Five Things We Should Stop Doing

Five Things We Should Stop Doing

By Jennifer Davis Chief Marketing Officer, Leyard Often we get obsessed with new ideas, new technologies, and new initiatives that we can forget that a key …

Repackaging InfoComm

Repackaging InfoComm

Well another InfoComm has come and gone, and another Las Vegas record was set this year with over 38,000 attendees at the 2016 show. By attendance alone, …

Benefits of Tradeshow Classes

Benefits of Tradeshow Classes

This was the first year that I attended at three-day class before to the InfoComm show opened to the masses. Previously, I have only attended workshops and …

What It Means To Educate The Future

What It Means To Educate The Future

We all have many things in our lives that happen for one reason or another. Some of the greatest and most memorable moments of my life involve both my family …

Networking in AV: Learning the Ropes

Networking in AV: Learning the Ropes

Recent graduate Victoria Barela, CTS, earned her CTS certification just two months after graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Live and …

Failure Can Still Equal Success

Failure Can Still Equal Success

I am about to admit something that many people do not like to admit – I failed at something. Yes, I know, everyone fails at something at some point. We just …

Raising the Bar to 11

Raising the Bar to 11

Education Evolution: March 2016 When I was growing up my parents expressed the importance of education. Throughout my entire childhood they always said, “You …

5 Ways to Make CTS Better

5 Ways to Make CTS Better

Well it’s been a couple weeks since my last piece on CTS, and I figured the cooling off period was just about over.  Needless, to say, my last piece …

In Defense of the CTS Program

In Defense of the CTS Program

There’s been some chatter around here lately on the CTS certification. Mark Coxon used his skepticism on renewal rates as a vehicle to question the value …

Why CTS Matters to Me

Why CTS Matters to Me

I want to start this off by making sure you all know I have a bias. I served on the InfoComm PETC (Professional Education & Training Committee for 12 years …

We Can Do Better! A Look Into CTS

We Can Do Better! A Look Into CTS

In June of 2014 I earned my CTS certification at InfoComm in Las Vegas. In fact, I was so excited at the time that I threw out a challenge to other members to …

CTS Program Continues to Grow Worldwide

CTS Program Continues to Grow Worldwide

In the past few months the Certified Technology Specialist program has broken records and has had AV pros from all over the world bring CTS to their countries. …

CTS Reaccredited by ANSI

CTS Reaccredited by ANSI

If you’re an InfoComm CTS, congratulations! You should feel proud of this accomplishment. ANSI accreditation is recognized as the highest standard in …

Women of InfoComm Network and CTS

Women of InfoComm Network and CTS

This year at InfoComm 2015, the Women of InfoComm Network Council held its first meeting with great success. Both women and men from all sectors of the …

Meet the 10,000th CTS Holder

Meet the 10,000th CTS Holder

Last month, InfoComm welcomed the 10,000th Certified Technology Specialist to the ranks of the AV industry: Larry Flad, CTS, of PSX Audiovisual Technologies in …

Must-Reads for CTS Holders

Must-Reads for CTS Holders

CTS holders pride themselves in standing apart from the crowd. Keep your edge fresh. Carve out some time to stay on top of the industry trends. Your schedule …

Back to School

Back to School

What perfect timing! The same day that I had the awesome pleasure of being in front of a best and brightest class of 22 CTS candidates from the Atlanta market …

InfoComm 2014 Redux

InfoComm 2014 Redux

Were you one of the more than 37,000 AV professionals attending InfoComm 2014? Whether you were part of the crowd, or sorry you missed it, this is your chance …

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

As I sit down to write this column for July, I expected to be overflowing with excitement and interest from InfoComm. I am on a bit of an InfoComm hiatus, …

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