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How One Presentation Started a Digital Empire With Michael Kitces Part 1 (Ep 27)

Imagine if one presentation could change your life forever.

That’s exactly what happened to Michael Kitces, one of the most sought after speakers and thought leaders in the financial services industry.

But if you’re an entrepreneur, don’t tune out. This episode is for you too because even though Michael’s an advisor, at his core, he’s an entrepreneur and someone every business owner can learn from.

In this episode, Deirdre Van Nest talks to Michael about: 

  • His journey from serving clients 1:1 to becoming a paid speaker and one of the most respected thought leaders in his industry 
  • The success of his business today (sneak peek:his podcast has 6 MILLION downloads!)
  • How his digital empire started with a single presentation – yours can too!
  • The best place to get booked if you have little experience as speaker
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Michael Kitces is the Chief Financial Planning Nerd at, dedicated to advancing knowledge in financial planning and helping to make financial advisors better and more successful.

In addition, he is the Head of Planning Strategy at Buckingham Wealth Partners, the co-founder of the XY Planning Network, AdvicePay, New Planner Recruiting, fpPathfinder, and FA BeanCounters, the former Practitioner Editor of the Journal of Financial Planning, the host of the Financial Advisor Success podcast, and the publisher of the popular financial planning industry blog Nerd’s Eye View

In 2010, Michael was recognized with one of the FPA’s “Heart of Financial Planning” awards for his dedication and work in advancing the profession.


REPLAY – How to Grab Attention from the First Words Out of Your Mouth

One of the biggest challenges a presenter has is grabbing the attention of your audience from the first words out of your mouth. 

In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre will teach you how to inspire your audience and hook them at the beginning of every presentation both virtually and in person.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why you should skip the “unpleasant pleasantries” in your opening
  • Techniques to open your next presentation with a bang
  • Deirdre’s three go-to-ways to open a presentation
  • The difference between opening a presentation virtually and in person
  • And more!

Tune in to learn more about how you can captivate your audience from the first words out of your mouth.

Resources:  Crazy Good Talks® | Deirdre Van Nest