[act-ma] 9/21: [TRAINING] Art of the Schmooze by Robbie Samuels

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 08:21:23 PDT 2010

Hi all,

There are still a few spots available for this training (Tuesday, 9/21) -
gain the confidence to pursue your personal goals AND learn how to create
welcoming community spaces. RSVP to reserve your spot:

Hope to see you there!
Re-posted from www.robbiesamuels.com: 9/21: [TRAINING] Art of the
has become my signature training and helped hundreds of people each year
gain the confidence they need to *pursue their personal goals* - from the
importance of shaking hands and making eye contact to tips on the best
opening line (hint, it's the name of this blog) and how to exit a
conversation gracefully.

An amazing side benefit is that every attendee also walks away with their
consciousness raised about what it means to create a *welcoming community
space*.  We'll discuss the difference between being a guest and host,
keeping an eye out for outliers and the importance of not "othering" while
trying to pay a compliment.

Included in the fee, attendees receive a handout that will make it easy for
them to share these tips with their colleagues and friends.

Often this workshop is scheduled by organizations for their staff and/or
board and not made open to the public. Take advantage of my next scheduled
session of the *Art of the Schmooze on Tuesday, September 21st, hosted by
the Nonprofit Connector Meetup Group*. It's open to the public and only $10
per person (regularly $50). *RSVP to reserve your

*Art of the Schmooze training by Robbie Samuels*
*A highly interactive session focused on increasing networking skills!*

Do you feel awkward at networking events and uncomfortable making new
connections? Do you miss opportunities to connect with new donors, community
members and colleagues because you don't know the best way to approach them
at events? Do you have trouble ending conversations so you can keep
circulating? We will cover the basics of how to work a room, from having the
right tools to knowing the best approach to engage prospective donors and
collaborators while cultivating community support.

This interactive, fast-paced and fun 90 minute session will be beneficial
for seasoned fundraising professionals, non-profit board members, grassroots
organizers and anyone interested in creating welcoming community spaces.

Check out related blog
vs. Bagels<http://robbiesamuels.blogspot.com/2010/07/croissants-vs-bagels.html>")
and testimonials <http://robbiesamuels.blogspot.com/p/testimonials.html>,
like this one:

I had the good fortune to participate in Robbie Samuels' Art of the Schmooze
workshop recently.  What a treat!  Robbie is an engaging and skillful
presenter.  He provided great information illustrated with entertaining
stories about applying them and provided meaningful ways for us to practice
these new skills.  Robbie is one part expert and one part entertainer.  That
is the recipe for a winning presenter and Robbie is exactly that.  Planning
an event?  Want your team to be ready to win the guests?  Prep with Robbie!
 You will be so glad you did!
Paula Coyle,
non-profit/youth development leader
(8/10 Wonder Women of Boston training)

 *TIME:* 6:00-8:30 pm - plenty of time for networking and practicing the art
of the schmooze!
*COST:* $10 at the door - *RSVP to reserve your
*LOCATION:* Lir Irish Pub, 903 Boylston Street, Boston - across from Hynes
Convention Center (which is the nearest T) and walking distance from Back
Bay T stop or Mass Ave T stop.

Hope to see you at the training or one of SoJust's upcoming events!

Robbie Samuels
Art of the Schmooze Trainer
SoJust Co-Founder & Co-Organizer

*To schedule a training for your organization please
email<send2robbie at gmail.com>
* with "Training Requested" in the subject line. *Standard fee $400 includes
90 minute training and 30 minutes of prep (including conversation with host
organization so the training is properly framed). 25-50% discounts offered
based on the requesting organization's overall budget. For an additional fee
modules may be added (ie. Fundraising

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