When you’re out expanding your network as a financial advisor and meeting new people, you’ll quickly notice the importance of remembering names. It’s a sign of respect and sends a signal that you care. It’s difficult to make a great impression and accelerate relationships if you can’t even remember someone’s name!
In this episode of the Stephen and Kevin Show, we'll tackle these 7 ways to improve your name memory:
1. Make a conscious effort to truly listen.
2. Associate their name with someone else you know.
3. Associate their name with a unique personal feature.
4. Ask them to spell it aloud.
5. Connect on social media.
6. Repeat their name back to them.
7. Just write it down.
Dale Carnegie once said, “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” Hopefully, with a few of these tricks up your sleeve, you’ll soon be impressing your new contacts and approaching your social networking with supreme confidence.
When it comes to using LinkedIn, you want to ensure you’re putting in enough effort to get results, but at the same time, you need a routine to make sure you’re not wandering aimlessly through the interwebs.
We see two ends of the spectrum. Some advisors never log into LinkedIn. Others log in daily for hour-long web-surfing sessions that go nowhere. How do you find the right balance? You need structure. You need a routine.
We included a 10-minute LinkedIn routine in our release of The Indispensable LinkedIn Sales Guide for Financial Advisors. It’s been a few years, so we thought it would be a good time to give it an update.
At first, this routine may take a little longer than 20 minutes, but once you get into the rhythm of doing it regularly – it will be much quicker. This will put more structure around your usage and most importantly – it will ensure you are making the most of your time on the network.
Our data is clear on the power of relationship-building. When you humanize the financial advisor / affluent client relationship, you tend to deepen loyalty and improve advocacy. We’ve talked a lot about activities like taking clients to lunch, hosting fun events, and other ways to get to know each other outside of investments.
One of the simplest ways to give a relationship a “boost” is through a small, thoughtful gift. It shows that you know them and that you care. Nearly every advisor does this, but some do it waaaay better than others. In this episode, we’ll share some best practices for improving gift-giving within your practice.
Most companies spend 80% of marketing dollars on finding new clients and 20% on current clients when they should be doing the exact opposite. Spending money on current clients through small thoughtful gifts will generate goodwill and stimulate positive word of mouth. What’s the next gift you’ll send?
In this episode of the Stephen and Kevin Show, we offer 7 tips on how to effectively message prospective clients on LinkedIn.
A few years ago, we rolled out a program that enabled financial advisors to outsource their social media to us. It’s grown to a point where we’re sending thousands of LinkedIn messages on behalf of financial advisors every month. Consequently, we’ve learned a lot.
There is no perfect script. If you thought this video would give you a text you can copy and paste, think again. While some templates may work from time to time, an effective LinkedIn messaging strategy is much more involved. A great message is personalized and tailored for your ideal prospect.
Instead, we’re offering you a framework to help you craft a perfect script. It’s a formula we use when crafting messages and we often refer to it as the “7 C’s.” Hope you enjoy!
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