Today’s guest is a technology strategist and certified futurist.

She is known for her ability to take complex technology topics and make them accessible to everyday professionals, across multiple generations.

She works with organizations that want to leverage social media, apps, smartphones, and the web to increase profits and productivity. She has entertained and educated audiences around the globe, including at Google, Microsoft, and GE.

She is the author of two books, “One Tech Action” and “The Social Media Why” and has appeared in numerous publications including Entrepreneur, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes.

Please join me in welcoming Crystal Washington.

Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? They are extremely helpful, and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dive into the dynamic world of Crystal Washington on this week's episode of On the Schmooze, where she unpacks her journey from a spirited entrepreneur to a renowned technology strategist and certified futurist.

In this episode, we discuss:

🎨 Crystal's transition from a digital marketing expert to a full-time professional speaker showcases her adaptability and forward-thinking approach in leveraging technology for business growth, serving as an inspiration in the tech and entrepreneurial space.

🎨 Recognizing and Harnessing Personal Strengths: From an early age, she identified her inherent leadership abilities and entrepreneurial spirit, leading her to convert her college side hustles into a formidable career in technology and public speaking, exemplifying the importance of self-awareness and initiative.

🎨 Genuine Relationship Building: Crystal stresses the significance of nurturing authentic connections in professional settings, sharing personalized gestures like thoughtful gift baskets for clients, which not only demonstrate cultural competence but also deepen business relationships.

🎨 Cultural Engagement and Adaptability: Her love for travel and experiencing diverse cultures has not only enriched Crystal's personal life but also influenced her professional interactions, allowing her to bring unique perspectives and inclusive strategies to her consultancy and speaking engagements, encouraging professionals to embrace global diversity.

Join us as we explore Crystal Washington's dynamic transition from corporate America to entrepreneurship, delving into her strategies for leveraging technology and nurturing genuine connections that amplify productivity and growth.


Books mentioned in this episode:

Other Resources

Subscribing (or following) and leaving a rating and review wherever you are listening helps this podcast be discovered.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating and review! Listen on Google Podcasts
Subscribe on Overcast Subscribe on Castbox Subscribe on BeyondPod


Who is Robbie Samuels?

🟧 I'm an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer, with a passion for creating engaging and unforgettable experiences. With two decades of experience in the meetings and events industry, I have honed my skills in designing and executing events that leave a lasting impression.

I partner with speakers and in-house event teams to design inclusive, engaging, and transformative events, whether virtual, in-person, or hybrid. I help them overcome common virtual meeting mistakes to increase engagement and sales.

🟧 I have published three books to share my expertise. Collectively they have received over 650 Amazon reviews and reached #1 Best Seller in 29 paid categories in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.

I coach entrepreneurs to launch their books with a plan that builds a pipeline for new revenue based on prospects from their own network and results in 50+ Amazon reviews.

🟧 You're welcome to download the bonus content for each of my three books:

📚 “Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events” –

📚 “Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List” –

📚 “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” –

🎙️ I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience with others, and I regularly speak at industry events and offer consulting services to help organizations and speakers achieve success in their own virtual or in-person events.

🎙️ Do you have a podcast or host live interviews? I am looking for opportunities to share my business success story and strategies.

I've been featured in NPR, Forbes, Fast Company, HBR, Lifehacker, Inc., and other high-profile publications as a networking expert and expert in virtual event design.

Stay Connected

WANT TO CHAT? | 617-600-8240 |

SIGN UP for my free monthly #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours –

Affiliate Links: Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links above are “affiliate links”. This means that if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products and services I use personally and believe will add value to my listeners. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

This post was exported in one click from Google Docs into WordPress with Wordable.