Robbie Samuels

Business Growth Strategist
Virtual Event Design Consultant and Executive Zoom Producer


Hi there and welcome! Depending on what attracted you to invite me to be a guest on your show you may be surprised to discover that I do more than what you were originally interested in. I'm a multi-passionate entrepreneur or what some might call a “multi-hyphenate.” In my case, this means I'm a professional speaker – business growth strategy coach – virtual event design consultant – executive Zoom producer – emcee – podcast host – author – virtual presentation skills trainer, and I'm likely leaving something out…

I shared a bit about my journey on my About page, but suffice to say I've been producing events in one form or another since I was in college in the 90s and providing business growth strategy advice for nearly as long.

Along the way, I have been recognized as an expert in multiple areas, published a book that received nearly 250 reviews globally on Amazon, was invited to do a TEDx on my signature networking technique, hosted a podcast for over 5 years (and counting), and when the pandemic shuttered in-person events I swiftly reinvented myself to continue to provide value to my clients and my network.

My second book, "Small List, Big Results! Successfully launch a new offer no matter the size of your email list" will be released on October 31, 2021. You are invited to join the launch team to receive an advanced copy and other goodies. Learn more at

All that I've learned and experienced makes me the person you'll want to work with regardless of the service I'm providing. Speaking of which, check out the ways we can work together.

As seen on...

Fast Company, Forbes, HBR, HuffPo, Inc, Lifehacker, MPI, PCMA, Thrive Global

Want to feature Robbie?


Since my new book is about building a market before launching an offer I'd like that to be the focus of our conversation if that makes sense for your audience. 

You may pull from these two short bios/intros for my podcast intro:

1) Robbie Samuels is a multi-passionate entrepreneur or what some would call a “multi-hyphenate.” In his case, this means he's a professional speaker – business growth strategy coach – virtual event design consultant – executive Zoom producer – emcee – podcast host – author – virtual presentation skills trainer, and I'm likely leaving something out… He has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Inc, and as an “industry expert in the field of digital event design” by JDC Events. As a virtual event design consultant, he assists organizations with bringing their events strategically online with less stress and greater participant engagement. As a business growth strategy coach, he helps his clients discover likely prospects who already know, like, and trust them so they stop struggling to launch their offer. Since 2016, he has hosted the On the Schmooze podcast and since March 2020, a weekly #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour.

Possible questions 

  • Who is your ideal client?
  • What is the problem you solve?
  • What are the typical symptoms people experience with that problem?
  • What are the common mistakes people make when trying to solve that problem?
  • What is one valuable free action that the audience can implement that will help them solve that problem?
  • What is a valuable free resource that you can direct people to that will further help with that problem? 
  • From all your years of experience, what is the most valuable free tip that you can give people?

2) Are you tired of Zoom fatigue? Today's guest will help you stop causing it. He believes events are about content AND connection. Virtual events are NOT an exception. He has been recognized as a "networking expert" by Forbes and Inc, and as "an industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He helps national and statewide advocacy organizations strategically bring their events online with less stress and greater participant engagement. He also trains and certifies presenters and meeting professionals to use Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design to execute engaging online experiences. Please join me in welcoming... all the way from his home in Boston, MA - a TEDx speaker - an HBR contributor - (PAUSE) - and Scrabble champion (at least in his own home) Robbie Samuels.

Possible questions

  • What are the ingredients and skills necessary for designing an engaging online experience?
  • Why is it important to identify the purpose of your event?
  • What does it mean to think cinematic rather than theatrical?
  • Why it is important to get 5% better every time you host or present an online event.

(2019 head shots) photo credit Leah Cirker-Stark

(2015 head shots) photo credit Maureen Cotton

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Robbie's been featured as a guest expert on dozens of popular podcasts including:

Ask Robbie Anything About...

  • What does it mean to "wake up your network"?
  • "80% of who we need to know to be successful, we've met."
  • "Every business challenge can be met through relationships."
  • Strategic, Effective, & Inclusive Networking
  • Relationship-Based Business Strategies
  • Why he coaches entrepreneurial women in their 50s and 60s?
  • What does being inclusive have to do with networking?
  • His Philosophy of Abundance
  • Graceful Conversation Exit Strategies
  • Systems to Manage Follow-Up
  • How to Stand Out at Conferences
  • "The Downside to Being a Unicorn"
  • Communicating Across Difference
  • How to Launch an Amazon Best-Seller
  • Using a Book to Generate Leads for Your Business 
  • Integrating Being a Work-at-Home Dad & Entrepreneur
  • Parenting as an Openly Trans Dad

Want to feature Robbie?

On the Schmooze podcast Launched in July 2016, this weekly podcast includes a series of solo shows where he shared a specific networking techniques, plus hundreds of engaging interviews with industry leaders and best-selling authors. 

These talented professionals share untold stories of leadership and networking. Robbie explores how they built strong networks and overcame challenges on their way to becoming successful leaders.  

Each interview has key takeaways, something you can put into action that week that you’ll benefit from for years to come. Show notes include resources to help you get started. 

Insights from Robbie and his guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you.

"Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Netorking at Conferences" reached #1 in three paid Amazon categories and has received nearly 200 reviews worldwide.  

Purchase at to receive all of the book's bonuses, including the free audiobook. Podcast hosts are invited to ask for a complimentary copy of the Kindle book.

Small, Big Ideas  

"I have a lot of appreciation for “small, big ideas;” that is to say, everyday ideas that are accessible and immediately actionable, but have the power to inspire significant change. These ideas aren’t inherently special, but when people enact them on a large scale, they have tremendous inertia. Furthermore, these ideas springboard bigger movements, and give groups the confidence to tackle more ambitious goals.  

Given their simplicity, these ideas are easy to understand and teach. It’s not hard for me to imagine sharing Robbie’s ideas with others: after all, it wouldn’t take me long to show you a better way to stand in order to appear more welcoming. In fact, I saw firsthand that folks were employing this newfound advice, minutes after learning about it; that was pretty cool!  

While I admire idealism, and recognize its power to motivate and inspire, in my experience, those affected by ideals struggle to translate them into an actionable strategy. Finding something to do, right now, to make the world better: that’s the hard part!" 

 ~ Stephen Francis at Humanist Hub (affiliated with Harvard University)

additional testimonials

Croissants vs. Bagels - wondering about the book's title? Picture those tight networking circles at events, those shoulder-to-shoulder huddles that are impossible to break into - those are the bagels. If one person in the circle opens up their body language and lets others join - croissants!

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