Tag Archives: workforce development

Building the Next Generation of AV Professionals

If you’ve been to an InfoComm show of late, you will see colorful displays of all kinds. But you will also see a lot of another shade: grey. Our industry is aging. And for all of our knowledge, experience and know-how, there isn’t a long line of people ready to take our place. In fact, […]

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5 Things We Should Stop Doing

Often we get obsessed with new ideas, new technologies, and new initiatives that we can forget that a key part of strategy is what you are going to say “no” to. This applies to us individually, in our companies and as an industry. So, what are five things that I think the AV industry should […]

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Weekly Reading: Has Anyone Ever Really Tried to Drink from a Fire Hose?

For whatever reason, my wife loves karaoke (karaoke lovers are screaming at their monitors, “We know the reason!”). I get the communal experience of a karaoke bar.

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How Much Does 5 Minutes Cost?

It’s been my experience at most of the integration companies I’ve consulted with that there is sometimes a lack of understanding of the effects on the company of good quality and poor quality. And I often ask, “What does it cost the people downstream from one another — in terms of time, money, productivity, morale, […]

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Hire a Kid Already

I have seen the future of AV and it’s closer than you think — as close as your local high school. During AV Week last month, I visited North County High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland, to talk to students about the AV industry as you and I know it. North County is considered a […]

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