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Audio Visual Equipment Rentals NYC

You can’t put on a successful event without the right equipment. Whether you need speakers, HD projection screens, computers, lighting or staging, CitiView has you covered! See below for a full list of equipment we can rent to you!

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Audio:

  • Full sound systems
  • Speakers
  • Line Arrays
  • Microphones
  • Mixers and audio recorders

Video:

  • LED & LCD screens
  • HD projection screens and projectors
  • Confidence monitors
  • Matrix video switchers
  • Video recording and streaming platforms
  • HD video cameras

Computers:

  • Mac Mini
  • Mac Book 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
  • Back Drops and form set back drops

CitiView Audio Visual offers cutting edge AV production and recording equipment to make your event come to life. Give us a call at 212-632-5196 the next time you’re preparing for an event.

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How To Prepare For Your Next Presentation

Practice. Practice. Practice. We’ve all heard that practice makes perfect, right? Well, the more you prepare for anything in life, the more comfortable you will feel – and the same goes for your next presentation. Public speaking can be a daunting task for some us, so here are a few tips to make your next presentation fly:

Write It Down

Yes, reading from a script or a piece of paper can make for a very poor presentation, but it’s still a good idea to have it with you. Not only will writing down your speech help you to memorize it, if you happen to lose your place or dry up you can refer to it quickly to get you back on track.

Start Preparing Early

You should begin prepping as soon as you find out you have a presentation coming up. Don’t leave it until the last minute because you are bound to forget something. Give yourself a realistic amount of time to prepare, you’ll be glad you did.

Set Up The Room In Advance

Have projectors to set up? Screens to display? Speakers to test? Give yourself plenty of time to set up the room. It’s also a good idea to get familiar with the room and go over your slides as if there was an audience sitting in front of you.

Need presentation equipment for your next event or meeting? At CitiView Audio Visual, we’ve got you covered. We offer the latest technology from leading brands in the industry so give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to find out how we can help!

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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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Why Use Visual Aids?

Ditch the long paragraphs and even the bullet points – use images instead. How many times have you sat in on a presentation only to be bored to tears? Let’s face it, we’d rather look at pictures than stare at a screen full of text and that is why you need to use visual aids during your next presentation.

One of the most important things to do before planning an event or presentation is to come up with goals. Why are you putting on this presentation in the first place? Once you establish clear goals, you want to accomplish them right?  Research shows that you are twice as likely to accomplish your goals by using visual aids.

According to Professor Albert Mehrabian, 55% of the information we take in is visual while only 7% is text. Believe it or not, we are 50% more likely to retain a visual message after 3 days compared to bullet points where we only remember about 10% of the message portrayed.

Remember the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” – the same idea holds true for presentations. Keep that in mind the next time you are preparing slides.

Need a projector or projector screens for your next event? Call CitiView Audio Visual today – we’ve got you covered!

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Benefits of Live Streaming Events

Looking to reach a larger audience while reducing costs and increasing revenue? Then you need to be live streaming your business meetings and events. With advancements in technology on the rise, live streaming is bringing a multitude of benefits to companies across the globe. See below to learn more:

Reach Wider Audiences: When you have an important message to deliver, you want to reach the widest audience possible, right? Live streaming allows you to reach practically anyone at any time as long as they have access to the internet. Want to train new employees? Have a new product to launch? You now have the ability to get everybody involved at the same time.

Reduce Costs and Increase Revenue: Think about how much money your company has to spend to fly employees or clients in for a meeting. Not only do they have to deal with transportation costs – lodging, venues and meals all add up. You can cut out costs and increase revenue with live streaming while achieving quicker results and driving action.

Quality Content: With our webcasting and live streaming services, you have access to a wide variety of high quality audio and video broadcasts and various presentation methodologies.

Ready to live stream your next event? Contact the experts at CitiView Audio Visual today!

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What is Webcasting?

How can you get Jim in Dallas all of the information he needs from a business meeting even though he’s hundreds of miles away? The days of sending large files recapping the meeting are over. Now, Jim can sit in on the meeting in real time even though he’s not physically in the building. How? Live webcasts.

What is Webcasting?

A webcast means that you are taking media (whether it’s a corporate meeting or any other live event) and broadcasting it in real time over the internet. The process involves streaming which sends the information to computers or other electronic devices without having to save and send the files later on.

