One of the biggest highlights of our Youpreneur calendar is the annual Youpreneur Summit conference that takes place in November. This years’ Summit featured high-level speakers, panel discussions and quick-fire Mastermind sessions that gave Youpies a chance to learn, brainstorm, connect and catch-up with other like-minded and passionate entrepreneurs.
We’ve received tons of great feedback from this year's attendees with Youpies spreading the Summit love across all platforms on how the event has changed their way of thinking and their businesses.
Check out what these eight Youpreneurs below had to say about their biggest takeaways from this year's event!
Taking the Leap
Fortune favors the brave, as the saying goes. For Rachel Extance, however; being bold is what she fears the most. This year’s summit gave her the courage to push past that fear, and to take the first step to sparking change within herself.
As she mentions in her blog post “Whatever it is that you want to do, being brave and going out there is what makes the difference.”
Creating an Action Plan from Event Overload
So much happens at an event! You are creating new relationships, discovering new ideas, forming exciting strategies – and sometimes all of this happens in a single day! All this can be a little overwhelming to put into action once the event ends.
Helen Packham talks about the power of transferring your learnings from an event directly into your business straight away, as well as how you can create opportunities in your own live events to allow your attendees to reflect and take action.
The Real Reason Why No One Buys
We’ve all been there before: you slave away, working hard on a new product for weeks on end and then finally launch it… only to be met with silence.
Clare Josa discusses this on her podcast and agreed with Jessica Lorimer’s talk on how it isn’t about how you sell, it just means either “your offer isn’t great or you aren’t putting it in front of the right eyes”. This might sound a little obvious, but can be a complete game-changer when you take a step back and really apply it to your business.
How Much Are You Worth
Gemma Stow shares not only her takeaways from the Summit on Facebook but some actual results too! Taking Chris’ coaching to heart on why you need to charge what you’re worth, she’s started flexing her sales muscles to determine how much her daily worth is, which has led to her making more sales every day since then.
Way to go, Gemma!
Step Out of the Box. Get Creative!
Don’t be afraid to try a new medium when it comes to expressing your message, you never know what kind of audience you might discover!
Franziska Panter shares her top ten takeaways in a fun visual graphic that can get more eyes on her message than regular blog post can.
Whenever entrepreneurs come together to talk shop, the conversation will always circle back to brand new tools that can help run your business better – but how do you recognize when these tools end up becoming a distraction instead?
Jess Tyson shares lots of great insights on her blog from the Summit; including her thoughts on why you shouldn’t fall for shiny object syndrome and the importance of understanding a process manually before allowing a tool to take over.
Leading with Love
Aby Moore gives an insider peek into how the whole event went down on her vlog. One of the highlights for her was Jadah Sellner’s keynote session which really struck a chord with her (goosebumps and all!).
She also talked about how Jadah’s message of building a community with love over metrics is what can turn a casual follower into a long-term raving fan.
Spreading the Word
With so many new marketing strategies out there to try out, the power of good old-fashioned word of mouth can sometimes be forgotten.
In Andy Storch’s vlog, he recaps what happened at the Summit and brings up a key learning from Jay Baer’s closing keynote on how 50-90% of sales come from referrals, which is why it’s important to delight your customers and put in place a referral strategy to help build your business.
If you are ready to jump in and join the Youpreneur Summit experience grab your ticket for this year's event!
Chris founded Youpreneur® in 2015. He is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of the bestselling books “Virtual Freedom” and “Rise of the Youpreneur”. He hosts our weekly podcast, Youpreneur.FM, as well as our annual conference, the Youpreneur Summit. Chris is based in Cambridge, UK.