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Marketing Your Expertise Via Webinar
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 What you think is the problem is not always actually the problem. Sometimes the person is the problem. Sometimes, maybe, the client is the problem rather than you. Before talking about clients though allow me to use a non-client example. Picture the scene: a partner in a practice is telling me about […]
by Tony Vidler Coaching is about changing behaviour in order to change results. Advising is telling people what, and perhaps how, something should be done. Advising is basically “having the answer” and telling someone what it is in its most simple form. Coaching is a blend of telling and teaching, monitoring and managing, and, […]
6 Things Banks Taught Us About Building A Super Profitable Business
by Tony Vidler The most profitable business to have in financial services is a bank. They know how to make money. They understand that the more you know about your customers the more business you can do with them. Not “will do with them”….but “can”. And that makes a lot of money for them. […]
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 […]
The 10 Things That Successful Advisers Just Do Better
by Tony Vidler The most successful advisers just do better at some things than the average advisers…they are not necessarily better advisers. They just do some things better, and that makes them more successful. Most of those things they do better are not actually about being a better adviser, they are about being better […]
by Tony Vidler For many professional services firms delivering value from actively lifting service levels is a means of differentiation, while also creating maximum value for the practice. Improving profitability through service differentiation is good for the practice of course, however it is not a sustainable differentiator in itself which then threatens future profitability. […]
by Tony Vidler It may seem an obvious question however understanding who the most valuable clients are to a firm is not always as simple as it seems. There is often an innate understanding of who they are however it is often not underpinned by any analysis or hard data. Even when it is […]
Segmentation: Why not have everyone as “A” Clients?
by Tony Vidler Segmentation of clients in your database is sensible, and some sort of labelling to differentiate them is necessary. The idea behind segmenting clients into different categories is to introduce efficiency into a practice while recognising that not all clients are of equal commercial value to the firm. It is also a way […]
by Tony Vidler When it comes to practice development the owner must consider 3 general areas which drive the growth and value of the business, and each of those has some sub-sections. The 3 areas to consider are: Creating the physical Capacity to ‘grow’ volume Developing Capabilities of the professionals within the firm Creating and […]