Happy Thanksgiving – Why We Should Be Profoundly Grateful That We Are Financial Advisors

Happy Thanksgiving - Why we should be profoundly grateful that we are Financial Advisors

Despite the pervasive and crippling ‘bad news sells’ syndrome, people the world over do pause to give thanks for all that is good. Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October. The Koreans celebrate Chusok in August. The Chinese celebrate in August as well, in a festival called August Moon. India celebrates Pongal in January. The Germans normally celebrate Erntedankfest in October. The United States celebrates Thanksgiving in November. We all, in our own way, celebrate the bountiful harvest.

Why we should be profoundly grateful that we are Financial Advisors

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What Financial Advisors Read The Most on Our Blog in 2016

What Financial Advisors Read The Most on Don Connelly’s Blog in 2016

Did you know that you are one of over 30,000 Financial Advisors and Wholesalers who have read Don’s blog posts in 2016? We decided it’d be great to close our blogging year by bringing back to your attention the top 10 blog posts that our community enjoyed the most during the past year.

Top 10 posts on Don’s blog, published in 2016

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Why Is Online Reputation Important for Your Success as a Financial Advisor

Why Is Online Reputation Important for Your Success as a Financial Advisor

As Don Connelly always says, only three things must take place for you to get a new client: that person must like you, trust you and think you are smart. But how could prospects like you, trust you and think you are smart if they never met you? How do you come across as likeable, trustworthy and smart if you have no prior relationship with them?

The answer lies in your online reputation.

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5 Email Marketing Trends for Financial Advisors

5 Email Marketing Trends for Financial Advisors

Contrary to what many business owners believe, email marketing is not dead and it is still one of the best communication channels to keep in touch with prospects, especially in the Financial Advisory industry.

Nothing can beat connecting in person but let’s be real. It’s impossible to meet and talk on the phone with hundreds of people who have your business card and might open an account with you one day. Here’s when email comes in handy.

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Why Financial Advisors Should Do Seminars

Don Connelly tips on his blog

One of my Don Connelly 24/7 subscribers asked me how I liked seminars for a prospecting idea. The answer is ‘I love seminars’. Here are a couple of reasons why.

Listen to this audio episode to hear Don’s full answer, or read the transcript below.

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How Financial Advisors Can Use LinkedIn for Prospecting – Part 2

How Financial Advisors Can Use LinkedIn for Prospecting – Part 2

Last month we published the first of a series of blog posts to help Financial Advisors use LinkedIn for prospecting. It covered the following topics:

What makes LinkedIn such a powerful tool for Financial Advisors.
How Financial Advisors can create a compelling LinkedIn profile.
How Advisors can establish a powerful network of 1st and 2nd degree connections on this professional network.
Today’s post will give a few advanced tips for Financial Advisors to prospect through LinkedIn, with a focus on three key areas:

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Why Financial Advisors Get Fired

Why Financial Advisors Get Fired

Financial advisors get fired because they aren’t ‘the full package’. They may provide ‘good’ service, but is it exceptional? They may have a winning personality, but do they pay attention to their clients? They may return calls but never instigate them – and while they may understand their products, do they believe in them?

In order to make sure you don’t get fired you need to cover all these bases and more.

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Visualization Techniques Help Financial Advisors Succeed

Visualization Techniques Help Financial Advisors Succeed

Visualization is a technique used by many top athletes to help them stay at the top of their game. It’s what athletes call ‘mental rehearsal’. They develop clear pictures in their mind of what they want to happen, and repeat these images over and over, rehearsing the mind to enable the body to perform what has been visualized. It’s a highly effective technique with some studies reporting that practicing visualization improves performance almost as much as physical practice alone.

Visualization is not just for athletes either. It’s a highly valuable tool that can help you succeed in your career as a financial advisor.

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Digital Marketing Trends 2015 for Financial Advisors

Digital Marketing Trends 2015 for Financial Advisors

Did you know that according to recent Gartner research, digital marketing accounted for 25% of all the marketing dollars spent in 2014 and it is expected to reach 33% in 2015?

Though traditional marketing methods like seminars, telemarketing, trade shows, print media, exhibitions, and networking groups are still effective, let’s face it – Top Financial Advisors have stayed ahead of the game by adapting their marketing initiatives to the digital world we live in.

So don’t get left behind! Update your marketing strategy for the year ahead and build a competitive advantage by following the digital marketing trends of 2015. Start with these four areas of improvement:

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