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Happy Holidays from AV Event Solutions
Dec 24, 2010 by
W i s h i n g Y o u a n d Y o u r s a H a p p y , S a f e , a n d W o n d e r f u l H o l i d a y S e a s o n ! F r o m Y o u r F r i e n d s a t
Audio Visual Technician: What they do and Why they are Important
Dec 22, 2010 by
Audiovisual technicians set up, maintain, repair, and tear down audio visual equipment used to enhance events, from microphones, video recorders, and projector and screen rental, to sound and lighting rental equipment. They may record meetings and presentations with video cameras, operate spotlights, adjust amplifiers, coordinate graphics, and provide technical support. In addition, AV techs may edit, copy, and store digital media, track inventory, and order supplies. According to the Bureau of ...
Top Tips to Control Event Expenses
Dec 20, 2010 by
Even though the consensus is the recession is over, controlling event expenses still remains the top concern for event planners. At the PCMA Convening Leaders conference, Plan Your Meetings led a "Making Cents" round table with attendees. Here are some tips and suggestions from event planners and conference service professionals. BUDGETDivide one large event into 2 or 4 smaller, regional meetings. This will allow you spread your expenses over the year instead of having all the outflow ...
“What did he say?” Why Sound is So Important to Your Meeting
Dec 17, 2010 by
In producing an event, sound quality is of the highest importance. It takes a lot of time and attention to coordinate all the audiovisual elements of a successful business meeting, presentation, or corporate event. Great sound services during an event or conference can improve the interaction between the presenter and the audience. The sound equipment most frequently used for events consist of microphones, mixers, and speakers for amplification of sound in the room. The microphones used mos...
5 Common Problems with Powerpoint
Dec 15, 2010 by
As  As of late, I have read many comments and criticisms of Powerpoint. However, I would challenge that many of the problems of Powerpoint isn't the software itself, but how it is being used. Here are some of the common problems presenters and event meeting planners may encounter and how to avoid them. PROBLEM: The speaker writes the presentation “on the fly”. I have worked with many professionals who have an idea or two about what they want to say and start to develop thei...
Do Event Planners Need to Understand the Ins and Outs of Renting Audiovisual Equipment?
Dec 13, 2010 by
As conference services professionals or meeting planners, in charge of renting audio visual equipment, it may have crossed your mind that you just don't know enough about the equipment. Since audiovisual is critical to the success of so many events, perhaps you have made it your 2011 resolution to become a better expert with corporate audio visual rentals. Let me assure you, with the right audio visual partner, this part of your event planning equation will be easy. Here are some quick and ...
5 Interactive Technology Trends for 2011
Dec 10, 2010 by
As technology becomes cheaper and easier to use, interactive technology tool rentals will continue to open up new options for event meeting services planners. Below are the major trends to watch for in 2011. Mobile ApplicationsOrganizations will continue to rent iPads and rent Tablet PCs, which are highly portable and easy for attendees to use while sitting, standing, or walking. Here are some ideal uses: NetworkingInteractive Displays at Tradeshow BoothsLead Exchange and Qualification...
Make Your Next Meeting Fun and Interactive
Dec 08, 2010 by
Are your meetings and events snoozers? There is no reason they have to be! Here is a timeline and list of some ideas that you can utilize as you plan your meetings in 2011 and beyond. 3 Months to 1 Year Before Event Appoint a "Director of Fun". This person will have the responsibility for: Dreaming up activities for the attendees Bringing in "fun" items, such as interactive technology tool rentals Selecting the Theme for the Event ...
5 Keys to a More Effective RFP
Dec 06, 2010 by
A Request for Proposal (RFP) can be overwhelming in event planning, especially when it comes to renting audio visual equipment. Listed below, are five key guidelines  to include in your next RFP, which have been gathered from the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) Best Practices guide. Obtain the Key Contact Information. Employer Mailing Address Telephone Numbers (office and cell) Fax Email address Web address What ...
Kiosk Rentals : Your Questions Answered
Dec 03, 2010 by
The market for computer kiosks continues to expand despite the global recession as the uses for the devices grow and the public embraces the self-service concept, according to the newly-released Eighth Edition of Kiosks and Interactive Technology – Global Statistics and Trends – from Summit Research Associates. The industry has benefited as new applications are launched and older kiosk models are replaced. In addition, public attitude towards self-service and using a kiosk has change...
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