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Are you getting the financial planning training you really need?

When I was 13 years old my father passed away from bowel cancer. Thankfully he was smart enough to take out life insurance, because without it, life would have been a lot different for me and my seven brothers and sisters. While it didn’t make us millionaires, it did allow us to stay in the […]

Are you doing enough with 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 […]

How to have the price conversation with clients

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 […]

Is trust more important than value?

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 […]

Do you know what your customers say about you?

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 […]

Do you know what your True Conversion rate is?

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% […]

Is The Time Spent In Appointments Taking Over Your Days

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 […]

The Many Ways To Cross-Sell And Up-Sell

One of the fastest ways to make more sales is to get your existing clients to spend more with you. Knowing firsthand what it’s like to do business with you, your existing clients are not only easier to convert, they don’t require any additional spend to reach them. Cross-sell and Up-sell your way to success. […]

Developing Time Management Skills For Sales People

168 hours. That is the amount of time we each have every week. But while the time we have might be equal, how we manage it can differ greatly. How you manage your 168 hours, can determine your level of success. Let’s explore what’s required for developing time management skills for your sales people. I’m […]

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