The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors: How to Use LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to Build and Grow Your Business (Bloomberg Financial)

The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors: How to Use LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to Build and Grow Your Business (Bloomberg Financial)

By: Crystal Thies (author), Matthew Halloran (author), Bill Cates (foreword_author)Hardback

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Expert advice for financial advisors looking to make the most of social media platforms Social media is everywhere. 3.5 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook each week, 22 million professionals are networking on LinkedIn, and 140 million tweets are posted every day. The opportunities these platforms present for financial advisors are huge, but most advisors have no idea how to use them to build bigger, stronger client bases. The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors: How to Use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to Build and Grow Your Business shows how to make the most of these new tools, offering invaluable advice about how to connect with potential clients in the twenty first century. For most advisors, converting prospects into clients is their top priority, and social media presents incredible opportunities for sealing the deal. Sales don't happen because clients are impressed by complicated charts, they happen because they're impressed by your social media presence, and by properly understanding how to make these new platforms work for you, you'll be positioned to see your business boom. * Designed to teach financial advisors how to use social media to better market their services to attract new clients and referrals * Presents expert communication advice from top financial advisor coach Matthew Halloran * Categorizes communicators in a unique new way * Teaches financial advisors how to use social media in new, highly effective ways that they've never even considered An essential resource for wealth managers and financial advisors looking to amplify their marketing message and raise their visibility in a crowded marketplace, The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors is the only book you need to make yourself heard.

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About Author

Matthew Halloran first became interested in social media when Myspace was the place to be. With over 80,000 Twitter followers with a 99 percent effectiveness rating, 1,000 LinkedIn connections, and 700 Facebook fans, he knows how to gain followers to help build business. Having coached and consulted hundreds and spoken to thousands of financial advisors, Halloran knows how financial advising practices work, and believes that social media is the new marketing frontier for transforming the prospecting aspect of any financial services practice. He is the Director of National Development for GIVE Strategy, a mission-driven company that focuses on helping connect financial advisors, CPAs, estate planning attorneys, clients, and planned giving directors to redirect $1 billion to charity, and the founder and President of Top Advisor Coaching. CRYSTAL THIES first learned of LinkedIn while deciding to return to financial planning, an industry she left for almost a decade to focus on charitable giving in the nonprofit sector. Thies saw LinkedIn and social media as the way to quickly reignite her financial planning practice while combining her two key knowledge bases of financial planning and charitable giving. The call of social media won out, and Thies started Crystal Clear Buzz, LLC. For more than three years, she has helped small and large businesses, sales teams, and sales professionals use social media for sales and business development. Because of her experience and expertise as a licensed financial planner, Thies's clients include many RIAs and financial advisors, in addition to major broker-dealers, wirehouses, and banks. Thies is known as the "LinkedIn Ninja" a title given to her by her clients and followers.

