Alan Phillips's love affair with the microphone began when he was a Tour Guide for Top Deck Travel around Europe. His next job was as a snow Ski Instructor in Andorra, Europe, where his fantastic rapport with clients and crowds earned him the job of host of the weekly Ski School Presentations for up to 400 visitors . Every week of the season the guests cracked up to the same 1-liners and jokes, well delivered, that just never got old.
Coming back to Australia to settle down after 12 years of travel, 8 of those working as a Ski Instructor, Alan’s new wife, Jenny, volunteered him to be commentator at the local BMX Racing in Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW. Little did either of them know where that would lead. Alan quickly advanced to calling BMX Racing at Regional, State and National Levels where Alan became the Chief Commentator for BMX Australia. Seeing that these events could do with some professionalism Alan got some training as an MC so that he could fill that role also. Since then Alan has been Chief Commentator and MC for all BMX Local, Regional, State and National Competitions.
In 2008 Alan Phillips was Chief Commentator and MC for the 1st ever Supercross event to be held in the Southern Hemisphere where 100 riders from 20 nations competed in an Olympic Qualifying event. At this event Alan was MC for the media launch and all presentation ceremonies as well as interviewing riders from the different nations and welcoming each nation in their native tongue. In July 2009 he was asked to lead an elite team of commentators for the BMX World Titles in Adelaide as well as act as MC for the event. Again he welcomed more than 30 nations in their local language.
Charity has played a big part of Alan’s life since settling back in Australia where he has done huge amounts of voluntary work for the Cancer Council. In his role as Media Liason for Cancer Council’s major fundraising event, Relay for Life, Alan has written many Media Releases and ensured that they get good media coverage, often being interviewed on the local TV and radio stations. Because of his success with Media for Cancer Council, Alan volunteered to run media for his BMX Club, Terrigal, where again he has written and reported many good stories.
The Cancer Council quickly took advantage of Alan’s skills and passion and invited him to be their MC for Relay for Life. He has since acted as Master of Ceremonies for 12, Relay for Life -overnight events organized by The Cancer Council on the Central Coast.
Alan is MC at Carols by Candlelight and Australia Day at Speers Point on Lake Macquarie for Dance concerts in Laycock Street Theatre and has also done in-studio voiceover work for a BMX TV pilot as well as voice advertisements for radio, BMX meetings and his local church.
Alan offers a wide range of speaking skills and services – from Sports Commentary to MC and Voiceover work. He loves his craft & displays wonderful empathy for his audience, creating an atmosphere of warmth & fun whilst having the ability & skill to deliver a solemn atmosphere if required. Alan is great at interviewing people and draws fantastic comments from those being interviewed.