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    HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CREATING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR INSURANCE AGENTS

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CREATING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR INSURANCE AGENTS

Blasted Myths With competition from carriers and AI, embracing technology can help your agency thrive It seems that every couple of weeks we insurance agents hear about a new threat—whether it’s a multi-billion-dollar company like Walmart or Amazon spreading their tentacles into the industry or a well-funded startup touting artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots, and algorithms that streamline sales and claims handling. Not to mention the carriers themselves, investing in new

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    TOP LEADERS ADHERE TO CORE COMMITMENTS

TOP LEADERS ADHERE TO CORE COMMITMENTS

Winning Strategies Six core commitments to provide clarity and focus for your team There are literally scores of strategies and behaviors that agencies can implement in their quest to achieve great results. However, I’ve found that the greatest results come from focusing on a few selected strategies. The opposite is also true: The more things you chase, the fewer things you catch! With the digital disruption and ongoing commoditization in

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    START WITH WHY—YOUR PURPOSE FOR EXISTENCE

START WITH WHY—YOUR PURPOSE FOR EXISTENCE

Beyond Insurance Discover your why to gain enhanced clarity, purpose, and passion A few months ago, I was introduced to  Simon Sinek and his book Start with Why. Sinek, author, motivational speaker, and marketing consultant, has made the foundation of his work the examination of “WHY”—the exploration of who we are and what inspires us to act. By first asking WHY, there is compelling evidence of how much more we

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    THE HIDDEN VALUE OF WRITTEN TESTIMONIALS

THE HIDDEN VALUE OF WRITTEN TESTIMONIALS

Blasted Myths Convert your curious prospects into serious leads by establishing positive social proof In order for an insurance agent to win new business, two things need to happen. First, a fitting prospect must discover the agency or be introduced to it. After that, the prospect needs to trust the agent enough to do business with him or her. This considered, it’s easy to see why insurance agents have traditionally

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    BE AN EXPERT

BE AN EXPERT

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS The benefits of finding a specialty and how to get ahead of your competition Over the past several decades, I’ve seen the move from generalist to specialist in the insurance industry enrich many agents. What separates some highly successful agents from their competition is their ability to become the experts in their specialty. Why? Clients look for value in their purchases. Clients will pay for expertise. In insurance,

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