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Use Video To Improve Your Client Experience & Service
by Tony Vidler The majority of professional service firms do not appear to have really taken advantage of the consumer appetite for video as yet, and it seems they have not done so because it is in the “too hard” basket. Or perhaps because there is a perception that to use video as […]
The Madness of Creating Videos Without a Master Plan
by Tony Vidler A little while ago I participated in a survey on marketing by financial advisers internationally. The results were intriguing in that clearly there is widespread recognition by advisers of the importance and effectiveness of creating videos as a communication and marketing medium, however there is a disconnect too as the majority […]
A financial advisers best weapon: The Meeting Agenda
by Tony Vidler One of the most powerful weapons in an advisers armory is the Client Meeting Agenda. Yet, so few use them regularly…. The client meeting agenda sets up the entire professional relationship – not just the next hour or so that you happen to be with a client. In addition; […]
7 Warning Signs That The Prospect Is Not Right For You
by Tony Vidler No matter how hard you try to get it right, some prospects are just not right for you. You are wasting your time and would be best to just cut your losses and move on quickly. The problem we have is that often we don’t figure that out until we […]
Big Ticks: The Best Stories For Professional Advisers 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 […]
“My Phone is My Life” – Smartphones mean smarter marketing is needed
by Tony Vidler Today’s professionals know it because we are them: Our smartphone is our life. Is our marketing smart enough in the smartphone world though? In little old New Zealand alone there are now more phones than humans, and 70% of the humans are using smartphones. In fact they are using […]
How to close out the phone call to get your desired action
by Tony Vidler Bringing the phone call to a close successfully, and achieving your initial objective, is the ultimate point of a structured telephone track. It is the end goal. There is just a little bit of thought and structure to it – but not too much – and it is probably […]
by Tony Vidler Generating the listener’s interest in your message is the single most critical element in an effective telephone track, and like each part of a well organised track there structure and technique in how to achieve it. As I have stressed throughout this mini-series, there is structure and methodology in building […]
Getting attention & positive engagement on the phone
By Tony Vidler CFP CLU ChFC There is some methodology to getting a listeners attention and positive engagement on the telephone…it isn’t just good luck! Of course, there is structure and methodology in building effective and entire telephone track. It should be a core skill for any adviser, and yet, so few seem to […]
Getting the right style and structure in a telephone track
By Tony Vidler CFP CLU ChFC Being able to build an effective telephone track is a core skill for any adviser, and yet, so few seem to understand how to build one. It is perhaps one of those “lost sales skills” from the last decade or so, where new entrants into the advice industry have […]
Many financial services firms & advisers have mistaken asset allocation calculator questionnaires for risk tolerance tests.
Here are 10 common myths about risk tolerance.