Everyday, I help people just like you with the use and application of technology in the worship and presentation environments. That’s what I do. Not surprisingly, the topic of conversation often turns to business and the economy.
What I’m hearing is that despite the economic downturn, that virtually everyone still has needs for the products we offer, but that budgets are tight. That makes it doubly important to make sure that you’re buying the right equipment.
With over 18 years in this chair, plus another 8 or so making my living in the business, I have a pretty good idea of what you need, and the results you hope to get.
Results are what’s important. A microphone is not a microphone is not a microphone, and the same goes for speakers, amplifiers, wireless microphones, video projectors, etc. So how do you know what to buy?
It’s hard to be sure that you’re getting equipment that you’ll be pleased with. Talking through the decision can help. For years, I have resisted printing a catalog and having an ecommerce website – still hoping to talk with you in person, so that you get what you need and so that we don’t end up with lots of used gear on the returns shelf. We get virtually no returns because we know what works.
As a volunteer youth worker at my own church, I understand that you only have one shot to make it right. And I know what it's like to have to make something work with limited funds.
The other day, I had a conversation with a college buddy who’s a youth pastor at a church in Michigan. He complimented me on the fact that his youth room sound system was better than “the $40,000 system in the sanctuary that they still can’t get to sound right.” He didn’t spend a fortune on his youth room system (and we didn't install the one in the sanctuary), but we were very selective in making sure that each piece fit his needs and his overall budget.
I’ll do the same for you.