Alexis AV Talk

Alexis AV Talk – Episode 10: How AVIXA Foundation Attracts Students to the AV Industry

July 25, 2022

In episode 10 of Alexis AV Talk, we bring you up to speed about the AVIXA Foundation and its yearly student scholarships. Joseph Valerio is the program director, member engagement at AVIXA — part of his duties include managing the AVIXA Foundation. Valerio discusses the foundation’s efforts in attracting new talent for the AV talent […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 9: How Aaron Udler Finds Great Talent for his Training and Staffing Business

February 21, 2022

On this episode of Alexis AV Talk, Aaron Udler is our guest. Aaron is the president and CEO of OfficePro Inc., a training and staffing company based in Maryland. Aaron discussed his transition from AV exhibit sales to AV and IT training and staffing support. He also shared his strategies for finding great talent for his firm and clients: Hiring for personality […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 8: How Payden Adams Is Following His Dreams

January 24, 2022

Payden Adams is this episode’s special guest and Alesia Hendley is back as Alexis’ co-host. Alesia and Alexis spoke with Payden about his recent relocation and his career path. They also discussed his career trajectory: everything from a theatrical performer, an AV technology salesperson, a casting consultant, to his position as the producer-senior director entertainment, production, & game presentation […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 7: How Farisa Ahmed Launched Her Career and Considers Barry Grossman a Mentor

November 16, 2021

This time, I have a conversation with Farisa Ahmed and Barry Grossman — plus, I’m joined by a guest co-host, Mark Coxon, to discuss workforce development in Episode 7 of Alexis AV Talk. While attending a monthly industry meeting, Barry made himself available as a resource for anyone interested in learning more about the audiovisual industry. Farisa introduced herself and […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 6: How Amber Pollitt Uses Her Creativity and Tech Skills to Navigate the AV Industry

November 8, 2021

Amber Pollitt joins Alexis in this episode of Alexis AV Talk. Amber is a journalist, filmmaker, photographer and editor. She’s used her creative energy by collaborating on several short film projects including “Yellow,” “Saudade- ‘Puxa o Fio’,” and “The Creative Garden.” She is currently working on a film that is very personal to her called “No Shame […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 5: How Rachael Harris’ Theater Experiences Allow Her to Work With Students and Do What She Loves

March 19, 2021

On this week’s Alexis AV Talk, Alexis and guest co-host Alesia Hendley are joined by Rachael Harris. Rachael shared her experiences as a production manager, which led to a conversation about the Harlem Renaissance and the historic theaters that traditionally serve people of color in cities all over the country. She’s worked at several theaters in Harlem, including the Apollo […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 4: How Kenneth Peve Is Using His Industry Skills in a Fourth-Grade Classroom

February 19, 2021

The past year has been and continues to be a challenge for those in the AV industry, and it is even harder on those in the live events AV community. We are used to being behind the scenes, but being in the background proves to be more problematic — we are not at the forefront […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 3: How Suleyman Usman Is Taking Live Event Engagement to the Next Level During COVID-19

February 3, 2021

  Happy New Year, everybody! I’m back with a brand-new podcast episode — this time about the live events industry and how that market is fairing during COVID-19. It’s no secret that this area of AV has taken a hit this past year. But that has led to a crazy amount of creativity from a […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 2: How Lincoln Tech and Columbus Jones Are Educating the Future of AV

August 21, 2020

Alexi’s La Broi‘s second guest on Alexis AV Talk, her all-new series using the rAVe RADIO network, is all about the work that Columbus Jones (DMC-D 4K, DM-NVX-N) of Lincoln Tech is doing. His work? To help get more underserved youth on a path to becoming AV professionals. Lincoln Tech’s alumni include more than 32,000 graduates with all […]

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Alexis AV Talk — Episode 1: How Studio-4 and Norbert Kreuzer Are Helping Future #AVtweeps Find the AV Market

July 29, 2020

Although this is, officially, the first episode of Alexis La Broi’s all-new workforce-development-focused series for rAVe RADIO, it’s really her second. Last month, Alexis was asked to join Gary Kayye on the 988th episode of Rants & rAVes to talk about her mission to bring young people into the AV industry — that episode also […]

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