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How to go about creating the RIGHT Strategic Alliance
by Tony Vidler A good strategic alliance or two can be the thing that makes success for a professional services firm. It can be a complete game changer. In fact it is so important to get right that the key to finding and forging the right strategic alliance is thinking strategically to begin […]
The problem with Professional Development programs
by Tony Vidler Most training programmes for financial advisers end up being vaguely disappointing for the participants. Often the feeling is that the training is a bit too academic or theoretical and hard to implement in one’s practice…but the real reason why training fails is because it doesn’t address all the necessary components. In order […]
by Tony Vidler That word “process” is just deadly for so many advisers today that too many won’t have bothered reading this far…but process creates profit. But Process IS Profit. “Process” has become associated simply with compliance in delivering financial advice, but process is way more than that. Processes become the IP […]
How to convert 70% of your opportunities instead of 30%
by Tony Vidler Imagine the difference to your business if you were able to convert twice as many opportunities. You spend the same money and effort but get twice as many sales as a result…it would add a bit to your bottom line wouldn’t it? The decades old strategy of crunching through the numbers […]
The Value Of The Financial Planner: Fixing finances, the future, and feelings
by Tony Vidler Many question the value of the financial planner, and there has been plenty of research in recent years to attempt to quantify that value. Quantifying value of advice is a recipe for debate, as the actual difference in net worth or security which can be attributed to the work of the […]
What is the missing ingredient in your marketing campaign?
by Tony Vidler There are some great and clever marketing campaigns put together by professional services firms and their marketing advisers, and they often get “good” results. Typically one thing stops them from getting great results: The follow through. Just like a great golf swing, what happens in the first half is only…well…”half […]
How to get clients to act in the short term on long term advice
by Tony Vidler It can be incredibly difficult to get some customers to act. Especially getting them to act on advice “now” which won’t pay off for quite a long time. You know they should. They know they should. They need to get on with it and take some action sometimes. Easier said than done […]
by Tony Vidler Prospecting seems to remain the biggest day to day business problem for financial advisers, yet prospecting has never actually been easier. If you polled 100 advisers with this simple question I would wager that more than half would answer: “getting enough new business prospects to meet my business objectives”. Prospecting […]
Are you giving good advice, or giving what they want?
by Tony Vidler Giving good advice is different to giving people what they want, isn’t it? Most financial advisers can do both, and many do in fact deliver both. That is, they often give people what they want because that is after all what the consumer wanted….and the consumer is the boss and has the […]
by Tony Vidler Great regular producers are those who continually deliver good revenue results every week or month (depending on what your measurement period is). Week in, week out, they never miss a beat and just keep pumping the numbers through. They are elite. Elite high performing advisers, like elite athletes, have high performance […]