Top Advisor Marketing
Special Episode: Going on The Offensive — With Coach Joe Lukacs

Special Episode: Going on The Offensive — With Coach Joe Lukacs

April 1, 2020

Being proactive and taking action, especially during difficult times, can be just what you need to help your business grow. How can you make the determination to play offence and be part of the 20 percent of people finding business development opportunities right now?

In this episode, Kirk continues his conversation with Coach Joe Lukacs. With over 26 years of experience coaching financial advisors, Coach Joe shares his knowledge on the strategies you can use to truly influence others and achieve success in your practice during trying times.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to influence your network by offering certainty 
  • Why you should focus on selling a conversation
  • How to create messages that spark more conversations on LinkedIn 
  • And more!

Tune in now and make the decision to play offense by being a leader when people need one the most!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Coach Joe LI | Magellan Mastermind & Network | Special Episode With Joe Lukacs 

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Episode 225:  Embrace AI and Prosper— With DJ Sebastian

Episode 225: Embrace AI and Prosper— With DJ Sebastian

March 31, 2020

Spending more time being face to face building a relationship with your client will benefit your practice more than sitting behind the desk drafting mailers.

In this episode, Matt speaks with DJ Sebastian, a top-performing sales executive in the world of cutting edge technology.  DJ’s mission as an author and coach is to help sales professionals develop the skills they need and utilize these new technologies so they can achieve greater success.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence today
  • The shift in what humans do physically and mentally in the workplace - and how it affects the workforce
  • Proactive Advisor - why you should become one
  • How top advisors can leverage AI technologies in their marketing activities
  • And more!

Listen in and be inspired to read the book The Selling Revolution – Prospering in the New World of Artificial Intelligence, which takes a unique look at how the convergence of these technologies combined with social communications trends and management imperatives will revolutionize the future sales profession. 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | DJ Sebastian Email | Top 10 Tips | The Selling Revolution – Prospering in the New World of Artificial Intelligence

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Special COVID-19 Episode: It’s Time To Step Up Your Game — With Joe Lukacs

Special COVID-19 Episode: It’s Time To Step Up Your Game — With Joe Lukacs

March 30, 2020

Today’s environment of self-isolation can often leave people feeling uncertain about things. Now is the time to step up and take care of yourself, your team, and your clients! 

In this episode, Matt and Kirk speak with Coach Joe Lukacs, coach to financial advisors. Coach Joe shares the lessons learned from the market downtime of 08/09, so you can better position yourself to get through these trying yet recoverable days.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to ask questions in the proper order to get people to answer honestly
  • Why you must accept the challenge to create certainty in these uncertain times
  • Ways to not only survive but to thrive
  • And more!

Tune in now because it is time to step up your game and ‘rockstar’ your business! 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Coach Joe Lukacs LI | Magellan Mastermind & Network

 

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Episode 224: How to Create Lasting Brand Awareness — With Rebecca Hourihan

Episode 224: How to Create Lasting Brand Awareness — With Rebecca Hourihan

March 24, 2020

Do you need to become more recognizable? Are you the top search in your region?

In this episode, Matt speaks with Rebecca Hourihan, founder and CMO of 401(k) Marketing.  She elaborates on how she helps retirement-plan advisors market their expertise and build long-lasting brand awareness. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What led Rebecca to start this company and serve plan advisors
  • Why is it important for the 401(k) market to be branded like other businesses
  • How Rebecca and her team will assist you as a plan advisor
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to start building long-lasting brand awareness.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | 401(k) Marketing  | Rebecca Hourihan on LinkedIn 

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Episode 223: Are You Scaling Your Credibility?

Episode 223: Are You Scaling Your Credibility?

March 19, 2020

Are you tired of spending time away from the office and your family to speak at events? There are benefits to public speaking, but what if you could reach an infinite number of people at once, all while conserving your time and energy?

In this episode, Matt and Kirk explain how you can benefit from scaling your credibility. You will hear success stories of advisors who’ve pulled this off and learn ways to start marketing yourself more efficiently.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The benefits of scaling your credibility
  • How to determine if scaling your credibility aligns with your business goals 
  • How to use content to build relationships with prospects
  • Why having content and a complete LinkedIn profile can shorten your sales cycle
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to start scaling your credibility!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Kirk on LinkedIn | Matt on LinkedIn

 

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Episode 222: How to Master Tough Conversations With Clients — With David Wood

Episode 222: How to Master Tough Conversations With Clients — With David Wood

March 17, 2020

Do you know how to have tough conversations with your clients? When a client cries in your office, is your automatic instinct to shut down the conversation?

