Avoiding Credibility Killers and Our Other Top Posts of 2017

It’s hard to believe the year is half over and it certainly hasn’t been dull. While we’re all looking for more certainty out of Washington, the Fed, the markets and the global arena, there are some things you can control on the thought leadership, practice development front and personal productivity fronts. Here’s what’s been keeping you and your peers up at night.


Top Posts of 2017
Online Marketing B2Beat (HB Publishing & Marketing)
1. Avoid These Written and Spoken Credibility Killers
2. I Jumped Out of a Plane (and other calculated risks)

When it comes to avoiding credibility killers (our most popular post so far this year), John F Morrow, Partner at Morrow & Associates, LLC said, “You really gave me something to think about with ‘So…’ – I know I’m guilty of that and I fear my 17 year-old son picked it up from me.”

“Spot on post,” noted Thomas Greve, Business Development Manager at EMS World. Another pet peeve, said Greve is “’lets’ nip it in the butt,’ instead of ‘nip it in the bud’ as in a plant reference. Drives me nuts!”

Improving client communication and relevancy
In this age of information overload and clutter, it seems anything related to clear and better communication has been resonating with our readers and followers. Avoiding Written and Spoken Credibility Killers was by far our most-read and most frequently shared post of 2017. But you and your peers also expressed concern about mastering the writing process, getting your client communications better organized and creating more relevant content about advanced planning services.

Understanding NextGen and learning to unplug

Understanding the younger generation’s money priorities and financial advisor expectations is clearly challenging for many of your and your colleagues. While everyone’s trying to keep up with the 24/7 news cycle and the always-connected work life, you told us loud and clear that you’re very interested in simplifying your lives, learning to unplug from technology, taking strategic breaks and taking calculated risks even while on vacation.

Conclusion

Thanks so much for reading and sharing your comments. Let us know if there are any other topics you’d like us to cover. Keep reading. Never stop learning. Never stop challenging yourself. And for Chrissake, put down your device once in a while. Just experience the world with your own eyes and ears. If you see something remarkable, just preserve it in your memory. You don’t need to take a selfie or post it ad nauseam to all your social media platforms.

TAGS:  Top posts of 2017, Avoiding credibility killers, making the writing process simpler, advanced wealth planning topics


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