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Why Live Meetings Are Still Alive And Well!

Because of the popularity of telecommunications technology, many companies are shifting their focus away from in-person meetings and towards video or audio chats using webcams and sophisticated phone systems. Although virtual meetings can be helpful, it is important that businesses continue to recognize the importance of live meetings for building relationships. There are several reasons why live meetings are still crucial in a business setting.

The Importance Of Nonverbal Communication

You may have heard the famous statistic that 93% of all communication is nonverbal. This comes from a study done by communications researcher Dr. Albert Mehrabian. While there is debate about the exact application and breakdown of this percentage, it still plays an important role in expressing the importance of nonverbal communication.

Nonverbal communication is possible through video conferencing, but it is harder to see someone’s face and pay close attention to their tone if you are on a video call. When communicating in-person, it is also easier to notice bodily gestures, such as fidgeting or hand motions. These gestures are extremely important, especially if you are in a sales presentation or other type of meeting where you really want to know the opinion of the recipient of your message.

Building Rapport

Although it is possible to get to know someone through online chats or even video conferencing, the most intimate way of getting familiar with a person or group is in person. This is one of the key reasons behind the importance of live meetings for building relationships. When a company or individual is looking to create a bond with another person or group of people, meeting in person is the best way to do so.

Reliability

We like to think that every piece of telecommunications hardware and software will always […]

By |July 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV welcomes Marina Gregory as Marketing Director

Advanced AV, LLC welcomes Ms. Marina Gregory as Marketing Director. Ms. Gregory has a wealth of experience in brand marketing and sales development. In her new role, she will be responsible for the planning, leadership, and general supervision of marketing services. Prior to joining Advanced AV, LLC, Ms. Gregory led the marketing efforts for several divisions of Robert Half in the eastern U.S. and Canada. She is a graduate of Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.

“We are excited to have Marina join Advanced AV, LLC. Her leadership and marketing expertise is a valuable addition to the sales and marketing department,” stated John Greene, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Advanced AV has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education, government, and worship facilities, serving the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.  Advanced AV has long proven its dedication to transforming clients’ technology objectives into reality. Today its engineered systems can be found in boardrooms, conference centers, classrooms, auditoriums, and many other venues that have benefited from the company’s sound, video, and networking expertise.

 

By |July 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV Welcomes Back Keith Clizbe, CTS as Production Manager

Keith Clizbe brings over twenty-seven years of direct experience in the audiovisual industry. Keith’s job responsibilities for Advanced AV will include management of Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Administrator, Fabrication, Technicians and Installers. Keith will work closely with Senior Management to develop and execute procedures. He will be challenged to develop new processes for projects and assist in strategic planning for the future.

Keith has certification in Microsoft Project Levels 1 and 2 and has achieved Extron’s AV Associate (EAVA) and Configurable Control Systems certifications. Keith has received numerous achievements from InfoComm International®, the premier international trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry, including accreditation as a “Certified Technical Specialist” (CTS), as well as Project Management and Technology Support Online certifications. In addition, Keith is a certified Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health Programs and OSHA trainer with over a dozen supplementary safety certificates. He also has extensive video production experience and electronic graphics training.

“We have worked very hard through the years to develop processes for Production, but as we continue to evolve, we want to have someone familiar with what it takes to deal with the landscape of A/V integration to help mold our teams. That said, we are extremely excited to announce our new Production Manager, and old friend, Keith Clizbe.” Michael Boettcher, President, Advanced AV

By |May 10th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV Achieves Premier Certification from Cisco United States

West Chester, Pennsylvania – February 25, 2013 – Advanced AV announced today it has achieved Premier Certification from Cisco®. To earn Premier Certification, Advanced AV had to meet standards for networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction set forth by Cisco.
“I am delighted to see the reward of our employee’s commitment, effort and dedication in achieving the Premiere certification. Cisco Premiere Certification provides proof of our concrete pledge to our partnership with Cisco as well as Advanced AV’s resolute dedication and ability to deliver to our clients the technical knowledge, experience and service level they have come to expect with an Advanced AV System Solution.” John Greene, VP of Sales and Marketing
“Cisco is committed to providing tools, training and programs to help drive partner growth, differentiation and profitability,” said Surinder Brar, chief strategist of the Worldwide Partner Organization at Cisco. “With specializations in Express Foundation and Small Business, Advanced AV has made an investment in delivering the integrated and customized technology solutions today’s customers demand.” ​​
As a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Advanced AV demonstrates a range of technical expertise. To achieve Cisco Premier Certification Advanced AV was required to achieve the Cisco Express Foundation Specialization.
This specialization includes tests on technical competency in the integration of basic routing and switching, wireless LANs, and security technologies. In addition, Advanced AV was required to integrate a base level of Cisco Lifecycle Services into their offerings and demonstrate measurably high levels of customer satisfaction based on independently audited customer satisfaction surveys. ​
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills. Cisco resale partner certifications—Gold, Silver, Premier and Select—represent an increasing breadth of skills across […]

By |March 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

What more can I do? Let’s get started…

Tory Holmwood, a Project Manager for Advanced AV and a member of Women in AV, will be traveling to Uganda in March to give back to an amazing cause. This generosity and practice of giving back to the community runs in her family. The family took their cue from her mother, who co-founded a non-profit organization seven years ago, called ECHOES Around the World. ECHOES – which stands for Educating Children & Communities for Health Opportunities, Enlightenment & Survival – is based outside Philadelphia with a mission statement that declaresECHOES works directly with local communities, focusing on education, health and welfare. We seek to support innovative, dynamic and accountable leadership in marginalized areas of the world.

An integral part of ECHOES’ work is their support of the Trinity Children’s Centre, Centenary High School and the Double Cure Medical Centre in Uganda.

Tory will be traveling to Uganda with a new start-up called Deahla (which means ‘to share’ in Swedish), founded by her sister Lindsay. The company’s mission is to take the guesswork out of giving to charity by scouring the globe for the most impactful non-profits, and creating high-quality, professional films about their work. They will present the impact the charity has on the community being served, and try to inspire young donors to give. Deahla’s central goal is to make it straightforward for young people to find and support non-profit causes by inspiring them with entertaining, sharable short films utilizing social media as just one delivery vehicle.

The group, along with two filmmakers, will head to Uganda from March 5th-16th to shoot a film about the great work being done on the ground in the Trinity school and the medical clinic, which are supported by ECHOES. Tory will be […]

By |March 7th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV Wins NSCA Business Excellence Award in the Category of Marketing Strategies

By |February 18th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV House of Worship article by Dawn Allcot- Open the Doors to Better Sound – Sound & Communications Magazine

By |February 1st, 2013|News|0 Comments

Vendor marketing collateral trend: More focused, easier-to-digest material

By |January 7th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Videoconferencing: From novelty to necessity

By |January 7th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV’s Michael Boettcher Contributes: Commercial Integrator’s State of the Industry

By |January 2nd, 2013|News|0 Comments
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