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!
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!
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)
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!