Dan is the consummate professional and he has been instrumental in the success of many of our sponsorship events at Absa. His easy going demeanour puts everyone at ease, he is well prepared and always represents our brand authentically. His uncanny ability to read and engage with different audiences, adapt the message accordingly and, where necessary, inject humour and wit have ensured that we will invite him back to work with us time and time again.
The high quality of the Beyond Sport Summit and Awards in Philadelphia was very much due to the friendly, knowledgeable and eloquent skill of Dan Nicholl as one of the primary moderators. He has the perfect mix of humour, thoughtfulness, and journalist curiosity that keeps every panel and interview he facilitates interesting and relevant. He seems to always be a step head, making for entertaining and insightful content. No matter where in the world we hold our events, Dan will always be one of our first calls.
With his eloquence, sense of humour, sharp wit and a calm collectedness that matches Tiger Woods on a final day of a Major, Dan Nicholl epitomises everything that makes for a great MC, rendering him arguably one of the best MC's in the business. It is a rare privilege having him as MC at any event.
Dan is an accomplished speaker, and with his inspiring and passionate sense of sport, has entertained various Sanlam clients at our sporting events. I have been to various golf days and seen many MC's. Dan Nicholl is the best in the industry. You are in for a real treat.
Dan's MC'd all our formal functions for the Absa Cape Epic since 2006, including nightly at the event, our media launches and our annual black tie Route Launch Charity Gala. His combination of utter professionalism, wicked humour and sporting knowledge guarantees an entertaining function that always achieves its goals. Luckily we signed a lifetime contract with him, since I doubt we'd be able to afford what he is probably charging nowadays! (I've subsequently agreed that he can escape his contract if he finishes the Absa Cape Epic himself!)
Having had the painful pleasure of attending many functions where Dan acted as the master of ceremony, I can report that he is not as bad as people say. As an MC, he is a class act! His intellect, humour and creative use of English had me rushing home to grab the Oxford just to realise that yet again, I have been stitched up. He has turned many a function into a special event. Top man!
We at adidas SA have used Dan Nicholl to MC various of our instore player promotions to date. He has always conducted himself in the most professional way and always comes well prepared for the event. He is liked by all the athletes who enjoy his light hearted banter as he conducts himself.