Thursday, July 31, 2014

What NOT to do on Linked In...

Every social network has it's own style and etiquette and if you want to generate leads from that network, you must adhere to the style and etiquette of that network.

Linked In is the best "fishing pond" for insurance professionals, because it is THE professional network, and because there are 280 MILLION members of Linked In and the average income is over 90,000 US dollars per year.

So you may want to learn how to be effective on Linked In... and it is CRITICAL that you have a strong profile on Linked In because whether YOU use Linked In or not, your CLIENTS will  check you out on Linked In.   To learn about the basics of your profile, check our post here.


If you are going to work the "Linked In Goldmine", then you need to know the etiquette.   I found this brief, fun, and accurate article about what NOT to do on Linked In... this is a good place to start...




So, since September is just a month away (don't shoot the messenger, I like summer as much as the next person), I thought it'd be a good time to revisit the LinkedIn networking skills we should all keep in mind as we connect with new people. I've been on the receiving end of all of these LinkedIn connection faux pas, and they've all caused me to reject the invitation to connect immediately. So, it's a sample set of one, but seriously, I think we can all agree these things are no bueno. Take a look, and let me know if I missed any.... Read the whole article on Hubspot.com here.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Paid Advertising & Building Your LOCAL Market


Watch the training and Paid Advertising and Building Locally, then scroll below
for an introductory discount on ClearFit ads.





WE have arranged an introductory discount of $50 for Team Synergy members
and friends with ClearFit, wich is an ad "aggregator".

When you place an ad with ClearFit  on their PLUS program (recommended)
for $549,  they run that ad in for 30 days one city on CareerBuilder, Monster,
SimplyHired, Indeed, and Craigslist.   

That saves you about $400 versus the cost of placing those ads yourself, 
AND it saves you about two hours or more of your most precious asset... your time!

Their Basic Pkg is $349 and includes all except CareerBuilder and Linked In. 
Their Plus Pkg is $549 and includes CareerBuilder, so you are getting the CB ad for $200
Their Pro pkg is $849 and adds Linked In for an extra $300.

I recommend the Pro pkg because we have had great results with CB and you're
getting it for half what you would normally pay.    I do NOT recommend the
Pro pkg because $300 is too much for an ad on LinkedIN.

Here's the link to get your $50 discount on your first order:  www.clearfit.com/feg


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Business Value Builder - Opening Relationships with Business Owners!

Last week on the Team Synergy weekly training webinar we talked about the importance of "Leading With VALUE" in order to open relationships, and to build "authority" and "trust".  

Business Value Builders is a company that offers a "value package" for business owners.  The just created an Affiliate Program that allows FEG agents to use BVB as a way to "Lead With Value" and open the door to every business owner in your area that you care to call on, whether it's retail businesses, CPAs, attorneys, restaurants, hair salons... you name it, BVB has value that those owners will want to know about!    Watch this recording of the training by JIM BLAND, General Manager of BVB on our weekly training on June 30...










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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Leading With VALUE

Leading with VALUE is the key to connecting and opening relationships.

Watch this recording of the training we did yesterday to learn how to do that...



Monday, June 9, 2014

Review, Refresh, and REFOCUS!

We are halfway through 2104.   If you are not on track for your goals, it's time to...

REVIEW - what you are doing so you can ADJUST

REFRESH -  your energy and enthusiasm

REFOCUS - on your VISION and your GOALS so that you can maintain MOTIVATION.


Watch the recording of today's Team Synergy training webinar...  I got huge personal value from preparing this training... and I know that you will to if you TAKE NOTES and IMPLEMENT the suggestion at the end of the video...