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How could you make your “Advice” become tangible?
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 it possible […]
Compliant Advice: Here are the only 3 things that matter
by Tony Vidler Whenever the topic of compliance, or the “advice process”, comes up most advisers see themselves like this: Everyone is throwing everything at you with the sole intention of destroying you, right? As a consequence, compliance is largely considered a burden. As is usually the way of these things a substantial body […]
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 […]
How to do client video testimonials the right way!
by Tony Vidler Testimonials are good for business – but we all know that, right? 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 […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler The typical financial planning report or statement of advice produced for clients is ineffective. An effective report gets the key points across as quickly and as simply as possible, so that the reader understands them, and is then able to make decisions relatively quickly and easily. It will engage, motivate and rapidly […]
Are you just swimming in circles, or do you have a strategy?
by Tony Vidler To ensure business success you must have a strategy. But where do you begin with designing a business strategy? It isn’t quite as hard as you may think…. First, you need to decide what you want to be known for, which then makes it relatively easy to work out […]
by Tony Vidler It is a peculiar thing…most of us recognize the difference that getting good coaching – or poor coaching – can make to any athlete or sports teams performance. In fact most of us have often held quite passionate views about the merits of coaches…Very few professionals however seem to make the […]
by Tony Vidler One of the toughest areas of practice management is building your team and keeping the team “right for you”. So it is best to begin with an unpalatable truth: It is inevitable that at some point you will get team selections wrong. You will get hiring decisions wrong….and sometimes firing decisions […]
by Tony Vidler One of the primary functions of the professional adviser is to influence clients to make change. Or sometimes, influence them not to change things. Our role is to manage client behaviour to help generate the desired outcomes that clients want. We must get them to act, or not act, in order […]