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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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CEDIA Podcast: Coping with Obsolescence

Ed Wenck
Mar 27, 2020

A lot of what an integrator installs can become obsolete -- to the point of failure -- at some point in the future. So how do you prepare a client for this obsolescence, and how do you design systems that can adapt?
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COVID-19 Expert Advice: Some Broad Legal Issues Facing U.S. CEDIA Integrators

Ed Wenck
Mar 25, 2020

Susan Kline, a partner at the firm Faegre Drinker, has some advice on employers, employees, client relationships, and remote work.
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CEDIA Podcast: Client Care Programs

Ed Wenck
Mar 24, 2020

Steve Rissi has developed a class on client care programs that's he'll be teaching at CEDIA Expo in Denver. Rissi shares his expertise -- which includes years as the head of an integration firm's service department -- in this podcast with hosts Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe.
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CEDIA Podcast: Financial and Legal Tips During the Disruption

Ed Wenck
Mar 20, 2020

As COVID-19 disrupts lives and business, Pete the Planner (Peter Dunn) has advice on handling your finances (business AND personal) in an emergency, and Susan Kline from the law firm Faegre Drinker has legal info for employers and employees of CEDIA firms during the coronavirus pandemic.
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CEDIA Podcast: SPECIAL -- On Business Disruption

Ed Wenck
Mar 16, 2020

Employees working remotely, spikes in absenteeism, supply chain issues -- the current state of a world coping with a virus can profoundly affect your livelihood as an integrator. Craig Caldwell, Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs at the Lacy School of Business at Butler University is here to offer his expertise on those disruptions in this special edition of the CEDIA Podcast.
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CEDIA Podcast: Talks on Video Compression and Selling to Boomers

Ed Wenck
Mar 13, 2020

We've got highlights of two CEDIA talks from ISE 2020. In one, CEDIA's David Meyer gives us everything we ever wanted to know about video compression, and in the other, Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) talks about the unique issue of selling to Baby Boomers as the population ages.
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CEDIA Podcast: The Chairman of the Board and Workforce Development

Ed Wenck
Mar 06, 2020

In this two-parter, we sit down with CEDIA's new Board Chairman, Rob Sutherland, and give you an update on a challenge we've all identified: workforce development. We stopped by the integration firm TRIPhase to talk with the owner, Robert Haecker, about a recent hire -- Brett Jagger -- who graduated from the inaugural 12-week CEDIA Electronic Systems Integration Technician Training program.
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CEDIA Podcast: 5G Update

Ed Wenck
Feb 28, 2020

Just about a year ago, we covered the development and deployment of 5G with industry expert John Penney. We revisited the topic with an update on where we are now in this podcast recorded with Mr. Penney on the Mainstage at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam.
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CEDIA Podcast: Wellness, Tech, and Interior Design

Ed Wenck
Feb 21, 2020

Interior designer and renowned well-being expert Cinzia Moretti (Moretti Interior Design) and Jeff Hayward (Director of Wildwood PR) share their insights into Wellness and Biophilia, and the opportunities this offers to integrators.
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CEDIA Podcast: ISE 2020, Day Four

Ed Wenck
Feb 15, 2020

Our fourth show show from ISE 2020 (and the last ISE hosted by the city of Amsterdam) includes Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Kris Hogg (Samsung) , and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA).
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CEDIA Podcast: ISE 2020, Day Three

Ed Wenck
Feb 14, 2020

Recorded Thursday evening, our third show from ISE 2020 includes Mike Maniscalco (Pytheas), Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Rich Green (Rich Green Design), Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA).
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CEDIA Podcast: ISE 2020, Day Two

Ed Wenck
Feb 13, 2020

Here's a recap of Day Two from ISE 2020 with tech/content specialist John Penney, Rich Green (Rich Green design), Amanda Wildman (TruMedia) and Eddie Shapiro (SmartTouchUSA). Your hosts are Ed Wenck and Walt Zerbe.
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CEDIA Podcast: ISE 2020, Day One

Ed Wenck
Feb 12, 2020

Here's a wrapup of ISE 2020, Day One, with guests Peter Aylett (Archimedia/HTE), Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting), and tech/media expert John Penney -- with your CEDIA hosts Walt Zerbe and Ed Wenck.
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CEDIA Podcast: Video Calibration

Ed Wenck
Feb 07, 2020

Joel Silver (ISF) and CEDIA's David Meyer talk video calibration on this wide-ranging discussion as to why the process is so important.
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CEDIA Podcast: CES Wrapup

Ed Wenck
Jan 31, 2020

Two gents that weren't available for the daily CEDIA podcasts at CES -- John Penney and Michael Heiss -- give us their takeaways on the annual show.
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CEDIA Podcast: Identifying the Biggest Cyber Threats

Ed Wenck
Jan 24, 2020

Long-time CEDIA instructor Mike Maniscalco has rolled out a pair of cybersecurity classes (one for business managers, one for technicians) to help you identify the biggest cyber threats to your clients AND your business.
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CEDIA Podcast: The Streaming Show

Ed Wenck
Jan 17, 2020

From devices to providers, there are a lot of confusing combinations and acronyms out there when it comes to content. Michael Heiss (M Heiss Consulting) has been doing the legwork for you, and breaks it down in a manner that can help you ensure your clients are happy.
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