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Differentiate By Building A Strong Promise
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 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 and […]
When clients say “too expensive” there is a value gap
by Tony Vidler If there is one objection which continually gets professionals in a tangle it is the client who says “it’s too expensive”. When a client says “too expensive” YOU you haven’t done your job…there is a gap between the value being delivered and value being perceived by the client. A value gap […]
by Tony Vidler I 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. End result: I must take charge of my own brand, because this experience provided a shining example of why some prospects see us the […]
Some Advisory Firm’s Are “Going Out Of Business” Without Even Realising It
by Tony Vidler I have a strong sense that a lot of advisory firms are “going out of business” at the moment and don’t even realise it. For a very long time markets were going well, and commission and fee rates were at the high end of the scale, and there were plenty […]
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 […]
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 Powerful marketing uses powerful words, and there is no word more powerful in marketing professional advice than this one. It is: “Guarantee“ How can we tap into the power of providing a guarantee in professional services, especially in these increasingly litigious and compliance-focussed times? We can use it by […]
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 […]
Describe Your Advice Services In Practical Terms To Get More Buy-In
by Tony Vidler Advice should, almost by definition, be “practical”. Your advice services should be practical in that can be applied in the real world to achieve real differences, and any advice in any of your areas of expertise should be a clear course of action that a client can use to achieve a […]