With over 20 years in the event industry, Warwick Merry is one of Australia’s top Professional MCs.
He was recently awarded the 2021 Global Outstanding Intraprenuer award and the 2022 Breakthrough Speaker award for his work in online events.
Warwick was also presented with the prestigious Nevin Award for service to the speaking industry in 2022.
There is no doubt about it, he is at the top of the class of professional MCs in Australia.
With qualifications in IT and Accounting, Warwick brings a very real business approach to hosting your event. He focuses on the business outcomes you are after, while ensuring your delegates are energised, educated and engaged.
His theatrical, improv and talented musical background ensures that he engages with his audience - you can expect the unexpected from Warwick. From dressing up in character, creating fun and humorous moments to even turning your delegates into a conference choir, he is a master at making your event entertaining without losing its business focus.
Warwick is a Certified Speaking Professional, twice Certified Virtual Presenter and he knows what it takes to engage and energise an audience regardless of it being face to face, online or hybrid.
Whether hosting a plenary session, moderating a panel session (while keeping it exciting) or hosting a gala dinner awards night, Warwick works hard to keep the agenda running on time, on track and on point.
He is one part Technologist, one part Cat Herder, one part Ringmaster, one part ‘Voice of God’, one part Control Freak, one part Comedian and many parts Human. Warwick is the spark that ignites the event, the glue that keeps it relevant and the conduit of your brand voice.
In all, Warwick Merry is simply a top event professional who will bring energy, humour and professionalism in his engagements to make your event truly a success.
Previous clients include:
Lottery West, NAB, TEDxMelbourne, Air New Zealand, Shell, Victoria University, Australian Glass and Glazing Association, Telstra, Bendigo Bank, Family Business Australia, Australia Marketing Institute, AMTIL, Master Plumbers, Australasian Timber Flooring Association, CLASS, Qld Government, Bridges, RACGP, Spanline, Bendigo TAFE, IOOF, Lonsdale Financial Group, Master Painters Association, IBM, Customer Owned Banking Association
When you are running an event, the last thing you need is someone adding to your workload. A Professional MC will not only make your job easier, it will also give you an additional set of hands to lighten the load. You need someone who will keep the audience engaged, the speakers relaxed and someone who will remain focussed on your desired outcomes.
Master of Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies
This is where Warwick Merry CSP steps in.
Whether it is a Themed Gala Awards Dinner, a recognition event or a three day conference, Warwick stays on track to achieve the results you are after.
He has hosted:
- Awards Dinners
- Plenary sessions
- Incentive trips
- Fish bowl sessions
- Panel Sessions
- Fireside chats
- Graham Norton style interview sessions
- Exhibition Floor Education sessions
- Online Webinars and Presentations
- Radio shows, and
- Rock Concerts.
Warwick Merry | Master of Ceremonies | Saxton Speakers
Warwick Merry | Online & Virtual Events | Saxton Speakers
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 met anyone better than Warwick Mer ... keep readingry. 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. Paul McCarthy CSP, Co-founder of the Entrepreneurs Alliance
It was a pleasure to again have Warwick Merry as our MC at the recent TEDxMelbourne event. Warwick's professionalism and ability to think on his feet to handle the typical seminar mishaps definitely helped TEDxMelbourne be an outstanding success. Warwick was calm and centred giving me an anchor in the storm of running the event. He has a can-do attitude and I always appreciated his reassuring question of 'What do you need?' to know he was there to serve. I'm very happy to recommend Warwick as your MC or speaker. He brings a warmth, humour, and wisdom to his role that will ensure your event's success.
I recently attended the Australian VA Convention in Melbourne at which Warwick was MC. If you are looking for an MC for your next event you can't go past Warwick. He kept the delegates entertained, on-task and motivated. He performed his MC duties with humour and was a big favourite! In addition, when a presenter didn't turn up due to a timing misunderstanding, Warwick stepped up and gave a one hour presentation completely off the cuff! It was quite amazing. He is a very warm, funny, intelligent and quick-witted speaker who can tune in to his audience and keep things ticking over and on track. A must-have presenter or MC for your next event!
We followed your advice and changed our display and approach and QUADRUPLED our sales at our latest show. Thanks for the help!
I do a lot of trade shows, but I learnt so much. Implementing a lead card strategy as you directed at our next event added $16,000 to my bottom line.
Warwick's work on the trade show floor not only added to the atmosphere on the day, but delivered real value to our exhibitors, particularly our sponsors, in helping drive sales and generate interest in the promotions of the day. The awards ceremony was where Warwick shined. When it came to my attention that some of the upcoming slides needed to be corrected, with two minutes notice he effortless filled five minutes on stage and then when indicated he segued into the next part of the awards and no one noticed. His ability to improve on stage under pressure was amazing. His contribution to our National Conference has really raised the bar. In particular, he understood the brief, understood our business and executed effortlessly, sometimes with very little notice or direction. Warwick was the perfect host for us, our suppliers and most importantly, our stores. I look forward to working with him again.
Thank you very much for helping us make our 2016 Client Summit such a success. Our goal was to "blow our clients away" with the new event format, but it wouldn’t have worked so well without your guidance and leadership on the day. A number of our executives said that “One of the best things we did was hire Warwick for the day.” We had a vision of what we wanted and you took it and made it so much better - for us and our clients. As a high-tech company we are naturally focused on the technology. With your help, we were able to run a truly customer-centric event. Our clients were thrilled with the day. The energy in the room, the interactions and the relaxed laughter made a refreshing change from the more traditional events we have run in the past. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then you should be flattered. Two of our big name clients present on the day are now considering running their own upcoming corporate events in the same way that we did. Warwick, as you know maintaining someone’s attention for six hours straight is a challenging task. According to attendees, with your help, we were able to do that. We do and will continue to highly recommend you to others seeking a truly professional MC and communications specialist.
Warwick was a great asset as event host of Home Timber & Hardware Group's annual National Conference...in fact he completely nailed the job! Your work on the trade show floor not only added to the atmosphere on the day, but delivered real value to our exhibitors, particularly our sponsors, in helping drive sales and generate interest in the promotions of the day. I was particularly grateful how you addressed some of the issues that arose and took the hard line where necessary. This saved me a lot of grief and ensured the event ran smoothly. It was fantastic how you took direction and did what needed to be done without question. Warwick, the awards ceremony was where you shined. When it came to my attention that some of the upcoming slides needed to be corrected, with two minutes notice you effortlessly filled about five minutes on stage and then when indicated, you segued into the next part of the awards and no one noticed. Your ability to improv on stage under pressure was amazing. Your contribution to our National Conference has really raise the bar - in particular, you understood the brief, understood our business and executed effortlessly...sometimes with very little notice or direction. You were the perfect host for us, our suppliers and most importantly, our stores. Thank you so much and I look forward to working with you again.
I have seen Warwick MC on several occasions now and recently hired him for an event. WOW ?? he did not disappoint. Not only did he make sure he was clear on our goals & outcomes we wanted to achieve, it was like watching a genius at work on the night. He had the entire audience in the palm of his hand with a mix of highly amusing entertainment while also sticking to the topic & agenda. MAGIC! What is also worth mentioning, was the way in which he handled loaded questions from the audience that could have taken the event down a dark path. Warwick instantly recognised this possibility and in his 100% highly professional and relaxed leadership style, deflected the questions in a way that kept the event on track and the audience member still feeling heard. I can't even describe what he did properly because he was so seamless it was back on track before I had time to process. Simply Brilliant. This man is incredible.
Warwick 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 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.
Warwick 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.
Warwick 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.
Warwick 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 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.