"It is easy in the tumult of our everyday lives to ignore the clients words and needs as we struggle...
"It is easy in the tumult of our everyday lives to ignore the clients words and needs as we struggle to promote our own interests. Easy, but dangerous. . . . Operating our business in the clients interest is the pivotal element in a successful marketing strategy. Marketing, in turn, is a mandatory investment in your business. It pays dividends immediately and in the long term. It will carry you to liftoff."–Dan RichardsAchieving success as a financial adviser is no longer just a matter of aggressive salesmanship backed, hopefully, by a good track record. Todays clients are highly knowledgeable about their investment options, and they arent shy about letting you know it. They expect you to be extremely attentive to their unique financial concerns, and they are much more likely to switch advisers if they sense they are not getting the sincere commitment they feel they deserve. Thats why, in todays competitive marketplace, building a successful financial services practice is all about forging long-term relationships with clients built on attentiveness, empathy, and trust. And, as expert Dan Richards explains in this groundbreaking guide to finding and keeping clients, the key to cultivating such relationships is marketing–the art and science of defining what clients really need, and then letting them know that you can satisfy those needs, now and in the future.Drawing on his extensive experience as a consultant to many of North Americas most successful financial service providers, Richards arms you with proven tools and techniques for building a steady and devoted client base.From using print, broadcast, and other media to market your services, to making the initial contact, from automating the prospecting process, to performing target marketing, he outlines an array of surefire client-getting techniques.With the help of scenarios and sample dialogues, he helps you to develop and sharpen the skills needed to build lasting relationships with clients once youve gotten them. For instance, youll learn how to become a better listener and interpreter of client concerns, as well as simple methods for systematically gathering and effectively responding to client feedback.Dan Richards also provides a complete program for seamlessly integrating the tools and techniques described into a successful client-centered practice tailored to your unique style and professional goals. Getting Clients, Keeping Clients is a complete guide to surviving and thriving in todays increasingly competitive financial services market. A complete program for building a steady and devoted client baseGetting Clients, Keeping ClientsIn this groundbreaking guide, expert Dan Richards explains why marketing is the key to thriving in todays more competitive financial markets. He provides you with the powerful client-centered marketing know-how, tools, and techniques to connect with todays more savvy, demanding, and value-conscious clients. Praise for Getting Clients, Keeping Clients". . . teaches advisers how to be profitable and ethical at the same time."—Investment Executive". . . a book most independent financial advisers will want to read."–The Financial Post". . . many ideas in the book that will help keep existing clients while generating new business."–Research