Daughter of a god, wife of a king and the epitome of feminine allure, Helen of Troy is reputed to be the most beautiful woman who ever walked the earth. She was the legendary beauty whose face launched a thousandships, a reference to the vast number of warships the Greeks sailed to Troy to retrieve Helen after she elopedfrom Greece with a visiting Trojan prince. Her divine origin and terrifying beauty made her the object of one ofthe most dramatic love stories of all time, leading to the decade-long Trojan War and making Helen of Troycentral to the early history of ancient Greece.
There is no gainsaying the fact that the right welcome at an event usually sets the tone for the enjoyment of the event. A nonchalant greeting by a surly and unresponsive usher can easily put a damper on even the highest spirits, whereas a bright warm welcome by a cheery and helpful usher can change a grumpy guest's disposition.
Ushers are the first point of contact for the public at any event and they represent the organizers of the event. In essence they are public relations representatives for the organizer as many of the guests at the event come into direct contact only with them. It is thus essential that ushers are extroverted, friendly, have excellent customer service skills, and are able to handle responsibility with little supervision.
These qualities cannot be found in sufficient supply by randomly selecting girls at a casting call and handing out ushers' uniforms to them as event managers are wont to do. The result of this approach is usually a gaggle of uncoordinated, easily distracted and wantonly unprofessional ushers who will do everything from chatting with fellow ushers while ignoring guests needing assistance, to blatantly soliciting guests for call cards and discharging themselves before the end of the event. Fees paid to ushers procured in this manner are essentially wasted, as they add no value to an event.
At Helen of Troy Ushers, our ushers go through a painstaking selection process in which they are evaluated using our proprietary tool DoubleA2E.