Do you often get stuck in conversations? Don’t know how to approach people at networking events? Join Socializing for Justice for a fast-paced, fun & interactive ProfDev (professional development training) on the Art of the Schmooze on Tuesday, January 3, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
Fee: $15 advance/$30 door is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time: www.sojust.org
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
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.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER
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.”
In 2006, he founded Socializing for Justice (SoJust.org) 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 www.RobbieSamuels.com
Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this "Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).
SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes who share common values but may work on different issues. We host social events that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which provides access to affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for movement building.
With over 3,000 members and 10 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (over 200 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.