Our Top 10 Most Popular Practice Management Articles of 2020

As is our custom, we conclude the year by reflecting on the 10 most-read practice management articles over the past 12 months. In decreasing order, based on the number of unique readers, those are:

1. Body Language That Screams “I’m Lying”

by Sara Grillo, 3/2/20

I’m teaching my kids how to read books. But it’s just as important for them to know how to read people. The truth is communicated loud and clear through nonverbal cues; most of the time we aren’t listening.

2. What do Advisors Actually Make? I’m Confused.

by Sara Grillo, 7/22/20

I’ve always been frustrated by the lack of clarity about what advisors earn. And then I did my own research…

3. The Top Five Work-at-Home Mistakes

by Bob Hanson, 3/24/20

Get off to a fast start by sidestepping these top five work-at-home mistakes.

4. Five Awesome, Undiscovered Apps for Advisors

by Taylor Schulte, 6/24/20

Let me help you learn from my mistakes. I’m a tech nerd. I go all-in when I find new tools that can improve my business.

5. A Sample Year-End Letter for Clients

by Clark M. Blackman II, 1/13/20

This is the year-end letter I sent to our clients. Feel free to adapt it for your own use.

6. How to Engage a Prospect in Two Sentences

by Sara Grillo, 11/24/20

I’m going to teach you how to communicate successfully with any prospect in two sentences or fewer.

7. McKinsey’s Vision of Wealth Management in 2030

by Dorothy Hinchcliff, 3/30/20

The coronavirus will accelerate the changes to the wealth management industry predicted by McKinsey & Co.

8. New Estimates of the Need for Long-Term Care

by Joe Tomlinson, 5/25/20

I have analyzed data that improves our understanding of LTC needs and informs the decision-making about insurance.

9. The Five “Ps” of Looking Great on a Zoom Call

by Sara Grillo, 6/2/20

I sat down and gave serious thought to how I could improve my appearance on Zoom.

10. The Number One Reason Prospects Will Reject You as Their Advisor

by Kerry Johnson, 10/30/20

Virtually all advisors have the technical competence to construct a plan that will help a prospect. But most make a key mistake when they try to explain that plan, and it almost always causes them to lose the business.

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