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Professional Credibility & the “Trust Me…I am experienced” line
by Tony Vidler “Trust me…I’m an experienced professional…” How many times do we hear a professional claiming that a client should trust them and deal with them because they have X number of years experience? Does this “years of experience” thing really translate into professional credibility? Increasingly cynical consumers ask themselves “do you […]
by Tony Vidler The elite performance achieved by some financial advisers seems to come down to them being better at positioning themselves professionally than average advisers are. That positioning really pays off too: various surveys suggest that they get up to 2.5 X MORE business from new clients than average advisers. And to […]
how to avoid being a commodity as a professional adviser and being chosen on price or convenience comes down to having a strong value proposition. Building a great brand involves more than just a value proposition, but this alone can eliminate those who choose just on price...
by Tony Vidler Knowing and working exclusively in your niche is nirvana for most professionals. Your niche is that absolute sweet spot where what you are fabulous at overlaps with what you love doing, and it is something that other people value and will pay you for. It is not a simple […]
by Tony Vidler You need to get clients choosing you over the other adviser or you’re dead in the water, right? Often you don’t even know that they were comparing advisers until it is too late and the choice has been made. That happens to all of us in our careers. Once that choice […]
by Tony Vidler Your fingerprint is a unique identifier. Nobody else has the same one as you. Your uniqueness extends beyond having a separately identifiable set of finger prints though. Yet so many professionals struggle to identify their uniqueness and present that to the market. To create truly effective personal marketing in […]
by Tony Vidler Powerful marketing uses powerful words, and there is no word more powerful in marketing professional advice than this one. It is: “Guarantee“ How can we tap into the power of providing a guarantee in professional services, especially in these increasingly litigious and compliance-focussed times? We can use it by […]
by Tony Vidler There are many ways to be valuable to clients, and a frequently overlooked aspect of value is simply maing clients lives easier for them. A massive opportunity exists for advisers to remove complexity from their clients lives, and in turn, be valued for the advice and convenience they deliver to […]
by Tony Vidler Valuing time is something we all do…or know we should do. And one of the most valuable things that financial advisers do for clients is to save the clients own time. How powerful would it be to quantify that in dollar terms for a client? Everyone knows the maxim […]
5 Points Of Competitive Difference In Choosing Product Suppliers
by Tony Vidler Often it seems there is little difference between product suppliers in financial services, with one fund manager looking similar to other fund managers, and one life insurer offering essentially the same products as other life insurers…how do you decide which product supplier is right to work more closely with? When it […]