Today, we welcome Elliott Bisnow. Elliott is co-founder of the highly popular Summit Series, which is a global company that has produced over 250 events over the last decade that has included speakers such as Jeff Bezos, Bill Clinton, John Legend and Brene Brown.  The occasion for today’s chat is Elliott’s new book, Make No Small Plans: Lessons on Thinking Big, Chasing Dreams, and Building Community that he wrote with the other summit series founders. And I’m so excited to share this conversation with you and I think you’re going to get a lot of value out of it.

We talk about how to turn problems into solutions, how to effectively take risks, achieving success by making the journey uniquely yours, how to keep people interested and show up in events, making a huge breakthrough in organizing events, and so much more! 

Thanks to this episode’s sponsor:

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What to Listen For:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 04:29 Taking risks that have very little downside
  • 08:56 How can to make a problem the solution
  • 12:41 Best networking practices
  • 17:26 Make success uniquely your own style
  • 20:23 This is the best way to be authentic
  • 24:58 How it started for Summit
  • 29:47 Dealing with rejection
  • 33:46 The formula to keep people coming to events
  • 37:32 Biggest breakthrough in organizing events
  • 41:55 So many brilliant people are introverts
  • 46:37 Being overly transactional is the biggest turnoff
  • 52:30 Road trips and taking breaks 

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