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Which Prospects Are Worth YOUR Time?
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 […]
7 Warning Signs That The Prospect Is Not Right For You
by Tony Vidler No matter how hard you try to get it right, some prospects are just not right for you. You are wasting your time and would be best to just cut your losses and move on quickly. The problem we have is that often we don’t figure that out until we […]
by Tony Vidler We’ve all had the prospects who seem to be engaged, but turn out to be yanking our chains….complete time-wasters who cannot bring themselves to say “no thanks”. They cost a ton in time and wasted effort, and advisers often kid themselves that they have a pipeline full of suitable future […]
by Tony Vidler To make sure you get constant referrals you need to have a process for making sure that ALL of the actions which go into generating a consistent stream of opportunities are happening ALL the time. It is a little like trying to play golf: there’s a heck of a lot […]
Show Prospects The Planning Process, And Get CLIENTS
by Tony Vidler The Challenge: Getting prospects to buy into the financial advice planning process. The Solution: Show them HOW the process works. 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 of engagement that they struggle […]
5 EASY Ways To Use Social Media To Get Noticed By Your Prospect
by Tony Vidler Advisers keep saying that they struggle to get noticed by their ideal prospects. Advisers also keep saying that they can’t see the point of social media. Uhhhmmm….maybe the thing they can’t see the point of is the very thing that will fix the other thing? Let’s say you […]
Getting attention & positive engagement on the phone
By Tony Vidler CFP CLU ChFC There is some methodology to getting a listeners attention and positive engagement on the telephone…it isn’t just good luck! Of course, there is structure and methodology in building effective and entire telephone track. It should be a core skill for any adviser, and yet, so few seem to […]
By Tony Vidler, CFP CLU ChFC A fisherman friend gave me a great prospecting reminder: fish at your feet first. His point was a simple one: why spend a lot of effort casting, and risking throwing your bait, and then having to reel in loads of line until you’ve caught the ones right next […]
by Tony Vidler You should always be closing, right? No matter what else you are doing with prospective customers, and no matter what they think they want, you should always be pushing to close the business and make a sale. Really? Does ANYONE want to be the customer in that type of […]