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0:08:41

Dealing with clients’ other sources of financial input

MDRT 0.0

How do you get clients to see you as an expert when they might have family members or friends close to them offering advice as well? In this episode, MDRT members share how they separate their knowledge from the input of armchair advisors. <br><br> You’ll hear from:<br><br> Travis D. Manning, CLU, CFP<br> Angelia Z. Shay, ChFC, CLU<br><br> Episode breakdown:<br><br> 0:29 – When a family member with limited information considers themselves an expert<br> 2:51 – Differentiating academic knowledge from practical knowledge <br> 4:08 – Helping the client understand and own their decisions, not just let you decide for them<br> 5:12 – Explaining coverage even when clients don’t want to know<br> 6:48 – Being intuitive when you need to invite someone else into the discussion

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.

0:02:48

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?

0:21:04

Working with middle-market millionaires

Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC 4.5

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.

0:10:38

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.

1:00:18

Best practices for nonqualified deferred compensation

Kirk Wolf, CFA 0.0

The session takes a comprehensive look at nonqualified deferred compensation plans and illuminates best practices in 2018. Wolf will help you develop a greater understanding of the unique benefits and flexibility inherent in NQDC plans, and how to apply those benefits as solutions to issues commonly faced by employers and key employees. Come away with two specific communication strategies to communicate NQDC solutions to your clients and prospects.

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)

0:01:23

Is there anything I can worry about for you? One minute inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 5.0

What do clients ultimately want? The way Top of the Table qualifier Alain Quennec closes his client meetings makes a difference.

0:14:29

Critical illness — line of credit

Godfrey Phillips, FChFP, JP 0.0

Learn strategies for selling critical illness insurance. Phillips offers his favorite techniques to demonstrate the need for this product. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:13:30

Medicare essentials

Dennis P. Sunderman 0.0

More than 50,000 people in the United States depend on Medicare as a foundation for their health care needs. The baby boomer population will increase this number to 100,000 by 2023. Understanding the transition into Medicare as a result of "aging in" or as a part of retirement is confusing for most people. Sunderman covers the basics of Medicare benefits, how and when to enroll, cost and supplemental choices for original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Part D for drugs. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

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.

0:01:44

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.

0:09:56

What advisors wish they knew sooner

MDRT 0.0

Have you always helped clients as much as possible? When did you realize how communication impacts the service you provide and the information you gather? In this episode, MDRT members share changes they have made in their practice from lessons that, if possible, they would have learned earlier. <br> <br> You’ll hear from: <br> Harpreet Atwal <br> Rick Jones, CFP <br> Brent Kimball, ChFC, CFP <br> Michaela Scott, CFP, RICP<br><br> Episode breakdown:<br> 0:26 – The expenses of divorce<br> 1:13 – Adjusting your approach to help clients prevent problems<br> 2:29 – Are you being as comprehensive as you can?<br> 4:47 – Learning to ask more questions<br> 5:43 – Let the clients provide the answers<br> 6:24 – Make sure to relax

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.

0:01:38

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.

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.