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How NOT to Treat Your Virtual Summit Speakers featuring Desola Davis

You wouldn’t have a summit if it weren’t for your speakers. Let’s chat about how NOT to treat your virtual summit speakers and go through an extreme example.

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...

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Do I Have to Pay My Virtual Summit Speakers?

Trying to decide whether or not you need to pay virtual summit speakers? Let’s cover both sides of this argument and what to do if you can’t afford it.

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 virtual summit? Is it even okay to do that?

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 summit pitch? Here’s how to pitch to speak (and get speakers) at virtual summits.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

A virtual summit all-access pass that sells is all about the bonuses. Here’s how to encourage speakers to contribute a bonus for 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’s a problem with how some summits hosts encourage speakers to share their events. Let’s talk about requiring speaker promotion of your virtual summit.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 Get Speakers To Share Your Virtual Summit

Let’s cover 7 ways to get speakers to share about your virtual summit as well as how these tips worked for me in my most recent event.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)

Feel like dealing with your virtual summit speakers is like herding cats? It can be! Here’s how to get your 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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How to Create Transformational Summit Presentations with Jessica Rasdall

Your virtual summit presentations are full of great information, but do they create transformations? Here’s how to create transformational summit presentations.

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

In this episode with Jessica Rasdall, 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 to make sure your business benefits.
  • ...
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Having Happy And Engaged Summit Speakers

The more engaged your speakers are the better results you’ll see. Here’s how to have happy and engaged virtual summit speakers.

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

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, if you...

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