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0:21:04

Working with middle-market millionaires

Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC 5.0

People with $1 million to $5 million in assets, which is a niche with a large supply of clients, often are not prepared for retirement. Gagne shares his secrets on how to work with that market. Presented at the 2016 ConneXion Zone at the Annual Meeting.

0:14:14

Life insurance is free with recovered lost opportunity cost

Thomas W. Young, CLU, ChFC 5.0

Young discusses how he wants to create more wealth for his clients so that they can make more efficient decisions.

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.

0:12:59

3 questions you should ask middle America

Seth Groff 0.0

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

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.

0:09:10

The income robbers

Sonny Goldstein, CLU, CFP 0.0

Goldstein shares how products he provides can protect your prospects' income against death, disability, old age and taxation.

0:01:44

Help your clients stick to the plan: One minute…inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 0.0

Sticking to their financial plans is critical component to clients reaching their financial goals. Sometimes, however, clients veer off course. Keep clients on track using this advice from a Top of the Table qualifier.

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.

0:01:38

Advising clients: Earn referrals when you earn trust

Jerry Yeo 5.0

When you offer clients options for how to reach their goals, they become receptive to your advice and you gain their trust. In turn, clients will refer you to others.

Review leads to revamp

Liz DeCarlo 0.0

A review of life insurance policies turns up major problems that an MDRT member must solve.

0:16:54

Your Life Pie

Gary F. Heuer, FIC 5.0

The discovery process for finding out what your prospect or client needs is a crucial step. Heuer illustrates his Life Pie concept, which helps build a connection and identify prospects' hot-button issues.

0:04:23

Help your client negotiate a better job offer

Renee Hanson, CFP, CDFA 0.0

Learn ideas how you can help your client negotiate for a better salary or benefits, from Top of the Table qualifier Renee Hanson.

0:11:57

Approaches to long-term care

Timothy Clairmont 5.0

Clairmont shares a unique presentation technique he uses with clients to get them to see the value of life insurance.

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.

The pit and the pendulum

Anirban Basu 0.0

Join high-profile economist Basu as he provides a data-driven update of the global, national and relevant regional economic performance. His expert insight touches several key aspects of economic life, including trends characterizing financial, real estate, energy and labor markets.

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>