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The Women in AV Group Joins Almo Professional A/V’s E4 AV Tour

WAVE to Present Mentoring Session at E4 D.C. Event on May 18
xPhiladelphia, PA — May 8, 2012The Women in AV (WAVE) today announced it has joined Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, on its E4 AV training and networking tour. WAVE will present a session titled “What Is Mentoring and Why Is It Important to You?” at the next E4 event, which will take place in Washington, D.C., on May 18.

“The Women in AV (WAVE) group is thrilled to join Almo Professional A/V’s E4 Tour to present on mentoring and its critical role in advancing our professional careers and furthering our industry,” said WAVE founder Jennifer Willard. “We all have something unique to offer each other and with four generations currently in the workforce, it’s essential we look at what we can share in terms of experience, expertise and collaboration. WAVE has recently launched a mentoring program to help women advance professionally and personally. And we value the important role men play, not only in being our mentors, but in what they also can gain from this type of experience.”

“In recent years the A/V industry has been increasingly well-represented by both men and women,” explained Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “While WAVE is an organization founded by women in this profession, the session being presented at E4 will benefit anyone in this field looking to become involved in mentoring and reverse mentoring. The topic helps round out the E4 training agenda so that attending partners can expect to learn new information that allows them to grow from both a business and a personal perspective. Whether you want to be a mentor or be mentored, are female or male, this course offers new opportunities to become involved in advancing the careers and development of others, which is crucial for the future of our industry.”

The WAVE mentoring course will teach that as important as an individual’s life achievements are, mentoring is the process of guiding, supporting and promoting the training and career development of others. It’s not only for the younger generations in our industry; seasoned professionals now have an opportunity to learn how to implement a social media strategy from those just entering the workforce through reverse mentoring. This course will teach about the different types of mentoring and why implementing a company-based program can help improve morale, provide a sense of camaraderie and increase productivity.

An overview of the Almo Pro A/V E4 tour can be viewed here.

The E4 D.C. event will take place on Friday, May 18, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is free, including parking, to Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com.

The E4 AV program can be accessed on demand during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course presentations and live Twitter updates.

About Almo Professional A/V’s E4 AV Tour

Launched in December 2009, The E4 AV tour is a free, full-day program with an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS RUs while networking with the industry’s top manufacturers. Close to 4,300 attendees have experienced the benefits of the E4 events and in the process have earned nearly 3,000 InfoComm CTS RUs. For more information, go to www.e4avtour.com.  

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About Women in AV (WAVE)

Women in AV establishes a multifaceted approach to educating, supporting, encouraging and inspiring women in the audiovisual industry through collaboration, research, mentoring, and networking opportunities. The Women in AV Group will promote the growth and performance of women by empowering women to feel recognized, respected, productive, and important to the AV industry.

To join the WAVE LinkedIn Group, please visit http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=3971032

For more information about WAVE, please call 763-971-4409 or email womeninav@gmail.com. WAVE can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/womeninav.

About Almo Professional A/V

Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. 

The Almo Professional A/V sales team is InfoComm-trained and the majority is CTS-certified. Almo Professional A/V has aligned with InfoComm International to offer courses worth CTS renewal units that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

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