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Nov 23, 2020

Robbie Samuels is a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Executive Zoom Producer, and a Virtual Event Professional. He helps businesses organize and orchestrate virtual events for various types of presentations. He is the best-selling author of the book Croissants vs Bagels, a practical guide that teaches readers how to build meaningful and authentic relationships. Robbie is also the host of the On The Schmooze podcast, a weekly show that features talented professionals who found success in their careers.

Robbie joins me today to share how you can build meaningful relationships without physical contact. He describes what his plans were before the pandemic and how he transitioned his business model to adjust to current events. He explains how virtual events have replaced live events this year and for the foreseeable future. Robbie also discusses how a young professional can start their journey into entrepreneurship.

"Money can sometimes make things worse, but relationships are always going to make things better."  - Robbie Samuels

This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:

  • When Robbie's flashpoints intertwined with his social justice efforts.
  • How the pandemic affected Robbie's business model.
  • Robbie's style of networking and his prep time.
  • What podcasting was like back in 2014 compared to how it is today.
  • How content creation and networking needs to adapt to a fully virtual world.
  • Robbie's thoughts on a post-COVID future when it comes to networking and business meetings.
  • Actionable advice for those who want to venture as a solopreneur.

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • "Now that the virtual world is the only way to get both content and connection, everything we produce online has to meet that criteria." - Robbie Samuels
  • "Consistency is something I learned was a virtue when starting businesses more than a decade ago." - Robbie Samuels
  • "The prep ahead of time is what most people skip. If they're willing to do the prep ahead of time, they can spend one hour instead of four hours and get a lot of valuable connections when networking." - Robbie Samuels

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