April 25, 2014
Boston, MA–For the second time, Spark professional master of ceremonies Andy Saks has been booked to emcee a cherished tradition in the Boston-area 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. It 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.
Hopkinton’s 2013 Fall Carnival, which Saks also emceed, raised $18,000, $2,000 more than the previous year.
The 2014 Fall Carnival will take place on September 20, 2014, at the Hopkinton Town Common. It will feature inflatable rides, carnival games and prizes, pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, live entertainment, a bake sale and exciting raffles.
As the fundraiser’s master of ceremonies, Saks will play various emcee roles, including promoting various rides and games, introducing performers and special events, and running children’s games and prize raffles.
Saks is honored to be invited back to emcee. He and Spark’s other professional masters of ceremonies normally emcee corporate 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 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.