I can’t give you a quote for your event without speaking to you first. After you make an enquiry, I’ll give you a call. If I can’t get through to you, or you don’t leave a phone number, I’ll send an email to try to arrange a call.
Some people just want a price, so I should explain the need for this brief phone call. There are a few different reasons …
- First of all, there are many different packages that I can offer. These vary depending on the number of guests, the format of the occasion, your specific requirements and how much you want to invest in the entertainment. We can spend days bouncing emails backwards and forwards to get to the bottom of that, or we can reach the exact same place in about 3 minutes on the phone.
- It’s the start of you getting to know me. You’ll hear the sound of my voice and begin to get a feel for my manner. Surely anyone who is genuinely considering an entertainer for their guests would want to have a chat first.
- It’s the start of me getting to know you. Every event is different. I need to get to know you a little bit, find out exactly what you’re looking for and listen to your vision for your event. We can’t do that very well via email.
- It saves us both time. The people who don’t want to talk on the phone tend to be those who are just hunting for the cheapest option. I’m never going to be the cheapest choice, so the email tennis match is a waste of everyone’s time.
All of that said, I’m sometimes a little resistant to get on the phone myself. Especially if I think that someone’s going to try to sell me something.
I’m not a salesman. I’m a nice guy. Honest. Ask my mum!
So, here’s the deal. If you’re genuinely interested in me entertaining at your event, let’s get on the phone. You’ll get all of the information that you need to make a good decision, and I won’t suddenly turn into a used car salesman.