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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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Articles tagged with: High-End Audio

Watch Episode #89: An Industry Q&A with Matt Scott

The Business of Running a Business

Watch Episode #89: An Industry Q&A with Matt Scott

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Matt Scott. Recorded live on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 12:30 pm EST.

About Matt Scott

Matt started in pro audio/video at a very early age, running his first live FOH event at age 12. Matt continued in the industry starting OMEGA Audio Video in 2001, specializing in HOW and professional audio/video design and installation. He expanded the services to include residential AV in 2004 and continues to work heavily in both markets. Matt specializes in HOW, live sound, lighting control, home theatre design, control systems, and connected home technologies.

 
Interview Recap

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

  • Matt's role on the CEDIA board
  • Why he volunteers his time to the industry
  • Managing both resi and commercial project work

Watch Episode #85: An Industry Q&A with Jason Sayen

Process Improvement and its benefits for the Industry

Watch Episode #85: An Industry Q&A with Jason Sayen

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Jason Sayen. Recorded live on Wednesday August 21st, 2019 at 12:30pm EST.

About Jason Sayen

Jason is an industry leader with over 26 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics Industry. He has spent the majority of his career working directly for manufacturers of high-end car audio and residential electronics. In June of 2010, Jason received the honor of being recognized by Dealerscope Magazine's Top 40 under 40 award.

Currently he is Director of Sales and Business Development for LK & Associates which is a rep firm in the state of Florida representing over 20 of the top brands of residential consumer electronics ranging in categories of automation, motorization, energy management, audio, shading and lighting control. 

Jason is also a CEDIA COI and actively teaches classes with the design and build community often partnering with dealers to drive future business.

 
Interview Recap

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

  • Jason´s background in the industry
  • State of the industry and challenges dealers face.
  • Business processes and the importance of having documentation for your business.
  • CEDIA 2019 
  • Six Sigma
  • The importance of working with the design and build community on education

Watch Episode #14: an Industry Q&A Session with Deborah Smith

What happened to selling high-end audio?

Watch Episode #14: an Industry Q&A Session with Deborah Smith

In this Automation Unplugged episode, Ron Callis interviewed Deborah Smith, industry consultant and head of the Deborah Smith Group. During the interview, Deborah and Ron spoke about the fact that many integrators have stopped selling audio and how they can change this pattern to significantly impact sales and profits. 

Watch Episode #9: an Industry Q&A Session with Dave Gilbert

Learn from the High-End Audio Expert

Watch Episode #9: an Industry Q&A Session with Dave Gilbert

In this Automation Unplugged interview, Ron Callis interviews Dave Gilbert, Co-owner and Senior VP of Hi-Fi Sales located in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dave's integration firm is an award-winning exclusive member of the CEPro 100 (#85 in 2017) and founding member of Bravas. 

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