Billed as the year’s largest event of its kind, the recent National Achiever’s Congress meeting brought together entrepreneur/billionaire Donald Trump, peak performance coach Tony Robbins, best-selling authors Robert Kiyosaki (“Rich Dad, Poor Dad”), Harv Eker (“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”) and a number of other motivational luminaries to San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center.
The three-day program was designed to let the three headliners and other speakers teach attendees how to “achieve the mechanics and mindset for success…to dominate your future in today’s stormy economic times…and leave with a plan on how to stay focused on your goals.”
Audio production and staging for the one of a kind event was handled by Stanco Productions of St. Louis, Missouri with Technical Director Sam Wehrmeyer heading up a crew that included A1 and System Designer Justin Slazas, System Tech and A2 Brad Galvin, and A2 Matt Nichols.
Stanco’s choice of loudspeaker system for the event where vocal clarity, articulation and even coverage was critical, included a total of 32 Martin Audio W8LCs, 12 W8LM and four W8LMD downfill cabinets based on a design using Martin’s Display modeling software. In addition to XTA226 processing, Stanco opted for Yamaha M7CL consoles and Crown amplification.
Asked why Martin Audio was chosen for the National Achievement Congress meeting, Wehrmeyer commented, “For this kind of event, Martin’s smooth, even coverage allows us to get the gain we need out of lavs and podium mics. That, plus the enclosures’ high output and light weight is key when we’re rigging in convention centers.
“We had 8,000 people to cover with spoken word and not a lot of time to get it in,” Wehrmeyer continues. “Not to mention that with Tony Robbins we need to get high SPL out of the rig too. Martin gave us the confidence to build it in Display, play with different options in the software, and know that it would be spot on when it was installed, period. That is why we call on Martin when we need perfection.”
Success Resources was responsible for organizing the event and hiring Stanco for the production. According to Wehrmeyer, “Owner Michael Burnett and Events Manager Rachel Bourke said ‘they turn to Stanco when they want it done right. It always sounds and looks so good and everything flows seamlessly.’ Based on the success of the San Jose event, the next NAC slated for the East coast in the second half of the year is already in the works.”
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