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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Managing Live Video For Your Virtual Summit As An Introvert

Are you an introvert who doesn’t love live video? It’s an important part of hosting a virtual summit, but it’s possible to manage it effectively. Here’s how!We know that live video is an important part of running an engaging summit and warming up a cold audience quickly. However, as an introvert, you might find live video more draining than many hosts out there.

To help, in this episode we'll cover:

  • whether I think live video is necessary for a summit
  • what pieces of live video go into your event
  • how to effectively manage those pieces as an...
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How to Host A Virtual Summit As An Introvert

Being an introvert shouldn’t hold you back from growing a business and you *can* host a virtual summit as an introvert. Here’s how to use it to your advantage!

 Being an introvert shouldn’t hold you back from growing a business and you *can* host a virtual summit as an introvert. 

There are hundreds of tasks that are perfectly suited for introverts when you plan your summit. 

We're going to cover:

  • why I don't think being an introvert is a reason to avoid hosting a summit
  • what you can do differently to account for your...
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Virtual Summits Don't Work? Here's What I Have To Say

Have you heard someone say that virtual summits don't work? If so, it’s likely that they just missed important and profitable parts of the process. Here’s why.

Have you heard someone say that virtual summits don't work? I have and, as you'd probably guess, I have some pretty strong feelings about it.

In this episode, you'll hear all about those strong feelings and what I think you can do to make your summit not only profitable for you but impactful for your attendees.

Do Virtual Summits Work?

The idea for this episode came to me earlier in 2018 when...

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Are Virtual Summits On Their Way Out?

Are virtual summits on their way out? Let’s cover why some might think so, my response, and what summits are indeed on their way out, rightfully so.

You might have heard people say that summits are on their way out. They'll say things like, “There's too many of them. No one likes them anymore. They're not an effective way to market your business.” 

It's true that certain types of summits are on their way out, but yours doesn't have to be one of them!

In this episode we'll cover:

  • why people might say that summits are on...
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Summit Promotion Q&A

Let’s talk virtual summit promotion! Including when to start, what resources to provide speakers, unique ways to promote, and when to expect the most signups.

When thinking about promoting your summit, a lot of questions might come to mind.

In this episode, let’s cover a few of the most common questions, such as:

  • When do I start promoting?
  • What promo resources do I give speakers?
  • What are some unique ways to promote?
  • When should I expect the most sign-ups?

When to Begin Summit Promotion

The most common question is “How long before the...

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How to Promote a Virtual Summit on Pinterest with Meagan Williamson

Wondering how to promote a virtual summit on Pinterest? We'll cover how much time you need to allow, a strategy to use, and a look at promoted pins.Not sure how to promote your virtual summit on Pinterest? You're not alone!

We're used to promoting blog posts, podcast episodes, and other evergreen content on Pinterest, but promoting a virtual summit feels totally different.

I'm no Pinterest expert, so I've brought in Meagan Williamson to break down the amount of time you need to promote a summit on Pinterest, what the strategy should look...

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How to Run Virtual Summit Facebook Ads with Tony Rulli

Looking to get more registrations and sales for your event? Let's cover how to run virtual summit Facebook ads to drive registrations and sales.Facebook ads for your summit don't have to be expensive or complicated, even if you're newer to running ads! However, it can totally seem like a big and intimidating step.

I've spent anywhere from $50 to $2500 on ads in any of my summits, but I can tell you that once you get the hang of it, it's totally worth it.

However, I'm no Facebook ads expert, so I've brought in special guest Tony Rulli...

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3 Best Ways to Promote a Virtual Summit

You've done the work of preparing your virtual event and now it's time to promote. Let's cover the 3 best ways to promote a virtual summit.You've done the work of preparing your online summit and now it's time to promote. 

Especially if you're starting with a smaller audience, this can feel intimidating. You want to deliver for your speakers and hit the big goals you set. Where do you even start?

I'm happy to say that the success of a virtual summit does not rely on the size of your audience. To help, today we'll cover...

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The Basics of Virtual Summit Sponsorships with Quiana Murray

Let's cover the basics of virtual summit sponsorships including whether you should have them, how to pitch, and how much to charge.If you're like me, you have no idea where to begin with sponsorships for your virtual summit. You know they can be beneficial and help bring in money to make your summit thrive and reach more attendees, but how do you approach sponsorships?

This week we're chatting with Quiana Murray about all things sponsorships.

We cover everything from:

  • how to decide if you should have sponsors,
  • how to...
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Evolving Your Summit Over Time with Liz Wilcox

Let’s talk about evolving your summit and offer over the years, plus how to help an audience not familiar with virtual summits understand how it all works.

 In this episode, Liz Wilcox is taking us behind the scenes of what it has been like to host 3 summits alongside 3 co-hosts.

We're talking about everything from how the event and offer have evolved over the years to how to help an audience not familiar with online summits understand how it all works.

I'll let Liz take it from here!

Liz’s First Virtual Summit

I started my website...

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