Episode 39 - Mastering ME - Your Personal Operating System

September 25, 2017

Matt and Kirk sit down with Joe Lukacs in this episode of Top Advisor Marketing. Drawing on 25 years of experience in coaching and consulting financial advisors, Joe discusses how mastering your own personal operating system requires examining what keeps your running. Join us as Joe walks Kirk and Matt through one of his coaching excerises to help you nail down your best version of you.

Joe Lukacs has specialized in coaching and consulting financial advisors for nearly 25 years. In that time he has personally conducted over 45,000 individual coaching sessions with financial advisors. He is the author of “Practice Power, 12 Steps to Take Your Business to the Next Level.” He frequently contributes to industry websites such as Horsesmouth, Producers Web, and much more. 


Episode 38 - 4 Questions to Discover Your Advisor Story

September 23, 2017

Kirk and Matt know the importance of a good story in branding. Together they'll walk you through the 4 main questions to creat your own branding story - building your credibility and trust. 

Episode 37 - Death By Referrals (Part 3/3)

September 22, 2017

In this episode Kirk and Matt dive into the final component of Death By Referrals - How to inspire referrals. In order to get referrals two things need to happen - you need to build trust and you need to be online. Whether it's a blog, podcast, social or a standby white paper, get yourself accredited on the internet. This will give you the momentum to start Intriguing, Engaging, Influencing and Attracting your ideal clients. 


Episode 36 - Warrior Advisors Have Laser-Like Focus w Olympian, Paul Kingsman

September 7, 2017

Kirk and Matt are joined by Paul Kingsman. Paul wrote the book, "The Distraction Proof Advisors". He speaks to, writes and coaches top advisors on how to pursue and achieve a laser-like focus. Paul shares four common ways advisors get distracted and how that distracts them from generating more revenue, more profit, more client time, more personal time and more fun in their practices. Paul also shares his experience competing in the 1988 Olympics and how it shaped his coaching business.


Episode 35 - A Letter from an Advisor to a Wholesaler with Frank Maselli

September 3, 2017

Frank Maselli joins Kirk and Matt to review commentary Frank shared on LinkedIn a few years ago that went viral in the finserv industry. They discuss why it went viral, how it changed Frank's career and how Frank's view of the  Advisor-Wholesaler relationship defines what financial services should be about - helping one another succeed. There are some great lessons for advisors and how you communicate/work with your clients. 


Episode 34 - Death By Referrals (Part 2/3)

September 1, 2017

Kirk and Matt discuss five ways Advisors may be killing their practice with referrals. They aslo get into the key reasons clients refer and how this impacts an advisor's referral-mindset, and how they attract more referrals, especially ideal ones. This is Part 2 of a series of 3 podcasts.


Episode 33 - Death By Referrals (Part 1/3)

August 23, 2017

Kirk and Matt reflect on the importance of referrals in an advisor's practice. They get into how to embrace a new referral mindset, "the pursuit of referral happiness", the fundamentals of good referral marketing, and what it takes to turn the referral tap on and get the best leads. This is Part 1 of a series of 3 podcasts.


Episode 32 - How To Leverage Impact Investing In Your Practice with Sonya Dreizler

August 18, 2017

Sonya defines Impact Investing (also known as SRI, ESG...) and it's growing role in an advisor's practice. Sonya breaks down the jargon and acronyms popping up in this new area of responsible investing and steps advisors need to consider to begin understanding, talking with clients about and implementing into their practice.


Episode 31 - The Demise of Prospecting

August 5, 2017

Referrals are down, or at least that's what a recent report is suggesting. Why? Kirk and Matt get into the dirt with advisor prospecting. Advisors are at a critical stage of their careers and practice maturity; how to attract ideal prospects, be more profitable and have more fun. Kirk and Matt redefine what a "referral" is, the mindset needed to inspire and attract, and tactics you can use to get more.

Episode 30 - Why Women Leave Their Financial Advisors

August 3, 2017

Did you know 80% of women leave their fiancial advisor when they lose their husbands? Judy Paradi and Paulette Filion join Matt and Kirk to discuss four reasons women leave their advisors and then list simple ways to engage women to grow a stronger, woman/friendly practice. What's interesting too is that the characteristics of a woman-friendly practice/relationsip also apply to having a better practice in general. 


Episode 29 - 5 Questions Advisors Ask About Connecting with HNW Prospects (w John Frankot)

August 1, 2017

Matt and Kirk chat with John Frankot of Triple-R-Media about five common questions advisors ask John about connecting with and attracting high net worth prospects. John defines what a true HNW prospect is and addresses advisors' insecurities about working with the HNW. We also discuss simple tactics to find, approach and engage the HNW market most advisors aspire to work with. 



