Category Archives: Practice Mgmt

12 Days of Marketing – Business Life Integration



All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. These words of wisdom come to life in today’s episode as Matt and Coach Joe explore how advisors can handle business/life integration.

Balance is a struggle in every area of our lives, whether it be our diets, our relationships, or our professions. So take some time and learn how you can balance and integrate your personal and professional life today!


12 Days of Marketing – Evaluate and Benchmark



Benchmarks are a cornerstone to your business success. They give you an opportunity to reflect, evaluate, and challenge yourself in the upcoming year to meet goals. However, benchmarks can be another one of those tasks that simply gets forget. As people say, when something works well, we tend to stop doing it simply because we don’t acknowledge or allocate for it.

Coach Joe has a three part process to help you wrap up 2018 and set yourself on a better path for 2019. Get your benchmarks set, and roll on past them with your most successful year yet!


12 Days of Marketing – Plan To Do The Plan



We all have “plans” but what makes plans a reality? Actually DOING them. So when it comes to building your business plan what’s stopping you? For many of us it’s that we simply right it down as something to get done, without taking the necessary steps to make it happen. Whether that’s blocking our calendar time, arranging a coaching session to prepare for the plan, or simply getting your team together to discuss the business you’re building.

Listen in as Coach Joe explains the value in planning your plan, and get ready to rock in 2019!


12 Days of Marketing – Why Advisors Fail



Failure. It’s not a topic anyone likes to dwell on, yet let’s face – we all fail. Including advisors. And one of the major areas advisors tend to fall down is in creating their own business plan.

Once again, Matt Halloran is joined by the business planning guru Coach Joe Lukacs, to discuss what types of tools and techniques Joe brings to his advisor clients to get them through the struggle that is advisor planning.

Don’t let past business plan failures impede your future success!

Links: Coach Joe’s LinkedIn


12 Days of Marketing – Why Do a Plan?



It’s the beginning of the 12 days of Marketing! To celebrate the holidays and Business Planning month, our host Matt will be joined by Joe Lukacs, AKA Coach Joe, for the next 12 episodes to discuss with us how to create a rockstar business plan for 2019.

To kick start the marketing season, Joe and Matt dive into the value of having a proper business plan. If this is something you’ve always considered doing but couldn’t find the time or see the value, tune into this episode to find out the truth behind the why of business planning!

LINKS: Joe Lukacs LinkedIn


Ep 123 – Power of the Purse with Lynn Evans



Have you ever thought you had such a great ideasomeone might just pay you to read it? Often times advisors reach a point in their development where they’re told to put pen to paper and draft the next best financial read. But how many of us consider what a great opportunity a book can be for marketing?

Joining Matt today is fellow podcaster, author, CFP®, and speaker Lynn S. Evans to discuss how she developed, marketed, and wrote her book, Power of the Purse.

Lynn is a national leader in the financial planning industry. Lynn has a profound understanding of the deep relationships that revolve around women and money. Through the work of her book, podcast, radio show, and financial network, Lynn has made it her personal mission to help baby boomer women become financially literate and take back control of their finances.

Learn more about Lynn, her book, and marketing in this great episode today!

LINKS: Power of the Purse Podcast | Women of Substance | Lynn S Evans LinkedIn | Power of the Purse Book


Ep 121 – Merging Your Firms with Jennifer Goldman



Matt is joined by returning guest Jen Goldman, of Jennifer Goldman Consultants to discuss a big topic, with little content – how to merge a CPA firm with a wealth management firm.

As a business transformation consultant Jen has experienced first hand the growing pains that come from merging these two businesses. When her journey began, she sought all the material and advice should could online, and surprisingly, came up pretty empty handed. With over 50% of CPA firms now offering some form of wealth management, it’s hard to envision that this practice has been so over looked.

But fear not. Given Jen and Matt’s shared experience on the topic, the two of them dive into some of the key things you need to know about making your business merger a major success.

LINKS: Jen Goldman LI | Jennifer Goldman Consulting


Ep 120 – Getting Stuff Done with Dave Crenshaw



Best selling author, speaker, business coach Dave Crenshaw joins Matt Halloran today to discuss what he knows best – accountability and time management. Dave is a particular expert in his field as his personal background isn’t that he’s a classic type A person. On the contrary, Dave has been diagnosed with ADHD, making him inherently disorganized.

Unlike many others we often hear from explaining to us how to stay focused, Dave has overcome his natural instinct for chaos and can now behave as though he has inherently organized, a skill set he has now taught hundreds to thousands of people. Having designed a system that was built for the most disorganized person in the world, Dave understands how to take anyone, regardless of their starting point, to a level of successful organization.

Together with Matt, Dave is going to explore how you can become the master of your own time by understanding a few of the simple lies we often tell ourselves that keep us from optimal efficiency. If you’re ready to take 2019 by storm, listen in today and find out how to become master of your own time and success.

Links: Dave Crenshaw Linked | DaveCrenshaw.com |


Episode 117 – Video Marketing with Robin Powell



As an advisor, what is the best way to communicate with your clients? Many of us read or create blogs for our clients, or perhaps have even broken into the world of audio podcasting. But have you ever created a video for your clients? Or are you deterred by what you feel is a cumbersome and expensive medium?

Today, Top Advisor Marketing is travelling across the Atlantic to speak with Robin Powell, journalist and financial educator, on the topic of video marketing with advisors.  Robin specializes in creating quality video products for advisors, and his here to share in his expertise and maybe convince some of our listeners that video has a place in their marketing plan.

Learn how you can create your own video marketing to build rapport, drive website traffic, and create lasting and memorable content.

LINKS: Robin Powell


Episode 116 – Persuasive Communication with Jeff Tippet



Client acquisition is one of the most expensive parts of running a business. From the marketing to the sales calls to the seminar events, everything has a cost. So are there ways to make all of those steps more affective?

Professional Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Jeff Tippet joins host Matt Halloran today to discuss how you can use persuasive communication to build the business you want.

Persuasive communication often gets a bad rapt for being aligned with manipulation. However, the two couldn’t be further from the same thing. Persuasive communication techqniues call someone to something using effective reason and argument. We all believe in the products we are selling, and persuasive communication can help you effectively articulate this.

If you’re interested in fixing your communication skills, and developing stronger and longer lasting client relationships, listen in with Jeff and Matt today!

LINKS: Pixels are the New Ink | Jeff Tippet LinkedIn