In order for your event to be successful, you are absolutely going to need the support of other companies. To that end, you want to do everything possible to write the best proposal possible. Amazingly, even the best event planners struggle with this fact.
Writing a great proposal for the companies you want at your event in some capacity can be a little tricky, but by no means is it impossible. There are a just a few tips that you are going to want to keep in mind.
How To Write A Great Proposal
A successful proposal is going to do a fabulous job of covering two key areas of interest. Regardless of the specifics of your event, you want your proposal to focus on budget, and you also want your proposal to have plenty of information on reputation. You want to give a clear indication of whether or not they can be within the budget, and you want to give companies a strong idea that you have a reputation that is worth taking seriously. As long as your proposals can cover these topics, you should be fine.
And remember that if you can’t give someone a specific budget, a carefully-researched guess should be acceptable.
With reputation, you need to establish a few things. You want the company to see that your design/aesthetics are in step with their company vision. You want the company to appreciate that your event emphasizes attention to detail, as well as innovation in how the event is managed, promoted, and run. References and testimonials from companies you have worked with in the past will prove to be enormously helpful.
Additionally, there are a few other things you can do to have the best event possible. While you want your proposal to have a broad appeal, and while you also want your proposal to touch on certain things that any company you want to appeal to, going the personal route with each proposal is still a good idea. What you want to do is create proposals that are tailored to the specifics of each company you are going to appeal to. Chances are, the companies you want to work with for your event are going to be quite different from one another in a few key ways. Appreciate these differences, and make the companies feel as though you are appealing to them directly.
You should also establish the notion that you are open to communication between all parties.