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How To Present Adverse Insurance Decisions
by Tony Vidler That sinking feeling you get when an insurer comes back with terms and you have to present an adverse insurance decision…basically telling the client that actually, they are a higher risk of something bad happening….it is an unpleasant and stressful time for a financial adviser. Not great for the client usually […]
by Tony Vidler We can break a probable sale or make the sale in an instant. It can turn on a phrase or sometimes even a single word. The words we use matter. When it comes to the words we use in conversation we all have our own idiosyncracies and quirks of speech, and […]
by Tony Vidler Any adviser who has studied or has years of experience probably has a financial advice philosophy, even if they’ve never really thought of it as a philosophy. But it is what you believe. Most experienced professional advisers have formed views and opinions about the right way to do things for […]
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 […]
Show Prospects Your Advice Planning Process To Get CLIENTS
by Tony Vidler The Challenge: Getting prospects to buy into your financial advice planning process. The Solution: Show them HOW the process works before asking them to commit. The keywords there are “show” and “how“….and it is because so many advisers do not focus on these 2 words in the earliest stages […]
by Tony Vidler Visual aids sell. Great visuals increase comprehension and speed of information absorption. Apparently the brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than text. Well…I don’t know if the “60,000” is actually a fact but I found it on the internet, so it must be true. I am sure too that regardless […]
by Tony Vidler As client presentations become more compliance-focused, lengthy, and technical in nature there is an corresponding increase in client dissatisfaction with financial advice. Coincidence? I think not. There has been a trend for years for financial advice, particularly comprehensive financial plans, when presented to clients to be “too clever” with clients not necessarily understanding […]
by Tony Vidler As advisers, we talk a lot. And when we aren’t talking we are writing. Visual aids, or graphics, tend to get overlooked by us but there is LOADS of research which suggests we should be using loads of visual aids, and perhaps less talk and less writing. If you doubt the power […]
by Tony Vidler 3 is the magic presentation number. 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 bit of structure to the […]
by Tony Vidler We often find ourselves giving good advice only for clients to then dawdle over the implementation of it. That of course presents a range of “risks” for clients as well as being frustrating for the adviser. Whether that risk is the “time cost of their money”, or an opportunity cost, or […]
Equity valuations can be broken down into:
- What's real (book value)
- What's likely (discounted earnings, next 3 years)
- Hopes & Dreams (everything else)
Way to go before Hopes & Dreams turn into Despair & Nightmares.
Great chart by Arbor Research. pic.twitter.com/lSfcXhZ0KK