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Agents Influence is a platform where everyone in the independent insurance industry, whether it be agent, agency owner, agency employee, insurance company employee, industry professional or the like can have a say and a voice in the biggest issues affecting the industry today. Every month we will go through a four week process where a new topic is introduced and presented to the community. A conversation will take place between Jason and the community to work through how it is effecting the industry and what can possibly be done to solve the issue. Our Process: First a new topic is introduced by video. We will cover some of the most controversial topics in the industry such as commissions and pay structure. After viewing we ask that you provide your thoughts and honest feedback on the topics Second the conversation will revolved around a series of podcasts that talk about the best comments that were received that month, which is judged by how others rate the comments with thumbs up and thumbs down. Again, more comments are needed after podcasts are released. Third we do a google broadcast with the people who had the best comments of the month. This is where the real magic and change can happen. Openly discussing the biggest issues with people from all over the industry is how we can move it forward. Fourth we release an article with one of the most highly respected industry magazines on the topic we covered. This will continue to get your voice out into the industry and create opportunities to make the industry better.

Agents Influence is a platform where everyone in the independent insurance industry, whether it be agent, agency owner, agency employee, insurance company employee, industry professional or the like can have a say and a voice in the biggest issues affecting the industry today. Every month we will go through a four week process where a new topic is introduced and presented to the community. A conversation will take place between Jason and the community to work through how it is effecting the industry and what can possibly be done to solve the issue. Our Process: First a new topic is introduced by video. We will cover some of the most controversial topics in the industry such as commissions and pay structure. After viewing we ask that you provide your thoughts and honest feedback on the topics Second the conversation will revolved around a series of podcasts that talk about the best comments that were received that month, which is judged by how others rate the comments with thumbs up and thumbs down. Again, more comments are needed after podcasts are released. Third we do a google broadcast with the people who had the best comments of the month. This is where the real magic and change can happen. Openly discussing the biggest issues with people from all over the industry is how we can move it forward. Fourth we release an article with one of the most highly respected industry magazines on the topic we covered. This will continue to get your voice out into the industry and create opportunities to make the industry better.
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Agents Influence is a platform where everyone in the independent insurance industry, whether it be agent, agency owner, agency employee, insurance company employee, industry professional or the like can have a say and a voice in the biggest issues affecting the industry today. Every month we will go through a four week process where a new topic is introduced and presented to the community. A conversation will take place between Jason and the community to work through how it is effecting the industry and what can possibly be done to solve the issue. Our Process: First a new topic is introduced by video. We will cover some of the most controversial topics in the industry such as commissions and pay structure. After viewing we ask that you provide your thoughts and honest feedback on the topics Second the conversation will revolved around a series of podcasts that talk about the best comments that were received that month, which is judged by how others rate the comments with thumbs up and thumbs down. Again, more comments are needed after podcasts are released. Third we do a google broadcast with the people who had the best comments of the month. This is where the real magic and change can happen. Openly discussing the biggest issues with people from all over the industry is how we can move it forward. Fourth we release an article with one of the most highly respected industry magazines on the topic we covered. This will continue to get your voice out into the industry and create opportunities to make the industry better.

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English


Episodes

Training Your Brain for Success in 2016 with Robb Zbierski

12/17/2015
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What goals did you (or did not) accomplish this year? Before you wrap up 2015 and start tallying your goals for 2016, stop what you’re doing and listen to this Mastermind recording withRobb Zbierksi. We recently had Robb in our Grow Mastermind call and we wanted to share this impactful call with everyone. We featured […] The post Training Your Brain for Success in 2016 with Robb Zbierski appeared first on .

Duration: 00:52:24


Discussing the Death of the Insurance Designation

11/19/2015
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This is the last installment of the Times of the Young Agent. Jason summarizes what we’ve covered in the 5 podcasts. We had amazing response to the series where weheard from: Boyd McGee Lisa and Will Lemanski Jason Cass Solo Ryan Sautman and Travis Etheridge Mike Beard – (The Best Insurance Agent Mentor Ever) In […] The post Discussing the Death of the Insurance Designation appeared first on .

