Creating Future #AVtweeps

November 29, 2022

A recent online discussion hit a familiar theme in AV. How do we attract people to this field? Many of the same questions and suggestions that have been discussed over the years came back up. Do credentials matter? Does credentialing help attract people? Should there be a track in a community college or trade school […]

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Tweeting-Up with #AVTweeps at InfoComm 2021

October 28, 2021

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, InfoComm 2021 attendees gathered in Room W310 for the 10th annual Tweetup, an event where AV professionals who chat on social media can meet IRL (that’s internet speak for in real life). “Clearly this year’s InfoComm is very different than previous years, but we were excited to host #AVTweeps at our […]

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Social Media – Blessing or Curse?

November 19, 2019

Like so many industries, the AV industry has a robust and valuable community in the social media sphere. Many of us have dozens, if not hundreds of contacts and “friends” that we know only via social media. While we have opportunities to catch up and meet during industry events, including the always popular tweet-ups, the […]

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AV Junction Gives It Another Try – This Time with Free Online Platform

July 6, 2019

If you’re looking for either contract and full time AVtweeps, AV Junction now has a free web platform. AV Junction provides companies with access to “pre-vetted” (this is their term and not verified or validated as to what exactly this means) AV professionals. This is a dedicated online marketplace for AV people. AV Junction says […]

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Be Your Local Smart Home Expert

May 18, 2016

Shop local, eat local, holiday local — it’s an ethos that lots of your customers probably try to follow. They will also have their trusted tradesman that they turn to for car repairs, decorating or plumbing. This local ecosystem ensures that the local economy remains healthy, encouraging investment, creating jobs and building community spirit. With […]

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Captured at #ISE2016 Part 1: The Pre-Show

February 8, 2016

As I’ve written blogs before capturing Twitter and Facebook moments at InfoComm 2015, InfoComm Connections in NYC and other trade shows, I decided, while remaining in the U.S., 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 over four […]

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The Social Business Sphere (of AV) – A Discussion

February 1, 2016

When we look out at the landscape of the AV industry, we first and foremost see the manufacturers, integrators and consultants that comprise the space. When we talk about #AVTweeps, as there’s been so much discussion about in the last month especially, we are of course talking about what many of us like to refer to […]

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On Controversy, Disagreement and Being Open to Conversation

May 29, 2015

This week I did something I have never done. I took down a piece of content at someone else’s request. What happened with AV Power Up! 5 Reloaded? Please spend a few minutes with me in my audio blog to find out, and then hang around to have a larger discussion about how the legacy […]

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Flash Fiction Friday — Community, Hashtags, and The Future of AV!

May 22, 2015

This will be one of two upcoming Flash Fiction Fridays dealing with the moon, and more science-fictional than my usual fare. As readers of this blog know, I not only work in the audiovisual field, but also have a somewhat active presence in the AV online community, including occasional appearance on AV-related podcasts, this blog, […]

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Sappy Labor Day from AVPhenom

September 2, 2013

It’s Labor Day so I have been reflecting on how grateful I am to be working.  Over the past several years I have known quite a few AV folks that have lost their jobs or had to start over.  In many cases these folks had some trouble landing for an extended period of time, despite […]

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