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Do I Have to Pay My Virtual Summit Speakers?

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.

“You have to pay your speakers”

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Can I share my potential speaker list to show I’ll have a diverse virtual summit?

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:

  • a cycle you'll get into if you can't share this information
  • whether it's okay to share a list of unconfirmed speakers
  • how to do it the right way if you do
  • my story with asking a...
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How to Pitch to Speak at Virtual Summits with Michelle Lewis

Did you know there is a magic formula to craft an insanely effective virtual summit pitch? There is and Michelle Lewis is going to map it all out for us.

In addition to the magic formula to help you land more summit speaking gigs, Michelle also shares how to get around the time-sensitive nature of a virtual summit pitch and her best tip for pitching big-name speakers to be on *your*...

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How To Get Speakers To Contribute A Bonus To Your All-Access Pass

In the all-access pass for my most recent virtual summit, I offered over $3000 in speaker bonuses. This is how I've always done it and it has a huge part to play in why the summit strategies I teach have a 3-5 times higher conversion rates than industry standard summits.

The best part is that this strategy benefits not only you, but also your speakers and attendees.

Read on to learn how to get...

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The Problem With Requiring Speaker Promotion + How To Do It Right

There is a major problem with how some summits hosts have gone about requiring speakers to promote their event. But when you see someone doing something a certain way, I know it's second nature to do it similarly yourself.

So today we're going to break down what these issues are and how to fix them so you can create an incredible speaker experience for your next virtual summit.

Why This Is An...

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How To Encourage Speakers To Share Your Virtual Summit

Worried that your speakers won't share about your virtual summit? I get it. We rely on our speakers to get our summits out into the world and hit the goals we've been dreaming of. And sometimes, reality can fall a bit short of our expectations.

Let's dive into 8 ways to encourage your speakers to share about your virtual summit, as well as how these tips worked for me in my most recent...

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How To Get Summit Speaker Content On Time (And Make It Easy)

Many virtual summit hosts struggle to get speakers to deliver their content on time. But it doesn't have to be complicated!

In fact, I have a system for collecting speaker content that makes it pretty darn easy. In this post, we'll cover:

  • Why you need to prepare to collect content in advance
  • What type of content you need to collect
  • The best way to collect speaker content and how to automate...
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022: Creating Transformations Through Summit Presentations with Jessica Rasdall

Your summit presentations might be full of great information and actionable, but do they create transformations?

In this episode featuring Jessica Rasdall, of the Creative Speakers Podcast, we go over just how transformational your presentations can be - both as a host and as a presenter.

We'll cover tips specifically for summit speakers, including how to choose the right speaking topic, how...

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021: Having Happy And Engaged Summit Speakers

Your speakers are a huge part of the success of your virtual summit. As you’ll find after running your first summit, the more engaged your speakers are, the more engaged your attendees will be.

And, taking it a step further, the more engaged attendees are, the more signups you’ll get, the more sales you’ll make, and the bigger impact you’ll make.

With that being said,...

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020: Pitch Your Speakers And Hear "Yes" More Than "No"

Want to hear "yes" more than "no" when pitching speakers? I know I do!

In this episode, we'll cover pitching your speakers in a way that will accomplish that.

We’re going to cover:
- What you should have prepared before pitching
- Why I pitch in 3 rounds and what that looks like
- What to include in your pitch to get a positive response more often than not

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