Top Advisor Marketing
Episode 244 – How to Be an Ally in a White Male-Dominated Workplace – With Julie Kratz

Episode 244 – How to Be an Ally in a White Male-Dominated Workplace – With Julie Kratz

July 7, 2020

What does it mean to be an ally? What are some ways that you can be more inclusive in your workplace?

Today, Matt speaks with Julie Kratz, a TEDx speaker, inclusive leadership trainer, executive coach, author, and founder of Next Pivot Point, about how to be an ally for women and underrepresented groups in a white male-dominated industry. They also discuss how to take an inventory of your privilege and how to be inclusive in client meetings.

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How to evaluate whose voices are being heard in your organization
  • What microaggressions are and how they affect women in the workplace
  • Tangible ways to be more inclusive in your workplace
  • Ways to be an ally 
  • How to know if you tend to mansplain (and how to stop)
  • Ways to be inclusive in your client meetings
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn about diversity, inclusion, and becoming an ally in your workplace!

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Next Pivot Point  | Julie Kratz on LinkedIn  

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Mini-Series: How to Use Your Video as a Marketing Tool –– With Laura Garfield And Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter - Part 3

Mini-Series: How to Use Your Video as a Marketing Tool –– With Laura Garfield And Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter - Part 3

July 2, 2020

Once you’ve shot your video, it’s time to get this new content in front of your audience.

In part three, Matt talks to Laura Garfield and Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter about how to get the most marketing mileage out of your video. Laura and Sharon unpack four marketing steps and explain how to execute them in ways that are measurable for you and highly appealing and accessible to your audience. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How to prevent YouTube from suggesting other people’s “up next” videos to your audience
  • How to decide where to post your videos
  • How to email your videos without sending a big file
  • Best practices for posting videos on social media
  • How to track the success of your videos
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn four proven ways to market your video!

Special offer for our listeners: Get Idea Decanter’s free guide: “Six Steps to Attract New Clients With a Video.” Email Laura Garfield with “Top Advisor Marketing” as the subject, and she will send you a copy!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Idea Decanter | Laura Garfield on LinkedIn | Sharon Gottula on LinkedIn

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Mini-Series: How to Make Your Videos Way More Authentic –– With Laura Garfield And Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter - Part 1

Mini-Series: How to Make Your Videos Way More Authentic –– With Laura Garfield And Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter - Part 1

July 2, 2020

How can advisors become more memorable to clients in a short amount of time? 

In today’s episode of Top Advisor Marketing Podcast, Matt kicks off a three-part mini-series with Laura Garfield and Sharon Gottula of Idea Decanter. In part one, Laura and Sharon explain how to be authentic in your videos, how to keep compliance happy, and video blunders to avoid.

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • What to talk about in your videos (and what to leave out)
  • How to hook your audience in the first 10 seconds of your video
  • Why personal stories are a game-changer for your video content
  • How to make compliant-friendly videos
  • And more!

Tune in to learn from two experts in video creation for financial services!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Idea Decanter | Laura Garfield on LinkedIn | Sharon Gottula on LinkedIn

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Episode 242 – PR Hacks for Every Financial Advisor –– With Marie Swift

Episode 242 – PR Hacks for Every Financial Advisor –– With Marie Swift

June 23, 2020

Do you know to think like a journalist in order to get your expertise published?

In this episode, Matt talks to Marie Swift, president and CEO of Impact Communications, about PR hacks that advisors can use right away. Marie also explains why now is the time for advisors to be bolder with their client communications, COI interactions, online visibility, and content-driven marketing.

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How Impact Communications helps advisors with public relations
  • Why Marie encourages advisors to cross-market –– and ideas for who to work with
  • How to think like a journalist to get your content published
  • How to become more discoverable to journalists
  • Why authority and credibility marketing is working well for advisors
  • And more!

Tune in now for PR tips that every advisor needs to know.

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Impact Communications  | Marie Swift on LinkedIn | Marie Swift’s Blog | News Page  

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Episode 241 – How to Go From Bad to Good to Great Marketing

Episode 241 – How to Go From Bad to Good to Great Marketing

June 18, 2020

Do your marketing tactics strengthen your credibility? Or is it possible that your tactics are actually damaging your reputation and costing you time, money, and opportunities?

