How to negotiate when planning an event

Practically Perfect PA

Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating. Well I didn’t, I hired a fantastic events co-ordinator to do all of the negotiating with the venue and suppliers on my behalf. Are there any other negotiating tips you can share?

How to negotiate when planning an event?

Practically Perfect PA

Well to be honest there is a slight chink in my event armour; I’m not the best at negotiating. Well I didn’t, I hired a fantastic events co-ordinator to do all of the negotiating with the venue and suppliers on my behalf. Are there any other negotiating tips you can share?

6 Ways To Save Money When Setting Up An Office

Small Business CEO

Look for best rates on shipping; a little negotiation is not at all a bad idea with multiple carriers. Entrepreneurs office environments office equipment startups It’s one thing to have a company that has been around for a number of years and is able to afford great big offices.

2013 98

Getting to grips with IT issues

Practically Perfect PA

Don’t blame your tools they say, but we’ve all had those days when the equipment fails and things do not go to plan. Learn how your equipment works. Make sure you know how to use the equipment and what to do if it goes wrong. Negotiate and buy yourself some time!

2014 188

A venue finding agency is an assistant’s best friend!

Practically Perfect PA

Alongside sourcing a venue, we have to think about the catering, any overnight guests, travel logistics, dietary requirements, speakers, training materials, seating plans, AV equipment… the list is endless. Not a confident negotiator? Picture the scene.

The site visit and other venue considerations

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly I put a little infographic together on various seating arrangements and then I shared some top tips on how to negotiate with a venue. The price point for this can be negotiated. Are they amenable and willing to negotiate? Technical Equipment – What do you need?

2012 233

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

Don’t feel guilty about being out of the office to attend a program or conference that will make you better equipped, faster, smarter, and sharper. . Negotiate if necessary.

2019 232

Planning music for business events

Practically Perfect PA

This would necessitate the negotiation of timings and setting up for both performers. Additionally, this would lead to more negotiating with your venue to allow for the setting up of various sound systems.

2015 174

The site visit and other venue considerations

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly I put a little infographic together on various seating arrangements and then I shared some top tips on how to negotiate with a venue. The price point for this can be negotiated. Are they amenable and willing to negotiate? Technical Equipment – What do you need?

2012 176

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Oh yes PAs are no doubt equipped with a much broader skill set than most people (and maybe you) would give you credit for.

2017 211

Why effective lead management can help small businesses grow

The Small Business Blog

For example, using dedicated lead management software might give you more time to negotiate with suppliers, or focus on landing a lucrative contract or sale. This can then be put towards things such as new equipment or additional staff, for example.

2018 147

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Once the initial cost of equipment has been paid teleconferencing is inexpensive. Depending on the telephone equipment you have it can be hard to hear what everyone is saying especially if the majority are in a large boardroom and the phone is not in the middle of the desk. Pin It.

2012 239

Pros and Cons of virtual meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Once the initial cost of equipment has been paid teleconferencing is inexpensive. Depending on the telephone equipment you have it can be hard to hear what everyone is saying especially if the majority are in a large boardroom and the phone is not in the middle of the desk. Pin It.

2012 228

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Oh yes PAs are no doubt equipped with a much broader skill set than most people (and maybe you) would give you credit for. Being a personal or executive assistant is a career in itself, with the right drive and ambition you can carve out a highly rewarding working life as an invaluable support resource. But what if you don’t find it enough for you? How do you make the jump from your current role into perhaps a completely different industry?

2017 162

NOT, “Just An Admin!”

Office Dynamics

He asked me to find a location, negotiate a lease, remodel the space if needed and take care of all interior decorating and procurement. Three months later I selected the location, negotiated the lease, remodeled the space and purchased new furniture, office equipment, and supplies. Negotiators. Designed by Freepik. Have you ever said, or heard an admin say, “I’m just an admin?” I have. And I’ll admit it – I’ve said it too.

2017 169

The Benefits of Renting Office Space

Productivity Bits

At the beginning, a business is not necessarily cash-rich; they have enough money to purchase the equipment they need and to begin operations, but they have not shown a profit yet. Those who will rent their office space may have the ability to negotiate with their landlords for a lower price. O wning a building gives people the freedom to do anything they would like with their property, but this doesn’t always benefit every business owner.

