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Why Prospects See Advisers The Way They Do
by Tony Vidler        I once listened to a good friend, who is also a client and a good centre of influence and an advocate, explain what I do to someone else.  It provided a shining example of why some prospects see us the way they do.   When my client & friend tried to […]
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No Value Proposition? Then how will prospects decide who to choose?
how to avoid being a commodity as a professional adviser and being chosen on price or convenience comes down to having a strong value proposition. Building a great brand involves more than just a value proposition, but this alone can eliminate those who choose just on price...
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How to Build Your Brand Influence
by Tony Vidler        Every individual has a personal brand – whether they realise it or not. And that brand can have, indeed it “should have”, influence.   We recognise the power and importance of the personal branding in athletes, celebrities and politicians, and yet, all too often it is the most under-rated contributor to commercial […]
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Marketing your Professional Opinion
by Tony Vidler        One of the best marketing ideas I have come across is the “Second Opinion” service.   The concept is brilliantly simple, and firmly centred upon providing sound professional advice.   You provide a service to the colleagues of your clients which is a professional second opinion on the suitability of the […]
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The Professional’s Branding Challenge: how to look different while blending in (& why it matters)
by Tony Vidler        When it comes to creating a personal brand as a professional, the irony is we have to look different – while blending in and looking the same.   One cannot afford to look any less professional than your peers or competitors.  So to a large degree degree there is a market […]
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The 1 Big Mistake Professionals Make When Trying To Position As An Expert
by Tony Vidler        One of the greatest ways to attract the type of business you prefer is “Expert Positioning”, and most professionals could do it if they really wanted to.  The reality is that most professionals are experts, and their knowledge should be highly valued…   But very few actually work to position themselves […]
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The powerful marketing tool that you use every day, but hardly use for marketing. But should!
by Tony Vidler        The most powerful marketing tool most professionals have is the one they use hundreds of times each day, but which they usually do not do any marketing with.   email.   Love it or loathe it, we all use it.  It is not going away anytime soon, and it is not about […]
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Reputation Is Everything Today, So Manage It.
by Tony Vidler        For anyone in professional services reputation is everything today.   It is a trust-creator, or a trust-killer.  Basically everything you do – every engagement  you work on, every social media post, everything you do at a function – adds to or detracts from your reputation.   A professional’s personal reputation is […]
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How To Become A Recognised Expert
by Tony Vidler        Many general practitioners would like to be seen and accepted as a recognised expert in a particular area, and for many of them this is a genuine opportunity.   The competency, depth of knowledge or mastery of subject, and professionalism are all there more often than not.  They are already actually experts […]
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Big Ticks: Best Stories For Professionals This Week
by Tony Vidler         Information, ideas, tips…the articles for professional advisers which I spotted this week that generate fresh thinking or a deeper understanding of issues are provided here as a quick readers digest for professionals who are looking ahead.   These are the highlights from the week that you should stop and read, as they […]
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