Top Team Hot Spot (trivia game in the style of Millionaire Hot Seat with reinforcement of company messages)
- Comedy spot with audience involvement
- Presenting Matters
A flexible and interactive address that reveals tips and tools to become a more confident public speaker
- Fear - and how to rise above it
- Focus - and how to control it
- Audience - and how to identify the differences
- Story - and how to deliver your content
An interactive battle between two players on a stage, a pack of cards and Lady Luck. Hosted by the creator Michael Pope, Shuffle gives the players - and in fact the whole audience - the chance to bet against the odds in this simple but addictive game. Taking about 30 minutes to play, shuffle is the perfect ice breaker, after dinner entertainment, or Friday afternoon distraction. Flexible in its playing, Shuffle can be designed to fit your budget and timings. Perfect for a room of 50 or 250, Shuffle can be played by everyone at the same time!
Brilliant. Michael puts so much preparation into his dynamic and engaged MC role; our members just respond so positively to the fun vibe that he creates.
Victorian Caravan Parks Association
As always, Michael was excellent and provided a professional MC performance along with a very personal way of introducing speakers and commenting on some of the big issues before our membership.
Victorian Caravan Parks Association
Brilliant and engaging MC.
Master Builders Australia
Responsive, flexible, professional and funny. Unbeatable combination.
Victorian Caravan Parks Association
Michael is amazing, he helps create a fantastic mood in the room and assists wherever he can. He always goes above and beyond, we really enjoy working with him.
Excellent and very professional as always
Responsive, funny. engaging and just brilliant.
Victorian Caravan Parks Association
Michael was great, he added so much to our conference and all feedback has been that he was a great addition.
We all had an amazing time at our 2013 La Porchetta Annual Conference in Pinnacle Valley resort. Michael Pope was the MC for the event. Michael was very highly rated in our feedback forms and we all enjoyed his style and surprises throughout the two days. Michael is personable, down to earth and a pleasure to work with. Michael’s delivery techniques were excellent. He got to know his audience very quickly and tailored his delivery to suit us. He was flexible and happy to amend the agenda as required. I would most definitely recommend Michael to other organisations, his card tricks are also amazing. Thank you Michael for your contribution to our great event.
Chief Executive, La Porchetta
We would like to thank you for you ownership of the Master of Ceremonies role at our recent conference. You certainly took the event to a new level of entertainment and professionalis for out guests - you gave our conference the edge it needed. We were very impressed with your efforts to go above and beyond in order to understand our business and our key stakeholders needs, so you could adapt your presentation style to suit.
FBHS (Aust) Pty Ltd
There are just so many positive things to say about Michael Pope. He is an absolute pleasure to work with. His professionalism, energy and ability to engage the crowd from the very beginning of the evening is fantastic! He sets the bar so high for other entertainers. We have used Michael for past events and each time he just gets better. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with next time.
Master Builders Association
We couldn’t have asked for a better conference. We worked hard through a lot of heavy sessions & Michael kept it all flowing & used great techniques to highlight key messages in the most fun & entertaining ways. His unique skills helped make our conference work to its best … a true professional, flexible & easy to work with.
Michael is such a highly talented and skilful MC who engages audiences in a way that he puts energy and buzz into any audience. He goes above and beyond in his preparation and research of the client, their audience and key messages / themes. Michael is also able to "wing it" and ad lib when necessary due to technical issues or last minute changes to agendas or presenters which is a highly valuable asset to any Producer in the live events space.
Kim Gerard - Senior Producer - CICREATE
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael Pope on a number of occasions and I consider him to be one of the most experienced and professional comperes, hosts, producers et al that I know. His interaction with people is fantastic and his public speaking is interesting, knowledgeable, humorous and reflects many years in the entertainment industry.
Bert Newton: Entertainer
Michael is a very funny, flexible and spontaneous performer who is a pleasure to work with.... His quick wit and charm makes him relate to the audience instantly... He is fantastic!
Thank you, Michael for contributing to what was another outstanding conference at Hamilton Island. As emcee your ability to manage the agenda with a perfect blend of humour made for a memorable conference for both the delegates and the plenary and break out presenters. Should you wish to ever promote the plenary session you delivered on Presenting Skills, I would gladly offer myself as a referee. The content of the presentation was outstanding and the talk amongst the room afterwards was that it will surely help our franchisees to run more effective seminars and customer meetings.
Michael Russel: CEO Mortgage Choice
Michael please accept my thanks, you were a wonderful MC for the evening, you had the audience laughing and having fun in minutes of taking over the lectern. We all appreciate the amount of effort that went into preparing your material, it was topical and effective, most comedians would prepare a show that would be used over and over again, but you prepared for just the one evening, this is why we think you were so special.
Star City Sydney
You have an amazing ability to capture the attention of children, while amusing their parents at the same time. I have not seen you perform for sometime in public but Saturday reminded me of why your name has remained familiar to me.
Victoria Racing Club
Management and staff take this opportunity to thank you for a night which will not be forgotten. Your professionalism in managing the night was nothing short of sensational and we could not have chosen a more enthusiastic and crowd pleasing MC.
Just a note to congratulate you on a job well done. Everyone I talked to about the event commented on the way the MC made the night. Your sense of timing, sense of humour and sense of propriety was an excellent mix.
