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Engage the Right Side of Your Brain
on October 8, 2005
This is an excellent book. Numbers and statistics put clients to sleep. But describing a financial concept by telling a story engages the client(s). I am a Financial Advisor, and when people ask me what I do as a Financial Advisor, I tell them a story. Sometimes I go with this (this is not in the book): "The average American spends a dollar the following way: They spend $0.62 on standard of living, $0.25 on taxes, $0.10 on insurance, and $0.03 or less on savings. I find ways to reduce your tax liability, try to reduce your insurance while maintaining proper and adequate coverage, and see if we can cut some spending on standard of living." You would be surprised to see how clients listen to that versus a complex explanation of what a Financial Advisor does - because they can relate to a dollar and how it is spent. If you want to keep trying to imprees clients with how smart you are by using industry jargon, statistics, and other numbers - keep doing it; it may be one more client for me to hook. Buy this book.