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Building Your Reputation: Talk About The Elephants In The Room
by Tony Vidler When Accountants struggle to be highly trusted then financial advisers are going to have a real battle doing so. If the Accountants only get rated as “Highly trusted” in professional ethics and honesty by less than half the population then what chance that an Insurance Broker will rank higher in the […]
by Tony Vidler “How much is too much contact?” “How often is too often?” What is the right volume to contact clients? Much of the standard industry thinking around these questions is in fact quite dated I believe. For example, go back not that many years and good marketers providing a lot of […]
by Tony Vidler Your clients will stay with you longer and be more valuable to you if you cross-sell more products and services to them. You will be more valuable to them if you sell more of what you do to them. Yes, yes…I know…there is that word “sell” and it doesn’t sit well […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler There’s too much emphasis now placed upon “what you know“. Who you know matters more if you want to have a successful business. I know…I know…heresy! (But hear me out). Most professional advisers today actually know enough. Sure, we always need to improve and there’s always more to learn and continuous […]
by Tony Vidler “Our clients did business with another adviser and didn’t call us to do it – Why?” How often have I heard this from advisers? Too often. It is possible that they just don’t think you are very good, or maybe they just don’t like you. Maybe that is why…but then, why […]
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 or engagement, and it […]
Engage, Engage, Engage…Make prospecting a PROCESS!
by Tony Vidler If real estate is driven by location, location, location, then surely the prospecting process is driven by engage, engage, engage. I’ve previously posted about the problem with generating referrals consistently largely coming down to the lack of engagement with, and by, clients. A process of engagement is also often the missing […]
Why don’t you roll the dice and ask for referrals anyway?
by Tony Vidler On some things you just have to roll the dice and take your chances in life. Asking someone for a date….getting on a plane…or asking for referrals. It doesn’t always work out of course, but as a great hockey player once said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” […]
by Tony Vidler How much do clients really value the “business gift”? It is a nice gesture and usually generates a level of appreciation…but often it is a very very fleeting moment in the clients’ mind and quickly forgotten. There is a limit to the level of gratitude that can be achieved with a […]