Top Advisor Marketing
Episode 173 - Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion — With Shawn Moon

Episode 173 - Cracking the Code to Customer Devotion — With Shawn Moon

June 13, 2019

Today, Matt welcomes Executive VP of Global Sales and Delivery at FranklinCovey, Shawn Moon to the show!

In this episode, Matt steps outside of the finance industry to get Shawn’s fresh, new take on how to cultivate fierce loyalty in your customers. As it turns out, it all starts with your employees — 70% of your customers are influenced by your frontline employees! Today, you will learn how to help your employees strengthen their sense of empathy, responsibility, and generosity.

In this episode, you will learn:

 

  • Why the finance industry is practically tailor-made for the leading loyalty framework
  • Why it’s imperative to influence frontline employees
  • About the 11 huddles to have with your team
  • Ideas for using a powerful emotion —  surprise — to inspire customer loyalty
  • The satisfaction metric pitfalls to avoid
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to influence your frontline employees and build customer loyalty!

Resources: Leading Loyalty |  FranklinCovey  

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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 171 - Start Interrupting Your Patterns — With Jon Dwoskin

Episode 171 - Start Interrupting Your Patterns — With Jon Dwoskin

June 7, 2019

Matt is excited to welcome business coach and author of “The Think Big Movement,” Jon Dwoskin to the show!

Jon and Matt take a deep dive into what you can do to get out of your own way, how to reconnect to the bedrock of what makes you tick, and how identifying your personal brand can help you manage your team more effectively.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Which traits to look for in a mentor
  • Examples of what your personal brand might be and how it affects your work and client relationships
  • How your relationships can change once you identify your personal brand
  • How to take the risks needed to get out of your comfort zone
  • The benefits of interrupting your patterns (and book recommendations!)
  • And more!

If you’re curious about how you can benefit from shaking things up and interrupting your patterns, hit that “play” button!

 

Resources:

Jon Dwoskin Experience | Seat Of The Soul by Gary Zukav | The Think Big Movement: Grow Your Business Big. Very Big! | Jon Dwoskin’s cell #: (248) 535-7796.

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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 169 - Breaking Money Silence® with Kathleen Burns Kingsbury

Episode 169 - Breaking Money Silence® with Kathleen Burns Kingsbury

May 30, 2019

Your host Matt Halloran is thrilled to welcome one of his personal wealth idols, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury to today's episode.

Kathleen is a wealth psychology expert, founder of KBK Wealth Connection, host of the Breaking Money Silence® podcast, and an internationally published author and speaker. Named one of nine amazing conference speakers in 2017 by Investment News, Kathleen is a sought-after keynote speaker and consultant on the topic of women and wealth and couples and money. Her mission is to empower women, couples, and families (and the advisors who serve them) to shatter money taboos and communicate more effectively about financial matters.

On today's episode, Kathleen and Matt are going to discuss how you can revolutionize your conversations about money, explore the taboo of money talk, and what you as an advisor can be doing to help yourself and your clients talk about their dollars. 

Top Advisor Marketing Listener Special

In her latest book, Breaking Money Silence®, Kathleen provides her readers with a step-by-step guide to opening up about a difficult subject. It offers a strategy that can save money, improve relationships, and help people raise fiscally responsible children. We're giving away a FREE copy of Kathleen's Executive Summary from her latest research on Breaking Money Silence! Find your copy today at: http://bit.ly/breakingmoneysilence

Links: Kathleen Burns Kingsbury | Breaking Money Silence® Executive SummaryBreaking Money Silence® Podcast 

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 167 -  Worthwhile Content with Erica Gellerman

Episode 167 - Worthwhile Content with Erica Gellerman

May 23, 2019

On today's episode, Matt is diving into the power of making great content Erica Gellerman. 

Erica is a marketing consultant and writer specializing in the financial services industry. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, DailyWorth, Huffington Post, and Money. Her marketing consulting business, The Worth Project Consulting, helps CPAs, RIAs, and financial services companies generate leads and nurture a loyal client/customer base through digital and content marketing.

