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How To Generate Referrals When You Want Them
by Tony Vidler Referral business is pure gold…it is the Holy Grail for advisers to be running a business where they are only working with referrals. Most have the problem of having to sit back and wait for clients or centre’s of influence to refer, but you can generate the referrals you want […]
by Tony Vidler The problem with most prospecting and lead generation activities for most firms is that they are aimed at capturing one prospective client at a time. There is no leverage in these efforts. Writing introduces leverage, whereby the same effort results in multiplication of impact. It is simple maths – if […]
by Tony Vidler 3 is the magic presentation number. It is a well established principle that people absorb information best when it is presented in 3 points…and while listing your best 3 features or benefits is more effective than listing your top 10 to most consumers, applying a bit of structure to the […]
by Tony Vidler Buying a “bread making machine” provided fantastic insight into the value of “listening”. Specifically, how listening to customers leads to innovation which in turn can lead to decades of prosperity for a business. The particular brand of bread-maker that was deemed absolutely essential to our household is made by an […]
by Tony Vidler Professional and selling are apparently 2 words which according to many just don’t go together these days…except they really do. I’ll go further in fact and say that professionals MUST be selling, but, selling must be professional. While there is an absolute requirement to place the clients interests above all […]
Presenting Professional Collaboration to Clients Simply
by Tony Vidler Consumers increasing need solutions which require collaboration between professionals, and while plenty of suggestions can be found about how to collaborate with others from other professions, there is not quite so much suggestion about how to collaborate successfully with professionals from within the same sector. Consumers usually want fairly straightforward […]
by Tony Vidler Creating engaging conversations with people you don’t know well, or who feel they don’t know you well enough, is difficult. It can be even more difficult when they are guarded…thinking maybe that you are just there to sell them something. You can engage even the most guarded and difficult prospects […]
by Tony Vidler some things are timeless simply because they have stood the test of time, and focusing upon sales activity is one of them. “Sales activity” as a concept is probably abhorrent to many professionals today, but it is simply about managing the inputs which provide the outputs that your business wants. […]
Improve your sales results with a quick “Kerbside Review”
by Tony Vidler One of the most effective ways to improve sales results is to spend 2 minutes on a reflective process after each client meeting – whether it was a good or bad one. It is the “kerbside review” (hat tip to the USA with the spelling, but this concept did originate […]
Outsourcing: Can that “expert” actually walk the talk?
by Tony Vidler They say that the easiest people to sell to are the people who sell for a living, and there is a bit of truth to that. Who the advisers turn to for advice in their business affairs often astounds me. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to […]