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Episode 123: Time to Enter The Firing Range – and you thought the burger was Impossible… (Part 2)



Make sure you listen to Part 1!

Join the Crew and their guests, as it’s time to enter in a whole new way (thanks to Kym) into:

The Firing Range!

The subject: 6 International Delicacies You’ll Find at L.A.’s Disgusting Food Museum

The Crew and the guests break into teams headed up by Corey and Kym to talk about these disgusting delicacies, however Kym has thrown a bit of a twist into this one, unlike the regular Firing Range contests. Each team member must decide on which item they would likely eat, and which they would only give to their worst enemy to try.

Who wins? Actually it was supposed to be what wins as that was really the point here, however the last to go chooses a selection totally off this menu as their food item of choice – and one of the guests truly goes ballistic about it. Yep, Kym knew she’d be starting something that ultimately would lead to this…

Dumpster fire.

There’s NonComm talk here too, and why not – it is the show about anything and everything with people flying in from everywhere. ISE and InfoComm eat your heart out.

At least all’s well that ended well (or something like that).

Sit back, plug in, play along and enjoy the full-effect dumpster fire as this episode progressed while we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 123: Talking Women in AV/Tier PM ‘Creating a Community’ and NonCommEMEA (Part 1)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kym Frank, Maura Quinn and Tim Van Woeart as they welcome their guests:

Spence Graham – Business Development Manager at Real Digital Media and Chairman of the Digital Signage Federation
Jennifer Willard – President at J Technology Solutions, Inc.
John Greene – Vice President of Sales and Marketing at New Era Technology
Art Danner – System Sales Specialist at AVI Systems
Gabe Moronta – Technical AV Product Manager – PSO at Zoom Video Communications

After the usual Crew and guest banter, the show begins with an outstanding conversation driven by Maura and Jennifer about ‘WAVEcast: The WAVE Career Pledge’ – the AV Nation podcast hosted by Jennifer where Maura was her guest. The synopsis:

TierPM and Women in AV come together to announce a new initiative to assist women in finding a career path in the AV industry.

The guests and Crew get involved in the conversation begun by Maura and Jennifer, especially John and Kym – she is the President at Geopath, and looks to find out how she can possibly become a part of this initiative as well. John mentions one of his employees who had participated in a panel with two CIO’s, and how she had the true practical knowledge, as well as the experience to be involved. Corey talks about knowing her, and the drive she has to succeed in such a scenario. Spence also talks about the Women of Digital Signage, and the Geri Wolff Scholarship in the digital signage industry which recognizes a woman in the technical field. Marika Aquino, Managing Partner of Tier PM and a well-known AV and IT professional, is also mentioned here for her industry involvement. Jennifer points to the professional resources brought through Tier PM in this initiative, and how women’s groups and scholarships in the industry carry so much importance.

Essentially, the message here about the way being paved for women to take a true stake in AV and adjacent tech markets, through many of these efforts.

And then…

Next, a whole different subject – that being ISE… and NonCommEMEA. There’s some ISE talk, and then Art, who is the founder of NonComm (last year’s landslide event around InfoComm time), talks about the big show coming in March. Art’s co-founder Harry Meade was invited to be on, however according to Art, Harry flew to the trade show site to check on things (and meet with Giancarlo their European intern – who replaced that guy who almost singlehandedly brought down NonComm last year). Corey talks with Art and Gabe about a NonComm podcast last year that was co-hosted by Michelle Loret – one that Art was a little bit late for (and Gabe had to worry about being found participating). And – if you’re familiar with the Tweetstorm that recently took place in the industry, one actually began on this podcast – and Art talks about big plans for one at NonCommEMEA.

Do AVIXA and CEDIA know that their major industry show in February is just the preview for the really big show in March? Is there a website? Do we know what kinds of food selections will be available? Which is the premium suite to be had? Is there quality swag? Will we ever make our way back to civilization?

And who exactly is that AV industry celebrity calling in to this show?

The answers to these questions, and more are addressed here… in Part 1.


Episode 83: The New Trade Show Taking the AV Industry By Storm – #NonComm18



Join the Crew host Corey Moss and Michelle Loret as they welcome their guests:

Harry Meade (@AVGrump) – Industry Grump/Swag Hunter/Design Engineer at systems integrator
Art of AV (@ArtDanner) – Public Figure/Visionary Technologist/Account Manager at systems integrator
Gabe Moronta (@mogabr) – Owns Tech Skills/Project Manager/Works for top enterprise video communications company

Ladies and gentlemen, what you are about to hear is a podcast with the founding members of a new force to be reckoned with in the AV industry – that being #NonComm18. Never before has a group of savvy AV’ers put together such an electrifying event with no known location, yet accessible to the world – which has all of the makings of a great trade show!

One of their members though (who never joined on the show) has no clue whatsoever as to how to run a trade show, and also drops a lot of balls – yet he’s that guy they put in charge. Which begs the question… is it safe?

Corey and Michelle begin talking with Gabe who is attending a special event in London, England – he gives some interesting insights to #NonComm18 and then, well, he had to split as impending doom awaited him (his wife would be hunting him down).

Harry, an InfoComm attendee for quite some time, discusses the trade show’s first year in business, the organization, the “show floor,” their new special adviser, and much more. There’s talk of a parade. Oh yes, and that guy. 

Art finally joins sometime during the show (he woke up late) talking about – what else – that guy who just messes up. It’s truly incredible. Art then introduces himself and talks about how he’s relatively new to the industry, as well as how he attended InfoComm last year. This year, he’s a man on a mission with #NonComm18. There are education sessions too, Art and Harry go over those. They also talk about the #AVSelfie. 

There is something that will be “optional” – listen in for that. And for all of Harry’s fans there will be a swag hunt – which he’s been famous for at InfoComm. How do you pull off a virtual swag hunt? This is where trade show crossover comes into play, and could well be an economic indicator for the real and virtual sides of AV. 

So, if you can’t attend InfoComm – well, this is truly the experience for you.

That’s about the size of it (sorry)! Sit back, plug in, always remember and never forget while you’re attending either (or both) of the industry trade shows that #AVisLife – while you’re living…

The AV Life.

(Note: Comm Spoofcast).