MC & Keynote Speaker
Darren Isenberg is an exceptionally professional and motivated MC who is renowned for keeping delegates engaged and entertained with his warmth, wit and wonderful wordplay.
His appeal is not based on any fame or celebrity – rather, he is highly sought-after because he is absolutely outstanding at what he does. With his down to earth, easy-going personality, Darren is great to work with, meticulously presented, incredibly organised and able to take change in his stride.
Darren conducts his own research and prepares his own presentations, ensuring his clients’ key messages are smoothly integrated. His introductions are sprinkled with interesting facts and just the right amount of appropriate humour to keep delegates intrigued and energized.
An outstanding ad-libber, interviewer, facilitator and moderator, for repeat clients (conference program permitting), he often gets in touch with delegates to put together entertaining presentations on the highlights of their past year.
Darren’s expertise lies in creating a conference room in which delegates learn more and care more… in creating awards nights where attendees tune in for more than just the segment involving their award category.
Darren can also provide captivating keynotes, facilitate panels and design and run team-building activities. As a former teacher, he knows for sure that education doesn’t occur by simply sitting people sit in front of a speaker, he is passionate about uplifting the effectiveness of education in the corporate world.
Darren has spoken at over 700 conferences, award nights, roadshows and special events. His long list of clients is testimony to his exceptional talent – among them are ANZ; Barbeques Galore; Engineers Australia; Hyundai; Nestle; NRMA; and Wrigley. Darren was one of a select few facilitators on the Qantas ‘Stepping Up’ program, which helped transformed the national airline after record-making losses. Corporates; industry associations; and franchise groups all appreciate and admire his talent.
Darren Isenberg speaks about:
- Individual influence – Seven ways to improve your positive influence, and one big reason why
- Presentation skills – Standing out when standing up
- Motivation and life priorities – 25 days: how the toughest of times unearthed the most amazing life lessons
- Finding passion – Love what you do
Darren offers a free two-hour presentation skills coaching session prior to any conference booked through Celebrity Speakers, for which he will be MC for at least one full day. Additionally, his Conference Continuing Commitment Co-ordinator service, as part of his role as MC, helps ensure key messages and motivations gained at the conference are enduring months down the track.
Darren, your professionalism, enthusiasm, humour and ability to read the moment and deliver the right words at precisely the right time left all the attendees unanimously voting you at the best MC to have graced their stage. Personally I appreciated your attention to detail and thorough preparation, your willingness to adapt when we needed to change and the time and effort you spend getting to know the attendees. You are an unofficial member of the Mobile Lending family and made our first decision regarding next ye
-ANZ Mortgage Group
Without question, Darren was the best MC I have ever used for a conference. Darren exceeded everyone's expectations ... mine (the conference manager), the audience, the speakers and the sponsors. It was obvious that Darren put a huge amount of preparation into his scripts which continually produced an eruption of laughter and cheers from the audience. The result was a smooth and seamlessly flowing agenda that kept the audience’s attention, motivation and importantly attendance from Day One through until Day Three. I only wish we had used Darren to his full potential which I have been told goes beyond the traditional role of a master of ceremonies.
The introductions created the perfect energy for each speaker. He was also brave enough to provide an extremely humorous introduction to our CEO Ralph Norris, which was hugely appreciateds. Darren had an innate ability to seamlessly knit the sessions and days together - maintaining an air of enthusiasm and lifting concentration levels whenever they drifted. He certainly had an impact on the success of the conference.
-RBS, Service Delivery & Improvement Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Darren's brief for our event was a combination of MC and facilitator. He switched between both brilliantly and nailed them. Darren was very quickly in tune with the objectives of the event and seamlessly integrated his style and approach with our content and other facilitators to help deliver the desired outcomes. His summary at the end of the conference was perfect and couldn't have been better if we had scripted it ourselves. Our event would have been far inferior without Darren's contribution.
-Risk Advisory Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
The highlights were the way you ran the morning exercises (Chairobics), the National Brokers Group National Anthem that you wrote and had us all sing and your fast off-the-cuff wit. In each case your speaker introductions were clever and entertaining and they, along with your quick retorts to speakers and the audience, and always being available to adjust the agenda and for last minute changes, all surpassed my expectations.
-National Brokers Group Pty Ltd
As the conference's MC you managed to keep our audience alert and energised throughout several intense business sessions. The workshop debrief showcased your interview and facilitation skills, where you made a seemingly difficult task into an easy one using your intelligence, quick wit and intuition.
-Retail Banking Services, Commonwealth Bank
You are the best MC I have encountered in my 15 years of event organising.
-Australian Exhibition Services
We really enjoyed Darren hosting our promotional event. He was very easy to deal with and best of all did a great job of entertaining the crowd and keeping them interested. Darren was quick witted and earned lots of laughs. We were really impressed with the job Darren did.
You did a fantastic job and everyone here was very pleased with your work. Even some of the comments in the feedback noted that ‘the emcee was hilarious”.