Podcast: Robbie Samuels: Leading Virtual Events with Virtual Assistants

In this episode, Robbie Samuels goes into how he was able to pivot his business, which was based on in-person networking/events, to a completely online business during COVID. He also talks about how to utilize Zoom to get the most out of every virtual event (#nomorebadzoom) and how a VA can charge more as a Zoom Producer. Robbie also talks about his relationships with VAs he’s had, the best VAs he’s ever worked with, and how to work with a client like him.

8:48 Robbie lets VAs know how they can make 10x (yes, ten times!!) more than what they usually are paid to be a Zoom Producer.

9:48 How a Zoom Strategist is different from a Zoom Producer

14:22 What Robbie’s Certified Virtual Event Professional includes, titled The 5% Advantage Program.

27:08 Robbie talks about the first VA he worked with

28:13 Robbie discusses how AVA’s CEO, Melissa Smith, was his accountability partner

31:59 How each VA has made the processes easier in Robbie’s business with SOPs

34:54 The one thing every VA should work on

39:43 What traits in a VA that Robbie thinks makes an exemplary VA

44:00 The biggest difference a VA has made in Robbie’s business and life

48:55 Robbie answers his favorite quote, mantra, or philosophy that he tries to run his business by

Also, here’s a gift from Robbie to our podcast listeners! www.RobbieSamuels.com/9ways – “9 Ways to Network in a Pandemic”

Mentioned in this episode:

https://the5percentadvantage.com Four-week certification program that helps presenters and meeting professionals grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences.

Nomorebadzoom.com Free weekly Virtual Happy Hour Robbie’s TEDx Talk

Croissants vs. Bagels by Robbie Samuels (over 200 reviews worldwide)

Managing Up by Rosanne Badowski

Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Forbes and Inc, and as an “industry expert in the field of digital event design” by JDC Events. As a Virtual Event Design Consultant and Executive Zoom Producer, he assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online. He runs a four-week program for presenters to become Certified Virtual Event Professionals. He hosts the On the Schmooze podcast and a weekly #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour.

To get to know Robbie better:


www.OntheSchmooze.com – Robbie’s Podcast



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