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Compliance: Here are the only 3 things that matter
by Tony Vidler Whenever the topic of the “advice process”, or compliance, comes up most advisers imagine themselves as the plane in this picture: Compiance is largely considered a burden – albeit a necessary one. As is usually the way of these things a substantial body of documentation has blossomed over the years which […]
Clients need to be reasonable and meet expectations too
by Tony Vidler It is not unreasonable to have reasonable expectations, is it? Whenever we enter into an agreement with somebody else to work together on anything it is fair to say that we both have expectations about how the arrangement is going to work. That applies whether the arrangement is moving into a […]
by Tony Vidler Pretty much every time I get into a discussion with professionals about building up their business they begin by thinking that the answer is “get more prospects“. There is no doubt that getting more prospective customers helps build a business of course, but what builds a business faster and less stressfully […]
by Tony Vidler “How much is too much contact?” “How often is too often?” Having bought into the need to engage with prospects and clients until they are ready to move ahead the next burning question from advisers centres upon what level of contact with customers is the “right amount”. Much of […]
by Tony Vidler If real estate is driven by location, location, location, then surely the advice business is driven by engage, engage, engage. I’ve previously posted about the problem with generating referrals consistently largely coming down to the lack of engagement with, and by, clients. A process of engagement is also often the […]
by Tony Vidler Even when advisers finally buy into the need to engage patiently with prospects the content creation required to feed an engagement marketing system worries them. Creating content seems to be so hard for so many, which is odd because professional advisers are masters of creating content. They do it every day […]
How One Successful Financial Planner Gets New Business
by Tony Vidler The one question that continually gets thrown to me is “What are other advisers doing that is successful for them?” Every so often one is willing to share their trade secrets, and this is how one leading financial planner that I know gets his business, and that he was happy to […]
by Tony Vidler I found this cartoon ages ago and I love it because it so accurately describes a huge marketing mistake that I keep seeing when it comes to financial adviser marketing: Enormous effort and resource is put into creating wonderful websites, facebook pages and blogs…..then……nothing! While there is an excellent […]
The Madness of Creating Videos Without a Master Plan
by Tony Vidler A little while ago I participated in a survey on marketing by financial advisers internationally. The results were intriguing in that clearly there is widespread recognition by advisers of the importance and effectiveness of creating videos as a communication and marketing medium, however there is a disconnect too as the majority […]
How to do client video testimonials the right way!
by Tony Vidler Testimonials are good for business – but we all know that. Video testimonials are even better for business – and not everyone has got THAT yet. Being able to see the body language, and hear the inflections in a clients voice as they talk about their positive experience, are far more […]