[act-ma] In this Facebook world we’ve forgotten how to do face time. 5/6 Art of the Schmooze skillshare

send2robbie at gmail.com send2robbie at gmail.com
Sat May 4 05:04:34 PDT 2013


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style="font-size:medium;font-family:Times"><b><b><span  
style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(26,26,26);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Join  
Socializing for Justice for a <i>fast-paced, fun & interactive </i>  
Skillshare on the Art of the Schmooze by Robbie Samuels on May 6th,  
6:00-8:30 PM.</span></b></b></div>

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style="color:rgb(20,20,20);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Community  
building is crucial in the fight for social justice. Unfortunately, in this  
Facebook world we’ve forgotten how to do face time.</span><span  
style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
Art of the Schmooze, goes beyond the basics of handshakes and business  
cards; offering</span><span  
style="color:rgb(20,20,20);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
advanced techniques</span><span  
style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
to build authentic relationships based on shared values.</span></font></p>

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sans-serif"><span  
style="color:rgb(20,20,20);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Too  
often we are reduced to what is on our business card when we walk into a  
networking event and for many that is only the tip of iceberg when it comes  
to their passions and interests. Art of the Schmooze </span><span  
style="color:rgb(20,20,20);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">will  
teach you how to bring more of your full self into the room while creating  
opportunities for others to do the same. The result? A far more enriching  
and rewarding networking event where the possibilities of connection are  
endless.</span></font></b></p>

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style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font  
face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><font size="4">This ski</font><font  
size="4">llshare will benefit anyone that wants to sharpen their in person  
networking skills and create welcoming community spaces: community members,  
seasoned fundraising professionals, board members, senior management, and  
grassroots organizers.</font></font></span></b></b></p>

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<b><b><span  
style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(26,26,26);vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Fee:  
$10-$20 (sliding scale) is split with the trainer.</span></b></b></div><div  
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<b><b><span  
style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><font  
color="#ff0000">Limited space - register ahead of time:</font></span><span  
style="color:rgb(26,26,26);font-weight:normal;font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  
<a href="http://www.sojust.org/"  
target="_blank">www.sojust.org</a></span></b></b></div>

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style="font-size:medium;font-family:Times;font-weight:bold"><b><b><span  
style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(26,26,26);font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Credit  
cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space  
available).</span></b></b></div>

<div><font color="#1a1a1a" face="Arial" size="3"><span  
style="white-space:pre-wrap"><i>Newcomers always  
welcomed!</i></span></font></div><div><font color="#1a1a1a" face="Arial"  
size="3"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap"><i><br>

</i></span></font></div><div><font color="#1a1a1a" face="Arial"  
size="3"><span style="white-space:pre-wrap">Full description  
below...</span></font></div><p style="font-weight:bold"></p><div  
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<span  
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class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Robbie Samuels <span  
dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:send2robbie at gmail.com"  
target="_blank">send2robbie at gmail.com</a><WBR>></span> wrote:<br>

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0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style="font-family:inherit">Hi fellow activists and  
organizers,</span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px">

<span style="font-family:inherit">Do you often get stuck in conversations?  
Not know how to approach people at networking events?</span> <strong  
style="font-family:inherit;display:inline">Join Socializing for Justice for  
a <em style="font-weight:normal">fast-paced,</em> <em  
style="font-weight:normal">fun & interactive</em> Skillshare on the Art  
of the Schmooze on May 6th, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.</strong></p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px">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.</p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px">SCHEDULE <br>6:00-6:30  
Socializing -  <strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">bring  
your own dinner</strong><br>6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A</p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Fee: $10-$20 (sliding scale) is  
split with the trainer.</strong><br><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit"><span  
style="font-family:inherit;color:rgb(255,0,0)">Limited space - register  
ahead of time:</span> <a href="http://www.sojust.org/"  
style="color:rgb(33,117,177);display:inline;font-family:inherit;text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">www.sojust.org</a></strong><br>

Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space  
available).<br><em>Newcomers always welcomed!</em></p><p style="margin:0px  
0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"> </p><p  
style="margin:0px 0px  
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<em>SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his  
schmoozing skills, is this month's trainer.<br></em></p><p  
style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px">

<strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Art of the  
Schmooze</strong><br>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.</p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"> </p><p  
style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px">ABOUT  
OUR PRESENTER <br>

<strong style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Robbie  
Samuels</strong> has extensive community organizing, events logistics and  
fundraising experience. In 2006 he co-founded Socializing for Justice to  
build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community, network and  
movement in Boston based on the philosophy of abundance. He is the Senior  
Manager of Events and Donor Engagement at Gay & Lesbian Advocates &  
Defenders (GLAD). On the side he offers trainings and consultation to  
non-profit boards, venture capitalists and grassroots organizers. In 2011,  
Boston City Council named his birthday, September 16, "Robbie Samuels  
Day". Learn more about his trainings, including: Art of the Schmooze,  
Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking, Suicide Prevention Training  
for Community Leaders, at <a href="http://www.robbiesamuels.com/"  
style="color:rgb(33,117,177);display:inline;font-family:inherit;text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">www.robbiesamuels.com.</a></p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><span  
style="font-size:x-small;font-family:inherit"><em><span  
style="font-family:inherit;font-size:small">Check out his <a  
href="http://www.robbiesamuels.com/p/testimonials.html"  
style="color:rgb(33,117,177);display:inline;font-family:inherit;text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">testimonials</a> - including this one:  
"</span></em><span  
style="font-family:inherit;font-size:small">Robbie's Art of the  
Schmooze training totally blew me away. First of all, it must be said--  
Robbie is VERY FUNNY. In fact, the workshop felt almost more like a comedy  
show than a skill-building workshop. It was awesome. Apart from being  
highly engaging, Robbie was also insightful, informative and wonderfully  
practical. As someone who often has trouble getting out of dead  
conversations, I felt like I came out of the workshop with concrete  
strategies for how to wrap up and end a conversation BEFORE it dies. On the  
flip side, Robbie also has a number of great stock comments/questions to  
help keep conversations from prematurely dying. Now, I consider myself an  
extrovert but it is still extremely helpful to get such a clear explanation  
of what kinds of questions help deepen connections, and which kinds of  
questions one should avoid. From handshakes, to body stances, to where to  
keep your business cards, Robbie knows the ins and outs of how to make  
connections and keep them. I got so much out of this workshop. I only wish  
I could sit through it again (and again and again...)." ~Beck  
Epstein</span></span></p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">*  <a  
href="http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/site/c.ddKGIQNuEmG/b.1363373/k.5381/About_Us__Directions.htm"  
style="color:rgb(33,117,177);display:inline;font-family:inherit;text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">DIRECTIONS</a> - The NonProfit Center</strong> is located  
one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically  
accessible through the main lobby. <br>

______________________________<u></u><WBR>___________________________ <br><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Socializing  
for Justice - <a  
href="http://www.sojust.org/"  
style="color:rgb(33,117,177);display:inline;font-family:inherit;text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">www.sojust.org</a></strong><br>

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).</p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px">With  
over 2250 members and almost 7 years of creating a diverse cross-issue  
community in Boston (140+ 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.</p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">YES, WE MEAN  
YOU.</strong> 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.</p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px  
0.7em;padding:0px;font-size:14px;color:rgb(85,85,85);line-height:19px"><strong  
style="display:inline;font-family:inherit">Want to know more about  
SoJust?</strong> Check out our  <a  
href="http://sojust.meetup.com/1/messages/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3187615"  
style="color:rgb(33,117,177);display:inline;font-family:inherit;text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">Frequently Asked Questions</a> and  <a  
href="http://sojust.meetup.com/1/photos/"  
style="color:rgb(33,117,177);display:inline;font-family:inherit;text-decoration:none"  
target="_blank">past event photos</a>!</p>

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