BECAUZ Accelerators

A Comprehensive Approach to Change

The BECAUZ Accelerator program utilizes proprietary Processes, Tools and Systems to install transformational change in Leaders, Teams and Organization. This process accelerates change because of our proven processes, dynamic facilitation and an integrated, systemic approach.
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Partnering with Vendors for Tip Top Corporate Events

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Partnering with Vendors for Tip Top Corporate Events
A successful corporate event is like a top-notch circus. It takes a lot of talented, agile performers, all critical to the show. Some of the most critical are the ones behind the curtain the invaluable partners who provide services and supplies beyond what BECAUZ provides.

For a straight-forward conference, I might need just a few partners such as venue staff, A/V equipment suppliers and bus drivers. For an elaborate, multi-day extravaganza, partners might include interior designers, musicians, celebrity speakers, bodyguards, and a wild assortment of prop and game suppliers.

For one event, I brought in a Formula One car to jazz things up in Seattle; for another I rented golf carts and polo sticks to hold an indoor Buggy Polo Match in Singapore. Bee hives and beekeeper suits are harder to procure in Hong Kong, but I figured it out. And it’s really hard to find enough foosball tables for 1,000 players in San Diego, but we did it.

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Event vendors can make or break an event, so developing trusting, lasting relationships with suppliers is crucial. It’s essential to have trusted partners who can move on a dime, who are obsessive as I am about details, and who I can count on when the inevitable hiccups happen. I work hard to cultivate and grow vendor relationships, making sure our partnership is mutually beneficial. And I stay loyal to those relationships.

A few suggestions about working effectively and enjoyably with event vendors:

  • Don’t presume you know everything. Let your vendors be the experts in their field.
  • Be polite and respectful—always. I’m astounded by the number of event planners who are disrespectful to their vendors. I may write a book with the absurd stories I’ve heard…
  • Treat your vendors like you would like to be treated.
  • Provide clear details and instructions. When things change—and they will—immediately update all vendors. Clear, consistent, frequent communication is essential.
  • Have fun! Enjoy the partnerships and the events you put on together. Try not to take every thing too seriously.

Event management is a crazy business. Luckily it’s filled with fun, talented vendors who love what they do. One of the best parts of my job is joining all the wizards behind the curtain to put on the amazing events my clients deserve.caz-events

If you need guidance or hands-on assistance in hosting the perfect leadership conference or corporate event, please connect with BECAUZ.

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