346: The Way to Build Relationships at Conferences, with Robbie Samuels
Published April 23, 2018
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    Robbie Samuels: Croissants vs. Bagels
    Robbie Samuels has been recognized as a networking expert by Inc. and Lifehacker, and is the author of Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.* He’s a member of the National Speakers Association and has been speaking on the topic of inclusive networking for over a decade. He also hosts the On the Schmooze podcast.
    Key Points

    If you’re brand new to a conference, scan the floor and look for welcoming people. If you don’t see anyone, get in a line somewhere to meet people.
    If you’re a regular at the conference, think of yourself as a host.
    A lot of networking success is about preparation.
    When you go into a session early, don’t just hop on your phone. Talk to people.
    When a line forms to talk to a speaker, work the line. It’s a great opportunity for networking.
    Organizing a networking event at a conference is a great way to meet people.

    Resources Mentioned

    10 Tips for Conference Connections
    Croissants vs. Bagels* by Robbie Samuels
    Contactually
    Quiet* by Susan Cain

    Book Notes
    Download my highlights from Croissants vs. Bagels in PDF format (free membership required).
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