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Why don’t you roll the dice and ask for referrals anyway?
by Tony Vidler On some things you just have to roll the dice and take your chances in life. Asking someone for a date….getting on a plane…or asking for referrals. It doesn’t always work out of course, but as a great hockey player once said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” […]
Improve your sales results with a quick “Kerbside Review”
by Tony Vidler One of the most effective ways to improve sales results is to spend 2 minutes on a reflective process after each client meeting – whether it was a good or bad one. It is the “kerbside review” (I know…USA spelling, but this concept did originate in America I believe!) If we […]
Showing gratitude: Do your clients know that you value them?
by Tony Vidler Silent gratitude achieves nothing. Yet, gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions because it highlights to others that you value them, or what they have done. But gratitude is worthless if you never express it. It also happens to be one of the most simple ways of building client and […]
How One Successful Financial Planner Gets New Business
by Tony Vidler The one question that continually gets thrown to me is “What are other advisers doing that is successful for them?” Every so often one is willing to share their trade secrets, and this is how one local successful financial planner gets his business, and that he was happy to share: He […]
Deal or No Deal? Advice is that simple at the beginning. Really.
by Tony Vidler One of the greatest challenges for professionals working with complex ideas and products is to keep initial advice as simple as possible, without being patronising to the client or skipping the detail that compliance demands. After all, it takes great skill and careful thought to be able to simplify complex information […]
How to do client video testimonials the right way!
by Tony Vidler Testimonials are good for business – but we all know that, right? Video testimonials are even better for business – and not everyone has got THAT yet. Being able to see the body language, and hear the inflections in a clients voice as they talk about their positive experience, are far […]
by Tony Vidler Trust is not given automatically by consumers. You have to build trust with prospects in todays market over time. That’s a reality. It is earned. The very best we can hope for when someone doesn’t really know us yet is to be trusted enough to be given a chance to prove ourselves. There […]
How EXCEPTIONAL advisers use their time is not like the average!
by Tony Vidler Time management is where there is a huge difference between elite advisers and the average advisers. in fact, it is one of the biggest differentiators that help the best performers stand out and excel. However, the difference isn’t about micro-managing time slots, or about having better time management systems. It is […]
by Tony Vidler One of most powerful marketing tools appears to be one of the least used in professional services. Case studies work so well in professional services because so much of what we can do for clients, or the outcomes they get from working with us, remain a mystery to the non-clients. Great […]
by Tony Vidler Given the vast raft of changes and challenges facing advisers the question of whether one is willing to pay the price should be considered. I tripped over this again a little while ago while re-visiting some classic books, which in this case was “The Feldman Method”, by Andrew H. Thomson. Ben […]