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How One Successful Financial Planner Gets New Business
by Tony Vidler The one question that continually gets thrown to me is “What are other advisers doing that is successful for them?” Every so often one is willing to share their trade secrets, and this is how one local successful financial planner gets his business, and that he was happy to share: He […]
by Tony Vidler If you want to get a regular, repeatable, stream of well qualified prospects for your business then nothing beats having a Centre of Influence (COI) driving the right types of ideal clients to you. A good COI will be an advocate for you and your business, and be proactively recommending […]
by Tony Vidler The best way to generate constant referrals is by having “centers of influence” delivering qualified and interested prospects to you regularly. To do this successfully – especially with a number of COI’s – there 15 steps you have to work through. It is a simple idea, and like so […]
Appealing To An Influencers Self Interest For Common Good
by Tony Vidler Advisers should not overlook the potential to generate more interest with influencers in referring clients by appealing to their self interest. I am talking about their self-interest in the context of helping them keep their clients in business – not from the perspective of tryin g to simply make more […]
How much TIME do super-successful advisers spend on marketing?
by Tony Vidler How much an adviser should spend on marketing is a perennial question with an expectation that there is a definitive $ or % answer. There isn’t. So the better question is how much time should an adviser spend on marketing. We know that time is money. We know that […]
by Tony Vidler For referral alliances to be sustainable both parties must feel that the alliance is equitable. If one party keeps getting more out of it than the other, is that alliance likely to last long term? One party at some point is going to feel that the relationship is rather one-sided […]
How to work with multiple COI’s in the same sector
by Tony Vidler Is it possible to work successfully with multiple COI’s (centre’s of influence) from the same sector? Many professionals would say “no”…or they do to me anyway. The feeling is that if the COI’s are competitors then one has to choose just one to work with. That is partially true – […]
by Tony Vidler For an industry focused on planning, advisers have a tendency to forget planning how they will build their influencers. I know that sounds like a heck of a generalisation, however it is one founded upon my own experience with advisers. Developing a centre-of-influence is often approached enthusiastically and with all […]
How to work with multiple COI’s from the same sector
by Tony Vidler You have a couple of professionals from different firms in the same sector who you want to have as Centre’s-Of-Influence (COI’s), and most advisers think that is an impossibility. It is absolutely possible though…and I’d go so far as to suggest that it is probably a very good thing and everyone will […]
by Tony Vidler One of the most effective things you can do to create confidence and support from prospective Centre’s Of Influence is take them through your client experience. Actually do the job that you do, for the COI. It is incredibly powerful and effective, and the chances are good that you will pick them […]