Book Club: Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events
Recorded June 22, 2023
Recorded on June 22, 2023
Book Club: Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events – Robbie Samuels
If virtual programming is part of your business model as a speaker, coach, or course creator, you cannot afford to use skills and settings stuck in 2020. It’s likely you now have Zoom basics down. The problem is that basic skills are not enough to stand out as a top-notch virtual presenter.
You don’t need a high-tech recording studio with a green screen, hair light (that’s a real thing), and fancy software to level up your Zoom game. Focus on improving your technique rather than your technology. Robbie’s book will help you design transformative, inclusive, and engaging online experiences.
Robbie shares how to use the latest features and online facilitation techniques to structure your events, so everyone feels welcomed instead of merely invited. You’ll learn how to use purpose-first design to create sessions that move participants from inspiration to action.
Break Out of Boredom is chock full of strategies, checklists, and step-by-step guides. Break away from the pack with this indispensable guide to creating engaging and productive virtual events.
Read the book so you’re ready to ask him questions at Ask the Expert on June 22.
If virtual programming is part of your business model, you cannot afford to use skills and settings stuck in 2020.
About the Speaker
Robbie Samuels is an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer recognized as a networking expert by NPR, PCMA, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc. He has also been recognized as an expert in virtual event design by JDC Events. He is a Certified Virtual Convener and Certified Virtual Presenter. His event clients are national and statewide advocacy organizations, including Feeding America and California WIC Association.
He is the author of three books Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events, Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List, and Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences. Collectively they have received over 400 Amazon reviews and reached #1 in eleven paid categories.
He is a professional speaker, TEDx speaker, Harvard Business Review contributor, and has been featured in numerous leading business publications and business books. Since 2016 he has hosted the On the Schmooze podcast and, since 2020, #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours.
He is an out transgender owner of Robbie Samuels LLC, a certified LGBT Business Enterprise.