Contents

Foreword xiii A Perspective on Social Media xvii Introduction xxiii PART I: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA CHAPTER 1 Compliance 3 Crystal Thies Compliance and FINRA Licensed Advisors 4 Compliance and SEC Licensed Advisors 6 What Should I Do if I m Not Allowed to Use Social Media? 8 How Does This Work? 9 Final Thoughts 11 CHAPTER 2 Creating Rapport Online 13 Matt Halloran and Crystal Thies The Three Cs 13 Final Thoughts 23 CHAPTER 3 Lessons Learned from Social Media 25 Matt Halloran and Crystal Thies Lesson #1: People Can Only See Words 26 Lesson #2: Social Media is More About Listening 27 Lesson #3: To Be Successful, You Must Be A Social Media Giver 28 Lesson #4: Keep Sales Messaging to a Minimum 29 Final Thoughts 30 CHAPTER 4 Give Something for Nothing 31 Matt Halloran Internet Resources 31 Final Thoughts 35 CHAPTER 5 The Disciplined Approach 37 Matthew Halloran and Crystal Thies Streamlining Use of Social Media 37 Managing Time 39 Social Media Dashboards 43 Final Thoughts 46 PART II: TWITTER CHAPTER 6 Why Twitter? 49 Matthew Halloran Texting and Tweeting 50 Setting Up Your Account 51 Final Thoughts 63 CHAPTER 7 Marketing on Twitter 65 Matthew Halloran Regulations and Restrictions 65 Twellow 66 Two Recommended Tools 70 Unfollowing and Blocking 75 Tweet Scheduler and TweetDeck 77 Self-Marketing Tweets 78 Final Thoughts 79 CHAPTER 8 Getting Leads from Twitter 81 Matthew Halloran Twitter: A Driving Force 81 Final Thoughts 86 CHAPTER 9 Public Relations on Twitter 87 Matthew Halloran Tweet Grader 88 Muck Rack 88 Making News through Twitter 89 Final Thoughts 90 PART III: FACEBOOK CHAPTER 10 Why Facebook? 93 Matthew Halloran Statistics 93 Building Your Page 95 Working with Your Home Page 101 How Control Settings Help Your Marketing Plan 104 The Power of Advertisements! 107 The Facebook Fan Page 108 The Company Page 111 Timeline 116 Final Thoughts 118 CHAPTER 11 How to Advertise on Facebook 119 Matthew Halloran Facebook Insights 119 Advertising on Facebook 120 Final Thoughts 132 CHAPTER 12 Facebook Applications and Tools 133 Matthew Halloran Advanced Facebook Applications 133 Video Apps 135 Creating Events 139 More Facebook Apps 143 Final Thoughts 144 CHAPTER 13 Public Relations on Facebook 145 Matthew Halloran Making Use of the Groups Platform 145 Be Proactive 148 Final Thoughts 150 PART IV: LINKEDIN CHAPTER 14 Why LinkedIn? 153 Crystal Thies You Can Control Referrals 153 LinkedIn Members Are More Affluent 154 Financial Advisors Are Having Success With LinkedIn 156 Final Thoughts 157 CHAPTER 15 Setting Up Your LinkedIn Account 159 Crystal Thies Joining LinkedIn 159 Final Thoughts 164 CHAPTER 16 Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile 167 Crystal Thies Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 169 Experience 172 Education 176 Adding Certifications, Designations, and Licenses 178 Name 180 Industry and Location 184 Headline 186 Photo 187 Websites 190 Twitter 192 Summary 193 Recommendations 196 Additional Information 200 Personal Information 200 Skills & Expertise 201 Special Sections 203 Applications 209 Final Thoughts 216 CHAPTER 17 Building Your LinkedIn Network to Create a Self-Referral Machine 219 Crystal Thies Networking Philosophy 219 Who Should Be in Your Network? 220 Adding Connections 220 Sending Individual Invitations to Connect 225 Final Thoughts 227 CHAPTER 18 Finding Prospects Using LinkedIn: Creating Your Self-Referral Machine 229 Crystal Thies The LinkedIn Advanced Search: Free versus Premium 229 Developing Good Searches 231 Finding 401(k) Rollover Opportunities 232 Small Business Owner Search 235 Connecting with the Prospects 239 Final Thoughts 240 CHAPTER 19 Using LinkedIn Groups for Visibility and Prospecting 241 Crystal Thies The Opportunity in LinkedIn Groups 241 Two Types of Groups Open and Closed 242 Choosing the Right Groups 242 Salesperson Groups 244 Searching for Groups 244 Posting in Groups 247 Joining Others Conversations 248 Connecting with Group Members 250 Final Thoughts 251 CHAPTER 20 Gaining Visibility on LinkedIn 253 Crystal Thies Working the News Feed 253 Company Status Updates 255 LinkedIn Polls 257 LinkedIn Events 261 Final Thoughts 264 PART V: NEXT STEPS CHAPTER 21 The Future of Social Media 267 Crystal Thies There s Much More than the Big Three 267 Staying Up To Date 268 About the Authors 269 Index 271

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781118208014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781118208014
  • weight: 546
  • ISBN10: 1118208013

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