B. Brown of Bar Red Entertainment had contacted a music conference organizer about attending their event. The organizer asked Mr. Brown if he had secured sponsorship? Mr. Brown asked what was the price, the organizer said $100.00. Mr. Brown explained he wasn't prepared to pay that amount and was actively promoting the conference on good faith through email campaigns and various websites including mymusicconference.blogspot.com.
Mr. Brown asked would the organizer give concession to him promoting the music conference in exchange for lowering the price? Mr. Brown explained that there would be a total of 5 people and that he sought a sponsorship table to actively promote his music business and clients. The organizer agreed. I was cc on the email.
Upon arriving at the event the organizer requested we pay $100.00 to attend the conference. Mr. Brown and I looked at each other, like this is some *&^#;-)@ here. We negotiated a lower price, but it was more than what was originally agreed to. Had we been in Atlanta we would have turned around and went home, however after driving for several hours it didn't make much sense.
Even when you achieve a certain level of success and people know you, they may still try you. The music conference was not well attended. It may have something to do with how the organizer does business. We all reap what we sew, good, bad or otherwise. Always treat people better than you want to be treated, attempt not to speak ill about anyone and stay focused on your goals and objectives.
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