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ProfDev: Art of the Schmooze

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Robbie S. and Mark W.


This is our last event. Socializing for Justice is ceasing programming in September 2017

Are you ready to stop wasting time networking?

Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive ProfDev (professional development training) on the Art of the Schmooze on Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $15 advance/$30 door
Limited space - register ahead of time by RSVPing yes
Credit cards accepted online and at the door.
Newcomers always welcomed!

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 and professional 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.

Robbie Samuels 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. He is the author of Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences. A professional member of the National Speakers Association, he has been speaking on the topic of inclusive networking for nearly 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 his weekly podcast On the Schmooze ( C-Suite Radio headliner--and visit ( to download "10 Tips for Conference Connections."

In 2006, he founded Socializing for Justice ( to build a cross-cultural, cross-issue progressive community and network in Boston based on the philosophies of abundance and radical inclusion. In 2011, in recognition of his social justice work, Boston City Council named his birthday “Robbie Samuels Day." Learn more about his work and get connected at (

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

  • DIRECTIONS ( - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

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Socializing for Justice -

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We host socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev Series which provides access to affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for movement building.

With over 3100 members and 11 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (235 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.

89 South Street · Boston, MA
24 spots left