MC at TEDx Melb event @MECC 2012

My first TEDx experience was fantastic. It was hard work with lots of intros needing editing and plenty of background research but it was all worth it. While I’m very used to the corporate MC style, I’m not used to working to a crowd most with their heads deep in their iPads tweeting anything of interest! A couple of my asides were tweeted immediately. Hilarious!!

I really enjoyed the selection of speakers which included Shanaka Fernando from Lentil As Anything restaurants , Adam O’Donnell ex SAS member- now Leadership trainer and Helen Macdonald  the corporate optimist.

I enjoyed getting the crowd dancing for Joseph D’Souza’s arrival onto stage. Check out the pic!

TEDx Melbourne Crowd goes off!

 

Thanks to Adam Yeo for his great event and to Troy and Zara from Humour Australia for asking me to MC for them. (They are sensational MC’s by the was so it’s always a pleasure to fill in for them; you know the gig’s going to be great!)