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Getting to know our Supplier Member

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Mark Millar
Director of Sales
Bespoke Audio Visual
Joined MPI in 2017
Contact information: mark.millar@bespokeav.ca

About Mark

I was born in Oakville Ontario and grew up in Maniwaki Quebec. I received my University degree with Honors in Communication from the University of Ottawa in 1986. I admit I was an AV geek then as I worked as a TA in the Radio and Television studios at the University. I then received my degree in Audio Engineering and Record Production from the Trebas Institute of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1989. I am married and have 2 boys and 2 dogs.

Career Path

I moved to Hamilton with my wife for her job. I started working for TELAV Audio Visual in Toronto and have been in the Audio Visual and Production Industry since 1989.

Social Media

What do you recommend following on social media?

I recommend LinkedIn because it keeps you in touch with industry peers, where they are, what they’ve done and where they are going. It is also a good vehicle if you are looking for employment as well. I like twitter as well as it keeps you up to date on what is happening where and in real time.

Inspiration

What do you want to accomplish before your next birthday?

I would love to take my family on a 2 week cruise/holiday so we can unwind from our busy schedules and re-charge.

Professional
What is the best advice you have ever received?

Start your day thinking of the positives not the negatives that await you. Live for the moment.

Personal

What is the best thing about being the age you are now?

I don’t have to try and impress anyone. I am who I am. Take it or leave it.

Networking

What’s your favourite ‘icebreaker question’ at a networking event/best conversation starter?

Hi, do you come here often? (Kidding!!!) For me it’s “Hi how are you”? Even if they are a potential resource, I believe in treating people like people. I like to ask about their day, their family, what they do for fun. Relationship building is key. Networking events are social events and establishing relationships is more important than angling for information or favors. I believe it will pay off in the long run.

Favourite Quote

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

 Article written by Nancy Bradshaw, Tourism Saskatoon  

Article edited by Rozanne Lyons, CMP, Intertask Conference

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