Success Tools, Tips, Techniques from the Fall Success Summit

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, I wanted to take a moment to personally thank all of you who participated in the Fall Success Summit that was held Nov 1-Nov 12.

This event was all about you…you finding inspiration, tools, and techniques to move your life and/or biz forward. I felt so blessed by all of the email and twitter comments during the two week event.

A huge thank you goes out to the fabulous guest speakers:

Lena Salonikas, Stephanie Mojica, Michele Caron, Tomar Levine, Renee Shupe, Melanie Kissell,Michelle Shaeffer, Chantal Beaupre, Doug Jarvie, and Janet Nestor.

I also wanted to share with you my top five takeaways from each presentation.

By the way- I heard from several people who were traveling over the weekend and missed the info on the VIP expiration date- so, I also am extending the VIP upgrade – it will expire midnight on November 16. This is your final opportunity to get the ten mp3 downloads for all presentations and over $1500 in bonus gifts.

Click Here to get your VIP upgrade now.

My Top Five Takeaways from Each Guest:

The Day 1 Kick off for the Fall Success Summit featured Lena Salonikas discussing Your Roadmap to Success. My takeaways from Lena’s presentation were:

1. Defining what success is to you.
2. Creating your purpose, vision, and mission.
3. Carefully developing a success mindset.
4. The importance of awareness
5. Using the Proof of Positive to help conquer your limiting beliefs…

From Day 2 of the free Fall Success Summit with my guest presenter Stephanie Mojica, here are my takeaways on: Everyone is a Writer at Heart- 3 Keys to Great Content:

1. Anyone can shift from poverty thinking to prosperity thinking
2. Authenticity is vital to great writing
3. Everyone can write, you just need a message
4. Start somewhere- blogging, article writing…
5. Stephanie is an inspirational person who is an overcomer….

Day 3 of the Fall Success Summit featured Coach Michele Caron and her topic was “The Only Constant is You” My takeaways from Michele’s superb presentation are:

1. Your environment does not have to have a negative impact on you.
2. Connecting with your true self is a key to success.
3. Listen to internal cues in discovering your passions.
4. Engage in ways to connect with your higher self- through music, exercise, nature, meditation..
5. You can’t control all of the things in your environment, but you do have control over your Self.

Day 4 of the Fall Success Summit featured Coach Tomar Levine as she spoke about how changing your money beliefs, changes your life. My takeaways from this presentation include:

1. We carry around beliefs about money that perhaps do not serve us well.
2. We can release limiting beliefs
3. When we release limiting beliefs, it is important to replace them with positive beliefs
4. It is important to bring those limiting beliefs into our conscious awareness.
5. It doesn’t have to be hard to release limiting beliefs- sometimes just bringing them into conscious awareness is enough to release some of them.

Day 5 of the Fall Success Summit featured Renee Shupe discussing Your Business, Your Life. My takeaways from Renee’s presentation:

1. Stop talking and planning…take action.
2. Know what you don’t want to do.
3. Know what is important to you.
4. Go for balance…and it means different things to different people.
5. Keep your sense of humor.

Day 6 of the Fall Success Summit featured Melanie Kissell speaking about Your Digital Body Language- Biz Blogging For Success. My takeaways from Melanie’s presentation are:

1. Convey the message in your blog that you are approachable, here to serve, and you  want to get to know people better.
2. Use your real name.
3. Have contact information available.
4. Give away free stuff with your Opt In box.
5. Fill your blog with information rich content that educates.

Day 7 of the Fall Success Summit featured Michelle Shaeffer discussing Building Successful Biz Relationships Online My takeaways from Michelle’s presentation are:

1. Join the Ultimate Blog Challenge
2. Be a giver – help others out
3. Reward people who comment on your blog
4. Offer multiple ways to connect
5. Be your authentic you!

