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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Fears I Had Before, During, & After My First Summit

Hosting a virtual summit can bring up a lot of fear and imposter syndrome. Trust me, I get it. I'm breaking down fears I’ve run into one that I still deal with.

Having some fears about hosting your summit?

Trust me, I get it. And you aren’t alone!

In this episode, we’re going to cover:

  • where I was at when I started planning my first summit
  • the different stages that really freaked me out throughout the planning process
  • how they each turned out and how I pushed through them
  • what had me feeling a little freaked out after the summit was over...
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Increase Attendee Engagement Through Email with Sarah Anderson

If your virtual summit emails aren’t engaging they’ll drive attendees away. Here’s how to increase attendee engagement through email throughout the process!There are a LOT of emails that go into a summit and it can get to be a lot for our attendees...unless we make them engaging!

In this episode, we're chatting with Sarah Anderson about how to increase attendee engagement through our emails, rather than driving them away.

We'll cover things like:

  • the part emails have to play in creating an engaged audience
  • how to write engaging emails
  • moving...
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Build Interest And Excitement For Your Virtual Summit with Abby Herman

Building interest and excitement around your summit doesn't need to wait until a couple of weeks before it starts.

In this episode with Abby Herman, we're breaking down:
  • when to start talking about your summit
  • what to talk about
  • how to encourage your speakers to join in on the fun

I’ll let Abby take it from here!

Build interest for your virtual summit

Generally, I say 90 days is...

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How to Craft an Engaging Virtual Summit

The more engaging your event is, the more you, your speakers, and your attendees will benefit. Here are 18 ways to host an engaging virtual summit.The more engaging your virtual summit is, the more you, your speakers, and your attendees will get out of it.

Your speakers will have more fun, be more willing to share, and get more leads. Your attendees will leave with a bigger transformation and feel more connected to you.

As a result, you'll wind up with bigger profit margins and a great feeling about the incredible event you created.


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Summit Timing, Length, and Size Q&A

Wondering how to make the best scheduling choices for your virtual summit? Let’s talk about when you should host a summit, how many speakers to have, and more!

When is the best time to host a summit? How many speakers should I have?

In this episode, I'm answering all your schedule and timing questions including:

  • When’s the best time to host a summit?
  • What day of the week should it start?
  • How many speakers should I have?

I have answers to all that, and more!

When’s the best time to host a summit?

Overall this will depend on your topic...

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Using A Virtual Summit In Your Sales Funnel with Aleia Walker

Not having a funnel in place after your summit or speaking in a summit is leaving money on the table. Here’s how to use a virtual summit in your sales funnel.

 A summit can be a powerful part of your sales funnel, but only if you have the right pieces in place.

In this episode with Aleia Walker we'll break down:

  • how not having a funnel is leaving money on the table
  • how to use a summit as a part of your funnel both as a host and as a speaker
  • what to do if you don't have an offer to sell
  • what your funnel should look like.

I’ll let Aleia...

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How to Launch a Membership Through a Virtual Summit with Lee Chaix McDonough

Using a virtual summit to grow your membership site is a powerful strategy. Let’s cover one option for how to launch a membership through a summit!Hosting a virtual summit is a great way to grow your email list and make some extra income, but it becomes even more impactful when you can use it to set you up for additional growth as well.

Launching a membership or growing an existing membership as a part of your summit strategy is an incredibly powerful approach. 

Lee Chaix McDonough is a prime example of this, as she used her...

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Book Out Your Services With A Virtual Summit

Wondering how to get clients for your service-based business? Here’s how to book out your services with a virtual summit and how it differs from products.

Did you know a summit is a great way to book out your services? My custom development services have gotten booked out 6-months in advance after each of my summits and it's possible for you too.

In this episode we'll cover:

  • how promoting services after a summit is different than products
  • the main thing to focus on in your early summit planning
  • my simple strategy for booking out my services...
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Boosting All-Access Pass Sales After The Live Event

Your summit presentations are over, but that doesn't mean sales have to stop! Here’s how to increase all-access pass sales once your virtual summit is over.Your summit presentations are over, but that doesn't mean that sales have to stop! In fact, you can get another good boost in all-access pass sales once your virtual summit is over.

Today, we'll talk about how to continue to make sales once your summit is over with specific emails and posts as well as what to do when it is time to close the cart.

How long your All-Access Pass should be...

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Behind The Scenes Of A Simple And Successful First Summit with Hannah Murphy

Let’s go behind the scenes with a first-time virtual summit host. We’ll chat through her experience, results, tech choices, and everything in between.I love a good behind-the-scenes episode and I know you do too!

In this episode, we're chatting with Hannah Murphy about her experience with her first summit.

We dive into everything from:

  • the results she saw
  • her tech choices
  • and everything in between! 

I'll let Hannah take it from here!

About Hannah's Summit

My summit was quite niched down for wedding and engagement photographers,...

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