You’re excitedly planning your next event, and your proposal for event tech and audio visual (AV) just came in. You hastily grab the document and begin scanning. Without really knowing what you’re looking at, you say, “looks good to me!”, negotiate a little bit, and then hire the supplier.

Sound familiar?

Countless event planners feel as if they have most parts of being a planner down pat, except for tech and AV. Even though the technical and AV components of an event such as power, lighting, sound and projection are some of the most crucial aspects of creating a perfectly-executed event.

As a result, it’s valuable for planners to take the time to invest in their tech and AV knowledge. Still not convinced? Read on to discover three reasons.

1. Knowing the Ins and Outs of Event Tech Will Help You Avoid Mistakes

It never hurts to have a second pair of eyes looking at a tech and AV proposal. While your supplier should be an expert in what your events need, knowing exactly what you’re looking for ensures that there are no unfortunate surprises on the day of the event. In addition, this will also help you make sure that you’re only paying for exactly what you need, and you can recognize when you’re not getting the best deal.

2. Plan More Creative Events with a Knowledge of Tech and AV

Are you up to date on the latest trends in tech and AV? Being familiar with the industry jargon and lingo, and knowing what equipment is capable of and the potential it holds will help you make more strategic and creative decisions with how to use tech and AV at your event. Innovative light shows and complex projections suddenly become much easier to pull off when you’re speaking the same language as your AV supplier.

3. Ensure Event Day Goes Off Without a Hitch

Without a close attention to detail, there are countless things that could go wrong on event day. Is your internet connection strong enough to live stream? Do you have enough electricity to power your event? Did you forget to consider power connections for your caterers? A firm understanding of tech and AV will help you ensure that you’ve considered every little thing when it comes to event day, so you can focus on doing your job and keeping things running smoothly, not worrying about tech and AV logistics.

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