Category Archives: FinTech

Episode 267 – Ways To Get Women Highly Involved in Retirement Planning –– With Marcia Mantell



Women have very different retirements than men, starting with how they plan for it.

Today, Matt is joined by Marcia Mantell, the owner of Mantell Retirement Consulting, Inc., a retirement blogger, and author of “What’s the Deal with Retirement for Women?” and “What’s the Deal with Social Security for Women?”

Marcia speaks candidly about reasons to put away your bar graphs and start talking to women in a way that moves them to action. This episode is filled with tips you can use right away to help women plan for the retirement they’re hoping for. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • Why there are differences between how women and men plan for retirement
  • Ways to make conversations with women visual (without using boring pie charts)
  • How to bring what’s most important to women into the planning conversation
  • Reasons to add a Social Security expert to your team
  • And more!

Tune in now for proven ways to help women plan for retirement! 

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Mantell Retirement Consulting, Inc. | Boomer Retirement Briefs  | What’s the Deal with Retirement Planning for Women? by Marcia Mantell | What’s the Deal with Social Security for Women? by Marcia Mantell | Episode 264: How to Become an Author Without Writing a Single Thing

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Episode 243 – How to Make Your Advisor Website Accessible –– With Natalie Hadley



Making your advisor website accessible doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. And advisors who don’t make their website accessible will miss out on a $21 billion market. 

In this episode, Matt speaks with Natalie Hadley, the vice president of Outlook Business Solutions. Natalie unpacks actions you can take to make your website accessible to people with disabilities. 

In this episode, you will learn:  

  • How to make your website compatible with adaptive technology
  • How to tell if your website is accessible 
  • What you can do to improve accessibility on your website
  • Ideas on how to adapt your services to meet different needs
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how to make your advisor website accessible.

Resources: 

Top Advisor Marketing | Natalie Hadley on LinkedIn | nhadley@outlookbiz.co | Direct Line: 531-365-5347

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Episode 190 – The Truth about Marketing ROI



In today’s episode, Matt Halloran interviews our founder, Kirk Lowe, and they dive deep into the truth surrounding marketing ROI for advisors. 

For 20 years, Kirk has observed which marketing strategies give advisors the best outcomes. In this episode, he walks you through different mediums to explore their ROI-potential, their disadvantages, and what it takes to see worthwhile outcomes. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Which mediums are producing the best ROI
  • What role advisors play in creating their ROI
  • What the Micro-Influencer term means
  • How you can become more compelling with your niche
  • And so much more!

 Tune in now and find out the truth about marketing ROI for advisors.  

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing 

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Ep 184 – A Guide to Success and Enjoyment for Investment Advisors — With Bob DiMeo



Today, host Matt Halloran gets a behind-the-scenes look at Bob DiMeo’s boldly titled book, “50 Billion Reasons to Grow Your Practice: A Guide to Success & Enjoyment for Investment Advisors.”

In addition to penning a unique book for investment-advisors that supports their personal lives, Bob DiMeo is the managing partner at DiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC and is featured in numerous publications. In this episode, Bob speaks candidly about his marketing failures and wins, how he built his firm, and how you can build your practice and enjoy it! 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Bob’s mindset has allowed him to get to where he is now
  • What prompted him to write his book
  • How to be successful AND have enjoyment along the way
  • What Bob does to create work-life balance
  • How many times a good piece of content should be repurposed
  • And more!

Tune in to learn about Bob’s highly relevant book for investment advisors and to pick up marketing ideas for your practice!

Resources: Top Advisor Marketing | Bob DiMeoDiMeo Schneider & Associates, LLC

50 Billion Reasons to Grow Your Practice: A Guide to Success & Enjoyment for Investment Advisors | Year Up – Closing the Opportunity Divide

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Ep 177 – 7 Steps for Strategic Risk-Taking — with Craig Hersch



Today, Matt welcomes back a known thought leader Craig Hersch, estate planning attorney and founder of The Freedom Practice.

Craig is here to share how he’s grown his business to the point where he’s able to spend time focusing on his highest and best use. In this episode, Craig also uncovers seven steps for strategic risk-taking so you too can overcome your obstacles and start generating great ideas.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Craig’s seven steps for following through on your ideas
  • How your personality traits affect your ability to generate and carry out great ideas
  • The importance of looking back at how far you’ve come
  • Why you should be doubling your costs when doing a cost-benefit analysis
  • The importance of delegating tasks so you can carry out your highest and best use
  • And more!

