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Backdrops Part 3 – Fabric & Hard Sets

For our third installment of the backdrop series, we’ll be taking a look at a few different scenic elements that will offer your stage design varying degrees of flexibility, functionality, and elegance. That is to say, the options here are much more customizable than colored drape alone, or even modular options which is mostly confined to the limitations of their framework. Dealing with fabric …

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Thoughts from the Road – Speaker Timers

When it comes to corporate conferences with heavy programming, there’s one factor that can easily derail even the most meticulous planning: timing. You have general sessions, and you have breakout rooms – the scale varies, but the importance doesn’t. These smaller rooms are often the opportunity to speak to specifics. Whether it’s sales-driven content focused on specific products, or pointed …

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Backdrops Part 2: Modular Option

The stage is often seen as the centerpiece of the evening, and there is any number of ways to create the aesthetic you’re looking for. From hard sets to soft, and ranging in production level from bat mitzvahs to the Grammy’s – your stage design can be as unique as your event. If you haven’t already, we recommend going back to read …

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Backdrop Options: Colored Drape

Among the many decisions to make when planning and designing an event, there’s one that anchors the entire aesthetic: what to do about a stage backdrop. Now, if money were no object, the end result could be as breathtaking as the golden chariots that guests rode in on. But naturally, budgets dictate prioritization, and typically the backdrop is lower on …

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Webcasting (Part 3): Options, Applications & Platforms

In our final installment of this series, we’re going to delve a little deeper into the specifics of webcasting. That is to say, if you’ve already gotten an understanding of webcasting and Hybrid Meetings, you’ve determined it’s right for your event, and you’ve already addressed the potential pitfalls, then it’s time to start fine-tuning! As we’ve discussed already in the previous installments, there …

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Webcasting (Part 2): Specifics, Issues & Recommendations

Like with most project management, one key component to planning and executing a successful event is the ability to foresee potential pitfalls along the way. What’s caused others to fail before? Where are those bumps in the road that wait to derail all the time, money, and reputation that have already been invested? It can be a daunting task after all – …

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Webcasting: Is it right for you?

As webcasting and the “Hybrid Meeting” become more prevalent in the event planning world, it’s increasingly vital for smart planners to know when the associated costs are justifiable, when they’re not, or even when to go with an alternative solution. If you’re just starting out with the topic, we’d recommend going back to read our previous post about these Hybrid Meetings for …

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Hybrid Meetings

In recent years, new and developing technologies have changed how we think about events. From the experiential wonders of virtual reality, to the delightful absurdity of a silent DJ, the limitations of what we can see and hear at a live event are being continuously pushed. For the corporate world, these new technologies have opened the door to new platforms …

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Venues with Installed AV Systems: 3 Things to Consider

It’s common sense. The venue seems to have everything you need at your disposal: the Food & Beverage, linens, tables, and the audiovisual. By pulling a bit more value from your venue, you can save 15-20% of your event budget. The reality is, you could be totally right. Modern, consumer-friendly AV equipment is now commonplace, spanning your wireless home sound …

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Corporate AV Services Expand With Three New Team Members

Corporate Audio Visual Services announces the hiring of three seasoned pro sound and video experts. Kenneth Chiocchi joins as Business Development Manager, Rob Taylor is the new Warehouse and Inventory Manager and Gabriel Añel will serve as Audiovisual Engineer. “These talented professionals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the event production field,” said Joe Guilderson, President of Corporate …