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0:15:03

Life after regulation in Australia

Ross Vanderwolf, CFP 0.0

Following 20 years of regulation, the financial services profession has experienced significant change. For Vanderwolf and other producers willing to keep looking forward, success is still possible. Vanderwolf details some of the changes he has experienced and how he has adapted and rebuilt his business.

0:18:52

How to add value to your business

Jedediah Harrison Levene, CFP, CLU; Marc Berube; James Alex; Sarah J. Kaelberer, CFP, ChFC 5.0

Ensure the long life of your business and the protection of your clients now, even if you're just entering the field. In MDRT's Podcast, Episode 3: "Adding Value," four MDRT members discuss how they add value to their business, and the steps you should take to do so as well. <br> <br> For more info on business continuation planning, please visit <a href="http://www.imdrt.org/decision/index.php">http://www.imdrt.org/decision/index.ph</a> <br> <br> Featured in this episode are Jedediah Harrison Levene, CFP, CLU; Mark Berube; James Alex, and Sarah J. Kaelberer, CFP, ChFC. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast through SoundCloud or iTunes. <br> <br> This example is for educational purposes only. Each professional should set his own terms and conditions of engagement with the client through the process of negotiation. <br> <br> The Million Dollar Round Table® (MDRT) does not guarantee the accuracy of tax and legal information and is not liable for errors or omissions. You are urged to check with tax and legal professionals in your state, province or country. The MDRT also suggests you consult local insurance and security regulations and compliance departments, pertaining to the use of any new sales material with clients. Copyright 2015 Million Dollar Round Table.

0:04:27

Find clients through branding

Brad Myers 0.0

How to brand yourself through retirement parties and food baskets.

0:01:37

Why attitude matters: One-minute inside a high-performing office

Stephen Kagawa, FSS, LUTCF 5.0

Skills can be learned, but behavior and attitudes are shaped over a lifetime. Those can't be changed. Focus on hiring for attitude.

0:15:23

I'm not retiring

Malcolm Charles Baxter; Clay Gillespie, CFP, CIM; Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU; John W. Homer, CLU, ChFC; D. Kyle Atkins, CLU, CFP; William J. Kanary 5.0

At the 2014 MDRT Top of the Table Annual Meeting, Leon L. Levy, CLU, RHU, told attendees he's not planning on retiring, ever. For many MDRT members, succession planning, retirement and similar phrases all carry with them such weight. It's not easy to leave behind a business you built. In this episode of the MDRT Podcast, hear three members like you discuss what’s on their mind as they try to ensure the life of their practice, offering tips for how to best navigate this process. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast through SoundCloud or iTunes.

0:01:09

Being a trusted advisor not a salesperson: One minute…inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 5.0

As a high-performing advisor, trust is the basis of strong relationships. Find out more from a Top of the Table qualifier how he presents himself as a trusted advisor to clients.

0:21:04

Working with middle-market millionaires

Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC 5.0

People with $1 million to $5 million in assets, which is a niche with a large supply of clients, often are not prepared for retirement. Gagne shares his secrets on how to work with that market. Presented at the 2016 ConneXion Zone at the Annual Meeting.

0:18:08

Build trust by doing things your own way

MDRT 0.0

Do you establish trust with clients by talking or listening? Meeting with them at the office or out to lunch? In this episode, MDRT members recognize that advisors have many different styles, and people only trust you if you’re doing something that’s authentic.<br> <br> You’ll hear from:<br><br> Maryam Saber Ghafouri <br> Jake S. Ng, ChFC, CLU<br> Zoe B. Ng.<br><br> If you'd like to subscribe, find us on iTunes at MDRT Podcast.

0:06:58

Make the most of the client’s first meeting

MDRT 5.0

What questions should you ask, and what information should you provide in your first meeting with a client? In this episode, MDRT members discuss their best practices for that introductory conversation.<br><br> You’ll hear from:<br><br> Liru Chang, MBA<br> Roy Hall<br> Kobus Kleyn, CFP <br> Scott S. Paterick, CLU, ChFC<br><br> If you'd like to subscribe, find us on iTunes at MDRT Podcast.

0:06:19

How to find the right staff

MDRT 0.0

Is the best person for the team someone exactly like you or just someone who believes in the business? In this episode, MDRT members share their insights on staffing.<br><br> You'll hear from:<br> Nguyen Le<br> Crawford McGill, CFP, AAMS<br> Renato Alarcon<br><br> If you'd like to subscribe, find us on iTunes at MDRT Podcast. <br><br> The Million Dollar Round Table® (MDRT) does not guarantee the accuracy of tax and legal information and is not liable for errors or omissions. You are urged to check with tax and legal professionals in your state, province or country. The MDRT also suggests you consult local insurance and security regulations and compliance departments, pertaining to the use of any new sales material with clients. Copyright 2016 Million Dollar Round Table.

0:01:23

Is there anything I can worry about for you? One minute inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 5.0

What do clients ultimately want? The way Top of the Table qualifier Alain Quennec closes his client meetings makes a difference.

0:01:35

The fear of splitting commissions: One minute inside a high-performing office

Micheline Varas, RHU 0.0

When is 100 percent less profitable than 50 percent? Find out from a Top of the Table qualifier.

0:36:12

Paychecks and playchecks

Tom Hegna, CLU, ChFC 5.0

Hegna, New York Life vice president, explains that the financial services industry was built for helping people survive poor economic markets. He describes how products can provide clients with a guaranteed paycheck for life.

0:01:44

Help your clients stick to the plan: One minute…inside a high-performing office

Alain Quennec, CFP, CIM 0.0

Sticking to their financial plans is critical component to clients reaching their financial goals. Sometimes, however, clients veer off course. Keep clients on track using this advice from a Top of the Table qualifier.

0:10:38

Navigating clients' emotions

Paula C. Brancato, MBA, CFP; Jeanmarie Elizabeth Kricher 5.0

Clients' emotional decision making can be challenging. Paula C. Brancato, MBA, CFP, and Jeanmarie Elizabeth Kricher share how they've learned to determine what their clients really want and build trusting relationships with them. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes. <br> <br> The Million Dollar Round Table® (MDRT) does not guarantee the accuracy of tax and legal information and is not liable for errors or omissions. You are urged to check with tax and legal professionals in your state, province or country. The MDRT also suggests you consult local insurance and security regulations and compliance departments, pertaining to the use of any new sales material with clients. Copyright 2016 Million Dollar Round Table.

0:02:43

How to get through tough times: MDRT Past President series

Jack B. Turner, CLU, ChFC 5.0

Thrive despite difficulties. Advice on how to conquer adversity, from 1983 MDRT President Jack Turner.