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What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster? Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

April 12, 2017

Michael Jans - Founder of Agency Revolution

Understand the State of the Industry with Independent Insurance Thought Leader

Rick Fox steps into the studio to turn the tables - and the microphone - on Michael Jans. For over 20 years Michael has been supporting the independent insurance channel and helping find their voice so agents & brokers can connect with their customers and their marketplace. Join Rick and Michael in a serious analysis of the state of the insurance industry and learn about what is driving change with consumers, how the agent & broker channel is performing and how the insurance marketplace is evolving.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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April 5, 2017

Neal Stanley - Vice President of United Valley Insurance Services

Industry veteran reveals how agencies & brokerages can  understand their customers better

Neal Stanley has more than 30 years of experience managing and directing insurance agencies, serving on the board of directors for numerous insurance industry organizations, and is even an active member of the State Bar of California. Neal Stanley has a deep understanding of the independent insurance industry that few people possess. Together Neal and Michael discuss the impact of technology on insurance agencies & brokerages, the dramatic changes that are right around the corner, and what agents & brokers need to do in order to really understand their customers.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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March 29, 2017

Bill Morris - Senior Partner at Navicom

Bill Morris is a Senior Partner at Navicom, where he operates the insurance and hospitality branches of their business. Bill has been extensively involved in market research and customer measurement initiatives in the Canadian Insurance Industry for over 20 years. Together Michael Jans and Bill Morris have a great conversation about the state of the modern insurance consumer and how brokerages are surviving in today's marketplace. 

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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March 22, 2017

Ron Berg - Executive Director at ACT

Our guest, Ron Berg, Executive Director at the Agents Council for Technology has a lot to say about what the independent insurance channel has been and should be doing to use technology to improve the customer experience and "keep up" with the marketplace as a whole. Listen to this great discussion about insurance, technology and the modern consumer and learn what your agency or brokerage should be doing to get ahead of the competition.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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March 15, 2017

Ellen Carney - Principal Analyst Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy at Forrester

Ellen Carney is an analyst with a focus on eBussiness strategies, technologies, adoption trends and best practices of P&C, life, group and health insurers globally. Together Ellen and Michael go into detail about how technology is still transforming the marketplace in significant ways, from useful tools to disruptive new trends. Listen to this interview and learn how to capitalize on the changes in the landscape before its too late!

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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March 8, 2017

Brian Appleton - Founder of the Insurance Agent Summit

Best-selling author and founder of the Insurance Agent Summit, Brian Appleton wants to make it easier for insurance agents & brokers to learn how to grow their business. Now the Insurance Agent Summit has become the largest online conference for Insurance Agents & Brokers. Together, Michael and Brian discuss what they've observed from other successful insurance professionals, as well as the trends and challenges facing the independent insurance channel today.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

 

 

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March 1, 2017

Shefi Ben-Hutta - Founder of Coverager.com

Shefi Ben-Hutta is the founder of Coverager, the first insurtech media company targeting the modern insurance professional. Together Shefi and Michael discuss finding the best content and articles for insurance agents & brokers to read, how technology is transforming the industry and leveraging social media to grow your agency or brokerage.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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February 22, 2017

Kitty Ambers - CEO of NetVU

Few people in the world understand the insurance industry as thoroughly as Kitty Ambers. Kitty started work at her family insurance agency as a teenager, and became officially licensed in 1984. Since then she has worked as an independent consultant and educator, served as executive director of the AIMS society, and was director of member services for the PIA of Virginia and the District of Columbia before she began working at NetVU, where she has been serving as CEO since 2015.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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February 15, 2017

Spencer Houldin - President of Ericson Insurance Services

Spencer Houldin doesn't just run one of the most successful independent insurance agencies in North America, he's a true insurance thought leader. In 2004 Spencer became the youngest President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Connecticut and is currently Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. Spencer has testified about a variety of insurance issues on Capitol Hill to each chamber of Congress, numerous times. In addition to appearing on a variety of shows on Fox Business, CNBC and CNN, he's also been a recurring guest on Fox television's 'Fox and Friends' to discuss insurance and small business matters.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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February 8, 2017

Brad Ruben - Founder and President of Archway Computer

Brad Ruben is an insurance technology expert that runs Archway Computer, a consulting firm that specializes in insurance agencies of any size facing computer software, hardware and network problems. Michael and Brad's conversation spend a lot of time exploring technology insurance agents & brokers should be taking advantage of, as well as the kind of security measures they should implement to protect their data.

What are other agents & brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent & broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster?  Find out here in the Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industries leading figures.

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