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How can you value financial advice?
by Tony Vidler Putting a value upon financial advice is a tough issue for advisers and consumers alike. There is a pretty basic concept as far as “Value” goes for any consumer purchase though which is not a bad starting point, and it can be put into a formula: “Value = Benefits – Cost“ It […]
Pitching Your Marketing To The Target Client’s Buying Journey
by Tony Vidler Every practice needs to be pitching their marketing efforts at the ideal point in the target market’s buying process, because no practice has enough money and time to cover every possibility. Today’s consumers go through a process of engaging with professionals which is a little different to the consumers of 20 years […]
by Tony Vidler A well crafted and well articulated Value Proposition is the key component in any good marketing strategy. Even though it is the most important part of the entire marketing message, it is not the first thing however… To craft a great marketing message for your business there are three essentials […]
by Tony Vidler I once listened to a good friend, who is also a client and a good centre of influence and an advocate, explain what I do to someone else. It provided a shining example of why some prospects see us the way they do. When my client & friend tried to […]
No Value Proposition? Then how will prospects decide who to choose?
how to avoid being a commodity as a professional adviser and being chosen on price or convenience comes down to having a strong value proposition. Building a great brand involves more than just a value proposition, but this alone can eliminate those who choose just on price...
by Tony Vidler There are notable differences between high growth professional firms and others when it comes to differentiating themselves. How they choose to express their value and stand out is quite different to the mainstream. Undoubtedly the average or low growth firms inability to express what their difference is in relation to […]
by Tony Vidler Your fingerprint is a unique identifier. Nobody else has the same one as you. There…we have firmly established that every reader is unique. So why do so many professionals struggle to identify their uniqueness and present that to the market? To create truly effective personal marketing in professional […]
by Tony Vidler Fact: some customers you just don’t want. Most of us would agree that we should contribute to the greater good of society, and engage in pro bono work to help some of those who can’t afford us, but we are are running commercial enterprises. Not all customers are good customers […]
by Tony Vidler A constant question for many advisers, particularly when they’ve been sitting about over a break quietly contemplating the road ahead, is what do they have to do to prepare, or adapt? Obviously there is enormous uncertainty about what lies ahead for advice businesses; some of it predictable and some of […]
The Professional’s Branding Challenge: how to look different while blending in (& why it matters)
by Tony Vidler When it comes to creating a personal brand as a professional, the irony is we have to look different – while blending in and looking the same. One cannot afford to look any less professional than your peers or competitors. So to a large degree degree there is a market […]
You can be the best stock picker in the world, you can be the best economist in the world, But if you lose your cool . . . in March of 2020, or in 2008, or in 1999, none of that matters.
Morgan Housel on Greed & Fear, Frugality & Paranoia