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11 keys to impactful networking

Joseph M. Thomas 5.0

Would you like to feel more confident when you go to a networking event? Do you wonder how other advisors get so many quality appointments and never cold call? Thomas shares how to attend the right events and land meetings with your ideal prospects. This includes a discussion of the variety of networking events out there and how to utilize the connections made in these settings. Every time you introduce yourself to a new person, you have the potential to make a contact. Leave this session with the ability to make the most of those opportunities.

Panel: Tips for switching to fees

Caroline A. Banks, FPFS; Kenneth E. Davy, Cert PFS, FCII; Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC; Gino Saggiomo, CFP 0.0

Regulations around the world have left many advisors with no other option than switching from a commission-based business model to one that centers around fees. Other advisors have made the switch voluntarily when they saw the benefits. A panel of industry veterans who have successfully incorporated fees into their businesses discuss the challenges and rewards of the switch from the perspective of both the advisor and the client. Among the questions the panel addresses:<br> • How do you properly value your advice?<br> • Do you base your fees on time spent, value added or a combination of the two?<br> • Do you pick a “line in the sand” date to transition clients to the model, or is there a transition period?<br> Gain proven ways to convince clients that paying for advice is best for them, tips for compliance, confidence in your ability to transition your practice and excitement about the opportunities ahead.

0:20:55

Sales mastery

Sol Hicks 5.0

Hicks talks about his career and answers questions of members on how to increase their production.

How to develop and manage a 401(k) practice and use your position to acquire high-net-worth clients

Richard John Cawthorne Jr. 0.0

Since Cawthorne started Alpha Pension Group more than a decade ago, the firm has maintained a client retention rate of 100 percent. Learn how the longtime MDRT member achieved consistently growing success by taking control of the 401(k) market, managing his own firm and using his position as a 401(k) expert to gain high-net-worth clients. He will also explain how he’s created a repeatable investment strategy for all clients, which has maximized his firm’s efficiency and allowed him to grow his client base exponentially each year.

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Growing a niche market: Female clients in life transitions

Renee Hanson, CFP, CDFA 5.0

How do you find clients who fit your niche and work with the right centers of influence? Find out from Top of the Table qualifier Renee Hanson how she finds clients who are going through divorce, loss of a spouse or job transition.

0:15:54

Standing out from the crowd

Chris Leach, Dip PFS 0.0

Leach gives tips for how you should stand out from other financial advisors

5 keys to successful workplace negotiations

Robert Cialdini 0.0

Whether selling products to clients, vying for more company resources or simply managing your day-to-day workload, being able to successfully negotiate with others is essential for success.

Step on the marketing and business accelerator with LinkedIn

Barbara Rozgonyi 0.0

In the financial services industry, there’s no better place to spend your time online than LinkedIn. Find out how to transform a lonely LinkedIn profile into a super-charged network that positions you and your company as the leaders your target clients are looking for. More than just an online resume, your LinkedIn profile connects you to the virtual marketplace of the business world. With more than 400 million members, LinkedIn offers a high-performance personal branding platform that you activate, design and manage. You can grow your business by integrating LinkedIn into sales, customer service or marketing efforts for immediate and long-term impact throughout your business and community.

The marketing campaign about nothing

Joseph A. Trovato 0.0

Remember when business was fun? You’re allowed. It’s OK. In fact, people tend to do business with people they like, according to Trovato. You can be the best financial planner in the world, but if no one knows you, loves you and trusts you, you will be a lonely financial planner with lots of time on your hands. Using a play on the TV show “Seinfeld,” where “nothing” really means everything, Trovato helps you learn how and why to do successful client events, explains why traditional mission statements don't work and what to do instead, and shares how he achieved Top of the Table status in just two years.

Social media at the next level

David M. Ethell, LUTCF; Ken Ibuki 0.0

How you can stand out from the Internet crowd.

Think the unthinkable to spark transformation in your business

Nikhil J. Anandpara, CFP, CII 0.0

In this session, Anandpara teaches you how to build a personal brand to set yourself apart from the competition. He illustrates ways to zero in on a businesses’ unique products and services to define what differentiates one business from the rest. He also helps you better understand client needs and perceptions, teaches you how to use customer feedback to strengthen marketing efforts, and discusses how to develop creative sales presentations. This session offers content specific to India.

0:07:26

Acquire clients for free

Bill Bachrach 4.3

The key to acquiring high-net-worth clients by referrals and building high-trust relationships, from Bill Bachrach, who is a top coach for financial advisors.

Create a niche market by focusing on young professionals

Matt Pais 0.0

Dimitry Neyshtadt takes inspiration from his parents in helping other families.

Who does Google say you are?

Liz DeCarlo 0.0

Building a positive online presence can be key to connecting with prospects.

Finding referrals and overcoming objections

Liz DeCarlo 0.0

Work with clients without fearing rejection and get referrals without asking.

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The fear of splitting commissions: One minute inside a high-performing office

Micheline Varas, RHU 5.0

When is 100 percent less profitable than 50 percent? Find out from a Top of the Table qualifier.