OTS 174: Face to Face – Bobbie Carlton

Released Tuesday, 10th December 2019
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Today’s guest has a soft spot for the under-served and under-represented in the high-tech community.

Founder of Carlton PR and Marketing, Innovation Nights, and Innovation Women, she has been called Boston’s Innovation Den Mother and the Startup Fairy Godmother. She has helped more than 1,400 new products launch and has connected more than 1,000 women to speaking engagements.

A speaker herself, she regularly presents on PR, social media, community building, product launches, public speaking, and women’s issues. Her work has been acknowledged by many institutions, including in 2017 when PR News called her a Gamechanger.

Please join me in welcoming Bobbie Carlton.  

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In this episode we discuss:

her thoughts on leadership: “I think leaders are actually community builders, focused on bringing people together to do more than they can on their own."
how she came into her current role and why she doesn’t see herself as a leader.
her views on being known for something in order to help your business grow.
the need she saw, how she set up crowdfunding, and how that helped her grow.
how she handles being an introvert who is social and see the value in engaging people.
her unique way of connecting people, above and beyond most.


Bobbie Carlton on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Other Resources:

Learn more about Mass Innovation Nights.
Learn more about Innovation Women.

About Robbie:
Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker and relationship-based business strategist who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by both Inc. and Lifehacker. He helps associations build life-long members by creating welcoming and inclusive first-timer experiences.

He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly.

He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University.

Robbie is the host of On the Schmooze podcast which features his networking strategies and talented professionals sharing untold stories of leadership and networking.
Keynote Speaker
Interested in booking Robbie to speak? At www.robbiesamuels.com/speaking you'll find video clips and a description of his signature session, Art of the Schmooze.

Call 617-600-8240 to speak directly with Robbie.
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