What is a great MC? One who is prepared, engaged and enthusiastic, facilitating in real time, focused, proactive and paying attention, adding extra value, and highly skilled.
If you’re looking for a great MC, look no further than Jill Chivers – the Ultimate MC.
Prepared. As the ultimate MC at your event, Jill knows the event inside out. Her preparation is thorough and extensive – she knows what the event is all about, its vision and purpose, its theme, its outcome, its audience, its speakers. She knows how the event flows from before-the-beginning to after-the-end. Jill’s clients often say she knows their events better than they do – that’s how prepared she is.
Engaged and enthusiastic. As the ultimate MC, Jill is engaged and invested in your event. She cares about its success, because it’s her success too. Jill is upbeat and enthusiastic about the event and its purpose, and represents your event as an enthusiastic ambassador and host. She’s positive, inviting, friendly and warm, helping delegates, guests and speakers feel welcome.
Facilitating in real time. As the ultimate MC with an extensive corporate facilitation background, Jill is able to provide real-time theming between the speakers and their topics. She has a finely tuned ability to synthesize disparate information to create a coherent thread that connects all the content being delivered
Focused. As the ultimate MC, Jill notices what’s going on. She’s perceptive and tuned into the room, the audience, and the keynote speakers. She’s also paying attention to the practical and logistical details that make things run smoothly. Jill is focused exclusively and totally on the task at hand – being a great MC.
Proactive and paying attention. As the ultimate MC, Jill is proactive and makes sure she take pre-emptive action when she sees that it’s required. She doesn’t wait for things to happen then react to them – she’s paying attention to what’s going on at the event so she’s on top of things before they happen, and she’s quick to respond with what’s needed, when it’s needed.
Adding extra value. As the ultimate MC who is also an experienced presentation trainer and coach, Jill can work with less experienced presenters beforehand on the construction and composition of their keynote and their confidence and capability in delivering it.
Jill is also skilled in pre-conference preparation sessions including hosting a keynote speakers only session (in person or virtual) to create a sense of community and concordance prior to the event.
Jill is also a persuasive and skilled writer, and can craft compelling introductions (and re-work less fascinating ones) that make audiences sit on the edge of their seats, eager to hear what the speaker is about to share.
Highly skilled. Jill is highly skilled all the areas a master MC must be skilled in:
Jill Chivers is not only a master MC she is the ultimate host. She draws together all the experience, skill and expertise from her corporate career to make your event as great as it can be, as its ultimate host.
“Jill Chivers was the MC for a recent Pacific Rim Real Estate Conference at the University of the Sunshine Coast, involving a large and diverse audience drawn from 13 countries. Jill provided an outstanding service – very welcoming and inclusive with an eye to detail and a good comprehension of the nature of the conference and the outcomes required. I would recommend her highly.” Professor Mike Hefferan, Pro Vice Chancellor (Engagement), The University of the Sunshine Coast
“Jill is the ultimate professional. She fully understands the role of an MC and prepares for it. Her ‘performance’ had a formula: first ensure that you engage the audience and bring them in (closely), then remind them why they are here, highlight the sponsors, the speakers and keep focused on the objectives of the event – it was a perfect ‘drum roll’ to the main event and nothing about her – she makes space to allow the keynote speakers to shine. She had the audience entranced! Thank you Jill, you made us look great!” Dr Pamela Wardner, Office of Engagement, The University of the Sunshine Coast
“Thank you Jill for the wonderful job you did MCing our reunion event on the weekend. The gala dinner night was a great success, mostly due to you. Your professionalism at engaging everyone and showing such respect for all those present made the evening the success it was. So many present commented on how terrific you were as the MC and we enjoyed having you there. I would recommend you highly for the wonderful job you did. ”Rosie Forster, President WRAAF (Womens Royal Australian Air Force)