MDRT Special Event: How female advisors succeed (and help others do the same) — Part 2

Mar 21, 2022 12:00pm ‐ Mar 21, 2022 1:00pm

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Join MDRT members Jennifer A. Borislow, CLU, and Michelle L. Hoesly, CLU, ChFC, for a cozy “fireside chat” to discuss the unique and sometimes challenging experience of being a woman in the financial advisor world. In honor of Women’s History Month, these MDRT Past Presidents share how they juggled building a business while raising a family, how they work with male clients, how they chose their successor and various other issues related to being a female advisor in the financial services profession. This discussion is a follow-up to last year’s popular webinar on the same topic.

The discussion will be moderated by three-year MDRT member Pamela J. Sams, CRPC. There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.


MDRT Special Event: What every financial advisor must know about cybersecurity compliance

May 9, 2022 12:00pm ‐ May 9, 2022 1:00pm

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Join James Harrison, the founder and CEO of the cybersecurity company INVISUS, to learn what a good cybersecurity and compliance plan looks like and how you can realistically stay compliant and protect client data without being a cybersecurity expert.

Fast-growing cyber threats put you, your firm and your clients at risk. Even a small data breach can cost you your reputation and result in big financial damages, including substantial remediation costs and steep fines and penalties. With regulators becoming increasingly aggressive with lax cybersecurity practices, it’s vital that every financial advisor has a cybersecurity plan that meets the latest compliance requirements and proactively protects their data and their clients’. In this presentation, Harrison shares the current cybersecurity requirements from the SEC, FINRA and state agencies, what a good cybersecurity plan looks like for sole proprietors and small firms, and what you can reasonably do right now to meet current and new requirements.

The discussion will be moderated by 15-year MDRT member Ted Rusinoff. There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.


Life insurance tips from the Top

Sep 12, 2022 12:00pm ‐ Sep 12, 2022 1:00pm

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In honor of Life Insurance Awareness Month, Top of the Table members Cesar A. Lopez Jr., ChFC, CLU;, and Ted Rusinoff are coming together for a “fireside chat” to reveal tools and techniques to help you grow your life insurance business.

  • Lopez will share personal stories of how life insurance has made a difference in the lives of the insured.
  • Rusinoff will reveal the key questions he asks to help clients understand the importance of owning life insurance.
  • Hear a special message from actress, producer and this year’s Life Happens spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month, Roselyn Sánchez.

Stick around after the presentation for a live Q&A!


MDRT Special Event: The best and worst advice I ever got (and what I did with it)

Jan 23, 2023 1:00pm ‐ Jan 23, 2023 2:00pm

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Join two members of MDRT’s Executive Committee, Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC, and John F. Nichols, MSM, CLU, for a fireside chat to hear the best (and worst) advice they’ve ever received. Gagne and Nichols use personal storytelling to share the most helpful advice they have been given, how they implemented it, and the impact it had on their personal, professional and public lives. This advice — including “my race, my pace,” “lead through action,” “’X’ nights” and “participate, don’t anticipate” — can help you stay focused, grow and be successful throughout the coming year.

The discussion will be moderated by seven-year MDRT member Julianne Hertel, CLTC. There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.


MDRT Canada Day: Start 2023 strong with an MDRT special event—Industry experts offer perspectives & discussion on how to grow your practice.

Feb 8, 2023 1:00pm ‐ Feb 8, 2023 3:00pm

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MDRT and your Community Leaders would like to invite you to join us for an MDRT Canada Day special event! This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone at any level to learn how to implement great ideas and achieve your highest level of success from some of the best in the profession.

Featured Speakers & Panel Members:

Tim Clairmont, CFP, MSFS: Learn from the best-selling author as he shares innovative approaches to Building the Lifestyle Practice of Your Dreams.

Sim Gakhar, CHS, BSc: Hear the keys to Creating a Wildly Productive Center of Influence that have helped Sim achieve one Court of the Table and three Top of the Table honors in her six years of MDRT membership.

Gain perspective from top producers Adrian George, CFP, CLU, TEP; Nick Cassis, CFP, CLU; Caissie Reid, BCOMM; and moderator Angela Oddo, MBA, CFP, on Strengthening Your Practice Through Collaboration in a high-caliber panel discussion.

Followed by live Q&A session.

