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Why We're Hosting a Paid Conference Instead of a Free Summit

Join me in a behind-the-scenes episode as I share why we're hosting a paid conference, my goals with it, and who I believe paid events are the best fit for.

After 185 episodes talking about how powerful free virtual summits are, I've got something a little different for you. This week, I’m going to surprise everyone and talk about why we are hosting our first PAID conference.

Up to this point, I’ve hosted 7 free summits and honestly never really thought I’d give paid events another try. But here we are, and we’ll...

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How a Sponsor Added $60k in High-Ticket Sales Using MY Virtual Summit with Shannon Mattern

My summit's presenting sponsor talks about how we launched her high-ticket program after my summit, results she saw, and how they compared to her other launches.

We’ve been talking more and more about using a virtual summit to launch a course, membership, or high-ticket group program lately. People tend to take my word for it that this strategy works for a course or membership, but I do get questions about it working for higher-priced programs. People are skeptical that a free event can really work to sell a high-ticket program. They wonder...

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4 Reasons to Host a Virtual Summit as a Course Creator

Learn 4 reasons why you should host a virtual summit for your course, membership site, or group program without jumping on the hamster wheel of content creation.

Once you have a proven signature course (or membership, group program, or other scalable offer) your next goal is to get that offer in front of fresh eyes. This is the point where most course creators tend to jump on the hamster wheel of creating content and trying every lead-generation strategy out there to get new leads...and it's exhausting.

I have good news!

There is a way to...

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The 4 Biggest Myths About Selling Your Signature Offer Through a Virtual Summit

Let's break down the 4 biggest myths about selling your signature offer through a virtual summit, where these myths came from, and how we help clients avoid them!

If you’re here, there’s a high likelihood that you don't fall for the virtual summit myths that are always floating around.

However, you've probably heard some of them, and may believe them to some extent. These myths about summits held me back from going all-in and deciding to host my first summit for way too long. And they may be holding you back from the life and...

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Make Your Summit-Hosting Experience Easier with Content Batching with Amanda Warfield

Content batching can give you space to prepare for a summit without ghosting your audience. Learn how to get started and use it to feature your speakers!

Here at Summit in a Box, we're all about doing things in the most streamlined and efficient way possible. Hosting a summit is a big project to take on alongside everything else you have going on in your business, which is why we provide all the templates, trainings, and tutorials you need to make it easy.

But even with all those resources, how you manage your time and fit...

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How Our Clients Host Summits that 3x Industry Standard Conversion Rates

Recently on Facebook, I shared how our clients consistently host summits that 3x industry-standard conversion rates and I can't wait to share it with you today!

Throughout my time running the Summit Host Hangout Facebook group, I have gotten to see so many different summit strategies in action and the results they bring. I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. And, of course, I always have the inside scoop for what kinds of results my clients and students are seeing. As much as I believe in my strategies, I am always surprised at what a...

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Creating and Growing Value-Driven Memberships with Lisa Princic

Lisa Princic joined me to chat about how to grow a membership based on your values, common challenges, and her experience using a summit to launch a membership.

There are a lot of business models out there, but the most important thing is that the model you choose and the way you approach it, aligns with YOUR values. This week we're talking about the membership business model, and how you can create and grow a membership driven by your values. 

I chatted with membership expert Lisa Princic of Scaling Deep and she shared:

  • what it means to grow...
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Behind the Summit #14: The Results of My March 2022 Virtual Summit

That's a wrap! My March 2022 virtual summit is done and I'm excited to break down our exact numbers, why this year was so different, what worked...and didn't!

That's a wrap! My March 2022 virtual summit is all said and done and I'm excited to share all the juicy details with you. 

If you've been following along with the Behind the Summit series, you know I experimented with several new strategies and ideas, and there were quite a few things with this event that didn't go as expected. In the end, I'm happy with the results and lessons learned,...

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Behind the Summit #13: Summit Week

After months of planning, it's finally here! Join Kate and I as we take you behind the scenes and what happened when my team had to run everything without me.

After months of planning, it's finally here! Join my Operations Lead and Executive Asisstant, Kate, and I as we take you behind the scenes of what our live summit week looked like.

We'll cover what went on each day, what each of us was focused on, and what happened when my team had to run everything without me.

It's Summit Week!

There are a lot of tasks that go into running a summit and...

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Behind the Summit #12: Finishing Touches + Encouraging Speakers

It's the week before our summit! Grab a behind-the-scenes look at the finishing touches, how encouraging speakers was the main focus, and where our numbers are.

Welcome back to the Behind the Summit Series! We're in the middle of promotion and this week was all about putting the finishing touches on things along with supporting and encouraging speakers. 

In past runs of the event, to support speakers, I...

  • Sent regular updates and encouragement
  • Created custom promo material 
  • Collaborated on promotion 

This year was more low-key....

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