Random Encounters

Random Encounters

When you deal with the public you get to meet all kinds of people, for better or for worse. Most people you deal with are average, and as a result not …

The Rising Tide of Tech Users at InfoComm

The Rising Tide of Tech Users at InfoComm

Imagine you were walking the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center at InfoComm 2018. You walk up to a random person without looking at their badge and shake …

The Key Phases in AVL Design – Part 3

The Key Phases in AVL Design – Part 3

In Part 1 of our AVL Design series, we listed and summarized the key players in AVL design. Then in Part 2, we shared about the key tools that those key …

Shut Up and Listen!

Shut Up and Listen!

Author and educator Stephen R. Covey, probably most well-known for his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” often said in his …

InfoComm from the Booth

InfoComm from the Booth

I have been reading some people’s reviews of InfoComm and I have to admit, I’m a little jealous that I no longer get much time to walk the floor …

The Key Tools in AVL Design – Part 2

The Key Tools in AVL Design – Part 2

By Erik Byer Guest Blogger for Tony the AV Guy & AV Bend In part 1 of our AVL Design series, we listed and summarized The Key Players in AVL Design …

Mind Reading

Mind Reading

Whether by selection or default, if you find yourself in the role of “leader” of your HOW AV team, you need to carefully consider both the methods …

Mentee Fresh

Mentee Fresh

By Ron DeVoe Total Marketing, LLC A little time has now passed since InfoComm 2018 turned off the lights. I hope that the sore feet have un-throbbed, the voice …

Reaffirming Top-Down Selling

Reaffirming Top-Down Selling

We all have things that we hold dear. And often, the things that we believe are so internalized that we take them for granted, assuming that everyone else …

Why AVaaS is not just a Glorified Lease

Why AVaaS is not just a Glorified Lease

I was participating in a social media chat the other day when the subject of AV as a Service (AVaaS) came up.  For those not familiar with the subject, …

AV vs IT – Who Touched It Last?

AV vs IT – Who Touched It Last?

As we all know, the IT world is converging with the AV world more and more every day. For most of us, this is quite exciting. For others, this can be daunting. …

VR at the Mall

VR at the Mall

Something that always fascinates me is how new technology creeps into our lives without even noticing. Several years ago, Google put out Google Cardboard. It …

How to Help a Technophobe

How to Help a Technophobe

There are going to be moments when we all just feel dumb and clumsy…argh! And it feels so awful.  For me, this photo really brings those feelings to life. …

InfoComm Comes (or Goes) Home

InfoComm Comes (or Goes) Home

AVIXA is going out of its way to say that its new Integrated Life @ InfoComm isn’t competitive to the industry’s defacto HomeAV show, CEDIA. But, I call …

Enjoy The Music

Enjoy The Music

Recently I found myself reliving a much different time in my life, from the past, while I was at my mothers house, and digging around in the garage. I went …

Barco’s Overture Dilemma

Barco’s Overture Dilemma

  Update: Just two days following the publication of this blog, Barco announced exactly what I suggested — they’ve integrated Overture into …

The Consequence of Wireless? WIRES!

The Consequence of Wireless? WIRES!

I imagine that my household is typical of many, in that there are multiple smartphones and tablets in use by members of the family. In fact, despite a big flat …

Buy AV Tech for the Best Experience

Buy AV Tech for the Best Experience

How do you navigate the barrage of tech available for purchase? When a problem arises with AV tech, most people simply Google a product or service then follow …

Ketra, a Brand Of Lutron

Ketra, a Brand Of Lutron

When the the daughter of Joel Spira (deceased founder and former CEO of Lutron Electronics) introduced IVALO (at the time, a commercial lighting line only from …

Dark Horse and Underrated Tech

Dark Horse and Underrated Tech

We live in society where newer equals better. Every month, if not every week, tech companies race to create and release newer, faster, sleeker, sexier gadgets. …

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