by Lori Isachsen, Rescuepreneur
Thinking of doing your own telesummit is one thing, actually putting one on is another? It can be a major undertaking, not to mention stressful putting on your own event like this. Sure it sounds simple enough and really it is, if you know where to start and how to plan it out.
Some may not know what a Telesummit Event is, so let me answer this question, “What exactly is a Telesummit”? Instead of attending a conference or seminar in person, a group of experts come together to speak and share their knowledge via telephone or live streaming on the internet. A telephone bridge line facilitates the means to allow others to listen and learn from anywhere.
Why host a Telesummit event? It’s one way you can establish your expertise in your field. You’ve got a message that needs to get out there. You have unique gifts, products, and services that clients will benefit from. Share your knowledge and give information to grow your tribe to tap into potential customers, let them hear you!
Here are four tips that I use with my clients to start organizing their Telesummit event.
1) Decide on a theme for your telesummit.
Start by making a list of topics that pertain to your business and your target market. What information would you like to share to your audience?
2) Determine the dates of your event.
Have multiple days in which you’ll be sharing information about your topic. This can be during one single week or spread out over various weeks. If, for example you are holding a 5 day event, you will need a minimum of at least 6 – 8 weeks lead time to prepare and set up the event. Allowing yourself enough time to invite and confirm your speakers, get web pages up and running, and prepare promotional material will greatly reduce your stress.
3) Make a list of potential speakers and gather their contact information.
Speakers may be associates, clients or friends with whom you work with or have worked with in the past or they may be those who you have followed closely and admire. Choose speakers who can share their knowledge on relevant information based on your topic. I recommend making a list to cover each of your dates with at least 5-7 extra speakers. Not all of them will be available during the days of your event, nor may they be willing to accept your invitation. The simplest way to obtain their contact information is usually found their websites.
4) Invite your speakers.
Craft your invitation to your speakers to include who you are (if they don’t know you), what your Telesummit theme is, why you are passionate about putting on your event, and when your event is including days and times available for them to choose from, plus any other information you feel that they should know.
Email your speakers your invitation by indicating in the subject line that it’s an “invitation to speak or participate in an event”.
Don’t let the fear of speaking get in the way. Your business is worth it! Just getting these initial four steps completed will have you well on your way to putting together a terrific event. You’ll be happily surprised at how many people want to participate and hear what you’ll be offering. Make it a fun event and you’ll share even more!
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|Lori Isachsen is driven by passion and desire to help business owners reach new heights – by taking leaps in their business. Not every business owner has the time or the fundamental skills to expand and grow their online business, and when she realized entrepreneurs were struggling, she wanted to share her online business manager expertise and support them. By taking care of tiny details and strategically using common online systems, she’s rescuing more entrepreneurs and contributing meaningfully by finding solutions to make a difference in other people’s business lives.|