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Appealing to an Influencers Self Interest (but for good!)
by Tony Vidler        An effective method of generating interest with influencers in referring some of their clients to you is appealing to their self interest.   It sounds terribly crass when it is said out aloud like that of course, but let’s cut to the chase. Every professional out there makes a living from […]
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Make Your Marketing A Machine!
by Tony Vidler        One of the essentials for practice growth is to build a marketing machine.  A combination of mini-systems and components that keep the whole motor running at full speed.   Most professionals have elements of the marketing machine…but just elements.  They haven’t built the full system – and then of course they […]
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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 – […]
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Are You PLANNING To Build Influencers?
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 […]
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Socialise With Key Clients To Get More Clients
by Tony Vidler        We know intuitively that when we socialise with key clients it builds trust and ultimately leads to more business. More conversations create more opportunities, right?   What we don’t know though is how much more business it leads to…so we often wonder how much more we should socialise with key clients, […]
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Thoughtful Thank You’s Generate More Referrals
by Tony Vidler          Getting more referrals from existing clients and relationships is often a challenge, but one which can be overcome with a little more thought.   Being thoughtful about expressing gratitude extends beyond “what is an appropriate gift”.  Being thoughtful about how you deliver a gift and how you express the thanks […]
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The Kardashian’s Can Teach Us Reputation Marketing
by Tony Vidler        For many successful advisers their reputation is the critical marketing success factor in their careers.  And who does “famous for simply being famous” better than the Kardashians?   Reputation in professional services often drives more recommendations or referrals that lead to new business than practitioners generate from individual client referrals.  Entire […]
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Referrals Not Converting? This may be why…
by Tony Vidler        Too many referrals today are not converting into clients for too many professionals – and all too often the professionals are puzzled about why that is.   Basically it comes down to us not looking good enough on line.  Todays referrals often do a quick search before deciding whether to meet […]
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Set Yourself Up Properly For Constant Referrals
by Tony Vidler        To make sure you get constant referrals you need to have a process for making sure that ALL of the actions which go into generating a consistent stream of opportunities are happening ALL the time.   It is a little like trying to play golf: there’s a heck of a lot […]
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Peer-To-Peer Marketing: it’s just one Business Owner to another
by Tony Vidler        Research keeps telling us that peer to peer recommendations, or old fashioned word-of-mouth advertising, is still the most effective form of marketing there is.  Virtually no discriminating consumer today trusts advertising – and virtually all consumers who are prospective professional services clients are discriminating in that they are increasingly selective, wary […]
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