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by Q4intelligence on November 12, 2018

Q&A with Josh Butler, President, Butler Benefits & Consulting

There is a stark difference between a sales person pitching products to meet monthly goals and an advisor working with clients to help them create...

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by Kevin Trokey on November 05, 2018

Benefits Advisors, It’s Time to Double Up on Your Number of Renewals

Would you believe me if I told you next renewal season would be easier if you did two renewals for each client as opposed to one? Sounds crazy I...

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by Kevin Trokey on October 29, 2018

U-G-L-Y, You Ain’t Got No Alibi – Your Pipeline’s Ugly!

I hear benefit producers complain about fourth quarter all the time. They talk about how crazy it is, there are so many renewals to handle, there...

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by Wendy Keneipp on October 22, 2018

When Employers Won’t Take Your Advice

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.  

This may feel like a platitude, but it’s actually a critical component of...

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by Wendy Keneipp on September 17, 2018

Which Excuse Are You Using That’s Causing Prospecting Failure?

If you’re not paying equal attention to the three key sales activities that move you from intro to close, you’re leaving agency growth opportunity...

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by Kevin Trokey on July 23, 2018

You Gotta Believe, My Friends!!!

Selling is a transfer of confidence.

You are always working to give your prospects confidence that they will get better results once they start...

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by Wendy Keneipp on July 16, 2018

Discounts & Misconceptions are Costing Us a Fortune

I had an unsettling buying experience that has left me in much reflection around it. It may not initially sound like it’s relevant to anything we...

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by Kevin Trokey on June 18, 2018

The Three Bears of Agency Commissions

On some accounts, your commission payments may be too high. On some accounts, your commission payments may be too low. And on some accounts, your...

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by Wendy Keneipp on May 29, 2018

The Power of Personal Connection is Your Secret Sales Tool

With all the focus on social media, you have to remember which of those words is most important – social.

The excitement of connecting over a good...

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by Kevin Trokey on May 21, 2018

Sales Lessons From Your Little Kid Self

Isn’t it crazy how fast time flies?! I’m convinced the earth is spinning faster than it used to.

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