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Where to begin with creating a Value Proposition?
by Tony Vidler Creating a compelling Value Proposition is difficult, but if it is achieved it becomes central to a professional’s marketing. The Value Proposition is in effect your promise to your target market: “This is what I will do for you” is what it says in simple terms. The problem that […]
A Great Adviser is, or should be, a Thought Leader
by Tony Vidler “Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success.” The second sentence in the above quote seems particularly pertinent […]
To Be a Recognised Expert You Must Be Willing To Be A Target
by Tony Vidler If you become a recognised expert then business will find its way to you. Prospecting per se ceases to be a problem. Getting to be that recognised expert can be a costless and effective way of marketing yourself as industry, local or national media is constantly looking for opinion-shapers and insight. […]
How to use your most valuable online real estate well!
by Tony Vidler The most valuable piece of online “real estate” any professional has today is their LinkedIn Summary section. It is searchable content, and there is LOADS of room to tell your story or compelling points of difference, or highlight your expertise….yet so many professionals barely use 50% of the space allowance, and even […]
by Tony Vidler There is a sale that advisers have to make, before they make a sale. The first sale that has to be made is YOU. Advisers often tell me they are struggling to get potential clients to engage. The increasing compliance and documentation of advice, and the need to establish professional credentials […]
by Tony Vidler Robo-advice is great for all of us in the advice arena, because WE learn more about consumers appetites for advice and product and WE learn more about their behaviour. That helps us deliver better services of higher value. It is one of the major benefits of the intense interest and investment […]
by Tony Vidler Do you really know what your clients want? A classic mistake that professionals tend to repeat is assuming that their clients all want the same thing, which coincidentally is the very thing that the professional specialises in. There are usually 2 things wrong with this assumption: clients are not all […]
The Value Of The Financial Planner: Fixing finances, the future, and feelings
by Tony Vidler Many question the value of the financial planner, and there has been plenty of research in recent years to attempt to quantify that value. Quantifying value of advice is a recipe for debate, as the actual difference in net worth or security which can be attributed to the work of the […]
The Top 10 Tips for Advisers to get some LinkedIn value
by Tony Vidler Advisers use of LinkedIn generally leaves a lot to be desired and too many treat it as a static display of their CV. It is a networking platform upon which too few actually do any networking. To get good value from it follow the basics of networking that you already know…engage in […]
Generalist V Specialist: Is it harder to be a sprinter or a decathlete?
by Tony Vidler Generalist or specialist? This is an ongoing dilemma for many financial advisers and there is a widely held belief that becoming the specialist is harder to do. But is it really? Let’s look outside the world of professional services and into the highly competitive, no-room-for-mistakes, world of the Olympic athlete […]