In this episode, Matt speaks with David Wood, one of the world’s top life coaches, about why nine times out of 10, tough conversations are worth having. Naturally analytic, David teaches you how to switch gears to engage in tough conversations with a level of comfort and confidence that leads to deep connections.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to hold space for clients who are crying in your office
  • What golden question to ask any client who is expressing strong emotions
  • An exercise to do with your clients when you’re both feeling stressed during a conversation
  • Three outcomes of difficult conversations that most advisors don’t consider
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how to master tough conversations with your clients. 

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | Play for Real | Life Assessment | Tough Conversations: 4-Step Blueprint | Tough Conversations Podcast with David Wood

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Episode 217 - Build a Bridge Between Means and Meaning for Your Clients — With Mitch Anthony

Episode 217 - Build a Bridge Between Means and Meaning for Your Clients — With Mitch Anthony

February 11, 2020

Named as one of the top “Movers & Shakers” in the financial services industry, Mitch Anthony has been creating innovative discovery approaches for advisors for over twenty years. 

In this episode, Matt speaks with Mitch Anthony, the founder and president of Advisor Insights Inc and co-founder of ROL Advisor. Together, they discuss the power of using storyselling to guide your clients into a decision-making mindset, the value of practicing life-centered planning™, and why it’s the advisor’s job to build the bridge between clients’ means and meaning.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About Mitch’s “accidental tourist” introduction into financial services 
  • Why it’s problematic to view money as being more than just a utility
  • The importance between having a monologue and dialogue with your prospects
  • How Mitch helps advisors with the emotional aspect of transitioning from money-centered planning to life-centered planning
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about Mitch Anthony’s groundbreaking approaches to client discovery!

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | Mitch Anthony | Life Centered Planners | ROL Advisor | ROL Advisor’s Email | Books by Mitch Anthony | Mitch Anthony's LinkedIn | Steve Sanduski's LinkedIn

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Episode 216 -  8 Content Marketing Trends for 2020

Episode 216 - 8 Content Marketing Trends for 2020

February 6, 2020

One of the most powerful tools in marketing is great content. Content marketing is a crucial component of any successful marketing plan - or at least, it should be -  and having a solid content marketing strategy in place will benefit your overarching marketing goals.

Content marketing in a nutshell? Try to be as valuable as you can be. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Elements to consider when developing your content marketing strategy
  • The value of knowing your audience
  • How to come up with great content
  • The importance of personalizing content
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how you can spice up your content marketing strategies for 2020.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

Podcasting Guide

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12 Days of Marketing - Episode 11 — Best Practices for Showcasing Your Expertise on Social Media

12 Days of Marketing - Episode 11 — Best Practices for Showcasing Your Expertise on Social Media

December 19, 2019

Do you know how to use social media to showcase your expertise?

In the eleventh episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk uncover social media best practices that you can put into action right away. You will learn which content algorithms prioritize, strategies for introducing your network to your expertise, and why LinkedIn is the ideal platform for sharing your expert content.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Examples of how to use long-form content to create consumable micro-content
  • What the purpose of expertise marketing is and how to do it
  • About current LinkedIn stats that every advisor needs to know
  • Tried-and-true ways to get engagement on your LinkedIn posts
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to share your expertise on social media!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing

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Episode 210 - Make Your Story The Message with Chris Smith

Episode 210 - Make Your Story The Message with Chris Smith

December 3, 2019

As an advisor, the most powerful thing you possess to influence your mission, message, and movement is your story. And it's the key to creating the level of income and impact you're capable of.

In this episode, Matt is joined by Chris Smith to talk about his proprietary methodology, The Campfire Effect™, which helps corporate leaders and teams articulate their “why” by discovering a powerful new relationship to who they are and what they do. As a former advisor who now works with people from all walks of life, from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Chris is perfectly positioned to help you start sharing your story in a clear and powerful way.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The origin story of The Campfire Effect™
  • A whole new way to greet new prospects that enter your office
  • How to implement your “why” into all aspects of your business
  • Ways to create an environment that encourages all staff members to share their “why” stories
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to unpack your powerful story. 

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | The Campfire Effect | Chris Smith's Email

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Episode 204 - Transform Your Thinking for Better Digital Marketing Outcomes — With James Robert Lay

Episode 204 - Transform Your Thinking for Better Digital Marketing Outcomes — With James Robert Lay

October 29, 2019

What is keeping you from creating a digital marketing strategy that brings in leads and leaves you feeling confident about your firm’s future?

