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By AV Educate
From the Creator's of [ AV Educate ] welcome to AVE Podcast Edition, Tune in as we waslk the paths of the people who make Live Events LIVE. Hear their stories to get inspired to power your career forward in all that you do. The AVE Podcast goal is to get you thinking about your potential for success and learn ways to become a better version of yourself. Listen to us in your living room, car, or on your weekend run into an intimate conversation with some of the most inspiring everyday people from around the world of AV.
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Social Media Presence
Social Media Presence NEGATIVE WAYS SOCIAL MEDIA CAN AFFECT YOUR JOB SEARCH TOO MUCH OF A GLIMPSE INTO YOUR PERSONAL LIFE: Even  if you don’t have anything “bad” on your social profiles, they can give  employers too much of a glimpse into your personal life, and sometimes  it can give them a negative or unfavorable impression about you. YOU COULD BE CAUGHT STRETCHING THE TRUTH: People  lie on their resumes and during a job interview. About 88% of  recruiters and HR staff have found some form of misrepresentation on a  candidate’s resume. Social media gives companies a chance to perform a  pseudo fact check and look for inconsistencies. GIVES A COMPANY A REASON NOT TO HIRE YOU: Companies  use social media as a way to screen employees. With so many  applications, they are looking for ways to thin out the candidate pool.  Please don’t give them a reason to eliminate you from contention. Keep  your profiles clean and professional.
April 27, 2021
Meet Beckie Campbell
Beckie Campbell Meet Beckie Campbell the host behind the SoundGirls Podcast, the Owner of B4mMedia and the Chapter head of SoundGirls Orlando!
April 26, 2021
Resume and Cover Letters
Resume and Cover Letters Join [AVE] and Stagehand Study Group A  resume is a written compilation of your education, work experience,  credentials, and accomplishments. Most professional positions require  applicants to submit a resume and cover letter as part of the  application process. In  many cases, your resume is the first document a hiring manager will look  at when reviewing your application, and therefore is an accurate “first  impression.” Accordingly, it’s essential to put time and effort into  developing and maintaining an updated, proper resume. Think of a resume  as “self-advertisement” that sums up your experience on one page. Whether  you are writing your first resume or haven’t updated yours in a while  and it needs refreshing, join us for a step-by-step guide to writing a  resume and cover letter
April 25, 2021
AVE Presents: A conversation with Majic Mike
AVE Presents: A conversation with Majic Mike As  you may or may not already know, much of our tech community are also  artists, musicians, producers, DJs, etc, who bring that passion and  creative inspiration to our field. We have invited producer, radio host and DJ personality, Majic Mike (CEO at Majic Productions), from the #TheMajicShowDELUXE to the AVE Podcast Edition to share his views and experiences with us.  In honor of Black History Month we will take a deep dive into the  history of rhythm and blues and into today's bumping hip hop music! Based out of Ottawa Canada, Majic Mike is going to answer YOUR questions LIVE, so be sure to tune in for an engaging Podcast
April 25, 2021
Feed The Crew
Feed The Crew Speaking with Feed The Crew Podcast
April 25, 2021
Everyone is The Client
Everyone is the Client
April 25, 2021
Panelist Spotlight- Disa Cameron
Panelist Spotlight- Disa Cameron 20  years of experience in the Live Events Industry, and over a decade of  experience with virtual/hybrid events. She appreciates that her clients  want the best event technology and support to achieve their business  objectives while dazzling their audiences. As a certified Audio  Engineer, current VP on the board of MPI Ottawa, and with many years of  working in Hotels & Venues Disa is well-equipped to become a  valuable resource to both clients and planners alike.
April 25, 2021
John Huntington author of Show Networks
John Huntington author of Show Networks John  Huntington is a Professor of Entertainment Technology at New York City  College of Technology, also known as Citytech, which is part of CUNY.  Through his company Zircon Designs, Huntington freelances as an author,  entertainment and show control systems consultant, and sound engineer.  He is also an award-winning photographer. Huntington's  book Show Networks and Control Systems is the industry standard. First  published as Control Systems for Live Entertainment by Focal Press in  1994, 2nd and 3rd editions were published in 2000 and 2007. In 2012,  Huntington started self publishing the book, renamed it, and extensively  expanded the networking coverage; he released a second edition in 2017.
