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Speaker Information + Resources

Hey hey! I’m so excited to team up with you to pull of something that’s going to be absolutely incredible.

African Fabrics Movement Summit is a 4-day event that will help quilters and other textile artists push the boundaries of their creativity by confidently including African Fabrics and learning new ways of using them in their projects.

On this page, you’ll find all kinds of resources meant to make your life as a speaker as easy as possible and answer any questions you might have. If you run into a question I didn’t answer, email me at miriam@quiltafricafabrics.com  or ask over in the Facebook group.

As a speaker, you'll also get free access to the African Fabrics Creative Makers Designer Bundle!

Before we get into the details of things, kindly schedule a time with me to meet up so we can discuss how you would like your presentation to go here

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How It’ll All Work

Let’s do a quick rundown of how the whole thing will work.

The event will run from July 8-11 2021 with 4-5 pre-recorded and/or live presentations running each day. These presentations will include 30-45 minutes of content (with up to a 3-minute pitch), a worksheet that follows along with or complements the presentation, and a live chat.

Whether  the presentations are pre-recorded or live, all speakers are asked to attend their presentation time live to interact with attendees. 

The unique way of hosting our event in the special  Facebook group for attendees to hang out in, interact, and ask all of us additional questions. If attendees have good questions while your presentation is going on, you’ll be able to go live in the Facebook group for a bit of an encore to answer those questions, connect with the attendees, and provide even more value.

Last year we all had a great time and the attendees absolutely loved being able to interact with the speakers!

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 for you or 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 African Fabrics Creative Makers Pack. This includes an All-Access Pass for the replays and  additional bonuses we’ll all throw in. 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. Woop!

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What I’ll Need From You

So this all sounds great, buuuut what kind of work does it require of you? Let’s chat about it! My goal is to make this all as easy as humanly possible so we can all have a blast while providing great value and growing our businesses.

  1. BASIC INFORMATION

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

This information includes:

  • Name

  • Title

  • Bio

  • Square headshot

  1. PRESENTATION SLOT SCHEDULED

The next thing I’ll need is for you to schedule your presentation slot! Click here to see the list of times that are available and to schedule yours. (Slots are first-come first-served so if you have a tight schedule be sure to grab your spot right away)

During  your presentation  (pre-recorded or live), you’ll still be required to be in the Facebook Group live during your time slot to answer questions and connect with attendees. During this slot, once your presentation has had time to air, you’ll also be able to jump into the Facebook group for an encore and to answer any great questions that weren’t answered in your presentation. 

  1. PRESENTATION

Next up is your presentation! This is a 30-45 minute pre-recorded or live 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 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:

  • Slides

  • No slides (just your gorgeous/handsome face)

  • A mixture of the two

  • Interview-style

  • Real time Live

No matter what format you choose, you are free to use your presentation however you’d like in the future.

You’ll still be responsible for editing if any is needed, but we’ll work together to come up with questions.

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

  • A quick introduction

  • An overview of your topic

  • How you learnt and developed your skill

  • Where people go wrong with your topic and tend to overcomplicate it

  • Teaching section

  • Specific action steps (with the goal of teaching the process as simply as possible)

  • Up to a 3-minute pitch of your product or service (how the audience can buy your product or register for a class, workshop etc)

  • Feel free to ask  questions for attendees to answer throughout to boost engagement

Presentations are due by June 14, 2021.

  1. WORKSHEET

I highly recommend a worksheet, or some sort of download for your presentation. It could be a  written summary of the key points of your presentation, where you ask the audience relevant questions about your topic.

 There are a few reasons behind this:

  • They encourage people to take action, which increases value

  • It’s an easy way for viewers to take notes

  • We’ll be able to capture the email addresses of people interested in your topic, which you’ll receive after the event is over.

The content of the worksheet should follow along with your presentation and encourage attendees to take action. You are more than welcome to include links and a call-to-action at the end.

Like I said, this process is meant to be as easy as possible so you have a couple options. You can either:

  • Create the worksheet yourself, using your own branding. With this option, you’re free to reuse it in the future however you’d like.

  • Write out your worksheet contents and send it to me to be put into the summit’s worksheet template.

If you choose to go with option 1, your worksheet will be due along with your presentation on June 14, 2021. 

If you choose option 2, your presentation is due on June 7, 2021 to give my team time to take care of it.

  1. AFRICAN FABRICS CREATIVE MAKERS BUNDLE CONTRIBUTION

The African Fabrics Creative Makers Pack will be a huge addition to the presentations we’re running. To make it even more valuable, I’ll ask each of you to provide to me one resource to add. This includes things like:

  • eBooks

  • Patterns

  • Workbooks

  • Courses/Classes/Workshops  (big or small)

  • 1-month memberships

  • Freebies

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 (aka not something you're giving away for free somewhere else) will get a 50% affiliate commission on sales, rather than 40%.

Information for these resources is due on June 1, 2021. You'll receive a questionnaire to fill out to make passing the information to me nice and simple.

  1. PROMOTION

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 on social media and to email their lists during the promotion period at least once, starting on July 1, 2021.

You’ll want to share using your affiliate link (which you can set up here) so you can get in on the 40% commission that will come from any Africa Fabrics Creative Makers Kit sales (50% if you've contributed a premium bonus).

I am also willing to take over your Instagram stories, write a guest newsletter/blog post, or do a live in your Facebook group (all with your affiliate link attached to help you get some extra conversions).

You’ll find swipe copy and graphics in the Resource Vault (will be available June 1).

  1. LIVE PARTICIPATION

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!

All I ask is that you participate in the chat during your presentation slot and interact in the Facebook group throughout the week to help attendees stay excited and engaged.

While you are not required to attend the events of other speakers, it’s highly encouraged! We’ll be able to get some great discussions going about the topics being presented.

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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 African Fabrics Creative Makers Kit where you’ll receive a commission from all sales from traffic you refer to the event. Payouts will be made by July 20, 2021.

The commission structure is as follows:

  • 40% for all speakers

  • 50% for all speakers who include a premium bonus to the African Fabrics Creative Makers Kit

The pricing structure will be: 

Africa Fabrics Creative Makers Kit

  • $65  for 15 minutes after initial opt-in

  • $75 from July 1-7, 2021

  • $105 from July 8-11, 2021

To make it as easy as possible for you to generate extra income, the Resource Vault (will be available June 1) 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. My past summits have had the Power Pack convert between 16-19% so ads are a great way to get some extra traffic using your link!

Just remember to use your affiliate link, which you can create or look up here.

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

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Action Steps

Phew, that was a lot to cover! You’re awesome for making it this far :)

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

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Important Dates

Here’s a roundup of our key dates:

  • Basic information: As soon as possible

  • Presentation slot scheduled: As soon as possible

  • Worksheet for my team to design (remember, you can choose between this and sending your own branded worksheet): June 7, 2021

  • Presentation and own branded worksheet: June 14, 2021

  • African Fabrics Creative Makers Kit contribution information: June 7,, 2021

  • Promotion period: July 1-11, 2021

  • Summit dates: July 8-11, 2021

  • Creative Makers Kit cart closes: July 18, 2021

  • Affiliate payouts: by July 20, 2021

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Something I missed? Email me at miriam@quiltafricafabrics.com or pop into the Facebook group!

Resource Vault

Available June 9, 2021

These are resources I promised to make your life as easy as possible.

You’ll find the following resources:

  • Summit branding information (in case it's helpful or 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.

  • Slide templates (you’re free to create your own branded slides).

  • Workbook template (you’re free to create your own branded workbook).