One of the things that surprised me most about my first summit was how much went into the speakers.
Even the pitching alone has a ton of moving pieces and can bring up more questions than you expected. And that's just the beginning.
You might be asking yourself questions like:
In case you haven't experienced this yet for yourself, there's a pretty widespread strategy where summit hosts pitch you to speak at their summit, and then at the bottom of the pitch, they mention that you need to have 5000 people on your email list to participate.
Let's break down whether it's okay to require a certain email list size from virtual summit speakers and why.
How many virtual summit speaking opportunities have you said "yes" to and regretted later? ...I'm counting on two hands.
This happens because many speakers feel obligated to say "yes" to opportunities. When those opportunities aren't truly a good fit, they turn into annoying obligations that you wish you'd have turned down.
From a summit host's perspective, it's actually a good thing when a...
"I gave my speakers swipe copy and graphics to use, but they're still not sharing and I'm so frustrated with them. What else can I possibly do?"
I see a version of this question often and, unfortunately, by the time you're asking...it's too late to do a whole lot.
Even though swipe copy and graphics make the *act* of promoting easy, it doesn't make *wanting* to promote easy.
Odds are, when you start pitching virtual summit speakers there's going to be a handful that you don't hear back from right away.
You're dying to hear back, but just keep waiting...and waiting...and waiting. What should you do in that case? Follow-up? Assume they're not interested?
As uncomfortable as following up can be, it is 100% something you should do. You never know why someone...
Summit interviews don’t have to be boring!
Interviews can be an incredibly beneficial part of your event. They allow for more connection between you and your speakers, they allow attendees to get to know you as the host, and they're easy for speakers to participate in.
But if your interviews aren't energized, focused, and actionable, the attendees will mentally checkout and miss...
Want to get hundreds or thousands of leads for your offer without spending a ton on ads or waiting years for organic traffic? A summit is an incredible option.
It's common to decide to host a virtual summit and only think as far as the immediate list growth and all-access pass revenue. But what a lot of hosts miss is the opportunity to treat their summit as a full funnel.
To help, Dama Jue is...
Summits are an incredible way to funnel your ideal audience into an offer you have, but there's definitely a wrong way to do it.
The first time I launched my course after my summit I brought in $63,000 from 1500 attendees. Imagine what we could do with bigger summits, bigger numbers. We can dream big with this. However, since I’ve been paying more attention to post-summit course...
If you've run in-person events and are ready to go virtual, there can be a bit of a learning curve.
You might have a lot of questions: What's different between the two? How do I keep attendees engaged? Can I still reach my goals?
Today, Natasha Wright is breaking down how to:
You know you can grow your virtual summit by running ads, promoting to your audience, and getting speakers to promote, but what other options are there?
Think outside the box when it comes to your summit promotion. Something I’d never considered is leveraging media connections for promoting a summit. So, when Liz Fleming told me about how she did it, my mind was blown.
Today, Liz is...
Learn how much time to set aside for planning and launching your profitable, stress-free online summit and use my calculator to set the due dates for you.