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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 Failing to use an HD camera with proper background lighting can make your company look unprofessional and outdated.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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Professional Video Services NYC

Planning out your next business meeting or live event? Don’t forget about the visual aspect. At CitiView Audio Visual, we offer professional visuals that make an impact. Find out what we can do to help create a lasting impression below:

Project!

See the difference with High Lumen HD Projection. We can provide innovative solutions to help reach any size audience and set you apart from your competition.

Screens

Let us help you get your point across! Our projection screen solutions will fit your needs for any size event. Our experts can suggest the right size screen for your presentation and audience.

LED Displays

LED Video Displays Are Crystal Clear And Energy Efficient! A true Go-Green solution to help make your meeting or event pop!

Interested in working together? Would like to learn more about the services we provide? We’d love to hear from you. Call us today at 212-632-5196.

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How To Make Your Presentation A Success

Get the sweats? Clammy palms? Can’t stop tapping your foot? If you have a fear of public speaking or presenting you know all about how stressful getting up in front of an audience can be. And while they may not completely cure your nervous symptoms, these three secrets can help make your presentation a successful one.

Make It Understandable

Have you ever listened to somebody speak to an audience where you weren’t able to understand their message? Your crowd will be much more engaged if your presentation is free of jargon, buzzwords, complexity and confusion. So how can you make it happen? Think of it like Twitter, you only have a 140 character limit (although this won’t actually be the case).

Make It Memorable

How can you say your presentation was a success if the audience can’t remember what you spoke about? Try to incorporate the rule of three. We tend to only remember three to seven points in the short term so if you can limit your presentation to three major points, or group your content into threes, there’s a much better chance they will be able to recall what you said down the road.

Make It Emotional

We don’t mean that you have to make every member of the audience leave in tears or have them laughing at everything you say. But you should appeal to their emotions – it’s a great way to get them to lock in on what you’re presenting. You can do this by telling a story, but make sure it relates in some way to a main point of your presentation.

While we can’t write the actual script for you, the experts at CitiView Audio Visual can supply you with everything else you need. From staging and lighting to screen rentals and audio/visual equipment – we’ve got you covered! Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more about our services.

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Testimonial Spotlight: June

Whether your live event is scheduled for a few months or years down the road, or a last-minute meeting pops up, the experts at CitiView Audio Visual have what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition to your standard AV, we provide theatrical lighting, as well as many other innovative solutions to help you make a lasting impact on any sized audience. See what some of our customers have said about our work below:

“I can’t say enough about CitiView. The company I work for is great for coming up with grand ideas at the absolute last minute and CitiView has come through every time.  The techs are very knowledgeable, courteous and always on time. I wish I had more work for CitiView.”

  • Louis C. (GREY Advertising)

“At Cooper Union we hold many public events in our historic Great Hall and in another smaller auditorium including the very popular “Herb Lubalin Lecture Series”. Inquiries from around the world for an online recording prompted us to find a sponsor and hire CitiView to record and edit our events. In April one of our latest video recordings became Vimeo staff pick in the art category. See it here: https://vimeo.com/124062807. The folks at CitiView are very responsive to the specific needs of our spaces and set ups and took great care to be sure the editing was fluid and professional. Every step of the way these guys are very easy to work with; they’re articulate, reliable and professional.”

  • Cara D. (Cooper Union)

 

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. Call CitiView Audio Visual today at 212-632-5196 for more information about our A/V services.

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How To Make A Business Presentation Stand Out

If you’re not the artistic type, coming up with visual aids for your business presentation can be a nightmare. But there’s a wide range of “good” visuals, from simple posters to complex videos, that can help make your presentation stand out. After all, nobody wants to sit there and hear you speak for hours with nothing to else to look at, right?

A simple speech is a great way to deliver a message, but it won’t necessary make it stand out. Presenting information with visuals can enhance any presentation and help to keep the audience’s attention. Some of the most effective ways to incorporate visual aids include PowerPoints, flip charts and posters.

PowerPoints

With hundreds of offerings including font, audio and images this is a great way to put together some visuals in an organized manner. There are however, a few things you should remember when creating a PowerPoint:

  • Just because there are hundreds of fonts, doesn’t mean you should use them all. Throwing in too many whacky ones can throw off the audience, so keep it consistent.
  • Choose font colors and backgrounds carefully. Colors like red and green can be difficult to see.
  • Don’t put too much information on the slides. Highlight 5 points at maximum and elaborate on them.

Flip Charts

Having a meeting that involves brainstorming ideas? Flip charts are the perfect way to organize your co-workers’ thoughts. Make sure to use a dark marker and write big enough so somebody thats 8 feet away will have no problem reading your notes.

Posters

Believe it or not, something as simple as a poster can help the audience remember a key point. You can keep it simple by adding a few graphics and some text or go all out and have it professionally printed and laminated. Just stay away from posters that are too busy and stick with something that catches the eye.

Need help setting up for a corporate meeting or presentation? The experts at CitiView Audio Visual have the skills and equipment for exceptional visual aids. Give us a call today at  212-632-5196 for more information.

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Why Hire A Professional Audio Engineer?

There are certain things you should leave to the pros and recording your events is definitely one of them. If you want to make sure everything is captured, clear and heard without any problems hiring a professional audio engineer is a must. After all, you have plenty of other things to take care of during the day of the event.

Why Record Your Event?

Whether you want to use the content in your next podcast, in a future promo video or simply to look back on as a fond memory, it’s always a smart choice to record your event.

