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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 […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler For financial advisory firms the word “process” has become synonymous with “best practice advice”, but good process is so much more than just a compliant and well-documented series of advice documents. Process cures problems. Process is what builds franchise businesses. Process is what creates turnkey operations that are highly valued […]
by Tony Vidler Many professionals believe that the peak of their career, and business prospects, are achieved when they attain “expert” status. Actually, your objective should “be An Authority” – or better yet; “Be The Authority”. In financial services expertise is often defined as having attained one of the rigorous formal and technical […]
A financial advisers best weapon: The Meeting Agenda
by Tony Vidler One of the most powerful weapons in an advisers armory is the Client Meeting Agenda. Yet, so few use them regularly…. The client meeting agenda sets up the entire professional relationship – not just the next hour or so that you happen to be with a client. In addition; It minimises […]
Bring Back The Long Lunch…it will be good for your business!
by Tony Vidler Tom Peters suggested many years ago that one of the most effective marketing activities a professional could engage in were weekday lunches. 250 of them in fact over the course of the year. That is perhaps a bit excessive in today’s environment (and for ageing waistlines), but the concept […]