Day 8 of the Fall Success Summit featured Chantal Beaupre discussing the Secret Code to Happiness and Success. Here are my takeaways from her presentation:

1. Your thoughts largely establish your emotional state.
2. You can diligently work to change your thoughts.
3. We carry around a lot of false thoughts.
4. When we add “story” to a fact, is when we attach an emotion.
5. People really can change their thoughts.

Day 9 of the Fall Success Summit featured Doug Jarvie, as he discussed methods for intentional living. My takeaways from his presentation:

1. Put a plan in place.
2. Have someone hold you accountable.
3. Visualize your goals.
4. Know how you spend your time- make decisions on how you want to spend your time.
5.Study how you spend your money- this gives you big clues on what is important to you. Is this in alignment with your core values?

The Final Day of the Fall Success Summit featured Janet Nestor, author of the book, Pathways to Wholeness. My takeaways from her presentation:

  1. It is important to get centered.
  2. Mindfulness creates success.
  3. Living with mindfulness brings happiness.
  4. Start and end your day with an intention.
  5. Listen for your next thought…

Want to make these guests part of your success library where you can listen anytime you need inspiration?

Click Here to get your VIP upgrade now.

Thank you again, I am always so honored, humbled, and blessed with the Summits. This is Summit number four and each summit has yielded aha moments, mini miracles, paradigm shifts, and so much positive energy for all involved. If you attended the Fall Success Summit- I would love to hear about your successes during this two week event- Please share…

Warmest,

Sheri Kaye Hoff,

Life Coach and Author of Keys to Living Joyfully

www.lifeisjoyful.org

www.sherikayehoff.com

www.lifecoachsheri.com

My Tools

I wanted to share the” must have” tools that I use every day in my coaching practice.  Of course this is not an exhaustive list of all of the possibilites- this is a list of what I use, and find to be effective for the coaches that I coach. Organization is important to me and I like to be as effective as possible with my tools that I use. Plus, many of these resources are free or have free initial trial periods.

Social Media Management (assuming you already have a linkedin, twitter and a facebook account).

http://www.tweetdeck.com (love the way you can see all of your social media accounts in one screen)

Http://www.hootsuite.com (I import all of my atoms and push to twitter and facebook, I also use for scheduling posts)

http://www.socialoomph.com (love using this to autofollow people who follow me and for scheduling posts)

Virtual Assistants

http://www.clickva.com (shopping cart set up and event promotion)

http://www.thinkbigva.com  (perfect for book projects)

Blogging:

http://www.wordpress.com

Web hosting

http://www.web.com (supremely easy to use)

Conference Calling

http://www.freeconferencecalling.com  (love the dashboard, plus you can record, download, embed, podcast- all for free)

Audio:

AudioAcrobat (for audio management on my website- high quality. Love that you can record audios over the phone)

http://www.audacity.com (great for editing audio)

Shopping Cart

1shoppingcart (love the all in one database management, shoppingcart, affiliate program)

I would enjoy hearing about some of your tools and resources as well.

Warmest,

Sheri Kaye Hoff, MA, CGCL, Life Coach, Author, College Professor

www.lifeisjoyful.org

How to be a Great Telesummit Guest Presenter

How to be a Great Telesummit Guest

I decided to write this blog because I am nearing the last few days of the Summer Success Summit and I have been receiving many emails and inquiries regarding future guest presenter options. I regularly feature top experts and best selling authors on my transformative Your Path to Success Summit series. Sometimes I work with experts who have never participated in a virtual event. I thought I would share information with you on how to be a great telesummit guest.

If you have a message, a product, a book and/or are an expert in your field, participating in a telesummit, is a great way to get your message out and possibly you will even make some money in the process.

A telesummit is a teleconference or webinar event where the host brings together expert interviews over a series of days and sometimes even weeks or months. Attendees have the advantage of signing up once and being able to access experts with a certain theme (e.g, success, marketing, joy, etc). Many times (possibly most of the time) the event is free, but upgrade packages are offered.  If a product is offered, presenters usually have the opportunity to earn affiliate commission on the product. Telesummits are powerful for attendees, hosts, and guest presenters. They are usually win/win for everyone.

