There are many different reasons why you may be looking to bring in an audiovisual specialist. Perhaps you have a big conference coming up and you need to impress? Maybe the boardroom in your office is a little outdated and you want to welcome telecommuters to the monthly meeting? Your theater might be having consistent complaints that the balcony seats can’t hear what’s going on onstage and you need to address the speaker system? Whatever your reasons we’re here to help.
Picking out a professional audiovisual specialist from the streams of available options online can be a daunting task but by bearing the following pieces of advice in mind it should be just a little bit easier.
Do Your Homework
“Fail to prepare and be prepared to fail”, as the saying goes, so it is. Before you can even begin the process of interviewing and narrowing down the potential businesses in your local area you need to know what it is you’re expecting. Prepare a budget, get a feel for the pricing in ballpark figures. Know exactly what it is you need, you might not know the specifics but in practice and functionality, you do. Dream big and convey that dream to your potential provider, if they don’t latch on and dream even bigger then they’re not hearing you.
The first thing you should establish with any potential audio video specialist is whether they’re simply in it for installation or if their company provides ongoing support. Because you’re outsourcing this to professionals for a reason and you shouldn’t be expected to be able to deal with any problems that might arise later down the line. Clarify if the company is going to continue supporting you. If there is even a package that offers an ongoing service you should consider that a great boon.
Know What You’re Spending To Maximise ROI
It’s important to discuss the financials thoroughly to make sure you are getting the best value. Speak to your AV professional about what it is they’re doing, why they think that’s best, and why they’re picking the equipment they have. If there’s a red flag anywhere where you’re unsure why you’re spending that much you should question it.
Is there Room For Further Improvement
You don’t need to go top of the line right now, but you might want to later, check that the design and equipment being installed can be easily built upon and improved in the future. You don’t want to have to strip it all out when you want to go bigger and better.
How Do You Use It?
So you have the perfect system installed, with everything you could ever dream of or need, but what good is it if no one knows how to work it? Here at American Audio Visual we know how important it is to provide training and information to our customers, knowledge shared is knowledge doubled. Make sure your chosen audiovisual specialist puts the same passion into providing ongoing support.