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How to use the business you DON’T want to do to get the business you DO want
by Tony Vidler        We all want to get more business, but we want to get the right sort of business for ourselves or our firm naturally.   Once you have figured out what sort of business it is you do want to get you have (by default) figured out the areas of advice that […]
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2 Things To Do For Social Media Lead Generation
by Tony Vidler        When it comes to using social media for 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.   It is clear that consumers […]
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8 Seconds to Get – or Lose – That Prospect
by Tony Vidler        You will gain or lose potential clients in just 8 seconds….well, actually it is a lot less than that.  The clock is ticking…and a lot faster than many realise.   In reality you have 3 seconds or less to get them to engage with you and your message, or they are probably […]
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Which Prospects Are Worth YOUR Time?
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 […]
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4 Reasons Why Social Media Marketing Sucks
by Tony Vidler        I keep hearing that social media marketing sucks for professional services .  Mostly that comes from the people in professional services who are trying to market themselves using social media, so they should know if a particular type of marketing sucks or not.   If it isn’t working it must suck, […]
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The Shortcut To Trust For Professionals
by Tony Vidler        Creating sufficient trust with a prospective client is the critical initial hurdle to having them engage with a professional advice process.   We need to have potential clients open up about their financial history, health and family issues, their future dreams and aspirations….all the deeply personal things that they generally don’t […]
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Finding the line on Facebook For Business
by Tony Vidler        I have been asked quite a bit recently about where one draws the line when using Facebook for business purposes, and I think there is a pretty simple formula really:   Show yourself, but don’t show off.   The thing to remember about using Facebook for business purposes is the desire […]
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Which content works best for Lead Generation?
by Tony Vidler        Lead Generation is the goal of content (or engagement) marketing.   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.   The question which […]
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How much should you give away for free?
by Tony Vidler        It is difficult to work out how much of your expertise 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, such […]
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Big Ticks: Best Stories for Professional Advisers 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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