Duration: 00:37:02


The Best Insurance Agent Mentor Ever

11/2/2015
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Mentoring is a hot topic. We often receive emails and calls from agents wanting to know: If Jason hasa mentor If they should have a mentor How Jason got a mentor and how they can find a trusted mentor What qualities they should look for in a mentor How a veteran agent mentors a young […] The post The Best Insurance Agent Mentor Ever appeared first on .

Duration: 00:35:13


Breaking Stereotypes and Highlighting Opportunities in the Insurance Industry

10/27/2015
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This is podcast #4 in the “Times of the Young Agent” series. This is a bit different. We’ve invited Billy Van Jura back to host our podcast to interview Ryan Sautman and Travis Etheridge, partners with Jason Cass at the newly formed The Insurance Alliance. Like other young agents, they are tweaking the definition of the “independent insurance agent,” and they do so by distinguishing between salesman and advisor, captive and independent. They’ll tell you where they see opportunity as young...

Duration: 00:37:09


Old Wisdom with New Ideas – Finding Your Way as a Young Insurance Agent

10/21/2015
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In this series, we are discussing “these times of the young agent,” and in this podcast, Jason Cass gives a heartfelt solo on his own experiencenavigatinghis way from a budding agent to an agency owner.He goes deep into his own trials starting his own agency, and points out the challenges of balancing “old” wisdom with new ideas.

Duration: 00:32:36


How Young Insurance Agents Should Be Investing their Time and Marketing Dollars

10/6/2015
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We are looking at these “Times of the Young Agent” and for this episode, we are proud to have, for the first time ever, an interview with a dynamic duo: Lisa and Will Lemanski, owners of Meiers, Lombardini, and Lemanski Insurance in East Lansing Michigan. We are also proud to interview Lisa Lemanski who was just awardedNational Young Agent of the Year by the IIABA this past weekend in New Orleans. Their advice as young agents couldn’t have come at a better time. These are agents who are...

Duration: 00:43:17


Young Insurance Agent Issues

9/30/2015
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It's been a few weeks since we released a podcast, busy with insurance work. But don't fretbecause inthis episode we pick right back up with Boyd McGee, the National Young Agent Committee Chair for the Big I. We are stepping into our new series, "Times of the Young Agent," where we discuss issues that young agents face. He gives some awesome thoughts on what the agency managements system of today and tomorrow should look like. Are you going to listen to it? Blog post reference: Why Young...

Duration: 00:42:05


"Google My Business" - Kickstarting Google Local and Google Search

8/27/2015
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Listen to the last podcast inthe Summer of Marketing series with Eddie Emmett, The Godfather of Insurance Edutainment. He talks about some very valuable steps that agents should taketo kickstart their local search on Google, spread their brand on Facebook, and ignite areferral program using YouTube. Learn some insights onPer-per-click and per-thousand on Facebook Ads. Join Eddie and Jason as they close the series by smooth sailing through the marketing advicethat all agents shouldby now...

Duration: 00:50:41


What's the Biggest Issue Facing the Insurance Industry Among These 3 . . . ?

8/20/2015
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Is it: A.) Agents without a perpetuation plan? B.) The mass consolidation of large local brokers buying up smaller ones? C.) That companies demand high premium volumes but don’t hold up their end of the bargain by providing stable rates and help with marketing, etc…?

Duration: 00:56:43


Part 2: How Can Insurance Agents Grow Organically with Chuck Blondino

8/13/2015
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The Summer of Marketing wouldn't be The Summer of Marketing without our Part 2 of our Top Listen with Chuck Blondino. In Part 1, Chuck Blondino discussed his background and his outlook on independent agents and the industry. In Part 2, he discusses what he would do in 2014 to be successful in an era of rapidly changing consumer demands. Enjoy the remix version.

Duration: 00:26:51


How Can Insurance Agents Grow Organically? -The Remix with Chuck Blondino

8/13/2015
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The Summer of Marketing would not be The Summer of Marketing without a special remixed edition of our all-time Top Listen with Chuck Blondino, currently theDirector of Agency Capabilities and ProgramsatSafeco Insurance. Originally released in January, 2014, this podcast answers these questions: What do you see the future small and medium size agency looking like? In the ways of technology and doing business? Will there be just large agencies getting larger? When do you see the hard market...

