[the ARCH way] Host/MC – Bookings

Archith Seshadri is an engineer turned storyteller, career switcher, continent mover and game show winner! His company, The Arch Way, helps you rebrand, reconnect and rewrite your story! It’s the intersection of media + business where he uses his 20+ years of consulting/media experience to help you shine! Archith hosts group workshops and private coaching sessions on communication, public speaking, improvisation, branding, networking, leadership, goal setting, time management, interviewing and media relations!

Archith Seshadri hosting a wedding reception at Lake Lanier (Atlanta) –
styled by Holi Chic by Megha
Archith Seshadri hosting the Atlanta Press Club Awards of Excellence (August 2021)

 

TESTIMONIALS

Archith is a joy to work with! A true professional who makes working and collaborating fun and enjoyable. He brings new ideas and concepts to the group but is also able to take direction when needed and jump in at any aspect of the project. We have used him as an MC for several years for one of our award programs and he knocks it out of the park every time. From script writing, to social media, to hosting and day of logistics he really does it all. I highly recommend Archith for anyone looking for an upbeat, engaging, multidimensional collaborator and host.
— Julia Boyd | Executive Director, Atlanta Press Club

 

“Archith is the consummate event and segment host. On stage, his energy brings the room to life. During a broadcast, he is capable of switching from news and politics to human interest and lifestyle with ease. He has hosted several events for the Atlanta Press Club and is well-respected by our journalist community.”

— Kristi Wooten | President, Atlanta Press Club

 

“Are you looking for someone whose smile lights up a room and makes everyone there feel comfortable right away? Archith is the right guy for the job! He has hosted BanyanWay’s Singles’ events for 4 years now and our attendees have always given us great feedback about him. They love him for his approachability and positive outlook, and we enjoy having him for his uber-creative ideas! Archith is an engaging and sociable host and we highly recommend him!”

–Anu Ganesh | Chief Relationship Officer, BanyanWay

 

“Buoyant and brilliant, Archith brings a room alive with his vivacious smile and pleasant demeanor. Very much comfortable with scripted and/or non-scripted formats, Archith’s ability to adapt is commendable. His impromptu interview on stage with Festival of India 2022’s guest of honor, actor and cancer survivor, Sonali Bendre was a huge success. Archith has hosted several other IACA events in the past and it is always a pleasure to have him back. Versatile and vibrant, Archith is easily one of the best choices to host an event of any kind!”

— Jyothsna Hegde | Media Director, Festival of India 2022

 

“Archith recently spoke at the Children & Nature Network  International Conference in Atlanta, GA, which has over 800 attendees from around the globe. His passion, energy, and connection with the audience were impressive. The topic was understanding the complexities of reaching the LGBTQ+ community and how organizations can make more intelligent and easier choices to make meaningful connections. This was the first conference in person for the organization in years, and there was a Zoom component to it. He was a pro at balancing the needs of the remote audience with the in person audience. We dealt him a less than an ideal situation, and he made it work.  His message was relatable, and his humor kept the audience’s attention throughout the presentation. Archith was focused on our attendees, and his professionalism did not go unnoticed. We received very positive feedback on his presentation. Archith was such a delight to work with during the International Conference.”

Diana Rohini LaVigne | South Asian Journalist Association (SAJA)

 

BACKGROUND

Archith 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 is passionate about sharing stories and often incorporates his passion for yoga and improv to engage the 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
  • International Day of Yoga
  • Access Life America Fundraiser Gala
  • IT Serve Conference (Keynote: George W. Bush | Dallas, TX)
  • Tech Mahindra/ATT Gala Banquet (Atlanta, GA)
  • IHG Hotels
  • Weddings / Parties / Cultural Events

Short Bio

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!


Topics
 

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 Interviewing (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.

The Art of Media Relations (Pitch, Produce and Present)? – 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.
 
The Art of 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, Equity and Inclusion (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 (Networking, Branding, Leading) — 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.

BOOKING FORM

This agreement for EMCEEING/EVENT HOSTING is hereby entered by and between the following parties:

TALENT:
Archith Seshadri
404.374.4251
archith.seshadri@gmail.com

CLIENT:
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EVENT FEES:

50% due before event (book slot), 50% due after event (speaking/hosting services)

– The total event fee for is $_____ (FULL AMOUNT) with a non-refundable deposit of ($1000) to secure the spot within 48 hours.
– The balance amount will be paid upon the completion of the event.

CLAUSE:
– 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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