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Winning Meetings and Events for your Venue

Davidson, Rob

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ISBN 10: 1908999861 / ISBN 13: 9781908999863
Published by Goodfellow Publishers
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1908999861 Like New, light shelf wear. Year 2014. 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBC-0K65386

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Title: Winning Meetings and Events for your Venue

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers


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It provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the wide range of techniques required by sales and marketing staff to effectively win meetings and events business for their venue. An easy-to read manual setting out the most useful and relevant techniques in a coherent and logical manner.

CHAPTER 1 THE STRUCTURE OF THE MEETINGS AND EVENTS INDUSTRY -Market segments: corporate, association, government, academic, etc -Customer motivations: why they hire venues and their preferred routes to market -Intermediaries: the role of agents, venue finding services, convention bureaux: how they can help you reach new clients -Professional and trade associations: the role of these organizations and the benefits that they offer to those venues who are members. CHAPTER 2 SOURCES OF MEETINGS BUSINESS FOR YOUR VENUE. -Past clients - how to persuade them to bring their meetings business back to your venue (why did they stop using your venue?) -Present clients - how to persuade them to bring new meetings business to your venue (repeat business, recommendations, referrals, testimonials, etc) -New clients - how to find new meetings business for your venue (websites, databases, publications, networking groups, etc). CHAPTER 3 PROSPECTING FOR NEW CLIENTS. -Identifying the real decision-maker -Face-to-face interviews with potential clients - how to prepare for the meeting -Questions that you should ask the potential client -Negotiating successfully with potential clients CHAPTER 4 SHOWING YOUR VENUE TO POTENTIAL CLIENTS -Preparing the venue for a site inspection -Showing your venue in the best way -Answering the questions and objections of potential clients CHAPTER 5 WINNING NEW MEETINGS BUSINESS AT EXHIBITIONS -Preparing for the exhibition -Selling successfully on your stand -Following up potential clients after the exhibition. CHAPTER 6 DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIENTS -Keeping in touch with clients and potential clients, to win more meetings business for your venue -Techniques to ensure that your clients think of your venue first, when they need a meeting room. CHAPTER 7 THE CHANGING MARKET ENVIRONMENT -Technological, economic, societal and political trends that are changing the market environment for venue sales and marketing -Sources of further information on changing market opportunities and challenges for venues.

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