Tune in and learn how to start putting your ideas into practice!

Resources: The Freedom Practice | The Estate Planner’s Practice Development Podcast | Kolbe Personality Test | The Blueprint Program

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Ep 174 – Start Creating Documented and Repeatable Systems — With Dean Soto



When Matt gets this excited about a guest, you know it’s going to be good!

Today, Matt chats with Dean Soto, president of Pro Sulum, about scaling your team and saving time by enlisting virtual assistants to document your systems. Dean also explains why rescinding control can be a good thing. In fact, Dean firmly believes that 95% of what we do can be done by someone else if there is a process in place.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What drove Dean to start his own business
  • Which essential and time-consuming tasks virtual assistants can do for you
  • Who the most important person is to have in your organization
  • How to make standard operating procedures easier to put together
  • Why virtual assistants will save you time and money
  • Where the name Pro Sulum came from
  • And more!

Listen in now to find out how to document your systems and free up your time!\

Resources: Dean Soto via LinkedIn | Pro Sulum

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Ep 171 – Start Interrupting Your Patterns — With Jon Dwoskin



Matt is excited to welcome business coach and author of “The Think Big Movement,” Jon Dwoskin to the show!

Jon and Matt take a deep dive into what you can do to get out of your own way, how to reconnect to the bedrock of what makes you tick, and how identifying your personal brand can help you manage your team more effectively.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Which traits to look for in a mentor
  • Examples of what your personal brand might be and how it affects your work and client relationships
  • How your relationships can change once you identify your personal brand
  • How to take the risks needed to get out of your comfort zone
  • The benefits of interrupting your patterns (and book recommendations!)
  • And more!

If you’re curious about how you can benefit from shaking things up and interrupting your patterns, hit that “play” button!

Resources: Jon Dwoskin Experience | Seat Of The Soul by Gary Zukav | The Think Big Movement: Grow Your Business Big. Very Big! | Jon Dwoskin’s cell #: (248) 535-7796.

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Ep 124 – The Value of Tech Integration with Kristen Schmidt



Today Matt is diving into the importance of technology integration with tech strategist, speaker, consultant, and founder of RIA Oasis, Kristen Schmidt.

Integrating your technology not only helps make things easier around your office, it can free up time so you can do more in your practice while creating better client services/experience, and creating seamless prospecting. Oftentimes advisors fail to use their technology to the fullest potential – with most firms only using 20-30% of what their technology offers.

As one of the few RIA tech experts, Kristen spends every day working with the very systems that drive your business. Kristen and Matt walk through the basic steps that you can take to evaluate your technology and come to some decision on what comes next.

LINKS: RIA Oasis | Kristen Schmidt LinkedIn 


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 108 – The Influencer Navigator Plan with Jay Palter



Today Matt is joined by Jay Palter, the Cheif Engagement Officer at jaypalter.com. Jay has been in the tech industry for over 30 years, and is providing something fundamentally unique and different when it comes to social media and influencers.

Jay has developed his own Influencer Navigator Plan as a tool to help you build a social media presence that that is both credible and visible to social media influencers in your field. It even goes so far as to advise you on WHAT to share, WHEN to share it, and WHO with.

If you’re looking to create some sustainable and impactful social media, be sure to tune in today!

Links: JAYPALTER.CA | Jay Palter LinkedIn


Episode 101- Your Nifty Virtual Assistant with Michelle Wong



It can be difficult to find the right people to support you as an adivsor. Creating a team that understands you and balances you skillsets often feels as though you’re asking a lot, especially if you’re limiting yourself to individuals who can come to your brick and mortar. Today Matt is sitting down with female entrepreneur and FPQP Michelle Wong to discuss her latest business and your solution to finding the perfect support system for your advisory firm.

Michelle is the founder and CEO of Nifty Advisor Support which offers a comprehensive virtual assistant program specifically tailored for RIAs. Nifty can assist your business with client service and operations, marketing and communication, and paraplanning. Michelle explores her process and methodolgy to providing RIA’s with the best service possible, at a minimal cost.

If you’re curious about how to improve your business without the hassel of creating a salaried position tune in with Michelle and Matt to explore the opportunities of Nifty Advisor Support.

