ProfDev: Art of the Schmooze


ProfDev: Art of the Schmooze

Tuesday, May 2
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Presented by Socializing for Justice
Fee: $15 advance/$30 door is split with the trainer. Credit cards accepted online and at the door.

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. Since 2009, his engaging and fun presentations have helped a wide array of audiences increase their confidence when it comes to building their professional network and strong, welcoming communities. He passionately believes everyone should stop wasting time networking and shares how through his signature session, “Art of the Schmooze.” 

He is the host of On the Schmooze, his podcast about leadership, career challenges, work/life balance, and building a professional network -

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


About the Socializing for Justice ProfDev Series

The NonProfit Center is pleased to partner with Socializing for Justice to host monthly professional development opportunities in downtown Boston. With a range of topics from social media 101 to time management, these gatherings are intended to provide support and build community for all of us who work for social change in the world.