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6 Steps to becoming the “Go To” Adviser
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 […]
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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 […]
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How To Become A Recognised Expert
by Tony Vidler        Many financial advisers would like to become a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity which they should pursue. The competency, depth of knowledge or mastery of subject, and professionalism are all there more often than not.  They are already actually experts […]
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Marketing Your Firm, and Marketing You are 2 different things
by Tony Vidler        Understanding that marketing your firm and marketing you are 2 separate things is something that most professionals seem to overlook, or perhaps not understand.   For most of us there are at least 2 brands at play in the market (if not more), being the corporate brand of the practice or […]
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Getting to the point where “Ideal Prospects Call Me!”
by Tony Vidler        Who doesn’t want to be getting to the point where “ideal prospects call me” – and preferably continuously.  Being so busy with new client opportunities that you just can’t handle them….So many incoming calls from ideal prospects in fact that we have to put our fees up just to control the […]
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Being A Thought Leader Does Not Mean Being “First”
by Tony Vidler        Creating a position as a thought leader is superb marketing for professionals, and all too often they confuse “being a thought leader” with simply “being first”.   The rush to be “first” to express an opinion or provide insight often produces disappointing results for the audience and the would-be-thought-leader.  The urgency […]
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To Be a Recognised Expert You Must Be Willing To Be A Target
by Tony Vidler        If you become a recognised expert then business will find its way to you. Prospecting per se ceases to be a problem.   Getting to be that recognised expert can be a costless and effective way of marketing yourself as industry, local or national media is constantly looking for opinion-shapers and insight.  […]
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Do you really know what your clients want?
by Tony Vidler        Do you really know what your clients want?   A classic mistake that professionals tend to repeat is assuming that their clients all want the same thing, which coincidentally is the very thing that the professional specialises in.  There are usually 2 things wrong with this assumption:    clients are not all […]
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The Path To Becoming An Authority
by Tony Vidler        Becoming an authority is the thing that almost certainly guarantees you will continue to get enough business to have a decent livelihood, if not an outstandingly successful career.   It is one of the key principles of influence identified by Cialdini, and for many in professional services it is a career […]
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8 Reasons Financial Advisers Should Have A Blog
by Tony Vidler        Every financial adviser should have a blog by now…especially now when so many consumers have so many questions about money, and so much time to google them, and so many opinions to read that it is overwhelming.  Becoming a trusted voice online has probably never been easier for an adviser in […]
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