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Staging the Presidential Debates


By Dan Daley, Special to InfoComm International®

With just days to go before the election, go behind the scenes of the presidential debates to learn how live events professionals turn two guys talking on-stage into a pitch-perfect audio experience — both for the live audience and for millions of TV viewers. Bonus: Learn what spooked the Secret Service backstage.


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Progress in Live Event Safety


By Dan Daley, Special to InfoComm International®

When tragedy strikes a concert, state fair or outdoor festival, it makes headlines and sends the industry into action. After a couple years’ worth of high-profile incidents, progress is being made toward codifying various live-event safety measures into standard business practices. Read what it means to be “Storm Ready.”


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Mergers and Acquisitions: PSAV and Swank AV


Two big names in live events will come together to form an even bigger name. What brought PSAV and Swank Audio Visuals together? What will the combined company offer the others can’t? And what does the deal say about the state of the live events industry (if anything)? We asked execs. It’s all in the InfoComm All Voices Blog.


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Project Changes: Manage Them or Just Make Them?


By Bradley A. Malone, PMP

Even the most well-defined, cookie-cutter project experiences change. The challenge is in how you manage changes to an AV design or installation and whether it’s part of a clearly stated process that all team members understand. Our project management expert explains.


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 Discover How Project Management Leads to Better Profit Margins

 “I would absolutely recommend the Staging and Events Management Virtual Classroom course to others. In a tight market with narrow margins the difference between profit and loss often comes down to how effective the project was managed.”
~ Bob Garofalo, CTS®, Vice President of Giant Audio Visual, Inc.

Enroll now or call 1.800.659.7469. The next course is Jan. 28-Feb. 22, 2013.

 Students Compete in the AVlympics
As part of AV Week, InfoComm hosted the first-ever AVlympics, a test of skill, stamina and one’s ability to wrap a cable really, really fast. It was also a chance for some local high school students to explore possible career paths to the AV industry. InfoComm Senior Editor Brad Grimes was there and saw an opportunity to engage young people in pro AV at an earlier age.

 Legislative Chicken: Sequestration and the Fiscal Cliff Explained
In the All Voices Blog, InfoComm’s Director of Government Affairs gives the 4-1-1 on the so-called fiscal cliff. How did we get here? What does the pending cliff mean for today’s business? And what does it mean if the economy goes over the edge?

 CTS Gives Confidence to Veterans
Steven Delozier, CTS®, (right, with InfoComm CEO Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D.) is one of the graduates of the inaugural AV Heroes program, a six-week training program designed to help U.S. veterans begin careers in AV. Here’s what he has to say about his latest accomplishment:

“Earning my CTS is a true career milestone for me. Although I’ve worked with AV systems in the U.S. Air Force for several years, the CTS certification gives me the confidence and credentials I need to press forward and succeed as a true industry professional.”

Call 1.800.659.7469 or go online to find out how you can sponsor a scholarship for students in 2013.

 GovComm Panel on Future Trends Announced
Discover how to transform your office into a borderless, video-centric, social environment — securely. Plus, peer into the top-secret, classified world of government and explore the role of secure AV. GovComm’s Future Trends keynote session will be moderated by Gary Hall, CTS-D, CTS-I, of Cisco Systems. He’ll be joined by the following panelists: Dave White, Deputy CIO, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Randy Johnson, President, Facchina Global Services; and Tony Warner, CTS-D, CDT, LEED AP, Principal at RTKL Associates and President-Elect of InfoComm International.

Register for this free event at GovComm, Nov. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Washington, D.C.

 Images From IFMEA
InfoComm Middle East and Africa is officially in the books. Held in Dubai earlier this month and co-located with GITEX, the region’s largest information and communications technology event, IFMEA attracted more than 100 exhibitors.

Here’s what the event looked like.

 Now in the Field: Economic Snapshot Study
Help us take the AV industry’s pulse by completing the Economic Snapshot Study, now in the field. It only takes a few minutes. Take the survey now.

 Embrace Your Inner Zombie
There will be tricks (practical design lessons from the pros) and treats (lunch every day) at AV Design Bootcamp, Jan. 25-Feb. 2 in Fairfax, Va. Power through your zombie-like fatigue for nine back-to-back days of intense training. Only the few, the proud and the brave need apply. Are you one of them? Call 1.800.659.7469 to find out.

 Attention Texas InfoComm Members
InfoComm will host a regional roundtable in Houston on Nov. 15. This is an opportunity to discuss issues impacting your business with industry peers and InfoComm staff. There will be a presentation on project management from Paul Streffon, CTS-D, CTS-I, MBA, InfoComm University™ Senior Instructor, and a presentation on new functionality at AV-iQ from Bruce MacIntosh, Sales Manager, AV-iQ. Save your spot.

 Power of AV for Education in the Sunshine State
The Power of AV for Education will be a track at the School Equipment Show in Tampa on Nov. 8. Hear a presentation on technology in future learning environments from Bill Nattress, CTS-D, CTS-I, Associate Principal at Shen Milsom & Wilke. There will also be technology manager case studies from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Bates College.

 Compare Apples to Apples
My iQ, a new feature of AV-iQ, is your all-encompassing online destination for AV product research. Why go to hundreds of different websites to compare product information when you can get all the data you need in one place, organized into a single format? Save time and effort in your AV research; start using the My iQ product comparison tool.

 Share Your Expertise
InfoComm is seeking experienced speakers for its 2013 Regional Roundtable and webinar series. Get involved with the AV industry, share your experience with colleagues and enhance your resume. Present on project management, sales, leadership skills, marketing, business development or any other topic you think would be of interest to your industry peers. Apply now.

 InfoComm Members Save Up to 70% on Office Products
Did you know as an InfoComm member you can get deep discounts at OfficeMax? Through the InfoComm OfficeMax Partner Advantage program, members get 20 to 70% off 12,000 products, including office supplies, technology and furniture. Learn more.

 Upcoming Webinars

  • AV Design and Installation Under ADA 2010
    Nov. 1, 2012

  • Rising High and Falling Hard — Leadership Communications Lessons in the Land of Second Acts
    Nov. 7, 2012

  • Time Management
    Nov. 14, 2012



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