LINKS: Nifty Advisor Support | Michelle Wong LinkedIn


Episode 99- Holiday Touch Point Tips with Luke Acree



You may not realize this… but the holidays are right around the corner. And now for many of us are first instinct is to be overwhelmed. With the holidays come so many other important obligations. But here at Top Advisor Marketing Podcast, we’ve been thinking ahead and we want to ensure our listeners are able to enjoy the holidays. Because really, it is a time to have fun and celebrate. But it’s also an important to for creating and delivering high quality pieces of communication.

Joining us today to discuss how to make your holiday schedule a little lighter is returning guest Luke Acree, President of ReminderMedia. Luke and Matt explore options for advisors that can be used during the holidays to ensure you’re keeping up your touch count, but also providing high quality content to your audience. Taking the time to investigate your plan and strategy today will make for an easier December.

Listen in today to learn how you can stroke one item off your Holiday-to-do-list in August!

LINKS: Reminder Media Podcast | Luke Acree


Episode 94 – Empowering Women in Finance with Katie Burke and Bridget Grimes



Did you know that fewer than one in four CFP® professionals are women and it’s been that way for at least a decade? Financial planning can be a great place for women to work, grown and thrive. So, why is it not attracting more women?  Its an industry about building relationships, problem solving, having control over your work and problem solving. All characterstics of a great field that should be appealing to both men and women.

Yet the continued male dominance has created a disparity in interest. Fortunately, on today’s espiode of Top Advisor Marketing Matt welcomes Bridget Grimes and Katie Burke, co-founders of Equita Financial Network, and two females in finance seeking to correct for that difference.

Bridget and Katie designed Equita to provide the support women aren’t getting from the male led firms that dominate the industry. Equita provides a variety of support systems to women financial planners including networking, scholarship opportunities, peer to peer mentoring, and professional development. It also has a fee structure system designed to reward women as they grow their firms. All of these strategies have been thoughtfully implements to help women become increasingly successful in the financial field.

In addition to running the Equita Financial Network, Bridget is a newly minted author of Corner Office Choices, and both Bridget and Katie manage their own financial planning firms.

To learn more about how Katie and Bridget are changing the way women work in finance, be sure to listen in today or check our Bridget’s new book, linked below.

LINKS: CORNER OFFICE CHOICES | Click here to listen to an exercpt of the book on iTunes | METHOD FINANCIAL PLANNING | WEALTH CHOICE


Episode 93 – Diversity and Inclusion in Finance with Robyn Pollack



When you look around the room at financial conference, it’s probably come to your attention that there just isn’t much diversity in the crow around you. You may not even need to be at a conference to notice the lack of diversity in the financial sector, you may be able to tell simply from looking at your office.

If this sounds like you, first off you’re not alone. And second, there are professional who can help you, such as this week’s guest, Robyn Pollack.

Robyn is the president and founder of Trellis Consulting. As a business strategist with an expertise in diversity and inclusion, Robyn increases financial return by teaching organizations to leverage their D&I Initiatives more effectively.Through years of experience working with businesses as a restructuring attorney, Robyn understands first-hand that business goals, objectives and strategies can only truly be achieved in a culture that is grounded in cultivating and valuing all stakeholders equally.

Learn more today on how you can ensure you’re promoting inclusion and diversity in your work place!

LINKS:  MINDSET | ROBYN POLLACK


Episode 92 – Creating Space for Serving Women with Barbara Provost



Do you feel as though your firm might be missing something? Or more specifically, someone? For decades now, many of us in the financial service industry have ignored 51% of the population, AKA the women. Matt is joined today by Barbara Provost of Purse Strings, LLC and Provost Consulting to discuss how you can change this and what opportunities there are for advisors to best serve women.

Barbara is an expert on women. With a doctorate in education she has spent the past 25 years building financial education products. Her experience and background create an ideal space to assist women in growing in their relationship with money, along with connecting with to properly vetted professionals.

If you’re interested in how you can create a more female accesible practice to help women manage their wealth (who, by the way, are  about 20 trillion dollars), Barbara has incredible thought leadership and insight to offer. Listen in today!

