Robbie Samuels

Coach and Author,
Workshop: Art of the Schmooze - Strategic, Effective and Inclusive Networking

Robbie Samuels believes that networking is a marketing strategy. This is the lens through which he helps his clients achieve their business goals. He helps them shift their mindset around relationship building, so they discover new connections and business opportunities in the world around them - and know how to act on them. He has been recognized as a "networking expert" by Inc. and Lifehacker, and profiled in Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark. Robbie is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.

A professional member of the National Speakers Association, he has been speaking and coaching on the topic of inclusive networking for over a decade. While practical and filled with easy to implement action steps, his talks are most often described as "dynamic, engaging, and funny." He shares "small, big ideas," everyday ideas, which are accessible and immediately actionable and have the power to inspire significant change. Tune into On the Schmooze, his weekly podcast on leadership and networking, to be inspired by the talented professionals he interviews. Visit to download "10 Tips for Conference Connections."