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Elise
May

Businesswoman, model, TV producer and presenter.

Profile

A glamorous businesswoman, model and television producer/presenter and mother of three, Elise is the complete package. She has impressed our clients and endeared audiences around Australia with her absolute professionalism, uplifting presentation, natural warmth and infectious charm.

The former Price Is Right model has gone from gracing the pages of international magazines to creating and producing her own television program, Australian Success, for the Nine Network and founding her communications company EM MEDIA.

Elise has hosted many gala events including the Celebrity and Chef’s Dinner at the Sofitel, the Autumn Garden Party luncheon and the Olsen Cocktail events for the Royal Children’s Hospital as well as the Success Panels at both the Herald Sun and The Daily Telegraph Career Expos. As the regular Emcee for five years running for the National Australia Bank’s annual Gala Ball at Crown Palladium, Elise knows how to hold an audience, entertain them as well as deliver key messages.

Current work

As the television presenter and producer for National Australia Bank’s internal television (NAB TV) for seven years, she is adept at interviewing key corporate stakeholders from CEO’s to Heads of Business along with presenting major corporate events. Elise has facilitated and hosted many community and business partnerships for both NAB and local councils as well as the 2019 Victorian Awards ceremony for the key meetings and events body, MEA along with Kangan Institute and Bendigo Tafe Awards, Retailers Association of Australia Awards at Crown Casino and the FIA Gala Awards at the Convention Centre among others.

She consults with a multitude of companies through her media company EM Media EM Media managed the ongoing communications and public relations activities for clients including Chadstone the Fashion Capital, Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo, Olive Fashions, Redken, BIBA Academies and Salons, along with event based contracts with L’Oreal Australia and Northland Shopping Centre.

Elise has a huge philanthropic passion and drive. She is involved in many charities as both an Ambassador and committee member including the Royal Children's Hospital Special Events Fundraising Committee and the Treasure Chest Charity along with championing her own initiative to help homeless and disadvantaged children and families, A Helping Hand.

Previous experience

TV: Elise has enjoyed a long and diverse career ranging from modelling internationally to numerous television appearances on Channel Seven's 'Incredible World of Records' with the late Peter Brock and travel series, ‘Our WA’ and 'Discover' along with her many business commitments.

Commencing her television career as a model on ‘The Price is Right’, Elise went on to create her own television program, ‘Australian Success’. As the creator, sponsorship negotiator, producer and presenter, Elise was able to develop skills that saw her raise $1.3 million in sponsorship with the CBA and utilise her extensive network to secure guests including Steve Irwin, Sam Newman, Jane Flemming, Lindsay Fox, John Singleton and Dick Smith. Contracts with News Ltd., Granada Productions and the Nine Network were all negotiated and secured by Elise.

Clients: EM Media consulted to NAB for 7 years with Elise presenting many news stories and conducting interviews with senior business leaders and CEO’s from NAB, JB Were and MLC.

Elise was also Director of Sponsorships for Australian media buying company, Media First in 2004. Under Elise’s guidance, Media First managed and evaluated new sponsorship contracts for clients including Gillette, CUB, Motorola, Chadstone the Fashion Capital, Northland Shopping Centre and Lavazza.

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I had the pleasure of working with Elise at our Community Partner event for the City of Casey where I found her to be enthusiastic, professional, well presented and totally prepared for the job ahead! Whether with pointed determination or lighthearted fun, there is no doubt that Elise has the presence of a great MC when on stage and when she spoke, people listened! An accomplished leader in her own right and an inspiring public speaker, I had the pleasure of watching her in action as she somehow had an ability to share something of herself throughout the morning as she spoke and engaged the audience in a way that only Elise can do. She has a professional and thoughtful speaking style which is refreshing, real and enjoyed by the audience. Her energy from start to finish is infectious and with every interaction she seemed to sprinkle a little of ‘her magic’ to ensure the event was a true success. I feel incredibly privileged to know Elise and I’d encourage anyone seeking a host for their next event to connect with her today. City of Casey

We have loved having Elise host our NAB Gala Ball so much that we have asked her every year for the past five years. Each year she has brought a unique take on our theme and given valuable recommendations to engage our audience and add to their enjoyment. The feedback we receive every year from all guests is exceptionally positive. She is excellent in engaging our senior stakeholders to take part in interviews throughout the night and always comes prepared to deliver as a polished, fun and interactive host.

NAB

Elise hosted both the Kangan Institute and Bendigo TAFE annual awards evenings with professionalism, natural charm and a bit of glamour. She was natural and uplifting in her role as MC and captivated audiences throughout the night at both events. Her onstage duties included following a script, conducting onstage interviews and announcing award winners. For an Event Manager, Elise is a dream to work as she’s always early, enthusiastic, well presented and thoroughly prepared. Elise’s care for her work is apparent through the research she conducts prior to the event night which gives her ability to adlib as required and roll with the punches. If you’re looking for a professional, engaging and thorough MC you won’t find better.

Kangan Institute

Elise was a breath of fresh air as our MC at the Victorian MEA Awards. Professional yet fun and completely engaging to the entire audience. She came well prepared, looked amazing and kept the room interested for the entire evening. Elise was an absolute pleasure to deal and I would highly recommend her for any corporate event.

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