Archith Seshadri is an experienced host bringing a fresh, global perspective fused with a friendly, personable and energetic persona. Archith has emceed several events including beauty pageants, talent competitions, charity fundraisers, gala dinners, award ceremonies, recitals, product launches, conferences and weddings!
Archith’s repertoire includes hosting award programs (Atlanta Press Club Awards, Who’s Who of Asian American Communities, TAT Awards with Sushmita Sen, Power of One – Saif Ali Khan), charity fundraisers (Children’s Day, Baal Dan, Chennai Floods, Ekal Vidyalya), gala banquets (NetIP, SABA, AAPI), beauty pageants (Miss India Georgia, Miss Bharat, Miss Indo Caribbean), music/dance recitals (Natyam Arts Academy, Bharathakala Naatya Academy, Studio! Music Academy), brand/product launches (BanyanWay, Legal Spark), conferences (AAJA, SPJ, Junior League, AAPI), cultural programs (Georgia Council of International Visitors, Festival of India, Atlanta Indian Idol) and weddings/parties/arangetrams. An engineer turned storyteller, Archith is also a journalist, actor, improviser, singer and knows to how to engage an audience. Archith brings more than a decade’s worth of experience as an anchor/reporter in newsrooms across the US and India. He has interviewed everyone from celebrities to politicians to CEOs. He is represented by Atlanta Models and Talent (AMT) and managed by BAC Talent.
MC – Master of Ceremonies (Host | Moderator | Speaker)
- Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
- Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
- Atlanta Press Club
- American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)
- South Asian Bar Association (SABA)
- Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP)
- Who’s Who of Asian American Communities (WWAAC)
- Georgia Council for International Visitors
- The Junior League of Atlanta
- Festival of India
- Atlanta Indian Idol
- Miss India Georgia
- Miss Bharat India
Archith Seshadri is an engineer turned journalist. For the last decade, Archith has worked in newsrooms across the south east including Macon (CBS), Augusta (ABC), Charlotte (FOX), Atlanta (CNN International). Archith recently spent 2 years in New Delhi, India anchoring for a global English network. Archith is the Atlanta Bureau Chief for Nexstar Media Group reporting on issues across Georgia. He has also written/produced for CNN, HLN, CNNI, Atlanta Journal Constitution and Khabar Magazine. When Archith is not writing history, he puts on his creative hat by performing improv, acting or singing!
The Art of Networking (New, Now, Next) – It’s not what you know, or who you know, but who knows you. What are the best ways to network? What are the pitfalls to avoid? How do you walk into a room and own a space? What are the best questions to ask someone you just met? How do you continue the conversation effectively? How can you add value to your network? How do you grow your network? Archith shares his success strategies about being a master networker and how you can apply them in your personal and professional lives.
The Art of the Interview (Feel, Felt, Found) – Whether you are the one being interviewed or the one conducting the interview, there are key elements you have to know before you even walk in to the interview. What are the essential questions to ask? What should you wear? How do you get the other person to open up? How do you delve into the depth of the conversation? How many questions is too many? What type of questions are weak ones? Archith brings his journalistic experience to share how you can craft the perfect interview. He’ll also help you answer uncomfortable questions if you are the one being interviewed.
How to Pitch, Produce and Present (Media Relations)? – We all want to get our voices heard. We all have a story to tell. But how do you convince the press to publish your piece? What are the best ways to tell a compelling story? How do you build a relationship with a journalist? What are the key points you should focus on? How do you handle good or bad PR? Archith will give you an insider’s perspective on how to craft an effective pitch. He’ll show you to pitch, produce and present to the media.
Switching Careers (Consulting to Journalism) — How do you successfully transition from one industry to the other? How do you turn your passion into a profession? Archith left a lucrative career in consulting and ventured into the world of television news. But how do you leave a well-paying corporate job with an engineering degree into the competitive media landscape? Archith talks about his career transition and how you can apply those strategies to get what you want.
Diversity in the Workplace (Speak Up) — The American corporate landscape continues to change with more opportunities to work remote, travel abroad and work with global teams. How can you empower a fresh perspective to make sure your voice is heard? From cultural celebrations to breaking stereotypes to tackling office politics, Archith shares real life examples of the different work environments from management, consulting, media and startups including situations when diversity topics crossed the line: “How is your English so good for being Asian?” & “How could we cover Sikhs during July 4th?” & “Why do you want to take off for Holi on a weekend when it’s on a weekday?”
Empowering Yourself (Network, Lead, Succeed) — What leadership styles work and what styles should you avoid? What are some universal rules for strong leadership? How do you motivate yourself and others? What are the best ways to set realistic goals? How do you communicate clearly and concisely? What are the best tools to be a good public speaker? How can you be an efficient networker? How can you be a strong negotiator? Archith talks about cultivating your brand and practical tools to achieve success at work, at home and in life.
Emceeing/Event Hosting Fees
This agreement for EMCEEING/EVENT HOSTING is hereby entered by and between the following parties:
Client Name / Company:
Client Point of Contact:
Event Start Time:
Event End Time:
50% due before event (book slot), 50% due after event (speaking/hosting services)
– The total event fee for is $1000 with a non-refundable deposit of $500 to secure the spot within 48 hours.
– The balance amount of $500 will be paid upon the completion of the event.
– This agreement to perform shall be excused by acts of God, or any other legitimate condition beyond the talent’s control. If such circumstances arise, the talent will provide an alternate replacement at the agreed upon fees.
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