Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Noble Profession

I returned to Seattle after the Convention last Wednesday at 4pm and with my roller luggage I shuttled off to the Seatac Mariott across the street to where the State Farm Agency Information session was being held and was just about to start. I have known about these sessions but due to my schedule, I haven't been able to attend until now. It's quite different than what I expected and I am so glad that I went. First and foremost, this event was strictly a business opportunity information session; that is, an event providing information to start an agency in which attendees are introduced to the selection and training process.

What you'll learn at an agency information session (the facts):
  • There are 17000 independent contract agents in the U.S.
  • Largest insurer of autos and homes in the U.S.
  • Over 93 insurance and financial services products to offer clients
  • State Farm Insurance is A Fortune Top 50 Company
  • Being an agent is a fantastic small business opportunity involving:
    • Building relationships in the community
    • Client centered sales and marketing activities
    • Leading and motivating people
    • Being the CEO of a small business and dictating your financial worth
    • More at the State Farm website.
What you'll experience:
  • Real agents sharing their experiences
  • Making State Farm executive connections
What they are looking for in individuals:
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Relationship building
  • Sales ability
  • Leadership Skills
  • History of success
  • High integrity
  • Self driven and self motivated
  • Risk tolerant
  • Competitiveness
  • Financial wherewithal and credit worthiness
With that, our next professional development event is on Wednesday, September 8th from 6-9 pm at the Seattle Design Center.  We are partnering up with NHSMBA, NBMBAA and State Farm to discuss career transitions with a panel of speakers from various professions and to perform resume reviews. Click here to register.

Event details:

Gil Gido
NAAAP Seattle

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