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When you cannot think of a better way to market yourself, try this…
by Tony Vidler        When all else fails and you are at a loss to market your particular value as an adviser, the safest marketing path is to sell “convenience”.   We all know, because we all do it, it is simply more convenient to go to the supermarket than an array of specialty shops.  […]
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Could Advisers Be DRIVING Revenue To Online Providers?
by Tony Vidler        I do keep wondering if advisers realise how much revenue is waiting to be unlocked by them inside their existing business?   A little while ago I was talking with a business that provides outsourced client servicing solutions and they provided me with some of their data from working with financial […]
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Does Social Media ACTUALLY work for financial advisers?
by Tony Vidler        It seems the question is still being asked by most advisers on social media: does it actually work in growing an advisory business?   Remarkably, most professionals that I meet and talk to still consider social media to be some sort of “teenager or millennial thing”, or “something which doesn’t seem […]
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How to influence clients with “Social Proof”
by Tony Vidler        One of the primary functions of the professional adviser is to influence people 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 to […]
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A Good Financial Adviser MUST Consider Risk Management
by Tony Vidler         Financial planners and professional advisers who do not tackle risk management issues thoroughly for clients do the clients a disservice.   Perhaps that is a little challenging to some of todays professionals, however too many advisers seem to struggle with positioning risk management in their suite of services to clients.  It seems […]
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Give Gifts That Give Back
by Tony Vidler        How much do clients really value the standard corporate gift?   It is a nice gesture and usually generates a level of appreciation…but often it is a very very fleeting moment in the clients’ mind and relatively quickly forgotten.  There is a limit to the level of gratitude that can be […]
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How do you know when you have a “great practice”?
by Tony Vidler        I was given this question in the headline recently and the quick answer is:   “When it is delivering the income and lifestyle that you imagined.”   However, that benchmark is perhaps misleading.  It is potentially an incomplete answer as simply obtaining the lifestyle and income that you want from your […]
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An old-school attention-grabbing technique that still works!
by Tony Vidler        In the bid to cut through the clutter and noise that surrounds prospects today we often overlook the simple things that used to work – and still will work if we use them.  In fact, arguably some of the old-school marketing techniques are potentially more useful in the digital world simply because […]
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How To Deliver Value During Prospect Engagement
by Tony Vidler        Sometimes when professional advisers are struggling to engage meaningfully with prospective clients, or struggling to get them to engage at all, the solution is to go back to the very basics and question whether YOU are delivering value in their minds.   In the continual battle to be relevant and valuable […]
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The Easiest FREE Way To Get Found By Prospects
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 […]
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