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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 Maintaining consistent production of new revenue isn’t quite a formula – it’s a process thankfully. The process for continual positive performance is actually relatively straightforward and anybody can understand it and anybody can use it easily, unlike formula’s…. Even in challenging times where there is significant volatility and uncertainty, business continues […]
by Tony Vidler How do you know if a prospect is really a prospect, or if they are just yanking your chain? We’ve all had the prospects who seem to be engaged but turn out to be complete time-wasters. They just cannot bring themselves to say “no thanks”. They cost a ton in […]
by Tony Vidler There is a sale that advisers have to make, before they make a sale. The first sale that has to be made is YOU. Advisers often tell me they are struggling to get potential clients to engage. The increasing compliance and documentation of advice, and the need to establish professional credentials […]
by Tony Vidler Becoming an authority is the thing that almost certainly guarantees you will continue to get enough business to have a decent livelihood, if not an outstandingly successful career. It is one of the key principles of influence identified by Cialdini, and for many in professional services it is a career […]
by Tony Vidler It has never been more important to invest time at the beginning of a potential client engagement in establishing some rapport, and creating a genuine level of “like & trust”. That is the foundation upon which the entire potential business relationship is built. However, many struggle with knowing how to […]
by Tony Vidler Coaching clients is a concept which is beginning to gain traction with financial advisers, and for many this is a new line of thinking. After all, they were taught that “you should always be closing”, right? No matter what else you are doing with prospective customers, and no matter what they […]
by Tony Vidler Advisers do not have a prospecting problem in todays world. They have an “attention-keeping problem”. Prospects have never been easier to find or reach out to, and getting their attention is not so hard – but keeping their attention most certainly is. It is probably the most critical step in developing a […]
by Tony Vidler If we want to give ourselves the best chance possible of influencing clients and prospects to change course, which is what professional advice is all about really, then there is no doubt that the words we choose to use can make an enormous difference. Enough experts have done enough research over […]
Lost Sales Skills: How to “get down to business” without drama
by Tony Vidler The advice industry has lost a lot of sales skills, and it needs them. If we are to help consumers make better decisions and change behaviour then we have to be able to help convince them to change. The first tension point for today’s professionals is how to transition from the […]