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Make Your Summit Easy to Consume with Audio Done Right with Lindsay Padilla

Offering a private podcast feed for your summit is an incredibly powerful way to make your summit easy to consume while increasing its value. Here’s why !

You've probably seen a virtual summit offer MP3 recordings as a part of the all-access pass. The thing is, MP3s aren't easy to keep track of and listen to for most people.

I was talking about this on Instagram stories a while back and Lindsay from HelloAudio chimed in and said, "Not MP3...it has to be a podcast because it's easier to binge-listen."

And what a lightbulb moment that was!

After...

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Hosting a Virtual Summit on Circle with Moira Cleary

You've probably seen the Circle platform used to host course communities, but have you ever considered using it to host a summit? Here’s how to do it!

If you'd have asked me before this week's podcast episode if Circle was a good platform to host a summit on, I'd have given you a confused-sounding "no".

How in the world would you host a well-organized, strategic event on a community management platform?

Turns out...it's a thing.

My friend and Summit in a Box student, Moira Cleary, experimented with hosting a summit on Circle and...

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Hosting a Virtual Summit on Kajabi

Thinking of hosting a virtual summit on Kajabi? Here’s how it works, how the pieces fit together to make it easy, and the external integrations you’ll need.

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to hosting a virtual summit, but having all your tech in one place can significantly simplify things. Kajabi is my favorite all-in-one platform so today we'll talk about what it looks like to use it to host your event.

Last week, we talked about hosting a summit on WordPress, but Kajabi is a great option for you if:

  • you're...
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Hosting a Virtual Summit on WordPress

Thinking of hosting a virtual summit on WordPress? Here’s how the pieces fit together, my favorite plugins, and the external integrations you’ll need.

Thinking of hosting a virtual summit on WordPress? It's a great option if you're already familiar with the platform and want a ton of flexibility for a reasonable price.

However, there are a lot of moving pieces so today I hope to lessen the learning curve so you know exactly what you'll need to make your summit on WordPress happen.

We’ll cover:

  • What it looks like to host a...
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The Must-Have Pages for Your Virtual Summit Website

Here are the 5 must-have pages on a virtual summit website, a few pages that are more in the nice to have category, and a couple of bonus website tips.

It's a big task to set up your virtual summit's website. With all the different summit setups you've seen, you might wonder where to start, which pages to focus on first, and what you actually need to host a successful event.

So many tasks that you complete for your summit rely on how the event will run and the messaging you've decided on. For example, without your registration...

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An Overview of the Tech You Need for a Virtual Summit

Wondering what tech you need for a virtual summit? Let’s cover the major pieces you need covered, why you need it, and I'll share my favorite tools for each.

Regardless of whether you're tech-savvy or want to bang your head on your desk just thinking about it software platforms, tech for a virtual summit can be intimidating - there are so many options!

As you've probably realized, a virtual summit requires a lot of different tools. If you’re not familiar with the process, you’ll find yourself running into one thing after another...

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Post-Summit Q&A

Let's wrap up our post-summit topics with a rapid-fire Q&A. We'll cover emails to send, what to have on the website, when to host another summit, and more.

You hosted a great summit, but now you're left with a few questions about what to do next.

This week, I've got answers to some of the most common post-summit questions.

We’ll cover things like:

  • how many emails to send once your summit is over
  • what to have on the website
  • how long to wait before hosting another summit
  • and more!

Post-Summit Questions

How many emails do you...

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From One-and-Done to Evergreen Virtual Summits with Jenn Zellers

With an evergreen summit, your one-and-done event can continue running as long as you want. And it's easy! Here’s everything you need to know to make it happen.

What if the 3+ months of work you put into a virtual summit didn't have to stop bringing in results once the initial event was over?

With an evergreen summit, your one-and-done event can continue to run as long as you want it to. And it's easy!

Not only can you continue to bring in leads and sales, but you can also continue to grow and nurture relationships

To talk us through it,...

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What to Do with Attendees After Hosting a Virtual Summit

Wondering what to do with attendees after hosting a summit? Here’s what not to do, what to do if you have an offer to sell, and how to leverage your community.

You ran an incredible virtual summit and have all kinds of new fans, friends, and followers on your email list. But now what?

What you don't want to do is get to the end of your summit and realize that you don't have a plan for the new audience you've built. 

To help, today we'll go over:

  • what not to do with your new audience
  • what to do if you do and don't have an offer to...
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Did Your Virtual Summit Flop? Turn It Into a Win Instead

Was your virtual summit a total flop? Maybe you didn't hit your registration goal or made less revenue than you expected. Here’s how to turn it into a win.

Was your virtual summit a total "flop"? Maybe you didn't hit your registration goal, you made less revenue than you expected, or you're frustrated that your speakers didn't promote.

I know it's not fun to think about. You put in way too much work for it to be a total flop.

But what if you could turn it into a win instead?

I promise it's possible. There are two ways you can look at a "failed"...

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