Peninsula Institute of TAFE
Your great sense of humour, along with the wonderful anecdotes, were the contributing factors to the success of the Education Launch. We appreciate your involvement with the program, and believe there couldn’t have been a more interesting and talented launcher.
Thank you so much for a truly funny, witty and entertaining evening. Honestly, the feedback from the staff and management alike has been terrific. The prizes and funny activities put everyone in a great mood. You kept the night flowing and I was floored by your quick wit and constant funny gags.
The Franklin Printing Group
Just a quick note to let you know that Michael Pope stole the show on Saturday night - every single bit of feedback from guests has been that "Michael was the star!
Thanks for your fabulous performance - it really gave our evening the feel we were looking for. We've had great feedback - immediately after, and continuing today. The general feeling was that people admired the fact we could poke fun at our industry, and not be so serious all the time. Your performance ensured our clients will be talking about our event today and in the future. Can't thank you enough.
Michael Pope worked like a charm, especially the "roving reporter" segment he did on the Vision truck with our Marketing Manager. It is hard to keep the audience's attention when it comes to product presentations, but Michael made it happen. I was very impressed with his professionalism and involvement in the night as if it was his own. He was a great choice.
Mack Trucks Australia
As the MC of Brainwave's 10th Anniversary bash Michael Pope single handedly made the night a huge success. This year, with Michael's clever wit and bubbling energy, it was turned into a tremendous hoot as he initiated, organised and played with the audience resulting in total attention to the business at hand, enabling the charity to achieve a most successful result whilst guests were totally entertained. Thank you Michael for a superb job.
The Function Group
Michael was very good, he made sure the awards ceremony kept moving and didn’t drag on and mixed in a bit of humour with it but was serious when needed too.
Very Good. Michael did a really good job of bringing an unexciting topic to life! He engaged the audience well, made everything relevant and importantly made us laugh! Proceedings went by smoothly and without any lulls.
Department of Primary Industries
Michael was very professional and handled the evening with ease. His knowledge of our Industry was great and he seemed to get the right information and conversation out of our Suppliers and Guests on the night. We have received many comments from our guests on the night and they have all commented on what a great job Michael did. We were extremely happy with his performance and enthusiasm at our Trade Expo!
Bowens - The Builders Choice
A laugh a minute. Audience engagement and interaction was terrific. A real buzz in the room and it was great to see all the guests laughing and enjoying the night.
Star News Group
Michael embraced the EEAA brief and spent time pre-event to understand our industry – this was reflected in his content and his capacity to pitch his performance to our delegates. There was very positive feedback all round – he kept the conference moving along nicely and provided fun “magic tricks” that kept the audience engaged, upbeat and focussed. He was a delight to deal with and I’d gladly re-hire him for a future event. He is a very skilled talent and I think we only got a glimpse of his versatility and talent.
Exhibition & Event Association of Australiasia
Second year in a row we have engaged the services of Michael. Had some concern that he might repeat material from last year. Couldn’t have been more wrong. He was fresh and professional and struck the right balance of humour and respect for the awards component of the evening
Herald & Weekly Times
True professional, easily engaged the audience to participate, funny, diligent and an excellent MC.
Michael did an excellent job hosting our annual awards dinner. A number of people commented to me that his performance was excellent.
Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractor's Association
Michael was fantastic & really understood the purpose of the morning. He was funny, charming and very entertaining.
Crown Events & Conferences
Michael threw himself into role completely and kept the night moving at a good pace whilst providing great entertainment for an audience that needed his energy. He’s a class act.
Herald & Weekly Times
He was extremely professional and absolutely made our games night!
Victorian Planning & Environmental Law
Michael has a very special way of getting under the skin of a conference program so that he seamlessly becomes part of the family within minutes. His ability to generate the appropriate level of humour and interaction within a conference is executed with a sensibility towards delegates and the client that few other MCs can pull off. Constantly thinking outside the box during our recent event, Michael was also able to contribute valuable suggestions for subtle improvements as the event unfolded. He is an absolute professional and we would not hesitate to have him back again.
I just wanted to say thanks for your contribution to our recent convention. This is our 4th convention since switching things up and making it an annual event, and the overwhelming response from delegates is that this has been our best event to date. Whilst there were a number of areas that we changed as part of our ongoing improvement process I think that one of our biggest wins was to engage you as MC for the event. What I really appreciate is the opportunity to work with true professionals in their field and you are no exception. You were quick to get a feel for our delegates and handled them with a level of fun and sensitivity that made them all feel comfortable whilst climbing out of their comfort zones. The humour was well directed and always cleverly integrated into the whole.
Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
I’d like to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent job you did as our MC on Saturday. Contractors are not the easiest people to deal with but you effectively held then in your hand brilliantly for the whole Earth awards session. You provided a good mix of subtle and direct humour which delighted many, and thank you for stopping in its tracks, the remark from one of our sponsors that had the potential to become inappropriate (he later felt like an idiot for getting into that space). I also felt your 10 minute card trick/phsyc test was an excellent addition to the night, it created a very nice transition from the business end to the party end of the night. All in all a great night, we’ll give you the date of next year’s function so you can keep it free.
Chief Executive Officer
CCF Victoria Branch