Meeting planners, event planners and more often have a laundry list of tasks to get done when planning their event, and booking entertainment, although important, is just one aspect or item on that long list. Here are some things to look for when working with any entertainment company.
1. Does the company call to confirm the booking the day before the event, or perhaps earlier?
2. Does the company return phone calls promptly as well as returning emails rather quickly?
3. Can the entertainment company provide references to satisfied clients?
4. How accessible is your contact at the company? Can they be reached at 5:30 p.m. or do they leave the office at 5:00 p.m. sharp.
5. Can they provide you with all the information you need such as demo videos, entertainment ideas, and more within 24hrs?
6. Are the contracts clear and concise or does it all sound like legal jibberish?
These are important questions to ask as you only want to deal with the cream of the crop. Saving money by working with amatuer companies whether it be entertainment or any other will cost you dearly in time, aggravation and anxiety. You have to much on your plate already. So, ask yourself, “How good are the companies I work with?”
Josh Gair – Impact Entertainment