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Prospecting has never been easier…for some!
by Tony Vidler Prospecting seems to remain the biggest day to day business problem for financial advisers, yet prospecting has never actually been easier. If you polled 100 advisers with this simple question I would wager that more than half would answer: “getting enough new business prospects to meet my business objectives”. Prospecting […]
The simple prospecting system from the worlds greatest ever salesman
by Tony Vidler According to the Guiness Book Of World Records the greatest salesman in the world was Joe Girard. Joe sold cars…an incredible 13,001 cars sold in his career. One at a time…working “retail” with high priced items. And selling the same things, at the same price, as a heck of a […]
by Tony Vidler Oddly, many advisers do not quite get what a prospect is. They often think it is a name with a phone number. But is that enough for a prospect to really be a “prospective client”? Knowing their name and how to contact them? Somewhere on the path to professionalism some of […]
by Tony Vidler Advisers are racing to use new technologies and modify engagement & busines processes, and that is totally understandable. But there is a real risk of losing sight of the essentials and overlooking some basics. Like, answering a customer enquiry. Or helping your community in the way you can help best – […]
If you need more clients then you probably need different skills
by Tony Vidler Financial advisers who need more clients need to be better marketers than salespeople in todays environment. For most that means they probably need new, or more, skills. Not more technical skills; more commercial skills. While financial advisers have been figuring out how to get ever-more-compliant and deliver yet-more-paper over the […]
These 4 things make it easy for prospects to say YES
by Tony Vidler We all want all of our prospects to say YES, but getting them to do so isn’t necessarily about having a clever line that they can’t say “no” to. Which do you think is more effective with todays educated and sophisticated consumer? 1. The clever sales technique that has you […]
by Tony Vidler In the perpetual search for new ways to get new clients many professional service firms overlook a really obvious, and incredibly lucrative, way of getting new business. That is getting other businesses to send their new clients to you. Unlike Center-Of-Influence (COI) marketing where an individual directs individual potential new […]
5 basic tips for helping your next customers find you
by Tony Vidler In a perfect world customers would find you, rather than you having to find them. The world is never entirely perfect of course, but certainly we can often do better in having customers find us. We need to begin by understanding how they find anyone, then we can tap into […]
by Tony Vidler There is no doubt you can advertise pretty much anything, anywhere, these days. Many of the methods and techniques are highly questionable now though in terms of effectiveness, or ROI. The majority of advisers considering advertising are not terribly interested in creating a brand awareness campaign…they are interested in generating […]
by Tony Vidler One of the areas which you would think would dominate our prospecting activities is one where many professionals struggle: getting friends and associates onboard as clients. A fantastic adviser that I knew well and who is since retired working in rural town in New Zealand managed to be one of […]