Geoff Bryan has been lucky enough to spend much of his professional life getting paid for what he enjoys doing rather than working. He is best known as a long-standing television sports broadcaster, and has 35 years experience in the media.
A graduate of Victoria University in politics and history, he succumbed to a youthful desire to play rock music for a living with 2ZM in Wellington before moving to TVNZ in the early '80s. In his time with TVNZ, he was lucky enough to travel the world to major sporting events, including eight Olympic Games - a mixture of Summer and Winter games - from the Seoul Games in 1988 through to Beijing in 2008.
He has covered five Commonwealth Games, numerous Rugby, Cricket and Football World Cups and a wide variety of other sports at top level.
He has seen many changes in sport and the media, but the heart of his job remains being able to relate to either the viewer or listener. These skills draw them in, and add value, to what they are either listening to or watching.
These are the skills that Geoff brings to conferences, dinners and events. He is a polished and popular MC and speaker with the ability to suit all occasions and audiences and his understanding of a brief and his easy manner are reflected in the number of our clients who want him to come back time and again.
He is a very polished and professional MC. He has a quick wit that he uses well and is always so well researched and does his homework. We have had him 4 years now and cannot fault him in an ... keep readingy way. NZICA Otago Branch
Geoff's presentation was well above our expectations - I thought he was the best MC we have ever had. He kept people on time as well as informed and motivated.
Geoff's contribution was invaluable to this year's Boat of the Show Awards. His "hand on the tiller" (to coin a nautical phrase) as our Master of Ceremonies was largely responsible for an Awards function that went so smoothly and enjoyably for all concerned. Geoff's professional approach, good humour and superbly timed ad-libs contributed greatly to our event.
Geoff understood the brief and met our requirements perfectly. We had positive feedback from the audience saying they found him entertaining and a good speaker. I would recommend Geoff for future awards evenings.
Geoff was excellent and very entertaining.
Geoff was extremely professional, easy to work with, adaptable and obviously experienced. He provided a polished and witty MC service and we would definitely use him again.
Geoff Bryan is a true professional. Knowing that he is our MC gives us complete peace of mind that our event will be hosted in a professional yet humorous manner. Not only is he excellent at what he does, but a true gentleman. We look forward to working with him again!
Geoff was a pleasure to work with, he really put a lot of time into adding to the base event script and was very organised. This meant that he was able to easily adapt to last minute changes. We would highly recommend Geoff for future events.
Geoff’s vast experience, professional but easy going approach, good humour and quick wit contributed enormously to the enjoyment, smooth running and ultimate success of our Annual Group Conference. It was a real pleasure working with Geoff, who was willing and genuinely keen to assist us and meet all of our needs and requirements. He is the consummate professional who delivered in every respect, and as a result, we immediately hired him for next year’s Conference.
Geoff was absolutely LOVELY. He was so accommodating and the consummate professional. We met beforehand to run through the brief and all event details - it was clear that he likes to be as involved as possible and will take the time to tailor his performance to each gig. On the night, we had to throw quite a few curve balls at him, which he handled in stride. I was really impressed with how seamlessly he was able to pickup on changes, collaborate with the AV techs (without the need for my supervision), and make it all happen - I had nothing to worry about. He was funny, easy to work with, extremely prepared, and able to think on his feet - everything you want from an MC. I would use Geoff again and again.
We continue to use Geoff as our MC as he is professional and ensures the event goes as planned. He is a pleasure to work with and a true gentleman
Professional as expected. We have used Geoff once before. His part was essential to making the event seamless and professional. He adapted to all out last minute changes with excellence. He also communicated with me all the way throughout the evening - that is a sign of a very good MC.
Geoff did a great job for us, he is extremely professional whilst engaging and entertaining. Geoff made himself available to us and went the extra mile to understand our needs and became fully immersed in the event. Geoff is one of the few MC’s we have worked with to put quality time into a good rehearsal which resulted in a polished performance.
Geoff was extremely professional. He had done a lot of work beforehand and was very up to speed with what was going on. He was a very easy MC to work with and he went down very well with the audience. We wouldn't hesitate using him again.