No matter what type of meeting you need to plan, it’s imperative that the meeting planner you find is someone who understands your business and who you can trust to execute a perfect meeting that achieves your goals with a lot of input from you or using their creativity. Here are the three best ways to find a meeting planner that best fits your company:
If you’re looking for a trustworthy company to plan a seamless meeting that achieves your goals, we can do all that and more. Our team is especially well-qualified to plan every part of an event, from event production to meeting planning to design, all in-house—so hiring Fourth Wall is like hiring three agencies in one. We offer the complete package with a uniquely qualified and talented team that specializes in meeting planning, décor, design, creative direction, and technical production, so you can be sure that we can handle your entire event flawlessly and seamlessly from end to end.
We always work hand in hand with each of our clients, investing time and energy to get to know you and your brand, so we can guarantee that every event is something we can be proud of. Our goals are your goals, and Fourth Wall’s creative and detail-driven team will work to bring your vision to life.
- Find a planner who comes recommended
One of the best ways to find a meeting planner that you can trust—and that you’ll work well with—is from a recommendation from someone you know. It’s always a good idea to ask around and see if anyone you know has a go-to agency that does a great job.
If you’re unable to find an event planner through a friend, it’s also worth looking into professional affiliations. The Balance recommends national or local chapters of Meeting Professionals International and the ILEA, just to name a couple. And no matter how you find event planners near you, be sure to always ask about their past work with businesses like yours, and get references that you can reach out to and learn more.
- Interview a few different planners before making a decision
Always be sure to interview multiple planners before you decide on one to hire. It’s always smart to have a few options and scope out others in the industry near you to find out who is both qualified and easy to work with. Setting up an interview and communicating throughout the planning process will give you a good indication of how well the meeting planners communicate and how easy or difficult they will be to work with.
When you interview different meeting planners, make sure you ask all the questions you need to ask—but also take note of how well they try to get to know you. If they don’t try to get to know you and your brand, it will likely be difficult for them to plan an event that matches the tone, values, and personality of your company.
And finally, remember that the planner who’s most qualified on paper might not be the best fit for your company—think about how well they communicate with you, how easy they are to work with, as well as their qualifications.
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