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How To Crack The Content Creation Conundrum
by Tony Vidler        Content Creation appears to be the Number 1 barrier for professionals wanting to use digital marketing tactics.  Inevitably I seem to hear   “……Yeah, I think social media would be useful….but I have nothing to write about and nothing to say….“   Creating content is an issue.  Just as big an […]
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5 basic tips for helping your next customers find you
by Tony Vidler        In a perfect world customers find you, rather than you having to find them.  The world is never entirely perfect of course, but certainly we can often do better in having customers find us…and the good news is that today’s customers are out there looking for the right provider.   We […]
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Full Transparency? It pays to keep some secrets from clients
by Tony Vidler        In this age of full transparency for professional services there is a tendency for advisers to tell clients everything…but there are just some things you shouldn’t tell them in advance.   If you want to give yourself a reasonable chance of creating clients who are a little surprised and delighted with […]
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Are sales letters useful?
by Tony Vidler        A traditional marketing practice for financial advisers has been sending “pre-approach” sales letters to prospective clients.  It seems that very few still do it, and yet I wonder if they are worthwhile in todays world?  There is no doubt that most prospective customers are not exactly waiting around hoping a piece […]
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You know it is time to review the marketing plan when…
by Tony Vidler        Any time of the year is the “right” time to review your marketing plan, but there are definitely times – or signs – that it should be done even if you weren’t really planning to review it this particular time.   The “right time” to review your marketing plan is when […]
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Be an Authority to get the spotlight
by Tony Vidler        Many professionals believe that the peak of their career, and business prospects, are achieved when they attain “expert” status.  Actually, your objective should “be An Authority” – or better yet; “Be The Authority”.   In financial services expertise is often defined as having attained one of the rigorous formal and technical […]
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Engage With Your New Connections To Get On With Business
by Tony Vidler        So you have some new connections on LinkedIn…congratulations.   What now?  Or rather, what next? How does actual engagement begine?   Making new connections via LinkedIn is great…but it is better if you can take those new connections and turn them into meaningful engagement and conversation. It is a business-to-business platform […]
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Why your FREE service is a barrier to getting the right business
by Tony Vidler        Most professionals at some point offer complimentary initial meetings or consultations with clients as a “free service”.   It simply isn’t true, and that in itself prevents the right sort of clients coming your way. The fundamental reason why this just doesn’t cut it with consumers is because they don’t believe […]
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Easy business in the low-hanging fruit
by Tony Vidler        Everyone wants easy business yet we so often make it harder than it has to be.  Get the low-hanging fruit first. Twice as easy to get, and just as sweet. Nothing is wrong with it – and it’s smart business.     It’s not always simple to recognise where the easy business […]
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How to find your Niche
by Tony Vidler        Knowing and working exclusively in your niche is nirvana for most professionals.     Your niche is that absolute sweet spot where what you are fabulous at overlaps with what you love doing, and it is something that other people value and will pay you for.   It is not a simple […]
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