Hosting an online summit is no small feat, especially as a highly sensitive person and an introvert. However there are many benefits that can far outweigh the more challenging parts of it.
This post shares some of the advantages that hosting an online summit can bring you. Hopefully it will encourage you to explore this further and perhaps consider hosting a summit yourself.
The Advantages of Hosting an Online Summit
One of the most rewarding things when hosting an online summit are the connections you will make.
You get the opportunity to speak with like-minded people from all over the world. Often people who you may never have considered reaching out to. And what better reason to reach out to invite them to be a guest speaker for an event that you are hosting.
Of course, they must be aligned with your audience and the topic of your summit and you with their audience. It totally needs to be a win-win scenario for all involved.
What’s in it for them to offer up their time and expertise?
Often it is to help grow their audience by getting them in front of people outside of their own community.
For some speakers, it could be a chance to hone their speaking skills in the online space before taking to a live stage.
Of course, not all speakers will be available or feel they are suitable for your particular summit. However, you have still made a valuable connection and one you can build on if you both feel the harmony.
Personally, I have made some incredible connections and friendships from all over the world from hosting online summits. Both from the speakers, potential speakers and of course the community who have signed up for the summits I have hosted.
Many of these have led to new clients and wonderful collaborations.
2. Personal Growth Journey
If you suffer from visibility issues and fear of judgement like I did, hosting a virtual summit can feel very daunting and intimidating.
The interviews with your guest speakers are recorded on video, often over Zoom. This in itself is a huge challenge for anyone not comfortable being on camera. Especially if you are an introverted HSP!
Personally, putting myself out there on camera or anything that shone the light on me was not on my bucket list.
Getting out of my comfort zone has changed the way I show up. Not only in my business but it has had a ripple effect in my whole life. I’ve learnt to trust in myself and my vulnerabilities. To show up with authenticity.
The personal growth journey you will go on if you choose to host your own online summit, is life-changing.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ ANAÏS NIN
3. Private Education
You can read all the books in the world but having the personal conversations you get to have with your guest speakers is a fabulous way to increase your knowledge.
Not only do the summit attendees learn a lot from the lineup of inspiring speakers, as a host, you do too!
Having the opportunity to interview people for 20-30 minutes to ask them questions is priceless. One such speaker in my first summit was Dr Shad Helmstetter. I had read Dr Helmstetter’s book some 30 years prior – What To Say When You Talk To Yourself. This book had made such an impact on me and being able to spend 25 minutes with him asking all the questions I had always wanted to ask was truly a gift. Not to mention, sharing his knowledge with the thousands who watched that first summit.
As part of hosting an online summit, you will learn many wonderful tips, advice and strategies.
I have had the pleasure of interviewing over 70 incredible humans in the three summits I have hosted so far. All of these speakers have been so generous in sharing their time and their knowledge with me.
And the best part is, I get to share this knowledge and education with many, many others.
4. Grow Your Email List
Growing your email list is often the number one reason why many people host online summits. While it is definitely one of the main advantages, the connections are my number reason. However increasing your audience size is the icing on the cake.
Collaborating with other speakers allows both the host and the speakers to get in front of people they may not have otherwise reached as already mentioned.
You will also have the opportunity to be invited to guest speak on other summits and podcasts as I have.
As mentioned earlier too, make sure that the speakers you invite are aligned with your values and your own audience. And always ensure it is for their benefit to be a guest on your summit.
The HSP Entrepreneur Summit 2022
And speaking of summits, I’m super excited to be hosting my third summit in May 2022. And don’t worry, if you’re reading this post after that, you can still get access.
The variety of topics and speakers are just as amazing as last year’s HSP summit.
The 22 speakers cover everything from how to clearly and courageously share your message as an HSP. To learning about the five keys to sanity and success in your first 5 years in business. If you’re curious about Human Design, this is also covered.
All of the speakers so freely share their wisdom and knowledge in their areas of expertise. Not only are they generous with their time, but their genuine love of helping other highly sensitive people to succeed in their businesses, really shines through.
We all have such wonderful gifts as HSPs and these speakers will inspire you to embrace yours even more.
The full list of speakers and topics for this HSP summit, can be found below:
- Boost Your Income with Affiliate Marketing – Julie Bjelland
- The Overlap of Sensory Processing Sensitivity and Sensory Processing Disorder – Melissa Schwartz
- The Neurobiology of Success – Sukie Baxter
- Speaking Up as a Leader When You’re an HSP – Dr Suzy Cater
- Unlocking Marketing for HSPs using the Quiet Conquer Code – Casey Lightbody
- Growing a Profitable Business While Protecting Your Energy – Emma-Louise Parkes
- 5 Keys to Sanity and Success in Your First 5 Years in Business – Brooke Nielsen
- Journaling For Business Growth & Success – Mai Oliphant
- How to Bring Tarot into Your Business – Sinead Fine
- The HSP’s Relationship with Money – Sarah McCrum
- How to Create Your Most Peacefully Aligned and Powerful State of Being – Brandon Bennett
- Business Boundaries for High-Achieving HSPs – Catherine Wood
- Be Visible and Stand Out in a Crowded Market Using the Power of Human Design – Analena Fuchs
- Quiet Messenger: Clearly & Courageously Share Your Message – Adria Sophia Melichar
- Tuning up Your Abundance Frequency For Wealth & Impact – Lindsay Hindle
- You’ve Transformed… But Has Your Business? How to Grow Professionally as You Grow Personally – Dr. Katie Larson
- Self confidence, Self Love, Limiting beliefs – Sacha Chapman
- Elevate Your Confidence & Home Environment – Kristy Vail
- Support and Trust In Yourself With Somatic Healing – Manisha Tare
- HSPs are Highly Intuitive Too! Here’s How to Access – Jessie Chiang
- How To Create A Recurring Business – Gemma Went
- Hosting an Online Virtual Summit the HSP-friendly Way – Rose Cox with Willow McIntosh
As you can see by the last topic, I dive much deeper into hosting an online summit if this blog post has piqued your curiosity and you want to learn more.
Here is just some of the feedback received from attendees in The HSP Entrepreneur Summit 2021:
This was *the* best summit I’ve seen for HSPs. The 25-30 minute length was ideal! I didn’t catch every talk though your presentation/interview style was excellent, slow and paced enough to track and process yet diving in as well to the topic at hand.
– Lisa, Participant
This was a fabulous summit and it’s due to your level of service and dedication. My deepest gratitude!
– Lori, Participant
This is the best and more helpful summit hsp oriented I attended online. I’m enrolling in very different summits and trainings that can help me before launching my business online and this is the one that resonated more with me. Thank you so much. I hope this could be done more often.
You can find out more about The HSP Entrepreneur Summit 2022 at the link below:
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