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Month: February 2012

Check, Check, Check…Can You Hear Me? The Importance of a Great Sound System
Feb 06, 2012 by
Great sound in a meeting or event is something most planners take for granted...until they experience that screeching microphone or the entire system goes dead. So what makes up a good sound system?   Lets explore the definition and use of microphones and mixers, as well as, understanding the importance of room accoustics, having event audio visual rental personnel on site, and last but not least, the infamous soundcheck.  First, understand the room accoustics, which is how sound beh...
5 Myths Regarding Great Speakers and What Event Planners Can do to Stop Them
Feb 03, 2012 by
When putting together a conference with a lot of speakers, often times meeting planners put their faith in other staff members to select and prepare the presenters. Or worse, they let them wing it. Either way, meeting planners that get caught up in the aura of a name or are intimidated by the title behind the speaker are setting themselves up for potential failure. Below are some common myths that speakers and event organizers alike, need to be aware of and be prepared to shatter at their next...
What Meeting Planners Can Learn from InfoComm International
Feb 01, 2012 by
Misaligned LCD projectors, poor screen resolution, and slow Wi-Fi were not present at InfoComm International's conference made up of 33,000 audio visual, communications, and systems-integration professionals. Here are some of the tips outlined by Jason McGraw, Senior Vice President of Exhibitions for InfoComm International and what meeting planners everywhere can learn from his experience. Tip#1: Produce CAD diagrams for each meeting session. This process will allow planners, conferenc...

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