60 Seconds with CEDIA Volunteer Geoff Meads
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60 Seconds with CEDIA Volunteer Geoff Meads

CEDIA
Jan 11, 2016

To show our appreciation for our volunteers, we turn the spotlight on them from time to time and learn what drives them day in and day out. Today, we meet volunteer Geoff Meads of Presto AV Ltd in Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

A volunteer since 2003, Meads currently volunteers as a CEDIA instructor.

Why do you volunteer?


Contributing to the development of people's careers and the wider industry is hugely rewarding.

What’s your favorite CEDIA memory?


When a student that I’d taught on their very first week in the industry won their first CEDIA Award.

What’s your advice for new volunteers?


Volunteering without thought for personal reward will bring you the most enjoyment and personal satisfaction.

What would be the title of your autobiography?


Show Me a Sine (with that spelling...)

What songs are on the soundtrack to your life?


Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Take On Me - A-Ha
Driven To Tears - The Police
Cinderella - Ezio
Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis
If I Had $1,000,000 - The Barenaked Ladies
Sway - Bic Runga
Run - Stephen Fretwell
Mayhem - Imelda May
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? 


Carvoeiro, Portugal

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?


An Airfix model airplane kit (a Spitfire I think…)

What would we find in your refrigerator right now? 


Fresh OJ, pesto, salad, vegetables, sausages, and Stella Artois

What is your favorite restaurant/color/sport/animal?


Restaurant: The Old Fire Station (Ely, Cambs UK)
Color: Red
Sport: Running
Animal: Our dog ‘Wilf’ (Cocker Spaniel)


What phrase do you use the most? 


‘The perfect is the enemy of the good.'




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