Latest headlines: Jacob Blount on viable offerings for all HOWs, Tony Sprando on doing instead of saying, plus news from Extron and more
June 22, 2021 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 11
Every day is a new adventure. Is that how the saying goes? That’s kind of the theme that I’m going with here for this newsletter — and it’s a good theme for our professions. My good pal Jacob Blount wrote our first column this week, talking about three viable offerings for houses of worship. In our line of work, it’s often we get far in the process but have to go back to the drawing board. He offers some insight into what should be at the forefront of all minds when designing a system for HOWs, especially right now.
Next up, Tony Sprando talks about the importance of meaning what you say and saying what you mean because we need to be living up to our words! In our industry, when we promise something, it’s a big deal, even if talk is just talk. Is there still importance and weight in offering a promise to a customer if we can’t back it up? Read to find out.
Also in this newsletter, catch the latest from Extron, Planar, Sony Electronics, KRK, Roland Professional AV, Magewell and more.
What do you think? Is every day a new adventure when no two installs are the same? Are you talking the talk and walking the walk? Are you looking ahead in your AV projects, so you don’t have to go back to the drawing board?
When designing a project for a house of worship, how often do you go back to the drawing board to ask the question, “Hmm, what should I include in this system?” Hardly ever, I assume, considering the requirements of houses of worship are mostly the same: assistive listening, environmental lighting, fixed installs and more. These are common practices when working with HOW customers, and have been since before technology was necessary for church and worship services.
We live in a “he said, she said” society. We interact through voice memos and quick videos focusing on what is said and not what is done. The art of holding to your word has seemed to have lost its value. But unlike a lot of change we’ve seen recently, this is something that shouldn’t go. Getting a job well done rather than having an idea well said is a value I hope to see stick around in our society. When it comes to business (especially AV business), it’s important to be able to live up to the truth you speak.