Call For Financial Industry Speakers

Calling All Financial Industry Speakers

The Count on Success Summit is currently seeking speakers, presenters, and interviewees.

What is the Summit?

For the 2nd year, RIAs and other independent financial professionals from diverse backgrounds gather around their computer, laptop, smartphone, office conference table, or other digital devise at the Count On Success Summit to learn and be in inspired. The event features focused training sessions, and keynote presentations from experienced leaders to reinforce business growth skills.

The 2017 Count on Success Summit’s purpose is to empower our attendees to accelerate their growth, the growth of their firm and staff. (see last’s years’ speakers list at )

Theme: Simple Strategies For Explosive Growth

When: Event opens to the public mid-January 2017

Where: Online via webinar or audios format

Topics of Interest

If you can present and share expertise and relevant information in one of the topics (or a similar topic) we would love for you to submit presentation for consideration to speak at the next Count on Success Summit.

Sample management and marketing topics (remember, speakers much be niched to the financial industry and understand compliance issues regarding marketing, promoting and growing a firm):

  • Social media
  • Choosing the right “x” technology
  • Moving your business into the virtual space
  • Moving or renting an office, options for office space
  • Compliance issues of the day
  • Succession planning
  • Bookkeeping for Financial Advisors
  • Marketing
  • Writing articles that get found
  • How to find the right advisor network to join
  • Successful RIAs speaking about 5 ways they exponentially grew their firms
  • Dos and don’ts of website development
  • Human capital management
  • Simplifying Operations
  • Client acquisition/retention
  • Referral marketing
  • Creating Strategic Alliances
  • Becoming a better speaker
  • Building a better website
  • Client Acquisition
  • Event planning made simple
  • Blogging
  • Hiring successors
  • Alternatives to cold calling
  • Cold calling for the 22nd century
  • Banishing Burnout (subject taken)
  • Niching (subject taken)
  • One Page Business Plan for Advisors (subject taken)
  • Organizing your (email, office, etc.)
  • And more…

This is a practice/business management event, so we will not accept speakers who speak on topics dealing with investing, alternative investments, research, the economy, etc.

The ideal COSS speaker is…

  • Is a giver with excellent communication skills who keeps their word.
  • Is experienced and comfortable being on the other end of a video or audio presentation.
  • Is interested in sharing expertise, real-world strategies, and knowledge with other professionals.
  • Is willing to provide attendees with a “free gift” – ebook, template, checklist, consultation, of your choice. (You may also hold a contest).
  • Is willing provide, before October 1, 2016 your short bio, speaking description, and other marketing materials that will help us create a new website similar to what’s on
  • Is open to helping spread the word about the event via speakers’ network, to your email lists, as well as social networking lists at least 4 times before, during and after the event.
  • Has an email list and can provide us with the HTML code so that participants can request the free gift as part of subscription to your marketing materials.

What you’ll need for submission will be outlined more fully in a document/agreement we send you. We’ll be requesting information such as:
— Presentation Title
— Two to four objectives of your presentation and a paragraph description
— An outline of your presentation or questions you want us to ask you in an interview style talk
— Enter a catchy and concise description of your session to use for marketing purposes
— High Quality Head Shot
— Short Speaker Bio
— Description of your gift, along with a photo you want us to use on the Gift Page

What’s in it for you?
Speakers speak for free to build their email list and get more eyes on them then they could do on their own.

Two speakers at the maximum will be highlighted each day. Your event will have the opportunity for more traction as well as more people becoming subscribers and connections as they take you up on your free offer(s).

You’ll have the opportunity to have more sets of eyes on your talks because all the speakers will be promoting the event to their people.

The website will be up for one year. That means that although each speaker’s talk will only be available with payment, I’d like anyone who subscribes on the COSS home page, now or in the next year, to have access to the gift page on your site to subscribe to your newsletter. (Let us know if you don’t want to be included in this offer.)


The cost for attending this event is us receiving the application and all marketing information on a timely manner and each participate promoting the event to their “peeps” or “tribe”.

Speaker Timeline

Submit Application: August 15- September 30 2016

Speakers Notified and Approved of submissions: August 30-September 30, 2016

Speaker’s Taped Conference Calls or Videos: As soon as the speaker is ready and the latest November 7, 2016

Speaker Live Events: Speakers wanting to run live calls using their own webinar or teleseminar platform can do so in January 2017. We’ll schedule events to match the dates of the program.

Summit Begins: Mid-January 2017

To apply

Complete our initial registration form:

Questions? Contact Maria Marsala at


Get Back On Target To Meet & Exceed Your 2016 Goals


It’s almost halfway through the year. Are you almost halfway to your 2016 goals?

In January, you set goals to increase your revenue, lower your expenses, work fewer hours, and spend more time at home. How are you doing with those?

Time flies, doesn’t it? Before you know it, you get sidetracked and end up bogged down in paperwork. And those resolutions seem far, far away. It’s natural to just do the things you’re comfortable with for the sake of time and sanity. But doing the same things won’t get you to your goals!

If you’re REALLY serious about hitting your goals this year, you have time! Six months is a lot of time, but you must act NOW! Don’t let another holiday season take you by surprise. Come December, do you want to put your feet up by the fire while the snow is flying? Or hustle and bustle to the bitter end of the year?


GrowthMany of our clients say that coaching along with training and lots of feedback and brainstorming allows them to accomplish more in 3 months than they did the entire year (or more) before. Is this the kind of solution you need?  If you’ve decided to do things differently, we have a very affordable program to supply you with accountability, focus, and plenty of business building tools. It’s designed around proven ways to fast-track your goals in 2016.


Business Accelerator is for you if . . .

