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 219: How to Win Over Prospects With Email Campaigns — With Emily McGuire

Episode 219: How to Win Over Prospects With Email Campaigns — With Emily McGuire

February 25, 2020

Have you considered that email is no different than most of your other sales channels?  

Email campaigns give financial advisors a one-to-one relationship-building opportunity with prospects in all stages of their customer journey.

In this episode, Matt speaks with Emily McGuire, the owner of an emailing marketing studio called Flourish & Grit. This a fun and highly practical conversation where Emily teaches you how to write email campaigns that help prospects trust you in order to take the next step with your brand.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Reasons to consider sending short emails to your list frequently 
  • Which metrics to consider, besides open-rates, when assessing your email results
  • How to generate warm leads with an email nurture sequence
  • What word to starting using right away in your emails to get better results
  • And more!

Tune in now to get advice you can use right away to write email campaigns that win over prospects.

Resources:

Top Advisor Marketing | Flourish & Grit

 

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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 

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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 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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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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12 Days of Marketing - Episode 5 — How to Think of In-Demand Podcast Topics Now

12 Days of Marketing - Episode 5 — How to Think of In-Demand Podcast Topics Now

December 11, 2019

“How will I come up with podcast topics that interest my listeners?” That’s the number one question that aspiring advisor-podcasters ask us. 

In the fifth episode of our 12 Days of Marketing series, Matt and Kirk share the best ways to come up with the topics your audience cares about. Whether you’re podcasting or writing, this is the advisor’s guide to generating ideas that are compelling and compliance-friendly.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Where to draw topic ideas from 
  • How to keep the discussions in your podcast compliant
  • Do’s and don’t’s for titling your podcast episodes
  • What to consider when you’re writing podcast summaries
  • And more!

Tune in now and learn how to create engaging podcasts!

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing | How to Plan Your Podcast Topics (And Never Run out of Ideas!) | Should Advisor-Podcasters Talk Only About Financial Topics? | How to Start Your Own Podcast | Blog Title Generator | Iris. xyz

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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 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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