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How to get customers enthused when our products are boring
by Tony Vidler        How can we create or transfer enthusiasm to a customer when: Our products are as boring as the boring-est thing ever. The Value that customers receive from financial services products could be years and years and years away….if “physical value” actually ever turns up at all Our products are as boring as the […]
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Which prospecting method delivers the best results?
by Tony Vidler        The prospecting method that keeps on delivering the most opportunities is Referrals.   A distant second in the source of new clients for advice firms is Centre of Influence referrals.   Research by the Financial Planning Association showed that on average in the previous year some 34% of new clients came from […]
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Thinking Differently To Connect With Prospects
by Tony Vidler        Thinking differently would seem to be an obvious thing to do if one wanted to be different. If you wanted your advisory firm to stand out from competitors it would make sense to DO something different too.  So thinking differently and then being different seems to be a pretty straightforward way […]
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Cost is not just Price: Put Adviser fees into perspective
by Tony Vidler        Adviser fees are a cost for sure, and often a stumbling block for many professionals with their clients is this “cost discussion”.  It is a stumbling block because more often than not the entire conversation revolves around just one of the cost components rather than the actual fee rate and the value […]
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The 10 Things To Get Right For COI’s To Start (and Keep) Referring
by Tony Vidler        A great Centre-of-Influence keeps referring…they are not really a COI unless they keep referring.  That relatively reliable constant stream of introduction to target market prospects can build an advisory business better than any other form of marketing – especially if you have a few of them.  So identifying a potentially great […]
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What Financial Advisers Are Not Good At
by Tony Vidler        There is something that financial advisers are proving to be not good at doing: That is “Being There”. In this country Statistics NZ compile data from the census every few years and there is a standout statistic that should have financial advisers getting much busier: 7 out of 10 adult consumers […]
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What is the mix of content which is engaging?
by Tony Vidler        As a consumer yourself you know that there is a need to mix up the content if you want to maximise audience engagement, after all, you tune out pretty quickly if someone is posting or sharing the same sort of stuff repeatedly don’t you? Everyone does. Because it becomes boring. To […]
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You are probably closer to being “An Authority” than you realise.
by Tony Vidler        IF you have bought into the key concept of providing good quality content, or information, to prospects in order to engage them until they are ready to use your services, the inevitable question becomes: “what do I provide in the way of content?”   It seems a fair question too. Very […]
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Are you making the most of your email marketing opportunities?
by Tony Vidler        Possibly THE most important marketing tool any adviser has is email.  It is the critical link between marketing and sales….the thing that connects the leads, or opportunities created by your marketing efforts, into engaged prospects and ultimately clients as it is the primary means of moving to personalised advice or engagement.   […]
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Engagement Marketing is not asking “Will you marry me?”
by Tony Vidler        Many financial advisers have not yet grasped the fundamental of engagement marketing, and that is don’t race to ask someone if they want to buy something.  Seems a simple enough concept doesn’t it?  It is akin to asking a brand new dating partner “will you marry me?” when they haven’t yet decided […]
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