In our last post, we provided a quick checklist to help you prepare for your Annual General Meeting (AGM). Now that the holiday season has arrived and the year is winding down, many of you are now shifting gears to focus on throwing those epic staff Christmas, holiday, and year-end parties. If you are an avid Do-It-Yourselfer, you may be ambitious enough to take on the party planning independently. If so, here are some tips to help you choose the right AV equipment to allow your guest speaker to give the best year-end toast you’ve ever raised a glass to.

Create an Equipment List

Before you can begin selecting products, you will first need to decide what AV equipment your party requires. For small-scale parties, a simple PA system with a mic and speaker may be all you need. Those larger parties (those that seek to host hundreds of employees, for example) may require additional pieces such as a quality projector rental, screen and lighting.

Do your Research

With today’s technological advancements, there are a plethora of different AV manufacturers to choose from. Look up a few different brands and check out their features and capabilities. Keep track of this information so that you can cross reference and thoroughly compare your options. Bose, Eiki, Da-Lite and Sennheisser are just a few of the manufacturers we trust and recommend.

Read those Reviews

After conducting your research, you may think you have found the BEST equipment on the market. Be sure to read some reviews, and/or talk to people who have used the product, so that you are completely confident with your choice and can avoid any potential problems.

Trust the Experts

If you are struggling to make a decision, or become overwhelmed with where to start, don’t be afraid to call in some help! Our team of experienced technicians at Metrocom can assist you in choosing the right equipment for your rental needs. We provide service for a wide variety of venues and events, and can answer any questions you may have.