Professional MC Lyndsey Douglas

Clients engage our director to provide professional interviewing, hosting and emceeing for symposiums and conferences. If you're emceeing an upcoming function, here is twenty pieces of advice that will put you in good stead.

Writers Who's guide to emceeing events

Writers Who's director Lyndsey Douglas acts as a professional MC, facilitator and host for a range of organisations and events.

Writers Who acts as a professional MC for a range of organisations.

Having expertly navigated a range of prestigious emcee and hosting roles, showcasing a deep commitment to preparation and understanding of the agricultural industry, Writers Who's Lyndsey Douglas is well regarded talent in rural and regional Australia. Speaking to small audiences of under 100 people at conferences or via online webinars through to major events like Sydney Royal Easter Show with an audience of more than a million people, Lyndsey is adaptable and well-researched.

As a trained journalist, Lyndsey brings a unique blend of professionalism and insight to her work, skillfully performing the roles of a facilitator, emcee, and commentator for a wide range of prominent agricultural and rural entities including AgriFutures, Agricultural Institute of Australia, Beef Australia, Paraway Pastoral Co, Australian Wagyu Association, Rural Aid, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australian Wool Innovation, Royal Agricultural Societies in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Melbourne. Committed to agriculture, Lyndsey was the NSW Rural Ambassador, Champion of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, chairman of AWI woolgrower consultation panel, and a founding director of Ag Shows Australia.

You can book Lyndsey through Talent Stable.

AgriFutures interview series
Paraway Pastoral Co. annual conference
Australian Wagyu Association annual conference
Sydney Royal Easter Show main arena

"I have had the pleasure of working with Lyndsey over a number of years across a range of events. Most recently she was the MC for the Agricultural Shows of Australia's inaugural conference. Lyndsey is a very friendly and approachable individual, a great advantage when it comes to planning an event. She is quick to respond to an email, easy to talk to when it comes to the details and happy to ask for more information when she needs it."
"She is a well informed and eloquent speaker, she covers all necessary information and completes all the preparatory works to be across the subject matter, be it a Show, a guest speaker or a finalist in a competition. She has a wonderfully vibrant personality and a passion for what she does, which shines through when she's on the mic, ensuring all your guests are engaged."
"Lyndsey is a true professional with a knack for interviewing and ensuring that all those involved with an event get the most from their experience. I highly recommend Lyndsey for your next show or event!"

Our director's experience in emceeing, delivering workshops and facilitating discussions includes:

  • Department of Primary Industries (NSW) Biosecurity Conference
  • Australian Wagyu Association annual conference WagyuEdge
  • Rural Aid co-host and co-producer of year-long webinar series
  • EvokeAG (conducting 200+ filmed interviews)
  • AgriFutures host of EvokeAG interview series
  • Paraway Pastoral annual conference
  • Co-host and co-producer of upcoming Beef TV in Rockhampton
  • Agricultural Institute of Australia journal launch function
  • Agricultural Shows Australia conferences
  • Queensland Ag Shows conferences
  • AgShows NSW conferences
  • Ray White Rural conferences
  • McGrath Rural workshops
  • City of Whittlesea Council host of education series
  • Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (Sydney Royal Easter Show; the largest ticketed event in Australia) for over ten years in various roles including main ring announcer
  • Royal Queensland Show ("Ekka") as the first-ever female main announcer in their 140+ year history
  • Royal Adelaide Show as livestream host and main ring announcer
  • Canberra Royal Show main ring announcer
  • Melbourne Royal Show main ring announcer, as well as emcee for gala balls, media events, awards nights
  • Many regional and rural shows including Roma Show, Callide Valley (Biloela) Show, Alpha Show, Emerald Show, Springsure Show, Capella Show, Orange Show, Sunshine Coast Show, Mudgeeraba Show, Camden Show, Condobolin Show, Kiama Show, Royal Bathurst Show, Kempsey Show, Nowra Show, Narrabri Show, Young Show, Pittsworth Shows et al

Meanwhile, if you're emceeing an event for the first, we can train you to ensure it's a roaring success. Some of the core responsibilities of an emcee:

  • Prepare thoroughly by researching the conference, speakers, and attendees.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the conference schedule and flow.
  • Write a script that introduces each speaker and the topic of their presentation.
  • Practice your script and delivery to ensure a smooth and confident emceeing style.
  • Use a microphone and make sure it is properly adjusted and tested before the conference begins.
  • Be punctual and start each session on time.
  • Be professional and dress appropriately for the occasion.
  • Engage the audience with warm and welcoming body language.
  • Use a clear and engaging speaking voice, and speak at an appropriate pace.
  • Be mindful of the time and ensure that each presentation stays on track and ends on time.
  • Introduce each speaker with relevant and interesting information about them.
  • Keep the audience engaged by asking questions, making jokes, and using other techniques to keep their attention.
  • Be adaptable and able to think on your feet in case of any unexpected events or changes to the schedule.
  • Use visual aids and networking games to keep the audience engaged.
  • Be prepared to handle any technical difficulties that may arise.
  • Provide a smooth transition between presentations and sessions.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude throughout the conference.
  • Be responsive to the audience's needs and feedback.
  • Be gracious and thank the speakers and attendees for their participation.
  • Follow up with the speakers and attendees after the conference to thank them for their involvement and to gather feedback on the event.

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