News & Articles - AV

  • Amp Up your Next Virtual Event by Targeting this Sense

    With events primarily taking place from the comfort of people’s homes, the power of our five senses has shifted. It used to be an event producer’s passion to ignite all the senses in calculated ways, at specific times, to entice memory or create action. While we’ll get back to a new version of that eventually, for now we have the digital realm from which to work to deliver content. Because of this, the sense of hearing is among the most engaged…

    Virtual Events

  • Speak Easy: How presentation management sets your conference up for success

    By Andrew Tyne Your presentation starts in 10 minutes, while frantically trying to find the room where you’ll be presenting you look down at your hand and see the USB key that contains your talk. You whisper a quiet prayer to the conference gods that whatever laptop is waiting for you in the room has the correct version of QuickTime installed and that you’ve embedded those videos properly. When we design an event experience, we very often think of ways…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations

  • How to rock your second screen roll out

    By Victor Paan Mobile devices are a part of your attendees’ everyday routines, whether at home, on the job, or on a show site—so why not tap into this behavior by transforming the mobile device into a part of the overall event experience? Mobile devices can help amplify engagement, while working behind the scenes to gather immense data on audience preferences, speaker and content performance and more. Second screen is still a fairly new technology, but through our experience utilizing…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • (Almost) everything you wanted to know about event AV

    Event technology, AV equipment, production, sound and lights. These are just some of the terms that we as planners use to describe a huge array of technology. Everything from podium microphones to audience response systems to webcast and telecom equipment would fall under event AV. In the same way that sommeliers and chefs train for years to do what they do, AV companies spend a huge amount of time and money making sure that their staff are trained and up…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations

  • Five areas corporate planners may want to consider outsourcing for their next event

    By Niesa Silzer If you are responsible for planning and executing your organization’s events, then you know first-hand how much work, time and money goes into managing a successful event. Without a doubt, you’ve needed more resources – staff, time, information – but in today’s economy many organizations are unable to allocate additional personnel to their budgets. While resources may be limited, internal planners must continue to meet the need for creative and memorable event experiences, and deliver a return…

    Meeting Community, Top 5 Lists

  • AV insights for effective speaker performance

    A great guest speaker performance is crucial to the success of any conference. Event planners go to great lengths to ensure that the speaker is comfortable. This mindfulness of the speaker’s comfort should include their audiovisual support. Video comfort monitor A video comfort monitor is a video monitor that can easily be viewed by the speaker from the stage or podium. Usually the monitor is at the foot of the stage mounted in a wedge formation. This…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations

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