WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Exchanging Habits, by Robbie Samuels

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Exchanging Habits is FREE courtesy of Robbie Samuels

1 Lesson / 7 Minutes / FREE

At 46, I don’t consider myself an “old dog” but others, my kids for example, might. Living through significant changes has made it a wee bit easier to consider creating a new habit.

Your challenge this week, make a list of all the habits you’ve already changed for the better in your lifetime.


❓ Did you quit smoking?
❓ Stop biting your nails?
❓ Switch to drinking tea?

You didn’t so much “break a bad habit” as you changed it for a better one, right? “You can’t extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it,” says Charles Duhigg in “The Power of Habit” so “keep the old cue, and deliver the old reward, but insert a new routine.”

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Croissants vs Bagels: Body Language for Inclusive Networking, by Robbie Samuels

Croissants vs Bagels: Body Language for Inclusive Networking is FREE courtesy of Robbie Samuels

1 Lesson / 7 Minutes / FREE

This video is an excerpt from my keynote. I’m addressing conference attendees on the first day of the event. Too often our body language does not align with our intentions. Of course, we have to set intentions to begin with. Questions to ask yourself before going to a conference: Why this event, this event in particular? Who do you hope to meet? What do you hope to learn? What inspiration are you looking for?

Once you have those answers, apply the tips in this video to help you navigate those chaotic hallways so you actually meet people and make connections. Conferences hold the promise of in-person connection with like-minded colleagues. Make that promise a reality!

Do you host a conference or convention and want your attendees to feel that your event was incredibly valuable because of all the connections they made?

I work with associations and companies to design events that increase engagement and create a welcoming culture for all attendees, especially your first-time attendees. The result is that long-time attendees, presenters, and board members have a host mentality and all attendees have the tools to strategically build relationships and their professional network at your event. If you want to increase ROI for your attendees and therefore their retention, contact me to schedule a call.

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[Networking Tip] Business Cards & Follow-Up, by Robbie Samuels

[Networking Tip] Business Cards & Follow-Up is FREE courtesy of Robbie Samuels

1 Lesson / 11 Minutes / FREE

This video is an excerpt from my Art of the Schmooze session. I teach people how to stop wasting time networking and be more effective and inclusive.

Art of the Schmooze description:
Do you feel awkward at networking events and uncomfortable making new connections? Do you miss opportunities to connect with new donors, community members and colleagues because you don’t know the best way to approach them at events? Do you have trouble ending conversations gracefully so you can keep circulating? This engaging session will offer tips and tricks to help extroverts AND introverts. We will cover the basics of how to work a room, from having the right tools to knowing the best approach to engage prospective donors and collaborators while cultivating community support. Learn more at www.ArtoftheSchmooze.com

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[Networking Tip] Bagels vs Croissants: Body Language for Inclusive Networking – Robbie Samuels

[Networking Tip] Bagels vs Croissants: Body Language for Inclusive Networking is FREE courtesy of Robbie Samuels

1 Lesson / 7 Minutes / FREE

This video is an excerpt from my Art of the Schmooze session. I teach people how to stop wasting time networking and be more effective and inclusive.

Art of the Schmooze description:
Do you feel awkward at networking events and uncomfortable making new connections? Do you miss opportunities to connect with new donors, community members and colleagues because you don’t know the best way to approach them at events? Do you have trouble ending conversations gracefully so you can keep circulating? This engaging session will offer tips and tricks to help extroverts AND introverts. We will cover the basics of how to work a room, from having the right tools to knowing the best approach to engage prospective donors and collaborators while cultivating community support. Learn more at www.ArtoftheSchmooze.com

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Zoom Settings Checklist NoMoreBadZoom, by Robbie Samuels

Zoom Settings Checklist NoMoreBadZoom is FREE courtesy of Robbie Samuels

1 Lesson / 8 Minutes / FREE

Questions? Need Support? Robbie@RobbieSamuels.com Virtual Event Design Consultant, Zoom Producer, & Zoom Trainer

Attend my free weekly #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours, a fun way to network and discover new ways to design engaging online experiences. Content, connections, and Q&A. Held every Friday, since March 13, 2020, at 5pm ET. Register (it’s free) at www.NoMoreBadZoom.com

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Events are about content AND connection. Virtual events are NOT an exception. #NoMoreBadZoom, by Robbie Samuels

Events are about content AND connection. Virtual events are NOT an exception. #NoMoreBadZoom is FREE courtesy of Robbie Samuels

1 Lesson / 9 Minutes / FREE

Are you tired of being on really bad Zoom calls? Maybe even the ones you’ve hosted haven’t always worked out the way you’d like?

Are you looking to network with interesting people while learning a few new ways to create engaging virtual events?

I’m hosting free Virtual Happy Hours to share best practices and have fun doing it.

I’ve committed to continuing this free series through the end of May 2020, every Friday at 5pm ET.

Register to attend at www.NoMoreBadZoom.com and you’ll also receive my “9 Ways to Network in a Pandemic” article.

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Moving an in-person event to virtual? Events are about content AND connections. Virtual events cannot be an exception. I’m a Virtual Event Design Consultant and Emcee. I can help you incorporate a range of participant networking opportunities into your virtual conference.

It’s crucial that you meet the needs of participants – their desire for great content and to grow and sustain their professional network. Not doing this means risking low retention rates while we all wait to get back to in-person events.

Hosting a Virtual Summit? I can help you create community connections that increase the likelihood that participants actually watch the interviews you worked so hard to curate, record, edit, and share. This increases the ROI of your Virtual Summit and makes follow-up sales easier.

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NoMoreBadZoom: Zoom Settings Checklist – Updated Walkthrough, by Robbie Samuels

NoMoreBadZoom: Zoom Settings Checklist – Updated Walkthrough is FREE courtesy of Robbie Samuels

1 Lesson / 6 Minutes / FREE

In today’s video, I walk you through an updated version of my #NoMoreBadZoom Settings Checklist. I explain why these settings are important and how to ensure they are set up correctly. You can download this checklist at www.robbiesamuels.com/zoomsettings.


This is a one-page PDF with a link to a short video if you’d like me to walk you through updating your Zoom settings. No strings attached. No email opt-in. No sales pitch.

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NoMoreBadZoom: Zoom Chat – What you don’t know …, by Robbie Samuels

NoMoreBadZoom: Zoom Chat – What you don’t know … is FREE courtesy of Robbie Samuels

1 Lesson / 6 Minutes / FREE

A chat is a chat is a chat, right?
❌ WRONG! ❌

Today, I’m going over all of Zoom’s chat options you have as a host/co-host or participant.

You may think you know what you need to know, but the chat box, while seemingly simple, provides lots of powerful tools to make every event experience better.

Chat can also be your biggest threat to the safety of your event if any participant can write, post links, or share files. Watch to learn more.

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Nonprofit Governance: Is This the Board’s Job?, by PivotGround

Nonprofit Governance: Is This the Board’s Job? is FREE courtesy of PivotGround

1 Lesson / 9 Minutes / FREE

When it comes to nonprofit governance, what role should your board play and what role should your ED play?

Nonprofit boards are often told that governance is part of their job while also being told not to micro-manage day-to-day operations. This can often leave boards feeling confused.

In this micro-training, I’m going to demystify the role of governance and help your board (and your ED) get clarity on what they should really be focused on.

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