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Be “Someone” if you want to stand out and succeed.
by Tony Vidler A professional service business built around a product is not a good service business. “Someone” is the best service business. A professional service business should be built around either the “service” part, or the “professional” part. Or perhaps both. It is either a “someone” or a “something”, and “someone” is much […]
by Tony Vidler Advisers attend plenty of webinars, but very few seem to use a webinar marketing program themselves for marketing to potential clients, and it is a marvellous opportunity (if done well) to really position your expertise. Prospects generally have no issue tuning in to watch broadcasts on any number of areas of interest, […]
by Tony Vidler Where are your advertising dollars, and efforts, going to get the best return? It seems that the majority of small businesses get the majority of their new clients from their local area, which is not terribly surprising given that most professional service businesses largely compete on “convenience”. Without a compelling value […]
If you have no better way to market yourself, there is this…
by Tony Vidler When all else fails and you are at a loss to market yourself effectively the easiest marketing path is to sell “convenience”. One thing you can count on is that there will be a significant proportion of the market place that values convenience above all else. We all know, because we […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler Do you know what business you are in? Are you clear on what you achieve for customers? Does your marketing message reinforce that? Are you marketing what it is you actually DO, rather than what you know or who you are…or worse: you are marketing some other businesses products […]
Generalist or Specialist, You Can Still Achieve Exceptional Growth
by Tony Vidler Some advisers opt to head down either the generalist or specialist path simply becuase that is what gives them professional satisfaction – and it is not about achieving particular commercial objectives. They work the way they do because they enjoy it. Not everyone wants to have a business which achieves exceptional growth […]
The 1 Big Mistake Professionals Make When Trying To Position As An Expert
by Tony Vidler One of the greatest ways to attract the type of business you prefer is “Expert Positioning”, and most professionals could position as an expert if they really wanted to. The reality is that most professionals are experts, and their knowledge should be highly valued… But very few actually work to […]