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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 […]
by Tony Vidler There are many barriers which can prevent a prospect from engaging in the professional financial advice process, and those prospect barriers are our problem to address. WE have to try and eliminate or negate all of them. The first step in understanding how to negate them is of course […]
by Tony Vidler Simply creating trust with a prospective client is the initial hurdle to having them engage in the advice process. To be fair the required level of trust initially is relatively low – can they trust you not to waste their time…can they trust that you really know what you are doing….can […]
by Tony Vidler Unbundling planning creates higher numbers of prospects and clients engaging in full financial planning, and can lead to higher revenue per client as well. More clients engaging in more comprehensive advice and creating higher lifetime value per client. That has to be worth thinking about doesn’t it? When we try […]
by Tony Vidler Testimonials are great marketing, but they are losing their effectiveness a little if you still do them conventionally. All is not lost with testimonials however, as one small change CAN make them resonate with your target audience a little better. Consumers are not silly and they know we are never […]