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It's OK to Not Know Everything

Good communication and problem solving are critical traits to have as an audio engineer. Last-minute requests and changes on the fly are somewhat inevitable when serving in church. Knowing how to handle those sudden changes is a skill in and of itself. Stay professional and composed. Do the upfront preparation, work with the team, emphasize clear communication, and stay calm under pressure. These things ensure the smooth execution of worship services and events.

Maintain Composure Under Pressure

Staying calm when things don’t go as planned is a key character trait to have as an audio engineer. Losing your cool can lead to bad choices and bad outcomes. It also hurts those around you. By staying composed, you can think more clearly and find solutions more effectively.

Problem-Solving and Communication

When faced with issues or last minute changes, the key is to stay calm. Find solutions and talk well with leaders. Offering good options shows your commitment to fixing the issue. It also helps with the decision-making process.
  • Always lead with solutions, not just problems. This approach helps enable good discussions and decisions.

Build Trust with Leadership

Trust is built over time. It comes from consistent high-quality work and the ability to handle challenges well. Being open to learning is essential. Ask for help when needed and support your team.
  • Humility and learning are key. Admit when you don’t have all of the answers, and be willing to learn from others. This helps strengthen your team and improve your skills.

Last-Minute Requests

Unexpected requests from leadership can throw a wrench in the mental game-plan you had. Take a moment to consider the options before you respond. This can lead to better solutions and it shows your commitment to the vision of the service or event.
  • Flexibility and creativity are about offering alternative solutions when original plans cannot be done. This ensures that the team can still meet the leadership's goals.


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