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Sales Technique Is The Key To Opening Minds
by Tony Vidler Sales Technique…the very phrase sends shudders down the spines of professionals today it seems. Despite the focus on our increased technical knowledge and the emphasis upon good process, financial advisers actually have to “sell”. A large problem for many newer advisers is that nobody is teaching them effective sales technique anymore, […]
The most relevant content for clients and prospects? THEIR questions…
by Tony Vidler The constant puzzle for many looking to be more effective in engaging their clients is finding relevant content, or information to share. One of the constantly overlooked areas of HIGHLY relevant content is the actual questions that clients ask… There are several ways of sourcing client questions of course, from the […]
by Tony Vidler There sure a variety of opinions on how a “WHY” video should be constructed, and what you should cover in it. For me, most of the stuff you read and hear about how they should be just doesn’t make sense. That’s probably because I keep thinking about it from the perspective of […]
by Tony Vidler Clients often want advisers to deal with just one element of financial planning…their current “burning issue” that triggered the need for advice to begin with. Getting them to engage in full advice can be tough and they need to understand what you CAN do for them, and where your knowledge and skills […]
One incredibly powerful (and under-utilised) Adviser marketing tool
by Tony Vidler Without doubt one of the most effective marketing tools a professional can use today as clients demand more and more content which engages them and highlights your expertise is the Case Study. It is one of the more powerful marketing tools for professionals services, and appears to be largely ignored by professionals. […]
How do you know your financial advice is suitable?
by Tony Vidler Knowing that your financial advice is suitable for a client is something that every professional adviser is willing to attest to, but proving it when challenged can be incredibly dificult. Advisers are increasingly being challenged and therefore seeking assurance that their practices are robust and will withstand such scrutiny. Whether that scrutiny […]
Use Video To Improve Your Client Experience & Service
by Tony Vidler The majority of professional service firms do not appear to have really taken advantage of the consumer appetite for video as yet, and it seems they have not done so because it is in the “too hard” basket. Or perhaps because there is a perception that to use video as […]
Compliance: Here are the only 3 things that matter
by Tony Vidler Whenever the topic of the “advice process”, or compliance, comes up most advisers imagine themselves as the plane in this picture: Compiance is largely considered a burden – albeit a necessary one. As is usually the way of these things a substantial body of documentation has blossomed over the years which […]
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 […]
by Tony Vidler Pretty much every time I get into a discussion with professionals about building up their business they begin by thinking that the answer is “get more prospects“. There is no doubt that getting more prospective customers helps build a business of course, but what builds a business faster and less stressfully […]