By Keri Herlong, CPCU, CIC, CRM, CISR, ACSR, AIM, CIIP, CLP-A, DAE, CRIS The Education Task Force recently completed the brand-new Confidence While Communicating® Essentials course. We took the full ten-class CWC and condensed it to focus on presentation skills and developing a comfort level with speaking, rather than training to excel in a speech
By Marcella R. Beasley, MA, CIC, ACSR, AIS, AINS, CRIS Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day in June of 2008. A slight wind is blowing…The sun is shining….and the stock market is about to crash. KABOOM! But hey, at least I had a plan, right? Right. Unlike many of my peers, I had plans to
By Brenda McDermott, CPCU, SCLA, CIIP, SCLA, ARM, AIDA Tune in to any leadership or business webinar and you will likely hear some of the current corporate buzz words or acronyms. In this challenging time for getting and retaining top talent corporations are making sure those key buzz words are on the job description, their
By Kathleen E. Schor, CPIW, FLMI While there are some that are born into the insurance industry because of other family members, I think most of you found yourselves taking a position in insurance basically because you needed a J O B. For me it happened when one of my neighbors got a job
By Leslie Door Director of Research, Product Development, Risk & Regulatory Compliance Zephyr Insurance Company Every year weather disasters cause billions of dollars in damages. As climate change continues to affect weather patterns and cause more natural disasters and severe weather events, it is important for insureds to understand the different perils associated with these
by Pam Haakenson, CIIP, CLP, DAE Remember when paper, fax, USPS, and in person meetings were the way of doing business 30 years ago? Quoted something by hand? Not anymore! Doing business in the insurance world has evolved to digital: internet, email, texting, digital signatures, and Zoom meetings. Remember delivering a paper insurance policy, mailing
by Sue C. Quimby, CPCU, AU, CIC, CPIW, DAE Having a roof over your head is one of life’s basic necessities. While essential, a roof can also be the cause of claims and problems. The roof is often the first defense against the elements, and a key to the structural integrity of the entire building.
Are you taking the risks posed by the sharing economy into consideration when you talk to your clients or companies? Are you looking for that thing that can make you stand out to the people above you in your workplace? The sharing economy is here to stay and is much more pervasive that just Uber