I would be lying if I told you the economic crunch has not affected the events industry.....I'm so free now I have booked myself a holiday next weekend, yes WEEKEND!
Recently a repeat client contracted me again as the MC for their upcoming company dinner. It has always been a relatively low-key, intimate, not too extravagant kind of event, with an MC, lots of staff performances. And so this year they let me "bao" (be in charged) the whole thing of which i gladly accepted.
Few days later, I received a short email from another event company, one of those that will contract just my singing services. The email read "your company does events? pls advice"
My reply "yes, what up?"
He said he "lost" a deal to me and upon further probing, I learnt that it was this repeat client. I tried to let him see he did not "lose" to me as they had been my direct client.
Later I found out that he had bad mouthed my company.
When the client told him that they had selected ** (my) company, his email reply to them was
"** Company? they are less than a year old in the industry. They must be the cheapest" (exact words).
Ouch! Times must be hard for him to feel so sore!