Sharing Your Personal “Why” Story to Build Trust & Communication with Deirdre Van Nest (Ep. 26)

Sharing Your Personal “Why” Story to Build Trust & Communication with Deirdre Van Nest (Ep. 26)

Today, we dive into the art of personal branding and effective communication in the financial advisory business. 

In the saturated landscape of financial services, standing out requires more than a typical sales pitch. Our guest, Deirdre Van Nest, Founder of Crazy Good Talks, believes in debunking the conventional approach of merely showcasing services. Instead, champion the power of authentic storytelling to forge genuine connections with your clients.

When differentiation is scarce, sharing your personal “why” story serves as the bedrock of your marketing strategy. It’s not just about what you do; it’s about why you do it. Additionally, we underline the correlation between effective communication skills and audience engagement, asserting that being a proficient communicator significantly amplifies your reach and influence.

Join us as we explore the essence of presenting yourself and your brand authentically, and how it can truly resonate with your audience.

In this episode, you’ll gain key insights into:

  • Prioritizing authenticity over pitching 
  • The power of your “why” story
  • Revealing your personal side through social media
  • Building deep relationships and human connections
  • And more!


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About our Guest:

Deirdre Van Nest is a top-rated international Keynoter, Speaking Coach, Story Strategist and the founder of Crazy Good Talks; a company devoted to helping financial professionals and entrepreneurs fast-track their Know, Like and Trust Factor so they get to the “YES” quicker. She welcomes your connection request on LinkedIn, and you can check out her services by going to

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