LINKS: www.pursestrings.co |  www.bprovost.com | Barbara Provost


Episode 91- Values, Finance, and Sustainable Investing with Kimberly Griego-Kiel



One word we hear on repeat in the financial industry is niche. For many that means targeting a very specific population, whether that be people from a certain industry, company, or lifestyle. But have you ever considered breaking into the niche of sustainable finances? For many, SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) may just be a buzzword, but for today’s guest it’s a way of life and business. 

In today’s episode, Matt is joined by a woman who not only walks the walk, but has also built a successful business when it comes to niche marketing and sustainable finance. Social advocate and financial planner Kim Griego-Kiel joins Top Advisor Marketing Podcast to share some of personally history with sustainable investing, along with the fundamentals. 

Kim is the president of Horizon’s Sustainable Financial Services, and has been in the sustainable investing industry for over 20 years. Kim walks Matt through the fundamentals of how a sustainable financial services business operates, and how other advisors can adopt similar practice to create lasting client relationships and portfolios.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can create a strong portfolio that reflects your client’s values and passions, this is an episode you won’t want to miss!

LINKS: www.HorizonsSFS.comKIMBERLY GRIEGO-KIEL


Episode 90 – Striking it Niche with Stephen Wershing



In today’s episode Matt is joined by the coach to the advisors, Stephen Wershing of Client Drive Practice. Together, Matt and Stephen discuss the important difference between a target market and niche. While everyone has a target market (that is a group of people you are specifically trying to attract to your practice), many advisors are still falling short of developing a strong and sustainable niche in their target market. A niche on the other hand is a unique experience you create to attract some of the individuals in your target market. Stephen and Matt dive into the particulars of what it takes to develop a strong and viable niche to drive people to your firm, and develop a strong referral marketing system.

LINKS: LinkedIn | Becoming Referable PodcastThe Client Driven Practice | Stop Asking for Referrals


Episode 88 – Should you be a Thought Leader?



How often do you encourter the words thought-leader in your daily consumption of content. As you might have guessed, it is a truisim that thought leaders tend to be the most successful individuals or firms in their respective fields.  However, thought leadership can be so much more than that. Today, Kirk and Matt discuss if you have what it takes to become a thought leader. At Top Advisor Marketing, being a thought leader goes beyond the basic definition. It’s not a pedigree. It isn’t where you went to school. Thought leadership means you provide the best and deepest answers to your customer’s biggest questions in the format your audience likes best. If you’re ready to task yourself with becoming a thought leader, listen in today to find out how you can use what you know and who you know to take your expertise to the next level.

RESOURCES: Russ Alan Prince and Bruce Rogers – ContributorBlog Post: What is a Thought Leader?

Michael Brenner Article: What Is Thought Leadership? And When You Should Use It?


Episode 87 – Influences vs Strategic Partnerships with Gwynn & Joanne



Today, Matt Halloran brings on two former guests Gwynn Sharick-Elberson and Joanne Giardini-Russell from Boomer Health Group. Gwynn and Joanne guide you through determining your Influencers vs Strategic Partners and how you can use strategic partnering to grow your practice. While influencers are often about uplifting and providing you with tools to get strategic partners, and Gwynn and Joanne are here to make sure you capitalize on grabbing those partnerships to reach your next goal as a financial advisor.

Tune in to listen to Gwynn and Joanne, who’s thought leadership will help you better understand and utilize both types of relationships!

Boomer Health Group


Episode 86 – The Power of Social Media with Heather Wilson



Today, Matt Halloran brings on Heather Wilson from SEI to discuss the power of Social Media and financial advising. At SEI, Heather is a social media manager who is responsible for overseeing multiple advisor accounts, giving her the real world experience to provide credible advice for you. Heather takes listerens on a guided tour of her world, and how she capitalizes on social media. With that in mind, Heather and Matt discuss what you can be doing NOW to reach out to your audience and grow a stronger relationship for those who follow you.

Tune in to find out how to manage your social media so that you can maximize your outreach!

LINKS: Heather Wilson | 5 Tactics to “Untroll” Your Online Trolls


Episode 84 – Getting to Know Justin Koehler



Today, Matt Halloran brings on a friend and a past colleague, Justin Koehler. Justin is the Director of Sales at Fusion Capital Management and is bringing some marketing tactics and insights that will help you free up your time so that you can be more efficient with marketing. Justin goes personal and explains his goals, what empowers him, and also how you should be always changing, evolving to become a better you.