In this episode, Kirk Lowe has a riveting conversation with James Robert Lay, founder and CEO of Digital Growth Institute. They discuss how you can break through the barriers that are holding too many financial brands back from maximizing their digital growth potential.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What challenges hold financial brands back from maximizing their digital growth potential
  • What the greatest opportunities are for financial brands to capture over the next 12-24 months 
  • How a financial brand marketing, sales, and leadership team can develop a digital growth mindset
  • What role humans will play, if any, in a digital consumer's buying journey when shopping for a financial product
  • What lies ahead for Digital Growth Institute
  • And more!

Tune in now and get inspired to reach better digital marketing outcomes!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Digital Growth Institute

 

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Episode 203 - Going All-In With Online Millennial Entrepreneurs — With Danielle Granger Nava and Dustin Granger

Episode 203 - Going All-In With Online Millennial Entrepreneurs — With Danielle Granger Nava and Dustin Granger

October 22, 2019

Would you ever be so bold as to switch your niche?

In this episode, Matt speaks with a financial planning brother-sister duo, Danielle Granger Nava and Dustin Granger, about their pivotal decision to start targeting online millennial entrepreneurs. Having made a clean break from the traditional advisor path, Danielle and Dustin share their perspective on playing the long-game and how they’re winning over this growing market. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About Danielle and Dustin’s journey to creating Toujours Planning Wealth Management
  • Why they’ve chosen to serve online millennial entrepreneurs — what about the big fish?
  • How Danielle and Dustin decide on podcast topics 
  • What they’ve done to make their website appealing to millennials
  • Why niche marketing is a long game, not a sprint
  • And more!

Tune in now and become inspired to go all-in with your dream niche!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Toujours Planning Wealth Management | Email | Worth It Podcast | Worth It Podcast on Instagram

 

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Episode 199 — Why Your Team Needs a Masters in Inspiration — With Marlo Higgins

Episode 199 — Why Your Team Needs a Masters in Inspiration — With Marlo Higgins

October 1, 2019

Often when it comes to their marketing and branding, advisors have a hard time lighting a fire under themselves instead, they stay where it’s comfortable. They also miss opportunities to rise up and motivate their team and clients.  

In this episode, Matt speaks with Marlo Higgins, a chief inspirational officer with nearly three decades of experience in leading and coaching entrepreneurs to a place of newfound success. This is a riveting conversation that will help you inspire and motivate yourself, your team, and your clients.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About Marlo’s journey to becoming a thought leader, podcaster, and author
  • The power of being inspired and how it feeds performance
  • Why Marlo built this brand to serve others in this space
  • Why Marlo believes that doing what you enjoy will help you be successful
  • And more!

Tune in now and get inspired to wake up with that fire in your belly to achieve your goals!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Marlo Higgins | The Maverick Assessment | Perform and Get Paid Community: Facebook Group | The Making of a Maverick by Marlo Higgins

 

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Episode 197 - Magnetic Marketing and Operational Mastery  — With Brittany Anderson

Episode 197 - Magnetic Marketing and Operational Mastery — With Brittany Anderson

September 17, 2019

Things come full circle today as Matt Halloran chats with Brittany Anderson of Sweet Financial Services, a firm he once coached.

Brittany is COO and co-founder of the Ultimate Advisor Coaching Program and Dare to Dream Enterprises as well as a speaker and co-author of two books, “Dare to Dream: Design the Retirement You Can’t Wait to Wake Up To” and “Imagine. Act. Inspire: A Daily Journal.”

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why mindset matters
  • What a reticular activating system is
  • How to make it less about you and more about the client
  • Why systems equal freedom
  • The difference between efficient and effective
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how a reticular activating system can set you up for success!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Brittany Anderson | Ultimate Advisor Coaching | Ultimate Advisor Podcast | Dare to Dream Enterprises

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Episode 196 - 4 Steps to the Perfect Marketing Strategy

Episode 196 - 4 Steps to the Perfect Marketing Strategy

September 10, 2019

Efficient marketing strategies are an advisor’s best friend because they take little time and effort. They allow advisors to focus on what they are really good at, which is helping their clients achieve better financial outcomes.

With that said, what’s the best way to make your marketing strategies super efficient? What outcomes could you get by combining traditional and digital strategies? Join expert financial marketers and communicators, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe as they share which steps to follow to get the marketing results you need. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What a perfect marketing strategy looks like
  • How to make a real impact with your marketing
  • How to increase your chances of reaching your ideal audiences
  • Whether marketing to a specific niche limits your opportunities
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn tips to make your marketing super efficient. 

