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Episode 113: The Holidays Begin with Emily Linscott and Friends – Formula 4, The Race in Malaysia, Branding, Social Media, and the Career Ahead



Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guests:

Emily Linscott – Racing Driver – multi award winning 16-year-old Champion athlete – Brand Ambassador at Ropelet, Marchand Watches, BeeMetics (and pupil) #thereal99

Mark Linscott – Managing Director at iQ Communications Ltd and Director, Moose Motorsport Ltd

Bob Yusko – Owner at GoBobby.uk, Go Bobby.net (Emily’s main sponsor)

Mike Powell – Motorsport Marshal, racing enthusiast

Toni Sabatino – Designer Owner at Toni Sabatino Style and National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) Manhattan, NY Chapter President

This third episode with Emily focuses on her recent Formula 4 race in Malaysia (Formula 4 SEA), her first ever F4 race. She and Mark talk about going to Malaysia for the first time, what happened when they got there, and they break down all three races. Bob and Mike, who has closely followed Emily’s racing career, also provide opinions and overviews for the race. Toni who has become a big fan of Emily’s over the last several months, talks about Emily and her achievements, along with the rest on the podcast.

Corey talks with Emily and Mark about her high-level exercise regimen. Corey and the others also talk with Emily about personal branding, and engagement on social media – this along with being an ambassador for several brands (including Go Bobby). Emily also talks about how she became “The Real 99”.

All finish talking about the holidays, and find out that the day after the podcast is Emily’s 16th birthday too.

Also listen in for sponsorship information (and investment opportunity) for Emily’s racing, in 2019 and beyond.

Sit back, plug in and begin the holidays with Emily Linscott and friends as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 107: Formula 4 Racing, the 15-Year Old Driver, the AV CEO and the Home Designer Race Fan – the Next Discussion with Emily Linscott, #thereal99



Join host Corey Moss as he welcomes his guests:

Mark Linscott – Managing Director at iQ Communications Ltd and Director, Moose Motorsport Ltd

Emily Linscott – Racing Driver – multi award winning 15 year old Champion athlete – Brand Ambassador at Ropelet, Marchand Watches, BeeMetics (and pupil)
 
Vincent Bruno – Chief Executive Officer at Rayva Home Theaters

Toni Sabatino – Designer Owner at Toni Sabatino Style and National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) Manhattan, NY Chapter President

The followup to The AV Life Episode 103, once again Emily Linscott and her father Mark join Corey, this time along with Vin Bruno who is the CEO at premier home theater company Rayva, and Toni Sabatino, well-known home designer and NKBA Manhattan, NY Chapter President.

Both Vin and Toni attended CEDIA Expo (the leading industry event in connected technology) in September, and as we found out on the previous podcast, Mark was a residential and commercial integrator in the UK before forming Moose Motorsport Ltd. 

The conversation begins with Formula 4 discussion, and how Emily began driving an F4 car. In short, as Mark says she owned it – and she now prefers to drive Formula 4. There is an upcoming race in Malaysia – you’ll hear Mark talk about it, as well as getting Emily into the race. Emily talks about Malaysia, and all learn that this is a real test for a driver, which Emily is fully up for. 

Corey continues discussion with Mark about the upcoming F4 in Malaysia, and how demanding this race is in these conditions – along with the huge opportunity this is for Emily entering her 2019 race year. And — this would be her first ever Formula 4 race.

Emily talks about when she first began auto racing, along with a recent race in August. Listen as Vin talks about Emily and “natural born” talent, then Toni mentions that Emily coming to the U.S. very soon, to train with Pippa Mann. Mark talks about this, and what it means. Emily talks about it as well. 

Mark then talks about the 2019 race season, there’s further discussion about Malaysia, and how Emily is looking at it – the race, and this being prep for racing in 2019. 

Vin and Corey also talk with Emily about her rigorous gym training. Mark talks more about sending Emily to Malaysia along with just how rigorous an experience it is, as well as funding (you’ll find out more about this very soon). Emily describes exactly what it’s like to be behind the wheel, along with the necessary training, and mental preparation – Corey and Vin talk about such preparation as well. 

Emily talks about been nominated in certain racing categories – find out how you can vote for her.

Sit back, plug in and listen to this followup episode with 15-year old race car driver Emily Linscott as we live…

The AV Life. 


Episode 104: More Cowbell Please!



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Kaleo Lee and new member Joe Whitaker (The Thoughtful Home) as they welcome their guests:

Kevin Barlow – Director of Business Development at Draper, Inc.

Nader Dajani – Head of Business Development at Josh.ai

Toni Sabatino – Designer Owner at Toni Sabatino Style
 
The show begins with Corey with talking to Joe about becoming a new Crew member, and then there’s an immediate “audio mishap” after that. Then he compares Draper’s long time standing in the industry along with Josh.ai’s relatively shorter time. Toni Sabatino, a home designer specializing in kitchen and bath is next – she’s returned for another show and talks about her continuing fascination with the industry. Joe brought Toni in, and she has continued to love it and all of the relationships she’s made. 

