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Pro Tips For Event Presentations

Worried that your next event won’t go as smoothly as you’d like it to? We understand that putting on a presentation in a room full of people can be stressful, so we’ve put together some pro tips to help you out. See below and be sure to watch our latest YouTube video to learn more!


 

Pro Tip #1 – CONFIDENCE MONITORS

The most well-rehearsed, and well-informed presentations can appear sloppy and uncoordinated if you are turning your back to the audience, leaving the microphone, and pausing to refer to slides on a screen behind you.  

Adding a confidence monitor to your layout will allow the ability to refer to your slides and notes directly in front of you, having constant access to your content without ever showing the crowd your bad side.

Pro Tip #2 – STAGING

A panel or two of staging in a smaller venue can be crucial for turning an intimate room into a bona fide event space.

Restaurants and other public meeting places are great for creating a unique and memorable experience for your audience; our staging will ensure that the experience is effective, as well. Plan your event in your favorite locations with confidence, knowing that your voice will be heard, and your face seen.

Stay tuned for more pro tips coming soon!

CitiView Audio Visual offers cutting edge AV production and recording equipment to make your event a memorable one. Visit us at www.citiviewav.com or give us a call at 212-632-5196 the next time you’re preparing for an event.

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Video Streaming Services

Webcasting. Recording. Video Production. We can do it all! When it comes to video and streaming services in NYC, there’s nobody better than CitiView. Find out how we can take your next meeting or event to the next level below:

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Webcasting

We offer everything from Multi-Camera Switching to Picture-in-Picture and Content Delivery. They’ll allow you to captivate your audience whether they’re down the road or across the sea.

Recording

Properly recording your event can be a daunting task. Let our experts do it right the first time, you may not get a second chance! Contact us today to learn more about our video recording services.

Production

Let our experts handle all aspects of your video production. Contact us today to learn more about our video production services available to you.

CitiView Audio Visual has the tools and expertise you need to help organize your event. We bring your presentation to life by administering state of the art audio, visual, staging, and video streaming services. CitiView Audio Visual offers cutting edge AV production and recording equipment to make your event a memorable one. Give us a call at 212-632-5196 the next time you’re preparing for an event.

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A/V Equipment Rentals in NYC

At CitiView Audio Visual, it’s our goal to turn your ideas into beautiful things. That’s why we offer such a vast collection of audio visual equipment for rent. Whether you need LED or LCD screens, computers, lighting or staging we’ve got you covered. See below for more equipment we rent:

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Audio

  • Full sound systems
  • Speakers and line arrays
  • Standard and wireless microphones
  • Mixers
  • Audio Recorders

Video

  • LED and LCD screens with dual pole mount stands
  • HD projection screens and projectors
  • Confidence monitors and matrix video switchers
  • HD video cameras and recording equipment

Computers

  • Mac Mini and Macbook Pro
  • Dell and HP laptops

Lighting

  • LED uplights
  • Source 4 lekos
  • Dimmers

Staging

  • 4×4 and 4×8 stage decks
  • Stairs and railings
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Truss systems

Scenic

  • Pipe and drape
  • Backdrops and form set backdrops

Preparing for your next event? Don’t forget about the audio/visual essentials. Contact the pros at CitiView Audio Visual today! 212-632-5196.

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Collaboration in the Conference Room

The ways in which businesses and clients communicate have taken on a whole new shape in the last couple of years. With widespread innovations in technology, companies are now able to communicate in real-time with people across the globe. That in mind, it’s vital to improve the audio and visual components in your conference room.

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Web Conferencing

When you are doing business across the country or across the globe, it’s difficult to get everyone in the same physical location. Thanks to web conferencing, we now have the ability to set up meetings any time of day as if everyone was face-to-face. But you can’t host a successful web conference without the right equipment. If you don’t have the capabilities of multi-camera switching, picture-in-picture or a content delivery system you’re missing out.

Audio

A few years back, a webcam with a pinhole mic was enough to get the job done. However, technology has evolved since then and audio transmission is much clearer. But this means you’ll need a higher quality mic. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of that for you!

Video

If you have web conferencing software and a decent mic, it won’t do you much good without a quality camera. Failing to use an HD camera with proper background lighting can make your company look unprofessional and outdated.

At CitiView Audio Visual we understand that meetings pop up and presenters’ needs change on-site. Our staff will respond quickly and professionally so give us a call at 212-632-5196.

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Business Meeting Essentials

What are the secrets to hosting a successful business meeting? While it may be daunting to stand up in front of a room full of business professionals to give a presentation, there are certain keys to leaving your audience with a lasting impression. Be organized, be prepared and have seamless audio visual integration.

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Be Organized

There is no worse feeling that speaking in front of a crowd when your notes or your visuals are unorganized. Not only will it throw off the presenter, the crowd may become uninterested and lose focus. It’s vital to practice your presentation beforehand and make sure everything is in order before the day of the event.

Be Prepared

Go into the meeting with a clear focus. What is it that you want to achieve? If you go in with a goal in mind, it will help you prepare to achieve the goal and stay on track.

It’s also a good idea to anticipate questions. Members of the audience may ask about certain topics covered during the presentation or more general questions about your company or your goals.

Have Seamless AV Integration

We live in a world where technology rules. Make sure your audience is able to connect on their laptops, smartphones or tablets and provide them with high-quality audio and visual. If the people in the back of the room can’t hear or see your presentation, chances of success are slim. This is why it’s important to hire a well-trained audio visual team!

CitiView Audio Visual has the tools and expertise you need to help organize your event. We bring your presentation to life by administering state of the art audio, visual, staging, and video streaming services. Call us today at 212-632-5196 to learn more!

