Journalist, TV Host, Writer, MC, Speaker
When Lady Gaga described performing live as like having an orgasm, Tim Wilson asked her to walk him through that. The Queen of Outrage blushed, for the first time in her career, and possibly life. Days later Tim was trying to book flights to Texas to cover another American gun massacre. As TVNZ’s first US Correspondent, Tim also made Brad Pitt laugh, and Jennifer Aniston scowl. Unsurprisingly perhaps, Taylor Swift refused to rap for him. Beside TV, Tim’s journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, Newsweek.com, The Listener, Metro, and Reader’s Digest. He has won awards for investigative and business journalism.Tim has MCed many events including KEA’s World Class New Zealand with Miriama Kamo, and TNS Global’s launch.
"Tim hosted The Effie Awards for us and was a brilliant choice for this upwardly mobile, bright and professional crowd (Advertising and marketing!). Tim put lots of time in up front with me when working on the script and then on the night had the mana to gain respect from a notoriously fun-loving but boisterous audience. Tim knew exactly what was required during the show, had great timing and was just the right blend of funny and dry. Tim is a professional with a great sense of humour. Oh and scrubs up quite well too!" - Natasha Stichbury, CAANZ—
"Tim was, as always fantastic. When he arrived on Thursday to have a 'rehearsal'/update with the client he instantly put her mind at rest and understood the situation and their requirements. The conference ran very smoothly and Tim was humorous, informative and perfect for what we needed. Hopefully another opportunity will come up where we can work again with him." - Will Francis, Spur—
"We engaged Tim on behalf our client TNS to take on the role as MC for the launch of Mobile Life. Right from the start Tim was very engaged and keen to make sure he had all the background material so he could speak knowledgably at the event. He also came to us proactively with some ideas to help assist the flow of the speakers. We were impressed with how he easily developed a rapport with the audience and helped keep the discussion moving. We wouldn’t hesitate in using Tim again for an event. "—
- Frederika Walls, Professional Public Relations—
"We used Tim Wilson as our MC for our recent Sales Conference in Hamilton (28th August) – the theme for our conference was Made to Match. We asked Tim to talk about Classic Mishaps and then give an overview of the nights proceedings. Tim was great – arrived in plenty of time to practice his speech and slides. He was interactive and understood who the crowd was. Got into the spirit – made everyone feel involved. He seamlessly tied in the housekeeping side of things with the other proceedings! We wouldn’t hesitate to use Tim again."—
- Jacqui Wilson, TVNZ Sales—
"Tim , with Miriama Kamo, MC’d the prestigious World Class New Zealand Awards at The Langham in 2012 and 2013. Tim is an excellent MC – he is calm, charming, witty, and quick-thinking, and he maintains good control of a highly spirited audience that is sometimes difficult to subdue. Even when working to a script his interventions appear spontaneous and fresh, and he is able to keep the proceedings flowing with good humour and intelligence and without over-shadowing the Award winners and the sponsors. He is also meticulous in his preparation, extremely well turned-out, and a—
-Stephen Dee , World Class New Zealand Director, KEA—
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