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346: The Way to Build Relationships at Conferences, with Robbie Samuels

By Dave Stachowiak

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. 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 Croissants vs. Bagels by Robbie Samuels* Contactually Quiet by Susan Cain* robbiesamuels.com/coachingforleaders Book Notes Download my highlights from the Croissants vs. Bagels in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes CFL73: The Secret To Success At Conferences CFL209: Get ROI From Professional Associations CFL316: Executive Presence with Your Elevator Speech Activate Your Free Coaching for Leaders Membership Get immediate access to my free, 10-day audio course, 10 Ways to Empower the People You Lead. Give me 10 minutes a day for 10 days to get the most immediate, practical actions to become a better leader. Join at CoachingforLeaders.com. Thank You Thank you to Yashk0 in Germany and MysticZen here in the States for the kind reviews on Apple Podcasts. To leave a rating or review, visit http://coachingforleaders.com/apple Submit your question for consideration on the next question and answer show the first Monday of every month at http://coachingforleaders.com/feedback

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