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Actually Using The Pareto Principle To Improve Service And Profit
by Tony Vidler Everyone has heard of Pareto’s Principle by now, but are you actually using it to improve profit…or improve service….or is it actually “improve service to improve profit using Pareto”? It is the latter. Undoubtedly. Improving service leads to greater retention, or longer duration of client engagement & revenue. Improving […]
by Tony Vidler It has never been more important to invest time at the beginning of a potential client engagement in establishing some rapport, and creating a genuine level of “like & trust”. That is the foundation upon which the entire potential business relationship is built. However, many struggle with knowing how to […]
by Tony Vidler An adviser told me that they wanted to be “great”…a GREAT adviser. My immediate thought was would you prefer being considered “great” to having a great business, because you might be able to have both, but then, you might not either. Then I thought “isn’t it healthier and far more enjoyable to […]
The simple prospecting system from the worlds greatest ever salesman
by Tony Vidler According to the Guiness Book Of World Records the greatest salesman in the world was Joe Girard. Joe sold cars…an incredible 13,001 cars sold in his career. One at a time…working “retail” with high priced items. And selling the same things, at the same price, as a heck of a […]
by Tony Vidler As client presentations become more compliance-focused, lengthy, and technical in nature there is an corresponding increase in client dissatisfaction with financial advice. Coincidence? I think not. There has been a trend for years for financial advice, particularly comprehensive financial plans, when presented to clients to be “too clever” with clients not necessarily understanding […]
by Tony Vidler Getting the frequency of newsletters or regular client communications right is a real challenge. How much is too much, and runs the risk of you being a nuisance? How much is too little, and runs the risk of you being forgotten? The right answer is “it depends”. It […]
What IS good content for sharing and engaging prospects?
by Tony Vidler When it comes to creating GOOD content that is engaging prospects and your target audience there are a few things to get right, but most of the things you need to get right are not really about what you write or produce. So what makes really good content is not […]
by Tony Vidler Elite financial advisers do things that average advisers won’t do. They practice stuff before going to market with it for instance. The best in any field practice before trying to win out on the field. In the advisory business that means practicing presentations of course…but it also means embracing roleplay to […]
by Tony Vidler Coaching clients is a concept which is beginning to gain traction with financial advisers, and for many this is a new line of thinking. After all, they were taught that “you should always be closing”, right? No matter what else you are doing with prospective customers, and no matter what they […]
by Tony Vidler A well established economic AND behavioural principle is that people generally will have higher demand for that which is relatively scarce. Less of something makes it more valuable, right? It is a pretty sound principle that consumers tend to have a higher want for what is perceived to be harder to get […]
Stoicism requires that financial advisors accept that they cannot control most of what happens and that it’s fruitless to worry about external events. Rather, Stoics focus all their energy and intelligence on things they can control.