Experience Is Key

Why leave something so important in the hands of an amateur? Recording your live events is something that shouldn’t be overlooked and if key pieces are left out, you’re going to regret it. That’s why you should choose somebody with years of experience and technical training, like the pros at CitiView.

Clarity

Want your audio to sound to be crystal clear? With state of the art equipment and technology you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for. This may not be the case if you decide to go with a beginner.

Interested in recording your next event? Call on the experts at CitiView Audio Visual, where ideas are turned into beautiful things.

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We are LIVE on Social Media!

At CitiView Audio Visual, customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. We want to make sure you stay up-to-date on the latest event production and audio/visual news and that  getting in touch with us is a breeze.

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Connect With CitiView Audio Visual on Social Media!

As a result, we’ve gone LIVE on the social web. Want to connect with us to see what we’re up to? See below to find out how:

Facebook

We’re very active on Facebook! We invite you to like our Page to stay up-to-date on tips, offers and more. You can also invite friends, leave us a review and send us a direct message.

Twitter

Love to Tweet? So do we! Reach out to us on Twitter at any point with questions, concerns or anything else, but remember to keep it to 140 characters or less! We’ll get back to you shortly.

Google+

CitiView Audio Visual also has a presence on Google+. Connect with us here for everything you need to know about projection screen rentals, audio engineering and live streaming.

Blog

Last, but not least – don’t forget to check out our blog. We present you with the latest news, tips and updates from the audio visual world.

Connecting with us on social media has never been easier! You can also visit our website or give us a call at 212-632-5196 to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Testimonial Spotlight: April

When you want to be heard, put on a spectacular display or need expert video solutions, there’s one company you can count on – CitiView Audio Visual. No matter what the event entails, the size of the audience or the memories you want to create, we have the answer! But you don’t have to take our word for it, see what some of our satisfied customers have said about our work below:

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“The Ford Foundation has used Citiview Audio Visual services for the past two years.   We often host high visibility events and screenings at the foundation headquarters that require additional staffing.   Many of these programs incorporate everything from lighting, camera and audio services and we needed a company that could provide us with professional staffing and experience with live events.  CitiView has exceeded all of our expectations in these areas.  One thing I particularly like is that they often handle last minute requests and they always arrive well in advance of the “call time”.  I would recommend them to any business that needs reliable, experienced AV staff and can work under pressure with grace and a cool head.”

– Bob Kreizel (Senior Audio Video Services Technician, Ford Foundation)

 

“CitiView AV is a trusted AV provider in the greater NYC area. Their ability to execute event details and solve event issues is unmatched! If I want it done right, if I want peace of mind, I call CitiView. Plus the people are fantastic and that makes my experience so much better as a customer.”

– Adam C. Teasdale (Meeting Tomorrow)

 

Planning an event? Be sure to call on CitiView Audio Visual for all of your audio and visual needs. We cover everything from crystal clear audio solutions to projection screen rentals, streaming and much more! Give us a call at 212-632-5196 to learn more today!

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Professional Audio Solutions

Have you ever been to a live event where there were technical difficulties with microphones or speakers? It actually happens more often than you may think and it can really leave the audience with a bad taste in their mouths. Whether you’re a rockstar musician, throwing a wedding or conducting an important presentation, don’t forget about the importance of audio.

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You want your audience to hear your message right? Well, our highly skilled technical sound engineers have years of audio training under their belts and they know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

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Recording is another one of our areas of expertise. Why take the time and effort to put together an extraordinary event only to have people forget about it later on? Recording your event is the perfect way to provide yourself with content for the future too. You can share the material on a podcast, use sound bites for a video or share content with people who weren’t able to attend.

Clarity

Want to make sure your audio is crystal clear? That’s one less problem you have to worry about when you choose CitiView. With our state of the art equipment and technology, we provide you with the crystal clear sound you have been searching for.

For more information about our audio services, contact us today at 212-632-5196 and remember CitiView Audio Visual the next time you are hosting an event!

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Audio Visual Solutions That Work!

Hosting a spring wedding, business meeting or other special event this year? Ever think about the impression a professional presentation makes on your guests? With audio visual solutions from CitiView, your event can create a memory that lasts a lifetime. Find out about all of our services below:

Audio

Be heard! Have you ever been to an event where the sound quality was inferior? It makes it very difficult to pay attention, right? Well, with years of training and experience under their belts, our highly skilled technical sound engineers know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

In addition to our sound enhancements, we also offer recording solutions so you can use content from your event for the future. Have a podcast? Making a promotional video? With recorded content from your event, you can really captivate your audience!

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Have you flipped to a channel that wasn’t broadcasted in HD recently? It was hard to watch, right? The same goes for your presentations. With our High Lumen HD Projection technology, you’ll be far ahead of the curve since we can provide you with solutions that make an impact on any size audience.

Looking to share a video with your crowd? We also offer LED Displays that are crystal clear and energy efficient. A true Go-Green solution to help make your meeting or event pop!

Streaming

With rapid advancements in technology, streaming seems to be the way of the future! You can now watch live sporting events, television and other productions in real-time and our video streaming equipment allows your to captivate your audience whether they’re down the street or across the sea!

So what are you waiting for? Give the experts at CitiView Audio Visual a call today at 212-632-5196 to find out what we can do to make your next event the best one yet! Also, remember to connect with us on Facebook for all of your event production needs!