The Difference Between VIP and Insider
We all know we can pay more for a VIP experience and expect a different deal than everyone else. Often those three letters don’t make the concerts, the sports events, the theme parks any better. Other times you have an experience that makes us feel like we are part of it, part of something special because we have an insider view of something we love.
In my career I have experienced thousands of events; from planning through to execution. I made my fair share of mistakes and been taught a quite a few valuable lessons. One of the most important to me is treating people the right way. I’ve learned how to get the best out of someone who is not having the best day. I’ve done the hard work when it had to be done and met so many great people along the way. I’ve done favors and asked for my share too. I’ve made great connections with staff, vendors, and venues. I am a professional, an insider.
Whenever I am asked why I started Avant-Garde Events and Productions I think about the last part of that. There are so many rewarding reasons to be in this industry, but to be able to put an anxious host
or client at ease using in my insider knowledge is a unique gift. It is easy to get caught up in the operational details of venues and events and forget the purpose of the event – to enjoy yourselves and bring joy to others.
I don’t believe VIP means paying more, VIP is an experience where you leave feeling that your individual/organizational needs were met, you didn’t leave wanting for anything. By taking what I learned through my years in high-end service I provide “insider” access to the best resources and information.
Of course, this is all just words without the actual practice. Communication – from us to the host, to the venue, to our partners – is our most important and effective tool. We want to listen, and we want to talk. We don’t want you to fill out a form, we want to talk it over. We don’t want to tell you “how its going to go” we want to hear your vision. We want to take the time to educate and inform and help you make the best decisions for your needs.
For Avant-Garde Events and Productions the joy is providing the best experience, without any of the stress. A true insider experience.