How to Respond to the Comment ‘I Don’t Want to Lose Money’

How to Respond to the Comment ‘I Don’t Want to Lose Money’

I received an email from John in Texas with an interesting question. He said, “Every time I go into an appointment now, the first thing out of somebody’s mouth is, ‘I don’t want to lose any money.’

And I’ve been saying, ‘I don’t know anyone that ever does,’ as an ice breaker but I don’t feel comfortable. Can you give me a suggestion how to respond to that comment?”

Watch the video or read the transcript below to hear Don’s thoughts on how to respond to this question.

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5 Steps to Improve Your Sales Skills

5 Steps to Improve Your Sales Skills

Advisors often dislike being known as ‘sales people’ – they see the act of selling as somehow disreputable. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Selling is essentially the art of persuasion. If you are to get people to open accounts with you, you need to convince them it’s the right thing to do. You need to become proficient at selling if you want to grow your business.

Top advisors are inevitably skilled salespeople. Make it your aim to become great at selling by taking the following steps.

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4 Fears Prospecting Can Eliminate for You

4 Fears Prospecting Can Eliminate for You

Prospecting is the backbone of your business. Nothing happens until you get yourself in front of potential clients – which is why the most successful advisors are generally those who regularly prospect right through their careers.

The more you prospect, the more proficient you will become and the more business you will secure. The act of prospecting also empowers you and helps you to overcome your fears.

Here are four such fears that prospecting can eliminate for you.

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Four Common Client Objections and How to Counter Them

Four Common Client Objections and How to Counter Them

There’s so much uncertainty surrounding investing that people postpone the decision. Clients and prospects can think of a multitude of reasons not to invest: Whether it’s tax time, retirement looks too far away or they want to buy a new car or kitchen.

However, when clients say they’ll ‘think it over’ it doesn’t mean they’ve found a good reason to delay investing; perhaps it means they don’t trust you enough yet, perhaps they don’t understand what you said or perhaps you simply  haven’t  convinced them to act. So how do you get them to do the right thing and start securing their financial futures?

Here are some common objections you’ll face – and how to answer them.

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Overcoming Objections: Everything Financial Advisors Need to Know about It

Overcoming Objections: Everything Financial Advisors Need to Know about It

As we all know, the #1 reason for failure among Financial Advisors and Wholesales is they don’t see enough people. What you may not know is that many of them avoid prospecting because they don’t have a clue how to overcome prospects’ objections. If this is what’s keeping you from having your appointments book full, today’s post will teach you everything you need to know about overcoming objections. Read on.

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Why Focus on Bringing Your Prospecting Skills Up a Notch

Why Focus on Bringing Your Prospecting Skills Up a Notch in 2016

The raw truth about our business is that nothing happens without an appointment. You may be the greatest or the smartest advisor in the world, but if you don’t have enough appointments your business will suffer. If you don’t meet enough people, your business will suffer. If you are not a good prospector, your business will suffer.
Check out several posts that continuously received the most positive feedback from our readers this year – coincidentally, they are all about prospecting!

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