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B2C Virtual Summits: A Values-Driven Summit for a Budget-Conscious Audience with Bryson Tarbet

My guest this week worked through questions around how his audience would receive a virtual summit and hosted a values-driven event that made a lasting impact.

No matter what audience your business serves, you've probably run into questions around whether or not a summit is a good idea or would work for your specific niche.

Will they like what I created? Will they be mad that I'm trying to make money while I help them? Will they buy my all-access pass?

For more budget-conscious audiences, these questions can be enough to make you wonder whether a...

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My Biggest Fears the First Time I Launched a Premium Course Through a Virtual Summit

I share the 5 biggest fears I had before launching a premium course through a summit for the first time, plus 1 fear that I should've paid more attention to!

Because I teach about summits, many people assume that none of the normal mindset issues that tend to come up with summits apply to me, but that is so not the case!

I’ve talked about some of my mindset challenges before, like my story of self-doubt leading up to my first summit and also when I shared fears I had throughout the process with my first summit. But the truth is, I...

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Build On Your Speaker Relationships After a Virtual Summit without Burning Out with Amelia Roberts

Hosting a virtual summit is a powerful way to connect with peers. Learn how to build on those relationships in an organized way that won't zap all your energy.

Hosting a virtual summit is a powerful way to connect with peers that can lead to powerful collaborations, opportunities, and friendships down the road.

The connections you make with other business owners can be incredibly powerful and benefit your business in so many ways. Collaborating with 20+ experts in your industry by hosting a summit is an incredible way to quickly grow your network,...

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A Virtual Summit is a Full Funnel - From Lead Generation to Launch!

A virtual summit is a full funnel - from lead gen to launch! Tune in to learn what a funnel is, the strategies we use, and how it's a full funnel all by itself.

Have you heard that virtual summits are an entire funnel, from lead generation to launch? Most marketing strategies out there play a role in generating leads, building awareness, nurturing an existing audience, or making sales. But while each strategy serves a purpose on its own, it requires multiple different strategies combined together in order to form a...

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Do Speakers Care if I Launch My Course After a Virtual Summit?

Are speakers bothered when you use a summit to lead into a launch? Let's cover what to avoid and my top tips to be sure speakers are comfortable with the launch.

Lately, we've been talking more and more about using a virtual summit to launch a course, membership, or high-ticket program.

Using the momentum from your summit to launch on the backend has truly incredible results for you as the host... but what about your speakers? 

I've been asked a few times recently whether or not speakers care if you incorporate a launch into your summit:

  • Do...
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Overwhelm is Optional: Resilient Time Management to Launch Your Virtual Summit with Stacy Brookman

It's not uncommon to feel overwhelmed when planning your virtual summit. But it doesn't have to be that way. Listen in for Stacy's secrets to avoid overwhelm.

Hosting a virtual summit is a big project that takes a good amount of time and attention. Especially when hosting your first summit, it's not uncommon to end up feeling overwhelmed as you go through a brand new experience and do something you haven't done before.

But overwhelm doesn't have to be part of the summit planning process. Today, I have a special guest, Stacy Brookman, who...

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Why No One Signed Up for Your Virtual Summit

I’m feeling a little spicy this week…but lovingly spicy, of course…because we’re going to talk about why no one signed up for your virtual summit.

If you’re someone that this has happened to, as long as you’re not sitting here blaming summits as the reason it didn’t work, the spice is not directed at you. It is fully directed at people who...

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Summits vs Bundles: Why I'd host a virtual summit over a bundle every time

I've tried a ton of different marketing methods over the years, and while summits are hands down my favorite strategy for quickly growing an audience of high-quality leads, nurturing them, and launching all in one, there are a lot of other options out there!

One of my favorite ways to grow my audience over the years has been participating in bundles put together by other...

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How Laurie Doubled the Size of Her Membership with a Virtual Summit with Laurie Acker

Virtual summits are a powerful addition to any online business. For Laurie, summits are also the foundation of her business with quarterly one-day events.

Virtual summits are a powerful addition to any online business. Not just as a one-time event, but as a bigger piece of your overall business strategy. Many of our most successful clients host 1-2 summits per year as their main lead generator and visibility strategy. But this week, you'll hear from our client Laurie Acker, who has made summits the foundation of her entire business. 

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The 4 Keys that Allowed Me to Host a Virtual Summit on Part-Time Hours

I'm often asked how I

One of the number one things that hold people back from hosting a virtual summit is time. A summit is a big project, and when you already have a lot on your plate, the idea of fitting in a summit on top of everything else might seem impossible.

I get asked quite a lot about how I do it all, including running 2 businesses, hosting at least 1 summit/year, and having two kids under 4 years...

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