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Why your FREE service is a barrier to getting the right business
by Tony Vidler        Most professionals at some point offer complimentary initial meetings or consultations with clients as a “free service”.   It simply isn’t true, and that in itself prevents the right sort of clients coming your way. The fundamental reason why this just doesn’t cut it with consumers is because they don’t believe […]
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Easy business in the low-hanging fruit
by Tony Vidler        Everyone wants easy business yet we so often make it harder than it has to be.  Get the low-hanging fruit first. Twice as easy to get, and just as sweet. Nothing is wrong with it – and it’s smart business.     It’s not always simple to recognise where the easy business […]
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No Value Proposition? You’re a commodity then.
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...
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How to find your Niche
by Tony Vidler        Knowing and working exclusively in your niche is nirvana for most professionals.     Your niche is that absolute sweet spot where what you are fabulous at overlaps with what you love doing, and it is something that other people value and will pay you for.   It is not a simple […]
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How To Get Clients Choosing You
by Tony Vidler        You need to get clients choosing you over the other adviser or you’re dead in the water, right?  Often you don’t even know that they were comparing advisers until it is too late and the choice has been made.  That happens to all of us in our careers.  Once that choice […]
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Identifying your uniqueness as an Adviser
by Tony Vidler        Your fingerprint is a unique identifier.  Nobody else has the same one as you.  Your uniqueness extends beyond having a separately identifiable set of finger prints though.   Yet so many professionals struggle to identify their uniqueness and present that to the market.   To create truly effective personal marketing in […]
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Some customers you don’t want
by Tony Vidler        Some customers you just don’t want, because not all customers are good customers for us.  Even some of those who look like they commercially viable customers we just don’t want.    There are some who can use our help..want our help…but that doesn’t mean they are good clients for us.  Most […]
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The uncertain road ahead for advice businesses
by Tony Vidler        One certain thing for advice businesses is that there is a huge amount of uncertainty.  Practice owners have had a lot of “alone time” in the last couple of years quietly contemplating the road ahead and trying to figure out what do they have to do to prepare, or adapt.   […]
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Valuing the TIME you save for clients
by Tony Vidler        Valuing time is something we all do…or know we should do.  And one of the most valuable things that financial advisers do for clients is to save the clients own time.   How powerful would it be to quantify that in dollar terms for a client?   Everyone knows the maxim […]
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Why should they choose you?
by Tony Vidler          If you want ideal prospects to choose you over any number of other highly qualified professional advisers then you must have the ability to succinctly articulate what makes working with you special.  Why should they choose you?     This is often referred to as having a “Unique Selling Proposition”, or […]
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