Event planners don’t often consider the technical knowledge they require to run an event, and let’s be honest, it can be overwhelming when we think about audio visual (aka A/V) for our event planning needs.
You want your event to be professional, no matter how big or small it is, and some basic audio visual training will help you navigate the world of technology so even the basic information doesn’t sound like a foreign language.
The first event I planned on my own was hosted by HGTV and featured home building expert, Mike Holmes from the hit TV show Holmes on Homes, and Home Depot was the sponsor. It was an outdoor event with a large tent (roughly 40′ x 80′) so our audio visual wishlist was very important and special requirements were needed so 300+ people could hear and see Mike Holmes and the other featured guests when they were on stage. We also had to take into consideration that we were outdoors and rain was forecasted for the day — and it was rainy and windy that day!
At that point I didn’t have any audio visual training and relied heavily on the tech guys that I hired (and trusted!) to make sure all the details were worked out. Thankfully it was a success, but looking back it was in my best interest to get the training I needed before the event so the whole process ran smoothly and I could stay within my client’s budget.
It’s easy for details to fall through the cracks when you don’t have the experience or knowledge you need, including getting basic audio visual training, before you’re in front of your clients. Learning the basics goes a long way in making sure your event is professionally run.
Audio Visual Training
In today’s episode of EventPlanning BlueprintTV, Will Curran from Endless Entertainment is teaching you basic audio visual training and in this video, you’ll learn:
- What kind of screens you need for your event
- What common mistakes event planners make when hiring audio visual companies
- How to save money on audio visual when planning an event
- How to read a quote from an audio visual company
- 5 tips all event planners MUST know about audio visual, and more…
I have a question for you…
If the world of A/V has you feeling overwhelmed, what’s one thing you learned from this audio visual training that surprised you?
I look forward to hearing from you, but remember, links to other videos or posts will be removed because they appear as spam!