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10 Tips For Successful Remote Presentation Interactive Marketing and Insights Show + #NIMRI with John Picozzi


Do you feel as though you are stuck on endless video calls? Or, do you feel like every presentation leaves you more exhausted than the last? With the current global pandemic, presentation strategies have moved from IRL (in real life) to remote delivery. In fact, Zoom has added more than 2.2 million members in 2020. And with no clear end in remote working in sight, now is the time to skill up your virtual presentations.

Listen in on national speaker, podcast host, and multi-NIM speaker John Picozzi for his top tips to achieve remote presentation success. During this talk – John will dive into applicable tips that you can implement into every presentation!

Some of the topics highlighted in this episode: 

  • How to properly prepare for your virtual presentation
  • How to create slides that work with streaming
  • To set-up your tech to ensure minimal interruptions
Meet John Picozzi

Presentation Expert John Picozzi

National speaker, Drupal podcast host, and multi-time NIM presenter John Picozzi serves as an Account Manager at Oomph with a background in technology. John helps clients navigate through the entire project process – from kick off, to launch, and beyond. 

Previously the Senior Drupal Architect at Oomph, John has years of experience building and leading successful, cutting edge web projects. He also has years of experience talking about those projects and educating a large variety of audiences. From the national stage of DrupalCon to local events like Newport Interactive Marketers, John has given a number of presentations in a variety of formats. 

Deep Dive Into LinkedIn Interactive Marketing and Insights Show + #NIMRI With Chip Leakes

Listen in on this podcast to learn essentials for LinkedIn training featuring pro Chip Leakas’ top tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile.

At this NIM talk, Chip will dive-deep into tips, tricks, and techniques that will allow you to grow your career or business to new heights. This NIM Deep-Dive into LinkedIn is designed to help both beginner and advanced-level users, with tips, tricks, and techniques using a free LinkedIn account.


Some of the topics highlighted in this episode: 

  • How to optimize your free profile
  • How to navigate key features and functions 
  • Tools to help build up your network
  • When to post status updates and what to post


Meet Chip Leakas

LinkedIn expert Chip Leakas

National Sales Training and veteran marketing professional, Chip Leakas has more than 11 years’ experience training real estate and lending professionals focusing on social media marketing campaigns and strategies.

Since 1996, he has helped myriad companies with eMarketing, eCommerce, and Social Media Marketing. In 2009, Chip focused exclusively on social media marketing and trained more than 14,000 real estate and lending professionals at 500+ seminars, training, and workshops from Florida to Missouri to Maine.

Strategies For Public Engagement Interactive Marketing and Insights Show + #NIMRI With Sara Poirier

Learn from Suzanne McDonald and guest Sara Poirier as they dive deep into tools, tips & strategies to increase awareness, improve understanding, and/or drive behavioral change. Learn how to adapt these proven science communication frameworks to maximize your success for your brand and/or your clients. Maximize your return on all of the passion and effort you’re putting in.

Some of the topics highlighted in this episode: 

  • Identifying your audience and meet them where they are
  • Setting SMART objectives to achieve your communication goals
  • Exploring a spectrum of objectives to foster deeper engagement with your audiences

BONUS: Expert Q&A with SciComm Expert Sara Poirier

Learn more about Sara Poirier in this Q&A session!


Meet Sara Poirier, MSc. 

Founder, Spark Strategic Science Communication & Public Engagement

SciComm Expert Sara Poirier

As a strategic communicator, Sara helps clients clarify SciComm goals and guides them to success with proven tools and approaches. Her expertise ranges from writing and producing educational television programs to developing hands-on exhibits, online games, and other interactive media. Her clients include TVOKids, Relish Interactive, Apartment 11 ProductionsBig Bad Boo StudiosImagine Create Media, and Science North

As a staff scientist at the Ontario Science Centre, Sara developed exhibits and educational programs, and created content for Discovery Channel Canada and the Centre’s podcast and YouTube channels. “Ask Sara,” for TVOKids, became a kids’ favorite. In 2017 she co-produced “When I Grow Up!,” about STEM careers. The Canadian Association of Science Centres recognized her as a 2011 Telus Innovator. 

Sara has a MSc. in Science Communication and Public Engagement and a BSc. in Astrophysics. Her work has appeared in the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ Dimensions, Yale’s Climate Connections, Canadian Water & Wastewater’s e-Bulletin, and the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice Blog. 

