Learning to Crawl

Learning to Crawl

A lot of my last 25 years in the industry have been spent on training rental and staging techs. I still don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, but I …

Rental and Staging Predictions for 2012

Rental and Staging Predictions for 2012

Well, it’s January, and time once again for me to exhibit the same holiday-induced lack of imagination as every other columnist, and write a predictions …

A Tragedy Strikes

A Tragedy Strikes

We interrupt our regularly scheduled coverage for this special bulletin. This month I was going to continue our discussion of the arrogance that can be present …

The Projector’s Slow, Lingering Death

The Projector’s Slow, Lingering Death

By Joel Rollins, CTS-R Sometimes, there is little difference between the needs of the rental/staging company and the mainstream AV dealer. We use the same …

Buzzards in the AV Industry

Buzzards in the AV Industry

I’m sorry – I’m writing this article on an iPad, and auto-correct changed my text to the title above when I typed in …

The Little Things

The Little Things

Well, here it is again. Time for “The Show.” InfoComm time. And, as usual for someone in the rental portion of the industry, I go off to “the …

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

Well, the spring we were all waiting for is finally here. The trees are budding, the snow (for those of us who get snow) is melting, and hopefully the rental …

Don’t Cross the Streams

Don’t Cross the Streams

In the movie “Ghostbusters, there’s a highly memorable scene where the three “heros” are called upon to remove an “obnoxious little spud” of a …

Downsizing the Dream

Downsizing the Dream

Yesterday, I sat (like several others on my staff) waiting for Apple’s usual “insanely great” announcement of their latest “breathtaking” portable …

As Good As It Gets….

As Good As It Gets….

By Joel Rollins, CTS-R Well, I seem to have hit a nerve with my last column on training programs (or the lack of them) in the Rental and Staging portion of our …

Survival on the Warehouse Front

Survival on the Warehouse Front

By Joel Rollins, CTS-R Often, running an AV Rental and Staging company is a bit of a high-wire act. We have to prepare to offer the latest in services and …

Hold the Presses!!

Hold the Presses!!

By Joel Rollins, CTS-R Sorry, folks, that this issue is a couple of days later than we expected it to be, but a number of things have happened for the rental …

Joel Rollins: Do the Math

By Joe Rollins For several years now, I’ve wanted to locate Mr. Zeminicki from my high school, and apologize to him. Mr. Z was my nemesis, the math teacher …

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