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Flipping the Sales Pitch at AVIXA’s AV Executive Conference
November 15, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
In the age of “busy,” lots of customers don’t have a lot of time for endless meetings where they search their souls for pain. Decision makers prefer to be presented with surprisingly accurate insight into their needs
A Glimpse at Tomorrow’s AV Professional
November 2, 2018 by Krystle Murphy
Ally Hepp has her eyes on a future career in AV, and to say she’s well on her way is an understatement. She’s currently a senior double majoring in Audio and Music Production, and Music Business at Lebanon Valley College (LVC) in Annville, Pa., with a long list of extracurricular AV activities.
The Open Office Gets in Touch with Nature
November 2, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
To investigate how we can improve the workplace environment in open-plan offices, I recently made the journey to Santa Cruz to visit Plantronics. Plantronics is bringing the California factor to the equation with its Habitat Soundscaping creation.
Growth in Performance Solutions
October 30, 2018 by Sean Wargo
A hot area of growth in the commercial AV industry — one that might perhaps be overlooked as “old school” these days: solutions geared toward performance and entertainment in fixed-venue settings.
Now is the Time to Start Shapeshifting Static Decor with Projection Mapping
October 25, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
With the right projection technology and irresistible content, it’s possible to change any space and get a bang for your buck. TAO Chicago offers this inspiration.
A Letter of Thanks from Your Outgoing Certification Steering Committee Chair
October 1, 2018
As I look back on my time over the past four years on the Certification Steering Committee, the past three as your chair, I am so proud of what the industry has achieved.
Why You’ll "See" Concerts Differently with Immersive Audio
September 28, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
During the last show of Bon Iver’s summer 2018 North American tour, the band conducted an experiment: connecting the sight of a musical performance with its sound.
How to Rewire Your AV Approach From the Inside Out
September 6, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
Read how one established AV integrator has cultivated a carefully honed, strategically-vetted new experience-centric marketing and branding approach.
Immersive Audiovisual Experiences Can Help Hotels Reimagine Public Spaces
September 5, 2018 by Brad Grimes
As the global tourism market grows, competition in the hotel industry is heating up. Smart hoteliers are responding with services and designs that enable socialization, productivity, and personalization.
All Together Now: IBM Joins the AV Talk
September 4, 2018 by Brad Grimes
IBM gave us the PC. It gave us the ATM, the floppy disk and the relational database. It popularized the mainframe and artificial intelligence (AI) through its seemingly ubiquitous Watson platform. So, it was sort of revolutionary, to me, to hear an IBM executive recently speak like an AV professional.
Rock Lititz Cultivates the Future of Live-Event Production With a Hub for Collaborators
August 28, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
Lititz is legendary. Those seeking the roots of the experience design business quickly learn that this South Central Pennsylvania town is where the biggest, most famous, most legendary productions begin.
Don’t Let Your AV System Be the Bad Guy
August 16, 2018 by Ann Brigida, CTS, CStd
Although a secure network is something of a moving target, a lesson can be learned from the massive breaches that could have been prevented.
The Corporate Lifeblood of Pro-AV
August 7, 2018 by Sean Wargo
Office environments remain the single largest source of audiovisual solution revenues for the pro-AV channel.
Maybe It’s Time Your Office Lighting Worked as Hard as You Do
August 2, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
What I didn’t realize though was that I wouldn’t need that caffeine after all. All I needed was some good lighting (and maybe some nice acoustics and excellent conversation) to boost my energy level and mood.
Music Makes a Minor League Mascot a True Celebrity
July 24, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
Why is a celery stalk mascot making the crowds go wild? Well, that’s the kind of creativity that prompted Forbes to declare that Minor League Baseball is on a growth curve.
Remembering Jack Emerson, CEAVCO Audio Visual
July 16, 2018 by AVIXA
AVIXA mourns the passing of Jack Emerson, Founder of CEAVCO Audio Visual Co. and former member of the AVIXA Board of Governors from 1993 to 1996.
What Immersive Audio Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?
July 13, 2018 by Kirsten Nelson
Immersive audio is appearing in live music, art installations and soul-healing meditations (try it, you might like it).
AVIXA Women’s Council: How to Act Locally
July 12, 2018 by Cory Schaeffer
My ask of all in our AV community is that we work to connect at least once per quarter LOCALLY. This will keep the support, help and conversation going all year long.
Let the Games Begin
July 10, 2018 by Brad Grimes
AVIXA and our partner groups see that value in sports arenas, and we’re meeting end users eager to use AV to get people out of their houses — and back into the stadium experience.
CTS Hits the Mark – 12,000 Strong
July 9, 2018 by Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I
One of the most exciting things I have seen since becoming involved with AVIXA™ and the CTS® program is the enormous growth. In my four short years on the CTS Steering Committee – three as chair – the program hit the milestones for both 10,000 and now 12,000 certified individuals.
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