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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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Blending Old Ways With Modern Comms To Get Attention
by Tony Vidler        Blending the old and the new can be a great way to stand out in the digital world, and there are few better examples than this one from an older adviser who was happy for me to share it.  He generates excellent engagement and responses…and it is so simple!   Remember […]
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Know, Like or Trust? Where do you start?
by Tony Vidler        By now pretty much everyone has got the mantra that people do business with people that they know, like and trust, but which comes first?  Where do you start on building that presence, or relationship? Simple questions perhaps, however when you are first meeting prospective clients and know full well that you […]
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Just BECAUSE…..
by Tony Vidler        One of the most powerful words in sales and marketing is “because”….and it doesn’t get used enough. …with BECAUSE we can link ideas of logic and emotion.  The linking of logic and emotion makes ideas far more powerful and memorable because we can feel and analyse simultaneously.   More importantly though it […]
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Use a puzzle to provide clarity to clients!
by Tony Vidler        How often do financial advisers struggle to explain to prospective clients, or audiences at large, what it is they do? Providing clarity so that clients do not struggle to understand the explanation must be the objective, surely?   This diagram pictured on the left is an excellent tool that works well (even […]
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The Top Challenge In Shifting From Product Sales To Advice Delivery
by Tony Vidler        I was asked a simple, but loaded, question: What is the biggest future issue for financial advisers specialising in business insurance?   I qualified my answer by saying that the biggest issue is the same one that faces all financial advisers regardless of their area of specialisation.   The biggest issue […]
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A surefire way to get a Prospect to choose You!
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 […]
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I sell…You sell…We ALL sell. Or should do…
by Tony Vidler        I am a professional.  I am a salesman. These two things are not contradictory.  I sell stuff.  It seems like I’m selling my time these days…sometimes a product….sometimes it is just selling concepts and possibilities.   But I sell.  And I think I am a professional too.   Why do we […]
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Promo Gifts: Give quality AND useful things only
by Tony Vidler        Giving promotional items as “thank you’s” is not as straightforward as many professionals seem to think. The promo gift seems more often to be “promo” than “gift”.   I’d suggest that is a waste of money in the main, as most consumers today are very quick indeed to dump stuff that […]
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