Turn a “No” Into a “Yes” in Four Steps

We’ve all heard it. In fact, some researchers claim we heard it more than 40,000 times by the age of 5: the word “no.” Can I have some candy? No! Can I stay up late? No! Can I have some money? No! Can I….? No! We are so accustomed and programmed to hearing the word “no” that most of us have learned to expect it even though we do not like accepting it. You hear it even in the present day in your professional career: Can I have some funding for…? No! Can I buy…? No! Can I attend…? No! Can I get promoted? What about a raise? Can I…? […]

Exploring the Record-Breaking Health and Safety Performance of the 2012 Olympic Games

During the 2012 Olympics, many records were broken in the pool and on the track, but there is little recognition of the other records that were broken during construction of the many venues, housing, transportation systems and park development. At one point, the employee count in the London 2012 project peaked to 12,500. In all, 46,000 total workers worked to build the 2012 London Olympics, incurring 62 million man-hours. London 2012 was the safest Olympic build ever, with a reported injury rate of 0.17 per 100,000 man-hours (0.34 per 100 full-time employees by the method used in the U.S.) – far below the 0.55 building industry average in the U.K. […]

Renkus-Heinz rolls into Mercedes-Benz plant

Mercedes Benz plant in Vance, Alabama Andre Garcia, director of engineering at Xerox Audio Visual Systems, who installed the Iconyx systems at the plant, said there were several acoustical challenges presented by the space: “Because of the nature of the meetings occurring in this space, the speaker system had to be very clear, as far as voice goes, for intelligibility. “However, the room, which is about 60 x 130 and 30 feet high, has hardware floors, which make it sound like a school gym. So the biggest complaint was that it was hard to understand voices.” Garcia and his team chose the Renkus- Heinz Iconyx because it employs steerable line-array […]

Café Del Mar in Dubai chooses Turbosound loudspeakers

Photo credit: Vania Attieh Chidiac decided on a four-point configuration of Turbosound Aspect TA-500 three-way point-source loudspeakers to provide high level, low distortion sound. As the Café Del Mar venue is within the boundaries of Meydan Beach’s up-market Jumeirah Beach Residence, a major consideration of the project design was to minimise sound spillage into the nearby residential areas. “The entire venue could have easily been covered by two small line arrays, but as the DJ booth is facing the residential buildings it became clear that line arrays wouldn’t be sufficient in this case because I realised that potentially a lot of uncontrollable sound could be generated and directed toward the […]

Six Ways to Motivate Without Money

In today’s economy and workplace, it can be difficult to find ways to motivate employees without a monetary incentive. Kars4Kids, the nation’s largest car donation charity, offers six ways to help keep workers motivated, engaged and passionate – withoutbreaking the bank by handing out more cash. 1. Make your employees feel needed and appreciated. No matter how idealistic your employees are and how dedicated to the business, everyone needs a healthy dose of external appreciation to keep them going. It sounds like a no-brainer, but never forget to tell your employees – as often and in as many ways as possible – that your organization could never accomplish all it […]

Heat Blamed for Death of Massachusetts Postal Worker

Just days after Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels, the National Weather Service’s Director Dr. Louis Uccellini and television and radio meteorologists across the country held a teleconference to discuss the danger of heat to workers and provide life-saving information to share with outdoor workers in their communities, a U.S. Postal Service worker in Medford, Mass., collapsed and died during his mail route. James Baldasarre, 45, was due to leave work at 4:30 p.m. on July 5, but stayed later to work an additional shift. Baldasarre, who had worked for the postal service 24 years, never finished the route. He collapsed; his temperature reportedly […]

The Power of Servant Leadership

Throughout my career and travels, I have had the opportunity to see many people in leadership positions. Holding the position, however, does not make someone a leader. In fact, quite the opposite has been true in many cases. General George S. Patton said, “Never tell someone how to do something. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” His idea of empowering people has resonated with me. Whether as a temporary foreman at one steel company, a full-time foreman and wharehouse manager at another, a manager in a private business or a volunteer leader working with high school students, I have seen General Patton’s theory […]

Danger in the Sky: Researchers Examine Impact of Decompression on Pilots

Early reports from the scene have experts pointing to pilot error in the crash of a Boeing 777 July 6 at San Francisco International Airport. The pilot had never landed a 777 at the airport before, and had logged only 43 hours at the controls of a 777 before the crash. He had flown approximately 10,000 hours total in his career. Witness say the plane was low and slow as it made its approach, with the rear of the plane striking the runway and breaking off. As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation, it’s too soon to tell what factor or combination of factors caused the crash of […]

Six Panasonic projectors involved in projection mapping a giant moving mechanical spider during Glastonbury Festival VIDEO

Panasonic projectors as part of Glastonbury 2013’s Arcadia Spectacular Known as the ‘Arcadia Spectacular’, a giant mechanical spider was the centrepiece for an AV experience that included explosive pyrotechnics, HD projection mapping and stunning choreography set to a soundtrack from UK’s  DJs including Andy C, Fatboy Slim, Ratpack, Plump DJs and more. To help Immersive bring the show to life, Panasonic provided six of its 20,000 lumen DLP projectors which were located in three areas and beamed geometrically mapped images as a countdown onto the legs of the nearly 10 metre-high spider. Your Comment Cancel reply

Holition supplies holographic projection for Renato Russo tribute concert in Brazil VIDEO

Renato Russo tribute concert The Renato Russo tribute is the first ‘live’ concert in Brazil to feature a 3D hologram at the new Mane Garrincha National Stadium – a venue also playing host to the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and The Olympics in 2016.   The Stadium is the first live event in Brazil to feature a 3D hologram of one of its most popular musicians. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Thanks to the support of producer Giuliano Manfredini, son of Renato Russo, 50,000 fans were able to pay homage to his father who died in 1996. Once the lights dimmed ‘Renato Russo’ appeared playing ‘Sera’ one of his most famous […]