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1:00:12

Closing the gap – Your way to MDRT

Mohamad Manmohan Abdullah, ChFC, CLU 5.0

Abdullah's belief is that most life insurance policies will not adequately provide for beneficiaries, and he explains how the discovery process which starts at the prospecting stage can lead to ensuring adequate coverage to beneficiaries. Educating our clients about the right ways of securing their future is the focus of this session. (Session in English)

0:12:59

3 questions you should ask middle America

Seth Groff 5.0

Groff of Assurity Life shares questions all advisors should ask their clients to make them as comfortable as possible.

0:02:48

How saying no to clients’ children saves retirements

Brad J. Myers 5.0

Your clients love their children, of course. As a financial advisor, what do you do when their children are asking for too much money and endangering their parents’ comfortable retirement?

0:14:46

Choosing vs. buying

Sofia Zervoudaki 0.0

Buying any kind of not-obligatory insurance is all about making a choice: to take action or to stand still, to talk about difficult issues or to take care of the easy ones, to use the funds for the "what ifs" or for the "now and heres." Zervoudaki discusses how to accomplish the task of making a client's choices — and their effects — entirely clear because, no matter what, there is always the opportunity cost, and that is specific and measurable. Learn how to prevent the client from choosing nothing over something because they can't see the best alternative.

0:20:32

Legacy building

Frederick T. Scruggs, CLU, ChFC 0.0

Put yourself in the quarterback role for your clients' business planning process. Scruggs explains the advisor's long-term role in leading, managing, and organizing business success(ion) planning for private and family businesses. The advisor is best suited to manage this process — not the lawyer or banker, and certainly not the business owner. Your experience, current relationships, and access to resources make you the ideal choice for this role that could last for decades. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:03:41

Top advisors and their significant cases

Tony Gordon; Alessandro M. Forte, Dip PFS 5.0

Every financial advisor has a case they always remember. Longtime Top of the Table members Gordon and Forte talk about what those clients mean to them. <br><br> To view the full presentation, click here: <a href="https://rz.mdrt.org/video/a-conversation-the-journey-to-success/">"A conversation: The journey to success"</a>

0:16:46

Maximizing survivor Social Security

Peter Hill, ChFC 0.0

We know the surviving spouse will receive the larger of the two Social Security checks at the first death. Is the surviving spouse prepared to give up one-third or greater of the total Social Security income at the first death? If not, consider using some of the Social Security income to buy life insurance on one or both of the spouses. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:05:46

Are your clients giving away their retirement funds?

Travis D. Manning, CFP, CLU 5.0

Clients may not understand how to manage their retirement funds, sometimes giving too much of it away to children and leaving too little for the retirees to live off of. Here’s how one MDRT member talks with his clients about this.

0:08:51

3 questions to ask every prospect and client

Theodore S. Rusinoff, CFP 5.0

<p>Top of the Table qualifier Ted Rusinoff believes you need to ask every prospect and client three questions: 1) What do you own? 2) Why do you own it? 3) When was the last time you took a look at it?</p> <p>These questions keep the planning process active and engaged.</p>

0:01:09

Being a trusted advisor not a salesperson: One minute…inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 5.0

As a high-performing advisor, trust is the basis of strong relationships. Find out more from a Top of the Table qualifier how he presents himself as a trusted advisor to clients.

0:10:38

Navigating clients' emotions

Paula C. Brancato, MBA, CFP; Jeanmarie Elizabeth Kricher 5.0

Clients' emotional decision making can be challenging. Paula C. Brancato, MBA, CFP, and Jeanmarie Elizabeth Kricher share how they've learned to determine what their clients really want and build trusting relationships with them. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes. <br> <br> The Million Dollar Round Table® (MDRT) does not guarantee the accuracy of tax and legal information and is not liable for errors or omissions. You are urged to check with tax and legal professionals in your state, province or country. The MDRT also suggests you consult local insurance and security regulations and compliance departments, pertaining to the use of any new sales material with clients. Copyright 2016 Million Dollar Round Table.

0:19:20

Top of the Table via disability insurance

David C. Blake 0.0

Did you know that individual long-term disability insurance contracts can be offered as a supplemental employee benefit for highly compensated professionals with permanently discounted rates and on a "guaranteed issue" basis? Through this type of voluntary offering an employer can create the opportunity for its highly compensated employees to protect uninsured income sources, replace qualified retirement plan contributions and do so without having to satisfy any medical underwriting requirements. This type of sales approach has enabled Blake to place hundreds of individual disability policies every year and create localized client/prospect nests for cross-selling opportunities. Learn how offering this coverage can enhance an employer's LTD benefit, how to enlist the aid of existing executive/professional clients to start this dialogue with their employers, and how web-based enrollment platforms created by a number of U.S. based insurance carriers can allow you to effectively approach large populations of highly compensated prospects.

0:02:52

Retirement income withdrawal strategies

Jonathan Peter Kestle, CLU, B Com 0.0

You’ll close with clients when you find tens of thousands of dollars in tax savings for them, and you can find those savings quickly by using technology, said Jonathan Kestle, a Court of the Table qualifier from Ontario, Canada. View this brief video to find out how he does that.

0:11:49

What to do when client information catches you off-guard

MDRT 0.0

What happens when an established client surprises you with previously undisclosed debt, or when you have to give a client difficult news about a policy someone else set up for them? In this episode, MDRT members discuss how they have adapted when startling information is revealed and adjusted their communication moving forward. <br><br> You’ll hear from:<br> Daniel Evan Jossen, CFP<br> Keunhwa Lori Moon<br> David John Munson Jr.<br><br> Episode breakdown:<br> 0:28 – An unexpected revelation from longtime clients<br> 2:54 – The lesson learned and next steps in planning<br> 4:01 – How to avoid this happening again<br> 5:23 – Reviewing client’s previously established plans you think should change<br> 9:00 – Dealing with relationships when sharing difficult information<br> 11:03 – The value of going back to basics

Active or passive? Both are irrelevant if they fail the investor

John E. Coyne III; Alex Potts; moderator: Craig L. Israelsen, Ph.D. 0.0

The portfolio losses that occurred during the Great Recession made it clear risk management practices were inadequate. Investors have become increasingly interested in outcomes and are beginning to drive a change in the conversation with advisors toward goals-based investing. A major question advisors face when building an investment strategy is, “Should I use passively or actively managed strategies?” If an advisor is going to adequately meet the changing needs of investors, they must be skilled in both asset allocation and manager selection — whether they fill the portfolio with passively or actively managed strategies. Learn ways to align your approach with an investor’s needs to remain focused on a goals-based or outcomes-oriented investment discussions.

0:36:12

Paychecks and playchecks

Tom Hegna, CLU, ChFC 5.0

Hegna, New York Life vice president, explains that the financial services industry was built for helping people survive poor economic markets. He describes how products can provide clients with a guaranteed paycheck for life.