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Are you doing enough with referral partners?

referral partners

Throughout my coaching, I often work with clients who have a team of financial planners. Within that team, you will have those that get a massive amount of referrals while others get next to none. What is the difference between them? Are you doing enough with referral partners? Back when I was an adviser, I worked…

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How to have the price conversation with clients

price

Why is it that some planners get so worried when it comes to discussing the price of a financial plan?  Perhaps you have experienced it yourself, where you have shied away from talking about price with your clients? Each week I get the opportunity to observe financial planners in meetings with their clients. Some are…

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Are you missing opportunities to upsell and cross-sell

upsell and cross-sell

Are you missing opportunities by not having a more meaningful conversation with your clients? When faced with the pressure to increase sales it can be easy to focus on generating new business and miss the opportunities to have a deeper more meaningful conversation with your clients and uncover more needs. Upsell and cross-sell should be…

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Is trust more important than value?

trust

Is trust more important than value? As you are well aware, the royal commission has put our industry under the microscope. As a result, our conversations with clients are going to get harder, and that’s a challenge all advisers need to be prepared for. In my business, I often find that financial planners believe that…

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Do you know what your customers say about you?

customers

Do you know what your customers say about you? Having clients that promote you and your services is one of the best indicators of success and has been found to increase retention, referrals and spend. But how do you have more promoters than detractors? In our overscheduled, distraction riddled, multi-tasking days, providing consistently high-quality service…

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Do you know what your True Conversion rate is?

conversion rate

Do you know what your TRUE conversion rate is? I often ask this of financial advisers I work with and they usually come back with a confident answer of “I convert 80-90% of my sales meetings”.  But when we plug the real figures into a calculator the reality is, it’s a lot closer to 40-50%…

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Is The Time Spent In Appointments Taking Over Your Days

Appointments

Is the time you are spending in appointments taking over your day?  When you are time poor already, there is nothing more frustrating than spending too long in appointments and not enough time doing more productive activities.     It is a frustration I hear all the time from the financial planners I work with but is a…

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Are The Questions You’re Asking Stopping You?

Asking Questions

Are the questions you’re asking – or not asking – stopping you from uncovering more client needs? I get to observe Financial Planners conduct interviews each week and find the questions you ask clients not only tell you a lot about them, but they also tell your client a lot about you. I always find it…

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The 1-Hour Client Appointment

Case Study – Glenn Browne Head of Advice

Are you spending more than 1 hour in client appointments? In this day and age, our natural state is busy. But being busy doesn’t mean we are productive. As a financial planner, spending too much time in appointments will have a negative flow on effect, leaving limited time for the activities that will make a difference…

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Generating Referrals

Generating Referrals

Hasn’t that week flown by! I’m so excited to share Key #6 with you because it can make a HUGE difference to your business. We all understand the power of referrals. They are high leverage, they allow you to skip the time and financial investment involved with sourcing new leads and fast forward the sales…

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