Archive for the ‘Tricks of the Trade’ Category

Make Your Meeting Room Better!

Most offices, no matter the industry, have at least one thing in common: some sort of meeting room. It’s probably even one of the most used rooms in many offices, so why not make the room as efficient and practical as possible? With some updated technology and a few strategic changes, AVG can help you make the most of your meeting space. We usually start by asking the following questions. Step 1: What is your meeting room used for? Are all of your meetings internal, or do you often host clients? How many people does the room hold? Are you…

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Mic check!

With new regulations from the FCC, certain wireless microphones and other instrument systems will be illegal to use after July 13, 2020. Here’s some basic information you may need to know about the transition. In order to make room for the large demand for mobile data, the Federal Communications Commission auctioned off a portion of the 600 MHz UHF TV Band spectrum. The spectrum will mostly be used by mobile data providers, which means it will be illegal to use wireless microphones or instrument systems that run on the 600 MHz spectrum after July 13, 2020. What should I do?…

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Avoid a Silent Night: 8 Tips For Your Christmas Service

The Christmas service is often the culmination of a year of singing, praising, and serving. In most congregations, it is the highest attended service each year. With so much on the line, don’t make the usual mistake of waiting until the end of the year to plan for the event. We know it’s only September, but why not start planning now? We’ve collected a list of pro tips for you to start looking over in preparation for Christmas! Pro Tip 1 – Evaluate last year’s success, and plan for this year. Let’s start with the basics. How did last year’s…

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Christmas in September? Yep, it’s almost too late.

By: John Pierce, AVG Director of Operations Having spent over ten years working in ministry at one of the largest non-denominational churches in our area, I learned over and over the hard lessons about not preparing for Christmas early enough. Here are a few pointers (learned over many years of not doing them) that will help make your gear ‘Tis the Season’ ready. If you need to upgrade a piece of technology, it needs to be done now! If you’re thinking about upgrading a piece of equipment or part of your system, whether it’s a projector, speaker system, or wireless…

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My Own Worst Customer

By: Eric Johnson, AVG President Earlier this year, I had the misfortune of clipping a deer with my truck. There was no significant or debilitating damage, so repair was not an urgent matter. However, a couple weeks later, when my neighbors decided to make some additional “cosmetic alterations” to my truck (with their car), I decided it was time to seek pricing for the bodywork. As I shopped around for pricing at several different providers, my mind immediately started down the dark path of focusing on the dollars and cents. Those dangerous tendencies of human nature led me from rationally…

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Video 101: AVG Article Roundup

We all know by now that content is king. And most of us know that the king of content is video. But what many people struggle with is creating professional-quality video on a budget and utilizing it across multiple platforms. Have no fear, Audio-Video Group is here! We’ve got a roundup of past AVG blog posts to help even the most video-challenged individuals create better videos. Rid Your Qualms About Video Originally published: June 23, 2015 If you think video isn’t a worthwhile medium or it’s too expensive, do yourself a favor and read this article. We know it can…

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Planning an Event With Audio-Video Group

Planning an event can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to consider: venue, vendors, entertainment, food, and the list goes on. Use this handy infographic to help you avoid an event disaster and reduce your stress by hiring Audio-Video Group to help before, during, and after your event. View Full Size Infographic

Improve Your Event with Audio-Video Group (Part 3: Audio)

This three-part series will give you tips on improving your event with the help of Audio-Video Group. Planning an event is stressful enough. Why worry about things that we can worry about for you? In part 1, we reviewed the importance of staging at your event and in part 2 we discussed professional lighting. The final way to improve your event is with your audio. Now, we know you need audio. Whether it’s for music, speakers, panel discussions, or live performance, it’s a no brainer. But, what people usually forgo is hiring a professional to run your sound during your…

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