Five Ways to Ruin the First Appointment

An advisor’s first face-to-face meeting with a prospect is, like all first impressions, very important. This is where your prospect gains a sense of you as a professional and service provider. If they leave the appointment confused or with a bad taste, they probably won’t park their retirement with you, no matter your years of experience or credentials.

What Is Real-Time Marketing?

Real-time marketing activities can show that you are a reliable source of information and assistance The last two years have seen a whirlwind of events and actions that have directly impacted consumers’ personal finances. The coming months are likely to bring more. The question is, how are you going to respond? Responding quickly to current…

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CD Replacement Month

April and October are traditionally known as CD replacement months, a designation that traces back to the October 19, 1987 “Black Monday” stock market crash. Investors, scrambling to protect their assets from the collapsing market, found safe harbor in Certificates of Deposit. The story behind CD replacement month highlights how major economic events can leave…

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Leveraging Financial Literacy Month

For nearly 20 years, April has been recognized as National Financial Literacy Month. The timing couldn’t be better. Inflation is at an all-time high, the Federal Reserve just raised interest rates, and the economy is still in a state of tumult. Now more than ever, people need accurate and trustworthy financial advice. This is where…

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Going After Your Whales

While you may have a healthy book of clients, there are likely a few big prospects you have your eye on. Your whales. These are the prospects that could take your practice to the next level, either through career cases or high-value lifetime planning opportunities. Because of their stature and the difficult nature of converting…

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Learn From the Best

Ascend 2022 is officially in the books. IAMS’ second-annual virtual kick-off brought some of the top experts in the financial industry together in one place; we consider the event to be a great success and would like to thank everyone who made it possible. The presentations at Ascend covered a wide array of industry-relevant topics.…

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Year-End Facebook Primer

Facebook, despite the seemingly constant barrage of controversy, isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Not only is Facebook here to stay, it’s poised for continued growth as we move into 2022. A recent poll found that 79% of marketers bought paid advertising on Facebook. And 50% of them plan on increasing their investment in the platform.…