Sara lives in Middletown, R.I. with her husband and two children. She volunteers on the Town’s Open Space and Fields Committee and led the coordination of the first Aquidneck Island Earth Week, a community-wide celebration on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Diving Into Delegation: During and Beyond COVID-19 | Interactive Marketing and Insights Show + #NIMRI With Margo Crawford

Join #NIMRI for Desired Results Require Effective Delegation on May 7, 2020, 7-8 pm.

Check out NIM events on Zoom for 2021!

Dear NIM community members,


Tonight’s ONLINE NIM is postponed for 2 weeks to April 2 and will be online via Zoom. We will shift and host a discussion on rebuilding and planning. Read more for why. 


Never has anyone said I hope you are well with such sincerity … as you may know, I’m re-entering family life after being in isolation for 6 days. In late February, I was exposed to a COVID-19-positive friend and was happy to quarantine away from my family last week. 


Today, I got results — negative! 


Such a relief. But, we are not out of the woods yet. If you’ve seen any of my social media posts, I’ve been campaigning for awareness and caution to #FlattenTheCurve. I’m hopeful by making my status public, which no one is required to do, saves lives, especially health care professionals’ lives. 


As marketers, we spend much time trying to understand human behavior. Never have our skills and insights been more crucial. 


Use your influence to encourage friends, loved ones, and everyone to stay safe and vigilant. We know how the curve works — early adopters to laggards. We need to check on people to affirm their decisions to stay safe. Again #FlattenTheCurve. Some will surely see my negative results as a false alarm. This is false. 


Rhode Island leads the nation in its response. Let’s do our part as professionals to keep it that way. We all have a role to play. We are all influencers. Use your powers for good. We are all facing significant financial impact. Now we must overlook this sad fact and focus on saving our health care workers. 


I applaud the NIM community members who have been doing good and challenge us all to ask if we can do more. Is there a denier you could call? An older person to check in with? Someone who suffers from anxiety on a normal day, and no one else may know. Give that person a call. 


After not hugging my child for a week, I’m spending tonight cooking for my family and cuddling while watching her favorite cartoon. 


I wish for you to do something that’s meaningful to you. There will be plenty of time in the coming slowdown to rebuild our businesses. Now is the time to pause and focus on what really matters. 


Many many thanks to each of you for all your support of NIM over the past decade. I’m looking forward to connecting with you in our LinkedIn community


And all the NIM talks for the past 3 years are available to $upporting Members, which is still only $99/year. Click here and go to the Sign Me Up section to access the NIM media library. 


Wishing you well and looking forward to connecting in 2 weeks on Zoom and feel free to reach out sooner. 


Be well and do good,


Click here for more details. #IsolationWisdom


Interactive Marketing & Insights Show + #NIMRI: Halley Lavenstein

Insights from Halley Lavenstein, executive director of a nonprofit organization, about how marketing has helped grow her business. 

As a small or nonprofit business, it can be difficult to market your company on a budget. With a few simple and inexpensive tools, you can get your business booming in no time! 

Halley Lavenstein is the executive director at Rhode Island Tutorial Educational Services. Their mission is to teach students in the way that they learn best. They tutor in all subjects and reach students across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Lavenstein shared that Google advertisements, free workshops, and a consistent blog with free, meaningful advice are the most impactful ways that helped grow her business. 

Every small business or nonprofit organization can struggle with balancing a budget and finding ways to market themselves. Lavenstein’s personal experience with simple marketing tools has shown that you can utilize inexpensive yet powerful ways to grow your business! 

Call into Interactive Marketing Insights Show on WADK-AM 1540’s Open Forum show from 12-1 PM on the 4th Monday of each month to gain valuable insights from experts in marketing, digital, and entrepreneurship!

Newport Interactive Marketing and Insights Show + #NIMRI: Tuni Schartner


Hear from Suzanne McDonald and guest Tuni Schartner as they reflect upon the growth of digital marketing over the past decade and predict where it’s headed in 2020. Learn more about how to operate your business online and gain insight on the ins and outs of digital marketing!

Some of the topics highlighted in this episode: 

  • Sustainability
  • The Importance of Data
  • Email Marketing
  • Voice Activation
  • Community Building and Interaction
  • Strategic Planning

Call into Interactive Marketing Insights Show on WADK-AM 1540’s Open Forum show from 12-1 PM on the 4th Monday of each month to gain valuable insights from experts in marketing, digital, and entrepreneurship!