Hire an ILEA Member for Your Special Event
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5 Reasons to Hire An ILEA Member
When you’re hosting an event and trying to keep costs down, hiring an event professional might seem like an unnecessary expense. But it’s not. Here are five surprising reasons to hire an ILEA Member.
Reason #1: You’ll save time.
Nobody has enough hours in the day anymore, so why spread yourself too thin doing something that someone else can do for you more efficiently and effectively? ILEA Members thrive on this activity, and they can organize and execute your event and vendors in less time than you ever could, allowing you to focus on other responsibilities.
Reason #2: You’ll save money.
This is the reason which be the opposite of what you’d expect. You’d think because you have to pay the event professional, you’re spending more money, right? Not so. Once your event expert knows what your budget is (and how strict you are about sticking to it), s/he can work with vendors to save you money on all kinds of things. And because s/he has relationships with other ILEA member vendors already from past events, it’s easier for them to ask them for things than it would be for you. In the long run, an ILEA Member can actually save you the money you spent hiring him/her, and then some.
Reason #3: You’ll have a better looking event.
Left to your own devices, you might have a fairly sparse event, sans decoration - think in terms of technical and practical needs. But ILEA Members know that part of what makes for a great event is that it looks and feels great. There are tons of details like this that you may never think of on our own. Things like, did you know that if you angle your audience chairs a certain way, it makes them feel more involved and engaged? This was just one of a hundred details non-ILEA Members don't know and wouldn’t have thought of.
Reason #4: You’ll host your event at the right place.
Where you should host your event- what city and where in the city- depends on the kind of event you’re hosting and what your goals are in the event. Your ILEA event professional will help you choose a venue that can actually help you meet your goals for your event. This is something that can affect attendance, sales, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
Reason #5: You’ll have good people doing good work.
Most folks have never had occasion to use a videographer in Indianapolis, so you might have no idea who to hire. Whenever you are doing something for your home, you may check websites like Angie’s List, which is a great service…but you may never feel completely sure that you can rely on the reports in Angie’s List, so you might still feel like you have to do a lot of research after finding a few companies with positive reviews.
Your ILEA event professional will know not just one great videographer, but several - all ILEA members of course! And s/he will also know several A/V companies, so s/he could get several quotes for you to review. Because of the number of events s/he’s done with each of these companies, s/he knows the pros and cons of each and can help you make the best choices and stay on-budget.