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Does Social Media ACTUALLY work for financial advisers?
by Tony Vidler        It seems the question is still being asked by most advisers on social media: does it actually work in growing an advisory business?   Remarkably, most professionals that I meet and talk to still consider social media to be some sort of “teenager or millennial thing”, or “something which doesn’t seem […]
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How to influence clients with “Social Proof”
by Tony Vidler        One of the primary functions of the professional adviser is to influence people to make change.  Or sometimes, influence them not to change things.   Our role is to manage client behaviour to help generate the desired outcomes that clients want.  We must get them to act, or not act, in order to […]
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To Improve Productivity, Plan More Time Off…
by Tony Vidler        Here’s a tip you’ll love for improving personal productivity: take more time off if you want to do more business!   Clearly you cannot take that advice to an extreme and take the entire year off….there will definitely be a point where “time off” results in diminishing returns….BUT…   To really […]
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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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The Easiest FREE Way To Get Found By Prospects
by Tony Vidler        If you want to get found – and chosen – by prospects you really need to nail that LinkedIn profile!  It is the easiest – and cheapest – way to get a good online presence if a prospect does decide to check you out (and most do I’d guess).   Surprisingly […]
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How to Find Your Facebook Mojo
by Tony Vidler        Facebook…love it or loathe it….it matters in creating an online brand.   In the serious world of professional services with all its technical jargon, graphs, charts, acronyms and incredibly dull stuff as far as the average consumer is concerned, Facebook presents an opportunity to showcase individuals as unique personalities.   Therein […]
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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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5 Tips for selling, or buying, a practice.
by Tony Vidler        There are a number of traps that professionals consistently fall into when selling (or buying) a book of business.   The mistakes are so consistent and prevalent that there is are some golden rules evolving on how to make sure any sale is successful.   The Top 5 are: 1. Get […]
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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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Full Transparency: It pays to keep some secrets from clients
by Tony Vidler        In this age of complete transparency for professional services there is a tendency to tell clients everything…and there are just some things you shouldn’t tell them in advance.   If you want to give yourself a reasonable chance of creating clients who are a little surprised and delighted with your service […]
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