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Where To Save And Splurge When Planning Your Virtual Summit

You don't have to have a huge budget to host a virtual summit. Here are the top 4 places to save and splurge when putting together your event.

You don't have to spend a fortune to host a virtual summit. But if you've got a bit of a budget, it's nice to feel confident that you're using it where it will have the biggest impact.

Today, we'll cover the top 4 places to save and splurge when putting together your event.

Heads up that this post contains affiliate links for some of the tools I recommend. Of course, I'm only recommending...

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My Top Tips for Running an Organized Virtual Summit

If you aren’t organized with your event prep, it is going to turn into a massive headache. Let’s cover my top tips for running an organized virtual summit.

If you aren’t organized with your virtual summit prep, it is going to turn into a massive headache. And I want your summit to be fun!

It's totally possible with a little organization. To help, today I’m sharing my top tips for running an organized event. This will include everything from organizing tasks, files, team members, speakers, and your brain, in general.

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What To Outsource In Your Virtual Summit

There's a lot that goes into hosting a virtual summit and the best way to lighten the load is to outsource. Let's cover what to outsource in your virtual summit!

There are a lot of tasks that go into hosting a virtual summit and one of the best ways to lighten the load is to outsource where you can. To help, today we're covering what to outsource in your virtual summit.

Specifically, we'll cover whether you have to outsource, what the summit dream team looks like, what I recommend you do and don't outsource, and how I create systems for my team to...

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What To Expect The Week Of Your Virtual Summit

The week of your virtual summit can leave you scattered and wondering what to focus on at any given time. Let’s cover what to expect during your virtual event!

The week that your virtual summit is actually happening can feel crazy. You might even find that it flies by, leaving you wondering what in the world just happened.

To help, we'll cover exactly what to expect the week of your summit. We'll talk about everything from registration and sales patterns to the hours you'll be working and more.

What to Expect the Week Your Summit is...

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What to Expect When Your Virtual Summit Opens for Registration

You've got an incredible online event planned and it’s time for the doors to open. Here’s what to expect when your virtual summit opens for registration!

You've got an incredible virtual summit planned, speakers are lined up, and tech is ready, but what should you actually expect once you open registration?

I don't want anything that happens during your promotion period to catch you by surprise.  We're going to cover exactly what to expect once your summit opens for registration.

This will cover things to expect around tech, feedback,...

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How to Choose Your Virtual Summit Format

Not sure if your virtual summit should be live or pre-recorded? Have presentations or interviews? Be two days or five? Let’s choose your virtual summit format.Not sure if your virtual summit should be live or prerecorded? Have presentations or interviews? Be two days or five? Have 15 speakers or 50?

There are all kinds of details to consider when planning your summit format and we're going to break them all down in today's post.

That way, you can stop sweating the small details and get going on the pieces that will truly matter in creating a...

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"Virtual summits are overdone"

Have you ever heard someone say that “virtual summits are overdone”? I sure have and those people are turning their back on a strategy *because* it works.Have you ever heard someone say that "virtual summits are overdone"? Or maybe you've even thought it yourself?

Quite honestly, I see this as someone turning their back on a strategy because it works. 

...Which is silly, right?

Let's chat about why I say that in today's post. 

Do you think summits are overdone?

I was recently talking to an influencer who was planning a summit. They...

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The 5 Major Pieces Of A Virtual Summit

Let’s cover the 5 major pieces of a virtual summit including the basics, my top tips, and where you can learn more about each one.A virtual summit can be a lot to wrap your head around. If you're feeling a little uncertain or overwhelmed, know that it's totally okay! Today, I'll give you a quick overview of the 5 major pieces that go into hosting a virtual summit.

We'll cover what each of those pieces are, some of my top tips, and resources you can reference to learn more about each one.

Who the summit is for and...

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Avoid Overwhelm In Your Virtual Summit Planning

Many hosts begin the summit planning process and end up overwhelmed from the start. Let’s break down how to avoid overwhelm in your virtual summit planning.

Overwhelmed with trying to plan your virtual summit? I get it!

So many people begin the summit planning process and struggle to get past the first few steps because they end up overwhelmed by the entire process.

To help, we're going to break down 4 steps to avoiding overwhelm in your summit planning and creating a timeline you can actually stick to.

Step 1: Stop looking at it as...

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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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