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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Authenticity Over Vanity Metrics in Your Virtual Summit with Mia Lauren

Let’s walk through why authenticity and connection matters over vanity metrics in your virtual summit, on Instagram, and throughout your business as a whole.

It's easy to get caught up in the number of followers you have, your summit registration goal, and the profit you see once your virtual summit is over. But what we often miss is the impact authenticity and connections can have in everything we do.

When it comes to a virtual summit, this can show up in how you approach speakers, how you promote, the way you connect with attendees during...

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Virtual Summit Speaker Q&A

Have questions about your virtual summit speakers? I've got answers for you in today's rapid-fire Q&A episode covering everything from contracts to benefits.

One of the things that surprised me most about my first summit was how much went into the speakers.

Even the pitching alone has a ton of moving pieces and can bring up more questions than you expected. And that's just the beginning.

You might be asking yourself questions like:

  • Have you had speakers drop out when you send an agreement?
  • How can I convince speakers if I don’t pay them?
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Can I Require a Certain Email List Size from Virtual Summit Speakers?

There's a strategy where virtual summit hosts pitch speakers and mention that a list size of at least 5000 subscribers is required. But is it okay to do?

In case you haven't experienced this yet for yourself, there's a pretty widespread strategy where summit hosts pitch you to speak at their summit, and then at the bottom of the pitch, they mention that you need to have 5000 people on your email list to participate.  

Let's break down whether it's okay to require a certain email list size from virtual summit speakers and why.


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How to Decide Whether You'll Speak at a Virtual Summit

Consider this before you decide to speak at a virtual summit:⁠⁠ the host, availability, fit, likelihood that you'll benefit, and your desire to participate.

How many virtual summit speaking opportunities have you said "yes" to and regretted later? ...I'm counting on two hands.

This happens because many speakers feel obligated to say "yes" to opportunities. When those opportunities aren't truly a good fit, they turn into annoying obligations that you wish you'd have turned down.

From a summit host's perspective, it's actually a good thing when a...

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How to Make it EASY for Speakers to Promote Your Virtual Summit

Here’s the #1 reason virtual summit speakers don't promote, how to make promotion easy, and examples of the 3 summits I've gone hard with promotion for and why.

"I gave my speakers swipe copy and graphics to use, but they're still not sharing and I'm so frustrated with them. What else can I possibly do?"

I see a version of this question often and, unfortunately, by the time you're's too late to do a whole lot.

Even though swipe copy and graphics make the *act* of promoting easy, it doesn't make *wanting* to promote easy.


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How to Follow-Up with Virtual Summit Speakers After Pitching

We'll cover whether you should follow-up with virtual summit speakers after pitching, when to do it, and I'll share my no-pressure follow-up strategies.

Odds are, when you start pitching virtual summit speakers there's going to be a handful that you don't hear back from right away.

You're dying to hear back, but just keep waiting...and waiting...and waiting. What should you do in that case? Follow-up? Assume they're not interested?

As uncomfortable as following up can be, it is 100% something you should do. You never know why someone...

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Keys to Engaging Summit Speaker Interviews

Say goodbye to boring summit speaker interviews. Let’s cover top interview mistakes to avoid, how to conduct actionable interviews, and my interview outline.

Summit interviews don’t have to be boring!

Interviews can be an incredibly beneficial part of your event. They allow for more connection between you and your speakers, they allow attendees to get to know you as the host, and they're easy for speakers to participate in.

But if your interviews aren't energized, focused, and actionable, the attendees will mentally checkout and miss...

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How Virtual Summits are Actually Full Funnels in Disguise with Dama Jue

Many summit hosts only think as far as the list growth and all-access pass revenue summits bring. But virtual summits are actually full funnels in disguise.

Want to get hundreds or thousands of leads for your offer without spending a ton on ads or waiting years for organic traffic? A summit is an incredible option.

It's common to decide to host a virtual summit and only think as far as the immediate list growth and all-access pass revenue. But what a lot of hosts miss is the opportunity to treat their summit as a full funnel.

To help, Dama Jue is...

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Launching a Course with a Virtual Summit

Let’s cover the 3 biggest mistakes I see when using a virtual summit to launch your course and how to avoid them to have a successful, feel-good launch.

Summits are an incredible way to funnel your ideal audience into an offer you have, but there's definitely a wrong way to do it.

The first time I launched my course after my summit I brought in $63,000 from 1500 attendees. Imagine what we could do with bigger summits, bigger numbers. We can dream big with this. However, since I’ve been paying more attention to post-summit course...

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Pivoting from In-Person to Virtual Events with Natasha Wright

Ready to make your in-person event virtual? There can be a learning curve. Learn the difference, how to engage attendees, how to reach your goals, and more!

If you've run in-person events and are ready to go virtual, there can be a bit of a learning curve.

You might have a lot of questions: What's different between the two? How do I keep attendees engaged? Can I still reach my goals?

Today, Natasha Wright is breaking down how to:

  • hit your in-person event goals with a virtual event.
  • understand the key steps in switching from in-person to virtual.
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