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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 […]
How to challenge clients thinking without being confrontational
by Tony Vidler Perhaps the toughest task any adviser faces is to challenge clients’ own thinking, but without getting into a confrontation that threatens the entire relationship. Most of us find ourselves occasionally dealing with a client who already thinks they know the answers – they haven’t come to us for advice, they have […]
The missing ingredient in professional development: SKILLS
by Tony Vidler We are awash with recommendations on how to “improve the advice business” and enhance professional developement. Regulators, politicians, consumer groups, product manufacturers…competing business models that look to bypass advice entirely….all of them are making a lot of noise about how advice delivery can be improved and where professionals involved in the […]
by Tony Vidler “The modern sales professional doubles as an information concierge – providing the right information to the right person at the right time in the right channel. Socially surround your buyers and their “sphere of influence”…” Jill Rowley; Oracle. The phrase “information concierge” captures the essential strategy for professional positioning […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler If you want to get found – and chosen – by prospects you really need to nail that LinkedIn profile! It is the easiest – and cheapest – way to get a good online presence if a prospect does decide to check you out (and most do I’d guess). Surprisingly […]
by Tony Vidler The “prospecting problem” is the most frequently requested area for help from financial advisers…it is the perennial problem. There just never seems to be quite enough of them to meet the new client acquisition needs of the firm AND it is getting harder to get prospects attention and have them engage. […]
Professional Credibility & the “Trust Me…I am experienced” line
by Tony Vidler “Trust me…I’m an experienced professional…” How many times do we hear a professional claiming that a client should trust them and deal with them because they have X number of years experience? Does this “years of experience” thing really translate into professional credibility? Increasingly cynical consumers ask themselves “do you […]
Why settle for average Adviser performance when you could be outstanding?
by Tony Vidler Advisers frequently settle for being average, and it is definitely not because they want to be average but because they don’t really know what it takes to elevate their performance exponentially. Average adviser performance can be turned into outstanding adviser performance by making the changes that make the difference. The […]
by Tony Vidler One of the primary functions of the professional adviser is to influence clients to make change. Or sometimes, influence them not to change things. Our role is to manage client behaviour to help generate the desired outcomes that clients want. We must get them to act, or not act, in order […]