Every year, MIAA hosts the Midwest Insurance Leadership Conference. Attending an insurance convention can prove extremely beneficial to you as an independent agent or agency. Even though constant access to technology and information are available at the touch of a button, there is no replacement for a live, authentic sharing of ideas. Insurance conferences can present the opportunity to network with and gather knowledge from sources beyond what can be found online.
In addition to teaching knowledge about the industry, these events allow insurance agents and agencies to connect with their clients in a real way. Connecting with a client face-to-face instills trust into that relationship, forming a strong basis for a long-standing alliance. Clients frequently report that they feel more comfortable when they have met a representative of the company in person.
Conferences present valuable vending opportunities as well, such as trade fairs. Not only does a trade fair give you the chance to promote your products and services to attendees, but also provides expertise and new perspectives from other vendors! Each person who approaches you can contribute insight that you may not have been exposed to otherwise.
The 2018 Midwest Insurance Leadership Conference offers all of these wonderful benefits to participants, and more! The agenda includes three keynote speakers, a trade fair, networking opportunities, and fun activities such as dinner and a cocktail hour. Please read below to learn more about our inspirational speakers.
Head Coach of the Nebraska Volleyball Team
When John Cook took over the reins of the Nebraska volleyball program, the challenge facing him was daunting. Cook, who left an emerging power in Wisconsin to guide the tradition-rich Husker program, had his own unique vision for Nebraska volleyball. He saw a program that had even more potential to grow. To date, Cook has led the Huskers to four National Championships, five Finals appearances, eight Final Four appearances, 12 Conference Titles, and 16 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Coach Cook currently has 692 career wins and is the fifth-winningest coach in NCAA history.
Jeffrey C. Graham
Director, Distribution Development and Effectiveness
Jeffrey Graham is a Director of Agency Development for Travelers Insurance Company. With 29 years of Personal Insurance Field Sales and Producer Development experience, he has partnered with Independent Agents and consults with them on Agency Operations and Consultative Sales Effectiveness. With national responsibility for the delivery of Agency Operations and Sales Development Workshops, he works with agency personnel and Agency Owners on addressing internal infrastructure inefficiencies and provides guidance to establish procedures that will improve the overall effectiveness of agency performance.
Social Media Consultant, Nationwide Insurance
Nola Morris is a Social Media Consultant for Nationwide Insurance. With almost 10 years in the insurance industry, she leads the social selling program providing social best practice and digital expertise to P&C agents. Morris helps insurance agents build their brand and grow their business through social selling. She has a passion for relationship building, local business, digital marketing, and fashion. See: sense of humor and ability to pivot quickly.
As an independent insurance agent or agency, the chance to attend the 2018 Midwest Insurance Leadership Conference is a priceless experience! The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Lincoln, NE, and will run from Thursday, May 10 – Friday May, 11. To register for this event, please visit this link.