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The London Toastmaster - Testimonials

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Testimonials - Toastmaster John is always happy to hear that his services are appreciated. Here are a some of the comments which clients have made.

"My thanks for an excellent and very professional performance as Toastmaster last week at our Royal Banquet. You gave me a first class service that really helped the evening’s programme go well. I hope we can work together again in the future."

The Anglo-Danish Society


"...just to thank you for having guided us all through the Banquet on Wednesday in such an efficient manner.’

Banquet at Goldsmiths’ Hall


‘I wanted to just say thank you for being such an absolute star on Saturday night. You really were so professional and held the event together so well, always being there to keep it all running smoothly and as ever, being very very flexible and taking last minute changes well within your stride. It is such a relief to know that there is someone so experienced in place to rely on – loved working with you again.’

Global Challenge Celebration Ball – London Hilton on Park Lane

‘Once again thanks so much for all your hard work on the night; I don’t know what I would do without my ‘security blanket’…’
The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
‘Thank you for all your hard work the other evening. It was marvellous to have an experienced Toastmaster for the event and to know that you would see us through…..’

Diamonds and Dinosaurs, Natural History Museum

‘Just a note to thank you for your good work last night. I thought the evening went very well and your presence was undoubtedly an important contribution to the smooth running of the event....’
Guinness Brewing
‘….thank you for your wonderful contribution to last weeks Ladies’ Luncheon honouring Mrs. Norma Major. Your performance was absolutely first rate in every aspect…….I feel that it is the toastmaster who sets the tone and creates the atmosphere for an event......’


‘thank you most sincerely for being our Toastmaster on Friday. Thanks to your presence and the ambience of Claridges, the evening was a roaring success.....’
YKK Fasteners
‘I am particularly appreciative of the way in which you helped to relax Charles and Richard before their speeches, assisting them in the delivery and timing......’
Charles’ Barmitzvah


‘We were so pleased that you were able to join us again at a family event and I know that, in discussing the function afterwards, the Bride and Bridegroom particularly mentioned how much they appreciated the calm and professional way in which you arranged and conducted the proceedings......’

Jewish Wedding, Portman Intercontinental

‘I am writing to say thank you for your help and conducting the affairs of our Association Dinner last Saturday......’
Indian Medical Association

‘I am delighted that The Savoy have engaged you once again on our behalf to be the toastmaster for the event…. It is so marvellous to have one less thing to worry about.’


Awards Luncheon

‘The Director was particularly pleased with the unobtrusive way in which Mr. Hollingsworth conducted the entire evening…’

Science Museum Dinner

‘I think you’ll agree that the event went incredibly smoothly and I have never seen a standing ovation after the Vote of Thanks in my life! Thanks to you the evening was a great success, it is a pleasure to work with you!’

Sporting Dinner, Royal Lancaster Hotel


‘I recall you working at the Hilton Hotel recently and was impressed by your quiet and confident style. I am bound to say that there are some of your toastmaster colleagues who seem to be terribly self important and impart an air of faintly ludicrous pomposity. You were not like this at all and I write to ask if you would be free to do the honours at the Dorchester for the 70th. Birthday of this Club….’


Solus Club


‘I write …. To express our heartfelt thanks to you for the way in which you carried out your duties as Toastmaster at Guildhall last week. It really was a spectacular occasion, and that the proceedings ran as smoothly as they did was due in no small measure to the efficient manner in which you carried out your task. I personally very much appreciated the way in which you helped me ensure that that we kept the proceedings on time in a very crowded programme. We are very grateful to you.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

‘What a superb help you were with the BJC National Awards Banquet. Your advice and understanding were both invaluable.’


‘I wish to thank you so much for all your help and guidance on the procedure at our Mansion House Banquet which enabled me to relax and thoroughly enjoy the grand occasion. Your professional touch is greatly appreciated especially when I asked – ‘How do I know when to sit down’ and your reply ‘You will feel the chair hit you in the back of the legs’ – A comment long to remember.’

Banquet Mansion House
‘ Thank you very much for your assistance on the occasion of the wedding of my daughter a few days ago. With your direction, it all seemed to run very smoothly…. and just the right degree of control, all contributed to the event.’
Country Wedding

‘Your projection and vocal delivery was something rarely heard in St. Mary’s Guildhall and added to the atmosphere for a banquet…’

Banquet in Coventry

‘…….it was a relief to be able to rely on your professional skill and knowledge.’

Banquet Guildhall

‘As usual, you were invaluable! It was so reassuring to know that I could leave all the top table arrangements in your capable hands.’

Dinner, Royal Lancaster Hotel

‘…thank you so very much for helping me to organise such a successful dinner yesterday evening. I definitely couldn’t have done it without you! The occasion was a tremendous success due in no small part to your attention to detail and marvellous service.’

Association Dinner, Grosvenor House  

‘…thank you for the splendid job you did in ensuring that we adhered to our testing schedule. Not only did the proceedings under your stewardship go like clockwork but they were carried out without fuss and with humour.’

Nightingale House

‘ You ensured that everything went smoothly, and that, in consequence my nerves were not too shredded at the end of the proceedings. I am personally most grateful to you, for your support and guidance, which largely contributed to everyone enjoying the event.’

Banquet, Watermen’s’ Hall
.......‘You provided the final ‘polish’ in a firm yet excellently unobtrusive manner.
Jewish Wedding, Intercontinental
......‘Again, very many thanks for a superb job, we all thoroughly enjoyed the event and it was orchestrated brilliantly by you. I shall be indebted forever to……….. for recommending you.’
Air League Banquet, Mansion House
.........‘Your professional presentation and enthusiastic work on the night contributed in large measure to the success of the event. We are delighted that you were able to attend and contribute to a most splendid evening.'
Academy Awards Dinner, Dorchester Hotel
........'I would very much like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for all your efforts and hard work to ultimately ensure the success of this most prestigious event.

The Moving Young Minds team, delegates and guests alike have deemed this year’s event a resounding success. This is all due to everyone’s hard work and the part you played to ensure excellence thus resulting in such a memorable occasion. I very much look forward to having the opportunity of working with you again in the not too distant future.'

Moving Young Minds World Seminar for Education Ministers
.…thank you for your superb toastmaster skills at our Annual Lunch last month. You seemed to make everything run so smoothly. I do hope you will be available to be our Toastmaster next year.
AAT Annual Luncheon
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Erith , Kent