Tune into this episode to learn more about marketing, yourself, and how Justin has evolved. Just like you should!

LINKS: JUSTIN KOEHLER | FUSION CAPITAL MANAGEMENT


Episode 71 – The 7 Dynamic Digital Prospect Techniques: Part 1



Welcome to the first installment of the 7 Dynamic Digital Prospect Techniques with Matt Halloran and Kirk Lowe. These techniques are 7 tried and true methods Matt and Kirk want to share with you to help you grow your prace. In their first segment, Mattand Kirk discuss the value of increasing your LinkedIn connections. LinkedIn can be an incredible marketing tool for advisor if used effectively. It’s important to understand the value of creating conversations and gaining influence in your network to build momentum. With time and diligence you can generate enough interest for people to reach out to you in search of your expertise. Creating this kind of online community is one of the many ways to create a dynamic digitial presence and strong customer relationships.

Tune in to find out how you can use LinkedIn to reach your audience!


Episode 61 – The Myth of Multitasking with Dave Crenshaw



Matt and Kirk are happy to welcome back returning performer Dave Crenshaw to Episode 61! Dave is the master of building productive leaders, and has appeared in Time Magazine, USA Today, Fast Company and BBC News. In addition to his business as a key note speaker, and his sought after LinkedIn Courses, Dave is a three time author, including the best selling time management book The Myth of Multitasking. In today’s episode, Dave dives into some of the key components of his book including the science behind multitasking, how to handle people who claim to multitask, and what’s the best way to move away from your old multitasking ways. If you’re ready to improve your productivity and get focused, listen in today!

 

LINK: DAVE CRENSHAW | DAVECRENSHAW.COM | THE MYTH OF MULTITASKING


Episode 60 – 5 Media Relation Tools for Advisors



As an advisor, you may consider interacting with the media a personal nightmare. Trying to understand rhyme or reason to what story make the news cycle, or who picks up your latest endevor can leave anyone frustrated. But don’t give up on the media yet! Matt and Kirk had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Bongiorno, a PR gladiator with decades in the business. Together, the three of them discuss 3 simple tools that can change your life when it comes to getting in front of the media. Whether you’re looking to be the next guest on your regional financial radio show, or your wanting some coverage from the local paper on your latest charitable event you’re going to want these 5 tools in your arsenal today!

 

LINKS: HELP A REPORTER | PRESS RUSH | CONNECT WITH BILL


Episode 59 – For the Women with Patti Morrison



Matt and Kirk are joined by returning guest Patti Morrison! Patti is an image strategist, and in this very important podcast discusses ways women can build and maintain a business casual closet. One of Patti’s passions is helping women find a wardrobe that works for them. When it comes to business attire, it’s a man’s world. A suit solves everything. But women often have a lot more choices when it comes to business attire which often causes more problems then it solves.

Patti breaks down for us the 10 key components to women’s business attire, so that your whole life isn’t about maintaining a wardrobe. With the help of Patti, you can plan to look like a 10 today!

LINKS: IMAGE STRATEGIST | PATTI MORRISON


Episode 58 – Where to find High Net Worth Women



Paulette Filion and Judy Paradi of StrategyMarketing.ca join Kirk and Matt to discuss their new advisor course “THE ART OF ACQUIRING FEMALE CLIENTS”. Many advisors struggle to find high net worth women, let alone convert them into clients. The art of prospecting female clients requires a different strategy and tool kit in order to be successful. Judy and Paulette discuss some of their tips to creating lasting female to advisor relationships, bringing case studies from real world experiences. If you’re looking to develop a larger business relationship with high net worth women, you’ll want to listen in today!

LINKS: JUDY PARADI | PAULETTE FILION | STRATEGY MARKETING | ARE YOU AS FEMALE FRIENDLY AS YOU THINK


Episode 57 – Prospects, Social Media, and The Best Brand with Jay Coulter



Have you ever questioned the value of social media in your business? Or used the excuse that your prospects don’t use social or that you don’t know what to say? Everyday people are filled with doubts about the value of their work, and in the financial advisor world, every dolar you spend on marketing you need to bring in 5 more in revenue.  Joining Kirk and Ray is brand and social media specialist Jay Coulter. Jay has over 20 years in the financial industry, and currently works for R.C. Whatley & Company and Pinger Systems. In addition to a full career and long list of credientials, Jay is the host of his own podcast, The Resiliant Advisor.  Today, Jay, Kirk and Matt dive into the value the social media as a tool for social advisors. Jay has expenerience building brands that have over 200,000 social media followers, along with developing systems to help every day advisors become their own social media gurus.  If you’re still on the fence about social media, or have decided to dive in but don’t know where to turn next, listen in to this episode and begin to take your social media marketing to the next level! LINKS: JAY COULTER The RESILIENT ADVISOR PINGER SYSTEMS


