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How To Get Paid For Each Piece Of Advice You Give
by Tony Vidler        Here’s a simple strategy for getting paid fairly for the advice you give….and I mean getting paid for ALL the advice you give…every step of the way.   There are broadly three possible parts to any client work: 1.  Planning 2.  Implementing, or “putting in place” any planning recommendations 3.  Ongoing […]
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Fix the prospecting problem forever
by Tony Vidler        You can fix all prospecting problems forever if you generate enough referrals.  It is that simple.  Get this right, and prospecting problems are non-existent, as the number one source of professional prospecting is going to be “word of mouth” for some time to come.   The theory on getting more refrrals […]
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Understanding why people buy…anything.
by Tony Vidler        When it comes to advising clients to change course or do something new we should remember the reasons why people buy anything, including “advice”.  If we want our advice to be effective (and lead the client to do something better than they are currently doing) then it is best to make […]
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A 15 Step Plan For Creating Constant Referrals
by Tony Vidler          The best way to generate constant referrals is by having “centers of influence” delivering qualified and interested prospects to you regularly. To do this successfully – especially with a number of COI’s – there 15 steps you have to work through.   It is a simple idea, and like so […]
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Does “Growing” Really Mean “More Clients”?
by Tony Vidler        Just about every adviser says they want to be growing their business and need more clients….and they also want fresh ideas; the business satisfaction of solving new problems for new people; they want to do something NEW.   So they say they want more clients plus more interesting work plus more […]
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A Value Proposition is simply about the value for THEM
by Tony Vidler        Financial advisers generally struggle to create a value proposition that accurately expresses how they work differently, or what makes them special compared to others.   It isn’t that they don’t have points of difference, or that they struggle to put ideas into words…generally they are very good at both. Each adviser has […]
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Are You “Marketing” The Right Message?
by Tony Vidler        Do you know what business you are in? Are you clear on what you achieve for customers?   Does your marketing message reinforce that?   Are you marketing what it is you actually DO, rather than what you know or who you are…or worse: you are marketing some other businesses products […]
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Begin Within: The FIRST Place To Market Your Practice
by Tony Vidler        The first place you should market your practice and your own expertise is inside your own practice. Begin Within.  It is where you will have the most receptive environment for refining and crafting your value proposition and marketing messages, where you can “field test” campaigns and promotional ideas, and most importantly, […]
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Take a look at Twitter if you want new ideas
by Tony Vidler        If you want new ideas for how to develope your business or inspiration for your own content marketing then you really should look at Twitter.  It is a platform that many advisers have simply ignored as far as I can see, but it is well worth taking a look at.   […]
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5 Big Reasons Why Marketing Campaigns Fail
by Tony Vidler        We learn as we go in professional services, and that is especially true when it comes to analysing why marketing campaigns “fail”. To be fair, few of us are trained in marketing at all so we do have to figure it out as we go along, and there is a lot of […]
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