Category AV in Education

Webinar Recording: Display Technologies That Engage Students in Higher Education

See how universities are using Christie interactive displays and projectors to help students experiment, create, and play. You’ll also get a look at university installations where Christie MicroTiles are being used by schools to improve the learning process and showcase student achievement. This webinar covers:

  • Christie’s lineup of projectors and displays
  • Different types of projector illumination sources and where they work best
  • Video walls that enhance the student experience
  • Displays for different environments
  • 3D virtual reality installations

Get the recording for “Display Technologies That Engage Students in Higher Education” >

Webinar: Display Technology for Higher Education Recruitment

Concerned about recruiting students to your university? Then join AVI-SPL and Christie on Wednesday, August 17 at 1 p.m. EST for a webinar that explains how display and video wall technology can enhance the student experience and bring a wow factor to your higher ed campus.

Register for “Display Technology That Attracts Students to Your Higher Ed Campus” >

About the Presenter

Bill Copley, a senior member of the Christie sales team since 2009, brings 25+ years of experience in the IT software industry, with 15 of those years in the AV industry. Bill collaborates on the direction of sales and product management. He also provides guidance to other sales team members in generating new business and deepening existing business relationships.

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Why do it?

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Because Doing Business Is About Listening

The article in EdSurge is directed toward education tech salespeople, but it could apply to just about any salesperson, marketing department, or company in general: before you sell your product, show the customer you care about addressing their needs and solving their challenges.

“Nothing aggravates university administrators more than a sales person coming in with a ‘solution’ to a problem the university may not have. A better approach is to ask questions about what administrators and faculty think could work better at their institution.” –Bridget Burns, “The Tough-Love Advice EdTech Needs to Hear,” EdSurge

I imagine that a lot of university people who read that article felt a wave of “right on” wash over them. As well they should: we’ve dealt with people whose laser focus on making the sale means browbeating us into submission with emails, phone calls, and promises of presentations and demos that will change everything. Before we’ve even told them what we need.

I’m in a position to hear about our own approaches to working with clients, and I’m always pleased that they frequently sound like this:

“AVI-SPL understood our needs and brought in technology partners to build a solution that met our specifications and exceeded our expectations.” –Jan Odegard, Rice University‘s executive director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology

“I had other vendors who told me what I needed, and didn’t listen to me telling them what I needed. AVI-SPL listened.” –Arlen Sanders, project manager, L.A. Metro

They’re great quotes for case studies; they’re also great testaments to the approach AVI-SPL takes to its clients.

If you’re in the business of making sales, read the EdSurge article and find out the right way to get an audience with a decision maker, and what to say when you do.

If you’re seeking to improve some aspect of your organization involving meeting rooms, collaboration technology, and audio-video solutions that connect people with ideas and information, reach out to us: sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197. We’re here to listen.

April 27 Webinar: Workplace Transformation

Still not sure what workplace transformation means or how it applies to your organization? Hear experts from Cisco and AMX discuss this timely topic Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. EST.

Cisco’s John Franklin will explain what’s changed in the workplace in terms of collaboration, workloads, and the technology that brings people together to work on projects. Bob Sharp of AMX will offer his insight into the control systems that streamline and automate meeting functions like room scheduling and setup. He’ll look at the value of the enterprise IT network in managing an array of workplace source devices and endpoints.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • Challenges to collaboration
  • Factors driving workplace change
  • Why you need to care about workplace challenges
  • Benefits of Cisco and AMX solutions in fostering positive change

Register for “Workplace Transformation with Cisco and AMX by Harman.”