April 25, 2021
When I Hear A1
When I Hear A1 !?!?! We are super excited to bring back Jay Clark, on our next AV Tech Talks, Podcast Edition on Wednesday January 6th @ 8PM EST. Jay  has worked in the entertainment industry as a Touring, Broadcast, live  event production and eSports audio engineer for over 10 years. Most  recently diving into film shoots and directing. Learn a little more about Jay and how he gives back to the community by following the link below to his YouTube video tutorials
April 24, 2021
LinkedIn for Dating ?!?!?!
LinkedIn for Dating ?!?!?! Join us for another [AVE Podcast] about Social Media. How  are you using LinkedIn? are you using it professional, making  connections with new prospects, building your network correctly? Join us  on this talk to learn what you might be saying that goes too far in the  wrong direction and how you can community better with our industry.
April 24, 2021
Virtual Show Calling: The New Norm?
Virtual Show Calling: The New Norm? Show calling for events has  always been very similar in nature to theater, with an accelerated  timeline. Show calling for virtual events is a familiar but different  beast in that there is so much more pre production that needs to be  talked about and fleshed out ahead of time. We normally need more  rehearsal time, more speaker time, more time to internally rehearse and  try to break things so that we can fix them before the client ever knew  we did anything weird. We have to explain what we do and why it’s  important over and over again, because no this isn’t just Zoom and you  can’t just do what you want. More importantly, we can’t rely on sound, ambiance, lights, etc to drive out storyline anymore so WHAT is driving it?! Enter broadcast. Enter graphics. Enter music, but used in very different ways because of how the human ear interprets and prioritizes sounds. Where  theater etiquette was once king, we have had to adapt to its equally  complex cousin of broadcast calling. This has meant a shift not only in  how we call, but also how we present show flows to the clients. Reaction  shots are not something readily received by event planners who want us  to stay only on the person talking. Reaction shots may not always be  expected when your speakers decide they didn’t want to wear pants and  get up to walk around RIGHT as you take their feed (definitely keeps us  on our toes though). Graphics- let them drive your story! Create intros. Create breaks. Create  little bugs that you can program- functional (coming up next), trivia  (facts/questions), or just for a fun game (little popcorn guy that pops  up randomly throughout the show) As the show caller, these instances  are less random and more planned because if you don’t know then you  don’t have them created and programmed and ready. Me personally, I  will include it in my show flow as a reminder to me so I don’t forget  between all the other cues to call these little bugs up. With these, you can also include some SFX. With swipes, with bugs, or on their own! Applause is always a good one to have ready,
April 24, 2021
Get in The Game
Get in the Game What  is soon to become one of our most talked about Podcast; Owner Ricardo  Hicks will speak with us on how he was able to shift his business to  Virtual Events and take his core team of freelancers with him. Ricardo  is going speak to the community on immediate and direct actions you can  take to Get in The Game starting now!
April 24, 2021
Buy Onces, Cry Once
Mystery Show/Buy Once, Cry Once Join  me on our mystery podcast. Maybe we will show some BTS stuff, maybe  will get your help building out our next show, or maybe we just talk  about AV who knows on Tonight Podcast! I do know for sure it will be  interesting to watch and Question are always welcome
April 24, 2021
The True Cost of Business
The True Cost of Business THE  FB POST THAT START'S THE CONVERSATION WEDNESDAY NOV/25/2020 with Trevor  Michael of Digerati Productions come join us and learn how to Freelance  yourself on a business level and price yourself accordingly for your  market and your knowledge. A customer asked me how much it cost to make a table.... I answered him: $ 1500 He said: So expensive for this job? I asked: How much do you think it would cost you? He answers me: $ 800 maximum... That's a pretty simple job right? !" - For $ 800 I invite you to do it yourself. - But.... I don't know how to. - For $800 I'll teach you how to. So besides saving you $700, you'll get the knowledge for the next time you want It seemed right to him and he agreed. - But to get started: you need tools: A table saw, a planer, a top, dormants, etc... - But I don't have all these equipment and I can't buy all of these for one job. - Well then for another $250 more I'll rent my stuff to you so you can do it. - Okay, he says. - Okay! Tuesday I'm waiting for you to start doing this work - But I can't on Tuesday I only have time today. - I'm sorry, but I'm only available Tuesday to teach you and lend you my stuff. Other days are busy with other customers. - Okay! That means I'm going to have to sacrifice my Tuesday, give up my tasks. - I forgot. To do your job yourself, you also have to pay for the nonproductive factors. - That is? What is this?" - Bureaucratic, tax, vat, security, insurance, fuel etc. - Oh no!... But to accomplish these tasks, I'm going to spend more money and waste a lot of time! - Do you have them? You can do it to me before?" - Okay! -  I'll make you all the material you need. Truck loading is done Monday  evening or Tuesday morning you'll have to come by 6 loading the truck.  Don't forget to be on time to avoid traffic jams - At 6??? Nope! Too early for me! I used to getting up later. ... -  You know, I've been thinking. Y ' all better get the job done. I'd  rather pay you the $1500. If I had to, it wouldn't be perfect and it  would cost me a lot more. When you pay for a job, especially handcrafted, you pay not only for the material used, but also: - Knowledge - Experience - Study - Tools - Services - Time to go - punctuality - Accountability - Professionalism - Accuracy - Guaranteed - Patents - Sacrifices - Safety and security - Payment of tax obligations No one can denigrate other people's work by judging prices. Only  by knowing all the elements necessary for the production of a certain  work can you estimate the actual cost. I did not write this dialogue,  but am sharing it to support craftsmen and entrepreneurs.
