by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 19, 2013

lcd projectorFor conferences with simple audiovisual needs, Paula J. Rigling, CMP, president of Meeting Planning Professionals (, negotiates a contract clause that allows her to bring in outside equipment and support. She cuts A/V costs dramatically by renting equipment directly from a local supplier and hiring a freelancer to set up, tear down and troubleshoot during the event.