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Top 2017 Trends For Event AV & Technology To Be The Most Successful Event Planner

Top 2017 Trends For Event AV & Technology To Be The Most Successful Event Planner

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Did you know that 29% of Americans say their phone is the first and last thing they look at every day? People are always connected and are continuing to grow into a technology dependent reality.

Undoubtedly, as people grow their personal lives into the technology realm, they expect their professional and social lives to follow in suit. Due to this quickly changing way of life, it is crucial that events stay up to date with the latest and greatest. Below I will outline the top 2017 trends for event AV & technology to be the most successful event planner. Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Event AV Agreements

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Did you know that not taking risks is the riskiest career moves of all?

Have you ever wanted to take the next step in your career or personal life, but didn’t feel completely prepared? Maybe you want to upgrade your apartment to a house. Perhaps you are ready to propose and make your girlfriend your fiancé. Likely you are ready for a new career challenge.

You are the best at what you do. You’ve been planning events for many years now and are ready to take on your next biggest client. You’ve even read our Ultimate AV Checklist. There is only one thing holding you back – the unknown. We want to help alleviate the uncertainty of the unknown. As an event planner, one of the most challenging parts of taking the next step is the confusing contract details within an event AV Agreement. Through the invaluable web session conducted by Jon Trask, I will break down what you have to know in an event AV agreement. Read More

Top 5 Things You Need To Know About AV Quotes

Top 5 Things You Need To Know About AV Quotes

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concertThe 30,000 person filled stadium roared with anticipation as the lights began to dim. 5 months later we had exceeded our expectations, all because of a cup of coffee and our av quotes.

It all began one sunny afternoon in July. The weather was so nice that the last thing that anybody wanted to do was work indoors. We knew we had an event to begin planning, but that was the last thing on our mind. The event wasn’t until December, anyway.

We had our vendor booked, and as 4pm rolled around, we finally heard back from our AV company. They had sent us the av quotes that appeared to have all the “normal” equipment that we always saw. Eager with anticipation for our afternoon bike ride, we skimmed over the AV quote, signed our names, and made our way out of the office.

Many times event planners assume all AV quotes are equal and skim past the details. In fact, it isn’t until the event day comes that they wish they had spent a little more time reviewing the details. Jon Trask breaks down an AV quote in his webinar about Contracts: Audiovisual & speakers. Below I will outline the top 5 things you need to know about AV quotes and event pricing based on Jon’s webinar. Also, you will learn how coffee could affect the turn-out of your event. Read More

Projection Mapping in Events- What You Need to Know

Projection Mapping in Events: What You Need to Know

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Imagine trudging into a convention center with expectations full of white fluorescent light and long, drawn out presentations. As you walk through the doors, you are immediately surprised to hear sweet sounds of crickets and frogs. You feel a slight breeze and the warmth of the sunshine on your skin. As you look around, you are surprised to be surrounded by the invigorating feel of life-like flowers, shrubs and a colorful forest. This “convention” turns out to be nothing more than a serene escape in the wilderness.

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