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Last update: November 2023

Flavia McDonald is an award winning professional toastmaster based in London, England. Flavia is a member of the Circle of Toastmasters, and her unique blend of professionalism and fun makes her a great favourite at weddings and other special occasions. Flavia will organise everything perfectly, ensuring that your special day runs smoothly. Flair and laughter are also hallmarks of her approach. Flavia has won public speaking awards. She knows how to create a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, perfect for making wonderful wedding memories that no one present will ever forget. Please do not hesitate to reach out for further information.

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100% Recommended by couples
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Nyuito A. Sent on 17/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So many compliments from our guests about Flavia- Fantastic Toastmaster

We hired Flavia to be the toastmaster for our wedding reception and she was brilliant. She was there early to meet the staff at the venue and get familiar with the layout and once we all arrived she managed the order of events expertly.

She was instrumental in how smooth the day went and dealt with any small issues (without us even knowing!). It took a lot of stress out of the day knowing that she was on top of everything.

Post-wedding we've had multiple people comment on the great job she did and how orderly everything was. She was professional, polite and was able to command the room when needed without being overbearing.

Would 100% recommend Flavia for anyone else needing a toastmaster.
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Peter G. Sent on 29/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Flavia

We couldn't have asked for a better toast master for our wedding. Flavia was professional, charming and punctual - she put our guests at ease and took the time in the run up to our wedding to truly get to know us and what we needed. We would recommend her to anyone!
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Donna Sent on 06/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A superb toastmaster!

Flavia, I honestly cannot thank you enough for making our wedding reception perfect from start to finish. Not only did you make everyone feel cared for and special, but you also made the day flow effortlessly by displaying excellent qualities as a toastmaster: poise, a sense of humour and confidence. From the moment I contacted Flavia, she worked with me to ensure that everything was set up correctly and the guests were in the right place at the right time. She provided guidance on the formal wedding speeches required so that the speakers could do rehearsals, get feedback and make adjustments to their presentations. Flavia also suggested that the toasts were done with wine, in particular champagne and on the day she proposed toasts at the right time, calling upon everyone to fill their glasses which provided a delightful atmosphere. I was thrilled to see that my guests were wined, dined, and entertained by this spectacular toastmaster. And her red tailcoat added to the grandness of getting married!
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Michelle Sent on 07/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The unflappable Lady in Red

(Almost) every bride's nightmare happened on the day as just as the ceremony started there was a thunderous racket - later we learned a guest had fallen down the stairs (they were fine incidentally save from hurt pride) but at the time we thought it was a reckoning of the gods. Flavia controlled the situation and made sure that we were able to proceed without fuss. I don't know what we would have done without her. She added a touch of class and elegance to the day and it wasn't an easy task we gave her as we had a lot going on throughout the day (guest calamity aside). She truly was a wonderful addition to our wedding party. Thank you so much again! I would highly recommend Flavia to all.
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J Sent on 03/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommended

I just wanted to take this time to thank you on behalf of myself, my husband and all our guest for the manor and way you conducted our Wedding in your capacity as Toast master.

Firstly your attire was Spectacular, we did not expect you to look so Professional in your attire, you made our guest feel that they were Special with your greeting and the way they were escorted to their seating.

You spoke clearly, made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Everyone could hear what you had to say and there were moments where they cheered you and even gave you a standing ovation at the end as a thank you for such a great evening.

You made sure that everything went smoothly and if anything went wrong you made sure that it was dealt with there and then without the wedding party having to get involved.

You were organised and made sure that the speeches were timely and that everyone who wanted to say something had the opportunity to do so.
Many of our guests where highly appreciative of you and said they would definitely use your services when the occasion arises.

As a friend I also want to say that I’m so proud of you getting this far in your career and that anything I can do to support and promote you as an Excellent Toast Master I will do.
Thank you for putting that extra touch to our wedding and making it that bit more “Extra Special”
I can see now why they insist that you wear your Jacket “Amazing” and it just makes the guests go “Whoa”.
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Judy Sent on 03/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Extremely Impressed

We were extremely impressed with Flavia’s organisational skills and planning for this very special event. Prior to the event Flavia met with the key family members responsible for organising the day on more than one occasion, and she accompanied us to visit the venue so that she could be aware of the logistics for the day. She worked with the family in drawing up the timetabled programme for the day.
When the day came Flavia arrived well ahead of time to liaise with family members and caterers so that the latter knew exactly when the food had to be served. Flavia demonstrated her ability to exercise flexibility to accommodate some last minute changes to the programme.
Flavia’s role was critical to ensuring the day ran smoothly and for which our family are eternally grateful. Flavia provided a highly professional service and she was very warm and kind to everyone. We would strongly recommend her service, and would not hesitate to use her again.
Thank you Flavia for making our Dad’s 90th such a special occasion.
May your service and work in this area be continually blessed.
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Anonymous Sent on 03/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A heart felt thanks

We found Flavia on the official Toastmasters website and began corresponding regarding her officiating our wedding. We met prior to our special day to discuss the timetable which Flavia helped in planning out a more streamlined day. On the day of our wedding she was instrumental in making sure everything was running on time, people were where they needed to be and updating our guests of the proceedings. At the culmination of her duties our guests were full of praise for her professionalism, several of them requested her details which we were happy to provide. From myself and Brenda we would like to say a heartfelt thanks for making our day memorable for all the right reasons, as it would not have been the day it was without your presence.
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Verna Sent on 03/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A touch of class

