Speaker Information + Resources

 

Hey hey, awesome speaker! I’m super excited to partner with you for the Become a Handmade Gift Boss Summit event! 

The Become a Handmade Gift Boss Summit is a 4-day event that will help crafters take their handmade gifts from dull to inspired, and discover endless ideas for gifts their friends and family will love.

My goal for this summit is that attendees will walk away with all of the ideas, craft knowledge and confidence to make & give their own handmade gifts!

This page will serve as a reference for everything you need to know, whether it be explained here or linked. You should always be able to come to this page and find what you need, so make sure to bookmark it!

If you run into a question I didn’t answer, email Ezra, our Speaker Outreach Coordinator at ezra@becomeahandmadegiftbosssummit.com.you 

Quick Access Links

How it will work

All of the speaker presentations and discussion will be held in a Facebook Group specifically created for summit attendees.

If attendees have good questions while your presentation is going on, you’re welcome to go live in the Facebook group (wherever the question was asked) for a bit of an encore to answer those questions, connect with the attendees, and provide even more value.

If you have any questions about the summit, please ask those in the Speaker Hangout Group on Facebook. JOIN HERE

Leading up to the summit, we’ll have two weeks of promotion. You’ll be provided with email swipe copy, social media swipe copy, and social media graphics to make it all easy! I’ll even have a suggested posting/sending schedule for you to make promo easy to outsource to a VA.

During the promotion phase, as the summit is running, and for a week after the summit is complete, we’ll also be promoting the Gift Boss Insider Pass. This includes an all-access pass for the replays, tons of speaker bonuses, and a free month in my Handcrafted Gifts Made Simple Membership. This will provide immense value to our attendees, while making the work of promoting and creating a presentation worthwhile by allowing you to bring in affiliate commissions and grow your email list. Yay!

The Become a Handmade Gift Boss Summit will run from September 18th through the 20th. Presentations will include 20-30 minutes of content (with up to a 3-minute freebie pitch).

Your presentation should include strong, actionable content and provide a transformation for attendees, moving them closer to making handmade gifts. Here’s the suggested format:

  • 3-minute or less introduction
  • Topic overview
  • Where people go wrong when doing your craft
  • Teaching section
  • A challenge and specific action steps to give a transformation
  • Up to a 3-minute pitch*
  • Include questions for attendees to answer in the chat box throughout to boost engagement

 

While the presentations themselves are pre-recorded, all speakers are asked to participate during their presentation and engage with attendees by answering questions. Please plan on checking in once each day just in case anyone has any questions or wants to show off what they made with the information they receive from your presentation.

Of course, you are more than welcome to interact with attendees in there as much as you’d like beyond these guidelines. The more you interact with the attendees, the sooner they get to know, like, and trust you.

After the summit, I will offer my Handcrafted Gifts Made Simple Membership Program to attendees who have shown interest. You will earn a 40% commission on any sales from attendees you’ve referred, which will come to a payout of $76 per sale of a yearly membership, or $7.60/mo for 10 consecutive months.

What I'll ask of you

Here’s what I’ll need from you:

BASIC INFORMATION – DUE ASAP (JULY 14, 2024 AT THE VERY LATEST)

The first thing I’ll need is some basic information from you so I can finish up our registration page and Speakers page.

Once you give me the thumbs up that you’re in, our Speaker Outreach Coordinator will send you a link where you can upload all this information easily.

Due by July 14, 2024

 

PRESENTATION SLOT SELECTED – AUGUST 20, 2024

Presentation slots are on a first-come first-served basis.

Choose your presentation time slot here. (first page)

 

LIVESTREAM SLOT SELECTED (OPTIONAL) – AUGUST 20, 2024

Livestream slots will be offered to you as an option for extra interaction with attendees. While it is completely optional, it’s a great opportunity to foster that “know, like, and trust” factor when you show up to answer attendee questions and share more about yourself.

Choose your livestream time slot here. (second page)

 

PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE (RESOURCE FOLDER) – AUGUST 20, 2024

 

GIFT BOSS INSIDER PASS CONTRIBUTION – DUE AUGUST 20, 2024

The Gift Boss Insider Pass will be a huge addition to the presentations we’re running. To make it even more valuable and to give you an additional way to grow your email list, I’ll ask each of you to provide one resource to add. This includes things like:

  • Templates
  • Workbooks
  • Courses (big or small)
  • 1-month memberships
  • eBooks

Note: I expect this to convert well so I do not recommend contributing any 1:1 offers.

It’s totally up to you to decide whether you’d like to create something new or provide something you already have. While this isn’t required, it’s highly encouraged that you participate.

Anyone who does contribute a premium resource will get a 50% affiliate commission on sales, rather than 40%. It’s also an opportunity to collect hundreds of extra email addresses as attendees claim your offer.

We cannot accept freebies or percentage-off offers.

Information for these resources is due on August 28, 2023. You’ll receive a questionnaire to fill out closer to that time to make passing the information to me nice and simple.

Attendees will be able to start claiming your bonus right when registration opens on September 4, 2023.

Due by AUGUST 20, 2024

 

WORKSHEET/SUPPLIES LIST/PROJECT PHOTOS – DUE AUGUST 20, 2024

A workbook and supplies list is required to go along with your presentation. You are welcome to add affiliate links or link to an Amazon list for your project so you can make a little money through it. The workbook needs to have step-by-step instructions for the attendee to follow.

