The Burn Is Real

June 27, 2016

This weekend I wrote a blog entitled Millennial Damage? and posted it on LinkedIn. Then I did something I’ve only done a handful of times concerning any one of my blogs – I deleted it. Not for fear of backlash or anything related, that I can always take although I don’t normally write to provoke, […]

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My Interest in Podcasting, and Some Great Influences

June 19, 2016

For those who know me, they know I like to be serious and have a good time as well, and I always call the ratio 70/30 – you can guess which falls where (getting down to business is an entirely different story though). For those who know me in person or have listened to me […]

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AV Power Up – InfoComm 2016: A Podcast At the Show, and In Your Ears

June 14, 2016

When you talk about immersing yourself in a tremendous endeavor as well as doing something which thoroughly drives you – you can relate first-hand if this mirrors your experiences. AV Power Up, a show which began in March 2015 with some of the AV industry’s most well-known #AVTweeps making up “The Crew” – Christa Bender, Chuck […]

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The Great InfoComm 2016 Experience – From A Personal Side

June 13, 2016

First this: A record 1,000 exhibitors, including 211 new exhibitors, filled the Las Vegas Convention Center June 8-10 for InfoComm 2016, occupying 527,105 net square feet of exhibit and special events space — also a show record. Attendees registered for more than 12,000 seats at InfoComm University sessions throughout the week, more than double the […]

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A Very Special AV Power Up: Call It -Another- WIN for the Industry

March 11, 2016

A show which began in March of 2015 and has covered the gamut of technologies, influencers and issues in as well as outside of the industry, has just revisited a topic of discussion that first took place in May of last year – the first time we have done so. This time with a new […]

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“Behind the Scenes” of a Great Podcast – The Floating Point

March 3, 2016

When you hear an excellent new podcast show, maybe you wonder about all that took place in terms of how it came to be in the first place? “The Floating Point” on rAVe Pubs Radio is that show which is hosted by Hope Roth, one which I also have the great pleasure of producing. Here’s […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 2: The Show

February 12, 2016

In Part 1 I explained that I’ve previously written blogs capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows. This time I decided to do a “4000 mile” social media view of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam – the AV industry’s largest trade show event which takes place […]

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This Week (In AV and IT) 12/18

December 18, 2015

Vidyo Secures Strategic Investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures for Telehealth and Video Collaboration (12/14) Vidyo, Inc., a leader in high quality visual communications, announced a $10M strategic investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, and $5M from existing investors, for a $15M follow-on round of funding.  Vidyo has raised […]

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Anatomy of the Podcast – Part 2: AV Power Up (A Great Year in Review)

December 16, 2015

I pick up in Part 2 with the show that has certainly been a large part of my year in 2015, working with some of the best and most dedicated people I have ever come to know. When you talk about a team, the AV Power Up crew embodies that term – in fact so much […]

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On Leadership and Those Who Transcend

October 26, 2015

Something took place this past weekend which was tough to deal with, not just for me but for a team as well – and that is that a key member of our AV Power Up team has announced that he is leaving the show. Now while some may not feel that this is a big […]

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The Conversation

October 16, 2015

Those who know me know I like to talk. I’ll leave that thought there for now. Recently, in a business discussion I was asked “Why do you answer every question with a story?” I sat there for a few moments and – yes – was speechless (imagine…). Now I’m not sure exactly what my answer […]

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The Making of: AV Power Up! – Episode 24: Women of Technology and Intrigue

September 24, 2015

It all began here: I attended the WIN Breakfast at InfoComm 2015 and afterward the Council meeting, in part because of media responsibilities with rAVe, as well as the fact that we had done a show prior to InfoComm (our Episode 6 “We’re Talking a WIN for the AV Industry” with Erin Bolton, Jane Johnson […]

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AV Power Up at InfoComm: A Great Show (Times Two)

June 24, 2015

I am writing this blog to talk about our podcast show that took place at InfoComm, which was in the end nothing short of a grand slam as we had achieved exactly what we had all been looking forward to doing – a tremendous AV Power Up! show at InfoComm 2015, which I had called […]

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