How Business Leaders at Different Firms become Friends: Episode 68 of AV+

Dan Schmidtendorff of Communication Company & Ray Bailey of Lone Star are great examples of when AV competition can help, not hinder, each other.

How Business Leaders at Different Firms become Friends: Episode 68 of AV+

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We talk to many integrators who seem to have trouble with the idea that they can get along with their competition.

It’s not that we don’t understand that times are tough, and competition is getting larger. Or that we don’t understand how business is, at the end of the day, not necessarily about being friends with everyone.

But we do find that there’s this need for a place where competitors can just step out of that harsh, business-minded space and into one that is more accepting of the idea that it’s good to learn from each other.

On Episode 68 of AV+…

  • The NSCA helped two integrators bridge the competition gap and come together to help each other – we’ll hear the story of how that happened for Dan Schmidtendorff of Communication Company & Ray Bailey of Lone Star Communications

Stories Mentioned in this Episode

The Commercial Integrator Podcast

The phrase ‘pro AV’ doesn’t do justice to all of the integration crowd, so we at Commercial Integrator wanted to create a podcast that speaks to all of those areas (and more!) under the umbrella of commercial tech integration.

The host, web editor Adam Forziati, has a background in radio and is looking forward to providing listeners with an entertaining, informative audio forum for all topics affecting the industry.

Podcast Release Schedule

We plan to release a shorter, single-topic episode once every week or two on Fridays (just like this episode). But at the end of each month, we’ll also drop a longer, in-depth episode of the AV podcast with features like Editor’s Desk, CI Monthly News Spotlight, CI’s Project of the Month, and more.

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