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I’m Robbie Samuels and I’m here to help you stop wasting time networking.

You are in the right place if you want to build a great professional network and strong, welcoming communities. For me, networking is about building great relationships. It’s about offering before you ask.

I believe in the philosophy of abundance. Sharing knowledge doesn’t deplete me, it increases opportunities for my community. In practice that means I will share with you tips and tools to help you achieve your professional goals. Goals that do not include going to endless networking events and collecting tons of business cards. What’s missing is a strategic plan for engaging fellow participants in authentic and meaningful ways.

I feel very fortunate. Since 2009 I’ve had the opportunity to share my message with hundreds of people each year through my signature session Art of the Schmooze. I’m really glad you’re visiting my website to learn more about me and my work.

If you’re not sure where to begin, I suggest reading these popular blog posts and listening to On the Schmooze, my podcast:

Stop Wasting Time Networking (listen to podcast episode)

8 Steps for Successful Networking (listen to podcast episode)

Stuck in a conversation? Graceful exit strategies that work (listen to podcast episode)

I believe we all have the power to influence how welcoming a space is to newcomers. If you are the event organizer there are logistical changes to consider. If you are a regular, I encourage you to consider yourself a host. This shift in roles from guest to host is quite empowering.

I wrote a book to share my best practices for strategic, effective, and inclusive networking at conferences.

Book cover "Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences"

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Read these popular posts to learn more about creating welcoming community spaces that are the perfect backdrop for building great relationships.

The downside to being a unicorn (podcast version)

#1 Networking Tip: Croissants vs Bagels (podcast version)

Open letter to: Networking Event Hosts (podcast version)

We’re Community!

I’m excited to share these resources with you. I would love to hear how I’m helping you grow your professional network and create welcoming events. I also want to know what challenges you are still facing so I can provide the kind of content that will really help you meet your professional goals.

Looking for something in particular? Contact me. Like everyone, I try to stay on top of my email and do my very best to respond to all emails within 48 hours. I look forward to staying in touch as I grow my business.

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