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Jo
Pearson

Diverse talent and appeal.

MC’ing is like live TV - be ready for anything to happen!
Profile

Jo brings energy and warmth to the stage, whilst conducting live interviews, facilitating panel sessions and engaging the audience with her background knowledge and preparation. Jo provides variety, innovation and style to your event.

Jo's years of experience as a journalist, communicator and trainer combine to provide entertaining and interactive insights into the emotional, psychological and strategic imperatives of good message management and communication skills.

Current experience:

Jo Pearson brings the ease and professionalism of an experienced television presenter to your conference or event. With more than 15 years on Australian television, and ten years working with global audiences in London, Jo has proved that she can quickly improvise when there are last-minute changes to the running order. Jo does her homework on your business or sector and can make quick decisions, improvise, trouble-shoot behind the scenes, suggest ways to make the programme 'zing' and identify potential issues with the running sheet.

'Thanks Jo, only a professional like yourself could deal with our curve ball a few minutes beforehand but we pulled it off, thanks to you. I hope we have the opportunity to work together again.'
(Jenny Horvath, Corporate Events Officer, Manningham City Council)

Previous experience:

For the past ten years, Jo has worked with some of the UK's leading video production houses as a Creative Producer - specialising in making sector or business-specific films that have been distributed throughout the world on online platforms. Her insights as a film-maker, media trainer and presentation skills specialist, have helped executive teams communicate more effectively with all their stakeholders, and organisations engage audiences more widely.
Jo Pearson and fellow newscaster, David Johnston were Melbourne's most watched news reading duo. She was co-host of the national current affairs / magazine show, 'Live at Five' with Terry Willesee and went on to host a national lifestyle and health programme, 'Body and Soul'.

Jo utilises her extensive writing, production and direction experience in making films, videos and promotional material for business. She also conducts dynamic media training courses, and has worked for a variety of high profile businesses including BMW Australia, Shell, National Australia Bank, British Gas, PwC, Sensis, Film Victoria, Amcor, Qenos, Aldi, Fonterra and IBM.

Expertise
Feedback
“Warm and personable. Quick uptake of issues. Made the client feel comfortable. Very professional”. Global Vision Productions Pty Ltd

“Very Professional - an appropriately relaxed and good-natured performance”.

Schwarzkopf, Melbourne

“Jo was a true professional. She handled the sessions and functions she chaired with a perfect blend of humour, sincerity and knowledge of the subject.”

ARIMA 95 Conference

“Jo was great! Extremely helpful and very professional. As an MC she is excellent in controlling non-professional talent on stage”.

Polymedia Presentations

“Jo was wonderful. Due to extremely tight deadlines the award winners had to be slotted into the MC's script two hours before the first presentation. Jo ran with them feeding her information at the break before each presentation section and did everything perfectly”.

Business Meetings & Incentives

‘The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) has great confidence in the services of corporate film maker, international broadcaster, journalist and media communications strategist, Jo Pearson. Jo’s professionalism and polished performances in facilitating our conferences or as MC for our events make her a firm favourite amongst our stakeholders. The planning and research that goes into everyone of her AFA projects is impressive and reassuring. Most importantly, Jo’s international experience carries a tremendous level of respect and the AFA has benefitted enormously from her ongoing involvement in our industry engagement and communication strategies.’

Patrizia Torelli, CEO, The Australasian Furnishing Association.
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