Whispering When people get angry they tend to yell. But yelling doesn’t always work. Why? Because with increased volume the words just become noise. When e-mails are typed in all caps for emphasis or urgency, the reader ignores it and determines for themselves if it’s urgent. Pop-up website windows interrupt and are not read. Instead, [...]
Pricing Strategies to Grow Your Business The world economy is being stormed by an evolution—the Pricing Evolution. Most professional services firms have been content with the pricing strategies and methodologies developed by those who went before them. Accountants and lawyers charging in six-minute increments. Business consultants and coaches by hourly or per deim rates. Recruiters [...]
Speaking at a conference in Melbourne this week the feedback from the audience wasn’t overwhelmingly they believe that they must significantly increase their lead generation and marketing efforts just to survive and remain at current levels of revenue. What this is telling us is that your competitors are chasing your clients, your prospects, your marketplace. [...]
Weekly Wisdom No.157: The $1,150-Per-Hour Lawyer Star lawyers still can fetch a premium, and some of them won’t budge on price. The number of partners billing $1,150-plus an hour has more than doubled since this time last year, according to Valeo Partners, a consulting firm that maintains a database of legal rates pulled from court [...]
Here’s how NOT to be professional with your e-mail: To whoever it may concern, The premium domain FinanceLedger.com is up for sale at $488 only. Since you own other similar domains we though you might be interested in acquiring this one as well. We are sending this email to several parties,and the first one to [...]
Sex Sells—Does Your Business? That trilogy of books, 50 Shades of Grey has sold 70 million copies in various forms of media (predominantly as an e-book). Everybody knows sex sells. Now, in book publishing circles, it’s a bit clearer exactly how much. This is a perfect example of how emotion trumps logic. The writing is [...]
Have you been told that you need a USP (unique selling proposition) for your business? Is it really possible for your business to be unique from all of your competitors? What is substantively different between you and all of your competition that can be independently observed, verified, believed, and not be emulated? Are you different [...]
I’m flabbergasted at the volume of poorly written business correspondence that is landing daily in my e-mail. Businesses are striving to attract more clients and more business; hence they are increasing their direct marketing, and, unfortunately, most is doing more harm than good. Ric’s Tips for Better Business Writing and Correspondence: Dress for success. You [...]
The February edition of the Executive Wisdom Times Newsletter (ISSN 2201-5973) for 2013 is available. Click on the image to open the full document in your browser. You’re welcome to share this with others and if you’d like to subscribe there is a subscription box over to the right here on the blog. In this edition: [...]
Last week I shared three days with four clients on improving their accounting practice to achieve dominant growth over the next two years. At their behest we met at a coffee house/restaurant in the northern suburbs of Brisbane. My protestations about the lack of privacy and confidentiality went unheeded by the four who assured me they’d [...]
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Ric Willmot is "The Strategist" assisting organisations to improve performance, profits and productivity. Most businesses are en route to destinations they don't seek because of a strategy they haven't set is taking them there. Ric Willmot is seen as the thought leader for strategic business improvement. His intent is not just to improve your business, but to build firms which create wisdom and wealth.
Ric travels Australia, Asia, USA and United Arab Emirates as the go-to person for CEOs & senior executives of mining, oil, gas and resources companies -- and consults to principals, partners, and professionals practicing in law, accounting, financial services, consulting, recruitment, business coaching and the like.