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Which Prospects Are Worth YOUR Time?
by Tony Vidler The way prospects engage with professionals has changed, and it is logical for us to change how we engage with prospects also. In the old days we qualified prospects on the basis of a clearly identifiable need, the capacity to pay, approachability, and “insurability”. This last one evolved over time […]
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 […]
7 Warning Signs That The Prospect Is Not Right For You
by Tony Vidler No matter how hard you try to get it right, some prospects are just not right for you. You are wasting your time and would be best to just cut your losses and move on quickly. The problem we have is that often we don’t figure that out until we […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler “What do we have to get right for prospects to become clients?” “Remove or negate the barriers to them deciding to business” “What barrier?” “All of them…..” There are many barriers which can prevent a prospect from engaging in the professional financial advice process, and WE have to try and […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Big Ticks: Best Stories For Professionals This Week
by Tony Vidler Information, ideas, tips…the articles for professional advisers which I spotted this week that generate fresh thinking or a deeper understanding of issues are provided here as a quick readers digest for professionals who are looking ahead. These are the highlights from the week that you should stop and read, as they […]
by Tony Vidler Trade show and expo’s are potentially fabulous sources of qualified prospects if you are clear about who your target market is. A trade show focussed on “Big Boys Toys” where it is all about luxury items and cool gadgets for people with more money than they know what to do […]