Dynamic MC and Presentation Skills Speaker / Trainer
Andrew Klein is a dynamic, educational, thoroughly entertaining and extremely thought-provoking MC, presentation skills trainer and keynote presenter.
Using a mix of professionalism, light humour, audience interaction and lots of prior research, Andrew has hosted, facilitated, trained and team-built at countless events, conferences, awards dinners and road shows for a wide variety of companies, associations and organisations.
Such is Andrew’s charm, warmth, and talent that many of his clients use him year in/year out to MC their conferences. Indeed, to some, he has become part of their conference ‘family’ – so familiar does he become with the company culture, jargon and personalities. In fact, on countless occasions delegates have told Andrew that they felt he actually worked for the company, so good was his knowledge and understanding of their industry, jargon, the key people and so on.
As a former litigation lawyer, with many years of experience in public speaking, acting, improvisation and corporate training, Andrew has a great ability to adapt to vastly different audiences. He has worked extensively in the Asia-Pacific region with groups, large and small, in countless industries and professions.
In his presentation skills sessions, Andrew brilliantly pinpoints some of the key areas where corporate presenters can improve the design, structure and delivery of their pitches and presentations. So, whether you present to one person, a small group or a large audience and whether you are a regular ‘talker’ or not, Andrew’s highly entertaining and interactive presentation will invigorate, educate, entertain and inspire your own performance style
His corporate clients include Ernst & Young, MLC, Minter Ellison, Dymocks, Wella NSW Health, IBM, Allianz, Financial Planning Assoc, Westpac, EMC, Suncorp, Aged Care Association Australia, Bayer Healthcare, AGL, Telstra and BT, to name just a few.
Andrew has just hosted our annual franchisee conference for the 4th year running…and we wouldn’t use anyone else! And it’s not just his ability to MC – which he does brilliantly - but his homework on the speakers and willingness to be involved in activities, to the point where he is now ‘one of us’. His humour (always appropriate to the audience) is also appreciated. Surveys of our franchisees and staff consistently rate him 9 out of 10 (he’d be a 10 but we don’t want him getting a big head!) with one commenting ‘How good is this guy???’ To answer the question – he is good, very good.
-Howards Storage World
Once again, the decision to have Andrew MC our National Dealers Conference has paid off in many ways. The delegates’ feedback was better than ever before due mainly to the level of professionalism mixed with humour that Andrew adds to an event. Andrew worked with the management team well in advance to plan the finer details and throughout the 3 day conference spent many hours ensuring the delegates were getting real value for money from their conference. The tone that Andrew set through his expertise allowed us to focus on the real issues facing our group.
-AGL Retail Energy
We have now worked with Andrew many times, in fact ever since he had hair!! Over this time, we have been delighted with the professionalism, intellect, humour, passion and energy that he has been able to deliver and engage to the various audiences. Andrew is amazingly quick-witted, can deliver a funny anecdote about the night before and then host a serious business panel with professionalism and enthusiasm. Andrew’s warmth both on and off the stage has seen him adopted by our franchisees and his humour and communication is always tasteful and inclusive of everyone in the room. To get an audience to feel part of one team, have fun, and also deliver key messages, Andrew has proven to be an asset at all of the conferences for which we have worked together.
Andrew, your presentation ‘How To Awe Them Not Bore Them' was just fantastic. You kept me engaged throughout your entire delivery which was very interesting and highly interactive. The points you touched on regarding public speaking were 100% spot on. I have to say your presentation was the best I have witnessed. You were very 'natural' and 'real' - where others try to make it like a formal presentation you made it look like you were talking to a group of friends and we were absorbing every minute of it.
-Westpac Banking Corporation
Definitely the most engaging, informative and helpful presentations skills session I have attended! Andrew's presentation was hugely entertaining, fun, and packed with practical tips on how we can become more effective communicators and presenters. Importantly, Andrew understood our business and the key issues we face in presenting information to our clients and tailored the session to focus on the key things that can really help us. I have attended several presentation skills courses in the past, but this is one which has actually already made a difference to the quality of my presentations!
-Ernst & Young
I would have absolutely no hesitation as describing Andrew as the best corporate host I ever worked with in more than 12 years of running corporate functions in Australia and Britain. Grand praise indeed, but absolutely deserved! Andrew’s preparation for this event was just fantastic. He went out of his way both prior to and during the conference to understand our organisation and culture, and used this knowledge to unite the speakers and the audience, and build a fantastic, collaborative atmosphere and rapport amongst a group of more than 260 employees, the majority of whom had never met.
Within seconds of commencing you turned a room of 150 semi-sceptics into enthusiastic participants. Your energy & enthusiasm, not to mention fun activities won them over and set our conference off to a great start. People immediately relaxed and the 'Oh no not another conference' feeling was immediately dissipated. Your humour and ability to engage the team made the conference one of the best ever held by us.
Andrew brought an exceedingly professional and entertaining style to his role as MC at our Aged Care Assessment Program conference. We were delighted with his ability to engage the audience from the beginning and then sustain such a high level of positive energy throughout the whole conference. Both conference delegates and presenters have commended Andrew on the wonderful rapport he developed with his audience - a rapport that generated an extremely interactive and fun response.