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Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

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United States

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Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

Language:

English


Episodes

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #145 feat. Bert Herrero, CEO and Joel Hernandez, General Manager of First Priority Audio

11/27/2020
We just wrapped up recording show #145 featuring Bert Herrrero, CEO of First Priority Audio, and Joel Hernandez, their General Manager. Here, Bert shared with us how a pivotal book he read helped him focus more on the business than in the business while Joel discussed their latest sales process overhaul. If you haven't already listened to the full interview, make sure to check out show #145 here on the podcast or over on our Facebook page at facebook.com/onefireflyllc. Okay, let’s jump...

Duration:00:14:15

Automation Unplugged Episode #145 feat. Bert Herrero, CEO and Joel Hernandez, General Manager of First Priority Audio

11/25/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Bert Herrero and Joel Hernandez To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au145 SHOW NOTES Bert and Joel are cousins running the family business, First Priority Audio. Bert started his entrepreneurial journey early, at the age of 18, installing and servicing satellite dish installations throughout South Florida. His cousin, Joel Hernandez started his own AV integration...

Duration:00:58:15

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #144 feat. Patrick Hartman, General Manager of Diversified Systems International

11/20/2020
Welcome to the Automation Unplugged After Show! When scheduling permits, we will take some time after we record the official episode to dig a little deeper with our guest, learn more about them, their hobbies, or frankly, anything that I think you might want to learn more about. We just wrapped up recording show #144 featuring Patrick Hartman, General Manager at Diversified Systems International. Patrick shared a big idea he picked up while attending a CEDIA Business Exchange event which...

Duration:00:12:37

Automation Unplugged Episode #144 feat. Patrick Hartman, General Manager of Diversified Systems International

11/20/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Patrick Hartman: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au144 SHOW NOTES Patrick is the General Manager of DSI, a Reno-based integration firm ten years ago, and spearheaded their residential sector. Today, Patrick’s extensive list of repeat customers reflects his trademark level of customer service from smaller projects all the way to projects that span years with...

Duration:00:52:20

Automation Unplugged Episode #143 feat. Jeff Goldstein, Head Of Sales of Sony CI Division

11/19/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Jeff Goldstein: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au143 SHOW NOTES Jeff Goldstein has decades of experience in the CI space. He currently manages Sony’s CI channel where he has been navigating the challenges and opportunities that this year has brought to our industry. Ron Callis is the CEO of One Firefly, LLC, a digital marketing agency based out of South...

Duration:01:05:17

Automation Unplugged Episode #142 feat. Tina Baker, Manager of People Operations of One Firefly

11/6/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Tina Baker: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au142 SHOW NOTES Tina joined One Firefly in the beginning of 2020 with a proven track record of implementing programs that focus on company culture and improving employee satisfaction. Her responsibilities encompass all areas of Human Resources such as talent acquisition, performance management, benefits enrollment,...

Duration:00:42:43

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #141 feat. Harshul Parikh, Founder and CEO of Trescent Lifestyles

10/26/2020
Welcome to the Automation Unplugged After Show! When scheduling permits, we will take some time after we record the official episode to dig a little deeper with our guest, learn more about them, their hobbies, or frankly, anything that I think you might want to learn more about. We just wrapped up recording show #141 featuring Harshul Parikh, CEO & Founder at Trescent Lifestyles. Harshul shared advice on how he approaches selling to high-networth clients including Bollywood movie stars and...

Duration:00:14:22

Automation Unplugged Episode #141 feat. Harshul Parikh, Founder and CEO of Trescent Lifestyles

10/26/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Harsul Parikh: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au141 SHOW NOTES Harshul founded Trescent Lifestyles in 2006 after he returned to India following a career stint in Silicon Valley. Harshul is a founding member of CEDIA India and has been instrumental in bringing CEDIA into the country. Since its founding, Trescent has grown to a team size of 35 employees and...

Duration:00:55:58

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #140 feat. Jesse Silva, Owner of The PAVE

10/22/2020
Welcome to the Automation Unplugged After Show! When scheduling permits, we will take some time after we record the official episode to dig a little deeper with our guest, learn more about them, their hobbies, or frankly, anything that I think you might want to learn more about. We just wrapped up recording show #140 featuring Jesse Silva, Owner at The PAVE. Jesse shared with us how he was able to score a unique project in the luxury mobile home space with the builder, Cavco, thanks to...

Duration:00:13:29

Automation Unplugged Episode #140 feat. Jesse Silva, Owner of The PAVE

10/21/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Jesse Silva: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au140 SHOW NOTES Jesse founded The ProView Audio Video Experience out of Phoenix, Arizona in 2009 as a side hustle while still in college. The PAVE is now known nationally and internationally for their creative use of social media to stay connected with their clients, showcase their work, and to drive business...

