5 Common Misconceptions about Virtual Summits 2021

common misconception about Virtual Summits

Many times over the past years, we’ve witnessed (and experienced) firsthand how misconceptions, alongside fear, can stand in the way of achieving maximum business growth. 

But, to ensure that you don’t fall into the same trap and miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sky-rocket your business’ success by hosting a winning Virtual Summit in 2021, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 most common misconceptions that you may have about virtual summits. 

So, without further ado…

Allow us to “debunk” these Common Misconceptions about Virtual Summits :

1. Getting someone to handle the tech of your summit is too expensive

We get it… 

Running a summit can be expensive. All the different tools that you need to plan and run your event can be way out of your budget, especially if you’re just getting started. 

However, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

Most summit companies will work according to your budget. And, since they know all the virtual summit tools and data inside and out, they’ll be able to guide you in determining which tools are an absolute necessity, and which aren’t. 

Take us for example… With our Summit VIP Days, you can book a session to get any issues sorted or test-run our services. This means that we can determine exactly what you can get for your budget right from the start!

This completely removes all the risks. 

And, not to mention… 

After you’ve seen the amazing results of your first virtual summit, you’re definitely going to want to host another one – or seven 😉 in the future. 

Needless to say, your investment will be more than worth it!

Virtual summits budget

2. Planning and producing a virtual summit takes very very long

It’s true – planning a summit does take long… if you don’t have the right people in your corner. 

However, if you allow the experts to help you, your summit planning and production time decrease drastically – and I mean DRASTICALLY

Think about it… 

Since industry experts who specialize in summits already have a proven process in place based on years of data, analytics, and experience, they’ll be able to give you a detailed plan and valuable insight along the way – meaning that you won’t waste any time since you’ll know exactly what needs to be done. 

Our process, for example, takes our clients through the entire operation from start to finish and shows them exactly what virtual summit software and tools they need. Due to our Project Management system, our clients know what to do each step of the way – eliminating all the guesswork. 

On top of that, our clients, alongside our team of experts, get to finish the majority of your strategy and summit planning in just 3-4 VIP days

Now, if that doesn’t sound like the most efficient use of time that you’ve ever heard of, I don’t know what does. 

Common Misconceptions about Virtual Summits and time to plan a summit

3. Anyone can build a summit website

You want to host a summit that’ll blow your attendees away, right? 

Unfortunately, you won’t even get the chance to blow them away if there are no attendees to speak of in the first place. 

One of your summit website’s main purposes is to sell your summit to prospective customers by convincing them that it’s going to be the event of a lifetime. 

Therefore, if you get your Virtual Assistant or even a general Web Designer (who’s likely never created a summit website before) to create your website, you won’t be able to WOW your prospects – meaning that their first impression of you will be “meh” at best. 

Instead, you want someone who specializes in creating summit websites to create yours and ensure that your prospective customers have a great experience on your website that compels them to attend your virtual event. 

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4. Summit design and tech is something you should do yourself

Diy-ing is great… but not when it comes to design and tech. 

Tech is complicated. And, unfortunately, due to the complexity of all the ‘things’ that are needed to effectively plan and design your summit, it can get overwhelming really quickly. 

However, by having summit specialists in your corner who can guide you in choosing the best virtual event platform and technology, you’ll be able to say goodbye to all your tech and design headaches once and for all. 

As a result, you’ll have more time to focus on the real important things, such as being an awesome host and networking with your guest speakers/presenters.

Misconceptions about  scheduling and planning Virtual Summits

5. A small-scale summit doesn’t require as much preparation as a larger one

Big or small, a summit NEEDS certain elements to succeed. 

Things like email sequences, landing pages, and payment portals are crucial for any summit, no matter the size. 

Now, of course, larger events require more planning and coordination, however, the attention to detail in the preparation of both big and small summits requires a clear plan to ensure that every single aspect is taken care of. 

Luckily, if you hire a company like ours to help you, you can rest assured that no matter how big or small you want your conference to be, you’ll get a clear “road map” to ensure that every part of the preparation goes according to plan, resulting in a mind-blowing summit and virtual experience that you can be proud of. 

Common Misconceptions about Virtual Summits

What’s next?

So, after reading the 5 most common misconceptions about virtual summits in 2021, you can see that all of the above-mentioned points are, in fact, simply myths. 

And, now that you know what the truth behind these misconceptions is, you can make a more informed decision… 

By investing in an expert organization that specializes in creating multiple figure summits, you’ll be able to achieve maximum summit success – and, ultimately, massive business growth. 

For more infomation, You can find out about our Summit Day Rate service

Anchen le Roux

Owner and Lead Developer at Simply Digital Design. Lover of WordPress & the WP-Community. Passionate about simple, green and nomadic living. WCJHB Organiser and Founder of the Great WordPress Virtual Summit

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