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It’s very tempting to stick with your ‘go-to’ talent when it comes to audiovisual projects. As a project manager, you might feel there’s too much at stake to risk hiring freelance AV technicians regarding both company reputation and monetarily. If you cannot reach your usual pool of AV talent to handle your most pressing AV solutions, you’ll probably feel as though you’re caught between a rock and a hard place.

Often when an AV project is time sensitive, the project manager panics and feels there’s only two courses of action. The first is feeling forced to hire the first AV technicians that come your way, resulting in unqualified candidates producing shoddy work. The second is flying in internal technicians from another branch of your company (this is the case especially with projects located in far off areas). This second option can fast wrack up costs, however, defeating the purpose of getting AV solutions at a fair yet competitive price.

With AV Junction’s online AV freelancing platform of professional freelancers, you’re covered for finding and negotiating fair contracts who are accessible round the clock. External freelancers really are your best bet for expanding your AV solutions. Don’t believe us? Then read on for major reasons why freelancers are your best bet.

Professional Freelancers Know the Latest AV Trends

The most talented freelancers know that the digital landscape is always evolving and they make sure their knowledge of AV solutions is cutting edge. Professional freelancers are often advocates of the most efficient technical solutions specific to your company’s project. There’s nothing worse than having freelancers who are just looking to make a quick buck by taking advantage of how much (or how little) they assume you know about current technology. The best technicians are the ones that have a broad variety of options for you to consider.

Nowadays there are innovations in how you can set up audio and video systems that can streamline your architecture plans, if you’re integrating your AV from the ground up. Take Internet Protocol (IP) audio and video, for example. IP AV allows you to distribute high-definition presentation data in a fast manner amongst many devices in your network of computer devices that are connected to the internet. Professional freelancers know what technology will optimize your AV integration.

Freelancers Approach Projects From an AV-Driven Perspective

Professional AV freelancers are experts at design thinking, meaning that they are good at tackling several different problems with a great mix of visualization and practical implementation. Your company’s AV solutions need this kind of thinking to be comprehensive ones that account for your unique environment.

Think of it this way, in the past when technology wasn’t at the front and centre of business models, buildings made AV systems fit their design. And if you have an older building, chances are freelancers are going to be in the position of retrofitting your AV system’s components into the building’s existing architecture. But if you are redesigning a portion of your company’s building, or you are building new facilities, a freelancer will be coordinating with other departments to help build keeping in mind how the AV system will fit into the infrastructure.

Freelancers worth their salt can apply their design thinking to concoct solutions for any type of building’s setup. Their creativity makes them adept at designing within the context of your company’s AV goals.

Freelancers Make Your Solutions More Flexible

Remember what we said about freelancers knowing the latest trends? Their expansive knowledge of their industry and its changes also informs how they will design solutions that leave room for necessary updates. Down the road, when there’s a digital disruption for connectivity (think along the lines of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 changing standards) your freelancers will have designed a AV system that can easily by upgraded with just a few adjustments.

Professional freelancers are basically your ticket to business continuity.

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Paul Weatherhead

Paul Weatherhead

Prior to founding AV Junction Inc., Paul worked for a tier one AV systems integrator in an operational management capacity for 10 years. His knowledge and experience have helped him oversee hundreds of system integration projects in a variety of industries. Paul’s leadership skills as matched by his sense of humour and easygoing nature. When he’s not at work, you can find him outdoors, exploring new places or spending time with family and friends.

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