[act-ma] 9/7: Art of the Schmooze (SoJust Skillshare)

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 06:22:06 PDT 2011


Do you often get stuck in conversations? Not know how to approach people at
networking events?   Join Socializing for Justice for a  fast-paced,  fun &
interactive Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze on September 7, 6:00 -
8:30 PM.

RSVP at www.sojust.org <http://www.sojust.org/> - limited to 40 participants
- reserve your spot!

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common
values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow
for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly Skillshare
Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which increases our individual
capacity for movement building.

SCHEDULE
6:00-6:30 Socializing -  bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A



SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing
skills, is this month's facilitator.

Art of the Schmooze
Forming and cultivating relationships is at the heart of any successful
fundraising campaign, volunteer drive, committee effort or community
building activity. This training will give you the confidence to pursue your
personal goals - from the importance of shaking hands and making eye
contact, to tips on the best opening line and how to exit a conversation
gracefully. An amazing side benefit is that you'll learn how to create a
welcoming community space by keeping an eye out for outliers, considering
yourself a host instead of a guest and knowing how to compliment someone
without "othering" them.



ABOUT OUR PRESENTER
Robbie Samuels  has extensive community organizing, events logistics and
fundraising experience. In 2006 he co-founded Socializing for Justice to
build a cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston
based on the philosophy of abundance. He is the Special Events Manager at
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), an adjunct professor at Lesley
College teaching “Activism and Change in Communities”, and a 2011 Fellow at
the New Leaders Council Institute. On the side he offers trainings and
consultation to non-profit boards, venture capitalists and grassroots
organizers. Learn more about his networking and fundraising trainings at
www.robbiesamuels.com <http://www.robbiesamuels.com/>.



*  DIRECTIONS <
http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/site/c.ddKGIQNuEmG/b.1363373/k.5381/About_Us__Directions.htm>
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The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South
Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.
_________________________________________________________
Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring
progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this "Movement
Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new
visions for our movement(s).

With almost 1800 members and 5 years of creating a diverse cross-issue
community in Boston (100+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best
place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking
for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual
orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone
like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our  Frequently Asked Questions <
http://sojust.meetup.com/1/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3187615> and
past event photos <http://sojust.meetup.com/1/photos/>!
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