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The 4 Parts To Getting The COI Gatekeeper Onboard
by Tony Vidler        The potential Centre-Of-Influence that you want to network with is the gatekeeper to the clients you want to work with, and there are generally 4 things that stand in the way of them agreeing to let you in.   It makes sense to address those 4 things right at the outset and […]
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What Problems Do You Fix?
by Tony Vidler        In the struggle for professionals to define a value proposition perhaps one of the easiest ways to do so is to begin by asking “What problems do we fix?”   It is a simple question for sure, but it cuts to the chase.  It helps us zero in on what it is […]
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Make Your Testimonials Resonate With Prospects
by Tony Vidler        Testimonials are great marketing, but they are losing their effectiveness to some degree.  All is not lost however, as one small change CAN make them resonate with your target audience a little better.   Consumers are not silly and they know we are never going to be silly enough ourselves to […]
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nest-marketing
Niche or Nest: Which is Best?
by Tony Vidler        The concept of niche marketing causes a lot of confusion, so I thought I’d add to the confusion by adding in “nest marketing” at the same time as challenging the view that professionals should find “A” niche.   The easiest way for me to explain the difference between niche marketing and […]
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Face-to-Face Time Fuels Referrals
by Tony Vidler        If there is one thing that can help any professional increase their referral rate it is face-to-face time with clients and influencers.   Actual getting-together-with those other humans more often tends to lead to better or deeper relationships, and more opportunities to be positioned for referrals and recommendations.  And more meetings […]
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How To Produce Your Own Video’s In The Office
by Tony Vidler        Without doubt the question I am asked most about my own marketing is “how do you produce those videos that you put out each week”.   The ugly truth is that I spend twice as long figuring out what I want to produce a video about than I do figuring out […]
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social-media-marketing
4 Reasons Why Social Media Marketing Sucks
by Tony Vidler        I keep hearing that social media marketing sucks for professional services .  Mostly that comes from the people in professional services who are trying to market themselves using social media, so they should know if a particular type of marketing sucks or not.   If it isn’t working it must suck, […]
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The Shortcut To Trust For Professionals
by Tony Vidler        Creating sufficient trust with a prospective client is the critical initial hurdle to having them engage with a professional advice process.   We need to have potential clients open up about their financial history, health and family issues, their future dreams and aspirations….all the deeply personal things that they generally don’t […]
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Why You Need PLENTY Of Positive Reviews
by Tony Vidler        I blame Uber for all of this.  But maybe TripAdviser started it…Whatever, everyone out there now expects to be able to give a review of any business, and read others reviews of that business.  it has become the norm.   Positive reviews of a business are a pretty serious driver of trust […]
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Can You Explain Your Professional Philosophy?
by Tony Vidler        You probably have a professional philosophy, even if you’ve never really thought of it as a philosophy.   Most experienced professional advisers have formed views and opinions about the right way to do things for clients.  They form beliefs, or philosophies about how things should be.   Yet, different professionals from […]
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