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Dependability: Is it a differentiator?
by Tony Vidler        While talking to a very experienced and successful adviser I asked him what he put his phenomenal success down to.   He said: “I am dependable”. As simple as that…a 40 year record of happy clients and success in financial services is summed up.   He doesn’t claim to be the […]
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An easy way to create content when you don’t feel creative
by Tony Vidler        Building an engaged audience of future prospects requires us to create content in todays environment.  We need to feed the search engine machines, and we need to continually deliver content which educates or empowers those with whom we wish to do business.  They take time to decide who to choose to […]
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Re-think what you THINK you know about clients
by Tony Vidler        Is it time for financial advisers to re-think what they think they know about clients?   Insurance is sold, it isn’t bought, right?   People don’t value advice, right?   Really?   I know from personal experience – both as an adviser and a coach working with advisers – that clients […]
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How much Know-How should you give away for free?
by Tony Vidler        It is difficult to work out how much of your expertise or know-how you should give away for free isn’t it? Most professionals give away free hours as part of their marketing to try and engage new clients, and in some professions even give away entire services which have become commoditized, […]
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YOUR need will kill the sale
by Tony Vidler        I think it has always been true, but it is more true than ever: a needy adviser is a major turn off to potential clients.  YOUR need will a sale.   Sometimes, perhaps too many times, the reason why consumers do not buy is because of us. Whether we are trying […]
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Getting More Prospects To Buy Your Advice
by Tony Vidler        To get prospects to buy your advice and change direction you have to “sell emotion” and support it with logic, right?   Not quite….there is a piece missing in this formula which is is largely accepted as the methodology for selling intangibles I believe. I believe that the missing ingredient is […]
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There are prospects for you on Twitter
by Tony Vidler        Twitter is crowded and noisy and it can be difficult to get found by your prospects…but there ARE a few things you can do that will help them find you. There are prospects for you on Twitter…   Because Twitter is full of prospects who are engaged.  That is one of […]
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Reaching todays “common client”
by Tony Vidler        Reaching todays common client is not easy for professionals.  They are easy to find for sure, but reaching them and getting their attention is something else again.  When you consider how a buying process happens today it becomes a lot easier to understand why it is so hard – and what […]
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Get better marketing results by using what’s in your hand
by Tony Vidler        Every adviser wants better marketing results – no matter how good the existing results are. We want more, because in more or better marketing results lies the ability to leverage our businesses.  Yet in the constant search for more or better many advisers are overlooking the thing in their hands: their […]
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How to engage your Facebook fans
by Tony Vidler        The biggest social media platform on the planet – everyone is there. So how best to engage with all these potential Facebook company page fans who just might one day become clients, or at the very least become advocates?   Professional services firms seem to struggle more than most  other businesses […]
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