As an expert in writing for the financial industry, Erica shares some of her insight into the value of great content and the various ways you can execute this. If you're looking to break into content marketing, or need some advice on where to take your content generation, this podcast is for you! 

Links: Erica Gellerman LinkedIn | The Worth Project Consulting 

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

Episode 165 - Reach, Engage, and Earn the Female Dollar with Barbara Provost

Episode 165 - Reach, Engage, and Earn the Female Dollar with Barbara Provost

May 16, 2019

Your host, Matt, welcomes returning guest Barb Provost to the show to discuss her latest training program: Reach, Engage, and Earn The Female Dollar.  

No stranger to hard work and challenges, Barbara is the Founder of Purse Strings LLC. Her professional experience, active research, and continuous data gathering activities, led her to discover that women are a tremendously underserved market, to the tune of 20-trillion dollars. And yet, financial firms are leaving this money on the table by failing to engage women.

With that discovery in mind, Barbara developed expertise on what these institutions need to do in order to reach and engage women. She has created the first empowerment, education, and training tools to earn the vast spending power of the female dollar.

On today's show, Matt and Barb discuss concrete steps you can take as an advisor to improve your approach to working with women and tap into that 20-trillion dollar market. Listen in to hear Barb's expert advice and discover what changes you can make to earn that female dollar!

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Even better, there is a limited Super Summer Sale discount! and it’s only $249! PLUS, you will earn 12 CE credits when you complete the course.

Sign up today at: http://bit.ly/earnthefemaledollar

Links: Purse Strings - Reach, Engage, and Earn the Female Dollar | Women as a Focus Video | Purse Strings |

Episode 164 - Your Personal Financial Snapshot With Kyle Christensen

Episode 164 - Your Personal Financial Snapshot With Kyle Christensen

May 14, 2019

Your host, Matt Halloran, welcomes Kyle Christensen to today’s show to discuss his company and software: Personal Financial Snapshot.

Our focus at Top Advisor Marketing Podcast is to provide our listeners with tools to help them build a truly unique service that will separate them from the advisor down the street. Personal Financial Snapshot does just that.

Personal Financial Snapshot is designed with the clients’ needs in mind first and uses five core principles:

  1. Save at least 15% or more
  2. Maximum protection
  3. Full replacement of assets upon death
  4. Six months to one year of asset storage
  5. Velocity of money

The five principles of Personal Financial Snapshot take financial planning to another level by leaving behind needs-based analysis and project-based analysis.

If you’re looking to give your clients the opportunity to make education-based decisions or are ready to add a higher level of planning to your practice, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!

Links: Kyle Christensen LinkedIn | Personal Financial Snapshot | Five Principles of Personal Finance

Episode 163 - The Power of Recruiting with Tim Martin

Episode 163 - The Power of Recruiting with Tim Martin

May 9, 2019

Your host Matt shares the mic today with another incredible podcaster, Tim Martin. Today, the two experts are diving into how you can use recruiting as a retention, marketing, and legacy tool.

Tim has spent the past 22 years in Voluntary Benefits sales world. He has recruited, hired, and on-boarded over 2,000 commission-only sales agents, making him an expert in the world of recruitment! When he's not building up his business, Tim is the host of Success is Voluntary, a show focused on mastering the sale of volunteer benefits. 

If you're ready to further develop your business or are in need of the push to begin your own recruiting program, be sure to listen in today! 

Links: Tim Martin LinkedIn | Success is Voluntary | The Sales Boss |

Episode 162 - 7 Podcast Tactics to Grow Your Business

Episode 162 - 7 Podcast Tactics to Grow Your Business

May 7, 2019

Today Matt and Kirk are back on the mic and switching it up! Kirk is taking over today's episode, and interviewing your regular host, Matt, on the 7 podcast tactics to grow your business. 

At Top Advisor Marketing, podcasting has been pivotal to the success of our business. Within less than 24 months, we've grown from a book balance of zero to our latest evaluation of over a million dollars. As our central hub to business development and growth, Matt and Kirk understand the value of podcasting. 

