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Is Advertising For Lead Generation Dead?
by Tony Vidler I’ve been running a terribly unscientific survey to find out if advertising for lead generation is dead for todays financial advisers. Basically the deeply analytical process has consisted of me asking advisers continually for the last couple of years whether they are doing any advertising, and what results in the way […]
by Tony Vidler I remain amazed that there are still financial advisers who say they do not see the point of social media when it comes to their business. Most of those advisers also keep saying that they could do with more prospects and customers. Is there any chance that these two concepts might […]
by Tony Vidler Too many referrals today are not converting into clients for too many professionals – and all too often the professionals are puzzled about why that is. Typically it comes down to us not looking good enough on line. Todays referrals usually do a quick search before deciding whether to meet […]
Lost Sales Skills? Trial Closing Techniques Are Still Very Useful
by Tony Vidler Trial closing techniques from the world of sales are still very useful for modern professionals wanting to figure out whether their prospective client is getting onboard with the advice or not. Nobody likes to be “closed” by a sales person, and we sure don’t want prospects to feel like we […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler An incredibly powerful tool for finding and then converting ideal prospects remains the humble newsletter. You can build, and maintain, top of mind brand awareness with it. You can establish or reinforce expert positioning with it. Your reach can be extraordinary – particularly so with an e-zine or email-based newsletter. […]
by Tony Vidler The “prospecting problem” is the most frequently requested area for help amongst advisers…it is the p perennial problem. There just never seems to be quite enough of them to meet the new client acquisition needs of the firm! Often an adviser asks for help on prospecting right about the time […]
Getting New Clients: It all begins with one thing….
by Tony Vidler In 3 separate conversations this week with advisers we talked about different approaches to getting new clients onboard, and each had lost sight of what the single most important element in getting new clients onboard was. Each thought that the objective of their marketing was to get a new client onboard. […]
by Tony Vidler The way prospects engage with professionals has changed, and it is logical for us to change how we engage with prospects also. In the old days we qualified prospects on the basis of a clearly identifiable need, the capacity to pay, approachability, and “insurability”. This last one evolved over time […]
by Tony Vidler Testimonials are great marketing, but they are losing their effectiveness to some degree. All is not lost however, as one small change CAN make them resonate with your target audience a little better. Consumers are not silly and they know we are never going to be silly enough ourselves to […]