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Referrals Not Converting? This may be why…
by Tony Vidler Too many referrals today are not converting into clients for too many professionals – and all too often the professionals are puzzled about why that is. Typically it comes down to us not looking good enough on line. Todays referrals usually do a quick search before deciding whether to meet […]
by Tony Vidler Having clients recommend you remains the best marketing tactic there is, bar none. Despite plenty of research is telling us that our future clients are making buying decisions differently today, than say 5 years ago and despite the impact of online content and search many consumers still ask their friends and […]
The Secret To Creating Effective Marketing Messages
by Tony Vidler For any marketing message to be effective there are a number of things that one has to get right – but there is a bit of a formula! The first “secret” in effective marketing messages is that they are written for an individual reader. We are trying to create the sense of […]
by Tony Vidler LinkedIn Groups would have to be one of the easiest ways today for any professional to go about building an audience…or a community of like-minded folk. And that is what we want our marketing to achieve if we want our business to grow, isn’t it? It seems that what stops many […]
What is the missing ingredient in your marketing campaign?
by Tony Vidler There are some great and clever marketing campaigns put together by professional services firms and their marketing advisers, and they often get “good” results. Typically one thing stops them from getting great results: The follow through. Just like a great golf swing, what happens in the first half is only…well…”half […]
by Tony Vidler Becoming an authority is the thing that almost certainly guarantees you will continue to get enough business to have a decent livelihood, if not an outstandingly successful career. It is one of the key principles of influence identified by Cialdini, and for many in professional services it is a career […]
3 simple steps to automate your Linkedin Thank You message
by Tony Vidler Getting engagement with new connections on LinkedIn is as simple as sending a thank you message…and even smarter: automate as much of it as you can. Whenever you have a recurring problem you need a process… Processes, systems, automation…these are the solutions to minimising waste, and recurring issues requiring manual workarounds. […]
How to get clients to act in the short term on long term advice
by Tony Vidler It can be incredibly difficult to get some customers to act. Especially getting them to act on advice “now” which won’t pay off for quite a long time. You know they should. They know they should. They need to get on with it and take some action sometimes. Easier said than done […]
by Tony Vidler Great regular producers are those who continually deliver good revenue results every week or month (depending on what your measurement period is). Week in, week out, they never miss a beat and just keep pumping the numbers through. They are elite. Elite high performing advisers, like elite athletes, have high performance […]
Making the move from Product Rep to a valued Personal Financial Adviser
by Tony Vidler Being a valued financial adviser is the goal, right? Well it is difficult to considered yourself “valued” if you don’t place a value upon your own expertise or worth to the client. It is even more difficult for prospective clients to consider you valuable if you do not place value upon […]