All PA systems (or public address systems) have three things in common: a microphone to pick up sound, an amplifier to boost it electronically and at least one speaker to broadcast it to a listening audience.
Beyond these commonalities, PA systems come in all shapes and sizes, from handheld megaphones at football games to massive, scaffold-mounted systems with dozens… Read the rest
Conference microphone systems can be a major research and resource investment for event planners.
But as meetings and conferences balloon in size, microphone systems that ensure everyone’s voice is heard and that the the dialogue flows smoothly are no longer a luxury — they’re indispensable.
What exactly are conference microphone systems, and why are they so critical to the smooth… Read the rest
When buying or renting microphone systems, event and conference planners routinely face unfamiliar technological challenges.
Perhaps you’re familiar with table microphone systems, or you’ve investigated the pros and cons of renting conference microphones.
Now you need to ponder the next challenge: is it time to step up and add sophisticated voting microphone systems to your conference table?
Here… Read the rest
What qualifies as a big event? There’s no exact tipping point where an ordinary business event becomes a major organizational chore.
But it’s safe to say that if you’re expecting more than 100 attendees, many aspects of your event will become more challenging. Your venue, your PA system, and your marketing campaigns are only a few of the items on… Read the rest
What is a breakout group?
Breakout groups are a common fixture at conferences and business events. But what are they?
Breakout groups are small-group sessions organized within larger conferences around topics determined by conference attendees or organizers.
These groups adjourn to smaller conference rooms, explore challenges and solutions related to their topics, and then return to the larger conference audience… Read the rest
Event planners pride themselves on mastering every detail of their meeting, conference or lecture series.
But it’s often easy for planners to overlook the most important event planning detail of all: attendee engagement.
Event planners should know that the quality of a venue’s A/V infrastructure plays a critical role in the ability of a presenter to engage an audience.
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One item event planners often overlook on their event planning checklists is whether or not their A/V equipment is walking out their venue’s front door.
A/V equipment security is a big deal. Audio and visual equipment can be very expensive, and much of it is small and easily concealed. Items like microphones and laptops are ideal targets for theft and… Read the rest
Planning a conference or event is no easy task, as any professional event planner will quickly admit.
Still, many event planners underestimate the amount of time and work needed to plan a successful event, and often make common mistakes along the way.
Event planning mistakes can lead to annoyed audiences, alienated speakers, a drained budget and a loss of credibility… Read the rest
Your office holiday party is almost upon you. As the party planner, perhaps you’ve planned it for months, or maybe you’re scrambling to put something together at the last minute.
In either case, there’s a good chance you’ve overlooked some potential problems.
Whether you’re looking for ways to make your holiday party run smoothly, or ideas to help you plan… Read the rest
The decision to rent or buy a conference microphone system is a big one.
There are certainly good reasons to own and build up an impressive microphone collection, or even a complete conference microphone system. But this can be time-consuming and difficult to assemble without specialized knowledge of conference audio.
If your business or organization is unsure what to do… Read the rest
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