Episode 28 - Why Advisors Should Care About Behavioral Finance

July 10, 2017

Prasad Ramani, founder of Syntoniq, joins us to discuss the simple and compelling applications of behavioral finance in an advisor's practice and a client's life. Prasad discusses: why is BF important, how does it impact client investment behavior, why is it a factor when it comes to business development, and how BF can be used to develop and strength relationships with new and existing clients. 


Episode 27 - The #1 Selling Mistake Keeping Advisors From Earning Serious Money w Jimmy Lyons & Jeff Tompkins

June 16, 2017

AdvisorConnects's Jimmy Lyons and Jeff Tompkins join Matt Halloran for a discussion on ways advisors can adopt technology to make their practice and lives better. In the age of digital fatigue, advisors need to find how to connect technology to simplify how it works, how much it costs and how it can give them more time, not less. 

LINKS: AdvisorConnect.co | LINKEDIN (Jimmy) | LINKEDIN (Jeff)


Episode 26- 5 Excuses That Kill Your Marketing Success

June 12, 2017

Dear advisors, you're amazing. But...but, you need help overcoming decisions, situations and thinking that has you stuck in ineffective marketing and prospecting. Respectfully, Kirk and Matt help you analyze and overcome five key obstacles and situations that are killing your marketing. If you're marketing isn't highly effective and easy to manage, you need to listen to this podcast. We'll clarify how to move past simple and common obstacles (excuses) that are stealing your focus and success. We'll help you uncover how to co-brand, the value of simple marketing and more. 

Episode 25 - The Mental Side of Marketing

June 8, 2017

Dr. Jack Singer has worked with professional athletes, Olympians and advisors. We'll talk about how advisors need to have mental toughness just like athletes. Dr. Jack will also share tips on how to enhance your mental toughness to be more successful. 



Dr. Jack Singer is a world-renowned psychologist, author, trainer and professional speaker. Dr. Jack has been in private practice and consulting for 33 years. He has worked with many professional athletes, teams, and olympians. In 2008 Dr. Jack started working with financial advisors: creating programs, speaking and one-on-one coaching. 

Episode 24 - How to Leverage Talent in Your Practice

June 6, 2017

Amy Kizer shares her experiences helping advisors hire good people to work in their practices. Amy gets into common mistakes advisors make when hiring, obstacles that keep them from making good decisions for their practice, and how to conduct a job interview (your questions and process for hiring). 


Amy Kizer has spent her career supporting companies, managers and advisors with hiring decisions. Amy co-founded TalentLink Solutions in 2014. TalentLink provides consulting and direct hire services to financial companies including advisorys practice and BDs. 


Episode 23 - How to Start Your Own Financial Podcast

June 5, 2017

Podcasting has been steadily growing for years at a rate of 10-20%. It's not a fad. In 2016, 112 million Americans listened to podcasts. Matt and Kirk discuss their experience getting a quality podcast off the ground. The reasons to start, the benefits to your business, the hardware and software equipment you'll need and how to launch your podcast to your target audience. 

SLIDES | PAPER, "A Complete Guide to Starting A Podcast"


Episode 22 - John Anderson’s “4 Ways to Create Positive Client Experiences (and get more referrals)”

May 26, 2017

John Anderson joins us again to talk about creating positive client experiences in your practice. John starts with a reality check for advisors with a few critical questions. John shares insight on the need to address how you approach referrals in your practice. He also discusses why it's important to focus on what you can control and how you can do that by changing your focus. 

We recorded this show live at SEI's Strategic Advisor Conference in Chicago in May 2017. 


John Anderson is the creator and lead author of Practically Speaking blog and Managing Director of Practice Management Solutions for the SEI Advisor Network.

Original Blog Post is here.

Episode 21 - Kirk Lowe’s 10 Favorite Marketing Tools

May 17, 2017

Episode 21 will knock your socks off. Kirk shares the marketing productivity tools he's researched and tested that make his days go smoother and advisor marketing more productive. Good tools allow you to pursue marketing you either can't afford, or don't have the expertise or time to create and implement. Listen to the whole podcast for clear insights on how to leverage each of the these tools and possibly change your practice forever. Or...you can just hire Kirk's marketing team at TactiBrand. 



Episode 20 - “5 Communication Faux Pas, Missteps and Mistakes” by Renee Walker, Marketing Strategist

May 12, 2017

Matt, Kirk and Renee talk about branding, marketing and how to help advisors improve marketing communications. Renee shares her "5 Communication Faux Pas, Missteps and Mistakes". Advisors need to avoid making these mistakes to enhance their marketing success. Renee has an interesting background having worked with politicians for years helping them with marketing communciations and branding.

GUEST BIO: Ensightium  | LinkedIn

Renée T. Walker has earned many titles: brand whiz, business and communication strategist, entrepreneur, author, speaker, business and executive coach, accredited public relations pro. Her wisdom and insights on strategic communications, brand building and reputation management help her growth-stage clients accelerate results and solve complex business challenges.