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First, Become Famous In Your Neighbourhood
by Tony Vidler Where are your advertising dollars, and efforts, going to get the best return? It seems that the majority of small businesses get the majority of their new clients from their local area, which is not terribly surprising given that most professional service businesses largely compete on “convenience”. Without a compelling value […]
The Magnificent 7: who do you need if you want corporate clients?
by Tony Vidler One of more unusual things that has been observed over the years is that usually there are 7 people you have to get onboard to get a corporate client. Exactly who is in the “Magnificent 7” depends on the size of the firm, and even small firms will often involve 7 […]
by Tony Vidler You should post on social media once a week. No. You should post 6 times a day! ummmm….how much is right? The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the platform you are using, and it depends on your target audience and their appetite for content or engagement, and it […]
Engage, Engage, Engage…Make prospecting a PROCESS!
by Tony Vidler If real estate is driven by location, location, location, then surely the prospecting process is driven by engage, engage, engage. I’ve previously posted about the problem with generating referrals consistently largely coming down to the lack of engagement with, and by, clients. A process of engagement is also often the missing […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler Even when advisers finally buy into the need to engage patiently with prospects the content creation required to feed an engagement marketing system worries them. Creating content seems to be so hard for so many, which is odd because professional advisers are masters of creating content. They do it every day […]
Your key for unlocking endless creative content ideas
by Tony Vidler How we engage with prospective customers has changed fundamentally in the last few years, and smart operators know that delivering engagement and meaningful content is critical to establishing authority, credibility and relevance for your target market. In fact, ongoing engagement while consumers choose when they will engage is 90% of the […]
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 […]
An easy way to get noticed in a busy world by Prospects
by Tony Vidler You often have to do something different to cut through the market noise and get noticed by prospects. In the digital age it can be remarkably effective to go low-tech, and re-visit some of the old ways. There is little doubt that very few people invest the time in creating and […]