Be sure to register now for the MDRT Canada Day special event — you will not want to miss it!


Breaking down the SECURE 2.0 Act: Minor updates with major benefits

Feb 13, 2023 1:00pm ‐ Feb 13, 2023 2:00pm

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Join MDRT member Dave Alison, CFP, EA, for a discussion of the new Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) 2.0 Act and what it means for you and your clients. This law overlays the original SECURE Act signed in 2019, which changed the game for retirement-planning businesses and anyone accumulating money in pre-tax retirement accounts. It eliminated one primary provision allowing the individual who inherits a retirement account to stretch out the distributions. The new law was passed in 2022 and includes several minor updates, such as extending the required minimum distribution (RMD) age, reducing penalties for missing an RMD, allowing employer matching to be allocated to a Roth account, increasing contributions to a QLAC, increasing retirement plan catch-up contributions in 2025, creating Roth SEP IRA or SIMPLE IRA options and allowing for an IRA charitable rollover to a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

The discussion will be moderated by 13-year MDRT member Timothy D. Clairmont, CFP, MSFS. There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.


Elevate and accelerate: What the MDRT Academy can do for you

Mar 13, 2023 1:00pm ‐ Mar 13, 2023 2:00pm

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Join MDRT members Ryan J. Pinney, LACP, and Tom E. Sunny, CFP, RICP, for a panel discussion about the MDRT Academy and how it could help you get to the next level in your career — and ultimately hasten your journey toward MDRT qualification.

The MDRT Academy is an association founded for one purpose: helping financial advisors reach MDRT. Since 2017, it’s done just that, as thousands of advisors have utilized the Academy’s app and website to learn how to advise clients, market and manage their business, and develop themselves into more whole, balanced people.

Sunny, a New York Life agent, is one such advisor. His membership in the MDRT Academy set him up to qualify for MDRT in 2021, and he has since achieved Court of the Table qualification. He will share his experience as an Academy member as well as ideas, he learned that he still utilizes in his work today.

After enrolling five of his advisors in the MDRT Academy, Pinney, an independent advisor, has become an advocate for what this association has to offer advisors looking to achieve more. He has seen first-hand how Academy membership has helped his employees become more efficient and effective and will share why he thinks joining the association is “worth it.”

The discussion will be moderated by eight-year MDRT member Julianne Hertel, CLTC, also an agent with New York Life. There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.


Unlock the Full Potential of Your MDRT Membership

Mar 24, 2023 1:00pm ‐ Mar 24, 2023 2:00pm

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MDRT and your Community Leaders invite you to join us for an MDRT Community Webinar!   

Join MDRT Community Leaders Delia Brimmer; Kevin Reidinger; and Cassandra Stiff for an insightful discussion on how MDRT membership has advanced their careers, and how it can benefit you both professionally and personally. With more than 30 collective years of MDRT membership, this dynamic team will share ideas and resources to help you make the most of your time with MDRT. Don't miss this opportunity to become part of the thriving MDRT Community.

The discussion will be moderated by 16-year MDRT member Ted Rusinoff. There will be a live Q&A session after the presentation.


How female advisors succeed (and help others do the same)

Apr 24, 2023 1:00pm ‐ Apr 24, 2023 2:00pm

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Join MDRT members Jennifer A. Borislow, CLU, and Michelle L. Hoesly, CLU, ChFC, as they discuss unique and sometimes challenging experiences as successful female advisors in the financial services profession.

Don’t miss out as these MDRT Past Presidents reflect on how they rose to the top while raising a family, managing their clients’ needs and experiencing a variety of challenges in a male-dominated profession.

The discussion will be moderated by four-year MDRT member Pamela J. Sams, CRPC, and followed by a live Q&A session.


Tips to have a strong fourth quarter

Oct 2, 2023 1:00pm ‐ Oct 2, 2023 2:00pm

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MDRT and your Community Leaders invite you to join us for an MDRT Community Webinar!

Join MDRT members John R. Benton Jr., ChFC, CLTC, and Addie Murdock during this panel discussion that will help position you to have a fantastic end to 2023. Moderated by MDRT member Irene Stolte, ChFC, CLTC, the webinar will cover how to:

  • Maximize time management
  • Set clear client expectations
  • Carry over business into the first quarter of 2024
  • Receive best year-end offers from carriers