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3 Is The Key To Effective Presentations
by Tony Vidler        3 is the magic presentation number. Effective presentations are structured in “threes”. It is a well established principle that people absorb information best when it is presented in 3 points…and while listing your best 3 features or benefits is more effective than listing your top 10 to most consumers, applying a […]
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Where your Value Proposition REALLY fits in
by Tony Vidler        A well crafted and well articulated Value Proposition is the key component in any good marketing strategy.  Even though it is the most important part of the entire marketing message, it is not the first thing however… To craft a great marketing message for your business there are three essentials and […]
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I sell…You sell…We ALL sell. Or should do…
by Tony Vidler        I am a professional.  I am a salesman. These two things are not contradictory.  We all sell stuff.  It seems like I’m selling my time these days…sometimes a product….sometimes it is just selling concepts and possibilities.  Mostly it is selling behavioural change & fixing other peoples’ problems though. But I sell.  […]
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The 9 Essentials Of Your Value Proposition…in 9 Seconds
by Tony Vidler        There are 9 things you have to nail in only about 9 seconds if you want your value proposition to be truly effective. Sound impossible? It’s tough to craft a great value proposition that hits all 9 things….but it is definitely not impossible.  In this quick video we talk about what […]
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Sales management is more than “make the troops jump through hoops”
by Tony Vidler        The majority of professionals running practices have superb technical competency, and often have significant commercial management skills, but a very common shortcoming is “Sales Management” experience or skills. The typical result of this shortcoming is that management of the revenue producers in a professional practice becomes a matter of making the […]
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Let Your Prospects Try-Before-They-Buy
by Tony Vidler        “try before you buy” is a great way of removing risk for a consumer from a big purchasing decision, isn’t it? We can learn from the retail sector here because they figured this out years ago.  One of the toughest challenges is getting customers to switch brands or products. You know […]
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Word of Mouth marketing is still where it is at!
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 […]
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When clients say “too expensive” there is a value gap
by Tony Vidler        If there is one objection which continually gets professionals in a tangle it is the client who says “it’s too expensive”.  When a client says “too expensive” YOU you haven’t done your job…there is a gap between the value being delivered and value being perceived by the client.  A value gap […]
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What are we really “selling” in Professional Services?
by Tony Vidler        It is a simple enough question but knowing what we are REALLY selling makes a profound difference to an advisers’ business success. So what are we really selling?   People in the industry tend to answer by saying “product”….people think they are selling insurance product, or wealth creation products, or taxation products….or […]
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What financial advisers do
Note to self: Must take charge of my own brand
by Tony Vidler        I listened to a good friend, who is also a client and a good centre of influence and an advocate, explain what I do to someone else.  End result: I must take charge of my own brand, because this experience provided a shining example of why some prospects see us the […]
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