Virtual Summits Are Dead, or Why I Haven’t Hosted a Summit in 5 Years

In 2005 I held the world’s first ever telesummit.

Not only that, but I actually coined the term telesummit as a way to name my unique telephone-based multi-day conference…

…AND IT CAUGHT ON!

Thousands of telesummits, and later virtual summits, have been hosted in hundreds of different industries and niches!

A virtual summit has become the go-to strategy for building a list and boosting a business for many coaches, authors, marketers, and entrepreneurs.

Then why have I, the inventor of the original summit, not hosted one myself since 2012?

I had to ask myself this question recently, because I KNOW this strategy works really well! It is truly the FASTEST way to grow your business, income, and impact! In fact, for many people, their summit has become the CORNERSTONE of their business!

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My “Working Girl” Story

Passive Income Panel Discussion MP3 (from 2008)

I spent the last night of 2017 watching one of my favorite movies, “Working Girl”, not realizing that it was made exactly 30 years ago!

I have referenced this revolutionary movie many times from stage…

From the “nervous knot in my stomach”, to the dream of having a corner office in New York City, to the biggest moment of transformation…

“You want to be taken seriously, you need serious hair.” 🙂

There is also the embarrassing story of how I introduced this movie to my friend. We were flying to an event together and decided to watch this movie on the plane.

What I completely forgot about was the sex scene about 15 minutes into it!!! I am sure the guy sitting next to us was grateful, but not for long, because my friend panicked and slammed her DVD player shut! 🙂

I never asked if my friend ever finished watching the movie, but we’ve been telling this story ever since.

“Working Girl” was an absolutely revolutionary movie for its times, when women had to break rules to get to the top.

And that brings me to the time I broke the rules…

Back in 2005, when I had two small children at home and couldn’t travel to business and coaching events, I decided to create my own event – a telesummit!

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Is This Trend Here to Stay? Trends vs Long Term Strategies

Here’s a video I recorded as we’re entering 2018 discussing newest marketing trends and answering the question….
Is this “trend” here to stay? What’s the difference between trends that stay and grow and trends that die?
Would love your comments! If you want to see the original post with live comments on this videos, check it out on my Facebook page.
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5 Things to Do Next Year to Grow Your Business

Some people have a 5-year business growth plan. Others play by ear, month to month.

I fall somewhere in between. It’s nice to know what to focus on next year, while leaving room for unexpected opportunities and discoveries.

Some of the most profitable projects and ideas came to me when I least expected!

This mindset is especially important now, when things in marketing and technology are changing SO rapidly.

With that in mind, and as my holiday decorations remind me that this year is almost over, I’d like to share how I will approach my business next year.

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