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How Effective is Advertising For Lead Generation?
by Tony Vidler Lead generation advertising is one of those things that every firm considers and is willing to do…but only if they are confident it will work. And every firm has seen too much of it that doesn’t work to have confidence in spending big money on lead generation advertising. Yet, there is […]
by Tony Vidler Challenging times test whether we are truly delivering value, and whether we have a good value creation model for the advisory firm. Is the practice focussed upon the areas where it can improve in its value delivery to clients…does it even know which areas they are? Where do we need to […]
by Tony Vidler I listened to a good friend, who is also a client and a good centre of influence and an advocate, explain what I do to someone else. End result: I must take charge of my own brand, because this experience provided a shining example of why some prospects see us the […]
by Tony Vidler One of the questions that continually vexes professionals is “what do customers want?“ In the life insurance area of financial services the answer is even tougher to find than usual, because insurance for virtually all consumers is an absolute grudge purchase. When we think about it logically every person who buys […]
by Tony Vidler You are ALWAYS competing to have the next prospective client choose you. In fact, even with existing clients who are still deciding on whether to follow the next piece of advise, there is a decision being made about whether to choose to follow it…or choose “you” as it were. We are […]
by Tony Vidler Just one question should be dominating practitioners minds at this stage of the year: How will this year be better? HOW is the critical word here. Advisers are usually great at setting goals and targets. They are great at analysing and doing the numbers that tell them what activity at […]
by Tony Vidler Where do you start when it is time to get a makeover for your business? Change the business name? How do you even know when to think about it seriously? The “when” is driven by whether your business is growing at the rate you expect, and attracting new clients. If it […]
by Tony Vidler What financial advisers do is valuable, but it is often not compelling. To creating more compelling offers we need to bring the long term into short term focus, and the secret to that is defining short term gain. Becvause retirement is so far away…there’s plenty of time to do stuff, right? […]
by Tony Vidler A lot of advisers tell me that social media marketing sucks for financial services. They know, because they have been trying to market themselves using social media and the results are not good for them. If it isn’t working it must suck, right? “Working” generally means “getting new prospects or […]
5 Points That Align Interests For The Adviser AND The Firm
by Tony Vidler A key to success for an advisory firm hiring other advisers is making sure that you align the interests of both parties. That is, getting the behaviour you want as an employer while ensuring that the new adviser is most likely to be getting the outcomes they want too. There […]