Choosing A Company For Your Presentation Equipment Hire

10th December 2009

When you need a presentation equipment hire, you should know

that the success of your presentation essentially rests on the rental company

that you select. From the condition of the equipment to the dependability of

the company, everything matters, and you need to take the time to select the

best company for your equipment rental needs. Here are some things that you can

consider before making a decision.

  • How

    dependable is the company? Typically, older companies are better

    established, and therefore more dependable than fly-by-night operations.

    You need to know that the company that you work with is going to fulfill

    their end of the deal – to the letter. If you aren’t sure, select a

    different company. Also take the time to read customer reviews online, or

    talk directly to other companies that have used a specific company’s


  • Does

    the company have newer equipment available for your presentation equipment

    hire? Many companies have older equipment that they rent out, and they do

    not replace that equipment as often as they should. This means that you

    end up with shoddy equipment which results in a shoddy presentation. Find

    out about the condition and age of the equipment that is available from different

    rental companies before making a selection.

  • What

    is the cost of the equipment? Naturally, the cost always plays a big role

    in selecting a company. With that said, however, the lowest price for

    identical equipment is not always the best option. Other things must be

    considered such as service and support, and delivery and pickup. Often, it

    is better to pay more for better service – even for identical equipment. Be

    sure to find out about additional fees as well, and avoid companies that

    try to hide fees from you.

  • What

    are the terms of the rental agreement for the presentation equipment hire?

    It is always a good idea to compare rental agreements from different

    companies. Read the agreement carefully, and make sure that you are very

    clear regarding how the equipment is delivered and returned, what you are

    responsible for and what the rental company is responsible for, and all

    other terms of the rental agreement before signing anything at all.

  • Is

    technical support available? Some rental companies don’t offer any

    technical support at all, and this could be a big problem that could

    essentially ruin your presentation. You need to know that telephone

    support is available, and that it will be available during the time that

    you have scheduled for your event. If it isn’t, you might want to choose a

    different company, regardless of the price.

Again, the success of your presentation weighs heavily on

the presentation equipment hire company that you use. Make sure that you are

working with a dependable, reputable audio visual hire company to ensure that equipment will be

in good shape, and delivered on time. Remember that the lowest price may be

attractive, but it isn’t necessarily the best option if you cannot depend fully

on the rental service offering that low price.