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Key Points for Warwick Merry
- Warwick Merry was 2021 Global Outstanding Intrapreneur (Non-Profit Sector) from the Global Intrapreneur Institute for all the work Warwick has done in bringing speakers up to speed on how to present online and for his contribution to event organisers on how to make online events work.
- He was 2022 Breakthrough Speaker of the Year from Professional Speakers Australia for the massive change in Warwick’s business to take on virtual presenting and virtual event hosting. This includes generating 40% of his revenue from the USA.
- Warwick Merry was also the recipient of the 2022 Nevin Award from Professional Speakers Australia for all his service to PSA and the speaking industry. This award also recognises Warwick’s work with Professional Conference Organisers of Australasia and MEA.
- Warwick is a regular contributor to MICENET. His contributions can be viewed here http://mice.net.au/?s=warwick+merry.
Topics for Warwick Merry
- Master of ceremonies
Testimonials for Warwick Merry
Warwick Merry was an excellent host at a virtual event we recently hosted at my company. It was easy to work with him, always so open for feedback and collaboration. He made note of our company's tone of voice and audience and adjusted his speaking points accordingly. He was proficient in the tech side of things and came up with fun and efficient solutions to keep our guests engaged and entertained. It was a pleasure working with Warwick and I cannot recommend him enough :)
After engaging Warwick Merry to produce and host our first Online National Symposium. Me and my team are being showered with accolades such as “best online event, ever”. Why? Well, yes, we did a great job of pulling together a great program, great speakers and an audience. However, it was Warwick’s: Coaching on how to sequence the program for best flow and maintaining energy during a full Saturday online after months of COVID-19 restrictions; Running speakers through tech rehearsals to ensure they were confident with the technology, and looked as professional as they would have live; Providing a triple redundancy technology platform, (+dual web connections), and ATEM mini-Pro switching desk which he simply made dance; Managed to cheerfully handle my somewhat ad-hoc delivery of content to him up until a few days prior and; The sheer energy, delightful humour and eloquence he delivered as Master of Ceremonies for the day that lifted the event to a whole level I did not expect. On a full Saturday with attendees listening in from home after months of lock-down, you can imagine how hard it is to keep your attendees there from start to the last closing comments. They stayed; energised to the end.
Institute of Management Consultants
Warwick Merry hosted our annual major client event, Class Connect. It was the first time we used a professional MC and I am so pleased we did. He energised 500 accountants and financial planners with jokes, one liners and industry relevant observations. As well as being energetic and quick witted, when we had a panel session with our executive leadership team, he was able to field questions from the audience as well as contribute some excellent questions of his own. Warwick ensured a seamless flow to the rhythm of the event, even when we threw last minute requests at him. I can't thank you Warwick for his help and I look forward to working with him again.
Head of Marketing
Warwick Merry did an awesome job once again hosting the speaker program in the Manufacturers Pavilion at Austech. He really is a fabulous MC whom I would highly recommend. He takes away so much of the stress of running an event because he is organised, does his research, and can hold the fort and keep everyone smiling no matter what's going on in the background.
Thanks again Warwick. We couldn't have done it without you!
Warwick Merry was great. He kept the members quiet and wasn’t taking rubbish from anyone. He’s been active on socials and posting and tagging us which is fantastic – going that extra mile. General feedback from guests is that he was very good, probably best we’ve had. Behind the scenes he was on top of everything – good communication with my staff. Overall – a great host, thanks!
Warwick Merry is our secret weapon. Our attendees love the smooth process he has created and enjoy the energy and engagement he brings. He is now a core part of our team and we are better for it.
After our initial conversation with Warwick, we knew we needed to get him on board so we could get our online events happening. He brought so much more to each event than we thought and has become a key part of our online sessions.
The Growth Project
Warwick Merry is great! We contracted him to totally run the event from the tech side of things to being the host and facilitating questions etc to provide a quality production for our attendees. He totally managed EVERYTHING fabulously, and I didn't have to worry about a thing. On the host/MC side of things - he has a great balance of humour, professionalism and entertainment and is very enjoyable to listen to. Speakers and attendees feel instantly comfortable with him. On the tech side of things - he made the events run so smoothly, he had tech run throughs with the speakers and is very confident - he had everything under control. Warwick really goes above and beyond, and I would be very hesitant to run an event without him!
Penrith City Council
After the outstanding job Warwick Merry did at our ClubMEA event in January, it was a sigh of relief knowing we'd have his delightful presence and strong commitment to delivering a hit event behind us for the VIC Awards Gala Dinner. Although awards presentations can be a challenge to sit through, there was a beautifully flow to the evening with Warwick as MC. He hit the perfect balance of light entertainment, while keeping us to schedule and maintaining a high energy vibe in the room. Brilliant! I can't thank you enough for your fabulous work and making my job easier, we look forward to working with you again and I'd highly recommend you to others as a top choice for an MC.
Victorian Branch Officer
What an amazing job you did at the Geelong Small Business Buffet. The particular time slot I gave you was always going to be a struggle as the delegates had already been there seven hours but you gave them no chance to rest! I have seen you present before but I was amazed at the engagement you received, the practical tips you not only shared but had them use and the way you didn’t just tell us but showed us how to use these skills. I received so many comments about how funny you were and how you opened people’s eyes to some simple, practical and incredibly valuable tips for being more successful in business. Warwick, I can’t wait to use you again and I understand my colleagues have already approached you to host a major function in a couple of months time.
Small Business Smart Business
I had to say thank you for a fabulous job you did as MC of our annual awards. You hit the balance between formal occasion and fun perfectly. In fact we have had comments from many of the attendees saying how much they enjoyed what you did. Awards presentations with VIP presenters can be a challenge as they typically have very tight schedules. I was so impressed with how you managed to “fill in” while we waited for one of our final presenters to arrive. The way you got the audience involved and made it about them and their special day was sensational. Warwick I would not hesitate in recommending your services to others. You are a true master of your craft.
Disability Sport and Recreation
Warwick, I want to thank you for the fantastic job you did as MC for our Breakfast Club event. In particular I appreciated the way you kept me informed prior to the event and your early arrival. As the organiser it gave me one less thing to worry about! Your ice breaker was perfect. It was a load of fun and directly linked to our brand in a way I could have never imagined. It was so easy to deal with you and you really contributed to the success of the event. Warwick I highly recommend your MC services and look forward to using you again in the near future.
As a professional speaker and event promoter I know a key ingredient to a successful event is a great MC. In my 10 years in the speaking business I haven’t meet anyone better than Warwick Merry. No matter what challenges occur Warwick is the man you want in control. His professionalism, good humour and energy are simply outstanding. In fact, Warwick has proven so popular with our members and guests we secured him to MC all our events this year. If you want to take your next conference to another level I suggest you start by booking Warwick, your audience will thank you.
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