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Fighting Off “Free” Advice
by Tony Vidler “Free” advice is never actually “free”, is it? None of us are silly – including the people we are talking to as prospective clients. Everyone knows advice isn’t free…it is at someone’s expense, and someone is hoping to get a payday from delivering the “free stuff” at some point. […]
Productivity Tip: Prioritise the Activities that Yield the most
by Tony Vidler To handle a significant workload AND get the results you want you need to prioritise the activities that yield the most, not waste time trying to manage time. Time cannot be managed as such….the clock ticks inexorably onwards no matter what you do with the time. Tasks can be managed. […]
by Tony Vidler Creating good content and putting it out for your target market is great marketing. It may not be enough though to simply create “good” content and put it out there in the world. Just because you have good content and you are putting out there doesn’t mean that it is […]
by Tony Vidler It is tough to get clients and prospects to follow our advice a lot of the time, and it makes a huge difference if we can figure out how to be more effective when giving recommendations. More people will follow our advice, we help more people get the outcomes they are […]
by Tony Vidler Every professional needs to use negotiating skills every week…if not every day. We are constantly negotiating with clients, or on behalf of clients, for a host of things, and it often becomes a source of stress and angst for all parties, with latent dissatisfaction underlying. The reason why that is […]
by Tony Vidler We learn as we go in professional services, and that is especially true when it comes to analysing why a marketing campaign was a “fail”. To be fair, few of us are trained in marketing at all so we do have to figure it out as we go along, and […]
by Tony Vidler To create an effective advertising campaign – one that gets you the results you wanted to begin with – there are 5 essential steps. Many professional services firms miss at least a couple of them, and inevitably are disappointed with the results of their advertising efforts. That is not […]
by Tony Vidler Quite possibly the easiest method for anyone to generate more referrals and favourable introductions is to give more referrals and introductions. This is just not done as much as it could or should by most professionals, and usually they say it is because they “didn’t think of it”. That […]
Here is how to work out WHERE to compete in the market
by Tony Vidler A problem for many of todays professionals is figuring where to compete in the market…or rather, which area of expertise or service offering to lead with in their marketing efforts. Once the target market clients have been worked out (so we know who we want to appeal to) we have […]
by Tony Vidler Lead Generation is the goal of content (or engagement) marketing. The effort and time invested in producing, sourcing and delivering content to an audience of potential future clients has a single purpose, and that is to move them closer to wanting to do business with you. The question which […]