Talk Title:
Strategic Networking Strategies to Make Your Job
Search Easier.

Job Search

Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive
Networking at Conference

Robbie Samuels


Questions & Answers


Webinar Overview

Strategic Networking Strategies to Make Your Job Search Easier.

You know how essential networking is to your job search and career development. Research suggests that nearly 80 percent of all jobs offers are a result of being recommended by someone. Building a solid network right now will pay off tremendously in the dozens of job searches you will conduct throughout your life.

Despite knowing this, you may avoid networking events because you feel awkward and uncomfortable making new connections. You miss opportunities to connect because you don’t know the best way to approach people at events and/or have trouble ending conversations so you can keep circulating.

Whether you are an introvert or extrovert these strategic steps will help you nurture and manage your professional network.

  • Go from collecting stacks of business cards with no planned follow-up to learning the elements of designing a strategic networking plan that has specific and measurable goals.
  • Increase the ROI of attending conferences by using time and energy more effectively and taking advantage of small networking moments.
  • Learn what being inclusive has to do with networking, how to communicate across difference, and what clients should avoid saying when first meeting someone.

You will walk away with techniques enabling you to be more strategic, more effective, and more inclusive – and – you will find out what Croissant and Bagels have to do with networking!

Presenter: Robbie Samuels

ROBBIE SAMUELS helps his clients 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.”

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