Anyone who’s worked for an event staffing agency knows that there is never a dull moment in the office. From last minute cancellations to last minute events- we are always on our toes working hard to create a perfect event for our clients. The event staffing industry can be a confusing and complicated place- so before you hire event hostesses be sure to ask the following questions.

1. What other types of trade show and promotional events have you worked related to this field?

This question not only gets you to the heart of the event model’s experience, but it narrows down her direct promotional experience within your field.

2. Do you have any testimonials from past exhibitors?

Testimonials provide insight into the experience level and personalities of event hostesses that profiles, photos, resumes, and event staffing agencies cannot.

3. What type of sales experience do you have?

When the goal of your promotion is to generate leads and make sales it’s important to hire event hostesses that will help you to achieve and surpass your leade generation goals.

4. Are you fluent in any languages other than English?

Hiring bilingual or multilingual event hostesses is a great way to reach a larger, more diverse audience.

5. What is your level of education?

Depending on your event needs- it may be important to know whether or not the event models are college-educated. o.

6. How much experience do you have using technology at promotional events?

As social media marketing and mobile marketing continue to influence buyers, it is important to know how much technologial experience the event model has using smart phones and tablets.

7. Have you worked at this venue before/are your local to the area?

Asking the event hostess whether or not she is familiar with the location and venue is a great way to find out if she is local to the area. Local models tend to be more familiar with the event, trade show, or festival and have a better understanding of how long it will take to reach a particular location. Typically, hiring local event hostesses cuts costs and leaves less room for error.

8. What is your age range?

The age of the event model you hire is important because it directly relates to the types of attendees that stop by your booth. For example, older more experienced event hostesses should be paired with business professional trade shows, while younger, more energetic event hostesses should be hired for street team marketing campaigns.