Episode 55 – Digital Content Marketing with Bryan Muir



Digital Content Marketing Expert Bryan Muir joins Matt in this latest episode. Bryan is the Head of Sales at AdvisorStream, an automated digital business platform that allows you to deepen client relations and capture new business using the latest credible and engaging content. While Bryan takese listeners through a brief explanation of his software, Matt and him also dive into why financial advisors NEED to understand much more clearly the power of good digital market. With tools like AdvisorStream, it’s easier than ever to get the content you need to drive leads and referrals today!   LINKS: Bryan Muir | AdvisorStream


Olympic Special – The Mindset of an Olympian with Paul Kingsman



Welcome to our Olympic Special Podcast! Matt and Kirk are joined once again by Olympian Paul Kingsman. Matt and Paul dive into discussing the mental mindset of Winter Olympic athletes and how you can use some of same tools to become an unstoppable financial advisor. In order to take your determination and athletisism to the Winter Olympics, you have to put everything on the line everyday. When your sport incorporates fast speeds, ice, and blades, it can be do or die.  And advisors need to start thinking of their business that way, there is no place for a B game in the financial world. Paul provides incredible tools and tips for improving your mental strength and focus to turn your business into a game change. In addition to his Olympic success, Paul is a renowned key note speaker, business coach, and the author of The Distraction Proof Advisor.


Episode 28 – Why Advisors Should Care About Behavioral Finance



Prasad Ramani, founder of Syntoniq, joins us to discuss the simple and compelling applications of behavioral finance in an advisor’s practice and a client’s life. Prasad discusses: why is BF important, how does it impact client investment behavior, why is it a factor when it comes to business development, and how BF can be used to develop and strength relationships with new and existing clients. 

LINKEDIN | BIO | WEBSITE | TAKE BF ASSESSMENT


Episode 27 – The #1 Selling Mistake Keeping Advisors From Earning Serious Money w Jimmy Lyons & Jeff Tompkins



AdvisorConnects’s Jimmy Lyons and Jeff Tompkins join Matt Halloran for a discussion on ways advisors can adopt technology to make their practice and lives better. In the age of digital fatigue, advisors need to find how to connect technology to simplify how it works, how much it costs and how it can give them more time, not less. 

LINKS: AdvisorConnect.co | LINKEDIN (Jimmy) | LINKEDIN (Jeff)

 


Episode 19 – Get to Know Doug Heikkinen at IRIS.xyz



Doug chats about his incredible financial content and media platform (IRIS.xyz) – and how and why he got started. Doug talks about the advent of financial planning too- great story. IRIS is an incredible platform (community) for advisors to learn and share their content. You’ll want to listen to this podcast then check IRIS out. 

GUEST BIO:

IRIS.XYZ | LINKEDIN

Douglas Heikkinen brings over 25 years of experience as a marketing and communications professional and a client-side procurer of information and services to the financial sector and others. He is a defector from the corporate world, taking with him a thorough understanding of the mindset of capital business.


Episode 10 – Get to Know Robert Sofia & Snappy Kraken’s Marketing Platform



Advisors can’t build good marketing while considering how to make “compliance” happy. It’s better to start with what will work then work backwards to get compliance on board or to make small concessions. Lots more financial marketing and success nuggets throughout this podcast.

Robert launched a platform to help advisors automate many parts of their business (prospecting, client experience, client communication, prospect mgmt) so advisors can focus on the only thing they can’t outsource of automate, meeting with clients. Lots of great insight into Snappy Kraken’s platform.

Mentions: Robert Sofia, Snappy Kraken

GUEST BIO:

Robert Sofia founded Snappy Kraken, a SaaS marketing solution that helps financial advisors personalize, automate, and track marketing campaigns and business processes. SnappyKraken.com