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8 Seconds to Get – or Lose – Your Prospect. Maybe less.
by Tony Vidler You will get or lose your prospect – your potential future client – in just 8 seconds….well, actually it is a lot less than that. The clock is ticking…and a lot faster than you realise. In reality you have 3 seconds or less to get them to engage with you and […]
by Tony Vidler When it comes to social media lead generation it would appear that the majority of professionals still have reservations about the effectiveness of it as a marketing strategy. Yet, everyone they know uses social to connect, research, engage and decide on future actions. Somehow most think that all of these […]
by Tony Vidler Simply creating trust with a prospective client is the initial hurdle to having them engage in the advice process. To be fair the required level of trust initially is relatively low – can they trust you not to waste their time…can they trust that you really know what you are doing….can […]
by Tony Vidler Many advisers wanting more customers are hesitant about using Facebook for business as they struggle to figure out where the line is between being social and being commercial and being too personal. Understandable really…it IS a blurry area for everyone, including the consumers who don’t really go to Facebook for business […]
by Tony Vidler Lead Generation is the primary goal of content (or engagement) marketing for many. The effort and time invested in producing, sourcing and delivering content to an audience of potential future clients has a single purpose, and that is to move them closer to wanting to do business with you. […]
by Tony Vidler It is difficult to work out how much of your expertise or know-how you should give away for free isn’t it? Most professionals give away free hours as part of their marketing to try and engage new clients, and in some professions even give away entire services which have become commoditized, […]
by Tony Vidler The biggest social media platform on the planet – everyone is there. So how best to engage with all these potential Facebook company page fans who just might one day become clients, or at the very least become advocates? Professional services firms seem to struggle more than most other businesses […]
by Tony Vidler The way prospects engage with professionals has changed, and it is logical for us to change how we engage with prospects also. In the old days we qualified prospects on the basis of a clearly identifiable need, the capacity to pay, approachability, and “insurability”. This last one evolved over time […]
by Tony Vidler Why do some advisers seem to do so well and get such great social media ROI while others find it fruitless? There are financial advisers literally building businesses on the back of social media – it is that powerful for them. Yet there are hordes of advisers who would suggest that social […]
What IS good content for sharing and engaging prospects?
by Tony Vidler When it comes to creating GOOD content that is engaging prospects and your target audience there are a few things to get right, but most of the things you need to get right are not really about what you write or produce. So what makes really good content is not […]