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When It Comes To A/V Equipment, Leave It To The Pros

Have you ever set up a conference room or an auditorium for an event only to have the equipment fail when you needed it most? This is not uncommon when people try to do it themselves. In order to have your next event run smoothly and be a great success, leave the audio visual equipment to the professionals.

Background Noise In Recordings

When you’re capturing an event in a room full of people there is bound to be some disturbing background noise. If you don’t have the right equipment and editing software, your content may have poor sound quality and you may not even be able to use it for the future.

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Blurry images? Trouble resizing? Can’t find the right input? These are all common problems when it comes to displaying an image on a projection screen. We can help by providing innovative solutions to reach any size audience. Our experts will provide you with the right screen size and create crystal clear images.

Not Enough or Too Much Light

Event lighting is one of the most important aspects of an event – it can change the entire feel of your space and should be carefully thought out. If there’s not enough light your audience may miss out on important parts and too much light can distort images or hurt your audience’s eyes.

When it comes to audio visual equipment in New York City, the experts at CitiView Audio Visual have you covered. You’ve got enough to worry about, let us set up your next meeting or event.

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3 Must-Have Pieces of Equipment For Your Next Meeting

Don’t go into your next meeting or presentation unprepared. Your position, your salary and even your career could depend on this one event and you need to nail it. That’s why you must have these three pieces of audio visual equipment on-hand and ready to go.

Confidence Monitors

Don’t appear sloppy and uncoordinated – come equipped with confidence monitors. It will prevent you from turning your back to the audience, leaving the microphone and pausing to refer to the slides on a screen behind you. Confidence monitors will allow you to have constant access to your content without ever showing the crowd your bad side.

Slide Advancers

Own the stage! Don’t retreat back to the podium to advance through your presentation – it takes up valuable time and makes you look unprepared. With a wireless remote, you can quickly and seamlessly click through your own presentation from anywhere in the room.

Microphone

Don’t count on the venue to provide a microphone for you. Always bring one with you because yelling loud enough so the back of the room can hear is never a good look. Just remember it’s all about placement. When using a lav, make sure you place the mic approximately 1 inch below your collarbone and 6-12 inches away from your mouth if using a handheld mic.

At CitiView Audio Visual, we’ve got what you need. We supply any and all audio visual equipment needed to make your next event stand out. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to speak with our experts today!

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Upgrade The Tech In Your Boardroom

The days of flip charts, pens and paper are over. It’s time to take the technology in your office’s boardroom, or conference room, to the next level. While upgrading may cost you a few dollars up-front, it can have a huge payoff when it comes to productivity and efficiency.

Ability To Connect

In today’s day and age, who doesn’t show up to a meeting with some sort of portable device? Whether it’s a tablet, smartphone or laptop it’s important for your clients to be able to connect to your display equipment. Still using a flip chart to show graphs and notes? Sorry, this isn’t going to work any longer. Switch to a projector with HD display today and see the difference.

Collaboration Is Key

Need to get on a video call with clients or business partners across the globe? Is your conference room equipped with web streaming technology? Working collaboratively has never been easier as long as you have the right tools.

Get Rid Of The Wires

Putting on a presentation for the rest of the office? How is it going to look when you have to walk back to the computer to switch to the next slide? Get rid of the wires and grab yourself a slide advancer. These tiny remotes allow you to transition seamlessly so you can keep your audience focused and engaged.

Ready to make the upgrade? CitiView Audio Visual can make it all possible. Call us today at 212-632-5196 to learn all about our audio visual integration services.

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Why Is Mic Placement Important?

When it comes to achieving the best possible sound quality, mic placement matters. There’s a lot more to getting good sound out of a microphone than simply standing behind it and speaking directly into it. Proper mic placement offers optimal signal to noise ratio, gain before feedback and helps you achieve the mic’s “sweet spot”.

If there is going to be background noise during your next event, using a directional microphone is your best bet. These mics work to reject sound coming from nearby allowing you to achieve proper signal to noise ratio.

It’s important to understand your microphone’s angle of rejection especially when it comes to aligning floor monitors or side fills. Keep in mind that when a sound source is closer to the microphone, the mic will put out a stronger signal. This is ideal if you want to add some depth to your vocals, but don’t over do it.

To find the “sweet spot” it’s going to take some trial and error. The best way to find the optimal sound is to literally move the mic around until it sounds best. If you’re using an omnidirectional microphone you can test the sound by covering one ear and listening to the sound with the other. For a cardioid mic, cover one ear and cup your hand behind the other and finally, for a stereo pair cup both hands behind your ears.

At CitiView Audio Visual, we can help you choose the best equipment and aid with the setup for achieving the highest quality audio. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to find out how we can help!

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About Our Company

It all started back in 1998 at 30 Rockefeller Center when our main focus was to serve the high end clientele of the Rainbow Room. Since then, we have grown into a full service audio visual company spanning the entire North East of the United States. With a large warehouse in New Jersey, a full fleet of vans and trucks, and road-ready experienced technicians no event is out of reach! Find out a bit more about us below:

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When it comes to expert audio visual solutions that will turn your ideas into beautiful things, we’ve got you covered. In addition to your standard AV, we provide theatrical lighting along with many other innovative solutions to help make a lasting impact on any sized audience.

From crystal clear audio to video streaming and recording – we do it all! You’ll be able to see and hear the difference with our top-of-the-line equipment and the latest innovations in the industry. We understand that meetings pop up and presenters’ needs can change on-site. That’s why our staff is trained to respond quickly and professionally.

No matter what service you need, we go out of our way to approach every project with the goal of making an experience that lasts forever. Give CitiView Audio Visual a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more about our company and find out how we can help!