Murphy Was an Optimist

Murphy Was an Optimist

The most often ignored or forgotten problem in AV/IT systems can be summed up in this quote from Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare you are …

On the Network

On the Network

It’s the hot topic, the current buzzword, the latest and greatest and so forth and so on — it’s AV on/over the network. But stop and think …

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 …

Alexa, Manage My Church AV System

Alexa, Manage My Church AV System

“Alexa, turn on the church audiovisual system.” Clever voice-activated connectivity? Maybe. But practical? Not really. “Alexa, show me the upcoming …

DIY Acoustics: A Cautionary Tale

DIY Acoustics: A Cautionary Tale

AUTHOR’S NOTE: In the year or so that I have been writing this column for rAVe’s house of worship publication, the majority of the articles have …

The Failure of AV Marketing

The Failure of AV Marketing

The AV industry sucks at marketing. Everyone knows it because marketing across the audiovisual space is generally equally crappy. It’s boring, over-hyped, …

Church Technology Conferences

Church Technology Conferences

After a week-long intensive at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), it may feel too soon to start thinking about another conference. Then …

Laser Projection in Churches

Laser Projection in Churches

Every single time I get asked about laser projection, I think of the Austin Powers movie franchise villain, Dr. Evil, and his obsession with putting lasers on …

Asking the Right Questions

Asking the Right Questions

I’m an extrovert. Most people assume this means I love to talk all the time, I’m energized by social situations, I like to solve problems by discussing …

The Mix in the Room

The Mix in the Room

The art and science (for it is both) of live sound reinforcement in any worship space must take into consideration a large number of factors unique to HOW …

Thou Shalt Have Faders

Thou Shalt Have Faders

If your worship facility is part of the 65+ percent of houses of worship in North America with a congregation number less than 300 to 400 members, you are …

Solve the Pain, Then Introduce Strategy

Solve the Pain, Then Introduce Strategy

‘Solve their technology pain, then introduce them to a technology strategy.’ That should be the mantra for consultants, systems integrators, and …

The Sound of the Word

The Sound of the Word

Words. We use hundreds, if not thousands of them every day. In a plethora of languages, dialects and forms, words are the building blocks of our verbal …

Top House of Worship Ads of 2017

Top House of Worship Ads of 2017

You’d think that here at the end of 2017, the AV industry would learn to not waste marketing co-op and advertising dollars. But, no. In this industry, …

The Future of Selling Service to Churches

The Future of Selling Service to Churches

It’s all in the fine print. Most people won’t open up new gear and grab the owner’s manual and warranty information and spend the next two hours pouring …

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