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Get other businesses to get you new business
by Tony Vidler In the perpetual search for new ways to get new clients many professional service firms overlook a really obvious, and incredibly lucrative, way of getting new business. That is getting other businesses to send their new clients to you. Unlike Center-Of-Influence (COI) marketing where an individual directs individual potential new client […]
by Tony Vidler “try before you buy” is a great way of removing risk for a consumer from a big purchasing decision, isn’t it? We can learn from the retail sector here because they figured this out years ago. One of the toughest challenges is getting customers to switch brands or products. You know […]
by Tony Vidler Lead generation advertising is one of those things that every firm considers and is willing to do…but only if they are confident it will work. And every firm has seen too much of it that doesn’t work to have confidence in spending big money on lead generation advertising. Yet, there is […]
by Tony Vidler The “prospecting problem” is the most frequently requested area for help from financial advisers…it is the perennial problem. There just never seems to be quite enough of them to meet the new client acquisition needs of the firm AND it is getting harder to get prospects attention and have them engage. […]
Lead with the business you DON’T want to get the business you DO want
by Tony Vidler We all want to get more business, but we really want to just get the right sort of business for ourselves or our firm naturally. If you have figured out what sort of business it is you do want to get then you have (by default) figured out the areas of […]
Describe Your Advice Services In Practical Terms To Get More Buy-In
by Tony Vidler Advice should, almost by definition, be “practical”. Your advice services should be practical in that can be applied in the real world to achieve real differences, and any advice in any of your areas of expertise should be a clear course of action that a client can use to achieve a […]
by Tony Vidler When I ask advisers what is the number 1 thing in getting a new client I nearly always get an answer linked to marketing…the new client needs to be found via one method or another. I see the logic of that answer, but disagree with it. A prospect is found via marketing […]
8 Seconds to Get – or Lose – Your Prospect. Maybe less.
by Tony Vidler You will get or lose your prospect – your potential future client – in just 8 seconds….well, actually it is a lot less than that. The clock is ticking…and a lot faster than you realise. In reality you have 3 seconds or less to get them to engage with you and […]
by Tony Vidler When it comes to social media 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. Somehow most think that all of these […]
7 Warning Signs That The Prospect Is Wrong For You
by Tony Vidler No matter how hard you try to get it right, sometimes the prospect is wrong for you. You are wasting your time and would be best to just cut your losses and move on quickly. They are not a right fit for you, or you are not a right fit for […]