The Summit Host Hangout Podcast

Browse hundreds of episodes to find 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.

Hosting a Virtual Summit on WordPress

Thinking of hosting a virtual summit on WordPress? Here’s how the pieces fit together, my favorite plugins, and the external integrations you’ll need.

Thinking of hosting a virtual summit on WordPress? It's a great option if you're already familiar with the platform and want a ton of flexibility for a reasonable price.

However, there are a lot of moving pieces so today I hope to lessen the learning curve so you know exactly what you'll need to make your summit on WordPress happen.

We’ll cover:

  • What it looks like to host a...
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The Must-Have Pages for Your Virtual Summit Website

Here are the 5 must-have pages on a virtual summit website, a few pages that are more in the nice to have category, and a couple of bonus website tips.

It's a big task to set up your virtual summit's website. With all the different summit setups you've seen, you might wonder where to start, which pages to focus on first, and what you actually need to host a successful event.

So many tasks that you complete for your summit rely on how the event will run and the messaging you've decided on. For example, without your registration...

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An Overview of the Tech You Need for a Virtual Summit

Wondering what tech you need for a virtual summit? Let’s cover the major pieces you need covered, why you need it, and I'll share my favorite tools for each.

Regardless of whether you're tech-savvy or want to bang your head on your desk just thinking about it software platforms, tech for a virtual summit can be intimidating - there are so many options!

As you've probably realized, a virtual summit requires a lot of different tools. If you’re not familiar with the process, you’ll find yourself running into one thing after another...

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Post-Summit Q&A

Let's wrap up our post-summit topics with a rapid-fire Q&A. We'll cover emails to send, what to have on the website, when to host another summit, and more.

You hosted a great summit, but now you're left with a few questions about what to do next.

This week, I've got answers to some of the most common post-summit questions.

We’ll cover things like:

  • how many emails to send once your summit is over
  • what to have on the website
  • how long to wait before hosting another summit
  • and more!

Post-Summit Questions

How many emails do you...

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From One-and-Done to Evergreen Virtual Summits with Jenn Zellers

With an evergreen summit, your one-and-done event can continue running as long as you want. And it's easy! Here’s everything you need to know to make it happen.

What if the 3+ months of work you put into a virtual summit didn't have to stop bringing in results once the initial event was over?

With an evergreen summit, your one-and-done event can continue to run as long as you want it to. And it's easy!

Not only can you continue to bring in leads and sales, but you can also continue to grow and nurture relationships

To talk us through it,...

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What to Do with Attendees After Hosting a Virtual Summit

Wondering what to do with attendees after hosting a summit? Here’s what not to do, what to do if you have an offer to sell, and how to leverage your community.

You ran an incredible virtual summit and have all kinds of new fans, friends, and followers on your email list. But now what?

What you don't want to do is get to the end of your summit and realize that you don't have a plan for the new audience you've built. 

To help, today we'll go over:

  • what not to do with your new audience
  • what to do if you do and don't have an offer to...
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Did Your Virtual Summit Flop? Turn It Into a Win Instead

Was your virtual summit a total flop? Maybe you didn't hit your registration goal or made less revenue than you expected. Here’s how to turn it into a win.

Was your virtual summit a total "flop"? Maybe you didn't hit your registration goal, you made less revenue than you expected, or you're frustrated that your speakers didn't promote.

I know it's not fun to think about. You put in way too much work for it to be a total flop.

But what if you could turn it into a win instead?

I promise it's possible. There are two ways you can look at a "failed"...

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9 Ways to Repurpose Virtual Summit Content

Instead of letting your summit become a thing of the past consider how you can reuse the content! Let's break down 9 ways to repurpose your virtual summit content.

When you host a virtual summit not only are you doing a lot of work, but you're creating an extremely high-value resource that doesn't need to end once the live run of the summit does.

Instead of letting your summit become a thing of the past, repurpose the content!

There are all kinds of ways you can do it. Some nice and easy, some more complex.

Today we'll break down:

  • 9 ways to repurpose...
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Leverage Connections Over Paid Ads to Grow Your Virtual Summit with Margaux Fraise

Learn to host a virtual summit without relying on paid advertising. Instead, leverage community and connection to host an event that exceeds your goals.

Want to host a profitable virtual summit without relying on paid ads? Whether you want to skip paid advertising altogether or layer other strategies on top of your ads, it is totally possible.

The connections you make with leaders in your industry can have profound effects on a summit and your business. 

This week Margaux Fraise is sharing how she brought in $20k in profit in...

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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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Learn how much time to set aside for planning and launching your profitable, stress-free online summit and use my calculator to set the due dates for you.