01 Mar K.I.M. (Keep It Moving) – What to Do When You Don’t Land the Project
As Event Planners, we’ve all been there: Fabulous presentation, competitive pricing, and great rapport with the client and “WHAM!”, the next thing you know, you have been turned down for the project. As a result, our minds are plagued with thoughts of “what could I have done differently?” What should an Event Planner do in such cases, you ask? K.I.M….KEEP IT MOVING!
First things first, when your proposal has been rejected for an event, always remain gracious and professional. Thank your audience for the opportunity and retreat to your office to regroup. Stagnation after rejection has killed businesses just like shoddy financial practices, so you want to keep your mind set towards progression.
Rejection provides the perfect opportunity to review your business and proposals with a fine-toothed comb. In what areas can you improve? Are your prices competitive? Are your services outdated? Do you employ reputable vendors for your events? Take a long, hard gander at your current practices and revise as needed.
The point is to stay positive and Keep It Moving…never stop striving for Event Planning Excellence! Have you ever been turned down for a project? How did you feel about it and what did you do? The world wants to know, so leave a comment below!
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As always, WE would like to wish you the best in all that you do! This is Allyson Wynn signing off and may all your events be a “Wynning Experience”!