As a Master of Ceremonies, Sidd is an event planners dream come true.
Event planners love him because he is a certified Project Management Professional that has emceed and coordinated over 70 events with an average of 250 attendees per event.
Staff love him because he knows so much about presentation technology that he is a safety net if they get in over their head. He has provided advanced technical support for a 3 day technology conference with over 100 speakers.
Speakers love him because he knows what speakers need and how to set them up so they can deliver at their best.
Hosts love him because he knows how to prevent disasters, minimize mistakes and put a professional polish on any event.
Audiences love him because he is funny, playful, inclusive, engaging and inventive.
What they don’t know is that Sidd uses a great deal of research and planning, humor and psychology to insure EVERYONE get their money’s worth.
He has introduced many luminaries in business, science, communication and engineering to audiences as large as 1,600 people.
Here are a few:
|Steve Wozniak||Co-founder of Apple Computer,
Inventor of the Personal Computer
|Steven Cooper||CIO of US Dept. of Commerce,
First CIO of US Dept. of Homeland Security,
CIO of American Red Cross
|H. Martin Lancaster||Former US Congressman, Special Asst. to the President,
President of NC Community College System
|Pat Schambach||President, Nortel Government Sector,
Former CIO of US Transportation Security Administration
|Dr. Alfred Aho||Former VP of Bell Labs,
Chair of Columbia University, Computer Science Department
|S. M. Gavai||Council General of India|
|Bonnie Hancock||Former President of Progress Energy|
|Dr. John Gilligan||Vice Chancellor, North Carolina State University|
|Mark Adams||Coach, ESPN Commentator|
|Dottie Walters||Professional Speaker, Author of Speak and Grow Rich|
|Barrett Joyner||President, SAS North America|
|Armistead Sapp||Senior Vice President of R&D, SAS|
|Dilip Abayasekara||International President, Toastmasters International|
|Rick Jakle||President of National Speakers Association|
|P.K. Agarwal||CEO of TiE Global
Former CTO of the State of California
|Sandy Costa||Attorney, Public Speaker
Former President and COO of Quintiles Transnational
|Nitin Pradhan||CEO Launch Dream, LLC
Former CIO of US Dept. of Transportation
|Ajit Sivadasan||VP and General Manager
|Jock Elliott||2011 World Champion of Public Speaking
Record 6 times as World Championship finalist
|Mark McClear||Vice President of Engineering, Cree|
|Dr. David Pulman||Former President, GlaxoSmithKline|
|Marshall Brain||Founder of HowStuffWorks.com, Director of the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NCSU, Author|
“You stood out from among the many ’emcees’ I have observed over the years because you found the right blend of attention to detail, elegance and humor … I hope that you continue to user your very considerable verbal skills, humor, and talent to delight speakers and audiences everywhere”Dr. Dilip Abayasekara, DTM, AS
“I really want to thank you very much for the work you put into being MC for the[Annual Event]. Your experience … gave the event real polish and I really appreciate it.”Allan Mills, MPM, PMP
“Sidd was the emcee for Startup Grind Triangles first annual conference. We asked him about a week before the event and you would have never known based on how well prepared he was. He was very professional and kept the conference running smoothly. Plus, he had some pretty good jokes 😉 He even got my 9 year old daughter to do a pitch in front of our audience!
Amazing job by Sidd and I would recommend him to speak or emcee any event.”
Follow up: My daughter “enjoyed it, but was playing it like [it was] no big deal. Months later, … My wife is doing a craft show for her signs and my daughter asked if she could go and do a pitch in front of the crowd!”Mark Bavisotto
“Sidd Chopra … did an outstanding job serving as master of ceremonies at the [TechEngage] conference”Barrett Joyner
“What you did was extremely useful as an eye-opening kick in the head to remind me of what most of my presentations are all about. I wish I could have bottled your presentation. Thank you for allowing me to scarf the marker sheets!”Joseph H. Mitchiner
“I cannot begin to thank you enough for the superb job you have done of MC-ing the 40th Tech Symposium. It was amazing. I, and the department, really appreciate it. Thank you!”Dr. Mladen Vouk
Meeting Planners & Event Owners
“Thank you for helping with Digital Marketing For Business – you made a big difference in perception – added class to DMFB.”
(2 day event had 100+ speakers and 5 tracks)Lawrence Harte
“Your presentation on Sarbanes Oxley was both effective and very timely. Your ability to translate this new comprehensive legislation into understandable project management terms was very helpful.
You covered this all without putting us to sleep!”Gary Turner, PMP
“We really appreciate your presentation and it addressed our needs of a quick overview of MS Project. Your presentation was beneficial to our staff, and we hope to have you back again.”
“We appreciate your willingness to speak on such a short notice.”Clayton Murphy, CPA
“Sidd to the rescue! When hosting events, things go wrong. This time, for me, it was an A/V issue. The only solution was running two laptops simultaneously. No worries, my Perfect Cue could handle both. Alas, my unit was defective and would only advance one laptop. Sidd’s LookWiser Cueing System saved the day connecting to one laptop via USB and another via Bluetooth. Our presentations stayed in sync, and the audience of 200 was none the wiser. Sidd went above and beyond to make sure we were successful.”Evan Carroll
Content & Speaker Coordinators
“Next time your are preparing for a speaking event, be sure to apply what I call the ‘Sidd Filter’. I have witnessed it transform many speeches from being OK to being intense, persuasive and influential. What I also find interesting about Sidd’s work is that he approaches the problem from the point of view of Neuroscience and its expression in human speech.”Bithika Khargharia, PhD
“Bravo Sidd Chopra 4 surprising us w/ a creative intro proving his point-we make quick judgements based on minimal info [@ Toastmasters 2012 International Convention]”Pete Weissman