I first connected with Natalie online when I posted in Loren Fogelman’s Telesummit Savvy private Facebook group looking for someone to fill the final virtual summit slot I was hosting. I’m so glad she was interested enough to contact me because she really delivered the goods during her session!

See below the replay video for more information and tips on how I planned out the virtual summit and invited speakers.

Meet Natalie

Natalie is an Online Business Coach and Program Development Specialist who helps coaches, speakers and service-based professionals turn their expertise into multiple streams of income with lucrative Signature Programs, Products and Online Courses; giving them the leverage they need
to expand their influence, build a life they love, and maximize their Impact in the world.

She is also Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education and over 17 years of experience specializing in Program Development and Quality Improvement. She and her family live on a small farm in central Missouri.

A few of her favorite things include: Faith, Family, Hot tea & Dark Chocolate! *She’s also been known to create a designer cake or two 😉

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Connect with Natalie

Natalie closed her session with this: “If you know you were made for more – and you are ready to get serious about changing lives, then don’t waste one more minute, connect with me and schedule your complimentary Expertise into Income Discovery Session today! Connect with her if you’re interested.

EMAIL: natalie@natalielavelock.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/NatalieLavelock/

TIPS on Hosting Your First Virtual Summit

If you haven’t yet, go read my post about the Low Tech Way to Host Your First Virtual Summit. In it you’ll learn some of the backstory to this one, and basic tips to consider.

One of the things I mentioned is where I found speakers … I asked first in my own Facebook group, then posted in a few other groups where I’m active, and finally in Telesummit Savvy group.

Here’s a screenshot of my Telesummit Savvy post. Note that I updated it once my roster was filled.

On a Whim and Shoestring Budget

Recall that I was putting this whole summit together on a super-short timeline, with no landing page, no advertising, no emails to my list, and just some basic marketing strategy. Sure, I wanted it to be a successful, but honestly, my immediate goal was getting it planned and scheduled because that qualified as a completed Stretch Yourself Challenge item.

Though I’d had plenty of people interested, they couldn’t meet my deadline. I was still shy one speaker when Natalie saw my Telesummit Savvy post and followed through by sending me a private Facebook message. It’s an excellent example of how to appropriately respond. Here’s a screenshot:

Shortly thereafter, we hopped on a quick Zoom call, mutually decided we were a good fit, and I plugged Natalie in to fill the opening Virtual Summit session spot. SYC Challenge complete. 🙂

Next Time ….

I’ll share more background information and tips for hosting your own virtual summit, along with the replay for Cindy Rushton’s terrific session. You won’t want to miss it.

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Have you ever hosted or participated in a virtual summit? How did it work out for you? If you haven’t, have you considered hosting one … or being a speaker?

Is there anything in particular you’d like me to discuss in a future post?

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    • Hi Martha, despite the challenges involved, hosting it was a lot of fun. Hosting it as a live event made it easier for me but for others, pre-recording interviews would be better.

  • I really admire the way you stepped up to the plate for those challenges you chose. A virtual summit – very impressive! No, I haven’t ever been involved with one, but I know what a big deal they must be.

    • Thanks, Jeanine. I’d challenged myself a lot years ago … then really felt the need to push last year. Doing it publicly in a group challenge added a layer of encouragement, support, and push, which I knew would help me stick to it.

  • I’ve heard about Zoom for awhile now but not acquainted with it. But my partner’s taking advantage of it on a permaculture online course. So many people are being innovative in this shut down time, finding alternative way of doing things. This course was supposed to be in another city scheduled for June. It would mean travelling time and expense of hotels. This way, the course was half priced and no travelling time or expense. And it is very interactive. They have over 200 people in the course and they can see each other if their camera is on. So a virtual summit can be exciting.

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