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Which would you rather be: a Brilliant Technician, and bored, or the Orchestrator running the show?
by Tony Vidler Professional development is all the rage…the regulators and the professional associations and training providers in the compliance space are all putting it top of mind continuously. And virtually all of them have an extremely narrow focus when it comes to the concept of developing a professional. Virtually no emphasis upon […]
Work out where the real money is in your book of business
by Tony Vidler Let’s talk about one of those elephant in the room things: not all clients are equal for a professional service firm. As human beings they might all be equal, but as clients they are not. Each client relationship has a commercial value….and a commercial cost. Each therefore has varying profitability, […]
Could Advisers Be DRIVING Revenue To Online Providers?
by Tony Vidler I do keep wondering if advisers realise how much revenue is waiting to be unlocked by them inside their existing business? A little while ago I was talking with a business that provides outsourced client servicing solutions and they provided me with some of their data from working with financial […]
by Tony Vidler So many advisory firms do not realise their potential, and the top mistakes which hold them back are more often than not nothing to with their ability to be great advisers. They tend to fall into the category of being basic commercial mistakes. So the main mistakes that advice businesses […]
A Good Financial Adviser MUST Consider Risk Management
by Tony Vidler Financial planners and professional advisers who do not tackle risk management issues thoroughly for clients do the clients a disservice. Perhaps that is a little challenging to some of todays professionals, however too many advisers seem to struggle with positioning risk management in their suite of services to clients. It seems […]
by Tony Vidler Asking financial advisers what THEIR risk tolerance is seems odd to many at first glance. However, when contemplating what changes should be made in response to more regulatory reform this is the NEXT question which should be addressed after answering the “what do the new rules say I have to do?” question. […]
Get more clients than you could imagine, with a simple system from the worlds greatest ever salesman
by Tony Vidler According to the Guiness Book Of World Records the greatest salesman in the world was Joe Girard. Joe sold cars…an incredible 13,001 cars sold in his career. One at a time…working “retail” with high priced items. And selling the same things, at the same price, as a heck of a […]
Would you rather train as a sprinter, or as a decathlete?
by Tony Vidler Generalist or specialist? This is an ongoing dilemma for many professionals – and there is a widely held belief that the specialist is harder to do. But is it really? Let’s look outside the world of professional services and into the highly competitive, no-room-for-mistakes, world of the Olympic athlete and consider what […]
by Tony Vidler How’s this for an uplifting thought: Each year your first priority in terms of revenue production is to get back to where you are now. That’s right…the first target is to get to “zero growth”. No matter how good you are, and no matter how WOW your service levels are, clients will […]
by Tony Vidler Irregular beat….irregular cashflow… The heart worked too hard….the heart gave out…. The business flat-lined…. I thought of this as I reviewed an excellent Slideshare presentation by Chatswood Consulting which summarised their key observations from conducting valuations for financial advice businesses earlier this week. There’s a heck of a […]