Someone, perhaps you, should step to the microphone and announce that dinner is ready and ask everyone to take a seat. When this has been accomplished your President, or whoever is presiding, should welcome everyone.
Who was this person? I couldn’t believe the shift. What was most amazing is that making the inquiries felt like no big deal, like it had never been an issue, that I had always been this confident. It simply was who I was now.
There could be problems, though. Unlike the standard portable toilets, the luxury ones requite both water and drainage, as well as electricity, and that could mean you end up having to put them in a place that’s not ideal. What can you do about that? You can throw up your hands and give in, or you can deal with a company whose luxury portable toilets come with built-in water and drainage tanks, giving you the chance to site them where you need them. All you’ll need to come up with then is a generator for the electricity, and that’s easy to obtain; if you deal with the right firm, they’ll have them available for a fee.
Why do you have to meet with the DJ when you can just talk over the phone? If you’re the type of person who’s fine with making arrangements over the phone, by all means hire a DJ over the phone. But you should as much as possible meet the disc jockey. You need to speak with the DJ in person to know how well he approaches you. If you don’t like the way he handles himself and the way he talks to you, you probably will not be able to get along. Hire someone whom you develop rapport with.
First and foremost, does the Caterer offer a range of menu options including the particular cuisine you are after? Most good Caterers will have detailed menu listings on their website. Failing this, you can contact the company and have this information emailed or faxed to you.
Then on my way to the gym, I had a few spare minutes so I ducked into the hotel next door and asked them about rooms for event hire. They had exactly what I needed for a reasonable price (more than reasonable).
Determine your budget. A catering service can be very expensive if you are not careful. Ask yourself whether food and drinks are the main highlight of your event. Is your event a networking sit-down dinner? Or is it a product or service presentation with buffet for your guests? Next, you also need to ask yourself how many guests are coming for your event. Most caterers charge by head count. Always note that about 5 to 10 percents of the people who have registered for the event will not turn up on the actual day. This will prevent you from ordering too much food.