2011 219

The wonderful world of events – roundup

Practically Perfect PA

Here are the links to my previous blogs: How to negotiate when planning an event. The last thing you want is to have malfunctioning equipment and not knowing how to fix it or who should fix it!

2013 228

What Makes a Good Conference Venue?

The Small Business Blog

It is worth trying to negotiate on the price factor and not just going with the first quote they offer. Not only checking the conference venue availability but also amenities such as equipment and accommodation are available on the required dates.

2013 215

What Are The Advantages Of Business Consolidation Loans?

Dumb Little Man

When dealing with consolidation loans, you will have to know how to negotiate for the best deals and better benefits. It is not uncommon for a lending party to take possession of deposit accounts, business assets, and business equipment in case of missed payments. There are quite a few myths that revolve around debt consolidation loans. However, if your small business is struggling, debt consolidation loan is your only option to keep yourself afloat.

2017 111

Tap Your Knowledge to Tap Into Income

Step It Up VA Coaching

Have you negotiated some tricky issues with difficult clients or team members, financial snafus, or equipment/technology failures? by Donna Toothaker. Looking to add something to your scope of services (and to your income), but don’t want to spend time, energy and resources to create and market a new package or product? Consider consulting! It is a natural fit for virtual assistants.

2011 109

10 Questions To Find The Perfect Venue

Office Dynamics

This limits your negotiating power to compare pricing and use your own vendors. Note that if there isn’t a fully equipped kitchen you might be building one from scratch in a tent in the adjacent parking lot? So, you’re doing an event? Great! Where?

2016 135

Book Review: The Customer Service Survival Kit

Service Untitled

Whereas customer service is and has always been all about communication, Mr. Gallagher’s book provides us with a few of the skills used in hostage negotiations, crisis counseling, and police work in order to handle the worst situations calmly and professionally.

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART II: PEAK EXPERIENCE

Office Dynamics

Going deep with the conference’s core theme of “Expand Your Influence,” Chrissy’s session equipped us with concrete tools for setting limits (without ever saying “no”), guiding people to our own point of view without being pushy, building rapport, and positioning yourself as a leader.

2014 130

Serviced Office Vs. Virtual Office – What’s Good For Your Business

Small Business CEO

Along with the office, you get office furniture and equipment and even qualified staff. You can negotiate for extras and pay for add-on services like meeting rooms as and when required.

2013 85

75 Names of Unusual or Obsolete Occupations

Daily Writing Tips

chandler : a candlemaker, or a retail supplier of specific equipment. higgler : a peddler of dairy products and small game (also, a haggler, or someone who negotiates for lower prices).

2016 75

Difficult Working Relationships

Laughing all the Way to Work

I think we need to be equipped to handle situations that come up at work and at home. The relationship is very important to them The compromiser wants negotiation and compromise. I have often joked with my co-workers that this world would be an easier place to live in if it weren’t for the people. People can be difficult at times. I can be difficult at times. I heard a speaker say that the way you handle conflict depends on your experiences and I believe that is true.

2008 100

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I knew we were going to go back to that city the next year so negotiated with the hotel that if I booked the next event at their venue would they waive the cancellation fee. Negotiation As you saw above, negotiation is possible.

2010 141

First Long Hike Complete

The Marq

Packing Knowing that we’d have an early start in the morning, I packed the car with all of the equipment and necessities the night before. I had the usual material based on the Equipment Check we’d already created. I also had to get the rest of his equipment.

2011 68

20 Tips for Freelance Writers

Daily Writing Tips

Even if you don’t have a dedicated home office, set up your workspace to maximize your comfort and productivity, with equipment, supplies, and reference works well organized and handy. If you’re just starting out, negotiate at the low end of the range. Educate yourself about marketing, negotiation, and general communication skills to help build confidence when it comes time to submitting queries, discussing compensation, and corresponding during and between projects.

2011 75

Expectations For Your Outsourcer to Reduce Your Risk

Small Business CEO

One company outsourced its IT, negotiating excellent rates. How does equipment get purchased? Did you sign up for outsourcing figuring you could forget about IT? Ignore the management of IT at your own risk.

2011 79

How To Train Your Brain

Brilliantly Better

It also monitors your energy levels sending stimuli of hunger (that would be the equivalent of re-fueling the planes), it does long-term planning (equivalent of upgrading the equipments and planes) or makes estimations (learning by example, for instance, after a plane collision).