Toastmaster Paul Deacon

People like me because I focus on looking after them. I have learnt the art of making a day special and tailored to a client’s needs. I am experienced enough to find out and analyse what my clients want and vary my performance appropriately on the day. At an event, I play a leading part of a team to ensure that everyone gives their best.

I have looked after charity dinners with their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, Prince Michael of Kent, and the Duke of Gloucester. I was the Toastmaster at the millennium night celebrations in Monaco in the presence of HSH Prince Albert of Monaco. I have worked with other members of the Royal Family in castles and palaces. At dinners, conferences and awards ceremonies I have looked after VIPs from Prime Ministers to Lord Mayors, from Lord-Lieutenants and High Sheriffs to conglomerate Presidents.

With British and international clients from Florida and Los Angeles to Hong Kong and Singapore, no other Toastmaster has travelled so far to look after such a wide range of over 1,000 events for so many dignitaries and celebrities - or visited as many prestigious venues and used as many languages. I can make announcements in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

In 2020, my full-day rate is £625. For a traditional English wedding reception lasting about six hours, plus one local or London planning meeting, the cost is about £525. However, I unfailingly talk to couples to be sure I know exactly what they want before I quote. My fee depends on when and where I am needed and for how long. Clients regularly tell me I should put my prices up!

Perhaps the value should be considered, rather than the cost. After all, how much is a bride happy to pay so that she can write something like this after her wedding?



“Thank you very much for making the day run so smoothly for us. We are well aware of all the running around you did in the background for us and are proud to say that thanks to you nothing went wrong on the day. Keep up the great work! And thank you for the little surprises throughout the day, and for being instrumental in getting our guests to say a few words on the video, which, by the way, you look and sound great on. And we are very impressed at how you manage to remember everyone's names. I hope we get the opportunity to use your services again in future, although not at a wedding of course!”

Toastmaster Paul Deacon
Toastmaster Paul Deacon
Chantry, Broomfield Hill, Great Missenden, HP16 9HT

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