Got an event coming up and need an MC?

Just as an orchestra is only as good as it's conductor, so an event is only as good as its the master of ceremonies.  Invest in the services of a professional Master of Ceremonies to ensure your event runs smoothly, that the atmosphere is set, your speakers are introduced and your guests are engaged.

Let Diana shine the spotlight on your speakers, and guide the audience on the journey you need.  She has experience with small intimate events and meetings.  Audiences of 50 - 300 at evening events are her speciality.  Each event is different in so many ways length, preparation time, number of people to introduce and audience.  

Diana is also trained to interview people and speak to camera.  She can interview your guests and introduce the event for a recording or live streaming.  She can organise a package that includes videoing, interviewing and editing of your event so you can use it for promotion, social media and attendee engagement. 


Contact her to discuss your needs, she can discuss a discount for charities and non profits, most events are a minimum of $500

Comments from Speech Marks and Diana at the Women In Property Leadership Summit in November 2017

"Hi Diana, I absolutely loved your presentation yesterday and you have made me realise that I need to do something about my struggles to speak up in meetings." Sian from Tramco

"Thank you Diana!" Catherine Goodwin Property

Audience feedback given to Liquid Learning the event organiser

  • Very helpful comments, well presented, incentive to do a public speaking course
  • Helpful tips about public speaking will be put into practice
  • Definitely, something that I'm interested in doing and getting better at

Keynote Speaker


"Diana really connected with the audience all the while being very funny" Cindy Bakewell Auckland Executive Club Member

Diana has a signature key note "Why women are still struggling to be heard?"

What is holding women back from speaking up at work in 2018?  More importantly how can they gain confidence?  With the current #metoo movement and a resurgence in the gender equity discussion and diversity, women's voice need to be heard.  Diana makes these issues more relevant and surmountable with her explanations of who this women that isn't speaking up is and how we can help her.

She can offer a female audience a key note on public speaking challenges and inspire them to step up her 'Public Speaking Staircase'. She addresses the 'public speaking - confidence circle' and simple methods to speak up and be heard.

Or to a mixed audience she carefully navigates the challenges some women face and how any manager or business can help.

"You are in the business of speaking to people" is Diana's keynote for women in network marketing business's and similar areas where speaking to people about their lives experiences, products and business opportunities are a cornerstone of their work.  Diana will give a fresh perspective, helpful hints, training reinforcement and inspiration for the network and multi level marketers.  With over 20 years in and around network marketing she can pull on real life experiences and lessons learnt.


Diana Thomson has been an MC for various events including two Go to Girl Events in Auckland, meetings of National Speakers Association, Auckland chapter and the panel moderator and MC for a Speaker Series on careers advice at her old school.  She speaks in front of audiences regularly with her largest being over 2000 at a National Conference.  Her keynote to the Property Council of New Zealand's Women in Property Group was well received in June 2017.


You made an immediate impact by the call to action to get us to support each other in business and start networking the room. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with other women.
— Joanne J - Women In Property

MC and Guest Speaker Packages

The Master of Ceremonies is an important role that can ensure an engaged audience and smooth event. The event organiser won't be a trained MC and the senior staff member often get it dumped on them.  If you want your event to run smoothly, and have your awards or speakers shine, if you want to ensure that the pace is kept up and the audience know what is happening, SpeechMarks can help.  We specialise in women's events and will give competitive packages for non profits and charities.

$500 for an hour event, prices will vary for each event.

Guest Speaker, Conference Keynote or Workshop

Speech Marks three Keynotes but can be altered at no extra cost to fit your specific needs

"Why Are Women Still Struggling to be Heard?"  40 mins

Forget "Leaning In" if we are to afraid to speak up for ourselves we aren't going to be heard and valued.  Why in this day of almost equal pay and opportunity are women still no keeping up with their male counterparts?  Speech Marks doesn't have all the answers but many of them are born from not speaking up. This a a thought provoking and sometimes uncomfortable presentation that is full of humour and challenges to women and men alike.

"Climbing the Public Speaking Stairs- the steps to the TED Talk" 30 minutes 

Public Speaking seems like an impossible mountain to climb.  Speech Marks break it down into bite sizes and turns the mountain into an easy staircase.

"You are in the business of speaking to people" Public Speaking essentials for Network Marketing (MLM) companies two hour presentation or mini workshop break out session.  This is also a great session for groups that want to learn more about Networking and how public speaking basic skills can be used to build up confidence.

Workshop break away or on stage examples can be incorporated into a keynote offer. 


 Diana as MC and panel moderator at a guest speaker series

Diana as MC and panel moderator at a guest speaker series