Duration:00:45:08

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #139 feat. Michael Cogbill, Principal of REV2 Consulting

10/13/2020
Welcome to the Automation Unplugged After Show! Every week, we will take some time after we record the official episode to dig a little deeper with our guest, learn more about them, their hobbies, or frankly, anything that I think you might want to learn more about. We just wrapped up recording show #139 featuring Michael Cogbill, Principal at REV2 Consulting. Here on the after show, Michael shares with us his top takeaways on how to approach the pre-drywall walk through phase with clients...

Duration:00:14:04

Automation Unplugged Episode #139 feat. Michael Cogbill, Principal of REV2 Consulting

10/13/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Michael Cogbill: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au139 SHOW NOTES Michael is currently Principal at REV2 Consulting, on the CEDIA Board of Directors, and a new member of NEC’s Code Panel 3. Throughout his career, Michael has been involved in several startups, maintained a private consultancy for high net-worth homeowners, and was proudly involved in CEDIA...

Duration:00:57:55

Automation Unplugged Episode #138 feat. Murray Kunis, President of Future Home

10/7/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Murray Kunis: * Murray’s thoughts on the first 2020 Presidential Debate * Murray’s experience with installing America’s first home THX system * His recommendations for business just getting started in the custom integration industry. * Murray’s thoughts on the current state of our industry and what 2021 might have in store To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit:...

Duration:01:21:25

Automation Unplugged Episode #138 feat. Murray Kunis, President of Future Home

10/6/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Murray Kunis: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au138 SHOW NOTES Murray is currently President of Future Home, which he founded in 1990 out of the demand from his clients for help with their home technology. Murray Kunis got his start in the music industry where he worked with top names. He was also one of the founding integration firms of the trade...

Duration:01:19:42

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #137 feat. Matt Fowler, Co-Owner and Director of Operations of HomeTroniX

9/30/2020
Welcome to the Automation Unplugged After Show! Today, we're taking some time after the live show to talk with Matt Fowler, Co-Owner and Director of Operations of HomeTroniX. Before joining HomeTroniX, Matt spent some of his career in the wine industry. In this aftershow chat, Matt shares with us his experience working with Total Wine and even gives us some of his favorite wine recommendations. If you haven't already listened to the full interview, make sure to check out show #137 here on...

Duration:00:11:21

Automation Unplugged Episode #137 feat. Matt Fowler, Co-Owner and Director of Operations of HomeTroniX

9/21/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Matt Fowler: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au137 SHOW NOTES Matt Fowler is Co-Owner and Director of Operations with HomeTroniX of Arkansas LLC. In 2019, with the company at a crossroads between growing at a faster rate or keeping the status quo, Matt agreed to join the family business as an executive with the goal of growing and scaling the integration...

Duration:00:49:55

Automation Unplugged After Show Episode #136 feat. Josh Willits, President at Portal

9/16/2020
Welcome to the Automation Unplugged After Show! Today, we're taking some time after the live show to talk with Josh Willits, President at Portal. While many of you may know Josh for his career in the custom integration channel, he also has a passion for coffee that has led him to join the coffee roasting business. In this after show chat, Josh shares with us his passion for coffee and how he came to know of The Lonely Monk Coffee Roasting business. If you haven't already listened to the...

Duration:00:16:32

Automation Unplugged Episode #136 feat. Josh Willits, President of Portal

9/15/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Josh Willits: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au136 SHOW NOTES Josh Willits got his start in AV by selling speakers online out of his college dorm room. He spent years running operations at an integration firm before taking on the role of Director of Operations at Jetson Systems, a Crestron CSP. Later in 2012, he founded Invenshare, a website for dealers to...

Duration:01:05:42

Automation Unplugged Episode #135 feat. Jeff Brewer, Vice President of Sales of Sonance

9/11/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Jeff Brewer: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au135 SHOW NOTES Jeff Brewer is Vice President of Sales at Sonance & James Loudspeaker. His background includes working for companies including Best Buy for Business as their VP and Sr. Director and even for the late Steven Covey. Since joining Sonance and James Loudspeaker in 2012, Jeff has led their sales...

Duration:00:49:42

Automation Unplugged Episode #134 feat. Taylor Whipple, Vice President of Operations and Finance of One Firefly

9/9/2020
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Taylor Whipple: To get transcripts, resources of what was mentioned in the show, and more visit: onefirefly.com/au134 SHOW NOTES Taylor Whipple is Vice President of Operations & Finance. Having just celebrated his 7 year anniversary with One Firefly, Taylor has been responsible for overseeing the organization's financial and production management. Ron Callis is the CEO of One Firefly, LLC, a digital marketing agency...

Duration:00:57:20