If you decide that you want to be a guest presenter on a telesummit, I have some suggestions on how to make it a great experience for you, your host, and attendees. You want to be asked back or be asked to present at other events.

Providing Information

When you first receive your invitation, then upon your acceptance, your confirmation email from the host: be cognizant of all of the information that you need to provide and the due date deadlines.  You will at a minimum, need to provide a pic, a bio, and a topic. You may also be asked for your paypal email or an address to send an affiliate check. If an affiliate opportunity is available- you may have to sign up for this yourself- or your host might take care of setting up your affiliate id for you. (I take care of this for all of my guests).  You may also be given the opportunity to submit questions for the host. (This is a great opportunity for you to make sure that you cover all of your points in your presentation).  You may be asked to provide a bonus offer or free offer for attendees (put some thought into this- this is one of your main ways to build your list, sell your products/services and build a strong presence). You also need a quick easy way to deliver your offer (usually a download from a landing page). The host may ask you for your twitter id so she or he can include this in promos.  Each summit is slightly different, so there could be additional requests.

Meet all deadlines.

Promoting the Event

You also will receive marketing material from the host- a sample email and/or sample social media promos/newsletter blurbs, your affiliate link etc.  As a good guest presenter, you should promote the event. The host will heavily promote and the most successful guest presenters , also heavily promote the event. The more you promote- the more affiliate commission you will make and the more attendees you will have on your live call. It is helpful to let your host know when you are promoting (e.g. when your mailing is going out, when you are posting on twitter, fb, etc). Hosts love getting these kinds of emails.

Promote other guest presenters to help create synergy. Tweet. Blog, or facebook about other guests.

Communication

Realize that your host may get a couple hundred to a couple thousand emails a day, so if you have a question, keep your emails short and to the point (bullets help). Be sure to reference your event in the subject line. Don’t dramatically change your presentation right before the summit- stick to the plan. Respond to email questions from the host in a timely manner. Realize that only the most grave emergency is an acceptable reason to cancel your participation after the summit page is up and public.

Your Presentation Day

  • Dial in to the Summit when your host asks you to (usually anywhere from five to ten minutes early).
  • Call in from a fully charged phone or landline.
  • Be fully present for your presentation (avoid any distractions- such as email, social media, etc).
  • Be prepared for the unexpected. These are live events- there could be technical difficulties. This is where you need to go with the flow.
  • When speaking, take breaths and pause occasionally- in case the host wants to jump in and ask a question to expand on the point or topic.
  • Avoid tangents.
  • There may be an opportunity to answer questions from attendees.  It is okay to pause and think before answering.
  • Keep in mind that during telesummit, events attendees may jump on the call anywhere from fifteen minutes ahead of time and then throughout the call- most are on the line by about ten to fifteen minutes after starting time. When you are presenting- avoid prolonged exercises that might confuse people if they call in during the middle.
  • Note: on some conferences- the recording will time out after a minute of silence.
  • Be authentically who you are.
  • Have fun.

After the Summit

  • Follow up on emails from new prospects right away.
  • Give the host feedback and thank the host.
  • Debrief your own presentation: Acknowledge what went well and note anything you want to tweak for next time.
  • Note affiliate commission payout dates- if you made some affiliate commission – great- if not- that is okay too.
  • Note the benefits you gained from participating (visibility, product sales, energy, making a difference, etc).
  • If you really enjoyed being a guest- look for other guest opportunities.

The Host perspective

As a host, I am committed to bring value, fresh ideas, and tips and techniques that people can use right away. I create huge events that reach a wide audience  with a diverse guest presenter panel and I cherish guest presenters who share the vision of helping people to truly create their own path to success. If you are extremely professional and great at what you do- you might be a perfect guest for one of my future event.

Warmest,
Coach Sheri

Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, PhD, M.A, CGCL
Your Inspired Action Success Coach

www.lifeisjoyful.org