Wednesday, November 18, 2009

You Bring The Message, We'll Bring The Microphone

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been an audience member at a meeting, public forum, press conference, new product kick-off, business opening or some other group event where it was difficult, if not impossible, to hear the presenters. As a professional DJ, public speaker and sound consultant, I can’t see the sense in spending a lot of time, energy and money to prepare a message and set the stage for a public event, only in the end not to be heard by your audience. I am often saddened by the significance of the message that was lost because event organizers didn’t think to provide a PA system. In many instances, renting a PA system from a company such as My Life Media, costs only a few hundred bucks. Imagine spending thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars to hold an event to deliver a message, only not to be heard in the end. What a waste of resources and effort!
One industry that knows the importance of being heard is the theater. A recent article in the October 23, 2009 Wall Street Journal written by Ellen Gamerman entitled “Broadway Turns Up The Volume” speaks to the impact of the sound system in the theater industry. Yes, actors are trained to speak loudly and clearly, to project their voice, but in a theater environment that seats a thousand people or more, a little help from a microphone makes all the difference in the world. Complaints from some theatergoers, especially the elderly, suggested that actors were not being heard from the rear of the room. Now, most professional theater performances include strategically placed microphones on stage or even on actors themselves to be sure dialog is heard by all.
Advances in sound equipment make the use of a sound system and microphone easier and more affordable for most people to procure. One of our fastest growing service offerings is our sound system rental. The service includes the delivery of a sound system, set-up and sound check before the event begins. We’ll also speak to the presenters and guide them through the proper use of a microphone before the event. We’ll even stay during the event to adjust the sound as necessary for each speaker. Essentially, our sound system rental service includes a personal sound technician to make sure each presenter sounds great and is heard by everyone. Isn’t it worth a few hundred bucks, after all of your hard work preparing the message and planning the event, to be sure everyone in attendance actually hears you? Our clients never regret their decision to ask for our help with sound amplification at such important events. In fact, we are often told, their events wouldn’t have come off so well without us!
For more information about this service, please visit our website and click on the “Sound System Rental” page or simply contact us by phone or email.

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