The Summit Host Hangout Podcast

Hundreds of episodes filled with 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.
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What Actually Matters on Day 1 of Promotion (it's not the number of signups or sales!)

Promotion opens! Now what? We’ll talk about what doesn’t matter in those first few days of promotion, and what you should be looking at instead.

Today I want to touch on a topic that comes up a lot in the Launch with a Summit Accelerator, in our Facebook group, and most recently, with our summit production client and that is: what actually matters on your first day of promotion for your virtual summit.

If you’ve hosted a summit before, you might have run into what I’m about to talk about. And if you’re planning your...

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When Does it Make Sense to Require Speaker Promotion for Your Virtual Summit?

Let's break down when it actually makes sense to require promotion of your summit speakers instead of blindly assuming it's the

One of the big benefits of summits that makes them so powerful compared to other launch methods is that you have 20+ speakers who are helping you get the word out about your event. But in order to experience those benefits, you need your speakers to promote!

Because speaker promotion plays a big role in the success of your summit, many hosts assume they need to have strict requirements and...

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Creating Space + Owning My Offers in 2023

Rather than focus on numbers & launches, hear how I'll create space and own my offers in 2023 by letting go of what's not serving me and stepping into what is.

Instead of doing my typical annual goal setting that involves choosing launch dates, making revenue projections, and dreaming up all the new things I’m going to do in my business, I took a different approach this year.

It actually feels like I was forced to take a different approach because I’d filled my plate so full in December that I wasn’t able to slow down and make the...

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Top Takeaways from our December 2022 Virtual Summit

I'm excited to share my biggest takeaways from our event in December 2022. Hear about hosting a December summit, launching a high-ticket program, and more!

Now that I’ve had some time to reflect on our most recent run of Sell with a Summit: Course Creator Edition, I’m excited to share my top takeaways on the podcast this week!

After a 2+ year hiatus on hosting summits for this business, our December 2022 summit was long overdue. Even though we ran this same event back in 2020, and we’ve run several summits for a different...

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Why I Sold My 6-Figure Summit After 6 Profitable Events

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how I sold my original summit brand, what I think made it sellable, and even hear the buyer's side of the story!

We talk a lot about selling with a summit around here, but did you know you could actually sell the summit itself!?

In this week’s episode we’re diving into a bit of a different topic, because rather than teaching a strategy about how to host a great summit, I’m sharing the story of how I sold my original Simply Profitable Designer Summit brand after 6 profitable rounds of...

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The Secret to Landing "Big Name" Speakers for Your Virtual Summit

Your own audience size and level of success don't determine the speakers you land. Hear the true secret to landing big name speakers for your virtual summit.

Have you ever felt like you’re not a big enough deal to land the speakers you dream of having in your summit lineup?

Pitching speakers is one of the biggest things I see holding people back from moving forward with their summits. The fear of getting rejected and hearing nothing but “no” when you start sending pitches is very common. And if you’re thinking about...

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How Virtual Summits Evolved in 2022 and What It Means For Your Next Event

No strategy works exactly the same way forever, and the same applies to virtual summits. Today I share the biggest ways I've seen virtual summits evolve in 2022.

If there’s one thing I can say for certain about 2022, it’s that this year was full of transitions. So many things changed in terms of what’s working and not working in online business this year, and I know we’re not the only ones who have been experimenting and evolving as the industry changes.

As much as I’d love to say that summits are immune to the shifts...

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B2C Virtual Summits: Behind the Scenes of the Biggest Party in the Crafting Industry with Abbi Kirsten

Snag a behind-the-scenes look at the wildly successful Cricut Craftfest Summit with Abbi Kirsten and what played the biggest role in the success of this event.

One thing that always surprises me is the assumption people often have that summits teaching people how to make money are the most successful. In my experience, while B2B summits can bring in incredible results, we tend to see higher numbers with B2C events.

Some of the most successful summits we’ve seen have been in the B2C industries, including my guest on the podcast this week. Not...

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What Results to Expect When You Launch a Proven Offer Through a Virtual Summit

In this episode, we'll talk about why expectations tend to be too high, what results to actually expect, and the true power of hosting a virtual summit.

Launching through a summit can have incredible benefits for your business, and using the momentum from your summit to launch your course, group program, or other signature offer on the back end is one of them.

I’ve shared previously why it’s so important to launch an offer that is proven following a summit rather than testing out a new offer with a summit. In this episode,...

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Why Your Offer Needs to be Proven Before Launching with a Summit

I usually reference launching a proven offer with your virtual summit, and today we're going to break down why that is and my experiences with it.

Lately, we've been talking quite a bit about using a virtual summit to launch a scalable offer, like a course membership or group coaching program. When I've been talking about those things, you might have noticed me quickly reference launching not just any offer, but a proven offer, and today, I want to break down why that is.

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about using summits to...

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