46 minutes | Apr 20, 2021

Brad Swineheart on Developing Credibility, Presence, and Humanity Online

Brad Swineheart is the Vice President for Channel Marketing and Business Development for White Glove, a marketing company that helps financial advisors succeed in their careers. Like White Glove, Brad is dedicated to providing advisors with successful marketing methods that generate prospects and clients. He is driven to uncover the best industry strategies today and discover how successful advisors grow their practices. Brad also hosts the podcast Be Advised - Leading with Value, where he draws from his and his guests’ wealth of experience to help financial advisors realize their fullest potential.   Brad joins me today to discuss how financial advisors can cultivate their online presence and maximize the opportunities of the virtual world. He shares webinar best practices, including how financial advisors can build a connection with their webinar audiences. He defines what a “captive market” is, differentiates it from a “niche,” and reveals why financial advisors need to focus on growing a captive market through building content and credibility. He also explains why financial advisors should aim to be a guide rather than a hero for their clients and underscores the importance of being human in an online world.   “The virtual handshake happens when your prospect decides whether you’re worth talking to and try to find out everything about you even before they pick up the phone.” - Brad Swineheart   This week on The Model FA Podcast:   Brad’s journey from sales management to White Glove VP of Business Development His advice to his younger self on entrepreneurship Maximizing the opportunities in today’s virtual world How financial advisors can build their online brand and presence The importance of adapting to the post-COVID world Why advisors need to avoid being the financial heroes or money rockstars The financial advisor’s ideal client and how financial knowledge has become like Amazon How figuring out where your passions are can help ease some hesitations on posting online and creating content What a captive market is and why you need to focus on cultivating it The difference between a captive audience and a niche The value of building an online presence from a place of gratitude and appreciation   Resources Mentioned:   Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk How to Make 64 Pieces of Content in a Day Loom BombBomb   Our Favorite Quotes:   “Be human, be likeable, and be stalkable in webinars, and you’ll be ahead of the game in comparison to when you’re in in-person events.” - Brad Swineheart “Everyone has a social sphere they can influence. To be able to market to that group, you need credibility, value, content.” - Brad Swineheart   Connect with Brad Swineheart:   White Glove Be Advised - Leading with Value Podcast Email: brad.swineheart@whiteglove.com White Glove on LinkedIn White Glove on Instagram White Glove on Facebook White Glove on Twitter Brad Swineheart on LinkedIn Brad Swineheart on Facebook     About the Model FA Podcast   The Model FA podcast is a show for fiduciary financial advisors. In each episode, our host David DeCelle sits down with industry experts, strategic thinkers, and advisors to explore what it takes  to build a successful practice — and have an abundant life in the process. We believe in continuous learning, tactical advice, and strategies that work — no “gotchas” or BS. Join us to hear stories from successful financial advisors, get actionable ideas from experts, and re-discover your drive to build the practice of your dreams.    Did you like this conversation? Then leave us a rating and a review in whatever podcast player you use. We would love your feedback, and your ratings help us reach more advisors with ideas for growing their practices, attracting great clients, and achieving a better quality of life. While you are there, feel free to share your ideas about future podcast guests or topics you’d love to see covered.    Our Team: President of Model FA, David DeCelle   If you like this podcast, you will love our community! Join the Model FA Community on Facebook to connect with like-minded advisors and share the day-to-day challenges and wins of running a growing financial services firm.
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