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To Friend or Not-Friend With Clients on Social Media? Well, are you a Burkini or a Naturist?
by Tony Vidler        Connecting with clients on social media can lead to genuine friendships and closer relationships, which equals greater lifetime value of the client, right?  But then….it can kill professional client relationships too.   So what is the right thing to do when it comes to befriending clients on social channels?  Friend, or […]
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The Big Ticks: Best Stories For Professionals This Week
by Tony Vidler         Information, ideas, tips…the articles for professional advisers which I spotted this week that generate fresh thinking or a deeper understanding of issues are provided here as a quick readers digest for professionals who are looking ahead. These are the highlights from the week that you should stop and read, as they are […]
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5 EASY Ways To Use Social Media To Get Noticed By Your Prospect
by Tony Vidler        Advisers keep saying that they struggle to get noticed by their ideal prospects. Advisers also keep saying that they can’t see the point of social media.   Uhhhmmm….maybe the thing they can’t see the point of is the very thing that will fix the other thing?     Let’s say you […]
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In Process there is Profit! (But you DO have to herd some cats to get there)
by Tony Vidler        The great news for anybody actually reading this post is that the headline already turned a bunch of your competitors off.   That word “process” is just deadly for so many advisers today that too many won’t have bothered reading beyond the word.   It has become associated simply with compliance, […]
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Do You Practice Enough To Be A Champion Adviser?
By Tony Vidler This is one of my favourite business quotes. My reason for pointing this out is because people keep forgetting it.  If we turned temporarily from business to the world of sport – where success is often measured primarily by win/loss ratio’s -then I’d say that this is a favourite: My point in […]
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Demonstrate Your Value And Prospects Will Choose You
by Tony Vidler        Smart professional service firms today make sure they are demonstrating their value to prospects.   Having a prospect who is interested enough to hear what you have to offer has always been a necessary step on the path to getting a client, and it obviously remains so today. However, who the prospect […]
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If you want prospects to "buy you", then dumb it down!
by Tony Vidler One of the best tips I can give anyone in professional services is “dumb it down- but don’t treat people like dummies“. There is a big difference between “dumbing it down” and treating people like dummies too.  The first is about simplifying the message in order to be effective, whereas the second […]
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Being There. Maybe that is what Advisers are not doing well.
by Tony Vidler I’ve just been reading through a very interesting piece of research that came out of the last census here in NZ, compiled by Statistics NZ, and it immediately highlighted some problems in our process as advisers that suggest we may be missing the mark with many consumers.   The key statistic that […]
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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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Dumb business is converting only 1 in 10 prospects…
by Tony Vidler Remember when everyone starting in a sales role was told to just “see the people, see the people, see the people!”? Remember when the expectation was that our fame and fortune would be assured if we worked the 10-3-1 formula?  Call 10 people, and get appointments with 3 of them on average, […]
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