Negotiating with venues can be a daunting task. But meeting and event planners should not be intimidated. Follow these five tips to make your site selection more successful.
1. Bundle up - Work with the same hotel chain, individual hotel or rep firm for multiple meetings, and it will increase your clout. It’s called bundling, and it’s becoming an increasingly common practice. For better service, make sure the hotel contact knows you’ll be bringing future business.
We all like something for free... and I have yet to meet someone that doesn't like some sort of pie... so read on and see if you might like a slice of this $20 Billion dollar pie.
It won't cost you a thing to look into this business and find out if it might be the right career choice for you. In fact, we're happy to help you get started. All you need is a sincere desire to succeed, some applicable skills; including people skills, excellent organizational skills, follow-through and an uncanny attention to detail. Beyond this; some basic communication tools like a computer and a cell phone will be all you need. Once you have these checked off your list there is no shortage of opportunities. If you'd like to learn more, keep reading or contact us and we'll help point you in the right direction.
Computer generated images superimposed onto actual human models - Avatars. Truly a game-changer in the movie industry, but what about other real world applications?
In the events industry this technology is already being applied. Companies like Cisco are leading the charge and employing this technology today and saving hundreds of millions on their annual event spend. What may be even more impressive is that it is "green"... everyone wants to be green right! Well imagine reducing your event production costs by 25, 50 even 75 percent and all the while reducing your carbon dioxide footprint - (yep you can measure that too); in the case of Cisco they estimate 84,400 metric tons over a period of 4 days.
Trust is the cornerstone of all relationships. Defined as the reliance or ability of a person to do what they say they will do. A pretty simple concept right?
We have all heard the old saying "a man's word is his bond" and we all know those days are long gone, but what else do we really have to measure a persons trust other than their word and are there metrics we can put in place to safeguard ourselves? Like most things in life there are no guarantees. At the end of the day we have to put our trust in others and hope they stay true to their word.
Wikipedia does a pretty good job of covering the highlights of the industry from a growth standpoint but there is no mention of the 18,000+ AV Event Production Specialists who make this industry tick day in and day out. The professional audiovisual industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, comprised of manufacturers, dealers, systems integrators, consultants, programmers, presentations professionals and technology managers of audiovisual products and services.
FREE Tool: (6) Templates to make Event Planning easier.
Apple has just realeased 6 new event templates that on any other day might be
considered bad news for a company like AVSmartz. Instead it was
welcome news as we have created very similar templates for the AV Event
Production industry and see Apples move into the space as a credible
endorsement of our own vision and path moving forward. To compare how