Today’s guest has many different titles and roles, which include: speaker, podcast host, software developer, engineer, developer, strategist, startup advisor, and entrepreneur.
He is the co-founder and CEO of Contactually, the top CRM that empowers professionals in real estate, consulting, and other professional industries to build authentic relationships. He has lead Contactually to 12 million dollars in venture backing, 75 employees, and tens of thousands of customers, including 8 of the top 20 real estate brokerages in the country.
Named a finalist for Ernst and Youngs Entrepreneur of the Year, he hosts the Real Relationships podcast and has interviewed hundreds of leaders on how they build relationships that move their businesses and careers to higher levels.
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In this episode we discuss:
- his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is establishing a culture of expectations that exist mainly when you are not involved.”
- how he became a leader by being thrust into leadership roles, without realizing his capabilities.
- his unique views on negative customer feedback, which he sees as a positive because it means they are engaged and loving his app, but that they are frustrated with something that could work for them better, which gives him ideas for what to improve.
- how hot sauce is a part of how he weaves his personality into growing relationships with others.
- his beliefs that diverse networks are necessary for learning new things, finding fresh ideas, and understanding how businesses are successful for many years.
- how he has been working to change his business mindset from survival mode to stability mode so he can focus on different aspects of his business.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” by Robbie Samuels
- “The Score Takes Care of Itself” by Bill Walsh
- Listen to my interview with Dorie Clark.
- Listen to my interview with Chris Schembra.
- Listen to my interview with Jordan Harbinger.
- Learn more about Derek Kober.
- Learn more about Jayson Gaignard.
- Learn more about Sol Orwell.
- Interested in booking Robbie to speak? Learn about his signature Art of the Schmooze session on effective and inclusive networking, and the other sessions he offers.
- Thinking of hosting a podcast? Writing a book? Want to launch an Amazon bestseller? Robbie offered several free Masterclasses on these topics. Each one of these Masterclass replays is over an hour-long and contain valuable takeaways to help you grow your business or in your career. Find all the free Masterclasses at www.robbiesamuels.com/masterclass.
- Looking to get M.O.R.E.? A few times a year Robbie runs The M.O.R.E. Program for Entrepreneurial Women. He meets bi-weekly online with four women who want more Money, Opportunities, Referrals, and Engagement. It’s a mix of mastermind hot seats, content-rich masterclass sessions, and one-on-one sessions scheduled over 90 days. The next cohort begins in the fall of 2018. Learn more and schedule a complimentary strategy session with Robbie at www.robbiesamuels.com/more-program.
- Connect with Robbie on LinkedIn
- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
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- On the Schmooze podcast archive and show notes for recent episodes
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