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How To Get Buy-In From Clients To Full Advice
by Tony Vidler Clients often want advisers to deal with just one element of financial planning…their current “burning issue” that triggered the need for advice to begin with. Getting them to engage in full advice can be tough and they need to understand what you CAN do for them, and where your knowledge and skills […]
You Can Become A Trusted Brand Before Clients Even Meet You
by Tony Vidler For any individual adviser to become “a trusted brand” in your target markets mind has to be their main marketing goal. The importance of great engagement with prospective customers cannot be over-emphasised here…it is THE fundamental shift in effective marketing techniques over the last decade because it is the solution to the […]
Are you sure your clients know what else you COULD do for them?
by Tony Vidler All too often advisers are disappointed to find that a client has done business elsewhere…that their “main” adviser could have done for them! The reason is usually a very simple one: the clients do not know everything we could do for them. Or perhaps they did know, but forgot. Or worse, […]
by Tony Vidler It seems pretty much everyone has financial worries. “Investors spend 475 hours a year worrying about money” apparently. Well I bet the people who don’t have enough to be considered “investors” spend a heck of a lot more time than that worrying about money….but still, this is about 20 days each […]
How To Balance Satisfied Clients With Profitability
by Tony Vidler What impact on practice profitability does this have: “Despite ongoing efforts to improve service, positive customer experience levels decreased significantly across the world” This was from a report released a little while ago on the performance of the insurance sector globally, and it highlights a real dilemma for practitioners. Can we […]
by Tony Vidler A huge mistake many advisers make is trying to deliver comprehensive advice to a client concerned only with an immediate need. We need to recognize when triage is required, as opposed to when ongoing nursing is needed. The immediate need is the more often the trigger for an advice client to coluntarily […]
by Tony Vidler Nearly every advisory firm says “we need more prospects“. sure, more prospects helps build a business but what builds a business faster is good prospects who are a right fit, and who don’t really consider going anywhere else when the time is right for them to use an adviser. And frankly […]
The “services” bit in your service business just might be the best ROI
by Tony Vidler The standout burning issue for most professional services firms remains attracting and developing new business, and advisers have a lot of distractions. The thing that is often compromised is existing client service as advisers deal with all the change and try to remain commercially viable. Yet, the most valuable investment for […]
by Tony Vidler “All customers are good advice clients”…or are they? Robo-advisers, direct marketing, 24/7 online transaction facilities, product kiosks and over the counter solutions to shoppers at supermarkets…these are all “financial advice” choices for consumers today. (for “Financial Advice” read “anything associated with a financial services product or service which may or may […]
by Tony Vidler For marketing copy to be truly effective it must have “readability”. If something is easy to read and comprehend quickly then it will be effective – assuming the actual message wasn’t rubbish to begin with. If you have a good offer, or story, or service and can word that well then […]