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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When Business and Summit Strategies Make Someone Question Your Ethics

No matter how careful you are, you're going to get negative feedback at some point in your business journey. Hear how I keep it from derailing me - usually!

A while back I asked members of our Summit Host Hangout Facebook group what questions they wanted me to answer on the podcast, and when I saw this question it was an instant addition to my list! Abigail asked, "What do you do when someone questions your ethics?" 

I'm so excited to dive into this one, because I've dealt with this plenty over the years in varying capacities,...

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Staying True to Your Summit’s Vision Through the Highs and Lows with Sarah Rosensweet

No matter how careful you are, you're going to get negative feedback at some point in your business journey. Hear how I keep it from derailing me - usually!

Some summit hosts start their planning with a clear vision of what they want their event to be like from the beginning. And others go in knowing they want to host a summit, but it takes a little while for their full vision to come through. Either way, once you get into the details of planning your summit, it's not always easy to stay true to the vision you had for your event in the...

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Two Must-Have Pieces of Your Summit to See Record-Breaking Revenue

In this episode I'll break down two higher-level pieces that you need to pay attention to and how they influence the revenue generated through your summit.

One of the first things many people think about when they start planning for a summit is "How many registrations can I get?" And last week we talked about why getting as many registrations as possible isn't what matters.

The next thing people generally start to wonder is: "How much revenue can I make from my summit?" So this week we're going to talk about the two areas of your...

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Getting as Many Registrations as Possible Isn't What Matters

In this episode, I'll highlight what you probably think about when you're reflecting on the success of your event and uncover what is truly important.

This week, instead of giving you a strategy, I've got a bit of a different topic for you to encourage you to shift the way you think about hosting your summit and the goals you have around it. 

It's so easy to go into planning your summit with the mindset of how many registrations you can get or how much money you can make. 

But that's not where I want your focus to...

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Introducing Challenges That Make Bank

Hear a little about what it is, get a behind-the-scenes look at what creating this program looked like, and what my launch strategies and goals are.

I've got a special announcement for you today to round out this series we've had going about challenges!

Over the last few episodes, I shared that challenges (alongside summits) are one of the top ways I've grown and sustained my business over the years. I talked about how virtual summits and challenges compare and why I won’t stop doing either anytime soon. And last week you heard...

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Why I Don't Rely on One Marketing Strategy

Summits aren't my only strategy! Today, I'll break down why I don't rely only on summits, how I found my perfect mix of strategies, and how you can too.

Today's episode originally started as a comment on a Facebook Ad, and turned into a perfect segue into something fun we’ve got coming up next week!

So, let’s start with the backstory... I run a lot of Facebook ads, and I get a lot of angry comments from people who are mad that I'm running ads when I teach that summits work so well. It drives them nuts!

I finally started...

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Virtual Summits vs. Challenges: Why I won't stop doing either anytime soon

Ready for another marketing strategy showdown? 

In previous podcast episodes, we've compared bundles with summits and free summits with paid conferences. Today we’ll compare virtual summits to challenges! I ran one of each, just a few months apart, so the timing was perfect for doing a true head-to-head comparison.

On the surface, these strategies might look similar, but...

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9 Strategies and Investments that Grow & Sustain My Business

I'm pulling back the curtain this week to share 4 things that sustain me as a business owner & the top 5 strategies that grow and sustain our business revenue.

We're kicking off the new year with another behind-the-scenes episode after sharing my highlights and lessons learned in 2023 in the last episode -  a lot of you seem to enjoy them and they’re fun for me to make!

This time, I want to share the strategies, actions, and decisions that stand out as things that have helped to grow and sustain me or my business over the...

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2023 Highlights, Lessons Learned, and What's Next

Time for our 2023 recap episode! You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at my biggest highlights, lessons learned, strategy shifts made, and what's coming next.

Can you believe it? This is our last episode of 2023! 

So, what else would I do other than reflect on how the year went and look ahead to next year?

I'm always a little hesitant to do episodes like this because some of my listeners don't care at all about these behind-the-scenes or reflection episodes. But I know some of you love it, and since it's the time of year when people are...

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Luxurious and Burnout-Free Launches with Chelsea Wallace

This week, our guest Chelsea walks us through what a luxurious launch looks like, the mistakes we make, and how to create your own version of a dreamy launch.

Have you ever noticed that it seems totally normal in the online business space for launches to leave you tired and on the brink of burnout?

I'll be honest, it's not rare for me to end up sick in the middle of my launches... and I know there's a reason for that!

But I also know that launches don't have to be like this. The truth is, launches can be luxurious and totally free from...

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