“Make it Grand Workshop” in Toronto, Canada!

Liz Daley & Peter Merry share their expertise with Canadian DJs

Liz Daley and Peter Merry joined forces and shared their expertise teaching their two-day, 16-hour marathon training session for DJs and Masters of Ceremonies called “Make it Grand Workshop” in Toronto, Canada.

 

Welcome to Canada!

Dave Hastings, President of the Canadian Professional Disc Jockey Association picked Liz up at the airport along with Peter Merry who was already in town.  Liz was greeted with flowers!!!!  What a great way to be welcomed to another country!

Intense Training

The intimate class of six attendees got “lots of love” and “on their feet” training as Liz and Peter nurtured and guided each professional to improve their performance skills as Masters of Ceremonies.

Attendees practiced their “Opening Statements” to wedding guests:  getting constructive feedback from Liz, Peter and the rest of their peers.  They also wrote and delivered multiple variations of Wedding Party Grand Entrance Scripts.

The intense exercises gave all attendees immediately usable tools for their very next wedding!

Work Hard and Play Hard!

After working hard, everyone went out to eat at Yang’s Teppanyaki & Sushi in Concord, Ontario.

Bill James McElree even got to play with FIRE!!!!! (frightening, right?)

It’s not as easy as it looks! (to be a chef)

It’s not easy to flip food around on a hot grill. (as our chef so kindly allowed us to demonstrate with hilarious results)

It Takes Training!

A lot of training goes into the chef’s presentation.  First things first:  he must he be an expert at cooking food to everyone’s liking, but then begins the EXPERIENCE!  He must also engage, delight and entertain us!  We had an amazing experience!!!!  Why?  Because we had an EXPERT who was well-trained who clearly LOVED what he did and we all had a fantastic time because of our talented CHEF!

It’s not easy to be a Master of Ceremonies either!

It’s also not so easy to be a great Master of Ceremonies: guiding brides, grooms and their guests through an evening of formalities, fun and frivolity.  Just like the chef being able to cook, first things first:  we must be able to play music that everyone likes. Second, just like the chef, it is also our job to engage, delight and entertain our audiences. (and it’s the second part that really matters)

The best entertainers have talent, training and experience!

It was Peter’s and my pleasure to work with Bill James McElree, Dave Hastings, Leslie Tunnicliff, Ron Finlay, Gerald Hood and David Browne.  Each of these wonderful people truly love what they do and it shows at every wedding.

Click below to see what the folks in Canada had to say about the workshop!

 

 

Keep Learning!  Keep Growing! Share your Heart and Talent!

Liz DaleyThe Fun Wedding Gal

Liz Daley Events

The Fun Wedding Experts.com

Liz Daley is the owner of Liz Daley Events, a boutique entertainment company that promises dramatically different results.  She works with brides and grooms to create Classic, Fun and Memorable wedding receptions. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Boston Conservatory of Music, she is a Wedding Entertainment Director™ and the National President of the Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild™ and an Accredited Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is currently co-teaching an educational workshop for Wedding DJs and Masters of Ceremonies entitled, “Make It GRAND!”

 

 

Liz Daley attends Meghan Ely’s “Illuminate-The Workshop” in Richmond, VA

Megan Ely’s “sold out” and highly successful “Illuminate -The Workshop” brought together wedding vendors from all across the Commonwealth for an intense “half-day” education session.

Jayne Hallock, Editor-in-Chief of WedLock Magazine shared “Bite Size Marketing”

Arik Cullen, Director of Catering at The Westin Richmond and Vice-President of NACE Richmond shared “Effective Sales Strategies for the Wedding Professional”.

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting shared her insight on “Pricing and Negotiation with Brides”.

Meghan is definitely proving herself to be one of the best at creating amazing education opportunities for wedding professionals!

I, for one, will absolutely attend anything she puts together….because I know without a doubt that it will be worth every penny!

 

Liz Daley

Liz Daley Events

Liz Daley is the owner of Liz Daley Events, a boutique entertainment company that promises dramatically different results. She works with brides and grooms to create Classic, Fun and Memorable wedding receptions. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Boston Conservatory of Music, she is a Wedding Entertainment Director™ and the National President of the Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild™ and an Accredited Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is currently co-teaching an educational workshop for Wedding DJs and Masters of Ceremonies entitled, “Make It GRAND!”

Liz Daley attends “The Entertainment Experience” in Minneapolis, MN

Liz Daley of  Liz Daley Events attended Bill Hermann’s new workshop called The Entertainment Experience in Minneapolis, MN  on March 20, 2011.

He awarded each attendee with a “Creative License” and I could not have been more proud to receive mine.

Bill is an unrivaled Master of Ceremonies and one of my closest friends.

If you are a wedding entertainer, this workshop is not to be missed.

 

Do whatever you need to do in order to attend the next rendition of The Entertainment Experience.

You will be glad you did!

Liz Daley

Liz Daley Events

Liz Daley is the owner of Liz Daley Events, a boutique entertainment company that promises dramatically different results. She works with brides and grooms to create Classic, Fun and Memorable wedding receptions. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Boston Conservatory of Music, she is a Wedding Entertainment Director™ and the National President of the Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild™ and an Accredited Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is currently co-teaching an educational workshop for Wedding DJs and Masters of Ceremonies entitled, “Make It GRAND!”

Make It GRAND! Workshop – Richmond, Virginia

Historic Mankin Mansion was home to the first “Make It GRAND!” workshop featuring the talents of author and international motivational speaker, Peter Merry and National W.E.D.Guild President, Elisabeth Scott Daley.  Participants spent 16+ hours diligently working in an intimate and safe environment as they pushed themselves to the next level guided by both Peter and Liz.  Detailed, hands-on attention was given to all attendees as they were encouraged  to combine humor, creativity, sound clips, music  and more while engaging their  audience as the Master of Ceremonies during Grand Entrances!

Liz Daley

Liz Daley Events
Liz Daley is the owner of Liz Daley Events, a boutique entertainment company that promises dramatically different results. She works with brides and grooms to create Classic, Fun and Memorable wedding receptions. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Boston Conservatory of Music, she is a Wedding Entertainment Director™ and the National President of the Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild™ and an Accredited Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants. She is currently co-teaching an educational workshop for Wedding DJs and Masters of Ceremonies entitled, “Make It GRAND!”