Is Digital Wayfinding Right for You?

Is Digital Wayfinding Right for You?

The Dilemma – You are Lost When you visit a large school campus, or a hospital, or a large corporate center for the first time you do your best to find the …

Who’s On First?

Who’s On First?

As Dickey Fox said in the film Jerry Maguire, the key to business is personal relationships. I agree wholeheartedly. Knowing who you have to deal with, and how …

Should AV Be Seen?

Should AV Be Seen?

In the AV industry, for as long as I can remember, the idea of being able to have an AV system of some kind and making it as invisible as possible has been a …

Too Much Follow Up?

Too Much Follow Up?

When I’m coaching sales training I talk a lot about the importance of follow up. That’s because it makes a difference. As a salesperson if you actually …

Infrasound: The Noise You Feel

Infrasound: The Noise You Feel

Imagine that you have just moved into a new home and you continue to hear a disturbing, pulsating, low frequency rumbling noise.  You think it is coming from …

AV Friend or AV Foe?

AV Friend or AV Foe?

When I was in residential AV, real estate agents were some of my best allies. I made alliances with agents who worked directly for the builder to assure that …

#MeToo and the AV Industry

#MeToo and the AV Industry

Like so many other people, I have read about the Harvey Weinstein scandal over the past several weeks with disgust. As the story grew and the #MeToo campaign …

Buy a Superior Video Security System

Buy a Superior Video Security System

You bought a security system. Good idea. So, you go to recover that footage of the shop lifter or an employee stealing from the cash drawer… doh!  You go …

Leave Your Propeller Hat At Home

Leave Your Propeller Hat At Home

It is absolutely possible to have too much of a good thing. In the various AV and CE channels, you’ll find that at least a trickle of nerdiness runs through …

20 Square Feet of Raw Power!

20 Square Feet of Raw Power!

Working for a manufacturer in commercial AV, it can seem like the whole year revolves around two trade shows, ISE and InfoComm. Considering the scale of these …

TEA’s SATE 2017

TEA’s SATE 2017

For anyone that follows my @avphenom handle on Twitter, you most likely saw a plethora of posts last Friday about the Themed Entertainment Association‘s …

On Scott Sharer

On Scott Sharer

Like many of you, I’ve known Scott Sharer for many years. He developed the first videoconferencing classes more than 20 years ago and taught them for 15 …

Choosing the Right Piano Mic

Choosing the Right Piano Mic

Over the years of designing AVL systems, I have had the pleasure of walking into many churches of all denominations, shapes and sizes.  It is always a treat …

AV on the Big Screen

AV on the Big Screen

Fifteen years ago when I took my first job in the AV world (as a tech manager at a college) I remember people asking me things like, “So does this mean …

Curve Jumping

Curve Jumping

It’s funny how ideas work. Two years ago, I started a draft of this blog about curve jumping. I wrote an opening paragraph and then stopped. It sat in …

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