Details and Communication

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I was recently meeting with one of my dealers and he expressed frustration at how may times he has to repeat himself on jobsites when communicating his requirements to trades like the electrician or the HVAC guy in order for them to do the thing he needs them to do, so he is able to […]

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When Your Brand’s Email Is Noise

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Your business may have the coolest AVL product or service on the market, but amassing more emails in your prospect’s Inbox isn’t helping you sell even one of those great new products. Why? As decision-makers and consumers, we’re inundated and overloaded with information and emails. We’re deluged by data. What we don’t need to know is […]

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The Three Essential Soft Skills for Selling AV to Churches

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Pastors don’t need high-pressure sales, slick marketing or churchy language. In fact, these three are red flag warnings to a vertical market used to being sold what they do not need. Instead, the three essential soft skills for selling AV to churches are a helpful challenger, intentional communication and value-as-a-service. All three of these lean […]

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Bluescape Debuts Situational Awareness Reference Architecture 

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Bluescape today announced a new reference architecture for situational awareness to help organizations plan effectively in managing disruptive or emergency situations. The situational awareness solution aggregates real-time, visual assets into a single digital workspace that can be shared with internal and external resources, so teams can quickly collaborate on a strategy and mount a response. Every organization faces […]

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Pliant Technologies Shows New Smartboom Lite Communication Headset at InfoComm 2017

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Pliant Technologies is displaying its compact SmartBoom LITE headset at InfoComm 2017 (Booth 5469). Accompanying the complete line of SmartBoom PRO headsets, the SmartBoom LITE series features comfort, audio quality, advanced features and design enhancements. The SmartBoom series of communications headsets are specifically designed for exceptional comfort and durability. The innovative SmartBoom LITE headset features an on/off microphone muting feature, which […]

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The Secret to Supporting a Successful Remote Team: It’s no secret really. Communicate, collaborate, connect.

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(An earlier version of this post appeared in SMART’s Next Level Collaboration blog.) Remote work is on the rise, increasing 26 percent from 2013 to 2014 according to a recent Entrepreneur article. Many see it as the wave of the future, and others view it as something better suited for the self-employed than the corporate powerhouse. […]

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