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How to Become a More Productive Advisor

In 1985, I conducted what I believe to be the first study in the financial services industry to see what advisors do with their time. During the course of this study, I made a surprising discovery: Advisors were worth at least $1,000 an hour when they were meeting and talking to qualified clients and prospects. I’ve conducted that study again and again. Today, advisors are worth $1,500 per hour…

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7 Tips for Better Subject Lines – Financial Advisors

Don’t leave your email marketing to chance -According to Jack Flynn of Zippia, “47% of email recipients will open an email based on the subject line alone.” Your email subject line serves as a first—and sometimes last—impression. “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty cents out of your dolla…

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How Financial Advisors Ignore 50 of their Best Prospects
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How Financial Advisors Ignore 50% of their Best Prospects

Have you ever felt like tearing your hair out because you just don’t know where to look for new prospects? If so, the solution to finding fantastic prospects is surprisingly simple: To figure out what your best prospects look like, and where to find them, first take a look at your best clients…

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Fantastic Prospects and where to find them
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Fantastic Prospects and Where to Find Them

Have you ever felt like tearing your hair out because you just don’t know where to look for new prospects? If so, the solution to finding fantastic prospects is surprisingly simple: To figure out what your best prospects look like, and where to find them, first take a look at your best clients…

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3 Prospecting Truths All Financial Advisors Must Know
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3 Prospecting Truths all Financial Advisors Must Know

A “channel” is a “trench, furrow, or groove.” Water flows in channels — and so do assets. Example: You have a client who is a real estate agent in a high-end golfing community. She is making money hand over fist and adding $500,000 a year to her portfolios. You ask yourself, “How can I get more clients like this?” Well, you need a list. Here are some possible steps…

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A Simple Way to Stand Out from Other Financial Advisors
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A Simple Way to Stand Out from Other Financial Advisors

The Importance of Dripping – for decades, I have coached financial advisors to send a letter to their clients and prospects every month on a topic of interest to them. This is called “dripping,” and it’s key to: client retention, business now, new assets and new clients. There are many reasons why dripping is effective at all these things..

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How to Grow Your Business During Volatile Markets

Volatile markets are something all financial advisors have to deal with sooner or later. During my forty years in the industry, I’ve coached tens of thousands of advisors through multiple bear markets and dozens of market corrections. The 1987 stock market crash. The bursting of the dot-com bubble. The aftermath of 9/11…

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7 Tips to Nail Your Next Webinar
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7 Tips to Nail Your Next Webinar

If you are unprepared, uncomfortable on camera, babble about random facts that are disconnected from your topic, and tell bad jokes, you won’t get the appointments you need to keep yourself in business. On the other hand, if you are well-prepared, and your webinar topic is relevant and interesting, you interact with your audience, then you will get appointments…

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Think Windfalls Are Just Good Luck Think Again
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Think Windfalls Are Just Good Luck? Think Again

Unless you’re brand new as a financial advisor, you’ve likely had one or more windfalls. One might have made your month. Another could have made your year. Occasionally, you will hear of a windfall that makes a career. Perhaps yours. Here are two that made careers. A phone call to an advisor, “I want you to meet my new…

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