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ferrismagic
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Greetings,
how would you guys respond to an email like that? Would you send a letter to the company or just reply via email which is what I did and also when companies say proposal do they mean via snail mail?
Thanks in advance for your advice....
Am pretty new to Internet marketing...

Hi there,
 
We have an event on Nov 10, it’s a gala dinner at Suntec from 6pm to 10pm. We’re expecting around 60-70pax for this event and we’d like to have an entertainment in between the awarding. Can you send us a proposal if we are to hire your services? Please advise us on the inclusions and other packages.
 
Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.
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My gosh, surely you jest right? Usually it is best to reply in the same manner as you were approached or first made contact.
In this case an email seems appropriate. Before I replied I would call on them. They still need a proposal in writing to discuss the particulars with the rest of the planning committee.

Your lighting and power requirements
Stage requirements
Length of show
A brief synopsis of your program
How you will make their event more memborable
Any requirements specific to you and your performance
Last and most important is your FEE of course.

I would reply by snail mail in addition to phone and email. This is a very hot lead so you don't want to wait and allow them time to consider a different act or kind of entertainment. If you send them a package in the mail, they may not hire you for this one, but at the very least they will have tangible material for consideration at the next event. Sort of a reminder of your services, if you will. It also is the professional approach my friend!

Best of luck to you!
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ferrismagic
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Hi Devious,
Thank you for your reply
When you say send them a package, what do you mean.
Would you mind elaborating on what you would include in your package.
If you don't mind
Mindpro
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This has scam written all over it.
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On 2011-08-25 18:07, ferrismagic wrote:
Hi Devious,
Thank you for your reply
When you say send them a package, what do you mean.
Would you mind elaborating on what you would include in your package.
If you don't mind


Devious, is speaking of your promotional brochure and printed material that promotes you and your services. A formal cover letter is very business like as well.

If you have a web site you can reference this as well.

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On 2011-08-25 19:18, Mindpro wrote:
This has scam written all over it.


It could be a scam, but you will not know until you respond.
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It doesn't seem like a very hot lead because it doesn't sound like they have seen you perform and they're shopping around for other entertainers.

It sounds like you don't have a promo packet so you should create one for the future, not this gig, because you don't have time)

Respond through email and make sure they take a look at your website and videos of you in action.

Don't worry about whether or not it is a scam (just don't send them any money).
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I would reply with an email requesting the phone number so I can explain everything and ask questions over the phone.
Devious
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Yes, indeed Hegblini, that's exactly what I meant.

Benji is also correct, they are looky-loos at the moment and shopping around for various entertainment ideas.
I also agree that most likely you do not yet have a package and there is certainly no time to waste. Make contact immediately and provide the link to your work.

It doesn't seem like a scam based on the information you provided, but what do you have to lose by just providing the contact information? Call them as soon as you can. Listen to the folks who replied to your question...lots of great advice from a great bunch my friend!

Yours in Success,
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I'm with Dynamike....talking on the phone increases your chances of booking, and you can ask them all the questions you need to lead them to hiring you. If it's a legitimate lead they should have no problem providing a phone number so you can call them.
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Hi all,

Thanks for the replies, have since given them a call and negotiated the price, the lady said I was a little expensive and I agreed to bring my price down. Not by much though. Waiting to see if they will call back.
And yes I need to sort out a promo packet, haven't got one at the moment.

Advice appreciated Smile
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