As a past president of the Society of London Toastmasters, Richard Birtchnell is one of the elite group who operate to highest possible standards with unrivalled knowledge of protocol and diplomatic skills, he is retained by the most prestigious clients to act in the finest venues. Richard’s experience as a master of ceremonies is essential for civic, diplomatic, charity and corporate functions and weddings of all cultures.
Richard Birtchnell Toastmaster has 30 years of experience at organising and running live events. From banquets to Bar Mitzvahs, royal occasions to weddings, Richard knows the protocol. Whether it's announcing guests and letting them know when to pass to dinner, making everyone feel welcome, advising on correct form, cueing the music, organising the photographer and the band or even guarding lost earrings, on any grand occasion, the Toastmaster is the starter, the director of people, the diplomat and guide.
Richard Birtchnell has run hundreds of live events in the last 30 years including shop openings, fashion shows, sales conferences and seminars, AGMs, City presentations, trade missions, charity balls – you name it and he’s organised it. Clients, guests, delegates and diplomats, on business and pleasure, have benefited from Richard’s skills as an event producer. So when you hire him as a Toastmaster, you get more than a Toastmaster. He's not only a master of logistics with an eye for detail, a sympathetic ear, a strong clear voice and a safe pair of hands – but an event expert with three decades of experience.
His skills are particularly useful when guests number in the hundreds. He will successfully calm and guide them, whilst setting just the right tone and level of formality the occasion demands. Richard Birtchnell toastmaster is a Past President of the Society of London Toastmasters, the most prestigious organisation, retained for the most important events.
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Richard Birtchnell has been a professional Toastmaster for 20 years. He is a Past President of the renowned Society of London Toastmasters, the elite group attending the most illustrious events. Richard acts for Royalty, government, embassies, celebrities, livery companies, charity fundraisers, award ceremonies and weddings of all cultures. As a Toastmaster he has visited 260 venues and performed at over 2,000 events. Richard styles himself ‘The London Toastmaster’ as most of his work is in London but he undertakes assignments in many international capitals. In a previous career, Richard was prominent in the retail fashion industry as a director and producer of live events such as conferences, product launches, financial presentations, shop openings and fashion shows.