Sam's office, PrimeService Insurance, is going through a big technology change. Sam hopes it will open the doors for digitization into the future. Andrew's latest YouTube video has gone viral and he muses on the process for creating and curating material to post online. Thanks for tuning in as always! Catch us on YouTube for the full Joker Broker video experience.
Andrew's on a streak with 3 straight roast battle wins, but he's still not satisfied. He shares what he thinks he could've done better and some of the dynamics of a typical roast battle. Sam shares his learning from COO & President of Pembridge Insurance, Bob Tisdale, reflecting on what frustrated him about the industry & ultimately what gives him inspiration. Thanks for tuning in!
Andrew is back home to Van-city after a lengthy tour, with lots to reflect on about his own potential for greatness. Sam made a massive mistake and wreaked havoc for clients and teammates. We had a great time this week and found ourselves in some abstract thoughts - enjoy! Thanks for tuning in.
Andrew's on the last legs of the Jokes N Tokes Eastern Canada tour and shares his experience with Maritime crowds. Sam's feeling the pressure of the insurance hard market and dreams of running far, far, away! Thanks for tuning in and follow us on Instagram @jokerbrokerpodcast!
Andrew continues his Eastern Canada Jokes N Tokes comedy tour, recording live from New Brunswick. Sam shares his take away's from the recent BrokerTeam University event he attended & spoke at. Leave us a review on iTunes if you enjoy our weekly conversations!
The proverb “absence makes the heart grow fonder” describes the feeling of greater affection between friends and lovers who are kept apart. It is a phrase that can be traced back for millennia—and it was certainly true for Andrew and I, after our longest podcasting break since January 2018! We had a great time catching up and reflecting on the wrap up of Fringe Fest, Andrew's upcoming Jokes N Tokes tour and Sam's recent trip to Bali.
Andrew shares his updates from Edinburgh, some unique comedy show formats & his take on putting together funny (and non-offensive) impressions as part of his comedy. Sam shares some examples where the 'What if?' scenario became the 'What now?' scenario for his clients, and his role in advising them accordingly! Thanks for tuning in.
Andrew is at the "The world’s greatest platform for creative freedom" - the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and shares his experience on stage in his first week at the large event. Sam shares an exciting aspect of helping clients' through their life stages, and some tips about following up as a sales person. Thanks for tuning in!
Andrew joins us in the midst of his tour, sharing his experience in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, and the subtle differences when performing for a more rural or suburban crowds. Sam shares a few cases where the cost of insuring a business is higher than the actual revenue the business makes, and the complications that poses! Thanks for tuning in as always.
This week, we talk about the exact opposite of what you'd expect if you only read the title, while still actually talking about those things. Not sure what we mean? Listen now & find out. This episode marks one full year of weekly Joker-Broker fun! Thanks for listening & joining us on this ride.
Good ol' fashioned stand up comedy, Instagram memes, Tweets, and TikTok videos. Sam & Andrew chat about the wide variety and style of comedy content found online, and how they think about their social media use for business too. They also ask a really big question that you should ask yourself too: If you could do anything, and you knew you wouldn't fail, what would you do?
Sam shares some of his tactics around what he calls the 'subtle art of texting & emailing', and Andrew prepares mentally, physically, and emotionally, for the roast battle of his life against a top-dog in the Vancouver comedy scene. Thanks for tuning in!
Andrew reminds us that we're in the 'highlight reel' phase of our journey, and then poses a really important question: do all those credits after your name actually matter? Sam shares a frustrating experience from the day, and how he reminds himself not to be spineless in those circumstances. If Sam sounds like he's ranting, it's cause he is! Thanks for tuning in.
Andrew is back in Vancouver and introduces, this week, his strategic and tactical changes to his timing on stage, finding the funny in new places! Sam shares his biggest learning's from the recent Young Broker Conference & shares some of his new found inspiration. Thanks for tuning in!
Sam's shares his tips to manage mistakes & misquotes when corresponding with insurance clients as a learning insurance broker. Andrew reflects on his experience as a feature act at Absolute Comedy over the last month, and what it means to 'middle'. Thanks for tuning in, be sure to subscribe!
Andrew's tour continues as he heads to Ottawa this week, and we explored the differences in various crowds' levels of sensitivity and seeing experiences as a game of numbers. Sam shares his latest project, Farsi Insurance Tips, and how he translates insurance products and the industry overall, for consumers!
Andrew & Sam are reunited in Toronto for this weeks show. Andrew introduces his detective-like approach to 'finding fun' on & off stage. Sam shares his secrets to being able to quickly recall his clients' unique characteristics. The audio on this one isn't perfect, and we apologize for that!
We all break through walls in our day to day lives. Andrew shares his experience as he explores new bits on stage, and how he breaks through his own barriers to find new 'funny'. Sam shares the lessons he's learnt about picking battles and knowing when to back down, with clients, underwriters, and others!