Tag: customer relations

Event Client Feedback and Input

When your event clients give you tough love … listen

It’s hard starting your own business from scratch, building it from nothing, generating stable revenues, getting an office, bringing on employees. And even if you love it, even if you have an undying passion for it, you can always feel the pressure to keep up with the competition, to keep growing, to keep learning, to ...

11 clever tricks for dealing with difficult event clients and customers

If you have worked in any service-based business, you have encountered difficult customers, and event planners, event venues, caterers, florists and other event professionals certainly have their fair share of them. When it comes to difficult event clients, there are several types: The Know-It-Alls – They could do your job as well as or better ...

Overcoming Negative Social Media Reviews and Negative Customer Reviews

How to overcome negative social media reviews for your events business

Bad or less-than-ideal customer experiences happen to all of us at some point. No matter how professional and diligent we are and no matter how hard we try to be perfect (and, BTW, nobody is perfect), sometimes things just happen. Sometimes those things are accidents (your caterer’s van got hit and ruined the luncheon meal ...

Tactics for Influencing Event Clients & Prospects

5 proven techniques for influencing event clients and prospects

Whether you are an event venue or an event planner, prospects and clients are looking to you for guidance and answers. However, sometimes they aren’t always quick to take your seasoned advice. This may be because they are fixated on having a certain thing done in a certain way that isn’t really feasible in the ...

Event Customer Support - Addressing Complaints

10 Do’s and Don’ts on how to turn event issues and complaints into victories

Very few events happen in which there are no issues or problems encountered, mainly because there are so many moving parts when planning and staging an event. Frankly, any event that goes off without even a minor snag should be considered a miracle. The problem with this is that very few people outside of the ...

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5 small-but-powerful tips for smoother client relationships

Because we didn’t cover nearly enough about client relationships last week, this week we offer up 5 kinda kooky but very effective ways to create smoother client relationships and establish an equal footing with your clients so you can truly provide them with helpful, honest advice and assistance. _____________________________________________ And what better way to collaborate ...

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6 non-slimy tactics for building customer relationships – Humpday Braindump

If you’re anything like me, you wince whenever you get wind of a slimy sales pitch or hear a fawning old saw in which a sales person or account rep is trying to keep your business. So, over the years, we have developed some decidedly non-slimy, sincere ways to build customer relationships and reach out ...