In terms of availing audiovisual services for a business meetings or mass presentations you plan to conduct, there are plenty of options now. You just pick up the telephone directory or search online to find many providers instantly to dial and get a quote. At one end, having many choices is a boon, and on the other, it can also confuse you and make it a time-taking affair to choose the best.
However, hiring good AV companies is not as easy as picking up a restaurant for dinner. If you have a presentation in mind, AV is a big factor, which has the power to shape the mindset of your audience and can enhance or devalue your brand image based on how you present it. Whatever other arrangements you make for a presentation, a bad audiovisual effect can spoil the entire charm. So, picking a service one is not likely to go ahead with what you come across first on the yellow pages, but this is a decision demanding forethought and utmost care.
Keeping this factor in mind, we will discuss about a couple of important things you need to consider while choosing AV companies for a better outcome.
- Need not always stick to big names
No doubt that the big-fame companies are there around to provide you the most efficient work. You can experience professionalism in every aspect top to bottom. However, one thing that boils down to all factors is that, ultimately you are simply another client to them. They maintain a client base of hundreds or thousands and they may not be having enough time for individual attention.
Take it this way that you are at a branded fast food outlet who sells billions of hamburgers daily, where of course you get a standard item at a price. Fast food is fine for a quick bite, but will you be there if the real need is to enjoy a steak cooked in a customized way as you like from your favorite restaurant. Your need for audiovisual installation seems to be more of such a customized need. You are a more valid customer to a smaller AV company who always will be willing to hear you and go an ‘extra mile’ for you.
You call a company and they inform that your needs will be met in a week, puts forth a quote, and hang up. You call another AV company and hear a lot of questions asked about different aspects of your event and your aspirations about it. They may also be specific about visiting the event venue. Which one you choose?
You may find the first one a hassle-free option who executes your task without troubling you much or mandating a site visit. The second one needs you do all these, but won’t it be a real need considering your unique needs on audio visual installation for your special events. Different companies have different approach, but one thing to keep in mind that even if you are speaking to AV companies with many decades of industry expertise, check out whether they are willing to talk to you and understand your needs in depth.