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Event Lingo: Line Array vs Point and Shoot Speakers

In the world of live events, there’s a plethora of technical jargon that can be confusing for those not familiar with the industry. Two terms often thrown around are “line array speakers” and “point and shoot speakers.” But what exactly do these terms mean, and how do they differ? Let’s break it down as simply as possible and dig a little closer to what is the correct option for your event.  Line Array Speakers: [...]

March 20th, 2024|Categories: Live Events|

Understanding Labor Positions for Live Events

If you're not familiar with the audio visual (AV) industry, it can be overwhelming to decipher the terminology in event proposals and estimates. Keep in mind that the roles mentioned below may be adapted or combined to suit the scale and budget of a specific event. Production Manager: The Production Manager oversees all aspects of event production, including logistics, technical setup, audio-visual equipment, lighting, and staging. They collaborate closely with clients, vendors, and internal [...]

February 20th, 2023|Categories: Live Events|

Am I Required to Use In-House AV for My Event?

When planning an event there are many factors to consider and one of the most important is the audio visual (AV) setup. AV can include everything from simple microphone and speaker rentals to a full-blown stage production with lighting, sound, and video. Any venue or AV Company can purchase the same equipment… so it really comes down to the capabilities and professionalism of the staff that runs it.  Working with the same trusted team [...]

January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Audio Visual Equipment|

Event Lingo: What is a Speaker Ready Room?

An engaging keynote speaker is the cornerstone to a successful corporate event. Whenever possible, it’s important to give your speakers the resources to help them prepare and produce a high quality presentation. In addition to providing high end Audio Visual support, a simple way to improve your speaker’s experience is by providing a Speaker Ready Room.  This is a small private room that allows the speaker to prepare for their presentation, go over notes and [...]

August 2nd, 2022|Categories: Tips and Tricks|

Event Lingo: What is a Confidence Monitor?

The term confidence monitor refers to a television monitor placed downstage of a speaker used to display speaker notes, powerpoint presentations, or speaker timers. They are a useful tool for corporate events, and allow speakers to stay on track with their presentations and see what content is being displayed in the venue without turning their back to the audience. A confidence monitor can also be used as a teleprompter, and allow Audio Visual staff to [...]

November 29th, 2021|Categories: Audio Visual Equipment|
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