April 24, 2021
Coach Lead Educate Mentor #Projection101
Coach Lead Educate Mentor #Projection101 Clem  Harrod is the Founder and Chief Projection Officer of CLEMCO.AV which  is a labor consulting and networking resource for independent  contractors in the Live Event Production industry. Clem began his  STEM-based education at William H. Turner Technical Arts High School in  Miami, FL and later received his degree from Florida State University’s  College of Communication. His professional career as an independent  contractor began with the Orlando Magic in 2002. After working 15 years  in professional sports broadcasting, Clem decided to focus solely on the  execution and management of the video projection aspect of corporate  events and conventions. As  CLEMCO.AV grew, it built a reputation of supporting Audio-Visual  Technicians as they travel the globe, working events for many Fortune  500 companies. Clem then extended his personal and professional  resources to create The CLEMCO Network. With mixtures of career guidance  and individual brand management to tax/financial and insurance  providing services, The CLEMCO Network became a one-stop shop for  professionals in a gig-based economy. Clem  believes in sharing the knowledge he’s gained throughout his 25 years  of industry-related experience and various business ventures. Thus, in  April of 2020, in the beginning months of the pandemic, Clem published  his first book, Career Projection 101: An Independent Contractor’s Guide  to a Successful Business and Balanced Life. Since its release,  Projection 101 has been an invaluable resource for hundreds of  freelancers and small business owners. More  recently, Clem accepted a position as the Technical Operations Manager  with Performance Paradigm, a global brand that works to shift corporate  environments to be more equitable, diverse, and inclusive.
April 24, 2021
Doing Business
Join  us as we talk about the difference between Running A Business And Being  Run By A Business. distinguish between the two, which is not always  easy to do.
April 24, 2021
Speaking with Ed Willock
Speaking with Ed Willock Get  the chance to Speak directly with Ed Willock from AV Tech Talks Live  and Online. Listen and ask questions to one of New York brightest minds  in AV.
April 24, 2021
What is Ground Rigging Ground riggers assist "UP" riggers assembling temporary suspension structures to support performance equipment. ​ Their work is based on instruction and plans. They work indoor as well as outdoor. Ground riggers cooperate closely with "UP" riggers and they work like one unit. Some examples of this is when they are setting up stages for: Concerts Public speaking events Sporting events and MANY MORE ... ​ The  average daily pay rate is $300.00 plus and depending upon where you are  located, the daily rate can easily be $1,000.00 when traveling expenses  and other fees are involved.
April 24, 2021
Getting Repeat Business
How to get Repeat Business as an AV Tech
April 24, 2021
"You're Pretty Good at This for a Girl"
I  would like to start by stating the ideas discussed do not reflect all  men in the theater industry. While I reflect on unfortunate instances  that have occurred, I want to make it very clear that these were only a  few individuals I have had experiences with. Furthermore, misogyny in  the workplace can take form between any genders, not just from men  towards women. As a  female carpenter in a predominately male environment, I have witnessed  my fair share of misogyny. From comments on my strength, technique, all  the way down to my physical characteristics, I have been a target for  male co-workers to criticize. Comments  I have either heard towards myself or fellow female co-workers have  included: “Look at that little girl in the grid’, ‘I thought we’d be  working with men’, ‘Do you know how to use this drill?’ ‘Don’t work too  hard, let the men do it,” and lastly, “You’re pretty good at that, for a  girl.” I’d like to share these experiences in hopes to bring attention  to how important equal treatment in the workplace is for the theater  community. Follow this article the sparked the conversation for me  information !!
