Don’t be the cause of Zoom fatigue. Aim to get 5% better every time you host or present virtually. (3 paid levels to choose from.)
Executive Zoom producer recognized as an expert in virtual event design.
You've probably figured out by now that adding technology alone (Streamdeck, OBS, green screen, ring light, etc.) isn’t enough to improve your virtual presentation technique, and you now need a thoughtful and strategic approach to master virtual presentation skills.
You don’t want to be stuck in the old paradigm of 45 minutes of death-by-Powerpoint followed by ineffectual Q&A and no one moderating chat. You’re ready to step up your game!
Speakers and trainers who are paid to speak virtually. Participate to freshen your Zoom skills. Get certified to showcase your experience.
Meeting Professionals ready to level up so you can create impactful and engaging online experiences for your members.
Behind-the-scenes is more your thing? Get certified to become a Zoom Producer helping speakers shine online.
The 5 Percent Advantage Program
Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Ph.D.
Amy Climer, Ph.D., CSP
Govert van Sandwijk
Event Design Consultant & 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 award-winning author of three books that have collectively received over 650 Amazon reviews and reached #1 Best Seller in 29 paid categories in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia: “Break Out of Boredom: Low-Tech Solutions for Highly Engaging Zoom Events,” (which won a Gold award from the Nonfiction Authors Association), “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.”
Robbie is an openly transgender owner of Robbie Samuels LLC, a certified LGBT Business Enterprise.
Three levels to choose from
$500 – Audit
$1,000 – Personalized Feedback**
$2,000 – Certification**
**Ask to upgrade
Access to a library of bite-sized video tutorials with a pre-program assignment to watch about an hour of specific content prior to the first session.
Two hours of interactive training that showcases best practices for creating engaging virtual events.
Week 2 (Personalized Feedback and Certification Levels Only)
Video assignment: Participants record themselves leading a workshop or other online event, and submit it to me for review (does not apply to Audit level). This can be done in collaboration with other participants or friends if you do not have a ready-made audience.
Two hours of interactive training, where we review clips from video assignments to highlight what works and what could be improved.
Focus on virtual event design, specifically purpose-first design. Plus, collaboratively create the run-of-show for a participant’s upcoming event.
Post-Program (Certification Level Only)
Robbie works with participants one-on-one to make sure they are ready for the final assignment. Participants who successfully meet the criteria for certification become Certified Virtual Event Professionals #NoMoreBadZoom and receive a badge from credential.net.
Dates and times TBD
Participants who sign up by September 15 will share their availability via a Doodle poll. Dates will be determined on September 22 and those days and times will be added to this page.
Held on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th week
No meeting the second week. That is when participants will have time to record a 20-minute practice session.
1-2 hours a week
Set aside time to watch 3-5 minute videos in the weeks leading up to the first session and throughout the four weeks.
Upgrade to become certified!
Become a Certified Virtual Event Professional #NoMoreBadZoom.
Put your new knowledge to the test and complete all the certification requirements to earn a digital badge you can add to your website, LinkedIn profile, and email signature.
$2,000 includes a private 60-minute coaching session to prep for the certification, where we develop the run of show for your program.
Once certified, you can join my team as a sub-contractor and/or I can share event leads with you that don't have my budget.
Have ongoing access to me. If you want to discuss an upcoming Zoom event you're hosting, we can hop on a Zoom to discuss it. No fee.
Upgrade to receive personalized feedback
$1,000 includes personalized feedback - Robbie will review your practice session and create a video with feedback, plus a 30-minute private coaching call at the end of the four weeks.
Audit level ($500 USD) covers three live sessions, a library of video resources, and recordings of the live sessions.