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How To Become A Recognised Expert
by Tony Vidler Many financial advisers would like to become a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity which they should pursue. The competency, depth of knowledge or mastery of subject, and professionalism are all there more often than not. They are already actually experts […]
by Tony Vidler One of the essentials for practice growth is to build a marketing machine that keeps producing money. A money machine which is a combination of mini-systems and components that keeps the whole motor running at full speed. Most professionals have elements of the marketing machine…but just elements. They haven’t built […]
An easy way to create content when you don’t feel creative
by Tony Vidler Building an engaged audience of future prospects requires us to create content in todays environment. We need to feed the search engine machines, and we need to continually deliver content which educates or empowers those with whom we wish to do business. They take time to decide who to choose to […]
by Tony Vidler I was asked “when should I slow down or stop the marketing?” Answer: “Your marketing never stops. Never.” The rationale behind the question was the adviser has a good and large business – there are enough clients right now. So it wasn’t a stupid question by any stretch. But here […]
by Tony Vidler Coming up with a winning headline or subject line is the first objective when writing for clients or prospects. Anything else we have to say in the body of the message just doesn’t really matter if we can’t get their attention and engagement first. Whether we are writing for a […]
Answer the only question that matters and prospects will give you what you want
by Tony Vidler The only question that matters to prospects is “W.I.I.F.M?” The big “what’s in it for me?” question is the only question that matters when we are dealing with a prospective customer…someone who WE want to talk more to, but who doesn’t yet want to talk to us. So what is […]
How can we get the Value Of Advice message out more effectively?
by Tony Vidler We need to get the “Value Of Advice” message out more effectively as it just doesn’t appear to be resonating with enough of the consumers, particularly in challenging times. There has been an increasing emphasis upon understanding the value of advice in the last decade and most research concludes that advice […]
by Tony Vidler As a consumer yourself you know that there is a need to mix up the content if you want to maximise audience engagement, after all, you tune out pretty quickly if someone is posting or sharing the same sort of stuff repeatedly don’t you? Everyone does. Because it becomes boring. To […]
by Tony Vidler It would be fair to say that adviser marketing is not a specialty subject for most advisers…they are usually great technicians and deliverers of financial advice and coaching, and they are usually great at selling and relationship management at an individual level. Not so great at getting the marketing going though…. […]
by Tony Vidler What incentives are appropriate for encouraging clients to refer other clients? Are incentives appropriate at all? Some would even ask “Why provide incentives at all? Surely if the product or the advice is good value in itself then no further incentive is needed?” These questions around incentives for promotions […]
The wealthy may avoid $163 billion in taxes every year. Here’s how they do it
The wealthiest Americans may be avoiding $163 billion in income taxes every year, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Here’s how