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MC and Panel Facilitator

Need a polished, professional and personable MC or facilitator for your next conference? Look no further. The proof is in the pudding – read the testimonials and see what clients say.

A good MC needs a diverse set of skills.

Strength to hold the audience’s attention, authority to keep them engaged, and humour to keep them amused.

A good MC is the oil that keeps the conference running and on track. They should enhance, not dominate; illuminate not dictate.

Don’t risk your conference with an untried or inexperienced MC. The MC can make the event, or they
can break it.

Incidentally, Bernadette is not only a talented and skilled MC, she can also conduct a
keynote, offer a broad range of break-out sessions and facilitate a panel or Q and A session.

If your conference needs a multi-skilled MC who can handle a range of tasks, consider Bernadette for your
next event. The proof is in the pudding.  

Read the testimonials below to see what her happy clients had to say.


"Bernadette was MC at the tenth anniversary of our Women in Business Luncheon this year where we had 521 guests attend at The Australian Events Centre, Essendon Fields. Magda Szubanski was our guest speaker. We had a record attendance for the event. Bernadette did an excellent job in engaging with the audience and was most entertaining with a lovely blend of humour and important information throughout the event. Thanks to Bernadette's professionalism the event ran to schedule. I can highly
recommend Bernadette for any future speaking engagements."
Craig Skelton, Community Partnerships & Sponsorship Coordinator at Moonee Valley City Council

"ICN engaged Bernadette as our MC for the 2017 Manufacturing Showcase event which attracted 426 participants from Industry. Bernadette did an outstanding job, a mixture of informal and formal communication, highly professional and engaging. A great choice for MC and highly recommended looking for a talented MC."
Don Matthews, Executive Director at Industry Capability Network (ICN), Victoria

"Bernadette Schwerdt was the chair of the Associations Forum National Conference in 2016. We appreciated her thoughtful research and efforts to understand our organisation, and the professionalism that she bought to her role. Bernadette has an approachable, engaging and lively style which was well received by delegates and the organisers alike."
John Peacock, Associations Forum

"‘Bernadette’s detailed preparation, attention to detail and genuinely personable presentation skills meant that both our panelists and audience at Disrupters were fully engaged and comfortable throughout the event. She worked with my team to ensure a seamless transition from individual interviews to panel discussion to the audience Q & A and was professional and warm in her dealings with everyone. She also ensured the event stayed on schedule without ever appearing to rush and took
time to network with guests at the close of formalities. Highly recommended!’"
Amanda Pepe, Publisher, Solstice Media