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Sharing your content: how much leg should you show?
by Tony Vidler When it comes to content sharing, how much is too much? Or not enough? To use the old and incredibly politically incorrect line: “how much leg should a lady show?” General disclaimer to begin with: I m not inviting allegations of sexism and general trashing of whatever reputation I have […]
How to get customers enthused when our products are boring
by Tony Vidler How can we create or transfer enthusiasm to a customer when: Our products are as boring as the boring-est thing ever. The Value that customers receive from financial services products could be years and years and years away….if “physical value” actually ever turns up at all Our products are as boring as the […]
You are probably closer to being “An Authority” than you realise.
by Tony Vidler IF you have bought into the key concept of providing good quality content, or information, to prospects in order to engage them until they are ready to use your services, the inevitable question becomes: “what do I provide in the way of content?” It seems a fair question too. Very […]
Are you making the most of your email marketing opportunities?
by Tony Vidler Possibly THE most important marketing tool any adviser has is email. It is the critical link between marketing and sales….the thing that connects the leads, or opportunities created by your marketing efforts, into engaged prospects and ultimately clients as it is the primary means of moving to personalised advice or engagement. […]
by Tony Vidler How’s this for an uplifting thought when thinking about the revenue target for your new production year: your first priority in terms of revenue production is to get back to where you are now. That’s right…the first target is to get to “zero growth”. No matter how good you are, and […]
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 […]
Consumers won’t use Financial Planners until they know what we do…
by Tony Vidler “Only 2% of consumers would go to a financial planner to take out life or other personal insurance” “Only 9% of consumers would go to a financial planner for retirement planning” “12% of consumers would seek investment advice from a financial planner” Wow. What on earth do consumers think […]
Publishing Content: it’s where authority meets effective marketing
by Tony Vidler Every professional should aspire to being an Authority to their chosen audience in my view. The ideal is you have top-of-mind-awareness with your target market of course, but more than just being the first person they think of when a particular issue arises, you want to be positioned as their only viable […]
The problem with Professional Development programs
by Tony Vidler Most training programmes for financial advisers end up being vaguely disappointing for the participants. Often the feeling is that the training is a bit too academic or theoretical and hard to implement in one’s practice…but the real reason why training fails is because it doesn’t address all the necessary components. In order […]
by Tony Vidler I am losing track of how often I get asked “which CRM do you recommend?” It is a huge decision for a professional service business, and an area where every solution offered seems to fall a little short in one aspect or another. The problem is that for a financial […]