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Breaking Money Silence® Podcast| 99 Best Marketing Ideas | Episode 180: How to Get Referrals Without Asking — Referrals Mini-Series Part 1

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Episode 195 - Breaking Through Call Reluctance — With Connie Kadansky

Episode 195 - Breaking Through Call Reluctance — With Connie Kadansky

September 3, 2019

On today’s Top Advisor Marketing Podcast, Matt places a special focus on sales with Sales Call Reluctance Coach, Connie Kadansky.

Connie Kadansky is a noted authority on call reluctance and sales productivity. She is a Master Certified Coach, certified in conversational intelligence and a professional speaker who specializes in identifying the blocks that keep financial advisors from proactively prospecting.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The biggest reason salespeople hesitate to get in front of prospects
  • About breaking through performance barriers
  • Why you should think of your telephone as your ATM
  • How to recognize if you have sales call reluctance
  • Why it’s helpful to believe that it isn’t about you 
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to leave sales call reluctance in the dust!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Connie Kadansky | Exceptional Sales Performance 

| Contact Connie | Cell: 602-380-5431 

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Episode 194 -  How to Power up Your Marketing Today— With Mark Mersman

Episode 194 - How to Power up Your Marketing Today— With Mark Mersman

August 27, 2019

In today’s episode, Matt Halloran is coming to you live from Grand Rapids, Michigan, at USA Financial®!  

Matt is joined by Mark Mersman, CMO of USA Financial®, to discuss the best marketing ideas of the past, present, and future. Together they explore how you can better understand marketing and your advisory business as a whole. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why Mark is a firm believer in split-testing and ideas for where to apply it
  • How a message-to-market match approach can fill your seminar room 
  • How USA Financial® serves you, the advisor
  • About the need for advisors to adapt to changing technology, demographics, and lifestyles
  • The level of research that goes into marketing to ideal prospects
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about Mark, USA Financial®, and the power of marketing!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | USA Financial® | 16 Ways from Sunday

 

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Episode 193 - Educational Seminars: A Valuable Item in an Advisor’s Marketing Toolbox — With Mike Thurman

Episode 193 - Educational Seminars: A Valuable Item in an Advisor’s Marketing Toolbox — With Mike Thurman

August 20, 2019

Today, Matt welcomes back Mike Thurman, White Glove co-founder and seminar expert. Together, they dive deeper into White Glove’s educational seminar system and how advisors can execute a successful seminar.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How advisors can prepare for presentations
  • What White Glove does to help advisors prepare
  • Action items for before and after a presentation
  • Where advisors fail themselves
  • And more!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | White Glove  | Mike Thurman LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | White Glove LinkedIn | Ep 125 - Hosting a Successful Seminar with Mike Thurman

 

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Episode 192 - 6 Ways Podcasts Make You a Better Advisor

Episode 192 - 6 Ways Podcasts Make You a Better Advisor

August 20, 2019

Do you know the similarities between being a great podcast host and a great advisor? 

In today’s episode, Matt and Kirk bring light to these similarities and discuss how advisors can translate their podcasting experience into their career and practice. Join this conversation and learn six ways that podcasts can, in fact, make you a better advisor.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How you can improve as an advisor by doing podcasts
  • The importance of listening to what your clients are saying
  • Tips on how to enhance your listening skills
  • The importance of resourcefulness 
  • How podcasting helps you develop leadership
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn six ways that podcasting can take your advisor skills to new heights.

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 184 - A Guide to Success and Enjoyment for Investment Advisors — With Bob DiMeo

Episode 184 - A Guide to Success and Enjoyment for Investment Advisors — With Bob DiMeo

July 23, 2019

Today, host Matt Halloran gets a behind-the-scenes look at Bob DiMeo’s boldly titled book, “50 Billion Reasons to Grow Your Practice: A Guide to Success & Enjoyment for Investment Advisors.”

In addition to penning a unique book for investment-advisors that supports their personal lives, Bob DiMeo is the managing partner at DiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC and is featured in numerous publications. In this episode, Bob speaks candidly about his marketing failures and wins, how he built his firm, and how you can build your practice and enjoy it!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Bob’s mindset has allowed him to get to where he is now
  • What prompted him to write his book
  • How to be successful AND have enjoyment along the way
  • What Bob does to create work-life balance
  • How many times a good piece of content should be repurposed
  • And more!

Tune in to learn about Bob’s highly relevant book for investment advisors and to pick up marketing ideas for your practice!

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | Bob DiMeoDiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC

50 Billion Reasons to Grow Your Practice: A Guide to Success & Enjoyment for Investment Advisors | Year Up - Closing the Opportunity Divide

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