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  • Deirdre not only met but far exceeded what we wanted in her training. We had some Advisors who had been $200-300 a month producers who are now doing $4,000-7,000 a month.
    Steve AlloyAdvanced Markets Mutual of Omaha
  • Deirdre was one of the best public speakers I've seen in recent memory. She was dynamic and engaging - her approach to discussing the challenges of fear created an atmosphere of humble confidence that brought the rest of the room alive and able to see possibilities instead of barriers.
    Thomas BaumanAudience Member
  • Deirdre is a powerful, passionate and persuasive speaker; her ability to ignite any audience into action is remarkable, which makes her one of the most exciting, relevant and memorable speakers we’ve had to
    Jill DawsonAmerican Family Insurance
  • Deirdre presented to 75 of our top Financial Advisors at our recent Regional Meeting. She was content excellent and right on the money with her presentations. Deirdre is very personable and creative and I look forward to working with her for many years. She is a great resource to helping our advisors build a professional practice.
    Eric GuthGM - Mutual of Omaha Financial Advisors
  • Deirdre was amazing. Her topic of how to fire fear had the audience mesmerized as she gave her simple but effective message. The feedback was full of hope and encouragement. If you are looking for a speaker to
    Jim BearInvestment Advisor & Owner of You Can Get Hire

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How to Get More Warm Leads in One Hour Than Most Advisors Get in One Month

Most Financial Advisors must chase after clients, one by one – but there is another way. When your Advisors know how to put together crazy good, money-making talks, it becomes their most powerful and consistent lead-generating tool. A tool that enables them to stop chasing clients and instead bring in many clients from a single presentation.

In this interactive talk, your Advisors will learn:

  • Why Seminars and workshops “don’t work” for most Advisors.
  • How one Advisor consistently gets 85% of her audience to meet with her.
  • The top 3 “sales-killing mistakes most Advisors make when they present and how to avoid them.
  • How to “Hook the Audience” from the first words out of their mouth so they pay attention to your Advisor and not their cell phone.
  • What Advisors must never say in their “close” if they want people lining up to get on their calendar after they speak.
  • The key to making sure their audience is engaged and motivated to work with them.
  • Step by step instructions on how to create stories that build relationships and skyrocket sales (either 1:1 or in a group presentation).

How to Build Relationships and Skyrocket Sales

Did you know that most people make buying decisions based on emotion and then back up their decision with logic? That means if your Advisors want people lining up to work with them they MUST stop talking primarily in facts and figures and instead use language that speaks to their prospect’s emotions.  One of the most powerful ways to do this is through storytelling.  But…not all stories are created equal.  To get great results your Advisors must know the formula behind creating stories that do the selling for them.

In this interactive talk, your Advisors will learn:

  • The biggest “sales-killing” mistake most Advisors make.
  • How one Advisor increased his business 65% by avoiding that mistake.
  • Why they must tell stories if they want to stand out from their competition and inspire prospects to work with them.
  • Where to place a story in a sales conversation for maximum effect.
  • Step by Step instructions on how to use the most persuasive storytelling model for a sales conversation (either in presentations or in 1:1 conversations).

Fire Your Fear and Grow Your Business

Excuses, excuses.

When business does not go as planned it’s easy to blame poor results on the economy … other people … not enough time or not enough money. But where does that lead? Nowhere. For many Financial Advisors, blame too often is a cover up for fear… and here’s the kicker — everything they want for their business — more clients, more money, more chances to make a difference — is on the other side of their fear.

Which means that fear is the only thing standing between the business they have and the one they want. When your Advisors “Fire their Fear”, they take control — and can finally create the business that aligns with their goals and values.

In this engaging and practical presentation, your Advisors will:

  • Discover how fear and self-doubt may be sabotaging success in their business.
  • Learn the mindset shift they must make about fear so they can consistently make decisions that move them forward in their business – rather than hold them back.
  • Why “feeling comfortable” may be the biggest problem they have in business right now —
  • Pick up a powerful daily practice that propels them out of their comfort zone and into the “success zone.”
  • Walk out with a simple action plan to grow their business.


Who’s Deirdre?

Deirdre Van Nest is the creator of the Speak and Get Results™ Blueprint a system that teaches financial advisors, coaches, and thought leaders how to be “Crazy Good” speakers so they can better the world, bringing business and build their brands using speaking. An entrepreneur herself since 2001, Deirdre is an international speaker and trainer, a Certified World Class Speaking™ Coach, a Certified Fearless Living Coach, a contributing author of the Amazon best seller World Class Speaking™ in Action and author of “Fire Your Fear™.

Deirdre is an Italian/Irish New Yorker living in Minneapolis where she tries hard not to scare people with her loud voice and enthusiastic hand gestures. She can be reached at DVN@CrazyGoodTalks.com or 952-451-0172.

Partial List of Past Speaking Engagements and Clients include:

  • Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor GroupTM
  • American Family Insurance
  • TEDx
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Thrivent Financial
  • MN Bar Association
  • Wells Fargo
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • MN Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers
  • Wipfli CPA’s and Consultants
  • Women in Finance and Insurance
  • MN Sales Association
  • Land O’ Lakes