In this episode, Matt and Kirk walk you through examples of bad, good, and great advisor marketing. You will learn how to fix bad marketing and become endearing to the people you want to serve. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • What bad, good, and great marketing looks like 
  • How to shift from bad marketing to great marketing
  • The difference between marketing and sales
  • Ways to endear your audience to you
  • Seven ways to make a better effort with your marketing
  • And more!

Listen now and learn how to take your marketing from bad to good to great!

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Good VS. Bad Advisor Marketing: Tactics to Stop and Start Doing Immediately

 

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Episode 240 – What Will Your Comeback Story Be? –– With Bob DiMeo

Episode 240 – What Will Your Comeback Story Be? –– With Bob DiMeo

June 16, 2020

As an advisor, what will your comeback story look like at the end of the pandemic? How are you going to do things differently, become more helpful to clients, and more aligned with what’s important to you?

In this episode, Matt talks to returning guest Bob DiMeo, CEO of DiMeo Schneider. They discuss business actions for advisors to take now that the initial shock of COVID-19 is lessening and how to pinpoint your firm’s purpose and future success efforts. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How to add future success efforts into your work
  • The story of Southwest Airline’s innovation that led to 47 years of profits
  • Questions to help you double down on your firm’s purpose
  • About the Financial Advisor Pulse Survey conducted by DiMeo Schneider 
  • And more!

Tune in now to start working on your comeback story!

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | DiMeo Schneider & Associates | Outsourced Research Solution  | Participate in the Financial Advisor Pulse Survey: ctischer@dimeoschneider.com | Bob DiMeo on LinkedIn 

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Episode 233 - Beware of “10X” and “We Fill Your Pipeline” Claims

Episode 233 - Beware of “10X” and “We Fill Your Pipeline” Claims

May 7, 2020

If a marketing expert promises you results that seem too good to be true, it probably is. 

In this episode, Matt and Kirk discuss why they believe it’s irresponsible for “marketing gurus” and “lead-generation experts” to claim that they can fill financial advisors’ pipelines and get them 10X the results. They also talk about what advisors have to gain by shifting away from a “quick win” marketing mindset.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why the promise of 10X and filling your pipeline is problematic
  • How to validate these promises
  • Why silver marketing bullet is not a sustainable pursuit
  • What to do if you’re approached by aggressive marketers that trying to sell you short-term success
  • And more!

Tune in now to consider a new way to think about quick-win promises from marketers. 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Kirk's LinkedIn post | Death By Referrals

 

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Episode 231 – Transparency Wave — With Paul Pagnato

Episode 231 – Transparency Wave — With Paul Pagnato

April 28, 2020

Transparency changes everything for advisors. Being transparent means communicating all aspects of your business.

In this episode, Matt speaks with Paul Pagnato, CEO of PagnatoKarp. Paul shares the importance of being transparent in the finance industry, how trust and transparency go hand in hand, and he discusses his book, “Transparency Wave.”

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How to use transparency to differentiate yourself in the industry
  • The six Ts of transparency
  • The importance of building trust with clients 
  • How to scale credibility
  • And more!

Tune in to learn all about transparency!

Resources  Top Advisor Marketing | PagnatoKarp | Transparency Wave   

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Episode 229 - Marketing to The Forgotten Generation

Episode 229 - Marketing to The Forgotten Generation

April 16, 2020

Generation Xers are a Financial Advisors’ Dream - so why are they being left out?

In this episode, Kirk and Matt, Gen Xers working in the marketing space for financial advisors, are finally exposing a significant hole in the industry - Marketing to the Forgotten Generation - Generation X! 

Gen Xer’s are the first generation to start figuring out the idea of work-life balance, and more and more of them are entrepreneurs, but no one is marketing to them to help them prepare for retirement.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What being from Generation X means
  • Why it is essential that advisors start paying attention to Generation X and how can they reach them
  • What do Gen Xers want from a financial advisor
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear the story that no one else is talking about!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 228: Building Your Business to Run Without You - With Erin Botsford

Episode 228: Building Your Business to Run Without You - With Erin Botsford

April 14, 2020

Advisors, like all entrepreneurs, want to build a successful business, serve more people, make more money, and hopefully one-day have the freedom to enjoy it. If you go on vacation, do you worry if the business will suffer, or are you secure in the fact that you have empowered your team to carry on without you?

