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About The Man in the Red Coat

Professional Toastmaster, Master of Ceremonies, Event Host, Moderator and Facilitator as well as Charity Auctioneer

For events to run smoothly and to time generally not only requires meticulous planning, but expert facilitation to make sure that delegates and guests are guided slickly and with ease throughout.

James Hasler, The Man in the Red Coat is just such a facilitator. With a background in performing arts and customer service he understands about tact, diplomacy and delivery in such a way that he guides all concerned through any event he is in command of using warmth, in a personable style and when required with authority. As such events run to time and nobody is in any doubt as what is going on.

So whether you have a fundraiser, quiz, formal dinner, or wedding of any kind James is just the person you need to make sure it is the success you wish it to be.

"My aim is always to make the host feel like a welcome guest at their own event!"

The Man in the Red Coat Q&A

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What do you love most about your job?

Every event I do is different and so as such I never get bored of the process. The best bit though, is that I get to work with such a wide variety of people which not only enriches my life, but means I get to have fun at work.
Doing what I do is a bit like flying an aeroplane. Most of the time you are cruising on autopilot, but there are always take offs and landings that need to be controlled as smoothly as possible, not to mention the occasional turbulence. However, flying is exhilarating and so is doing what I do.

What inspired you to start your own business?

A chance meeting with a man called Dan! Following an informal conversation he sent me to work for him for a week in Germany, fronting a show. Whilst there people came up and asked me what I was doing the following week. And so it began.
With over 25 years working for someone else doing jobs that just paid my bills I came to the conclusion why don't I do something that I enjoy and earn money at the same time. I now get to choose who I work with and when I work.

Why should our clients choose you?

Coming from a customer service and performing arts background I have the ability to adapt my delivery to just how you would like it. Many in my profession treat every job the same with regards to delivery. However, clearly a City dinner is not a wedding and should not be presented in the same way. I am tall, personable, warm, energetic and when required authoritative. I have the ability to pronounce and deliver difficult names with confidence and I am also a little younger than most of my peers, but not so young as to lack experience. I enjoy what I do and take pride in doing it to the highest standards. If I am smiling and happy, so will your event or training programme be.

The Man in the Red Coat Reviews

The Man in the Red Coat Reviews

Review of The Man in the Red Coat by Nick
5 07/06/2016

A pleasure to see TMITRC in action at a luncheon for the Aldgate Ward Club yesterday. Splendid work!

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Review of The Man in the Red Coat by Vijay Ray-Chaudhuri
2 months ago

Dear James

Thank you again for all that you did for us on our wedding day. Not only did you do your ceremonial roles perfectly but whenever something was about to go wrong all we had to do was give you a nod before you'd jump in and save the day.

It's not easy coralling 120+ guests around a venue as big as Froyle Park, but we managed to have 2 weddings and a great evening reception run like clockwork thanks to you.

My family has had the pleasure of your service and company at 2 of our weddings now and I am sure given your stellar reputation amongst our community that we will see each other again.

All the best and thanks again for all of your hard work.

Vijay & Shree

Vijay Ray-Chaudhuri
Review of The Man in the Red Coat by Reena Chakraborty
9 months ago

James was the toastmaster at my daughter’s wedding. He was absolutely brilliant! Everything went so smoothly because of him. So many of our guests were really impressed with him, that soon after 2 of our guests who were to be married a few months later hired him for their wedding ! We were organising another a Charity function and we all had to have James again! I strongly recommend James for any big event that you are organising. A toastmaster experience not to be missed!

Reena Chakraborty
Review of The Man in the Red Coat by Terry Saunders
1 year ago

James Hasler was Toastmaster at our Wedding at the Royal Berkshire Hotel in Ascot on 22nd August 2015, we first met him two months prior to discuss the requirements, both my wife and I felt in safe hands from the word go. James is professional and extremely well prepared with great guidance and support during the lead up to the day.

On the day James was at our venue well before guests arrived from the church to ensure all was ready for our arrival. We arrived at the venue in the wedding car to see James meeting and greeting guests and in turn which made us feel very special. He was absolutely amazing on the day and took all the stress away, we felt in safe hands. All the introductions and sequencing were fabulous and he was our point man for all the guests.

So many of our guests that we spoke to in the evening and after we returned from honeymoon were so complimentary of James, we could not have asked for better.

I would recommend James to anyone who has a wedding coming up as he just makes everything run like clockwork and his presence and involvement makes for a wonderful day for the bride, groom and all of the guests.

Thanks so much James

Tia & Terry Saunders

Terry Saunders
Review of The Man in the Red Coat by Emma Cole
11 months ago

James acted as toastmaster for our wedding at Northbrook Park, Farnham on 7th November. He was absolutely fantastic and ensured the day went very smoothly! I would highly recommend James to anyone, our day wouldn't have been the same without him.

Emma Cole
Review of The Man in the Red Coat by Agi Donovan
9 months ago

James confidently and competently managed a somewhat noisy room of over 1000 mortgage industry professionals and made sure that he had everyone's attention when necessary. I look forward to working with James again.

Agi Donovan
Review of The Man in the Red Coat by Mark Chivers Photography
11 months ago

James is by far the best toast master / MC i have worked with.
Friendly, amiable and polite, but able to command a room too make sure all your guests are in the right places at the right times, no matter what the event.
Always a pleasure to work with.

Mark Chivers Photography
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7 Stanstead Grove, London SE6 4UD, UK

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Charity Auctioneer

Running a successful charity fundraiser can rely on several things. Firstly those invited to be part of it need to be in a position to dig deep for your cause. Secondly if there is a live auction you need a lively and experienced charity auctioneer to help raise the bids to maximise your efforts. James Hasler was introduced into the world of auctioneering as far back as 1984 and has the energy to encourage all to play there part. However, what sets James apart is that he will not just run your live auction, but he will run your whole event for you, saving on employing 2 people.

Presentation Skills Training

Whether you are an individual whole wants a refresher or an organisation who values your employees and wishes to give them greater confidence in presenting then James Hasler of HaslerHill consulting and The Man in the Red Coat is just the person you need to inspire that confidence. Using experiential techniques James coaches the best out of teams and individuals to lift their abilities and give them greater presence and as such confidence in those places that they may otherwise feel are "unfriendly" or just a bit "scary".

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The Guild of International Professional Toastmasters

Guild Instruction and Fellowship

From October 2012 to November 2012.

This involved being trained extensively in etiquette, protocol and process of running 37 different types of formal function, from dinners to weddings, historical ceremonies to themed events. It required daily tests, a written exam and finally an aural exam instructed by each of the guild fellows. The result was a pass and subsequent fellowship within the Guild.

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