Having John Di Domenico host your award show gives you the opportunity to have many different, entertaining hosts throughout the event. SONY, CANON, GE AeroSpace and numerous other companies have utilized Di Domenico's ever-growing cast of celebrity and original characters to give their award shows a comedic boost. Each character is specifically chosen for the "right fit" to a specific category and to deliver maximum comedic impact. All of John’s award-show material and performances are well paced, funny and unique—reflecting his vast experience as a corporate comedic performer.
John's unique talents and history give him the ability to accurately portray any presenter "character" authentically. He's the perfect fake/impostor/bogus expert speaker on any subject. John's warm and professional style lends itself perfectly to convincing corporate audiences he is whoever he says he is: best selling business author, industry expert or outside consultant. John works closely with the client to create a custom written, well researched and industry accurate presentation that starts off innocuously and sounds like any other speech but soon veers into a hilarious, insightful, interactive presentation that maintains it's believability until the finish. John has successfully captivated hundreds of corporate audiences nationally and internationally.
If you are looking for the perfect team-building event for a group of 35 or less, John Di Domenico's customized Functionary has been a big hit for many well-known clients. Combine elements from Jeopardy, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Pictionary, and you get Corporate Functionary. Three teams works together to sequence information, answer customized questions and draw industry-related clues, simultaneously solving problems, building communication skills and mdash; most importantly mdash; having fun while working together.
John Di Domenico is one of the most versatile master of ceremonies in the business. As host, stand up comedian, impressionist, interviewer, and facilitator, John will become the connective tissue of your meeting. Di Domenico will learn about your company, your industry, your brand, your product, and most importantly your people allowing him to write customized emcee material that is memorable, effective, and funny.
John’s naturally warm and confident personality makes him the perfect emcee. Years of experience in improv have conditioned John to be ready for any eventuality on stage and off. With Di Domenico your meeting will be a huge success, just ask 1-800-Flowers, Red Roof Inns, TD Bank, Yale Lift Trucks, RIMS, TrinTech, or MAACO, just to name a few of the international brands John has emceed for.
John has hosted game shows as himself, or one of his many characters, in numerous venues such as sales meetings, trade shows and for Major League Baseball's Fan Fest. Di Domenico's warm, friendly and funny style has been a hit at national sales meetings for numerous Fortune 500 Companies. At trade shows, Di Domenico is expert at getting people into the booth and keeping them engaged and entertained throughout the course of the game. He has hosted countless game shows for companies as diverse as Major League Baseball, GE Healthcare, Ricoh, Sharp, The Medicines Company, Maaco, Astellas Pharma and many others.
John Di Domenico excels in the multi-day "national sales meeting" format. John presents creative solutions in collaboration with the production company and their end-client. Di Domenico obtains a clear understanding of both parties objectives for the event. John is able to weave content and comedy seamlessly as a writer, host, and performer of numerous celebrity and original characters throughout the course of the meeting. With John’s arsenal of characters, it’s the equivalent of hiring an entire cast of performers.
John works closely with his clients to match every character to the message thus maximizing the entertainment and educational value. Whether he’s live onstage in the general session, live via broadcast to breakout rooms, or prerecorded on video, John’s performance is informative, relevant, and extremely funny.
Product Launches are another format where Di Domenico excels. For the Pharmacia, CVO Product Launch, the Drury Design Dynamics' creative team developed a star-studded telethon concept. John’s skill at performing multiple celebrity characters gave Drury the ability to stay within budget by hiring one performer and showcasing him live — as the show's cheesy host, "Elvis," "Austin Powers" and “Lt. Columbo" — and on video as "Rocky," "Wayne" and "Dr. Evil." The result was a resounding success on all fronts.
When Campbell's Soup, Harrah's, GlaxoSmithKline and 3M (to name a few) needed a corporate roast, they called John Di Domenico. John's Lt. Columbo, Austin Powers or Donald Trump are the perfect characters to roast an honored guest, a department or an entire company. All the material is custom-written and based on information supplied by the client. Custom-written, celebrity-character roasts are one of Di Domenico's specialties and have been a huge success all over the country.
Working together to make a meal is truly a team-building experience. It creates a unique situation to utilize problem-solving skills, and to display both leadership ability and communication proficiency. Add the additional elements of trivia questions that must be answered, art work that must be created, and a Play-Doh version of your culinary course that must be executed, and you have a unique team-building experience that is fun and memorable. John Di Domenico partners with Simple Creations to deliver his characters to your next Culinary Team-Building event. His characters interact, facilitate and add a special "flavor" to the event.
Team-building is an important element at many corporate events, and John Di Domenico can create, enhance, and collaborate on your next team-building event. John’s “Apprentice Game” has been a huge success for many well-known companies. Di Domenico performs his hilarious "Donald Trump" impersonation, leading the teams through a customized list of tasks. It is fun, informative, and ultimately a bonding experience. It will have your group saying: “You’re Hired!"
John Di Domenico is a veteran tradeshow presenter with over 100 shows to his credit. John has worked the largest shows in the country, either as a straight or humorous presenter, or an all-out comedic host. He has created and crafted entertaining presentations that educate, illuminate and stimulate. His specialty is hosting interactive game shows, which he’s done for many Fortune 500 Companies: Astellas Pharma, AT&T, Clairol, GE Healthcare, Honeywell, Knoll Pharmaceutical, Major League Baseball, Ortho McNeil, Panasonic, Sharp and many more. John’s likable, energetic personality and sense of humor consistently draw an audience into the booth and keep them there for the duration of the show and well beyond. Once John hosts for a company they have him back year after year, show after show.
Di Domenico's ever-growing arsenal of celebrity and original voices, plus his own distinctive voice, keep him in demand. Sears tapped John to be the voice of “The Convincer” for their first viral-video campaign. The Trump organization booked John to be the voice of “The Boardroom Game” at Trump Taj Mahal. At corporate events, in addition to his live performing, John supplies his voice for celebrity VOG and celebrity internal voicemails. John has also done ADR work for feature films and corporate video parodies.
John Di Domenico has participated in all of the writing and/or re-writing on virtually every booking he's been involved with. John also works strictly as a writer, developing creative content and scripts for trade shows, national sales meetings, special events, product launches, award shows, and custom videos. John was the writer/director/creative manager for the Saks Fifth Avenue's annual awards show at their national sales meetings. From developing the overall concept and theme of the show, to creative direction, development, writing, scripting, shooting of video modules, editing, rehearsing, and directing the live portion onsite, Di Domenico consistently delivered funny, relevant, well received shows.