Jane Timmins

Jane Timmins

Jane Timmins, with more than 18 years experience in the AV industry, is the owner of Australian Presentation Systems, a company she worked for and then purchased in 2004. She previously worked at a staging company as a stock controller, as well as in other roles as an operations manager and in sales. Prior to her AV career, Jane was in the Australian Army and worked in logistics, before taking a voluntary honorable discharge in 1995 as the rank of Sergeant. You can reach her at ajtimmo@bigpond.com.


Jackpot & Creepy Cheers!!

Jackpot & Creepy Cheers!!

Continued from the last post… So the time had come: I had to tell my loyal staff of two that I was selling the business and would be heading to another state. It had been a difficult few months as I couldn’t tell my staff about the job offer my husband had and could not […]

Hard Decisions We Have to Make

Hard Decisions We Have to Make

It’s official — I am unemployed and no longer a business owner. My Hubby and I have moved to Melbourne in Victoria. It all started over seven months ago… …when my husband got offered a promotion that would involve moving from Brisbane to Melbourne. This was all on the proviso that the company won the […]

Integrate – Expo Sydney The Mini InfoComm

Integrate – Expo Sydney The Mini InfoComm

I recently attended the Integrate Expo in Sydney — it is Australia’s version of InfoComm, although a lot smaller. There were 87 Exhibitors and over 500 brands, and as the spiel goes, Integrate is “Australia’s largest Audio Visual entertainment information & communication technology event.” The expo also includes many seminars throughout the three days of the show. This […]

Panasonic Projects the Future

Panasonic Projects the Future

Last week I flew to Sydney to attend the Panasonic Australia Project the Future launch of their new range of projectors now that they have merged with Sanyo. There were more than 150 customers and dealers from all over Australia (according to the press release) and quite a few were from Queensland. When we arrived at […]

What I’ve learnt

It’s a new year and next month will be 8 years of running an Audio Visual company, can’t believe it has been that long. What have I learnt….. ·        That I don’t know everything about running a business…. ·        That I have to be patient when dealing with staff and of course clients – smile, […]

Getting That “Aha, I Get It!” Moment

We are very big on training here at Australian Presentation Systems, attending as many training days as possible. One of our newly promoted sales staff Emma has recently completed the online course Infocomm AV Essentials. Emma has been with us for over four years – starting in reception then going on to manage customer service, and now […]

Digital Media Me

Last week I attended the Crestron Digital Media Certification – Design course (DMC-D) with 15 others. It was an all day course and the two days after that was the engineering course DMC-E. I would have liked to have stayed for the other two days but could not afford three whole days away from the office. About […]

Social Media Got Me Here

G’day, I’m Jane and this is my first blog for rAVe I’m from Brisbane in Australia and I have worked in A/V for over 16 years, 6 years in staging and rental and 10 years in commercial A/V. I am the owner of Australian Presentation Systems (QLD) we are an audio visual specialist we do anything from […]