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Give clients time to think and "Buy In" with this simple trick
by Tony Vidler There is a wonderfully simple technique that all professionals should be using every time they make a recommendation…. …of the challenge giving advice in what is usually a difficult area for consumers to comprehend easily or rapidly. Consumers usually need a few seconds longer in processing time as the concepts financial advisers […]
How to help prospects decide to follow your advice
by Tony Vidler Helping prospects decide on the right course of action is often not quite as hard as we think, especially when it is a reasonable bet that every adviser has had clients or prospects ask at some point: “what are other people like me/us doing?” The very same behaviour that makes many […]
by Tony Vidler Sensory sells…having an intangible become tangible absolutely helps people buy. And when it comes to buying “the tangible”, presentation is everything isn’t it? The most ordinary things become something special when beautifully wrapped and presented. The wrapping and presentation creates intrigue and interest and heightens the anticipation and pleasure…. Is […]
Financial Advisers Problem? Offering To Do Too Much
by Tony Vidler Advisers have a few problems these days. The biggest financial adviser problem though is getting prospects to engage with us to begin with. Despite a couple of decades of positioning, developing and improving technical knowledge and qualifications, many financial professionals are struggling to get enough clients to engage in holistic planning. […]
by Tony Vidler Speed kills…except in sales….there IS a need for speed with leads. By calling a lead personally within 5 minutes of receiving a lead you can increase your chances of getting them as a customer by 100 times for example. Unbelievable, right? Research shows it to be absolutely true. Perhaps Maverick […]
by Tony Vidler Sales Technique…the very phrase sends shudders down the spines of professionals today it seems. Despite the focus on our increased technical knowledge and the emphasis upon good process, financial advisers actually have to “sell”. A large problem for many newer advisers is that nobody is teaching them effective sales technique anymore, […]
by Tony Vidler A huge mistake many advisers make is trying to deliver comprehensive advice to a client concerned only with an immediate need. We need to recognize when triage is required, as opposed to when ongoing nursing is needed. The immediate need is the more often the trigger for an advice client to […]
by Tony Vidler Clients often want advisers to deal with just one element of financial planning…their current “burning issue” that triggered the need for advice to begin with. Getting them to engage in full advice can be tough and they need to understand what you CAN do for them, and where your knowledge and skills […]
How do you know your financial advice is suitable?
by Tony Vidler Knowing that your financial advice is suitable for a client is something that every professional adviser is willing to attest to, but proving it when challenged can be incredibly dificult. Advisers are increasingly being challenged and therefore seeking assurance that their practices are robust and will withstand such scrutiny. Whether that scrutiny […]
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 […]