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Automation Unplugged

Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

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Watch Episode #95: An Industry Q&A with Miranda Grantham and Marc Fisher

Watch Episode #95: An Industry Q&A with Miranda Grantham and Marc Fisher

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Miranda Grantham and Marc Fisher. Recorded live on Friday, January 24, 2019, at 12:30 pm EST.

About Miranda Grantham and Marc Fisher

Miranda has been with Origin Acoustics as their National Sales Manager for three years and quickly climbed to her National Sales Manager by age 24. Miranda started in the AV Industry with Metra Electronics at age 22 as a West Coast Regional. She was elected Top 40 under 40 at age 26 and recently elected as one of the most powerful women on the rise in consumer technology.

Marc is a consumer electronics veteran and joined Origin Acoustics four years ago. Marc has been titled Salesman of the Year twice in a row and was twice named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the industry’s leading trade publication. Now, President of Sales, Marc continues to set the standard for sales professionalism and endeavors to share those skills with an entirely new generation of salespeople who are following in his footsteps.

Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Miranda Grantham and Marc Fisher:

  • The importance of a strong company culture
  • The philosophy around investing in yourself, your business, and our industry
  • Insight on what training and coaching looks like for Origin dealers
  • The advantage of joining a buying group like ProSource

Watch Episode #20: an Industry Q&A with Bryan Stanley

Exploring Networking, Customer Service, and the Importance of Preparedness

Watch Episode #20: an Industry Q&A with Bryan Stanley

In this interview, Ron Callis interviews Bryan Stanley, owner of Spycom Technology Solutions. Spycom Technology Solutions provides quality technology solutions in home and commercial automation, networks and wifi, security, theaters, and audio/video. Watch the interview to learnabout Bryan's background, business strategies and his operating a successful business in Amish country.

About Bryan Stanley

As an AV & Home Automation specialist with over two decades in the business, Bryan Stanley, owner of Spycom Technology Solutions has worked with everyone from mission projects for the homeless to local media moguls. He was born in Lancaster County and became a top car audio salesman while still in high school, which led to his current love of all things tech. Spycom thrives in the heart of Amish country, which is a fascinating backdrop for cutting edge technology. Bryan is a member of CEDIA and his company was named one of CEPro’s Rising Stars. When he’s not running his business, you can find him on his motorcycle meandering roads surrounded by farmland or flying a Cessna as a licensed pilot. He enjoys getting to know his customers, which often end up as friends. He always goes the extra mile to make sure to provide quality products backed by great people, which has provided Spycom increased success every year.

Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Bryan:

  • Bryan’s background in the industry and how his longtime interest in AV and electronics influenced it
  • The history behind the name Spycom
  • Typical projects that he considers to be their “bread and butter”
  • His takeaways from CEDIA
  • How he networks with other business owners and the importance of learning from others
  • Managing clients’ expectations and understanding their perspective
  • The demand for his industry in Amish country
  • The importance of preparedness to find solutions
  • And more
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