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How to get your prospects attention…and keep it.
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 What financial advisers do is valuable, but it is often not compelling. To creating more compelling offers we need to bring the long term into short term focus, and the secret to that is defining short term gain. Becvause retirement is so far away…there’s plenty of time to do stuff, right? […]
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 Content Creation appears to be the Number 1 barrier for professionals wanting to use digital marketing tactics. Inevitably I seem to hear “……Yeah, I think social media would be useful….but I have nothing to write about and nothing to say….“ Creating content is an issue. Just as big an […]
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 […]
5 basic tips for helping your next customers find you
by Tony Vidler In a perfect world customers find you, rather than you having to find them. The world is never entirely perfect of course, but certainly we can often do better in having customers find us…and the good news is that today’s customers are out there looking for the right provider. We […]
by Tony Vidler Converting prospects is no longer about sales technique, it is about patiently engaging and educating and matching their timeframe. But being a lot more patient than ever before pays off with higher value clients who stay longer. But how patient do you have to be? Research consistently shows that […]
Engage With Your New Connections To Get On With Business
by Tony Vidler So you have some new connections on LinkedIn…congratulations. What now? Or rather, what next? How does actual engagement begine? Making new connections via LinkedIn is great…but it is better if you can take those new connections and turn them into meaningful engagement and conversation. It is a business-to-business platform […]
Tailoring Your Content Marketing To Fit Your Audience
by Tony Vidler One size does not fit all when it comes to content marketing: you need to tailor your content fit your audiences’ desires and needs. It needs to be made to measure as it were. As more professionals tap into the power of content marketing and create a presence on multiple […]
by Tony Vidler Which marketing tactics are worth considering for your professional promotion largely comes down at the start to being clear about your desired positioning. Are you wanting to be seen as a “General Practitioner” or are you trying to establish a position as a “Specialist” for a start? The tactics that […]