Due by AUGUST 20, 2024

 

EDITED VIDEO PRESENTATION/DEMONSTRATION – DUE AUGUST 20, 2024

Next up is your presentation! This is a 20-30 minute pre-recorded presentation that is meant to be more friendly and casual than perfect and structured. We want our attendees to learn something great, while having fun in the process.

Please structure your content in a way that allows attendees to walk away feeling like they’ve really learned something, rather than a webinar format where they feel like they’re missing something that they need to buy from you asap.

With that being said, you have your choice of the following presentation formats:

  • Overhead-shot instructional video
  • Slides/your face (if applicable)
  • A mixture of the two

No matter what format you choose, you are free to use your presentation however you’d like in the future. In an effort to preserve the value of the Gift Boss Insider Pass, we ask that you please refrain from giving it away for free for at least 90 days.

Your presentation should include great, actionable content. Here’s the suggested format:

  • A quick introduction
  • An overview of your topic
  • Where people go wrong with your topic and tend to overcomplicate it
  • Teaching section
  • Specific action steps (with the goal of simplifying their existing process)
  • Up to a 3-minute freebie pitch
  • Include questions for attendees to answer in the chat box throughout to boost engagement

Presentations are due by AUGUST 20, 2024

Find a PDF download with all this information here.

 

FREEBIE/PAID RESOURCE INFO DUE – AUGUST 20, 2024

Due by August 28, 2023

 

PROMOTION – SEPTEMBER 17, 2024 – OCTOBER 3, 2024

The power of an online summit comes from a group of experts coming together for a single cause. The joint promotion that happens because of that is a huge benefit to everyone involved.

Because of that, everyone is encouraged to share twice by emailing your lists, and share twice on your social media channel with the largest reach during the promotion period, starting on September 4, 2023.

You’ll want to share using your affiliate link so you can get in on the 40% commission that will come from any Gift Boss Insider Pass sales (50% if you’ve contributed a premium bonus).

You’ll find swipe copy and graphics in the Resource Vault below.

 

EVENT PARTICIPATION – REQUIRED ON YOUR PRESENTATION DAY

And last comes participation during the week of the event. Since we’ll already have done the work of creating the presentations and extra resources, we’ll be able to sit back and relax for the most part!

While the presentations themselves are pre-recorded, all speakers are asked to check into their Discord channel and answer the attendees’ questions in the #questions thread a few times during the summit. Suggested guidelines for checking in are:

  • During your presentation slot (required)
  • A few hours after your presentation slot
  • The next day

Participating in the event discussion with attendees strengthens the “know, like, and trust” factor. The more your attendees interact with you, the more they get to know you, like you, and eventually trust you.

 

SUMMIT DATES – OCTOBER 1-3, 2024

 

AFFILIATE PAYOUTS – BY NOVEMBER 3, 2024

Affiliate Details

While summits are great for overall visibility and making new connections, a little extra income never hurts either, right?

That’s exactly why I’ve set up an affiliate program for the Gift Boss Insider Pass where you’ll receive a commission from all sales from traffic you refer to the event. Payouts will be made by October 13, 2023.

The commission structure is as follows:

  • 40% for all speakers
  • 50% for all speakers who include a contribution to the Gift Boss Insider Pass

The pricing structure will be:

  • $47 for 20 minutes after initial registration
  • $67 from September 4-17, 2023
  • $97 from September 18-24, 2023

To make it as easy as possible for you to generate extra income, the Resource Vault includes things like email swipe copy, social media copy, and social share graphics. However, you’re more than welcome to write your own copy and even run your own Facebook ads. 

Just remember to use your affiliate link, which will be emailed to you before you receive promotional materials. (Your affiliate link will be set up and emailed to you before the Promotional Materials are provided to you.)

As with all affiliate promotions, be sure to disclose that you’re an affiliate when sharing with your audience.

Resource Vault

Now for those resources I promised to make your life as easy as possible.

In this folder you’ll find the following resources:

  • Summit branding information (in case you’d like to show off that you’ve been featured on your website)
  • To do list with due dates so you can keep track of everything nice and easily
  • Email swipe copy and suggested send dates
  • Social media swipe copy and suggestion posting dates
  • Social media graphics

View the resources here.

And in case you don’t want to dig through a folder, here are direct links:

Current Action Steps

Phew, that was a lot to cover – thank you for making it this far!

For the sake of clarity, here are your current action steps:

Remember to grab your to do list and get things added to your calendar. Because if you’re like me, if it’s not in your calendar it doesn’t exist.

Important Dates

Here’s a roundup of our key dates: 

  • Basic information: As soon as possible (July 14, 2024 at the very latest)
  • Edited Video Presentations/Demonstrations Due: August 20, 2024
  • Worksheet/Supplies List + Design Files (if applicable) Due: August 20, 2024
  • Project Photographs Due: August 20, 2024
  • Freebie/Paid Resource Info Due: August 20, 2024
  • Gift Boss Insider Pass Contribution & Photo Due: August 20, 2024
  • Promotion period: September 17 – October 3, 2024
  • Summit dates: October 1-3, 2024
  • Affiliate payouts: by November 3, 2024

Something I missed?

Email Kristi at kristi@becomeahandmadegiftbosssummit.com
or pop into the Speaker Hangout Group on Facebook!