As a time-effective and financially efficient solution, podcasting is a great way to get your thought leadership out and heard. 

So if you're curious as to what it takes to create a great podcast and what it can do for your business, be sure to tune in to these 7 tactics today! 

Links: Your Complete Guide to Starting a Podcast | Join the Micro Influencer Revolution

Episode 161- The Top 10 Arguments Against Niche Marketing - And Why They’re All Wrong!

Episode 161- The Top 10 Arguments Against Niche Marketing - And Why They’re All Wrong!

May 2, 2019

Matt and Kirk are back on the mics today to discuss an important topic when it comes to building your brand and your business — why advisors avoid using niche marketing and the problems it can cause. 

With years of experience in branding and finance, Matt and Kirk have repeatedly faced advisors who are unwilling to explore the potential that niche marketing has for their business. They've compiled their list of the 10 most common excuses to niche marketing, and they're here to bust them all wide open!

So if you've been hesitant to niche your financial advisory business or you're looking to narrow your business model further, be sure to tune in today! 

Episode 160 - The Decommodification of Your Services with Kirk Lowe

Episode 160 - The Decommodification of Your Services with Kirk Lowe

April 30, 2019

Today Matt shares the mic with Top Advisor Marketing's Brand Guy, Kirk Lowe, to discuss one of the most important factors to separating yourself from your competition — decommodification.

With any service, you're forever fighting the fact that there is always someone cheaper. Price tags commodify who we are and what we do in a way that can make our businesses and brilliance feel small. And it's easy as a business provider to blame your investors or clients for failing to understand just how impactful your services can be. Making them more than just a price tag. 

Kirk and Matt dive into how you can break down your services and prove your worth to incoming clients, AKA decommodifying your offering so that your ideal client understands who you are, what you do, and what makes you truly unique. 

If you're ready to show your ideal client the true worth of your services, be sure to tune in today! 

Links: There is Always Someone Cheaper

 

Episode 159 - The College Money Academy with Kelly O’Connor

Episode 159 - The College Money Academy with Kelly O’Connor

April 25, 2019

Today Matt welcomes life long insurance specialist Kelly O'Connor to the show to discuss one of Kelly's incredible creations  - The College Money Academy.

The College Money Academy was designed to help parents reduce the cost of college. As one of life's major expenses, you as advisor know what your clients go through in order to ensure their children have the best opportunities for the future. And with Kelly's resources, this get's a whole lot easier. You can help your clients save up to 86% off the sticker price of attending college! 

So if you're looking for a way to differentiate yourself from the advisor down the street and help your clients save a LOT of money on those college tuition bills, Kelly has the solution for you. 

Tune in today to learn more!  

The College Money Academy: A one stop shop for the best education you can get when it comes to reducing the bottom line on your college tuition bills. Whether you're looking at your own family, or ready to get educated to help your clients, The College Money Academy has all the resources you need for one low cost!

Links: Kelly O'Connor LinkedIn | Kelly D O'Connor | The Three Secrets of Reducing College Fees

Episode 158 - Creating Compelling Business with Amit Dogra

Episode 158 - Creating Compelling Business with Amit Dogra

April 23, 2019

Matt welcomes Amit Dogra, CEO of Third Seven Advisors to today's episode. Some of you may recognize Amit from his appearance on Permission to Succeed Podcast. where he shared his knowledge on what it means to succeed as a CEO. 

For today's episode, Matt and Amit are taking this conversation deeper into the world of running a business. The two explore what makes Third Seven Advisors truly unique and different, with an emphasis on how they are able to attract their ideal clients. 

Three major areas of focus for Third Seven Advisors are:

  • We believe human interaction is the best way to invest in order to achieve your life and wealth management goals
  • We believe in putting investments back in investing
  • We believe in value creation

Amit is an executive with over 20 years of experience in helping investment advisors, Family Offices and wirehouse firms grow through business leadership, practice management, investment management, sales and relationship management.

