As we speak/write, I’m watching a livestream called #LeadingThroughChange, put on by SalesForce, about how global brands can help their teams “approach our new world.” The stream — now at about 63K live viewers on Twitter (but, surprisingly, only about 350 live viewers on LinkedIn) — has now featured a few talking heads, like BT Group’s chief executive in the UK. It has also included some musical numbers (currently, it’s Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders). Unfortunately, all the musical segments in the stream have created some “slight technical issues,” and I just heard some sirens in the background of Chrissie Hynde’s video. I had to chuckle a little at both this and Johnny Mota’s tweet about it.
These things can be awkward and uncomfortable. And listen, we know not everything digital (like this livestream) is going to run perfectly without any technical issues at all. We’re just human, trying to figure this all out together. We need to be okay with this imperfection and be forgiving. BUT, at the same time, this is what the AV industry specializes in — helping people get it right the first time. If you’re a technical person with some expertise (presumably, since you’re reading this), you might know a few people or organizations who could use a hand right now. Why not take a beat to check in with them to offer a couple hours of your time to help? Of course, we suggest you please be mindful of the current rules when you do that — stay-at-home orders, social distancing and all.
This week’s AV Buyers.Club is a thick one: with three great columns; not three, not four, but twenty-five links for you to check out under product news; and more than a few industry-news updates, including three JUST on AV industry mergers/acquisitions. Lastly, rAVe is proud to reveal its list of manufacturer partners helping to make LAVNCH WEEK a reality; you can see those partners here. #LAVNCHweek starts April 27, with a day specifically for end users on Friday, May 1 — the day you may be particularly interested in. Don’t be the one who waits to register; spots are limited: rave.pub/LAVNCHweek.
See you online.