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Don’t know how to make great visuals? No worries…
by Tony Vidler Visual aids sell. Great visuals increase comprehension and speed of information absorption. Apparently the brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text. Well…I don’t know if the “60,000” is actually a fact but I found it on the internet, so it must be true. I am sure too that […]
The key to successfully networking with Accountants
by Tony Vidler The key to successful professional networking is as simple as creating a win-win…everyone knows that. Networking with accountants will be successful if you know what the “win” looks like for them. Advisers historically – for all their networking and personal sales and relationship management skills – have not been terribly successful […]
by Tony Vidler What incentives are appropriate for encouraging clients to refer other clients? Are incentives appropriate at all? Some would even ask “Why provide incentives at all? Surely if the product or the advice is good value in itself then no further incentive is needed?” These questions around incentives for promotions […]
How to use your most valuable online real estate well!
by Tony Vidler The most valuable piece of online “real estate” any professional has today is their LinkedIn Summary section. It is searchable content, and there is LOADS of room to tell your story or compelling points of difference, or highlight your expertise….yet so many professionals barely use 50% of the space allowance, and even […]
by Tony Vidler There is a sale that advisers have to make, before they make a sale. The first sale that has to be made is YOU. Advisers often tell me they are struggling to get potential clients to engage. The increasing compliance and documentation of advice, and the need to establish professional credentials […]
by Tony Vidler Do you really know what your clients want? A classic mistake that professionals tend to repeat is assuming that their clients all want the same thing, which coincidentally is the very thing that the professional specialises in. There are usually 2 things wrong with this assumption: clients are not all […]
by Tony Vidler If you are looking for a prospecting tip think about this: 1. Relatively few financial advisers are really pro-active marketers, let alone masters of it. 2. The majority of affluent investors hang around with other affluent folk. 3. The Holy Grail for many financial advice professionals is to attract affluent clients and […]
5 Lessons From The Post Mortem of a Marketing Campaign Disaster.
by Tony Vidler You should always do a post mortem on marketing campaigns. There are always lessons to learn and apply to improve future marketing campaigns. Sometimes the ones with the greatest lessons are the ones that were a complete flop. This the post mortem from one I observed – and did NOT approve of […]
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 […]
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” […]