Top Advisor Marketing
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 Workshops 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 191 - What does it take to build a million-dollar company?

Episode 191 - What does it take to build a million-dollar company?

August 15, 2019

In today’s episode, Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe discuss how they merged their businesses and experiences together and founded Top Advisor Marketing. Here, they share the ins and outs of their journey towards becoming a million-dollar company.

Join Matt and Kirk as they go through some of the steps that helped them successfully develop their thought-leadership and company, and the lessons they have learned along the way.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How they became Top Advisor Marketing
  • What they have learned from their biggest mistakes
  • Strategies they have put in place to advance their business
  • How they have adjusted to the challenges of managing a growing business
  • And so much more!

Tune in now and find out more about Top Advisor Marketing and learn some tips you can also apply to your growing business.

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

 

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Episode 190 - The Truth about Marketing ROI

Episode 190 - The Truth about Marketing ROI

August 13, 2019

In today’s episode, Matt Halloran interviews our founder, Kirk Lowe, and they dive deep into the truth surrounding marketing ROI for advisors. 

For 20 years, Kirk has observed which marketing strategies give advisors the best outcomes. In this episode, he walks you through different mediums to explore their ROI-potential, their disadvantages, and what it takes to see worthwhile outcomes. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Which mediums are producing the best ROI
  • What role advisors play in creating their ROI
  • What the Micro-Influencer term means
  • How you can become more compelling with your niche
  • And so much more!

 Tune in now and find out the truth about marketing ROI for advisors.  

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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Episode 189 -   How to Differentiate Yourself and Influence Clients — With Jack Martin

Episode 189 - How to Differentiate Yourself and Influence Clients — With Jack Martin

August 8, 2019

There are two major differentiators that advisors tend to overlook: having a behavioral component in their sales and marketing and using longevity as a compelling conversation tool. 

Today, Matt Halloran speaks with Jack Martin, co-founder and CEO Elite Advisor Group LLC, about the powerful possibilities for advisors who practice these differentiators. Jack explains how to use behavior to influence clients to make the right decisions and how to frame conversations about longevity risk.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How a behavioral approach to marketing/sales has changed the way advisors sell
  • How to help the customer experience by adjusting your behavior
  • How to influence client outcomes
  • How two ways of framing the longevity-question prompt much different responses from clients
  • What biases drive your behavior
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to use Jack Martin’s techniques to set yourself apart and influence clients. 

Resources:  Top Advisor Marketing  | Jack Martin LinkedIn | Contact Jack | Elite Advisor Group | Longevity Brochure

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Episode 188 - Building a Valuable Advisory Board With Stephen Wershing

Episode 188 - Building a Valuable Advisory Board With Stephen Wershing

August 6, 2019

Live from the SEI Top Producer Conference, Matt Halloran shares the mic with returning guest and president of the Client Driven Practice, Stephen Wershing. 

Stephen is an expert in the development and execution of client advisory boards. The Client Driven Practice offers coaching and consulting to advisors who want to organize and facilitate client advisory boards and translate feedback into actionable referral marketing strategies. 

Today, Matt and Stephen explore the Client Driven Practice's latest offering: Advisory Board in a Box.  Stephen and his business partner, Julie Littlechild, designed this product for advisors who are looking to take a DIY approach to creating their own client advisory board. This ultimate manual walks advisors through the beginning stages of how to find board members, all the way to the end phase in which they’re guided on how to implement the board’s feedback. 

Discover the value that a client advisory board can bring to your business along with tips and tricks to creating your own in this fun live-recorded episode! 

 

Links: Stephen Wershing | Client Driven Practice | Becoming Referable Podcast 

 

Episode 187 - Client Insights With Julie Littlechild

Episode 187 - Client Insights With Julie Littlechild

August 1, 2019

Matt welcomes returning guest Julie Littlechild to the show, live from the SEI Top Producer Conference. As the Founder of Absolute Engagement, Julie is on today’s episode to cover her returning product: Client Feedback. 

The Client Insights program ran for many years, but Julie stepped away to focus on research and other activities. Now, armed with new knowledge and technology, Julie is ready to fill the gap in the market place and provide advisors with the information they need from their clients to provide high-quality services. 

Client Insights is designed for advisors who need support in understanding their client base. If you’re looking to gain insight into how you can improve your service to meet your clients’ needs, this is the episode for you! 

Tune in today and follow Julie Littlechild on LinkedIn for more client assistance! 

 

Links: Julie Littlechild | Becoming Referable Podcast 

Episode 185— 14 Rules of Advisor Marketing Success

Episode 185— 14 Rules of Advisor Marketing Success

July 25, 2019

In today’s conversation, hosts Kirk Lowe and Matt Halloran dive deep into what Kirk calls the 14 rules of advisor marketing success.

Kirk, having spent the last 20 years in this industry, shares what he has learned about how to successfully use marketing to improve your advisory business. Get ready to take notes and discover how to set yourself apart from other advisors, what no one has ever told you about building a niche, and why being on social media is well worth your time. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to find what will separate you from other advisors
  • What it means to be relevant (and where a niche comes in)
  • Different ways to promote you and your business
  • The link between your values and your identity
  • Why we say, “Don’t keep your secrets secret”
  • And so much more!

