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Be “Someone” if you want to stand out and succeed.
by Tony Vidler A professional service business built around a product is not a good service business. “Someone” is the best service business. A professional service business should be built around either the “service” part, or the “professional” part. Or perhaps both. It is either a “someone” or a “something”, and “someone” is much […]
by Tony Vidler Advisers attend plenty of webinars, but very few seem to use a webinar marketing program themselves for marketing to potential clients, and it is a marvellous opportunity (if done well) to really position your expertise. Prospects generally have no issue tuning in to watch broadcasts on any number of areas of interest, […]
by Tony Vidler We all hear about nthe importance of the subject line in a message, and then spend hours carefully constructing messages and marketing campaigns and thinking that we’ve come up with a winning subject line. Often however we make the mistake of including one of the words or phrases in the subject […]
by Tony Vidler Whenever we talk about target marketing and chasing an ideal client it seems to be assumed that there is just one “right client profile”. Not true. There are usually 3 target market client profiles that I recommend, as we have a commercial requirement to balance up the odds of getting the […]
by Tony Vidler Sensory sells…having an intangible become tangible absolutely helps people buy. And when it comes to buying “the tangible”, presentation is everything isn’t it? The most ordinary things become something special when beautifully wrapped and presented. The wrapping and presentation creates intrigue and interest and heightens the anticipation and pleasure…. Is it possible […]
Building Your Reputation: Talk About The Elephants In The Room
by Tony Vidler When Accountants struggle to be highly trusted then financial advisers are going to have a real battle doing so. If the Accountants only get rated as “Highly trusted” in professional ethics and honesty by less than half the population then what chance that an Insurance Broker will rank higher in the […]
by Tony Vidler “How much is too much contact?” “How often is too often?” What is the right volume to contact clients? Much of the standard industry thinking around these questions is in fact quite dated I believe. For example, go back not that many years and good marketers providing a lot of […]
by Tony Vidler You should post on social media once a week. No. You should post 6 times a day! ummmm….how much is right? The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the platform you are using, and it depends on your target audience and their appetite for content or engagement, and it […]
Engage, Engage, Engage…Make prospecting a PROCESS!
by Tony Vidler If real estate is driven by location, location, location, then surely the prospecting process is driven by engage, engage, engage. I’ve previously posted about the problem with generating referrals consistently largely coming down to the lack of engagement with, and by, clients. A process of engagement is also often the missing […]
How One Successful Financial Planner Gets New Business
by Tony Vidler The one question that continually gets thrown to me is “What are other advisers doing that is successful for them?” Every so often one is willing to share their trade secrets, and this is how one local successful financial planner gets his business, and that he was happy to share: He […]