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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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 221: Build a Million-Dollar Mindset and the Practice Will Follow —  With Stephanie Bogan

Episode 221: Build a Million-Dollar Mindset and the Practice Will Follow — With Stephanie Bogan

March 10, 2020

Are you positioning yourself to build a million-dollar practice and take 100 days off? Are you on track to double your revenue in half the amount of time?

Today, Matt speaks with Stephanie Bogan, the chief possibility officer at Educe and founder of the Limitless Adviser Coaching program. In a conversation that will urge you to take action, Stephanie explains how to make mindset shifts that are essential for doubling your revenue in half the time. You will learn how to pinpoint how you’re spending the majority of your time as an advisor — and how to take control. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How a mindset shift improves personal performance and happiness
  • How one advisor’s crisis of confidence was costing his firm $80,000 per year 
  • How to calculate your return on time
  • How to do a five-day exercise that will reveal whether you have the potential to double your revenue in half the time
  • Why being below the line hinders advisors from doubling their revenue
  • And more!

Learn how to make changes to your mindset that can position you to double your revenue in half the time!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Educe Inc. 

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Episode 220: Dare to Reinvent Yourself and Help Clients Do the Same — With Bobby Henebry

Episode 220: Dare to Reinvent Yourself and Help Clients Do the Same — With Bobby Henebry

March 3, 2020

Have you ever considered taking a different direction in your professional life? Are you equipped to have conversations with your clients about their own desires for reinvention?

In this episode, Matt speaks with Bobby Henebry, a CFA, keynote speaker, YouTuber, and world traveler, about his decision to leave a secure job and eventually start Henebry Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Consulting. Bobby also explains how advisors can build client relationships that facilitate the “reinvention” conversation, and what he’s learned while growing his hobby-based YouTube channel. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What Bobby’s first step was after leaving a secure job
  • Why he just started saying yes to opportunities
  • How Bobby balances the multiple entrepreneurial interests that he is pursuing
  • Bobby’s advice for building client relationships that are open to conversations about reinvention
  • What he has learned about serving his YouTube audience 
  • And more!

Tune in now to consider what your reinvented life could look like — and learn how to support clients who are on the brink of reinvention. 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Bobby Henebry on LinkedIn | Chord Savvy

 

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Episode 218: How to Stay on the Forefront of Marketing in the 401(K) Space — With Aaron Pottichen

Episode 218: How to Stay on the Forefront of Marketing in the 401(K) Space — With Aaron Pottichen

February 18, 2020

What strategies are you using to stand out from other financial professionals? Learn new strategies from a professional who’s making waves in a particularly competitive space.

In this episode, Matt speaks with Aaron Pottichen, senior vice president at Alliant Retirement Consulting, about how Aaron stays on the cutting edge of marketing in the very competitive 401(k) space. Aaron delves into what strategies he uses to set himself apart, including how he creates videos that are easy to shoot, compliance-friendly, and optimal for sharing on his LinkedIn profile.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why Aaron enjoys working in the 401(k) space
  • Aaron’s strategy for giving prospects immense value — and why this matters
  • Why Aaron prospects in a way that’s backwards to what the rest of the industry does
  • What 401(k) offerings resonate the most with his target market
  • What guidelines Aaron uses for creating LinkedIn videos
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn new strategies for climbing to the forefront of your space — and staying there.

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | Alliant Retirement Consulting | Aaron Pottichen's LinkedIn

 

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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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Special Series Part 1: How to Move Beyond Numbers-Based Conversations — With Ross Marino

Special Series Part 1: How to Move Beyond Numbers-Based Conversations — With Ross Marino

February 4, 2020

Most advisors affirm their clients’ thoughts and feelings every time they talk. That’s called active listening. It’s valuable, but it’s not enough to help you draw out what matters to your clients. 

In this first episode of a three-part series, Matt Halloran speaks with Ross Marino, the founder of Advisor2X, about how to have conversations with clients that go beyond numbers. You don’t have to be a psychologist to carry out these conversations; Ross teaches you the purpose of deep listening and how to integrate it into your client meetings during this insightful episode.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the difference is between active listening versus deep listening
  • What questions to ask your clients when you’re practicing deep listening
  • How to separate your clients’ desired activities from the effect
  • Why it’s valuable to draw out why your clients’ goals matter to them
  • What a Certified Financial Transitionist® is
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how to start practicing deep listening today.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Advisor 2X 

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Episode 214 - How to Rank Higher in Google’s Search Results — With Samantha Russell

Episode 214 - How to Rank Higher in Google’s Search Results — With Samantha Russell

January 21, 2020

Is your advisory practice coming up at the top of Google’s search engine results page? Can your prospects find you on social media?

