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How do you WOW the new client?
by Tony Vidler        What steps do you take to eliminate buyers remorse with a new client?   It happens with virtually all new clients: You do all the hard work of finding, attracting and engaging them, and of course you have superb service for ALL your ongoing clients….BUT…at the outset when the dust has […]
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You can help your clients say YES more often
by Tony Vidler        All advisers want clients to say “yes” more often…in particular “yes” to everything that the Adviser could be doing for them instead of just getting a “yes” to one service.  To achieve that an Adviser needs to continually raise clients awareness of everything that you can do to help them – […]
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To Improve Lead Conversion You Need 2 Speeds
by Tony Vidler          Every lead is gold, and ideally every lead would result in conversion to a client.  The conversion rate really is often the difference between getting a good return on your prospecting and marketing efforts, or perhaps getting no return at all.   The short cut to better conversion is often […]
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Easy business in the low-hanging fruit
by Tony Vidler        Everyone wants easy business yet we so often make it harder than it has to be.  Get the low-hanging fruit first. Twice as easy to get, and just as sweet. Nothing is wrong with it – and it’s smart business.     It’s not always simple to recognise where the easy business […]
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Building A Systematic Referrals Business
by Tony Vidler        Building a successful advisory business requires building a systematic referrals process. Key words there are “systematic” and “process”.   In the absence of a strong system referrals will simply be received on an ad hoc basis, drifting in whenever a particular customer is especially motivated to do so, or when an […]
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How to Build Your Brand Influence
by Tony Vidler        Every Adviser has a brand, whether they realise it or not.  That brand influences prospects to engage you…or not.  You may as well manage it to get more positive outcomes then, right? We recognise the power and importance of the personal branding in athletes, celebrities and politicians, and yet, all too […]
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Marketing your Professional Opinion
by Tony Vidler        One of the best marketing ideas I have come across is the “Second Opinion” service, because it positions you as a professional, and as an “adviser” rather than a product centric financial services person.   The concept is brilliantly simple, and firmly centred upon providing sound professional advice.   You provide […]
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Client Engagement: The WIIFM Question Is Really 3 Questions
by Tony Vidler        WIIFM. What’s In It For Me? No sale is ever made, no client ever signs on, until you’ve clearly addressed the WIIFM question as it is THE dominant question running through every prospects mind.   Most of us know this….and despite knowing it, most people in professional services struggle to address […]
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Slow down and get better results
by Tony Vidler        To get better results one usually has to change something, and sometimes it strangely enough better results can be achieved from doing something which seems counter-intuitive:  Slowing Down.   Anyone who has played a lot of sport knows that when things get disjointed and are not quite working seamlessly, the trick is […]
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How to work in tandem with other professionals
by Tony Vidler        Working in tandem with the clients other professionals such as their accountant and lawyer is the objective of most financial professionals.  Yet, the challenge is often not the client, but the other professionals in making this a reality.   We need to be able to show the other professionals who work […]
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