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Business by Referral Podcast

Aug 15, 2022

Robbie Samuels is an author, speaker, and business growth strategy coach recognized as a networking expert by Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc. He is also a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom producer recognized as an industry expert in the field of digital event design by JDC Events.

Robbie is the author of "Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences" and "Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List." He is a Harvard Business Review contributor.

His clients include thought leaders, entrepreneurial women, associations, national, and statewide advocacy organizations, women’s leadership summits, including Feeding America, California WIC Association, and AmeriCorps.

Robbie is the host of the On the Schmooze podcast and #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours.

In this episode, Virginia and Robbie Talk about:

  •  How Robbie got started in networking
  •  9 ways to network in a pandemic
  •  How to be valuable as a guest at an event
  •  Do’s and Don’ts of Hosting your own zoom training
  •  Croissants vs Bagels
  •  How to leverage your existing network


  • You can form deep connections in the digital world
  • Be picky about the spaces you spend time in
  •  If you can’t find an opportunity – make one
  • Be the first to drop a resource in the chat
  • People want content and connection
  • Build a runway
  • Relationships are the answer to meeting 80% of our challenges

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Robbie wants to meet: Pat Flynn