Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CE Marathon Update

It is with regret that I cancelled our CE Marathon earlier today.  It was scheduled for the week of July 25, 2011 and, unfortunately, registration was not sufficient to hold the event.

At this time, we do not have any insurance CE seminars scheduled in Montana for the remainder of 2011. I'lll post updates about our seminar schedule as they change.

I appreciate the loyalty and support of my Missoula clients and welcome your communications at linda@faulknereducation.com.

- Linda

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Writing About Insurance

I've always been a writer. I never thought I'd spend more of my time writing about insurance than anything else.

But that's what I'm doing these days.

After spending 36 years working in the insurance industry, I've found myself doing the thing I enjoy most (writing) while focusing on something I know well and enjoy very much (insurance).

I presented a CE course  at the NAIW convention in Las Vegas last week. I developed and wrote the course and I was asked by NAIW to also provide them with the introduction the facilitator would read when introducing me. When I called myself a "self-proclaimed insurance junkie" I was being serious. The audience, however, laughed. (I guess that's because most people don't find insurance the least bit interesting, let alone fascinating.)

If you like insurance--really like it, why don't you write about it? Submit articles to insurance publications, start a blog, send out newsletters to your clients.

Let me tell you, there's plenty of room out there for people who know their stuff and can write. The world of insurance is extensive and none of us knows everything. Your perspective may be just what a number of other insurance professionals need to hear to facilitate a better understanding or appreciation of a particular type of insurance--or our industry in general.

Here are links to some insurance publications:
Then again, you can always try writing insurance courses--which is largely what I do. Many national, regional, and local insurance education and pre-licensing firms are looking for quality writers who know about insurance. Check them out!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

What Should I Wear to the Bellagio?

I'm heading out to the 70th Annual NAIW convention--it'll be my first time visiting Las Vegas; it will not be my first time teaching insurance CE!

For a list of the convention's event list (including yours truly, presenter of a 2-hour insurance CE course on Rental Reimbursement coverage), click here.

I have one very important question to all you folks out there: what should I wear to dinner at the Bellagio?  A client is being kind enough to entertain me and I want to look my best.