Today’s guest teaches strategies to succeed no matter what the economy does – turning uncertainty into a competitive advantage.
Voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch by Currency Fair, she is an author, business strategist, keynote speaker, and growth expert, creating ownership at every level and helping people create profits at every turn.
Her career expands over several industries including banking, healthcare, and finance. She worked her way up from an entry-level position to earn her seat at the C-Suite table. She is a Certified Speaking Professional, a designation held by less than twelve percent of professional speakers, and is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council.
She is the author of several books, including her latest, “The Best Sales Book Ever.”
Please join me in welcoming Meridith Elliott Powell.
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In this episode we discuss:
- her thoughts on leadership: “I would define leadership simply. You are a leader when people follow you.”
- why she credits her mom for her networking skills because her mom encouraged her to seek out the people who were alone.
- how her willingness to talk to people and expand her network influenced her incredible jobs and what the through-line is of her career.
- why 40 was a powerful age to her and why she went out on her own then.
- how she prioritizes hand-written notes and why they are important to her.
- why it is important to make sure your networking focuses on your target audience and the value she places on giving more than receiving.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” by Robbie Samuels
- “The Best Sales Book Ever” by Meridith Elliott Powell and Connie Podesta
- “Own It: Redefining Responsibility” by Meridith Elliott Powell
- “42 Rules to Turn Prospects into Customers” by Meridith Elliott Powell and Christy Lynn
- Learn more about Kate Holgate.
- Learn more about Linda Larsen.
- Learn more about the National Speakers Association.
- Learn more about Kelly Swanson.
- Learn more about Zoho.
- Watch Robbie’s TEDx “Hate networking? Stop bageling and be the croissant!” at www.robbiesamuels.com/TEDx.
Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Inc., Forbes, Harvard Business Review Ascend and Lifehacker. He helps event organizers and associations inspire life-long membership by creating welcoming and inclusive participant experiences.
He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.
He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University.
Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networking strategies and talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking. Watch his TEDx “Hate networking? Stop bageling and be the croissant!” at www.robbiesamuels.com/TEDx.
Interested in booking Robbie to speak? At www.robbiesamuels.com/speaking you'll find video clips and a description of his signature session, Art of the Schmooze.
Call 617-600-8240 to speak directly with Robbie.
Relationship-Based Business Strategist
Are you ready to create a Relationship-Based Business Plan that will help you achieve greater impact (and income)?
- You want to have a greater impact and increased income. The problem is that there are so many options for how to build your business that you can feel stuck, overwhelmed, and like you're running out of time.
- The reason options are overwhelming is that you're looking at them as a series of disconnected steps when — to make the most of your time — you need a strategy that connects only the most important and highest impact ones.
- Why? Because you know it's true that if you try to do everything, you will accomplish nothing. This means, to achieve your goal, you have to invest in a strategy to put time on your side.
- How? This program will help you find the clarity to determine what is the right next step for your business. A book? A podcast? An online course? Masterminds? Speaking on bigger stages?
- Together we will design a 12-month Relationship-Based Business Plan that will allow you to stack your successes to create momentum and leverage your limited time.
- Read about this program and then schedule a complimentary 60-minute session to see if it's a good fit. www.robbiesamuels.com/more
Robbie believes that networking is a marketing strategy and coaches entrepreneurs (of any gender) to grow to the next level through relationship-based business strategies and hands-on support. Interested to learn more? Send Robbie an email.
- Connect with Robbie on LinkedIn
- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
- New to his website? Start here
- On the Schmooze podcast archive
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