Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events

  • 17 May 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom


  • FREE

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May 17, 2023

Noon - 1:30 pm

Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom


Robbie Samuels, Event Design Consultant and

Executive Zoom Producer

Location: Online Zoom Meeting 

(Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.)

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Time: Noon-1:30 pm

Presentation/Q&A - Noon - 1:00 pm

Online Networking - 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Non-Member Registration: $15

Member Registration: $5

Student Registration: Free

No refunds are granted within 24 hours of event.

Program Description:

When Covid-19 brought all in-person events to a screeching halt, events became synonymous with virtual events. You now have Zoom basics down. The problem is that basic skills are not enough to stand out as a top-notch virtual presenter.

You don't need a high-tech recording studio with a green screen, hair light (that's a real thing), and fancy software to level up your Zoom game. Focus on improving your technique rather than your technology.

This training will help you design transformative, inclusive, and engaging online experiences. 

Your message may not be getting across if you are not providing a thoughtful participant experience design that focuses on intentional engagement. All too often, traditional event design, particularly in a virtual setting, benefits the loudest, the most confident, and the most experienced.

Robbie Samuels shares how to use the latest features and online facilitation techniques to structure your events, so everyone feels welcomed instead of merely invited. Using purpose-first design creates sessions that move participants from inspiration to action.

No more Zoom fatigue. No more death-by-Powerpoint.

If virtual programming is part of your business model, you cannot afford to use skills and settings stuck in 2020. 

Key Takeaways

  • Incorporate purpose-first design to create sessions with specific outcomes in mind.
  • Enhance virtual presentations by utilizing improved online facilitation techniques.
  • Create opportunities for ALL voices to be heard, not just the most privileged or experienced.
  • Design breakout rooms that foster intentional engagement.
  • Apply these online facilitation and event design concepts to any virtual platform.

Speaker Bio:

Robbie Samuels, Event Design Consultant and

Executive Zoom Producer

Robbie Samuels is an event design consultant and executive Zoom producer recognized as a networking expert by NPR, PCMA, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc. He has also been recognized as an expert in virtual event design by JDC Events. He is a Certified Virtual Convener and Certified Virtual Presenter. His event clients are national and statewide advocacy organizations, including Feeding America and California WIC Association.

He is the author of three books “Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events,” “Small List, Big Results: Launch a Successful Offer No Matter the Size of Your Email List,” and “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.” Collectively they have received over 650 Amazon reviews and reached #1 in 29 paid categories across four countries.

He is a professional speaker, TEDx speaker, Harvard Business Review contributor, and has been featured in numerous leading business publications and business books. Since 2016 he has hosted the On the Schmooze podcast and, since 2020, #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hours.

He is an out transgender owner of Robbie Samuels LLC, a certified LGBT Business Enterprise.

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