It is hard to host a profitable summit that skyrockets your email list without speaker promotion. Like, really hard. Maybe even impossible if you don't have a ton of money to throw into paid ads.
But here's the thing...it's not your speakers' responsibility to make your summit successful.
It is yours.
A lot of speakers will promote your event at the last minute or even as it's going on. And...
So you want to get out there and be visible? If speaking at virtual summits is part of your visibility plan, it's time to make yourself into a good virtual summit speaker.
Being a good summit speaker will ensure that hosts ask you to come back to their events, refer you to other hosts, and it will make the process easier and more beneficial for you too!
To help, let's talk about...
It used to be standard for virtual summit hosts to share the full attendee list with all of the speakers. But with GDPR, all the privacy rules, and modern marketing tactics, what’s the right answer?
Back when summits first started it was standard to share the full attendee list with all your speakers. In fact, back then, it was the biggest reason that...
Bad speaker pitches are giving virtual summits a gross vibe. As long as bad speaker pitches keep going out, we'll have more and more people thinking poorly about virtual summits.
We all know how amazing a summit can be!
I really want to help turn this mindset around, so let's cover the 4 mistakes to avoid when pitching virtual summit speakers and turn a "gross, heck no" into a...
No one likes sending out legal documents. Especially when you've invited someone on to speak at your event, you want it to be fun and casual, and you already feel like you're asking a lot of them.
But, if you're thinking about skipping the speaker agreement for your virtual summit? Think again!
No matter how well you know your speakers or how certain you feel that no issues will come up,...
There are a lot of decisions to be made when it comes to your virtual summit speakers. How many should I have? Who should I pitch? What should I give them for participating?
Recently, in the Summit Host Hangout Facebook group, I was asked, "Do I have to pay my virtual summit speakers affiliate commissions?"
Today, we're going to break down the answer to that question and cover whether or not...
When it comes time to pitch virtual summit speakers, it's easy to get in your head about how much you are (or aren't) paying them or how big (or small) your audience is. The thing is, those aren't the reasons someone will agree to participate in your summit.
We spend a lot of time talking about what to do in different areas of your summit, but a recent summit I was a part of, along with my friend Desola Davis, sparked the need to look at things from a different angle.
We know that, as a host, you never want to treat your speakers poorly. But it can be tough to know what actions will encourage your speakers to participate and share about the...
Trying to decide whether or not you need to pay your virtual summit speakers?
There are two opposing answers to this questions and I'm breaking down both sides in today's episode.
We'll cover what the two sides of this argument look like, my thoughts on when you do and don't have to pay, and what to do if you can't afford to pay speakers.
Have you been asked to share your speaker list, before it's final, to illustrate that you'll have a diverse and inclusive virtual summit? Is it even okay to do that?
Today, we'll break that down and cover:
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.