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using social media for business
What I’ve learned while using social media for business
by Tony Vidler        I’ve been using social media for business to market myself and my services for quite a while now, and it has totally helped. No doubt about it. Social media has been good for marketing my business and building a profile way beyond what I anticipated.  The thing that many professionals simply […]
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If you’re converting only 1 in 10 prospects you have a problem
by Tony Vidler        There was a time when converting 10% of your prospects was the path to career success as a financial adviser.  Hard to believe perhaps, but true.  Everyone starting in a sales role was told to just “see the people, see the people, see the people!”? The expectation was that our fame and fortune […]
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financial advice value
An easy way to work out how to express your advice value
by Tony Vidler        If you are struggling to express the value of your advice for your target market there is a way to figure it out that doesn’t require you agonising over how to come up with a clever marketing message. “Your value” could be expressed as what benefits you can deliver for them. […]
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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 […]
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principle of scarcity
How to tap into the Principle Of Scarcity – and create some urgency for clients
by Tony Vidler        The Principle Of Scarcity One of the more powerful principles of influence is the Principle Of Scarcity: people tend to want what they perceive as being limited, or difficult to get.   That is a difficult principle for professionals to tap into most of the time as the products and services […]
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The 10 Things To Get Right For COI’s To Start (and Keep) Referring
by Tony Vidler        A great Centre-of-Influence keeps referring…they are not really a COI unless they keep referring.  That relatively reliable constant stream of introduction to target market prospects can build an advisory business better than any other form of marketing – especially if you have a few of them.  So identifying a potentially great […]
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What Financial Advisers Are Not Good At
by Tony Vidler        There is something that financial advisers are proving to be not good at doing: That is “Being There”. In this country Statistics NZ compile data from the census every few years and there is a standout statistic that should have financial advisers getting much busier: 7 out of 10 adult consumers […]
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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 […]
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Being A Thought Leader Does Not Mean Being “First”
by Tony Vidler        Creating a position as a thought leader is superb marketing for professionals, and all too often they confuse “being a thought leader” with simply “being first”.   The rush to be “first” to express an opinion or provide insight often produces disappointing results for the audience and the would-be-thought-leader.  The urgency […]
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To Be a Recognised Expert You Must Be Willing To Be A Target
by Tony Vidler        If you become a recognised expert then business will find its way to you. Prospecting per se ceases to be a problem.   Getting to be that recognised expert can be a costless and effective way of marketing yourself as industry, local or national media is constantly looking for opinion-shapers and insight.  […]
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