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The Right Practices for Greeting Clients in the Office

by Tiffany Markarian

Every member of your firm is part of the client’s experiential process. Leaders and staff members who create exceptional client experiences are the professionals who rise to the top in a value-compressed environment. Once you recognize this fact, you can integrate common strategies to personalize and humanize your client experience. One of the most personal aspects of the client experience is greeting clients in the office.

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Tiffany MarkarianThe Right Practices for Greeting Clients in the Office

Tackling the Top 4 Time Management Traps for Financial Advisors

by Tiffany Markarian

As the head of your business, there are things you do and know that no one else does. It’s what makes you a valuable resource and an exceptional financial advisor. As your practice grows; however, the challenge becomes time management. The goal is to keep your practice running efficiently so you stay client focused. The more you try to control everything in your business, you lose the ability to scale your business. It puts your entire client experience at risk.

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Tiffany MarkarianTackling the Top 4 Time Management Traps for Financial Advisors

The Flub Many Financial Advisors Make with Affluent Referrals

by Tiffany Markarian

Referrals are the reward and hallmark of any good business. As such, there are many scripts and approaches financial advisors will use to get new referrals. The challenge, if you ask most advisors, is the referrals they are receiving do not always meet their ideal “A” client profile. There is an inherent flub many advisors are making with affluent referrals.

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Tiffany MarkarianThe Flub Many Financial Advisors Make with Affluent Referrals

The New Rules for Approaching Prospects

by Tiffany Markarian

Gear up everyone. There is a new set of rules for approaching prospects and clients. As we look back on this past year, it is clear the pandemic has left people fatigued, stressed, and frustrated. The ongoing disruption and losses have caused people to reflect on things. Prospects and clients are asking themselves, who is truly bringing value to my life? Who is helping me feel secure amidst all this chaos? Is the money I am spending to work with a financial professional delivering the outcomes and experience I want?

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Tiffany MarkarianThe New Rules for Approaching Prospects

Digital Marketing During and Post-COVID

by Tiffany Markarian

With everything going amidst market downturns and Corona, how you interact with prospective clients and position your message is key. It is tempting to leverage digital marketing platforms to reach new clients; however, your message needs to be about serving your clients’ emotional needs, not just their economic needs. This is the key to client development in a tumultuous market.

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Tiffany MarkarianDigital Marketing During and Post-COVID

Surpassing Competitors in a Tumultuous Environment

by Tiffany Markarian

With everything going on right now with the market and Corona, how we interact with clients is our main competitive advantage. To be a first-class winning organization, you need to know how to serve your clients’ emotional needs, not just their economic needs. When we have an exceptional and elevated experience, it stays with us. This is the key to surpassing competitors in a tumultuous environment.

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9 Steps for Managing a Client Complaint Gracefully

by Tiffany Markarian

Every interaction a client has with you is part of their client experience. Not every contact is positive, and sometimes there will be a negative experience or client complaint. It is everyone’s job to be prepared and above all else, protect the client experience. An upset client is never fun, but if you avoid the conversation, deflect or shy away from the responsibility of the situation, it will only escalate. Escalated complaints can quickly lead to a public relations issue, legal or regulatory consequence.

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Tiffany Markarian9 Steps for Managing a Client Complaint Gracefully

The Missing Component in Your Strategic Plan

by Tiffany Markarian

It’s that glorious event. A time when your team comes together to discuss your firm’s strategies for the coming year – the annual strategic plan. Opportunities and challenges are discussed. The virtual whiteboard and yellow pads are a bounty of ideas. It’s a celebration of motivation.

And then you look up…and it’s June.

For some firms, that beautiful strategic plan you created has not been looked at for months. We go to the common drive to print it off and say, “How are we doing?” The problem is there may be a missing component in your strategic plan.

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Is Your Value Proposition Valuable?

by Tiffany Markarian

Financial advisors are always trying to set themselves apart in this crowded marketplace. One of the ways they attempt to do this is through a strong value proposition. A value proposition is a statement that articulates in clear terms the value you and your firm provide. It is one of the most powerful elements of your brand. The big question is: Is your value proposition valuable?

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Tiffany MarkarianIs Your Value Proposition Valuable?