Tune in now and learn the 14 Rules of advisor marketing success!

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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Episode 183 — Enhancing Your Business With the Psychology Behind People  — with Genevieve Thayer

Episode 183 — Enhancing Your Business With the Psychology Behind People — with Genevieve Thayer

July 16, 2019

To make our businesses great, we need to have not only a great team, but also strong communication within our team.

To help explore how we can better understand our team and business as a whole, Matt Halloran welcomes Genevieve Thayer, EPC and co-founder of Beacon Partners LLC, to share some of the insight she’s gained through 20 years of providing executive and leadership coaching for financial advisors and entrepreneurs

Today, she and Matt discuss how and why you can learn to make your business, and yourself, become more effective and as great as it can be.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How your business can benefit from working with Beacon Partners
  • The importance of self-assessment, especially with those at the top of a business
  • What your EQ is and why you should work to optimize it
  • The link between your values and your identity
  • The personal side of Genevieve
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn more about Genevieve, Beacon Partners, and the power of Leadership Coaching!

Resources: Top Advisor MarketingBeacon Partners

 

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Episode 182 —  How to Secure Solid Introductions — Referrals Mini-Series Part 3

Episode 182 — How to Secure Solid Introductions — Referrals Mini-Series Part 3

July 9, 2019

These days, it’s not so much referrals that we need, it’s introductions and connections. 

Today, Matt and Referral Coach International founder Bill Cates are back for the third and final part of our referrals mini-series to discuss how you can turn referrals into solid introductions.

Bill and Matt leave no stone unturned when talking about how you can do your due diligence when researching a likely prospect prior to an introduction. They discuss everything from how to ask people to be a referral to the various resources available to research a prospect, and much more.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to do ‘warm’ research for more impactful introductions
  • How to ask for what you want
  • How and what to prepare prior to an introduction
  • The critical mass of referrals
  • Whether it’s possible to be unreferrable
  • And so much more!

Referrals beget referrals. Tune in now and take notes — this mini-series may change your world!

Resources: Referral Coach | Coach Cates | Bill Cates Speaking | Resources | EGuide | Referrals Mini-Series Part 1 | Referrals Mini-Series Part 2

 

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Episode 179 — The Power of Podcast Marketing  — with Ben Jones

Episode 179 — The Power of Podcast Marketing — with Ben Jones

July 2, 2019

Nobody knows the power of a podcast like a podcast host.

Today, Matt Halloran welcomes Ben Jones, the host of the Better Conversations. Better Outcomes podcast and the managing director and head of intermediary at BMO Global Asset Management. At BMO, Ben leads a team of sales and service professionals to deliver investment solutions to intermediaries such as RAI’s, broker-dealers, and other investment managers.  

To get the word out about the great work his team does, Ben hosts a bi-weekly podcast called Better Conversations. Better Outcomes, where he provides listeners with actionable content to help propel their practice in different areas of wealth management. Today, Ben shares more about his strategies behind his podcast, and how he makes it as valuable as possible for listeners.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • About Ben’s role at BMO
  • Why Ben believes that better conversations lead to better outcomes for advisors and their clients
  • Three areas of conversation Ben and his team aim to enhance
  • The importance of putting the content you’re marketing first
  • Why Ben believes financial services is a noble profession
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn more about Ben, BMO Global Asset Management, and the power of podcasting with great content!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing /  BMO GAM/Better Conversations/ Tickle Monster

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Episode 178 - Show Your Clients How to RetireReady — With Ed Dressel

Episode 178 - Show Your Clients How to RetireReady — With Ed Dressel

June 27, 2019

Today, Matt shares the mic with a guest who has a substantial amount of experience in the finance industry and ideas to help you solve problems and make your life that much better.

In this episode, Ed Dressel, president and owner of RetireReady Solutions, shares how his company helps advisors educate their clients about what retirement can and will look like. Most importantly, you will find out how Ed’s processes can be applied to your experience.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the reports that Ed’s company provides breaks down retirement plans in a way that everyone can understand
  • What it means to take a smaller step towards retirement and other important questions to ask your financial advisor
  • What Ed likes to do for fun to blow off steam
  • Ed’s go-to piece of advice or life insight
  • And more!

Tune into this episode of the Top Advisor Marketing Podcast and learn how to help your clients RetireReady!

Resources: RetireReady Solutions

 

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Episode 177 - 7 Steps for Strategic Risk-Taking — with Craig Hersch

Episode 177 - 7 Steps for Strategic Risk-Taking — with Craig Hersch

June 25, 2019

Today, Matt welcomes back a known thought leader Craig Hersch, estate planning attorney and founder of The Freedom Practice.

