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How to convert 70% of your opportunities instead of 30%
by Tony Vidler        Imagine the difference to your business if you were able to convert twice as many opportunities.  You spend the same money and effort  but get twice as many sales as a result…it would add a bit to your bottom line wouldn’t it?   The decades old strategy of crunching through the numbers […]
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How to use LinkedIn Groups to build your audience
by Tony Vidler        LinkedIn Groups would have to be one of the easiest ways today for any professional to go about building an audience…or a community of like-minded folk.  And that is what we want our marketing to achieve if we want our business to grow, isn’t it?   It seems that what stops many […]
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Creating content that customers want
by Tony Vidler        Creating content that customers want is not as hard as advisers think it is.  It is continually suggested by financial advisers that it is difficult to create articles and tips which their customers will enjoy and value and which support the rest of  their marketing and customer service strategies.   Financial Advisers […]
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LinkedIN for Financial Advisers
The Top 10 Tips for Advisers to get some LinkedIn value
by Tony Vidler        Advisers use of LinkedIn generally leaves a lot to be desired and too many treat it as a static display of their CV.  It is a networking platform upon which too few actually do any networking.  To get good value from it follow the basics of networking that you already know…engage in […]
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The Path To Becoming An Authority
by Tony Vidler        Becoming an authority is the thing that almost certainly guarantees you will continue to get enough business to have a decent livelihood, if not an outstandingly successful career.   It is one of the key principles of influence identified by Cialdini, and for many in professional services it is a career […]
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Marketing places where Advisers just HAVE to be
by Tony Vidler        Even if Financial Advisers don’t feel the need to do marketing I would suggest that there are still some marketing places to be for advisers who feel they have enough clients.   Even when prospecting for new clients is not a particular issue, professional credibility is.  Suppliers, potential referrers, Centres Of Influence…they […]
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Financial Adviser Titles: What’s in a name?
by Tony Vidler        Do financial adviser titles matter?  A good question given the number of advisers who seem to try and elevate their professional positioning by referring to themselves as something other than “a financial adviser”.  You know what I mean….financial advisers who have titles like “Risk Mitigation Specialist” or “Personal Financial Manager”….     Something […]
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How to engage clients in a review of financial advice
How to get clients to act in the short term on long term advice
by Tony Vidler        It can be incredibly difficult to get some customers to act. Especially getting them to act on advice “now” which won’t pay off for quite a long time.   You know they should.  They know they should. They need to get on with it and take some action sometimes. Easier said than done […]
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Prospecting has never been easier…for some!
by Tony Vidler        Prospecting seems to remain the biggest day to day business problem for financial advisers, yet prospecting has never actually been easier.   If you polled 100 advisers with this simple question I would wager that more than half would answer: “getting enough new business prospects to meet my business objectives”.   Prospecting […]
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Have Financial Advisers Missed Out On The Social Media Opportunity?
by Tony Vidler        After a decade of NOT adopting what is clearly the biggest evolution in consumer communication methods in half a century (at least!), there is a mood amongst many financial advisers that they have “missed the wave” on the social media marketing opportunities.   One might as well say you’ve “missed the wave” […]
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