November 13, 2019
by DR. MARK T. WADE
#084: Hey You! LIST GRABBER!! Stop Exploiting Your Speakers
There’s no way to sugar coat this. If you are doing these list grabber slimy tactics you are a part of the problem. However, we are going to help ensure you never make these mistakes again as we talk about how to STOP exploiting your speakers and still rock out an epic virtual summit. Buckle in because this one is gonna get bumpy!
How To Spot A List Grabber
👉 They are the ONLY ones who start off the conversation or relationship by asking “How Big Is Your List”
👉 They will say please fill out this survey, and on the survey it asks how big is your list
👉 The worst of the worst straight up tell you, that you can ONLY speak on this summit if you have a list size of 5,000 subscribers
Big Flaws In Creating Summits
➡️ Never decide if a person is going to speak on your summit 100% solely based on the size of their list
🔷 That is just tasteless and no class
🔷 Those summits never do very well because the speakers are disgusted
🔷 No one wants to support something that makes them feel undervalued and used
➡️ It’s not about the size of the list
🔷 Quit focusing on how to generate a big list
🔷 Focus on how to create an exceptional experience & engaged audience
➡️ They are creating a boring generic summit
🔷 They are trying to throw it together as quickly as possible
🔷 They use a generic template to ask the same 10 questions to their speakers
🔷 They have zero training on how to create an impactful interview
🔷 The interviews are literally unwatchable
Creating An Impactful Summit
✔️ You need to evolve your summit
✔️ You ABSOLUTELY must get some type of interview training
Ways Summit Hosts Are Exploiting Speakers And Ruining Summits
❌ They don’t take the time and they don’t build the relationship
❌ They only care about getting the list
❌ They haven’t taken the time needed to prepare the summit speaker research and recruitment process
❌ They take zero time to build a relationship with the speaker
❌ They make it all about them (The list grabber)
❌ Failure to ensure the speaker has a great experience
❌ Not following up with your speaker
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I want to end this episode by saying,
"I believe in YOU & YOU can do this."
Summits are by far one of the most powerful ways to quickly grow your list, launch your platform & make more money! (Even if you are just getting started).
Don’t get caught up in Analysis paralysis, because the world needs to hear your message & there are people who are waiting for you to help them.
So just get started. Imperfect action is always better than doing nothing!
Thank you and see you on the next episode!
Dr. Mark T Wade went from brick & mortar to multi-million dollar online business using a strategy called the "One-Day Summit".
Having created 6, 7 & Multi 7-figure businesses in the Brick & Mortar, Online (Education) Business, & Software As A Service space (Virtual Summits Software), Dr. Mark now helps entrepreneurs scale their online businesses with proven strategies such as the One-Day Summit Formula.