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SAVE on the Business Accelerator Roundtable, A Simplified Business PROGRAM TO MEET YOUR 2016 GOALS

Early Bird Specials: Join the Fun Before July 5

Join the fun before July 5 and get a certificate for a free 60-minute 1:1 session with me, Maria.  Use it to meet with me privately anytime during the program.

Program begins in July 15. . . the clock is ticking and we want you to use all 6 months to our advantage!


SUBSCRIBER ONLY Early Bird Special

Now, you won’t see this Early Bird Special advertised on my website.  Why?  Because it’s only for you my long-time subscribers like you!

Enroll before July 5 and I’ll critique (in writing) any page of your website or one page of your marketing material or bio.

See everything you get with this program . . . and why this program is a steal. Apply

Then complete the application and schedule a no-obligation Interview with me to talk about the option you’re considering.

One more thing . . . this offer is limited to the next 8 business owners and financial professionals who sign up!  I have limited space available next month, and this program won’t be offered again until 2017!

So it’s first come, first served! Then I’ll start a waiting list.

This is the best offer I’ve made on these programs all year, and I won’t offer them again at these rates in 2016.

If you know that the time is NOW to review all you get and follow the steps to schedule your no-obligation Discovery Interview.  Start here


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Upwards and onwards,

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P.S. You’ve heard it before – if you’re failing to plan, you’re planning to fail. View our Business Accelerator Roundtable curriculum now and request a meeting with me today!

P.P.S. Want a sneak peak of this program?  Create your business vision is a no-cost workshop I’m offering on June 30 or July 7 register today!

Advisors: Make this summer your busiest ever

No matter what level of experience you have in the industry, this summer could be your busiest ever–if you master the art of the referral conversation and prospect follow-up.

I am pleased to be sponsoring a 6-week Referral Mastery Webinar Series, beginning on Tuesday, April 19th at 2pm Eastern.


My friend and colleague, Sandy Schussel, who was one of the most popular experts in my Count on Success Conference event earlier this year, will be hosting this training which, in the past, has resulted in a dramatic increase of business for most of the past attendees.

Sandy is widely recognized as a foremost authority on referrals. In his fifteen years as a sales trainer and coach for financial and insurance professionals, he has developed a referral system that not only works, but makes getting great introductions easy. There is no better live program or training on the market for learning how to have an easy, comfortable referral conversation that will dramatically increase leads who are ready to work with you. What better time to get ready for the summer months?

The 6-week Referral Mastery Webinar Series includes 6 live webinars that will be recorded for your future use and review (and in case you need to miss a session or two), access to all of Sandy’s online books and recordings, daily email tips, and private access to Sandy to help you reinforce and enhance your training. And the tuition is nominal—just $347.

Learn more

In fact, there’s only one catch: Sandy has limited the number of phone lines and the program is likely to fill up quickly. Make sure that you’re one of the producers who changes the course of your business next summer.

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Not sure this is for you? Attend Sandy’s f**ree Webinar at 2pm on Tuesday, April 12th

Upwards and onwards,

Coach Maria

Did you miss the Count on Success Summit?

700cosslogoDear Financial Advisors, Planners & Wealth Mangers:

If you missed any of the experts featured during the Count on Success Summit, don’t worry!  You can have them all!

AND, for a limited time, save $100 on the SUMMIT! VIP Advisor Success Kit

It was a challenge to write notes fast enough on these timely topics:

  • Growing Your Revenue—and Increasing Your Profits
  • Simplifying Your Business
  • Working Less, Decreasing Stress, and Having More Fun
  • Becoming Known as an Authority
  • Attracting Your Favorite Kind of Client

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If you want to substantially grow your firm this year, you need new knowledge and proven strategies.  But you also need to execute this new information.  This collection is an absolute must—jam-packed full of knowledge, strategies, tactics, tools, and important resources from our industry experts.

These experts have provided sessions that are no bull, no sales, no fluff.  They offered 100% educational content.  Use their knowledge to update your firm’s systems and grow your practice into a more successful business.

This package is ideal if you…

  • Feel inspired to effectively implement the insights of our experts
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  • Missed some of the presentations
  • Want to listen again (and again!) to your favorites

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Get in at the “VIP Special Pricing”.  The pricing goes up to $197 February 7, 2016.

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The Power of Purpose, PBS Special

I came across this program on TV this week. I highly recommend that you watch it, too.

Even if you already know your purpose, the show will provide you with new insights.

Knowing your purpose is a major clarifier, you can use the information to up the ante or  change your life and business.

Being lifelong learners, as I’m sure you are too, I learned the importance of knowing what gifts, passions, and my calling were early on in life and yearly, during planning week, I revisit them. From time to time, I’ll add or even change some of my answers.

Don’t let this happen to you!

A car accident in 1994 pushed me into living my purpose;  helping people realize their dreams, even if it seems to them that there is no way they can happen. I truly believe that you CAN have it all — and sooner than you think!   If it’s really important, you’ll stop the excuses you tell yourself  and do whatever is necessary to “do it” –including reaching out for whatever help you could use.

When I changed careers, and started coaching school, I had to agree to participate in a 3-month program called “Personal Foundation” and delved deeply into, among 24 other life coaching topics, our purpose, gifts, and calling.

Life changes dramatically when you deeply know more about yourself! I can attest to that!

Today, my clients use the Personal Foundation as part of their personal and professional growth.  It’s true.  The more you know about you, the more you fashion your business model around the life you want to lead.  You see, the best business model is one that is designed around your passions, purpose, calling and gifts.
Learn more this PBS program at

Learn more about the Personal Foundation Program:
Rate the strength of 10 areas your personal foundation now: Go to