It’s Like Speaking a Foreign Language
Do I need all of this? It depends. It depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.
Audio/Visual Technician often speak a different language. They talk about XLR, VGA, RGA, db, mbps and Mbps. When you are specifying your Audio/Visual needs, it’s a good idea to discuss your needs with someone who speaks the language.
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter— ’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain
It’s to your advantage to speak with a trusted professional (in any field of endeavor especially Audio/Visual) about what it will take to accomplish your goals, someone who knows:
□ How large a screen you will need to accommodate your audience
□ How much sound reinforcement will you need to be heard, clearly
□ How much internet will be enough to meet the needs of you event
□ How big a room you will need to accommodate your guests comfortably and safely
□ What is a fair price to pay
Like so many things in life, Audio/Visual, at first blush, may not seems so complicated, but it is. Audio/Visual production is a blend of art and science that cannot be learned by reading a few good books. It takes years, even decades to understand the nuances.
When it comes to Audio/Visual production, you don’t necessarily get what you pay for. Sometimes your over charged, but more often you are under served. Subject Matter Experts are an integral part of every business. Get to know someone who knows what their talking about, someone you can trust. If you’re going to be in the meetings business, you’re going to need to know someone who knows the score.