So, more meetings, more stress, more workload. What is an event planner to do? Here are some great ideas to get your 2011 started off with a bang.
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Regardless of the type of event, appropriate sound and lighting rental, projector and screen rental, and Powerpoint presentation equipment will play a part in determining the success of your event, as perceived and remembered by the attendees.
If the presenter is staying at the podium, a cabled microphone mounted to the podium gives the presenter the freedom to operate the powerpoint presentation equipment. These mics come with a flexible goose-neck holder and allow the speaker to point it in the most comfortable position. Another option for the presenter is a wireless lavaliere microphone that is worn clipped to clothing or as an earpiece. These small mics give the presenter freedom to roam around the room without compromising the sound quality to the audience.
When using sound with PowerPoint, you need to plug the computer into the sound system in the meeting room or utilize a set of external speakers to ensure the attendees can hear.
Powerpoint presentation equipment reigns as the most widely used presentation system with event meeting services companies. Relatively simple to master, PowerPoint allows users to create slide presentations featuring a variety of backgrounds, fonts, audio, and visual effects.
When setting up the screen, you should make certain the bottom of the screen is at least 2 feet off the bottom of the floor to insure the audience can see the entire screen.
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There is no one standard. At a minimum, employers usually require a high school education or GED. Some require an associates degree in audio visual technology, while others insist on a bachelor’s degree. Credentialing, such as a Certified Technology Specialist, is offered through InfoComm International. When selecting an audio visual company, you may wish to request what educational level and certifications the technicians have at that organization.
According to Education-Portal.com, audio visual technicians must be able to transport, assemble, maintain, and repair equipment used in a sales meeting or event. Knowledge of camera and light equipment rental techniques are essential, as is familiarity with editing equipment and software. Audio visual technicians must be creative, flexible, have strong communication skills, and be able to interact with co-workers and clients. Here is a list of skills conference and event meeting planners may wish to keep on file when renting audio visual equipment from an event meeting services company. Does the AV company and/or technician perform the following?
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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.
The sound equipment most frequently used for events consist of microphones, mixers, and speakers for amplification of sound in the room. The microphones used most often are either (or mixture of) the following: lavaliere, wireless, or cabled. These mics send their system to the mixer. The size of the mixer depends on the number of microphones or sources of sound expected during the event. A mixer allows the audio visual technician to adjust the volume and characteristics of each sound input, mix the signals, and resend them to the speakers.
The basic objective of a professional sound service is to "amplify" the:
Additionally, if the meeting is large and Q & A is expected, your event or meeting should have at least 1 wireless microphone for every 40 participants. It is also possible to use wired microphones placed throughout the room in strategic areas.
The main question event meeting planners need to ask is this: "Is what is being said, or listened to, important to be heard by all"? If so, use a microphone! The event audio visual company can inform microphone users — where to stand, how to use the mic, and set up microphone stands exactly to the height of their mouths. The presenter needs to take the time to adjust the mic stand if necessary and speak clearly into the microphone. Many novice speakers think they are speaking too loud and back away from the mic which causes more problems because people cannot hear them.
It is very important that sound systems provide clear, clean, and reliable amplification. Feedback or noise in the signal may go unnoticed by the presenter, but can be very uncomfortable and annoying to the attendees if it is constant. The equipment and the advice of the event services company can provide resources that event planners should leverage to avoid audio atrocities.
AV Event Solutions has veteran technicians that can assist you in bringing top quality sound to your audience. Let our staff be your sound solution!