Duration: 00:39:09


If You Sell to Everyone, You Sell to No One

8/5/2015
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Join us for the second podcast in the Summer of Marketing series withBrentKelly, CEO of BizzGrizz,formerly known as The Insurance Coach. Brent was an insurance agent for 15 years and continues to pour out his passion for the indendent insurance industry by providing coaching and mentoring services tailored to agents, as well as other small business owners. He answers these meaty questions that are more relevant than ever. What’s the biggest challenge agents are having in evolving to the...

Duration: 00:35:32


Ryan Hanley has rubber sole shoes and callused finger tips

7/28/2015
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If Ryan was going to start an insurance blog today his first three post would be validated content about: ·Your Company ·Your Client ·Your Community Sounds hard right? It was before you listened to this podcast. Ryan Hanley, Head of Marketing for Trustedchoice.com / Managing Editor of Agency Nation stops by Agents Influence to breakdown strategies to GROW your business in today’s world. Learn: thedifference between a referral vs. a lead how Ryanwould strategize a brand new agency some...

Duration: 00:47:57


The Summer of Marketing

7/13/2015
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While the summer of 1967 was tagged “The Summer of Love,” we are calling this summer, the summer of 2015: “The Summer of Marketing.” Collectively, we can mark the edge of this industry’s creativity in marketing, and openness in marketing communication as we create a counter culture of marketing systems and approaches to the traditional, often archaic execution of the insurance industry. In this podcast, we kick off with Jason Cass for The Summer of Marketing podcast series happening from...

Duration: 00:15:55


The Super High Horsepower Agency Management System

6/15/2015
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And last but not the least, we bring him in, by listener demand . . . Bob Juracka, the CEO of Nexsure. If you want to learn about a complete platform including a fully integrated accounting system with a high-level horsepower software, listen to this interview for the last segment for The Month of Maynagement Systems. They were first to come out with mobile technology, first to be on a truly modern platform, and their name is now gaining popularity among smaller companies. Their strategy...

Duration: 00:42:45


Jenesis Agency Management Solutions

6/3/2015
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Just when we thought it was over, we realized we’re just in the middle. The Month of Maynagement Systems brought in a lot of listens and the demand for additional CEOs of management systems, so here we are extending The Month of Maynagement Systems. There are 10-20 good systems out there with the same core functionalities across the board, but what adds deep value is knowing that the developers speak your language and we can’t understate the importance of our mantra: “by agents for agents!”...

Duration: 00:45:38


Applied Systems - Supporting The Best Industry God's Ever Created

5/27/2015
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You hear it a lot fromJason Cass, but he shouts it out loud, "the independent insurance industry is the best industry that God's ever created." Today we have the CEO of Applied Systems, Reid French, whose company supports our industry as one of the main developers of another management system. We've brought to you the CEO of QQ Systems, The VP of Aartrijk, and now the CEO of Applied Systems. We want you to have the information you need as an agency owner. We want you to enrich your knowledge...

Duration: 00:41:10


Why aren't you taking full advantage of your management system?

5/22/2015
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This is podcast #2 of The Month of Maynagement Systems and we have industry veteran Rick Morganwho is the Senior Vice President of Aartrijk. Join this unscripted conversation between Jason Cass and Rick Morgan as they discuss why agents need to use anagency management system, and why everyone in the agency must be fully invested and involvedin the process of their management system.

Duration: 00:56:37


What Makes QQ Solutions Special?

5/19/2015
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This is podcast #1 of our Maynagement Month series with Mark Malis, CEO of QQ Solutions. Learn about the evolution of QQ Solutions and learn why its history makes it so special. Learn the key difference it has over other agency management sytems.All management systems have the same core features so it's up to each user and how they like "the feel" of each management system. But if you need access to open API, then QQ Solutions is what makes the entire difference.

Duration: 00:38:05


Price is Important

5/12/2015
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Jason Cass is back in action to introduce the next podcast series with an unrelated rant, in true Cass fashion. You will love it! The month of may will be a series on Management Systems, but before getting into it, Jason talks about his frustration with people telling himthat price is not important to the consumerto whom we sell. Listen to 11 minute rant then email Jason Cass at jason@growprogram.comand tell himwhat you think about it. Is he wrong? He bets he's not!

Duration: 00:18:48

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