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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 […]
You are already using Digital Marketing daily, so why not use it well?
by Tony Vidler From what I observe, around 50% of professionals today still say they do not use digital marketing – and a fair proportion of those who say they don’t also say they don’t ever intend to use it either. However, from what I actually observe when it comes to how many professionals do […]
by Tony Vidler Automation of repetitive tasks and functions makes perfectly good business sense, and we generally accept that it is a wise move in financial services to automate as much as possible when it comes to “processes”. The arguments for doing so largely revolve around efficiency, reliability, and risk management. That is, […]
The Top 10 Tips for Advisers to get some LinkedIn value
by Tony Vidler Advisers use of LinkedIn generally leaves a lot to be desired and too many treat it as a static display of their CV. It is a networking platform upon which too few actually do any networking. To get good value from it follow the basics of networking that you already know…engage in […]
3 simple steps to automate your Linkedin Thank You message
by Tony Vidler Getting engagement with new connections on LinkedIn is as simple as sending a thank you message…and even smarter: automate as much of it as you can. Whenever you have a recurring problem you need a process… Processes, systems, automation…these are the solutions to minimising waste, and recurring issues requiring manual workarounds. […]
by Tony Vidler Even if Financial Advisers don’t feel the need to do marketing I would suggest that there are still some marketing places to be for advisers who feel they have enough clients. Even when prospecting for new clients is not a particular issue, professional credibility is. Suppliers, potential referrers, Centres Of Influence…they […]
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 […]
Have Financial Advisers Missed Out On The Social Media Opportunity?
by Tony Vidler After a decade of NOT adopting what is clearly the biggest evolution in consumer communication methods in half a century (at least!), there is a mood amongst many financial advisers that they have “missed the wave” on the social media marketing opportunities. One might as well say you’ve “missed the wave” […]
by Tony Vidler Why do some advisers seem to do so well and get such great social media ROI while others find it fruitless? There are financial advisers literally building businesses on the back of social media – it is that powerful for them. Yet there are hordes of advisers who would suggest that social […]
by Tony Vidler Getting the frequency of newsletters or regular client communications right is a real challenge. How much is too much, and runs the risk of you being a nuisance? How much is too little, and runs the risk of you being forgotten? The right answer is “it depends”. It […]