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by scott
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Pre 1980 Workers' Compensation Policy Form
Replies: 0
Views: 6399

Pre 1980 Workers' Compensation Policy Form

I'm doing some research into workers' compensation and the evolution of the policy forms. I'm looking for sample policies in use prior to 1980. Id appreciate anyone willing to forward me a copy of the policy forms.

Scott@ScottSimmonds.com

Thanks.
by scott
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: NYC Agent of Consultant Needed For Video
Replies: 0
Views: 1284

NYC Agent of Consultant Needed For Video

I'm helping a friend... I'm looking for an agent near NY city to do a video interview on personal umbrella liability insurance. This is a major US media company looking to put "how to" videos on their website. No pay, but bragging rights and you can probably negotiate using the video on your website...
by scott
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Marketing Marketing Marketing
Replies: 36
Views: 14561

Re: Marketing Marketing Marketing

Become an object of interest in your marketplace. Be seen as offering unique value. Be so good and valuable that people marvel at the hight of your professionalism, skill, and contribution.

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by scott
Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Astonishing results: Agency online marketing
Replies: 37
Views: 21371

Re: Astonishing results: Agency online marketing

The only way anyone can be in your office for 6 hours is if you let them stay! Good lord, man. I rarely spend an hour on the phone with a good client never mind a vendor.

Grow some stones! If you don't respect your time, who will.
by scott
Fri May 14, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Academy of Insurance - Sales Webinar
Replies: 0
Views: 2135

Academy of Insurance - Sales Webinar

Wednesday May 19th I'm putting on a one hour webinar as part of the Insurance Journal's Academy of Insurance. I'll talk about a sales system that brings your best prospects to you. I promise an hour of info that will change the way you market insurance. For details go to http://www.ijacademy.com/six...
by scott
Tue May 04, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Reviews and checklists
Replies: 3
Views: 2529

Re: Reviews and checklists

For years I used the checklists built by others. I didnt like any of them, so I built my own. While there are many sources (including my own books) where you can buy checklists, I suggest you build your own - that matches your style and approach. With a computer you can build, change, amend, and evo...
by scott
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Using LinkedIn To Get Referrals
Replies: 1
Views: 1801

Using LinkedIn To Get Referrals

I am not yet big into using social media to get new business. I do "Tweet" a few times a week (@scottsimmonds) and I am active on LinkedIn . I have not used the "connections"feature of LinkedIn to make connections with people I don't know. I do request a connection with people I have met or had cont...
by scott
Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: CA Agent Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 5668

Re: CA Agent Needed

I have great respect for GEICO. I was interested to hear of their agency program. Thanks. I had missed that. Here is some more info - http://careers.geico.com/own_an_agency. It's interesting to see their approach and the individual agent pages. One of the pages I looked at was the agent in Marietta ...
by scott
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:54 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: CA Agent Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 5668

Re: CA Agent Needed

I did not say this was easy. The hardware stores that went out of business did not differentiate themselves. They could not find the customers that valued the value - or find enough who did. Competitors do not put businesses out of business. A failure to successfully respond to the changing marketpl...
by scott
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: CA Agent Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 5668

Re: CA Agent Needed

PL can be a commodity if you let it. Why does someone buy from GEICO? What can you provide that GEICO can't? Think about hardware stores (stay with me). Imagine you own a family hardware store and you get word that Home Depot is coming to town. What do you do? What services would you offer that HD w...
by scott
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: You Are In The Marketing Business!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2272

You Are In The Marketing Business!!!

On the "Hard to Find Market" board of this forum I posted a request for a CA agent to help with a client of mine. After I got the responses I needed I posted some comments about the responses. Read it here . I mention agent websites, blogs, and other tactics of marketing gravity. Agents, forget insu...
by scott
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: CA Agent Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 5668

Re: CA Agent Needed

D, Im glad you posted your comments. It brings up a misconception about my approach. I do push my mentor clients to be specialists in a market. That market, however, might be personal lines in the 048xx zip code. Look at my insurance blog (www.InsuranceAssuranceBlog.com). I am all over the place - p...
by scott
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: CA Agent Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 5668

Re: CA Agent Needed

I have had 22 replies. Thanks to everyone. I'm set now. A few comments on the responses... -Speed here was important. I got one reply almost immediately. WIthin 24 hours I had 12. I got the last reply about an hour ago. Faster was better. -I specifically asked about non-profits experience and Phili....
by scott
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Start-up -Advice Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: Start-up -Advice Needed

by scott
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: CA Agent Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 5668

Re: CA Agent Needed

Already contacted the local Phili office a week ago. They would not recommend anyone.