Best Practices Webinar – Robbie Samuels
May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT- free to members; fee for non-members
No Room for Bad Zoom – Robbie Samuels
Participants were forgiving when the pandemic began and events quickly shifted online, but now they realize that “bad Zoom” is the cause of their “Zoom fatigue.” It’s time to think differently. Instead of trying to replicate in-person events, let’s reimagine them to meet the needs of participants. We invited Robbie Samuels to share his personal evolution from speaking on stage to online. He’s a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom producer who has hosted or presented at nearly 100 virtual events, including a weekly #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour he’s hosted since March 13, 2020. He will share:
- The ingredients and skills necessary for designing an engaging online experience.
- The importance of identifying the purpose of your event.
- What it means to think cinematic rather than theatrical.
- Why it is important to get 5% better every time you host or present an online event.
Attend this session and you’ll receive Robbie’s #NoMoreBadZoom Settings Checklist so you’re ready to try out the techniques he shares.
About the Speaker
Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc. He has created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week certification program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences. He is also the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences.
As a Virtual Event Design Consultant and Executive Zoom Producer, he assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online. He provides virtual event design strategy, emceeing, production (managing the tech, including chat and breakout rooms), and training/supporting presenters. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.