Gina Sansivero

Gina Sansivero

Gina Sansivero was introduced to the audiovisual industry early in 2005 and has embraced it ever since (she is forever indebted to NWB for the AV invitation). She first worked in sales and marketing, and then became a partner at RelampIt in New York. Recognizing and industry need, she combined her passions of environmental responsibility and education to launch Project Green AV in 2008. An industry portal for GreenAV information and dialogue, Project Green AV addresses the changing needs and is a facilitator for Green AV education, news, products, industry highlights and connections. Similarly, Gina helped RelampIt to grow into a well recognized replacement projection lamp business as a preferred sustainable vendor-partner to AV systems integrators and the vertical markets the AV industry touches. In 2014, Gina moved on to Director of Educational Sales at FSR, Inc, where she continues to remain entrenched in AV and hopes to understand the needs of a fast growing market and educate a wider scope of the industry. To reach Gina directly, please email gsansivero@fsrinc.com

Snow Day: Considering E-Learning in Your Schools?

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Following a disruptive snow storm in the North East this week, students across the region (especially Long Island and New England) are home sledding, playing video games, drinking hot chocolate and doing everything but thinking about school. Many schools, however, are implementing continuity of learning plans that may require students to “attend class” during snow/ […]

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How Important is “Being Green” In the Classroom Technology Decision Making Process?

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The honest answer is “not exceptionally important.” The reason, however, may surprise you. Many schools have sustainability initiatives in place that cover a wide variety of campus life processes from printing and food services to facilities and grounds keeping. While technology is an obvious environmental concern, that concern is usually a result of the amount […]

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Breaking Down Barriers

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I recently wrote an article for EdTech Digest called “Keys to Engagement: Connectivity Challenges in a Technology-Rich Classroom.” In it, I outlined some challenges and solutions common to modern learning spaces, but which are often not at the top of mind when designing or installing room equipment. One of the ideas I brought up was […]

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What’s Your Swoosh?

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All these articles about AV news, new product announcements and acquisitions in the AV industry being released before InfoComm got me to thinking about company recognition. Then at a meeting the other day, one of our reps stood up and told us a story about his contact in a K-12 school who went up to […]

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Creating Balance… and Still Learning

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In two of my previous posts (here and here), I had discussed my position of combining Sales & Marketing into a cohesive group through consistent detailed communication and collaboration. After discovering that sales people are consistently poor intra-company communicators and marketing people can be annoyingly persistent (LOVE both my sales and marketing roles at RelampIt), […]

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A Short Pre-InfoComm Note from ME

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Last month, my company sent out its quarterly newsletter. Once in a while I get a moment to sit down and write a personal letter to our subscribers, clients and friends. Our spring newsletter is my favorite time to do this because I am in renewal mode. I hate winter — absolutely HATE winter. Once […]

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Networks and Referral Webs

I spoke as part of a seminar today that was called “30 Seconds to Success” for my local Chamber of Commerce.  It was focusing on the first 30 seconds of meeting someone- whether it is a business meeting, a networking event, a round table, etc. My section, in particular, was addressing the well known (but […]

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2012: A Year To Be Proud Of

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This year my company, RelampIt, celebrates its 5th year in business.  SWEET! Let me take a step back,RelampIt began in late 2005 as a department within an R&D company that focused on various optics-related projects. We spun off into an independent business in 2007- 5 years ago. Considering this, we have beenrelamping for over 7 years- but my lovely […]

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92 Years and Counting

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My grandmother, Nonna, is 92 years old and one of the strongest and spunkiest people I know. She’s been through a lot; more than most. Despite years of hardships, accidents, death, cancer, etc, she has remained optimistic, faithful and kind. No bitterness remains.  In fact, I don’t think it was ever there to begin with. But […]

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Slow Down, New Yorker, and Enjoy the View

So you are asked to help co-present a keynote at a historically well attended industry event.  After you go through the vicious self-esteem sucking spiral of “It’s Just Little Old Me” you start panicking about all the preparation that has to be done.  Trying to recall those skills you developed (or were supposed to have […]

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My Accountant Wears a Suit

So I guess lots of industry people are wondering what’s with all the mystery and secrets behind the InfoComm 100 even that just passed in Portland.  No one was allowed to talk about the guest list no one was allowed to talk about the award winners until the event had begun.  What’s the deal??!!?? (Wait- don’t stop […]

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Social AV Executives- Here’s a Quick Invite

I recently helped one of my friends and colleagues develop a presentation for his fellow executives. One of the criteria for this presentation was to explain the benefits of social media in a language that they can understand.  These executives aren’t unintelligent. They are heads of a successful and established AV integration company with one […]

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Green AV: Beyond Energy Management

Ok- who said Green is passé? Granted, the term “Green” may be getting kind of annoying.  And the references to our childhood, redundant (poor Kermit doesn’t get royalties, ya know!) But we, as the AV industry, haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of Green. It will go beyond sucking less energy and reducing or carbon footprint. Heck, […]

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Where’s the Communication?

Background info:  We had been trying to contact InfoComm’s PR department for well over a month (since she canceled a meeting with us). We respectfully reached out a number of times via both email and phone. My frustration finally got the better of me and I sent out an SOS to @InfoComm on twitter, not entirely expecting a response.  […]

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Tweeps- The New Cool Kids?

I really wanted my first rAVe blog post to deal directly with my passion- Green AV. But something has been on my mind over the past few weeks.  So, here it is:  Is twitter creating cliques of “cool kids” in the industry? Many of us are on Twitter; some are even on every day.  We use it […]

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