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Keep ideal prospects for just $2.50 per year…
by Tony Vidler        An incredibly powerful tool for finding and then converting ideal prospects remains the humble newsletter.   You can build, and maintain, top of mind brand awareness with it.  You can establish or reinforce expert positioning with it.  Your reach can be extraordinary – particularly so with an e-zine or email-based newsletter. […]
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Client Twisting? Here’s why they say goodbye
by Tony Vidler        Clients leave us, and most times we blame someone else…we call it “twisting” or “churning”. The immediate inference is the client only left because somebody else – who is less ethical – took perfectly good business and moved it for no reason other than their own gain.  Twisting becomes the acceptable […]
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What is the point of an expensive CRM system?
by Tony Vidler        An adviser who plans on being in the business for another couple of decades asked what the point is in paying for an expensive and fancy CRM system. Honest.  He did ask that. He has a list of clients in Outlook and has the clients home addresses, phone numbers, and sometimes […]
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3 ways to get the low-hanging fruit
by Tony Vidler        Everyone wants business to be as easy as possible, yet we so often make it harder than it has to be.   What’s wrong with living on some low hanging fruit if there is more of it than you can eat? Nothing is wrong with it – it’s smart business.  And […]
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How To Get Paid For Every Advice Step
by Tony Vidler        Here’s a simple strategy for getting paid fairly for the advice you give….and I mean getting paid for ALL the advice you give…every step of the way.   There are broadly three possible parts to any client work: 1.  Planning 2.  Implementing, or “putting in place” any planning recommendations 3.  Ongoing […]
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Big Ticks: Best Stories For Professionals This Week
by Tony Vidler         Information, ideas, tips…the articles for professional advisers which I spotted this week that generate fresh thinking or a deeper understanding of issues are provided here as a quick readers digest for professionals who are looking ahead.   These are the highlights from the week that you should stop and read, as they […]
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Anchors away! How to work out which clients to drop
by Tony Vidler         More clients is good, right? How many are enough for a typical adviser though? 1,000? 2,000? 200? And then the plan is “drop some clients, and build it back to up whatever the ideal number is/was with better clients.” Let’s begin by challenging a big myth pervading many practices, being that […]
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You Deliver Value, So Why Not Promise It?
by Tony Vidler        Nearly every professional gives an initial “no obligation meeting” to prospective clients, and nearly everyone delivers value to those prospects during that initial meeting.  But hardly anyone seems to market that value being delivered, instead opting to focus upon one of the other 2 immediate benefits to the prospect.   When we […]
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Marketing Your Expertise Via Webinar
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 […]
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Should Advisers Be Selling Coffee Instead Of Client Service?
by Tony Vidler        Do you remember when petrol stations competed on client service?   Fundamentally they were all selling the same basic commodity, at about the same price, to anyone who drove up.  That included the regulars who lived in the area and who had high lifetime value and the out-of-towners cruising through who just […]
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