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Help Referrers Really Understand Who You Want To Meet
by Tony Vidler One of the reasons referrers don’t give us quite the right quality referral most of the time is that we are often very poor at describing the person we work best with when we are having a referral discussion to begin with. It’s our fault; not theirs for the wrong sort […]
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 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 Building a successful advisory business requires building a systematic referrals process. Key words there are “systematic” and “process”. In the absence of a strong system referrals will simply be received on an ad hoc basis, drifting in whenever a particular customer is especially motivated to do so, or when an […]
by Tony Vidler Getting referrals from clients is usually a very hit & miss thing for advisers…IF they remember to put the issue on the table at all. Largely this is an issue created by not being systematic about obtaining leads from our satisfied customers. Part of the reason for not being systematic […]
by Tony Vidler Getting more referrals is a bit of a Holy Grail for most advisers. Referrals are gold and we all know that, yet it seems so hard for so many professionals to create consistent and constant referral business. We know that referrals remain the most powerful marketing despite the plethora of advertising and […]
by Tony Vidler Getting the COI onboard requires a fair bit more than a smile and a handshake. The potential Centre-Of-Influence that you want to network with is the gatekeeper to the clients you want to work with, and there are generally 4 things that stand in the way of them actually letting you […]
by Tony Vidler Virtual meetings are efficient, but if there is one thing that can help any professional fuel referrals it is face-to-face time with clients and influencers. Actual getting-together-with those other humans more often tends to lead to better or deeper relationships, and more opportunities to be positioned for referrals and recommendations. […]