Good AV Episode 10: Communications for the AV Industry: Strategies in Authentic Storytelling

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Have anyone else ever found it ironic that an industry built to enable communication hasn’t always been the best at communicating its story? Well, this month we get a few tips on how to rectify that issue from a longtime consultant to the AV industry, Elizabeth Eames, owner of Contemporary Communications Consulting. Listen closely as […]

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Good AV Episode 9: Making AV Good for the Brain

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Have you ever struggled to convince a client that “Yes, acoustics in this meeting room actually DO impact outcomes of meetings?” Well, this month our guest, consultant and expert, Andrea Sullivan of BrainStrength Systems, lends us some scientific brain data to support that argument! From optimizing AV for best learning environments to understanding that designing […]

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Good AV Episode 7: How to Future Proof Your AV Business with 4K Content

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If you’ve hesitated to step into the next phase of video because you’re unsure about costs, technology or business case, then you need to listen to this podcast! As always, host Midori Connolly has hunted down the most interesting Subject Matter Expert she could find. Dusty Kraatz, owner and producer at XI Media Productions gives […]

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Good AV Episode 6: From Policy to Action: How Sustainability Became the Culture at Freeman Audio Visual Canada

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This month host Midori Connolly chats with Heidi Welker, vice president of marketing at Freeman AV Canada. Heidi shares some fantastic stories and ideas to help inspire and educate anyone looking to create a green policy and then carry it out on an ongoing basis. One idea that I thought was particularly interesting was the […]

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Good AV Episode 4: Human Capital and the Industry Need for Investment

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Just like this show, there has been a widespread shift from a focus on simply green (not the cleaning product) to generating “good” AV. Part of this equation is still sustainability, but it also takes into account innovation, creativity and doing things such as treating your people better. This conversation with Richard Blackwell, founder of […]

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Good AV Episode 3: Natural User Interface Meets Professional AV

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This month, I have the pleasure of chatting with Nigel Sharp, the founder and CEO of presentation software Voiceboard by Lionsharp. A global company based in both Armenia and the U.S., this technology was designed with the idea that presentations will achieve true engagement when the interface to present becomes more natural. We have a […]

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Good AV Kickoff Show: Networked Video Like Nothing You’ve Seen Yet

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Midori Connolly and rAVe are so excited to announce that the GreenAV podcast show will now be “Good AV: Where Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability Converge.” Midori’s guest this month, Taft Stricklin of Just Add Power, is an ideal character to kick off the concept with a lovely story of how his company designs for long-term […]

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GreenAV – Episode 16: Smart Products and Bringing Green to the Masses

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Being green isn’t always about the environment. In some cases, sustainability is about making technology more accessible to the masses by the smart design of products that more people can afford without sacrificing quality. In doing so, more individuals can receive education and ultimately improve their quality of life. In this interview, Midori Connolly chat […]

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GreenAV – Episode 15: Listen how Draper Technology puts the human experience back into AV at CEDIA 2014

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Bob Hadsell of Draper, Inc. this month. Listen as we weave together the story of how core company values can lead to the most technologically advanced products in a marketplace. You won’t want to miss hearing this interesting preview of the exciting new products they will have on […]

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GreenAV – Episode 13: How to Implement a Green Policy…It’s Simpler Than You Think!

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This month, Midori Connolly had the joy of hearing Eric Andersen of QSC Audio describe how one person at a manufacturing company was able to craft and implement a green policy. His story is authentic, approachable and provides incredible insight into how you can duplicate this type of effort. Eric speaks to business benefits, governmental […]

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GreenAV – Episode 11: Power Innovation in Australia: A Conversation With Meegan Jones

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This month we are lucky enough to have Meegan Jones, managing director, operations, Greenshoot Pacific based in Sydney, Australia. Besides listening to her fabulous accent, she shares some really interesting work being performed globally that lends insight into developments in festivals and tours – primarily around the area of power for events. Here are some resources […]

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GreenAV – Episode 9: Production and Green AV, a Conversation with Paul Salinger, VP Marketing, Oracle

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What do you do when you are charged with leading sustainable production (and overall sustainability) for the world’s largest IT event (close to 52,000 attendees) and 8,000 global events per year? Well, Paul Salinger, vice president of marketing for Oracle and his team discovered this answer over the last several years. From achieving a 70 […]

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GreenAV – Episode 8: Learn All About Smart Building Technology with PepperDash President Howard Nunes

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This month, explore the future of the AV world “post-convergence” through a thought-provoking and enlightening conversation with an industry leader and expert in AudioVisual programming, Howard Nunes, President and CEO of PepperDash Technology. This session ranges from learning what “Smart Building” actually means – and the three characteristics that define a smart building – to grasping […]

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GreenAV – Episode 7: What Does it Take to be a Green AV Professional?

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This month I had the pleasure of chatting with Allen Weidman, InfoComm International’s Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of the STEP Foundation. Allen’s story is especially interesting and inspiring, as a professional without formal training or environmental sciences background, his passion and focus on best business practices led him to becoming a Sustainability Officer. Allen shares some of […]

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GreenAV – Episode 6: Paper Isn’t the Devil, but it is Kind of a Problem

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This year I discovered one of those products that is a true solution to a major issue. I found an incredible collateral/material distribution system that can address the major issue of paper consumption and have a chat with the co-founder, Joshua Shannon. I also throw down this month’s challenge that revolves around paper measurement and […]

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GreenAV – Episode 4: It’s Showtime in 2013

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This month, listen in while Midori chats with two event production experts, Johanna Walsh and Jill Drury. They chat a little about effective tactics for successful teams when it comes to implementing green practices (besides being two beautiful and charming women!), purchasing considerations from a buyer’s perspective, as well as how Jill has worked to create a […]

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GreenAV – Episode 3: ProAV Goes to Capitol Hill

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In May 2012, Scott Walker and Gary Hill were invited to make a presentation to the U.S. House of Representatives’ High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition. From Gary’s passionate presentation about sustainability efforts at Cisco (and the AV industry as a whole), to Scott’s wide-eyed excitement at being able to represent STEP, listen to this podcast for […]

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GreenAV – Episode 2: From Design to Stage, Green AV at the Theater!

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In this month’s show, Midori chats with Raymond Kent, the Managing Principal of Sustainable Technologies Group and the 2012 Green AV Award recipient. He gives an outstanding overview of a few theatrical projects where the emphasis was on sustainability, with impressive numbers and data to show for the projects. We talk a bit about the importance of […]

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GreenAV – Episode 1: Midori Means Green

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In the inaugural episode of the industry’s first GreenAV podcast, Gary Kayye introduces our GreenAV host, Midori Connolly. Midori shares her story of how she started her staging and meeting AV company on a GreenAV path, pushing against the industry’s  flow to pioneer new methods in staging. She also outlines benefits of using green products and green practices, and gives a preview of what she […]

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