Michael Pope

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Australia - Vic

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A former TV host, Michael has been working in television and the corporate and comedy scene for over 25 years.  The industry's number one choice when it comes to TV Audience Warm-Up, he has worked on numerous shows from The Logies, Australian Idol, Dancing With The Stars, The Voice and many many more.

Michael brings that focus and energy of being first cab off the rank, into his corporate work as MC. Whether it's a conference, an Awards dinner, or a more relaxed 'golf day', Michael has the rare ability to turn a crowd into an audience.

With an infectious sense of fun, improvisation, tried and true 'routines' and one of the quickest wits in the business, Michael interacts with his audience to create the ultimate 'you had to be there' moment.

With his training and emphasis on improvisation and flexibility, Michael has mastered the ability to read an audience and deliver exactly what they want at the right time. He has performed for everyone from the 'man off the street' - to the Prime Minister, and is very conscious to treat them all the same; with respect and appreciation, so that everyone feels included.

If you need some guidance in the format of an event, Michael can also help out here. Having MC'd at hundreds of events over the years, his suggestions of what might work best for you can make the difference you're looking for. He will meet with organisers well in advance, and together create an event that guests will remember, often because of the 'you had to be there' nature of Michael's style.

Testimonials

I've had the pleasure of working with Michael Pope on a number of occasions and I consider him to be one of the most experienced and professional comperes, hosts, producers et al that I know. His interaction with people is fantastic and his public speaking is interesting, knowledgeable, humorous and reflects many years in the entertainment industry.
- BERT NEWTON - ENTERTAINER

We couldn't have asked for a better conference. We worked hard through a lot of heavy sessions & Michael kept it all flowing & used great techniques to highlight key messages in the most fun & entertaining ways. His unique skills helped make our conference work to its best - a true professional, flexible & easy to work with.
- RHEEM

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job you have done in hosting a variety of Master Builder's events over the years. The entertainment that you have provided our members, both at regional and state events, where numbers range from 150 to 600 has been outstanding. Michael your brilliant wit and wide repertoire has charmed the various audiences that have attended these events. From pre-function to stumps, you are always 'switched on'. Our guests speak highly of you well after the event. A true professional who is a delight to work with!
- BRIAN WELCH : EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - MASTER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

Michael's a true professional. He has the knack of commanding the attention of all the people in the room, can quickly convey to the audience the purpose of the function and what is expected of them as an audience. All this is done with authority and a wonderful sense of humor. Michael is a master of thinking on his feet and is always on hand to add more than required to make any event a great success.
- PAM BARNES: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - THE LOGIES

Just a quick note to let you know that Michael Pope stole the show on Saturday night - every single bit of feedback from guests has been that "Michael was the star"! He more than earned his keep on stage and they simply loved him! He is an absolute professional who reads his brief, does his homework and never misses a beat.
- AFI AWARDS - KERRY FREER EVENTS

Thanks for your fabulous performance - it really gave our evening the feel we were looking for. We've had great feedback - immediately after and continuing today. The general feeling was that people admired the fact we could poke fun at our industry, and not be so serious all the time. Your performance ensured our clients will be talking about our event today and in the future.
- HAY GROUP

Michael is a great MC, he was very easy to work with particularly because he did this event last year and knew the demographic of group. Michael was professional and kept the formalities running smoothly as well as entertaining the guests during a lengthy Awards presentation.
- FUJI XEROX

Thank you so much for a truly funny, witty and entertaining evening. Honestly, the feedback from the staff and management alike has been terrific. The prizes and funny activities put everyone in a great mood. You kept the night flowing and I was floored by your quick wit and constant funny gags. Thanks to your professionalism, everything just fell into place.
- THE FRANKLIN PRINTING GROUP

It was such a huge pleasure working with you Michael. Despite all the ongoing changes you remained calm, accommodating and on the ball. Nothing was ever a problem...a talent and attitude that made my role so much easier - THANK YOU! I really look forward to working with you again soon.
- VENABLES CREATING ENTERTAINMENT

Just to tell you we had a fabulous evening last night. Michael Pope worked like a charm, especially the "roving reporter" segment he did on the Vision truck with our Marketing Manager. It is hard to keep the audience's attention when it comes to product presentations, but Michael made it happen. I was very impressed with his professionalism and involvement in the night as if it was his own. Our mining manager said, "it sounded as if he knew what he was talking about"!
- MACK TRUCKS AUSTRALIA

I just wanted to say a belated thank you for the fantastic job that you did as 'MC' for the Restaurant & Catering Australia National Awards for Excellence. Your ability to entertain and maintain the interest of the audience ensured that the night was not the dry, predictable 'Awards' night that so often happens. Thank you for your guidance along the path and for the outstanding job that you did on the night.
- RESTAURANT & CATERING VICTORIA

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