At least once a year, I’ll share tips about audio systems for fundraising auctions. (I include links to some past posts under the video.)
The reason being is that good audio is a crucial element to a charity auction, but I personally find it difficult to convey its intricacies.
Even so, I am giving it a shot in today’s video.
Over the last two years of virtual galas, our technology issues have been focused on connectivity, latency, and video — NOT audio. With so much attention on those other more complicated tech issues, it’s easy to forget how important basic audio is at an in-person fundraising auction.
But now, as we head back to the ballroom, audio shines as a front-and-center issue.
The video is longer (~20 minutes) because there’s a lot jammed into it:
- common audio set-ups for auctions
- BEFORE you sign the venue contract, what to cross out and add
- challenging venues that require better systems
- how some auctioneers handle audio requirements
- and some other nuggets.
Don’t forget that you can use the controls in YouTube to speed up the video. Anymore I almost always bump videos up to 1.5 speed, and then slow them down (or rewind) when information gets harder for me to understand.
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