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The Maximum Value Zone Of Service For Advisers
by Tony Vidler For many professional services firms delivering value from actively lifting service levels is a means of differentiation, while also creating maximum value for the practice. Improving profitability through service differentiation is good for the practice of course, however it is not a sustainable differentiator in itself which then threatens future profitability. […]
by Tony Vidler In order to be different, and stand out in a positive way in a crowded and noisy marketplace, it pays to do things a little differently to your key competitors. But just “A little differently” doesn’t mean you have to be radical. The first step in working out how and where to […]
How to do client video testimonials the right way!
by Tony Vidler Testimonials are good for business – but we all know that, right? Video testimonials are even better for business – and not everyone has got THAT yet. Being able to see the body language, and hear the inflections in a clients voice as they talk about their positive experience, are far […]
If you have no better way to market yourself, there is this…
by Tony Vidler When all else fails and you are at a loss to market yourself effectively the easiest marketing path is to sell “convenience”. One thing you can count on is that there will be a significant proportion of the market place that values convenience above all else. We all know, because we […]
by Tony Vidler Trust is not given automatically by consumers. You have to build trust with prospects in todays market over time. That’s a reality. It is earned. The very best we can hope for when someone doesn’t really know us yet is to be trusted enough to be given a chance to prove ourselves. There […]
by Tony Vidler In an ideal world all of our clients would become active advocates for us…and each client advocate would be the key driver of new business and growth in our practice, wouldn’t it? Our clients would be so in love with how our advice and expertise has positively changed their world that […]
Good? Fast? or Cheap? What sort of advice is it going to be?
by Tony Vidler A few years ago a university in New Zealand conducted a study to find out where consumers were turning to for financial advice. At the time they found that the number one source of financial advice for most respondents was “newspapers and media”. For 29% of the population that was their […]
by Tony Vidler There are 10 big steps to developing an effective marketing plan. “Effective” in this context means a marketing plan which will get you enough of the right sort of customers for the resources you have available. Getting results with the limited time and money you have in other words. The 10 […]
by Tony Vidler The greatest advisers tend to be doing similar things to the other great advisers usually, and very few of them seem to be doing something that nobody else could do either. They just execute better. The financial advisers who consistently achieve sustained expltraordinary growth and performance are typically superb on at […]
by Tony Vidler 3 is the magic presentation number. Effective presentations are structured in “threes”. It is a well established principle that people absorb information best when it is presented in 3 points…and while listing your best 3 features or benefits is more effective than listing your top 10 to most consumers, applying a […]