Great, we thought you might feel that way! You’ve got all the great ideas, but still need permission to purchase items for your business, brand or event? We understand, so we’ve made it easy for you. (This form is available for print here.)
To get the approval you need, think about these three things: Pain, Claim and Gain.
What pain are you, your co-workers and other event staff experiencing? If you can define the issues clearly, defining a solution will be even easier. For example, if you’ve noticed your event check-ins are always chaotic and feel like you’re missing out on key connections because of it, express that to your manager or supervisor. Recall a specific incident where things didn’t run smoothly or mention any frustrations guests may have experienced. Think of it as telling a story, pinpoint exact pain points that will allow your manager or supervisor to visualize the stressors.
Now that you’ve got your manager or supervisor on the hook to listen, claim why you’d like to purchase a Name Badge Organizer. Reference specific problems an organizer would alleviate and highlight the benefits of having a Name Tag Tamer at your events:
Also, do the numbers – reference how many tags can be stored, cost savings with a reusable investment and reducing staff labor. Lastly, when claiming your desire to purchase a board, refer back to pain(s):
“With three Large Name Badge Organizers we can display up to 200 name tags and reduce staff down to three from four. We also don’t have to rent so many tables from the venue – saving $xx amount in rental fees.”
Lastly, express what your event will gain from utilizing your Name Tag Tamer purchase. Think of it as the summary of your story, state your pain(s) again (briefly), repeat your claim(s) and bring it home with what value you are providing to your attendees.
“We’ll cut down prep time on site, allowing more time to be focused on guests, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers. Our guests won’t be waiting around, rather they will be chatting with staff, exhibitors and other attendees; they will be visiting booths longer because they won’t be wasting time searching for their name or standing in long lines and this makes our sponsors happier, too.”
Remind them that this is an investment in a product that can used over and over again for various events, staff meetings, seminars and conferences. Explain how the boards help tighten up your overall event appearance and experience for your guests, after all, that’s who you are really trying to make happy!
Prepare to request approval with our printable Name Badge Organizer Purchase Request Form.
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