OH MY GOSH... What an awesome celebration my sister's 70th birthday was. Flavia's professionalism as a Toastmaster was very impressive, she made the evening run smoothly while adding a touch of finesse, flair and panache. If you want to make your celebration special I wholeheartedly recommend Flavia. She will add a touch of class and make your special occasion even more special. Thank you so much Flavia
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Anonymous Sent on 26/09/2019

Wedding at Gilwell Park, Chingford, London

We found Flavia on the official Toastmasters website and began corresponding regarding her officiating our wedding. We met prior to our special day to discuss the timetable which Flavia helped in planning out a more streamlined day. On the day of our wedding she was instrumental in making sure everything was running on time, people were where they needed to be and updating our guests of the proceedings. At the culmination of her duties our guests were full of praise for her professionalism, several of them requested her details which we were happy to provide. From myself and Brenda we would like to say a heartfelt thanks for making our day memorable for all the right reasons, as it would not have been the day it was without your presence.

Mr & Mrs George
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Anonymous Sent on 07/08/2019

90th birthday thanksgiving at st dunstan's college

Our family recently hosted a 90th birthday Thanksgiving celebration for our father. We had over 130 guests primarily from our church. We commissioned Flavia McDonald a Red Jacket Toastmaster to conduct our affairs.

We were extremely impressed with Flavia’s organisational skills and planning for this very special event. Prior to the event Flavia met with the key family members responsible for organising the day on more than one occasion, and she accompanied us to visit the venue so that she could be aware of the logistics for the day. She worked with the family in drawing up the timetabled programme for the day.

When the day came Flavia arrived well ahead of time to liaise with family members and caterers so that the latter knew exactly when the food had to be served. Flavia demonstrated her ability to exercise flexibility to accommodate some last minute changes to the programme.

Flavia’s role was critical to ensuring the day ran smoothly and for which our family are eternally grateful. Flavia provided a highly professional service and she was very warm and kind to everyone. We would strongly recommend her service, and would not hesitate to use her again.

Thank you Flavia for making our Dad’s 90th such a special occasion.

May your service and work in this area be continually blessed.

Judy Clements OBE
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Anonymous Sent on 15/07/2019

70th Birthday Party at Belair House, Dulwich

OH MY GOSH... What an awesome celebration my sister's 70th birthday was. Flavia's professionalism as a Toastmaster was very impressive, she made the evening run smoothly while adding a touch of finesse, flair and panache.

If you want to make your celebration special I wholeheartedly recommend Flavia. She will add a touch of class and make your special occasion even more special. Thank you so much Flavia????

Verna Duncan
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Anonymous Sent on 15/07/2019

Fresh Connections 2nd Anniversary Networking Mixer

It was an absolute pleasure having Flavia as our toastmaster for our 2nd Anniversary event, Flavia's communication with us and the speakers prior to the event was fantastic which gave us a peace of mind knowing that everything would run smoothly. Flavia set the tone perfectly which was exactly what we wanted. Both her professionalism and capabilities to hold the event together made her a delight to work with.

Thank you for everything. You were fabulous!"

Nicole Pinkney Founder, Fresh Connections Business Network
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Anonymous Sent on 15/07/2019

Surprise 80th Birthday Celebration

The service Flavia offered was an organised, inventive way of approaching such an occasion, with all the requirements needed to present a celebration to remember.

Flavia spent a lot of time getting to know my mother's history and personality which was evident with her humour and attention to detail.

?The hospitality and professionalism we received was second to none.

I highly recommend Flavia's new and amazing way of presenting personal and professional events.

Sue Glasgow
London
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Anonymous Sent on 15/07/2019

Business Networking Growth & London Event

Flavia McDonald kindly hosted the Black Business Networking Growth & London Event. She used her expertise as an accomplished Toastmaster to ensure the smooth running of the event. She masterfully introduced all the speakers to the audience and with her wit and charm ensured that they felt comfortable and at ease. Her warm personality kept the audience engaged and relaxed enabling them to get the best out of the networking evening.

It is obvious that Flavia is great at what she does and knows how to hold an audience's attention. I will definitely be asking Flavia to host another of my future events.

Adetayo Idowu
Director, Ebonyline.ne
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Anonymous Sent on 15/07/2019

Wedding in Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Firstly your attire was Spectacular, you to looked so Professional in your attire, made our guest feel that they were Special with your greeting and the way they were escorted to their seating.

You spoke clearly, made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Everyone could hear what you had to say and there were moments where they cheered you and gave you a standing ovation at the end as a thank you for such a great evening.

You made sure that everything went smoothly and if anything went wrong you made sure that it was dealt with there and then without the wedding party having to get involved.

You were organised and made sure that the speeches were timely and that everyone who wanted to say something had the opportunity to do so.

Many of our guests where highly appreciative of you and said they would definitely use your services when the occasion arises.

Thank you for putting that extra touch to our wedding and making it that bit more “Extra Special”Thank you

Mr & Mrs Brown Brown
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