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The best way to manage emotional clients
by Tony Vidler There comes a time for all of us when we find ourselves dealing with a client who is not acting rationally, or logically, and is driven by their emotions. It’s tough to handle isn’t it? There is every risk that whatever you do will be seen as confrontational, or dismissive and […]
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 interest, […]
by Tony Vidler What you think is the problem is not always actually the problem. Sometimes the person is the problem. Sometimes, maybe, the client is the problem rather than you. Before talking about clients though allow me to use a non-client example. Picture the scene: a partner in a practice is telling me about […]
Engage, Engage, Engage…Make prospecting a PROCESS!
by Tony Vidler If real estate is driven by location, location, location, then surely the prospecting process is driven by engage, engage, engage. I’ve previously posted about the problem with generating referrals consistently largely coming down to the lack of engagement with, and by, clients. A process of engagement is also often the missing […]
by Tony Vidler Even when advisers finally buy into the need to engage patiently with prospects the content creation required to feed an engagement marketing system worries them. Creating content seems to be so hard for so many, which is odd because professional advisers are masters of creating content. They do it every day […]
by Tony Vidler In order to be different, and stand out in a positive way in a crowded and noisy marketplace, it pays to do things a little differently to your key competitors. But just “A little differently” doesn’t mean you have to be radical. The first step in working out how and where to […]
by Tony Vidler A frequently asked question by professionals using digital marketing is “how, and when, do I take the online engagement offline into the real world?” Let’s assume for the exercise that you have made a new connection on Linked for example. Often professionals will make new connections and then wonder what to […]
by Tony Vidler Sad but true apparently: The average Goldfish has a greater attention span than the average human reader. That presents a bit of a challenge when it comes to us getting prospects’ attention and then holding it long enough to make our point and get them interested in engaging with us. If […]
by Tony Vidler A lot of advisers tell me that social media marketing sucks for financial services. They know, because they have been trying to market themselves using social media and the results are not good for them. If it isn’t working it must suck, right? “Working” generally means “getting new prospects or […]
by Tony Vidler “The modern sales professional doubles as an information concierge – providing the right information to the right person at the right time in the right channel. Socially surround your buyers and their “sphere of influence”…” Jill Rowley; Oracle. The phrase “information concierge” captures the essential strategy for professional positioning […]