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The Professional’s Branding Challenge: how to look different while blending in (& why it matters)
by Tony Vidler When it comes to creating a personal brand as a professional, the irony is we have to look different – while blending in and looking the same. One cannot afford to look any less professional than your peers or competitors. So to a large degree degree there is a market […]
by Tony Vidler I get it: coming up with a competitive strategy can be hard. But it is even harder if you don’t know what “strategy” is to begin with. And if you don’t what strategy is and haven’t deliberately decided what yours is, then you are destined to bob along in the general stream […]
by Tony Vidler Advisers attend plenty of webinars, but very few seem to use a webinar marketing program themselves for marketing to potential clients, and it is a marvellous opportunity (if done well) to really position your expertise. Prospects generally have no issue tuning in to watch broadcasts on any number of areas of […]
What A Practice Needs In Order To Achieve Exceptional Growth
by Tony Vidler Not everyone wants to have a business which achieves exceptional growth. Some want a business which just produces a steady income, or a job, and that’s ok. If on the other hand you aspire to have a high growth firm there are a couple of pretty important strategic decisions to nail. […]
The powerful marketing tool that you use every day, but hardly use for marketing. But should!
by Tony Vidler The most powerful marketing tool most professionals have is the one they use hundreds of times each day, but which they usually do not do any marketing with. email. Love it or loathe it, we all use it. It is not going away anytime soon, and it is not about […]
The Ideal Practice: Balancing Your Needs & The Clients Wants
by Tony Vidler Heresy: The Professionals’ needs matter as much as the Clients’ wants. It shouldn’t be heresy to say this aloud of course…. But; the ideal practice is one which surely achieves this balance isn’t it? After all, practitioners are trying to earn a living and meet the wants and needs of their own […]
by Tony Vidler For anyone in professional services reputation is everything today. It is a trust-creator, or a trust-killer. Basically everything you do – every engagement you work on, every social media post, everything you do at a function – adds to or detracts from your reputation. A professional’s personal reputation is […]
by Tony Vidler The concept of niche marketing causes a lot of confusion, so I thought I’d add to the confusion by adding in “nest marketing” at the same time as challenging the view that professionals should find “A” niche. The easiest way for me to explain the difference between niche marketing and […]
by Tony Vidler You probably want more business for your practice, and almost certainly want to do more business with higher value and more challenging client cases. Well, something has to change. Something has to be done differently to get those opportunities. That something is “marketing”. Your marketing has to change. I […]
Getting Strategic Clarity For Your Practice Is Just Like Giving Advice
by Tony Vidler The most important business-building step is having a well-defined strategy, yet strategy is one of the most misunderstood concepts in professional services. It is an area that many advisory firms struggle with, and frequently find themselves without any clearly defined strategy for how they will achieve their business objectives. That is […]