Today, Matt speaks with Erin Botsford, a financial advisor who retired at the top of her game as a Barrons top 100 producer, now Erin helps other advisors achieve the same success she had. Erin is here today to share her story of where she began, her struggles, and her accomplishments.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Erin’s determination to succeed ultimately has led her to financial freedom
  • Why it is crucial to build your team for success
  • Staying top of mind is vital - how to use social media platforms effectively
  • And more!

Listen in and learn the importance of truly becoming a business owner.

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | Erin BotsfordElite Advisor | Use code "MATT" to receive half off

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Episode 226: The New Reality for Financial Advisors –– With Doug Heikkinen

Episode 226: The New Reality for Financial Advisors –– With Doug Heikkinen

April 2, 2020

Have you started changing the way you communicate with clients? Do you have a fine-tuned value proposition that articulates your unique expertise?

In this episode, Matt and Kirk speak with Doug Heikkinen, founder of Iris.xyz, a media platform dedicated to helping advisors become better in business and life. Together, they give advisors action items for shifting into another gear to excel in the midst of the bear market and COVID-19 pandemic. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How much time to dedicate to client communication on a daily basis
  • Remote-work practices that the Top Advisor Marketing team swear by
  • Value-proposition questions for business owners to reflect on right now
  • Why it is so important to accept change and not fear it
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear action items that can help advisors shift gears to succeed in our new reality.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | 5 Steps to Creating a Powerful Value Proposition | Iris.xyz | Asana

 

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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 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 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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Special Series Part 3: Your Preview of the Retirement & Longevity Summit — With Ross Marino

Special Series Part 3: Your Preview of the Retirement & Longevity Summit — With Ross Marino

February 4, 2020

How will you become your prospects’ go-to expert for retirement planning in a sea of financial advisors who claim to have the same expertise? 

In this final episode of our mini-series, Matt Halloran speaks with Ross Marino, Advisor2X’s founder, about the caliber of speakers at the Retirement & Longevity Summit; these are industry experts who will show you how to differentiate yourself from other advisors that specialize in retirement planning. This your preview to many of the speakers’ pivotal teachings for wealth advisors who want to have conversations that go beyond asset management and financial planning.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What Ross’s criteria are for the Retirement & Longevity Summit’s speakers  
  • How to ask questions that will highlight the vulnerabilities of a prospect’s current plan
  • Why advisors needn’t be afraid of not having answers to every question
  • Three intuitive tips for aging successfully
  • And more!

Tune in now to get your preview of the Retirement & Longevity Summit’s top industry speakers!

Limited-time offer exclusively for RIAs and financial advisors: Use the code TAM to save $149 on your registration for the Retirement & Longevity Summit.

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Advisor2X | Retirement & Longevity Summit | ross@rlsummit.com

Erin Botsford's Elite Advisor Course | Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging by Roger Landry 

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Special Series Part 2: Surprising Features That Make or Break Industry Conferences — With Ross Marino

Special Series Part 2: Surprising Features That Make or Break Industry Conferences — With Ross Marino

February 4, 2020

Have you ever attended an industry conference only to be left feeling dissatisfied? You couldn’t focus during the presentations, you barely networked, and you felt tired most of the time. 

Ross Marino, the founder of Advisor2X, can prove that the problem wasn’t with you — it was with the conference. In part two of our mini-series, Matt Halloran and Ross discuss the overlooked and supposedly small details that bring conferences from time-wasting to highly productive and memorable for advisors. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What to consider before deciding to invest your time at a conference
  • What qualities of a conference set advisors up to make decisions and then act on them
  • How to choose which action-item to implement after a conference
  • And more!

Tune in now to consider what qualities to look for in an upcoming conference before you invest your time. 

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | Advisor2X | Retirement & Longevity Summit 

 

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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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