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Telesummits: You’re Doing Them Wrong – Video

Originally I was going to call this post The Bus Ride, Best Guy and the Bald Spot, since I hopped on a 6 hour round trip bus ride while I’m in NYC, to get to PA to see the best guy I know and he shows you his bald spot, but dang nabbit, that takes too long to explain.

This get-together has been over 5 years in the making (we had never met in person), so Michael Port and I decided to film us chatting about one of our biggest online pet peeves: being asked to speak on telesummits. Have a look:

The moral of the story is: Get to know people before pretending you know them. Do you have any stories of being approached or trying to run a telesummit? Do you have rules on what ones you’d speak for? Let us know in the comments!

Michael has a new version of his famous Book Yourself Solid program coming out. See that link in the last sentence? It’s not even an affiliate one. I don’t make a cent off of you signing up and improving your business. Michael is the best there is and I’m happy to spread the word, proud to call him a friend and gitty I got to finally hang out with him.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Chris

    Fellows, I like your styles – relationships is the key.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this because when I did my telesummit, it was MY HONOR and PRIVILEGE to work with my speakers. It was my responsibility to market and provide tools to make it easy if they CHOSE to market. You are absolutely on target (though you certainly don’t need me to tell you that, LOL). Thank you for the wake up call.

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  • “Karin, I’d LOVE for you to be a speaker at our event. By the way, how big is your list.” Come on. Really? Thanks guys for putting words to my thoughts.

  • Thanks for your comments. . . from someone who’s just starting out. 🙂

  • Patrick McNally PhD

    Hi Michael great video thank you. I’ve just been introduced to Scott’s work by Peggy McColl. 

  • LaTonya Johnson

    David…..

    YOU FREAKIN ROCK!!!!

    I am a newbie to teleseminars…summits or whatever you want to call them, and I almost had a panic attack after watching the video and reading the comments.

    As a newbie, how else will you get expert guests.  How could you know them all at this stage?

    • No, using people’s images before they agree is wrong. Period.

    •  Hi LaTonya, I have interviewed over 272 marketing experts. Only 3 people had concerns about me using their image on an invite page…all three were social media personalities. You can extrapolate whatever you want from that.

      LaTonya, don’t let anyone rain on your parade. Don’t allow anyone to steal your dream. Don’t worry about what anyone else says, you just move forward.

      If you’re just starting out LaTonya and you want to do a telesummit and you don’t have a big list or any relationships, just call the people up and ask them. Ask them to “help” you. People want to help others.

      The worse that could happen is that they say “no.” When they do, and some will, just move on. When you get the next “no.” Great, move on.

      You should read a great book called, “Go for No.”

      You can do whatever you set your heart to do (and you already know that).

      All the best to you.

      David

      P.S. If you would like to interview me, I’m here to help you.

      • LaTonyaJohnson

        Hi David,

        I’m not sure how I missed your last comment, but thank you dearly;-).

        I do believe that there are people in  this world who genuinely want to help others, and thank you for being one of them.  I have a sincere heart to help others as well, and that is what leads me daily along my online journey.  

        As I said earlier, “You ROCK David Frey!”  And I’ll definitely be in contact with you very soon.

  • Hope

    Thank you so much for this video… I really agree with you guys, we all deserve to be rewarded for our effort, time, and contribution.
    Love your smiling faces and senses of humor.

    Have a great one, and a late congrats on the book.

  • Wise words from a couple of “wise guys” – btw, loved UnMarketing.