I’ve given dozens of talks on the need for financial professionals to navigate the digital landscape effectively, and invariably the conversations veer into the arena of “what’s the newest, best tech to help me grow?” As a self-avowed tech junky, I am always obliged to engage in this conversation, because it’s a lot of fun to talk technology. However, what most people don’t realize is that I do so significant hesitancy because, I am acutely aware of one thing that, as an outside-the-box thinker with ADD, I have to fight my inner tendency to want newer, cooler, better. I admit it - I like blowing the whole thing up and finding a better way of doing it! If you’re at all like me, suppressing that tendency can be challenging, especially since there seem to be new awesome apps, platforms, and digital tools popping up every single day.
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Not All that Glitters is Gold: Cool Tech Doesn't Make You a Better Professional, the Right Tech Does
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Practicing good social media etiquette is critical in the digital economy
Raise your hand if you like getting solicited from random strangers. Strange, I don’t see anyone’s hand raised.
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Step Up Your Game and Get Through the Door: Selling Qualified Retirement Plans to the Healthcare Industry
If you’re looking to expand your presence in the healthcare sector, you’re probably trying to figure out how to sit down with the physicians whose names are on the doors you’re knocking on. But unless you have an existing relationship with one of those physicians — or a personal contact who can help you start one — you may be knocking on the wrong doors.
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Social media offers many ways that you can add to your growing client base, particularly Facebook. The difference between this platform and many others is that the groups feature allows you to find and interact with potential clients on a more personal level. This feature also gives you the opportunity to find prospective clients in special interest groups. Finally, Facebook gives you the added touch of searching for new clients within your geographic location. All of these features give you more leads on a regular basis if you learn how to use them well.
Start Your Own Facebook Group
If you haven't already, get your own Facebook group up and running. It's as easy as clicking the "create group" button and filling out a few details. Make sure that you're clear about the services you're providing, your location, business hours, and mission statement. Use a clear and professional photo for your profile and a cover photo that makes your business details clear. This way, when you're prospecting for clients elsewhere, people will have a place to connect with you that shows them who you are and what services you offer.
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You may be wondering, "How do I make a strong impression with my business Instagram profile?" Or, 'How can I add branding personality to my Instagram business page?" Well, read on and find out these and much more. Instagram started as a simple picture-sharing app between friends. However, it quickly evolved into the go-to social media platform for eye-catching content. With millions of users and a higher engagement rate when compared to Facebook, your business can't afford to be left out of this marketing phenomenon.
The Basics of Building a Perfect Business Instagram Profile
Nonetheless, before you start posting photos left and right, you must first learn about the basics of building the perfect business Instagram profile. Whether you've been on Instagram for years or just testing the waters, here are a few tips and tricks that will undoubtedly boost your Instagram presence and boost your brand's awareness a notch higher. How can you make sure that you're using social media for the right reasons and giving your brand and business a leg up in the digital space?
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Instagram can be a highly profitable marketing tool for those in the financial services industry. There are many ways that financial advisors and insurance agents can recruit prospective clients through Instagram. The following are some of the most effective ways that those in the financial services industry can prospect using Instagram;
Create Catchy Content with Beautiful Pictures
If you are looking to recruit prospective clients through Instagram, you should create well-curated content that aligns with your financial services. Instagram is a platform where people enjoy seeing beautiful images on daily basis. Thus, instead of simply writing a post about your financial services, showcase them through beautiful photos. The shared photos should highlight the unique features of your services and why customers should look forward to them.
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YouTube has become an indispensable tool since its introduction in 20005. Many businesses have adopted this tool for both advertising and marketing their products to achieve business objectives. If you are still in doubt whether your financial service company, it is worth noting the following.
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There are so many platforms that you can venture in to promote your financial institution and grow your client base. However, it isn't easy to know which one of them will yield benefits.
Most people market through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but very few of them pay attention to Snapchat; even though its projected user base in the U.S. alone has reached 70 million.
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It has become the new norm nowadays to be directed to an official social media page once you visit most business websites. Why is this so? There are 3.2 billion active internet users worldwide. This figure translates to roughly 45% of the world population. This figure is an honest answer to why businesses are now engaging prospective customers on their social media platforms.
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NAIFA has announced that its Business Performance Center Impact Week will offer an amazing slate of virtual programing led by industry experts, March 23-25. Presentations will be high-impact and provide valuable takeaways focused on practice management, growing your business, and reaching new markets.