April 23, 2021
Adapt, Grow, Evolve
April 23, 2021
Vmix + Saas
Vmix + Saas covering the most popular SaaS websites out there for streaming . . . . . Bring your Vmix Question to of the Best in the industry Leland Best
April 23, 2021
Join  us for the lunch of AV TECH TALKS PODCAST EDITION, Meet the new host  running our podcast series and bring your ideas to the table. Didn’t know about our Podcast check out some of our last episode like 1) Mansplaning with Susan William & Beckie Campbell from Sound Girls 2) Talking Money with Anthony Kessler from Above The Mark (3POINTS) 3) WorkBox Advice with Rico Campos Check out for yourself some of the other talks at, or your favorite platforms
April 23, 2021
Corona Pandemic _ Social distancing _ and what it all means for the AV Industry
Todays episode will be featuring a series of special guest touching up on points ranging from Miami’s very own Super Bowl experience, the Corona Pandemic and what small business and free lancers can do to prepare. Featured Guest 1)  Eddie Pabon, from the sunny side of Florida. 2)  Anthony Menconi _ 25/8 Production 3)  Robert Lidell _ Access Productions Show Topics 1)  Recapping Miami’s Super Bowl weekend from an AV Perspective with Eddie Pabon 2)  Corona Pandemic _ Social distancing _ and what it all means for the AV Industry 3)  Tuning in from Chicago Illinois will be Anthony Menconi “or AJ” of 25/8 Productions updating us on the latest news from the a)  “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act” and what that means for AV freelancers. b)  Differing payments on your credit cards for as long as 60 days. c)  Update on news regarding the largest banks funding the AV giants, what they might be dealing with, and that might affect those in the av business. 4)  To cap the show we will be joined by Robert “or Bob” Lidell of Access Productions from Miami Florida whom will guide us on how small business owners can find benefit from new government incentives and what it takes to apply.
April 03, 2020
Real Women of AV, and what's Mansplaining...
Sit down with Beckie Campbell, Omar Colom, Rico Campos, and Susan Williams on this episode as we dive deep into what's Mansplaining, how you can avoid mansplaining, and learn some crazy statics along the way. Laugh with us, Learn with Us, Expand your minds along the way, but most importantly have more talks like this with your teams. Open, Honest, Transparent.   Look forward to a part 2 with this amazing duo.  
March 30, 2020
It's Just a Bunch of Knobs and Buttons
In Honor of Women's Month, Beckie Campbell and Susan Williams take a moment to speak openly about the dynamics of the male and female roles in the AV Industry and how you may unknowably be making your co-workers uncomfortable. Today though we give you a snipper of the full podcast that comes out tomorrow 4/30/2020  
March 29, 2020
Tune into our shorter then normal, some what ''explicit'' but definitely random, Podcast on some of the gray areas we experience in the corporate events arena. We go way off script here with this one, and get some what personal with one of our host. Be Safe out there Everyone. 
March 01, 2020
Work Box Advice!!
 A1/V1/L1: We wrap up this Year's Work Box Challenge with some notes from Rico Campos, has we review the Pros and Cons of owning a workbox on our Not so Frequent, but Ever so useful Mo Show. Getting a workbox is a sure fire way to level up your game, but every time you level up you have to remember the playing field does too. Tune in and listen while we give you our thoughts and knowledge to play the game right, and fair in this not so short but not so long audio podcast! 😏
January 31, 2020
Talking Money with Anthony Kessler
Seat Down, Open your Mind, and your Ear and Listen to what Anthony Kessler and Omar Colom talk about when it comes to Labor Cost, The price for different markets. How you can build your brand and get more work and better pay. How to stand out among the sea of bodies working the same show. When to communication ahead of time builds relationships and When it Hurts them.
November 26, 2019
Anthony Kessler (Teaser)
Listen to a snippet from our upcoming podcast with Anthony Kessler as we unravel the truth beyond where all the money is going and what you can do to get more of it. 
November 13, 2019
Money & Getting Paid
Put your big boy pants on and Join us for Episode One where we talk about some common misunderstanding of Invoicing, provide some questionable advice and review some industry rumors and plausible answers. 
October 29, 2019
The MO Sho (Teaser)
Join Mike Lichen & Omar Colom, on our podcast The Mo Sho by Tech's for Tech's.
October 21, 2019