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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.

0:21:04

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.

0:19:20

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.

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)

0:01:38

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.

0:20:32

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>

0:02:48

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?

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.

0:11:49

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

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.

Helping parents with irresponsible children

Bryce Sanders 0.0

When parents are worried about irresponsible children, it's up to you to help.

1:05:37

Science of investing

Guy E. Baker, MSFS, CFP 0.0

In this session, Baker uses technical analysis to show you how to be an investor and not merely a speculator in the market. Using a scientific approach means basing your strategies on evidence, predictability and repeatability. Baker discusses how to identify the four dimensions of risk (market, company size, relative price, profitability) and integrate them together for a portfolio that has the highest probability of performing well.

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.

Diversified to the CORE: A better starting point

Craig L. Israelsen, Ph.D. 0.0

Using historical data covering a 45-year period, family resource management expert and author Dr. Israelsen examines the performance of various asset classes and portfolios during the build-up phase (prior to retirement) and the draw-down phase (post-retirement). Learn more about historical performance of key portfolio asset classes, strategic portfolio design and management.

Combining anatomy and advising

Liz DeCarlo 0.0

<p style="font-size: 1.05rem; letter-spacing: -0.02em; color: #000000; font-weight: 600;">Yeoh draws on her medical background to help clients understand insurance and financial planning.</p>