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Here is how to work out WHERE to compete
by Tony Vidler A cornerstone of great strategy is understanding where to compete in the market…or rather, which area of expertise or service offering to lead with in the marketing efforts. Once the target market clients have been worked out (so we know who we want to appeal to) we have to decide […]
by Tony Vidler Your marketing objective is simple: Help ideal clients choose you. The most important word in that sentence was “help“, and that is very different to “convince“, which is the typical marketing approach. A great marketing process helps prospects move along the buying (decision-making) path by pre-empting their concerns and need […]
by Tony Vidler While talking to a very experienced and successful adviser I asked him what he put his phenomenal success down to. He said: “I am dependable”. As simple as that…a 40 year record of happy clients and success in financial services is summed up. He doesn’t claim to be the […]
by Tony Vidler Is it time for financial advisers to re-think what they think they know about clients? Insurance is sold, it isn’t bought, right? People don’t value advice, right? Really? I know from personal experience – both as an adviser and a coach working with advisers – that clients […]
by Tony Vidler Reaching todays common client is not easy for professionals. They are easy to find for sure, but reaching them and getting their attention is something else again. When you consider how a buying process happens today it becomes a lot easier to understand why it is so hard – and what […]
Robo-Advice is here, and it is helping Advisers be better at giving advice!
by Tony Vidler Apparently a fair proportion of advisers still do not believe that robo-advice will have a serious impact upon their business. It will of course, and in many respects it is helping advisers to be better at what they do…giving advice. The term “robo-advice” creates an image immediately of a machine replacing […]
Getting to the point where “Ideal Prospects Call Me!”
by Tony Vidler Who doesn’t want to be getting to the point where “ideal prospects call me” – and preferably continuously. Being so busy with new client opportunities that you just can’t handle them….So many incoming calls from ideal prospects in fact that we have to put our fees up just to control the […]
by Tony Vidler When it comes to valuing your advice to clients what is a “fair” rate or price? $100 per hour seems pretty cheap for any professional – plumbers cost more than that, right? But what about $1,000 per hour? That’s not actually a bad rate if someone can create $5,000 of value […]
Answer the only question that matters and prospects will give you what you want
by Tony Vidler The only question that matters to prospects is “W.I.I.F.M?” The big “what’s in it for me?” question is the only question that matters when we are dealing with a prospective customer…someone who WE want to talk more to, but who doesn’t yet want to talk to us. So what is […]
by Tony Vidler It may seem an obvious question; but do you know what “value” IS to your prospective clients? Value can be determined by any individual in any number of ways of course, and what is valuable to one person is not necessarily so to another. Or what is valuable at one […]