 

 

Links: Amit Dogra LinkedIn | Third Seven Advisors

Episode 157 - Provoking Brilliance with Machen MacDonald

Episode 157 - Provoking Brilliance with Machen MacDonald

April 18, 2019

Your host Matt Halloran welcomes longtime friend of Top Advisor Marketing Machen MacDonald to today's podcast. Machen is the founder of Pro Brilliance Leadership Institute and is renowned in the financial sector as one of the best leadership coaches around. 

The basic definition of leadership is bringing out the best in ourselves and others. As a business owner, are you able to help others to perform at their full potential? Would you define yourself as a successful leader? Or do you even have qualifiers for being a successful leader?

Today's podcast will help you discover what true leadership in business means, what areas you might be lacking in as a leader, and the next steps to becoming a better leader. 

If you're looking to improve the quality of your offerings and your office culture, listen in today to learn how you can provoke the brilliance around you! 

Exclusive Offer: If you love what you're hearing from Machen, you can sign up today for a FREE 45-minute Strategic Breakthrough & Clarity Session. This 45-minute session will help you get the clarity, confidence, and focus you want for yourself. Are you ready to take charge of your business? Schedule your 45-minute session today!

Links: Machen MacDonald LinkedIn | Pro Brilliance Leadership Institute | MindScan Assessment | 21 Day Magnetic Habits Program

Episode 156 - Education Planning with Priscilla ONeill

Episode 156 - Education Planning with Priscilla ONeill

April 16, 2019

Today your host Matt Halloran is pleased to welcome education planning expert Priscilla ONeill to today's episode to discuss what you can be doing as an advisor to assist your clients with education planning.

Priscilla is the president of Summit Scholar and a Certified Educational Planner. At Summit Scholar, Priscilla has designed software and a four phase college strategy process for highschool aged students so that they can have a thorough understanding of their financial AND educational situation in order to make the best choices for their futures. 

If you're looking to give your clients and their children a true analysis of all the aspects of college, acceptance, and funding this episode is for you! Tune in today and be sure to connect with Priscilla for more information!

LINKS: Priscilla ONeill LinkedIn | Summit Scholars

Episode 155 - Defining Global Leadership with Jodi Morris

Episode 155 - Defining Global Leadership with Jodi Morris

April 11, 2019

On today's episode of Top Advisor Marketing, we're stepping away from the US economy to look at the big picture of global connection and wealth. Your host Matt welcomes Jodi Morris, founder of Connecting Growth Globally, to discuss what it takes to develop global leadership and how it's possible to connect your global growth.  

Jodi's mission in her work is to help motivated, curious, globally-minded individuals and teams define and harness their values, strengths and story to better maximize their life impact. Her two main avenues to achieve this is Success Coach and Global Leadership Trips. In an industry where people often feel they're unable to be themselves, Jodi's work enables financial service professionals to add the WHY to their business model and professional lives. 

If you're interested in learning more about global leadership, or how your business model could benefit from a bit more WHY be sure to listen in today! 

Links: Jodi Morris LinkedIn | Connecting Growth Globally

Episode 154 - The Art & Science of Marketing with Andrew Healy

Episode 154 - The Art & Science of Marketing with Andrew Healy

April 9, 2019

At Top Advisor Marketing we don't look at anyone as "the competition". Which is why it's always a pleasure to host someone else in the financial marketing industry to share their expertise and insights. 

Joining Matt today is Andrew Healy, co-founder and partner at the financial marketing agency Water & Wall. Andrew co-founded Water & Wall with the expressed purpose of applying his love for capturing clients’ stories and sharing it with the exact right audience to help their businesses grow. He takes a measured, disciplined approach to the communications process that has resulted in some of the longest-tenured client relationships in the business, and he’s a driving force behind the agency’s expansion into digital and next-gen marketing techniques. 

Matt and Andrew discuss what holds advisor's back from marketing, key components to building an authentic brand, what crisis management can look like in finance and so much more! Be sure to tune in today to discover how to create your own complete marketing solution! 

Links: Andrew Healy LinkedIn | Water & Wall Group