How to Sell New Equipment to your Administrators

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How to Sell New Equipment to your Administrators

September 19, 2019

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As a teacher or music director, you want the best for your students. That’s why you’re in the position you are. When making the decision to purchase equipment for your music program, there are a few things that are most important to you. You’re focused on making sure the products you get are durable, safe, versatile, and easy to use.

The key to getting this purchase approved by your administrators is getting them to see the importance of this high-quality equipment as well. Here’s more information on why it’s so important you have equipment that’s durable, safe, versatile, and easy to use.

Durability

The last thing you want to do when making a large purchase is have to replace or repair the equipment sooner than you should have to. This can result in unnecessary costs and not having the equipment ready when you need it.

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In most cases, this will be a one-time purchase for your career so you need to get it right because you may not get the funding to do something different for a long time.

It’s important to get products that can stand up to the wear and tear of even the busiest programs which will help you save money over time.

Safety

Keeping students safe is incredibly important for schools. One of the most effective ways that a school music program can keep its students safe is by using sturdy and secure platforms.

In addition to safety, sturdy platforms are quiet and they will help your students be more comfortable while they’re performing on them as opposed to wobbly risers.

Ease of Use

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Schools can sometimes have limited resources when it comes to setting up and tearing down for a performance. They usually don’t have a designated crew and the responsibility falls on the music director, students, and a few helpful parents. This is why it’s critical to have equipment that’s easy to use. A couple of students should be able to set up and take down your equipment on their own.

Versatility

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It’s important that your equipment is versatile. You should be able to use the same equipment for many different events. Risers that are able to be reconfigured into different configurations and layouts to meet the needs of the specific event are a big help for schools. It also makes your investment more practical and can go a long way to convincing your administrator that they can use it for concerts as well as graduation. This makes the equipment pay for itself quickly and reduce the money the district needs to spend to cover all its platform needs.

Conclusion

Your students deserve the best. Making the decision to purchase high-quality products will give your program the durability, safety, versatility, and ease of use that your students deserve.

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