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InfoComm 100 Invaluable To AV Industry Leaders

Last week I had the privilege of spending a few days with a group of thought leaders in our industry at an event called InfoComm 100.  This event brings together high level executives from our industry and a few from outside the industry just to stir up the conversation. 

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Listen Perspectives on ISE 2011

Last week I attended the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam. I’ve been attending the ISE Show for several years; however this year proved to be “the show” for Europe. The show boasted a 34,870 record attendance and was busy throughout all three days. 

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Celebrate AV Week

October 17 officially kicks off InfoComm AV Week 2010. InfoComm members in Utah got a little excited and began celebrating AV Week a bit early this year.

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You Get What You Pay For: The Value The Pro Audio Dealer Delivers

The internet is a great tool for finding the absolute lowest price for products.  And as a result we’re becoming engrained with the notion that we always have to get the lowest absolute cost for products.  Would you ever pay the lowest price for heart surgery?  I know that’s a silly analogy, but in many cases getting the lowest price isn’t necessarily the best deal for us in the long term.

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InfoComm AV Technology Tours

InfoComm is the largest and most comprehensive professional audio visual event in the world. On June 5 – 11, 2010 more than 32,000 AV professionals from 90+ countries and 900+ exhibitors will participate in this year’s InfoComm 2010, in Las Vegas Nevada.

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The Road Home

According to the Salt Lake County Homeless Coordinating Council, across Utah there are approximately 4,000 people each night that are homeless. While the majority is adult males, this number also includes women and children. It breaks my heart to think that many people don’t have a warm place to sleep each night.

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Exceeding Expectations

Isn’t it fun to exceed expectations? Every year we have with InfoComm’s AV Week. And this year (October 17-23, 2010) I hope will be a repeat with even more AV professionals getting involved. AV Week is really just an excuse to show pride in what you do every day. But it does force you out of your comfort zone. Because it’s all about educating others about the value of AV, talking to people unfamiliar with our industry, local officials, students, potential customers. And it’s also very rewarding. InfoComm members tell us they like having the spotlight on them for a change since they’re often behind-the-scenes. They tell us it creates good will and business opportunities.

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