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Is this why prospects ignore your networking effort?
by Tony Vidler Networking often seems to be harder than it should. It is amazing how many people forget, or ignore, basic social skills and common courtesies when trying to network – especially in online networking platforms such as LinkedIn. Speaking personally, I ignore people trying to network with me on a daily […]
by Tony Vidler It is so easy today to get yourself “in print” and be positioned as the expert that target market customers ask for advice. and being the expert that gets asked leads to those customers doing business with you. Setting up chat forums, blogs, ezines and so on are all relatively easy […]
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 We begin with the assumption that you deserve referrals….and thereafter it becomes a process of determining how best to position for the right referrals. It is important that you generate the right sort of prospective new clients as not all prospects become the right clients for your firm, and you […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler One of the time-tested techniques of sales is to obtain referrals by dropping a “who do you know” bomb on them…and it is dumb. It has never actually worked all that well really, and it works even less well today. Adding an extra word in there doesn’t make it […]
by Tony Vidler A traditional marketing practice for financial advisers has been sending “pre-approach” sales letters to prospective clients. It seems that very few still do it, and yet I am often asked if they are worthwhile, and if so, how does one get the best results from them? Here’s the no frills, […]
by Tony Vidler One of the areas which you would think would dominate our prospecting activities is one where many professionals struggle: getting friends and associates onboard as clients. A fantastic adviser that I knew well and who is since retired working in rural town in New Zealand managed to be one of […]
by Tony Vidler How to stay on top of your game, get the results that you want in business, and maintain peak performance….it all comes down to having a system, or a process. Consistent output does after all usually result from consistent inputs….but putting in the right amount of the right things is what […]
by Tony Vidler Every lead is gold, and ideally every lead would result in conversion to a client. The conversion rate really is often the difference between getting a good return on your prospecting and marketing efforts, or perhaps getting no return at all. The short cut to better conversion is often a […]