If you find that you’re getting overwhelmed about it, the best thing you can do is pick a date for your virtual summit and work backwards.

Yes I understand that there are a lot of moving parts when it comes to virtual summits, and it’s easy to get lost in everything that’s involved.

But the advice I always give people is that they pick a date 2-6 months away from today, and then plan towards it by working backwards.


You can create your summit in 2 months but it all depends on how clear you are about your goals for the summit, and your speakers’ schedules.

Now let’s say you pick a day 4 months today, what you would need to do is go through your checklist of all the things you need to accomplish by then and then reverse the timeline.

If you don’t yet have a checklist, I wrote an article about creating checklists for your virtual summit here.

So let’s say your sample checklist is below:

  1. Decide on a topic
  2. Get speakers
  3. Create website
  4. Create promotional items…
  5. etc. etc.

You would then say in order for me to be able to launch 4 months from today then the website needs to be ready in 3 months, and the speakers need to be finalized in one month, and the topic needs to be decided upon in one week.

That way you will avoid feeling overwhelmed because you will know exactly what you need to do and when it needs to get done.

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