How Does it Work?

Put into simple terms, audio or visual content can be transferred to a streaming software from a video camera or speaker. The content is then encoded and sent to a special server where it is delivered. This is how Jim in Dallas can log on to his computer and have access to the meeting as it takes place.

With webcasting services from CitiView Audio Visual, your employees will never have to miss a meeting again. We offer multi-camera switching, picture-in-picture and content delivery so you can captivate your audience whether they are down the street or across the sea. Call us today to find out how we can help!

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Testimonial Spotlight: August

Don’t spend time setting up projection screens, speakers and video equipment on the day of your big event, spend it getting prepared and gathering the necessities. At CitiView Audio Visual, our experts will take care of it for you so you can focus on what’s really important. Since 1998, we’ve been providing cutting edge AV production and recording so you can get the most out of your event. See what some of our customers are saying about our work below:

“CitiView Audio Visual provided top notch equipment and service for my New York City meeting of 200 physicians. They completely understood my needs and budget and worked with me to ensure that I had the proper equipment to make my meeting a success. They worked to set-up the show on a very tight early morning timeline and their approach onsite was “all hands on deck.”  They interfaced very well with the union labor that the hotel required and it was clear that they had years of experience of working with NYC hotels.  The on-site techs were professional and courteous while working with my speakers and definitely rolled with the punches when there were last minute changes to slides.  I would definitely partner with CitiView again on future meetings.”

  • Trish K. (HMP Communications)

 

  • Phil H. (Meeting Tomorrow)

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. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more.

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PowerPoint Presentation Tips

When it comes to PowerPoint presentations a little bit of preparation goes a long way. After all, who wants to sit through another boring slideshow? Want to learn how to add a little pep to your presentation? See below for a few tips:

  1. One Step At A Time: in order to keep your audience focused on what you are saying, it’s a bad idea to display multiple bullet points at once. If you put up the entire slide at the beginning, they will likely read the entire thing before you hit on each point. Stick to showing one topic or focal point and move on to the next only once you have finished the previous thought.
  2. Keep It Short And Sweet: stay away from paragraphs. Big chunks of text will cause your audience to lose attention and become bored. The slides are there to highlight important points, not to display your entire presentation.
  3. Ask Questions: provoke some thought, arouse interest and keep the people engaged. There’s no better way to do this than by asking questions. Give them a short quiz to test their knowledge.

Need a projector or HD projection screen for your next event? At CitiView Audio Visual we offer projectors from 2.5k lumens to 20k lumens and screens from 5ft to 20ft wide so give us a call today!

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Capture Your Event With CitiView’s AV Solutions

How can you get the most out of your next event or business meeting? You can choose CitiView Audio Visual to help with all of your production needs. We started back in 1998 and have been creating experiences that last forever since then!

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At CitiView, we offer everything from audio and visual solutions to staging and lighting, video streaming and equipment rentals and anything in between. Our highly skilled technical sound engineers have years of training and experience and know have what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.

Looking to professional displays? See the difference with our High Lumen HD Projectors. We can help you reach any size audience and set you apart from your competition. And when it comes to staging and lighting, Jon Pristas knows best! 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.

So what are you waiting for? Give CitiView Audio Visual a call today and find out how we can help with your next event!

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How To Get The Most Out of a Business Meeting

Don’t waste your time and energy with a lousy business meeting. When nothing gets accomplished not only is it frustrating for you, the company wastes valuable resources. How can you get the most of your next business meeting? See below to find out:

  1. Have a clear-cut goal in mind: it’s vital to understand why you are having the meeting and what you want to accomplish during it. Write down a few goals beforehand and don’t leave until you get the answers you are looking for.
  2. Come up with a plan: once you have a list of goals, you need to create a plan on how you will communicate these goals to the audience. Be as straightforward as possible and be willing to answer questions.
  3. Encourage participation: try to make everyone feel involved. Nobody likes when one or two people take over. Ask questions and provide handouts if you think it will help the audience stay focused.
  4. Change it up: if you always use the same items during your meetings, it may be time to switch it up. Try using projection screens to display slides and consider using audio equipment if the people farthest from you will have trouble hearing.

At CitiView Audio Visual, we understand that meetings pop up and presenters’ needs change on-site. Our staff will respond quickly and professionally with any audio/visual service you may need so you can accomplish your goals!