Friends who live abroad have told me that they are very impressed by the all-Italian phenomenon of meeting on the balconies at certain times to thank, play, sing, applaud but also to let off steam and scream “we will do it!”
Balconies and windowsills, in this period of home imprisonment due to the Covid-19 emergency, have now become the piazza that we can no longer get to (for the forseeable future.)
But there is also another way of ‘going to the balcony’ – every morning, in order not to lose the habit of catching up and chatting, we have organised a daily short video call with our editorial staff. A useful occasion not only for scheduling work, but also to strengthen the team spirit! It was precisely in one of these morning conversations that we came up with the idea of recreating a moment of ‘sharing on the balcony’ for our readers: so we asked friends, colleagues and partners to send us a photo or a video from the their home office, with a message of positivity, a piece of advice, a starting point… something to show that we are continuing with our work despite the difficulties, for today but above all for tomorrow and that we are also experimenting with new methods and styles.
This newsletter therefore aims to be a sort of ‘appointment on the balcony’ for AV professionals because, even if everyone in a different room, we are all here!
Please continue to send us your photos, reflections and ideas, we will still dedicate posts and images to your home offices… for all the fans of balcony meetings! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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