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Deal or No Deal? Advice is that simple at the beginning. Really.
by Tony Vidler One of the greatest challenges for professionals working with complex ideas and products is to keep initial advice as simple as possible, without being patronising to the client or skipping the detail that compliance demands. After all, it takes great skill and careful thought to be able to simplify complex information […]
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 Sad but true apparently: The average Goldfish has a greater attention span than the average human reader. That presents a bit of a challenge when it comes to us getting prospects’ attention and then holding it long enough to make our point and get them interested in engaging with us. If […]
by Tony Vidler Where do you start when it is time to get a makeover for your business? Change the business name? How do you even know when to think about it seriously? The “when” is driven by whether your business is growing at the rate you expect, and attracting new clients. If it […]
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 […]
Are You AND Your People Clear About What YOU Want?
by Tony Vidler Pretty much everyone running a business hates having to come up with job descriptions for their staff. Your people hate them too usually. A statement which may have been correct at a moment in time to describe a role, and the role is subject to constant change…they are pretty much a […]
by Tony Vidler All advisers want clients to say “yes” more often…in particular “yes” to everything that the Adviser could be doing for them instead of just getting a “yes” to one service. To achieve that an Adviser needs to continually raise clients awareness of everything that you can do to help them – […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler If you doubt that culture can create lasting success, then consider this: Imagine a sports team (or club if you prefer) that competed continuously for well over 100 years and during that time had a winning record against all comers of over 83%? The best that every nation on earth can […]