With the holiday season around the corner, now is the time to start planning your Christmas party or New Year’s party.
But what should you do if are saddled with the responsibility of organising the party?
The best thing to do is to get a professional events manager. But selecting a reputable professional events manager to organise your event is not as easy as it sounds.
With the multitude of persons and organisations in Nigeria calling themselves party planners or events managers how can you find the real professional from the mediocre?
You no doubt will be looking for a professional that can help you to make this year’s event to be better than earlier ones.
So how do you go about it? Here are a few tips for selecting an events manager in Nigeria.
Ask a Trusted Friend or Family Member
Asking a trusted person should be your starting point. It’s a tried and trusted method that most people use here in Nigeria when looking to get an events manager.
Ask a trusted friend or family member if there’s a person or organisation that they’ve used before that they can recommend. Asking for recommendations will help you avoid the embarrassment of hiring a mediocre events manager.
Many of us spend hours doing stuff on the internet. So you might as well search Google to find a professional events manager.
You can use Google to do your due diligence on whatever person or organisation that has been recommended to you by your friends and family. An events manager worth your time and money, ought to have a website that ranks well on Google.
If the events manager has a live active website this will boost your confidence is hiring them to handle your event. If they don’t, then you’d better exercise caution.
Go To Social Media
Social media is a fantastic place to research your potential events manager.
These days, a professional events manager has no excuse for not having at least an active Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page with a decent number of fans and followers. If they don’t, then it’s too bad.
You could also ask your circle of friends on social media to recommend a professional events manager.
Have you’ve already selected a potential events manager? Then, you can ask your friends if they have heard of or used the likely events manager before.
You’ll be amazed at the kind of feedback you get from your network of friends on social media.
Ask For Testimonials
Any professional events manager that has been in business for a while has to have acquired some genuine testimonials from past clients to show you. Ask to see their testimonials whether it is online or offline. If they can’t produce any convincing testimonials, then that’s a sure sign for you to walk away. In fact, don’t walk away, run!… run fast and don’t look back!!
Using these four tips above should help you in selecting the right events manager to handle your next event.
Over To You
Have you tried using any of these four tips for selecting a professional events manager? What was the result? Or do you have any more suggestions of yours to share? Please do so in the comment section below.
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