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Which Clients To Keep; Which Ones To Fire
by Tony Vidler         More clients is good, right? But when you have plenty of clients on the books the question becomes which clients to keep. Or which ones to get rid of.  Actually, advisers should be constantly asking these questions regardless of how big their book of clients actually is.  They are not questions […]
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Selling Change Inside Your Own Practice
by Tony Vidler        External challenges and changes mean we are often selling change – or the need for yet more change – inside our own practices to our own people. And that becomes yet another challenge, as change is frequently resisted.  What practice owners often don’t understand though is what it is that is actually […]
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Time Management: How to figure out what you should be working on
by Tony Vidler        Time management is always cited as one of the top challenges for advisers, but is time management really the problem?  Or is it a prioritisation problem?   Working out what you should really be working on is one of those things that we all know we should do, but for one […]
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Adviser Marketing: Personalise or Perish
by Tony Vidler        Everyone today wants “it” to be about them.  They expect personalisation in our contact with them.  For financial adviser marketing then it really does come down to “personalise or perish” – with perishing meaning you vanish from your target markets mind. You cease to exist for them in reality, and am therefore […]
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We should be using more video with email
by Tony Vidler        If you aren’t using video with email to educate and engage clients and prospects yet, why not?   It seems an odd thing with everyone having smart phones that can take high quality video’s on the spot, and with everyone also drafting and sending perhaps a 100 emails a day, but […]
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The Right KPI’s Drives The Right Results
by Tony Vidler        If you want the right results in a practice you have to set the right KPI’s  because what you reward determines what behaviour you get, and what behaviour you get is determined by how your people see themselves being measured. One of the best measurement tools any manager can have is […]
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Generalist or Specialist, You Can Still Achieve Exceptional Growth
by Tony Vidler        Some advisers opt to head down either the generalist or specialist path simply becuase that is what gives them professional satisfaction – and it is not about achieving particular commercial objectives. They work the way they do because they enjoy it.  Not everyone wants to have a business which achieves exceptional growth […]
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How to develop your revenue producers
by Tony Vidler        Managing other revenue producers inside your practice is a heck of a challenge, even if you’ve got history as a sales manager.  For many practitioners developing their own practice that experience of building and developing a team – and developing the individual producers within a team – is a venture into […]
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The Rise & Rise Of The e-Adviser
by Tony Vidler        There appears to be research from larger markets such as the USA to suggest there is a new type of financial adviser out there, dubbed the “e-Adviser”, who is winning way more business than other advisers are.   An e-Adviser is not a robo-adviser either….thought I would just get that one […]
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Balancing Adviser Needs and Clients Wants
by Tony Vidler        The professional Financial Advisers’ needs matter as much as the Clients’ wants.  Consumer groups & regulators will probably disagree of course, but the ideal practice is one which surely achieves this balance isn’t it?  After all, practitioners are trying to earn a living and meet the wants and needs of their own […]
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