The Summit Host Hangout Podcast

Browse hundreds of episodes to find real stories, real strategies, and real numbers to help you make your virtual summit (and the launch that follows) as streamlined and profitable as possible.

B2C Virtual Summits: Higher Impact + Conversion Rates with a Sub-Niche with Samantha Radford

You've heard about the power of niching down for a virtual summit, but this host took it further and found an unserved sub-niche within a specific audience.

You've heard me say it before, and I'll say it again: A niched-down summit will make all the difference. 

I brought on Dr. Samantha Radford to talk about how she found an underserved sub-niche within an already specific audience. It made all the difference in her summit conversion rates and created an impactful event for her attendees.

She shares so much great info including:

  • how...
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B2C Virtual Summits: A Life-Changing 6-Figure Card Making Summit with Brandi Mahon

Ever doubt the success of a B2C summit? I chatted with Brandi Mahon about her Card Maker Success Summit -it shattered her goals and changed her entire industry!

When you go into a summit, it's easy to focus on the surface-level benefits like money and list growth. But what if your impact could be a whole lot wider?

What would it look like to not only change the income you expect to make each month but your entire industry?

If you've ever doubted that B2C summits can work and make an impact, this one's for you.

This week we're talking...

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B2C Virtual Summits: A Super Shareable Food Summit with Anastasia Sharova

The more shareable a virtual summit is, the better. You want your speakers to share, but what if your attendees can't help but show off what they're learning?

You probably hear about more Business-to-Business (B2B) summits because you're a business owner. But that doesn't mean that Business-to-Consumer (B2C) summits aren't happening, or that they're not creating powerful transformations for the hosts, speakers, and attendees.

In fact, I’d argue that there is even more room for a successful summit in the B2C space.

As a business owner,...

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How to Make Non-Transactional, Ick-Free Speaker Connections with Michelle Warner

It’s possible to make speaker connections without it feeling transactional, forced, or awkward. Here is a 4-step system that you can maintain in 5-minutes a day.

Networking can have a big impact on the growth and reach of your virtual summit. 

That's because, having connections to reach out to when summit planning makes the entire process flow more smoothly, specifically when it comes to creating your speaker lineup.

While, a lot of the time, reaching out to speakers can feel transactional, forced, and awkward, it's totally possible to...

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Virtual Summit Tech Q&A

This Q&A episode will cover summit tech questions like what to do with your registration page once the summit starts, making fillable worksheets, and more.

There are always a lot of questions related to summit tech. And today we're wrapping up our virtual summit tech series with a rapid-fire Q&A episode with some of the most common questions I get asked related to summit tech.

We'll cover things like:

  • what to do with your registration page once the summit starts
  • what to do with your domain if you run multiple summits
  • how to make fillable...
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Using ThriveCart for Your Summit Cart and Affiliate Management Platform

Here’s why ThriveCart is great for summits, keys to setting up your cart and affiliate management, and features to increase all-access pass conversion rates.

ThriveCart is hands-down my top recommendation for your summit's cart and affiliate management platform.

You can totally make it work with others out there, but if it's in your budget and you're looking for something new, ThriveCart will not disappoint.

Let's break it down and talk about: 

  • Why ThriveCart is a great option
  • Keys to setting up your cart and affiliate management
  • ...
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Tech for Limited-Time Offers and Price Increases for Your Virtual Summit

A virtual summit has several limited-time offers and price increases involved. Let’s break down the tools you need to make it happen and how it all works.

One of my favorite virtual summit monetization strategies is to use limited-time offers and price increases for the all-access pass.

While I know some people are opposed to “fast-action” style offers, if someone is willing to make a purchase of something before they’ve had a chance to experience the summit, I’m happy to give them a discount because of it.

So today,...

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How to Manage 24-Hour vs Ongoing Access to Virtual Summit Presentations

In a virtual summit, attendees have access to each presentation video for 24-hours, but all-access pass buyers have ongoing access. Here’s how it works.

In a typical virtual summit, attendees have access to each presentation for 24-hours. However, if they choose to upgrade to the all-access pass, that window gets extended.

But how in the world does that work?

In this episode, we'll break down how to manage 24-hour versus ongoing access to virtual summit presentations. And the solution is simple.

No behind-the-scenes magic required!

The...

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Tech to Make Managing Virtual Summit Speakers Easy

Want to make managing virtual summit speakers easy? Here’s the tech you need to make it happen for everything from initial outreach to gathering presentations.

The right tech tools have a big part to play in how easy it is to manage your speakers. Because, let's be real, trying to get material from 20+ people by a certain deadline can get a little scary.

Today, we'll break down the tools you need and I'll share my top recommendations. We'll cover everything you need from initial speaker outreach to creating presentations.

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What You Need to Know About Hosting Your Virtual Summit Videos

Wondering how fancy your virtual summit's presentation videos need to be? Here’s everything you need to know about creating your virtual summit videos.

Are you wondering how fancy and professional-looking your virtual summit presentations need to be?

You might have seen online events with hosts who pull out all the stops with perfect music, animated bumpers, special effects, and more. It can make you question whether your videos are good enough. 

Don't get me wrong, we don't want poor quality, and putting some extra effort in...

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