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What is “Good Content” For Advisers To Use?
by Tony Vidler Nearly every advisory firm says “we need more prospects“. sure, more prospects helps build a business but what builds a business faster is good prospects who are a right fit, and who don’t really consider going anywhere else when the time is right for them to use an adviser. And frankly […]
by Tony Vidler What is more effective: running a client seminar with 100 guests, or running 5 “red carpet” client events of only a dozen or so at a time? Research suggests that the best financial advisers tend to run smaller and more intimate client appreciation events, and do them regularly. The best advisers […]
How To Generate Introductions Whenever You Want Them, To Whoever You Want
by Tony Vidler Referral business is pure gold…it is the Holy Grail for advisers to be running a business where they are only working with referrals. Introductions are even better. Most advisers sit back and wait for clients or centre’s of influence to refer, but you can generate the referrals – or introductions -you […]
by Tony Vidler “How much is too much contact?” “How often is too often?” What is the right volume to contact clients? Much of the standard industry thinking around these questions is in fact quite dated I believe. For example, go back not that many years and good marketers providing a lot of […]
Why don’t you roll the dice and ask for referrals anyway?
by Tony Vidler On some things you just have to roll the dice and take your chances in life. Asking someone for a date….getting on a plane…or asking for referrals. It doesn’t always work out of course, but as a great hockey player once said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” […]
by Tony Vidler Virtually all professional service firms would love to work on referral business alone, but somehow struggle to even get to the point where they have regular referrals from clients that are unsolicited. They are simply not referable. The missing ingredient for many service firms is remarkable service, or remarkable value. Customers […]
by Tony Vidler Word of mouth marketing is more important than ever despite the value of digital and social media. Digital and social are immensely valuable in creating an audience and engaging with prospective customers…BUT… Word-of-mouth marketing is still where it’s at in financial services when it comes to prospecting and converting those prospects […]
by Tony Vidler The “prospecting problem” is the most frequently requested area for help from financial advisers…it is the perennial problem. There just never seems to be quite enough of them to meet the new client acquisition needs of the firm AND it is getting harder to get prospects attention and have them engage. […]
by Tony Vidler If you want to move clients up the loyalty ladder and create advocates for your business there are 5 critical areas that you have to demonstrate, and the clients have to believe, before the business relationship will bloom to full advocacy. In this quick tips video we discuss these 5 […]
by Tony Vidler Everyone wants easy business yet we so often make it harder than it has to be. Get the low-hanging fruit first. Twice as easy to get, and just as sweet. Nothing is wrong with it – and it’s smart business. It’s not always simple to recognise where the easy business […]