September 30, 2013
Boston, MA–Spark owner and professional master of ceremonies Andy Saks has been booked to emcee a cherished tradition in the town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts: its annual Fall Carnival fundraiser for the Hopkinton Parent-Teacher Association.
The Fall Carnival is one of the HPTA’s largest annual fundraisers, and supports the mission of the HPTA in promoting the betterment of the Hopkinton Public Schools through curriculum enrichment, parent education, communication, technology and teacher support.
The Fall Carnival will take place on Saturday, October 5, at the Hopkinton Town Common. It will feature inflatable fun, carnival games and prizes, pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, a bake sale and exciting raffles, including an iPad mini.
As the event’s official master of ceremonies, Saks will play various emcee roles, promoting rides and games, introducing special events, interviewing promoters and carnival guests on stage, and running the prize raffles.
The booking represents a departure for Spark, as its professional emcees are regularly booked for corporate special events like product launches, seminars, award dinners and traveling shows for clients like AT&T, Best Buy, Microsoft, Olympus, and Volvo. Saks, however, saw this as a chance to give back to his local community, as Spark is based in nearby Marlborough, Massachusetts.
ABOUT SPARK PRESENTATIONS
Spark Presentations is a private company founded in 1998 that provides presentation skills training and speech coaching for executives, salespeople, marketers and other businesspeople, plus booth staff training for trade show exhibitors.
Spark also books professional presenters and public speakers to represent its clients at high-profile events, in roles like keynote speaker, trade show booth presenter, master of ceremonies (emcee) and auctioneer, as well as on camera talent and voice talent.
Spark’s client list includes large corporations like AT&T, Best Buy, FedEx, Hyundai, Intel, Kimberly-Clark, Olympus, Owens-Corning, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Volvo; high-tech industry players like AMD, Atrion, Citrix, Gigamon, and Symantec; service organizations like Vistage, 1nService and NERCOMP; and New England institutions like the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Spark’s owner, Andy Saks, is also the author of The Presentation Playbook Series: Be a Most Valuable Presenter (MVP), a three-volume series of books that help businesspeople master common presentation situations by building and running speaking “plays” like a coach or player calls a key play in a game. Volume 1 will be published in March, 2014.