Corey talks about having various relams of the industry on the shows, here commercial and smart home along with the home designer (on episode 100 it was commercial, residential/smart home and digital signage). 

Then there’s that convergence conversation…

Nader talks about Josh.ai – luxury voice control for the most advanced homes in the world – the technology and opportunities in voice control. Then all talk about moving past the technology ‘fear factor’ for industry advancement as well.  

Toni talks about interior design and lifestyle – also considering the magic of tech making it all happen in terms of the user experience. 

Next is conversation with Kevin Barlow, beginning with news of the week involving Barco UniSee, and what Draper is doing these days in terms of advanced business solutions and partnering. Along with the 116 years in business, still of course manufacturing screens and shades. Corey also drops the name of a very good friend and former inside sales person at Draper who he used to work with.

There are of course more hashtags on this show – and Joe-isms. That’s a first.  

The show ends with a professional life cowbell question – and then, it just ends…

(Join us for more on the next Convergent AV industry podcast – coming very soon).

Sit back, plug in, and put some more cowbell in your life as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 101: The Residential Integrator, the Kitchen & Bath Designer and the Architect – the Final Frontier in AV Trade Technology (Part 2)



Make sure you listen to Part 1!

Join the Crew host Katye McGregor Bennett (Billings MT area), Corey Moss(Northern VA area) and Allie Watson (Washington, DC Metro Area) as the welcome back their guests:

Joe Whitaker – Founder/President at The Thoughtful Home (Greater St. Louis area)

Giles Sutton – Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement at CEDIA (London, UK)

Toni Sabatino – Designer Owner at Toni Sabatino Style and National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) Manhattan, NY Chapter President

Molly Switzer – Principal Designer and Owner at Molly N Switzer Designs, LLC and NKBA Columbia River (Portland, OR area) Chapter President

Dean Larkin – Owner at Dean Larkin Design (Greater Los Angeles area)

As in Part 1, the show’s ongoing theme concerns “playing better in the sandbox” for the integrator, the designer and the architect. Katye talks about it being October, and officially on the other side of CEDIA Expo.

And the conversation continues – including mention of other important trade shows, integrators hosting events for architects to get to know the technology, enrichment through the NKBA relationship (and much more)…

Katye also talks about voice – a very important add to this episode (there’s a regular guest’s company name mentioned here too). Joe also talks about voice and audio solutions enhancing “the total experience.”  

Some real “aha” moments here, as we seek the best ways to properly align residential AV and the other trades. 

The Final Frontier. 

(This episode recorded and produced by Katye McGregor Bennett) 


Episode 101: The Residential Integrator, the Kitchen & Bath Designer and the Architect – the Final Frontier in AV Trade Technology (Part 1)



Join the Crew host Katye McGregor Bennett and Corey Moss as they welcome their guests:

Joe Whitaker – Founder/President at The Thoughtful Home (Greater St. Louis area)

Giles Sutton – Senior Vice President of Industry Engagement at CEDIA (London, UK)

Toni Sabatino – Designer Owner at Toni Sabatino Style and National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) Manhattan, NY Chapter President

Molly Switzer – Principal Designer and Owner at Molly N Switzer Designs, LLC and NKBA Columbia River (Portland, OR area) Chapter President

Dean Larkin – Owner at Dean Larkin Design (Greater Los Angeles area)

On the follow up to the classic 100th The AV Life episode, Katye and Corey invite five guests: Joe Whitaker – residential integrator/CEDIA Board of Directors, Giles Sutton – CEDIA executive (Giles was a former integrator for 12 years – James + Giles Ltd.), Toni Sabatino – residential kitchen & bath designer, Molly Switzer – residential kitchen & bath designer, and architect Dean Larkin for a conversation focused on integration, kitchen & bath design, and technology.

The show’s ongoing theme concerns “playing better in the sandbox” for the integrator, the designer and the architect. 

Toni Sabatino has been on the show before – Molly joins for the first time, as does Dean. Giles has also joined us previously, and he appears later in the podcast.

Joe, who co-led the Design Connection Tour at CEDIA Expo 2018 (the Design Connection Pavilion was endorsed by the NKBA), has also been on the show before – he joins us from a certain ‘remote location’…and he calls for sound effects and creates The CEDIA Pause – the new The AV Life residential/smart home show time out (and you’ll hear a short outtake when he does). He may have even partially taken over the show (Katye didn’t mind, nor did Corey – they needed the rest).

Sit back, plug in, and hear exactly why the relationship between the integrator, the designer and the architect truly matters (and enjoy Part 1).