Today Matt is joined by returning guest Samantha Russell, the chief marketing officer at Twenty Over Ten, to discuss how advisors can become visible to prospects of all ages that are increasingly searching online for advisors to work with. Together, they define and uncover long-term niche strategies, the art of attracting pre-sold clients, how to optimize your website for voice searches, and more!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to use content marketing to serve your niche
  • How to tweak your website in order to rank higher in search results
  • Two little-known ways to optimize your website for voice searches
  • What you can expect from Twenty Over Ten’s new Lead Pilot program 
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn expert tips for boosting your firm’s online visibility!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Twenty Over Ten | Samantha C. Russell | Lead Pilot 

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Episode 213 - How to Develop Your Executive Presence — With Steve Kosch

Episode 213 - How to Develop Your Executive Presence — With Steve Kosch

January 14, 2020

Are you struggling to get your message across to your audience? Do you want to be that person who motivates a room of people to take action?

In this episode, Matt has the pleasure of speaking with renowned media icon Steve Kosch, the founder and leader of Media Training Network. Steve’s years of varied experiences on such media platforms as ABC, The Weather Channel, and CNN have led him to this point in life where he is helping executives, experts, and business leaders learn how to effectively communicate with their audiences by developing an executive presence. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About the client process of working with Media Training Network
  • How to lead your audience to your final call-to-action
  • Steve’s recommendations for incorporating visuals into your presentations
  • An example of a speaker who embodies an executive presence
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to improve your next presentation by working on your executive presence!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | Steve Kosch's Email | Media Training Network: (949) 720-2080

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12 Days of Marketing - Episode 10 - How to Create Your Powerful Hook

12 Days of Marketing - Episode 10 - How to Create Your Powerful Hook

December 18, 2019

Are you inspiring your prospects to take action? As you will soon find out, having a clear and succinct hook can help you to stand out and influence your target audience.

In this tenth episode of 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk teach you how to craft your powerful hook and when to use it. Get ready to hear real examples of thought-provoking and memorable hooks!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What is meant by a “hook”
  • How a hook differs from a value proposition
  • What the elements of a powerful hook are
  • Examples of succinct and powerful hooks 
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to craft your hook today!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

 

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Episode 207 - How to Find Your Resilience

Episode 207 - How to Find Your Resilience

November 14, 2019

As a business owner or professional, at one point or another, you will likely experience high levels of stress from different sources such as finances, unexpected changes in the industry, work/life balance — and you need resilience to help you bounce back. Where will you start?

Join Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe in this episode, where they share ways they’ve found their resilience and what they do to maintain it and keep building on it. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why understanding yourself can help you find resilience
  • What role gratitude plays in maintaining resilience
  • How problem-solving skills can help you stay resilient
  • How a strong social network can help
  • How to process change
  • And more!

Tune in now and get inspired to keep developing this essential quality in life.

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 206: 3 Marketing Trends for Advisors Who Want to Stand Out —  With Jillian Bannister

Episode 206: 3 Marketing Trends for Advisors Who Want to Stand Out — With Jillian Bannister

November 12, 2019

Are you using the latest trends to help you stand out from the advisor down the street?

Today, Matt welcomes Jillian Bannister, CEO and co-founder of Ext. Marketing, to uncover three marketing trends for advisors. This is a must-listen conversation where you will learn about attracting up-and-coming demographics and the importance of testing your brand to see what is resonating with your target audience. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Which social media platform is the ideal place for advisors to reach their audience
  • Words of advice about segmenting your millennial audience
  • The importance of focusing on people who are interested in ESG and socially responsible investing
  • How long it takes for an advisor to gain traction on a new brand
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to become bigger and better!

Resources:  Ext. Marketing | Email Jillian | Jillian Bannister's LinkedIn

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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 202 - The Evolution of Advisor Marketing

Episode 202 - The Evolution of Advisor Marketing

October 17, 2019

There has been considerable evolution in advisor brands. Many tactics advisors use to get their message out have changed, but interestingly enough, some things have stayed the same.

Today, Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran dive into a subject that stirs up debates amongst advisors: marketing then and now. They examine the seven levels of the advisor marketing evolution to uncover how advisor brands have become what they are today.  

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between branding and visual identity
  • How advisors started differentiating themselves from other advisors
  • What content marketing used to be versus what it is now
  • How advisors started building their credibility
  • And more!

Tune in now and get your advisor brand up-to-date! 

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | How to Start Your Own Podcast

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Episode 200 - Top Things We Have Learned in 200 Episodes

Episode 200 - Top Things We Have Learned in 200 Episodes

October 8, 2019

Today’s episode marks a special occasion for the Top Advisor Marketing team. It’s the 200th episode our Top Advisor Marketing Podcast! 

We couldn’t be more proud and motivated to share what we have learned along the way.

There are many variables in play when doing a podcast. There are technical, production, marketing, and even emotional aspects to consider. So how can you make sure your podcast lasts for 200 episodes and beyond — and brings you and your company success? Join your hosts, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe, as they share valuable lessons about their podcasting journey.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The most important elements to having a successful podcast
  • Factors that can affect the quality of your recording
  • Why podcasting has been the best long-term investment for Top Advisor Marketing
  • Common podcasting mistakes you should avoid
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn tips to make your podcasting experience more fun, efficient, and successful. 

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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