Robbie Samuels On Entrepreneurship, Pandemic Reinvention, And Making Zoom Actually Fun

Robbie Samuels has been recognized as a networking expert by NPR, PCMA, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Inc, and as an expert in virtual event design by JDC Events. 

As a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom producer, he designs and produces transformative, inclusive, and engaging online experiences. He is the author of three books, including his latest, ​​”Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events.”

Since 2016, he has hosted the On the Schmooze podcast and, since March 2020, #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour. Please join me in welcoming… all the way from his home in the Philadelphia suburbs – a TEDx speaker and HBR contributor – Robbie Samuels.

Key Moments

– [05:11] Robbie transitioned from being a networking expert to a professional speaker.

– [08:07] Robbie learned how to build a community to achieve success.

– [10:30] Robbie reflected on starting a business during tough times.

– [14:00] Robbie embraced a proactive approach in times of uncertainty.

– [15:22] Giving rides to the airport is Robbie’s philosophy of abundance.

– [17:04] Robbie reflected on the start of the pandemic and charitable giving.

– [18:48] Staying abundant in your mindset and investing in your community is an insurance policy.

– [19:29] Investing in your network can lead to opportunities and growth.

– [22:39] Robbie shares content on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and his website.

– [22:59] Robbie’s books, podcast, TED talk, and NPR interview are on his website.

These key ideas cover a range of topics, including Robbie’s journey as an entrepreneur, his personal philosophy of abundance, reflections on the pandemic, and the importance of investing in your network and community.

Find Robbie Online – free monthly virtual happy hour for entrepreneurs – On the Schmooze podcast – 325+ episodes! – my first book – my second book 

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Seth is a former journalist turned digital marketer. He started his own agency in 2008 at the start of the banking crisis. Great timing, right? In 2010, after being a consumer of podcasts since 2005-ish, Seth ventured into doing his own podcasts. He started with Addicted to social media that eventually morphed into Social Media Addicts. Both of these shows have been of the web for a few years now. Currently, in addition to Goldstein Media, Seth's agency, he hosts two podcasts: Digital Marketing Dive and this one. He also has a weekly newsletter called Marketing Junto. To say he's busy is an understatement, but he enjoys every minute (well for the most part).

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