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4 Ways to Turn “To Do” lists into “Done” lists

Published on July 13, 2015

How do you keep track of everything you have to get done in an hour, day, or week?  Do you find yourself writing lists of tasks (or worse yet, just trying to keep track of them in your head), but not always accomplishing what you set out to do? Part of that could be because of how you write out your “to do” items for yourself. Scott Belsky, more »

Is this one word weakening your message? Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on July 9, 2015

“I was just checking to see…” I’ve recently noticed myself using this phrase at the start of e-mails, text messages and phone calls when I need something from someone. Just checking to see if you had completed XYZ yet? Just checking to see if we were still on. Just checking to see if you could just send over that thing you were supposed to send more »

Ditch That Vacation Guilt | Business Tips

Published on July 2, 2015

Are you hesitant to take a vacation? Too much work to do? The insurance agency won’t run itself? You’ll be buried in work when you get back? If you suffer from guilt over the thought of taking a vacation, you’re definitely not alone. Did you know that 40% of Americans had unused paid vacation time left at the end of every year. While more »

Lessons From How 7 Successful People View Their Mistakes | Business Tips

Published on June 18, 2015

We all make mistakes. It’s human. The thing is to learn how to make mistakes into opportunities to learn and do better. Or at least to do things differently. When I was about to enter college I was told and embraced the fact that I was a storyteller. It was something I was good at and loved to do.  That’s how I entered as a broadcast journalism more »

Ron Abram – A timeline of determination

Published on May 7, 2015

Abram Interstate CEO and President, Ron Abram, was recently featured in Insurance Business America Magazine. As many of you, our agents know, Ron has a long-standing rapport in the industry, but many of you many not know the journey or the timeline of his experience in the insurance industry and developing Abram Interstate, which is now a long-standing more »

Do You Know Your Small Business’ Reputation? | Business Tips for Insurance Agents

Published on April 9, 2015

Whether you do business online or not, your reputation could be out there on the world wide web. Many small businesses assume that if they don’t create an online presence, then they don’t have one. That’s just not the case anymore. Before the Internet became an integral part of our daily lives, your business’ reputation was something that you more »

Insurance Agents near the Bay Area: Don’t miss this!

Published on March 10, 2015

ATTENTION INSURANCE AGENTS IN DRIVING DISTANCE TO THE BAY AREA: You don’t want to miss out on the first annual Bay Area Insurance Expo hosted by the East Bay Independent Insurance Agents Association! It’s happening NEXT WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, and it includes classes for CE credit, a luncheon with keynote speaker John Borbi, and an exhibitor more »

The beginning of Insurance – Video Post

Published on February 19, 2015

How did you get into the insurance industry? Perhaps you’re like me and you stumbled into it because you had some of the qualifying skills. Or perhaps you were the little kid lining up your toys, asking them if they wanted to also purchase an umbrella policy because it would be so sad if the unmentionable happened and Polly Pocket ended up on more »

6 words, 6 meanings: Clear communication in the digital age

Published on February 12, 2015

Everyone who works at Abram Interstate has heard our President and CEO ask them to say the following sentence several times, each time placing the emphasis on a different word: I didn’t say you were beautiful. And everyone one of us Abram Interstate team members has had the realization then that this simple, 6 word sentence can actually mean more »

Business Tips for New Insurance Agents – Part 2

Published on February 5, 2015

Last week we shared with you a few tips for independent insurance agents that are either new to the industry or new to their markets. If you know anyone that could benefit, please pass last week’s post and this post along to them! Business Tips for New Insurance Agents – Part 2 Marketing Today’s top insurance agents didn’t rely more »

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