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Social Media: Are you hogging the conversation?
by Tony Vidler You should post on social media once a week. No. You should post 6 times a day! ummmm….how much is right? The short answer is “it depends”. It depends on the platform you are using, and it depends on your target audience and their appetite for content […]
by Tony Vidler Why is it that everyone tells jokes about lawyers and begrudges their work, yet lawyers tend to do pretty well in business? How is it that lawyers who tend to be pretty awful at marketing their services get so much business? Why is it that so many financial advisers […]
Blending Old Ways With Modern Comms To Get Attention
by Tony Vidler Blending the old and the new can be a great way to stand out in the digital world, and there are few better examples than this one from an older adviser who was happy for me to share it. He generates excellent engagement and responses…and it is so simple! Remember […]
Why Professionals struggle to get referrals consistently
by Tony Vidler Getting referrals consistently is how many great advice businesses achieve systematic growth. “Consistently” is the key word that should be linked to “growth” here…and some research a little while ago in Australia highlighted why so many firms struggle with this. It is because they are not systematic in their approach […]
by Tony Vidler One of the toughest areas of practice management is building the right team around you. So it is best to begin with an unpalatable truth: It is inevitable that at some point you will get team selections wrong. You will get hiring decisions wrong….and sometimes firing decisions wrong too. More […]
by Tony Vidler It is a peculiar thing…most of us recognize the difference that good coaching – or poor coaching – can make to any athlete or sports teams performance. In fact most of us have often held quite passionate views about the merits of coaches…Very few professionals however seem to make the link […]
How to tap into the Principle Of Scarcity – and create some urgency for clients
By Tony Vidler The Principle Of Scarcity One of the more powerful principles of influence is the Principle Of Scarcity: people tend to want what they perceive as being limited, or difficult to get. That is a difficult principle for professionals to tap into most of the time as the products and services that […]
This is the secret to getting customers enthused when our products are boring
by Tony Vidler How can we create or transfer enthusiasm to a customer when: Our products are as boring as the boring-est thing ever. The Value that customers receive from financial services products could be years and years and years away….if “physical value” actually ever turns up at all. That sort of makes good […]
by Tony Vidler Plenty of research is telling us that our future clients are making buying decisions differently today, than say 5 years ago. Yet despite the impact of online content and search many consumers still ask their friends and family for recommendations. How do we prepare our existing clients for that moment […]
You are going to have to pedal that cycle if you want it to go somewhere
By Tony Vidler Marketing via social media is a bit like riding a bike: you have to keep pedalling that cycle or you are going to fall over. Many professionals beginning with social media as part of their marketing mix fail to recognise that continual movement is a critical part of making the medium […]