Craig is here to share how he’s grown his business to the point where he’s able to spend time focusing on his highest and best use. In this episode, Craig also uncovers seven steps for strategic risk-taking so you too can overcome your obstacles and start generating great ideas.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Craig’s seven steps for following through on your ideas
  • How your personality traits affect your ability to generate and carry out great ideas
  • The importance of looking back at how far you’ve come
  • Why you should be doubling your costs when doing a cost-benefit analysis
  • The importance of delegating tasks so you can carry out your highest and best use
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to start putting your ideas into practice!

 

Resources: The Freedom Practice | The Estate Planner’s Practice Development Podcast | Kolbe Personality Test | The Blueprint Program

 

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Episode 176 - Uncork Your Productivity: Part 2 — With Patty Kreamer and Michelle Donovan

Episode 176 - Uncork Your Productivity: Part 2 — With Patty Kreamer and Michelle Donovan

June 20, 2019

Many advisors tend to have difficulties in the area of referrals. How much is too much? And why isn’t your COI reciprocating with client referrals?

In part 2 of uncork your productivity, Matt discusses the ins and outs of referrals with Michelle Donovan. They go on to answer many questions around referrals that plague the minds of many financial advisors.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Where financial advisors can begin with getting referrals.
  • How the fear of sounding desperate is a self sabotaging belief.
  • Way to deal with the fear of sounding desperate when asking for referrals.
  • How to set clear expectations with your COIs and other existing clients.
  • The influence having a niche has on a financial advisor’s ability to get referrals.
  • How Michelle helps advisors find their niche.
  • What the communication training by Michelle and Patty to their clients looks like.
  • And a lot more!

Need some help with asking for or receiving referrals from your COIs? Let Michelle Donovan help you get uncorked and get results. Tune in now!

Resources: Productivity Uncorked

 

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Episode 172 - Make Your Brand Powerful and Consistent Across Locations — With Austin Schmitt and Elijah Kovar

Episode 172 - Make Your Brand Powerful and Consistent Across Locations — With Austin Schmitt and Elijah Kovar

June 11, 2019

Great Waters Financial has truly achieved branding excellence. And today, Matt is bringing you some behind-the-scenes insight into just how they did it.

In today’s episode, our friends Austin Schmitt and Elijah Kovar, partners of Great Waters Financial, are here to share their secrets, starting with how they stay in control of their brand message while operating several locations across the state of Minnesota.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • An exercise to help you answer: What kind of story do you want to have told about you?
  • How to get down to the core of your brand message
  • Which part of the branding process usually trips people up
  • Why a mission statement is not a marketing message
  • Ideas for building your mission into your culture (even if you have a big team)
  • What percentage of Great Water Financial’s annual revenue is spent on marketing
  • Why your marketing budget should be the last thing you cut
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn tried-and-true strategies for uncovering your brand message and making it shine across several locations!

Resources: Great Waters Financial | Great Waters Financial Facebook Page | Iris.xyz

Episode 170 - #BeYourOwnLoud

Episode 170 - #BeYourOwnLoud

June 4, 2019

Matt and Kirk are back on the mic today to discuss #BeYourOwnLoud - how you as an advisor can share your story and build relationships. 

Combining the power of LinkedIn and Podcasting, our #BeYourOwnLoud service, Micro-Influencer, is our two part service that can act as an entire marketing strategy for advisors. 

With over 20 years in the business, Kirk has experience with just about every marketing tactic that walks across conference stages. Never in his career has he been this excited about a product that offers something truly extraordinary for advisors. 

If you're looking to grow your business and develop lasting consumer relationships, this is an episode you won't want to miss! 

Links: Join the Micro-Influencer Revolution

 

Episode 168 - Disability Awareness with Liz Travis Allen

Episode 168 - Disability Awareness with Liz Travis Allen

May 28, 2019

Matt welcomes disability activist and policy director Liz Travis Allen to today's show to discuss with our audience the business applications for disability awareness.

Liz's specialty is helping companies build a more equitable and accessible workplace for those who are immunodiverse. By providing companies with concrete ideas they are able to build a more inclusive and accessible company culture and product/service for those with invisible illnesses.

With over 133 million Americans managing a chronic illness, this is a massive market that many advisors and providers tend to ignore. Liz and Matt explore different ways companies can use some of Liz's tangible tactics to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace. 

 

Links: Liz Travis Allen LinkedInhttps://www.liztravisallen.com/ | Follow Liz Medium @liztravisallen

Episode 166 - The Happiness Factor with Christy Aleckson

Episode 166 - The Happiness Factor with Christy Aleckson

May 21, 2019

Today Matt welcomes highly sought after speaker and award winning financial professional Christy Aleckson to the show.

Christy is the CEO and Founder of Single Point Financial Advisors where she actively works as a financial advisor with individuals, families, and micro/small business owners. She is also a Behavioral Financial Advisor™, an asset to helping her clients identify values and match them to their planning.

Christy has built a truly unique and different client experience through use of happiness (one of her company's core values), humor, and by creating a judgement free zone for her clients. 

Matt and Christy explore these unique aspects of her business, which have helped her and the company to grow into a thriving financial space. 

If you're interested in creating your own unique client experience, don't delay on listening! 

 

Links: Christy Aleckson LinkedIn | Single Point Financial Advisors