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Buildong a COI referral system for financial advisors
How to build a COI referral system
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 […]
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A 15 Step Plan For Creating Constant Referrals
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 […]
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Lead with the business you DON’T want to get the business you DO want
by Tony Vidler        We all want to get more business, but we really want to just get the right sort of business for ourselves or our firm naturally.   If you have figured out what sort of business it is you do want to get then you have (by default) figured out the areas of […]
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Begin Within: The FIRST Place To Market Your Practice
by Tony Vidler        The first place you should market your practice and your own expertise is inside your own practice. Begin Within.  It is where you will have the most receptive environment for refining and crafting your value proposition and marketing messages, where you can “field test” campaigns and promotional ideas, and most importantly, […]
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The 4 Parts To Getting The COI Onboard
by Tony Vidler        Getting the COI onboard requires a fair bit more than a smile and a handshake.  The potential Centre-Of-Influence that you want to network with is the gatekeeper to the clients you want to work with, and there are generally 4 things that stand in the way of them actually letting you […]
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Niche or Nest Marketing: Which is Best?
by Tony Vidler        Niche marketing and nest marketing are concepts which are often confused, or referred to interchangably, by advisers. They are not the same thing, and they are also not even mutually exclusive: you can do both of course.  In fact I’d challenge the view that professionals should find “A” niche…why wouldn’t you […]
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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 […]
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Creating Equitable Referral Alliances
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 […]
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Socialise With Key Clients And Get More Business
by Tony Vidler        We know intuitively that when we socialise with key clients it builds trust and ultimately we get 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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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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