Events Archive

Getting Involved… Virtually!

The following blog post was written by Merritt Tongen, AINS, a member of the iLEAD (Young Agents) Committee at IIANC. How quickly things can change! IIANC’s iLEAD (Young Agents) Committee had planned lots of great networking activities in 2020 to connect with Young Agents around the state. We were really excited about a fun Happy

Social Media Is a Puzzle

Guest Post from InsurEXPO2020 Keynote Speaker Chris Paradiso. We all must admit that our customers and our prospects are on social media. So, my question to you is this: is it a good place to meet and communicate with prospects and/or clients? Let me give you five basic guidelines in helping you answer that question,

Help IIANC Give Back This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season… am I right? The time for folks to feel just a little happier, more cheerful, eager to spend these chilly days with close family and friends – all to celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year.” What some of us often lose sight of (especially during this usually joyful time), are

10 Mistakes Insurance Agency Owners and Agency Leaders Make on a Regular Basis

The following blog post is by Billy R. Williams, Ph.D., a keynote speaker at this year’s AC2019. Don’t miss his legendary sessions at this awesome event – register today! I was recently teaching a class at a college where I am an adjunct professor and one of the students who had just passed their P&C

Recap: 4th Annual IIANC Charity Golf Tournament

May 16th was a beautiful day at the prestigious Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, NC for the 4th Annual IIANC Charity Golf Tournament. We were thrilled to have 120 golfers participate in the tournament, in addition to the support of dozens of company and vendor sponsors. For the fourth year in a row, all net

Be Someone’s Fairy Godmother

As the mother of two young boys, their health and happiness are two of the most important things in my life. So, when I hear of families that have to experience their children dealing with critical illnesses, it just breaks my heart. The strength that these parents, children and their loved ones display during very

Are You a “Rocky I” or “Rocky III” Agency?

The Nation Elevate Conference was recently held in New Orleans, LA.  There were 18 agents from North Carolina in attendance – a great showing!  Elevate is an annual conference put on by Agency Nation that attracts many agents who are thinking about how to do business in a new way.  The topics and speakers

5 Simple Ways to Implement Mindfulness at the Office

The following blog post is by Andrew Mellen, one of our keynote speakers at this year’s InsurEXPO19. Like what he has to say? Make sure you’ve registered for this can’t-miss event… it WILL sell out! Mindfulness sounds great over coffee or on a yoga mat. Who doesn’t want to be centered, awake, aware and grounded,

No One Wins Selling ‘Status-Quo’

The following blog post is by Jeff Roy, CEO of Excalibur Insurance, who is one of our keynote speakers at this year’s InsurEXPO19. Like what he has to say? Make sure you’ve registered for this can’t-miss event… it WILL sell out! In every category, thinking differently is the underlying catalyst for evolving the customer experience,

How Being a Listener Increases Customer Satisfaction and Sales

The following is a guest blog post by The Omnia Group. Hear from them at a breakout session at this year’s InsurEXPO17. Naturally talkative people are fun, they’re engaging, we love to listen to them describe events and tell stories. They are colorful and expressive. Often, people tell them they should be in sales. And,