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AV Shop Talk
Nathan Schneider
E53 | How To Start An AV Career
40 minutes Posted Jun 1, 2018 at 10:00 am.
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Newbies Welcome!  Check out these 9 action items to jump start your AV career. These are things I wish I knew on the first day of my AV career.
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Special Guests: N/A
Release Date: June 1, 2018
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1. Identify Your AV Vertical
Commercial
Residential
Live events
Broadcast
Digital signage
Medical / healthcare
Courtroom
Unified Communications
2. Subscribe to AV Podcasts
AVWeek
ResiWeek
Home Tech
Sixteen Nine
Sound Design Live
MxU
Social Slice
Connected
AV Rant
3. Gain The Right Type of Non-AV Work Experience
Construction
CAD drafting
Sales
IT services
Electrical
Architectural planning
Mechanical technician
Tech support
4. Adopt a Pro AV Gateway Hobby
Playing in a band
Sound recording
Live sound guy / ladie
Car audio
Home theater
Mechanical & electrical tinkering
3D printing
Drones
5. Research AV Trade Organizations
AVIXA
CEDIA
BICSI
NSCA
IMCCA
DSF
6. Attend AV Trade Shows
InfoComm
CEDIA Expo
Enterprise Connect
AES
NAB
DSE
SYMCO Technology Showcase
Sapphire Marketing Roadshow
7. Participate in Social Media
Twitter: #AVtweeps
Facebook: Church Sound – Media Techs
Facebook: AV Install Nightmares
Facebook: AV Install Greatness
8. Identify AV Companies in Your Area
HB Communications
ConvergeOne
Verrex
Whitlock
Red Thread
AVI-SPL
Adtech
Bose
EAW
Genelec
Revolabs
Sonos
Rational Acoustics LLC
OneVision Resources
Elite Media Solutions
9. Read the AV Trade Publications
Commercial Integrator
Residential Systems
Sound & Communications
Sound & Vision
CE Pro
AV Technology
Systems Contractor News
 
Open Position: AV System Designer III
 
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Credits
Host & Producer: Nate Schneider
Episode Sponsor: Peerless-AV
Theme Music: Giants Causeway by Colin Owens
Voice Over Talent: John Perry