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Six questions to create your value proposition for 2019

This week I had the honour of presenting at the Elder’s Conference in South Australia where I spoke on the importance of sharing your value proposition with prospects and clients. I truly believe we are very fortunate in the financial services industry. The value we provide our clients as a financial advisor, broker or agent […]

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 […]

How To Coach To KPIs

For the last few weeks one area of focus for me has been working with leaders around coaching around performance, it just seems to be that time of the year! As you may have found from personal experience, many performance conversations can be challenging and downright awkward and uncomfortable. But the right way to look […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are The Questions You’re Asking Stopping You?

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 […]

The 1-Hour Client Appointment

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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