#NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour Hosted on the First Friday of Each Month at 5pm ET

Looking for a FREE fun networking event where you can experience best practices for creating engaging online events? Join us!

One of my participants said, “I go to Robbie's Virtual Happy Hour to recover from the Zoom fatigue I experience all week.”

That's how much fun we have. Music, good people, learning – all the ingredients of a great event.

“Music, chair dancing, networking, professional development, small group interactions, inspiration, celebrations… Robbie’s #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour is my Friday highlight.”

Lynn Teatro

Who attends?

Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-minded people, authors, speakers, consultants, coaches, podcast hosts, and online course creators.

That's what they do, but what you're probably wondering is “who are these people?” They are the most generous, warm, and encouraging community.

I’ve been hosting this event since March 13, 2020 and I look forward to it each week because this amazing community rejuvenates me.

How many usually attend?

50-60 participants

  • 25-30% are new each week so you definitely won't be the only new participant.
  • 50% have attended 8 or more times.
  • 20% have attended 20 or more times and plan their week around this event.

“I *thought* I knew Zoom, but I knew that I could learn more. Imagine my delight when Lynne Williams told me about Robbie's #NoMoreBadZoom Friday happy hour sessions. WOW. Every time I attend, I learn new Zoom tips. For example, on today's session I learned how to enable transcription on my Zoom sessions. Robbie is brilliant and you should connect with him immediately. Tell him Brenda sent you.”

Brenda Meller

What happens at these events?


Welcome and quick overview of a Zoom tip, strategy, or best practice

3-person breakout where we share our personal and professional wins
4-5 person breakout with a prompt that helps us get to know each other OR 20-minute demo from a guest speaker on a topic related to engaging online events
15-minute breakout room where participants can move between 12+ topics

45+ minutes of Q&A on anything related to Zoom and virtual events

Yes, all of this is free and I host this every single month.

Want to attend EVERY Friday? Join the Content AND Connection Club.

“#NoMoreBadZoom is the place to be to find out how to engage and keep your audience awake during Zoom meetings. Love it. Robbie makes it seem easy and fun (no easy feat).”

Kelly McClymer

Why have I been hosting this free weekly event since March 13, 2020?

 It started because I was looking for a way to show up and add value as the world shifted dramatically and the in-person events I used to speak at stopped happening. I had no idea what it would turn into and I’m incredibly grateful so I keep showing up to share valuable content and build community.

I believe events are, and always have been, about content AND connection. Virtual events are NOT an exception.

Who is Robbie Samuels?

I’ve been recognized as “an industry expert in the field of digital events” by JDC Events, wrote “How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour” for Harvard Business Review, and was quoted in Forbes “The History of the Webinar and Why the Webinar Should Be History.”

All of this led to me creating several new revenue streams for my business

helping national and statewide advocacy organizations strategically bring their events online with less stress and greater participant engagement

emceeing/hosting employee and member engagement events for a wide-range of clients, and


speaking about virtual networking strategies and how to host engaging virtual events

You’re encouraged to check out all the other resources on my website. I suggest starting with the Start Here page.

You are welcome to join us once or every week and stay for as long as you’re able!

Can't wait until friday?

Download a PDF that organizes 33 bite-sized Zoom tips and best practices videos into these categories:

  • Zoom Starter Kit watch these 7 videos to master the basics
  • Before the Event Begins watch these 7 videos to improve the participant experience
  • Presenting with Slides? watch these 4 videos for a better presentation experience
  • Online Facilitation watch these 7 videos to learn best practices
  • Engaging Breakout Rooms watch these 8 videos for breakout room best practices

Ready to invest in yourself and become a Certified Virtual Event Professional #NoMoreBadZoom?

“Robbie is a brilliant Zoom trainer. I joined his free #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours and enjoyed the tips, tricks, and strategies he shared. When I saw that he was offering the 5% Advantage Program aimed at making you 5% better every time you speak or host on Zoom, I thought, “I don’t need that. I’m already a seasoned speaker, and I teach other people how to lead events.” But there was something about the program promise that called to me. I’m so glad I answered that call. Robbie’s course filled in the blanks I didn’t even know were there. The course has tremendous depth and while I already had two virtual presenter certifications, the one I got from Robbie’s course was the most intensive and helpful to my success leading virtual programs. Continuously learning is essential as tech is ever-evolving. I highly recommend him and his courses.”
Marilyn Suttle

Customer Service & Engagement Speaker

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