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CEDIA Podcast: The Culture Shift

Ed Wenck
May 29, 2020

Two integrators share how their conversations with suppliers and clients have changed – and so has the way they do business.
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CEDIA Podcast: Design and Build Panel Recap

Ed Wenck
May 26, 2020

A recap of the panel discussion with integrators and interior designers from the CEDIA Design Build Conference at ISE. Guests include Dean Keyworth, Armstrong Keyworth; Susie Rumbold, Tessuto; plus integrators James Ratcliffe, Homeplay; and Pip Evans, NV Integration.
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CEDIA Podcast: Say Goodbye to Hollywood?

Ed Wenck
May 22, 2020

John Penney, who’s been a strategy officer for some of the biggest names in media, joins Ed and Walt to talk about the myriad changes wrought by the pandemic in content production and delivery, and what that means for integrators.
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CEDIA Podcast: Thermal Camera Tech

Ed Wenck
May 19, 2020

Michael Cogbill (Rev2 Consulting) walks us through the latest – and incredibly powerful – camera technologies, including techniques that can screen for fever through facial imagery alone. Why are the challenges? And how can a residential integrator find the opportunities here?
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CEDIA Podcast: HR in the Age of the Pandemic

Ed Wenck
May 15, 2020

We discuss setting expectations, holding our employees accountable, and driving behavior to performance success as we embrace the new normal of the work-from-home environment, and the shifting protocols that come with working in the client’s home.
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CEDIA Podcast: Pandemic (and Other) Impacts Around the World

Ed Wenck
May 12, 2020

What’s business like across the globe these days? We check in with integrators in India, South Africa, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.
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CEDIA Podcast: After the Pandemic, EMEA

Ed Wenck
May 08, 2020

Industry pros from the EMEA offer their thoughts on what the landscape will look like when the lockdowns end. How will business shift?
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CEDIA Podcast: Broad Economic Trends

Ed Wenck
May 05, 2020

Ball State Economics Professor Mike Hicks joins us to talk about how the pandemic disruption is affecting the larger economy, small businesses, and what the long-range models look like in this honest, clear-eyed assessment of where we are in early May of 2020.
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CEDIA Podcast: Adjusting Your Business Model

Ed Wenck
May 01, 2020

Leslie Shiner of the Shiner Group talks about cash flow and strategies to keep your business afloat during the pandemic. You’ll learn how to carefully assess issues such managing overhead and “right-sizing” your business for your market – and your comfort level.
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CEDIA Podcast: Get to Know Your SBA

Ed Wenck
Apr 28, 2020

The CARES Act includes something that a lot of members are taking advantage of, the Paycheck Protection Program, administered by the Small Business Administration. While we cover that, there’s more to the SBA, though, and Ed and Walt are joined by Great Lakes Regional Administrator Rob Scott to uncover what else the Admin can do.
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CEDIA Podcast: After the Pandemic?

Ed Wenck
Apr 24, 2020

In the first episode of a series that will cover this topic around the globe, CEDIA folks offer their thoughts on what the landscape will look like when the lockdowns end. How will business shift? What segments will be affected – even grow? How can we prepare?
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CEDIA Podcast: Certification and Legal Update

Ed Wenck
Apr 21, 2020

CEDIA’s David Whitney gives us info on the work his team (including with CEDIA volunteer and former Board Chairman Dennis Erskine) is doing to update CEDIA Certification, and CEDIA’s Darren Reaman clues us in on legislative moves.
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CEDIA Podcast: Why Calibrate Audio?

Ed Wenck
Apr 17, 2020

CEDIA’s Steve Rissi and Gerry Lemay of Homeacoustics.org join Ed and Walt in this deep dive into the techniques, business, and necessity of audio calibration.
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CEDIA Podcast: Cybersecurity and Connectivity at Home

Ed Wenck
Apr 14, 2020

Join us for this chat on cybersecurity (and other issues) ESPECIALLY as they relate to the home network (now that so many more folks are working remotely).
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CEDIA Podcast: Immersive Audio

Ed Wenck
Apr 10, 2020

Some of the most knowledgeable minds when it comes to immersive audio – in both movies AND music – talk advances with Ed and Walt.
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CEDIA Podcast: More on the CARES Act

Ed Wenck
Apr 07, 2020

We’ve got more details on the sweeping legislation (parts of which directly help small businesses like yours) with Victor Puleo, Davey Chair of Risk Management and Insurance in the Lacy School of Business at Butler University, and CEDIA’s Director of Government Affairs Darren Reaman.
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CEDIA Podcast: The Power Show

Ed Wenck
Apr 03, 2020

Joe Piccirilli of Rosewater Energy, Rich Green of Rich Green Design, and Gordon van Zuiden of cyberManor join Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe to talk power: cleaning it up, storing it, and generating it in the residence.
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CEDIA Podcast: SPECIAL -- The Paycheck Protection Program

Ed Wenck
Apr 02, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program “provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.” Our guest, Phil Agresta, has the details in this special edition.
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CEDIA Podcast: Legal and Financial Advice for the UK

Ed Wenck
Apr 01, 2020

In this special edition of the CEDIA podcast, we address our members in the UK – but there’s actually some pretty great advice in here for everyone. Regarding response to the pandemic, we speak with an accounting firm, a legal practice, two integrators and a trade supplier.
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CEDIA Podcast: Coping with the Pandemic

Ed Wenck
Mar 31, 2020

How do you talk to your clients? Manage your business and your employees' morale during this? How do you keep everyone safe? Jason Knott (CE Pro) shares the stories he's collecting, and we talk to several firms, too: The Premier Group, Nirvana Home Entertainment, and Inspired Dwellings (the latter led by CEDIA's Board Chairman, Rob Sutherland).
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