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0:15:23

I'm not retiring

Malcolm Charles Baxter; Clay Gillespie, CFP, CIM; Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU; John W. Homer, CLU, ChFC; D. Kyle Atkins, CLU, CFP; William J. Kanary 5.0

At the 2014 MDRT Top of the Table Annual Meeting, Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU, told attendees he's not planning on retiring, ever. For many MDRT members, succession planning, retirement and similar phrases all carry with them such weight. It's not easy to leave behind a business you built. In this episode of the MDRT Podcast, hear three members like you discuss what’s on their mind as they try to ensure the life of their practice, offering tips for how to best navigate this process. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast through SoundCloud or iTunes.

0:06:19

How to find the right staff

MDRT 0.0

Is the best person for the team someone exactly like you or just someone who believes in the business? In this episode, MDRT members share their insights on staffing.<br><br> You'll hear from:<br> Nguyen Le<br> Crawford McGill, CFP, AAMS<br> Renato Alarcon<br><br> If you'd like to subscribe, find us on iTunes at MDRT Podcast. <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.

0:18:08

Build trust by doing things your own way

MDRT 0.0

Do you establish trust with clients by talking or listening? Meeting with them at the office or out to lunch? In this episode, MDRT members recognize that advisors have many different styles, and people only trust you if you’re doing something that’s authentic.<br> <br> You’ll hear from:<br><br> Maryam Saber Ghafouri <br> Jake S. Ng, ChFC, CLU<br> Zoe B. Ng.<br><br> If you'd like to subscribe, find us on iTunes at MDRT Podcast.

0:06:51

How to boost your happiness by restarting your business

Karl Hartey and Harpreet Atwal 3.7

Do you continue to run a business that’s making you unhappy or do you close or sell your office and re-invent your business? Two members put their happiness first, restarted their financial services practice and found they created a better business because of it.

0:23:32

Grow your practice through service

David M. Ethell, LUTCF 0.0

We all know we need to see the people and that referrals are the best source of prospects. However, how do we track them and manage our client base? Effective management of this important information is just as important as prospecting. Learn how to manage your client relationships with your smartphone. Most agents spend 90 percent of their time finding new clients. Learn how to manage your existing clients through relationships and service.

0:15:03

Life after regulation in Australia

Ross Vanderwolf, CFP 0.0

Following 20 years of regulation, the financial services profession has experienced significant change. For Vanderwolf and other producers willing to keep looking forward, success is still possible. Vanderwolf details some of the changes he has experienced and how he has adapted and rebuilt his business.

0:18:20

It’s not about the money

Mary Fenwick 0.0

After her husband’s unexpected death, Mary Fenwick found that money was tied up with too much emotion. That was when her agent stepped up to help her and her family. Fenwick will share her story to illustrate why the role of an agent is not just about the transaction of selling a product, it’s about building a relationship over time. Selling a life insurance policy is one thing, but helping sort out the mess when there’s been an unexpected death is what is truly important. Fenwick is an advice columnist for Psychologies magazine, and she draws on her own experiences to help people acquire the skills needed to build enduring and genuine relationships.

0:05:23

High-quality client care ideas

Katy Baxter 5.0

Quality service builds stronger relationships with clients, even with regulatory challenges in England. Top of the Table member Katy Baxter talks about how what she offers clients sets her apart from other advisors.

0:21:39

Sorry, we don't do quotes

Peter Jason Byrne 5.0

Byrne shares how he transitioned from quotes to fees for insurance-only advice and some of the best practice ideas that helped him stop doing free work.

0:21:05

Build a meaningful practice with reflection, specialization and collaboration

Randy L. Scritchfield, CFP, LUTCF 0.0

Scritchfield discusses how he uses reflection, specialization and collaboration in managing himself and his business. He gives specific ideas, concepts and tools — such as a tool to measure how well you are managing your business as a business, not just as a salesperson.

0:06:19

How members globally use technology

Chee Hong “Vincent” Gan; Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC; Hidenori Miki; Hyoun “Pio” Park 0.0

Technology is changing the world. Members from Singapore, Japan and Korea discuss how it’s changing their practice – from how they communicate with clients to how applications are done.

0:18:52

How to add value to your business

Jedediah Harrison Levene, CFP, CLU; Marc Berube; James Alex; Sarah J. Kaelberer, CFP, ChFC 5.0

Ensure the long life of your business and the protection of your clients now, even if you're just entering the field. In MDRT's Podcast, Episode 3: "Adding Value," four MDRT members discuss how they add value to their business, and the steps you should take to do so as well. <br> <br> For more info on business continuation planning, please visit <a href="http://www.imdrt.org/decision/index.php">http://www.imdrt.org/decision/index.ph</a> <br> <br> Featured in this episode are Jedediah Harrison Levene, CFP, CLU; Mark Berube; James Alex, and Sarah J. Kaelberer, CFP, ChFC. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast through SoundCloud or iTunes. <br> <br> This example is for educational purposes only. Each professional should set his own terms and conditions of engagement with the client through the process of negotiation. <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 2015 Million Dollar Round Table.

0:04:04

3 keys to lasting success

Richard H. Sullenger 5.0

What creates lasting success? Build personal wealth by spending less than you make, participate in a study group and earn credentials, according to 2003 MDRT President Richard Sullenger.

0:03:05

Easy ideas for keeping clients happy

Tristan Hartey 5.0

When clients feel valued, they stay your clients. Try these ideas for offering clients the experience of exceptional service.

0:01:53

Stop wasting time

MDRT 0.0

Your time is precious — don't waste it. This video guides shows you how to track and evaluate how your time is spent each day.

0:05:09

How to be unforgettable

Venkateswara Rao Vakalapudi; Manu Dhawan; Manoj Mani Agrawal; and Plabita Sanjiv Priyadarsh 0.0

The advisors who succeed are the ones who provide outstanding client service. Three top advisors in India talk how they provide client service and make sure they’re unforgettable to their clients.