I am excited to present a 3-hour workshop to the Illinois 1752 Club on May 9th, 2017.  This is a private workshop to all the members on “Growth and Influence.”

The primary objective of the Illinois 1752 Club is education; not only for our members, but also for the independent insurance agents that we serve. 1752 Club members are continuously sharing information and educating club members at regular monthly meetings and special seminars to keep abreast of the changing industry.

Legislative updates, association updates, technology, and trends in the industry are just a few of the topics that are reviewed at these meetings. The Club promotes education for independent agencies and their employees through various clinics and spring seminars as well as on a one-to-one basis.

Proceeds from the clinics are used to fund scholarships to insurance schools. Scholarship recipients are selected from agencies that our members represent.

Date: May 9, 2017
Event: Illinois 1752 Club
Topic: "Growth and Influence"
Sponsor: Illinois 1752 Club
Venue: Seven Bridges Club
Location: Woodridge, IL
Public: Private

You’re the best of the best. You know what you want. The 2017 IIAW Annual Convention was designed with you in mind.

Join us for discussions on current industry topics, including professional development & marketing techniques, future technology within the industry, & current legislative & national topics. Elevate your business. Grow your brand. Attend the 2017 IIAW Annual Convention.

Engage with innovators during the Convention Showcase. Network with the movers and shakers of the industry throughout the day and at the can’t-miss evening entertainment.

Attendees will have actionable tactics and strategies they can implement in their insurance business immediately. More importantly, they’ll have the confidence and inspiration to improve their customer experience and grow in the modern marketplace. Don’t miss out on the premier insurance industry event of the season.

I will be delivering an interactive workshop on “Becoming a Person of Influence.” 

Becoming a Person of Influence is a foundation workshop for anyone who aspires to grow as a leader and gain influence. The workshop spells out ten fundamental qualities that define influential people. Brent will carefully point out that a person’s influence does not develop overnight, but rather through a progression of four stages: modeling, motivating, mentoring, and multiplying. Influence can be acquired, but it only grows in increments. The good news is that no matter where you stand on the stairway of influence, there are qualities you can learn to help you climb to the next step.
Whatever your title or position, you can increase your impact on others by becoming a Person of Influence. Learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts. Managers will see their employees respond with new enthusiasm, leaders will gain more influence with their team, and salespeople will break records. 

Date: May 3, 2017—May 4, 2017
Event: IIAW Annual Convention
Sponsor: IIAW
Venue: Madison Marriott West
Location: Middleton, WI
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.

The insurance industry is all about connections. . . The management system that helps you best connect your staff with your customers, the underwriter or sales rep that helps you connect the dots on a tricky submission, the people in your community who connect you to great referrals.

Attend PIA of Indiana’s 2017 Annual Convention and CONNECT with technology, the industry, and your customers!

I will be presenting a keynote and two-breakout workshops on “Becoming a Person of Influence.” To increase your influence in every situation, you must learn to connect.  I will be sharing 5 practices of connection that every attendee can implement right away.


Date: May 11, 2017—May 12, 2017
Event: PIA of Indiana Annual Convention
Sponsor: PIA of Indiana
Venue: Indianapolis Marriott East
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Registration: Click here to register.

Share your insights, gather valuable information on current issues and learn more about industry trends at this annual two day event designed for mid-to senior-level underwriters, managers, and executives. With informative presentations from insurance industry experts and consultants, numerous networking opportunities, and easy access to commercial lines service providers, you don’t want to miss this leading industry event.

We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. NAMIC is comprised of a diverse membership and there are a variety of events to meet your needs.

I will be presenting an interactive workshop, “Stop Communicating and Start Connecting.”

If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.

In this interactive workshop, I will share important principles and practices that you can begin to implement in your office right away to build more dynamic and profitable relationships.

Date: March 1, 2017—March 3, 2017
Event: NAMIC Commercial Lines Seminar
Topic: Stop Communicating and Start Connecting
Sponsor: NAMIC
Venue: Renaissance Chicago Hotel
Location: Chicago, IL
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.
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I am honored to present at the first ever Agency Nation Elevate conference being held this year in Milwaukee, WI.

Agency Nation Elevate 2017 is a two-day conference dedicated to educating, entertaining and inspiring insurance professionals to improve their customer experience through sales, marketing and technology.

Speakers from around the country and throughout the insurance industry will share their experience and expertise driving growth within their respective insurance businesses.

My topic is focused on challenging insurance agents and agents to do and become more during my keynote, “The Most Toxic Words to Every Insurance Agency.”

Date: June 5, 2017—June 6, 2017
Event: Agency Nation Elevate17
Topic: The Most Toxic Words to Your Insurance Agency
Sponsor: Agency Nation
Venue: Pfister Hotel
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.

MIPIALogoThis year, I am honored to present at the Michigan Association of Professional Insurance Agents (MIPIA) at their 3rd annual “Unconvention” in Midland, MI on September 29th.

I will be hosting a 3-hour workshop on the principles and practices of dynamic communication and connection for insurance agencies.IMG_7023

I am looking forward to presenting and adding value to a great group of professional agents.

Interested in hiring me to present to your organization? Check out my speaking page.

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Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Event: MIPIA "Unconvention"
Topic: Principles and Practices of Dynamic Communication for Insurance Agencies
Sponsor: Michigan Association of Professional Insurance Agents
Location: Midland, MI
Public: Private

Join us on July 20th for “Creating Connecting in Your Agency”

Join Brent Kelly of BizzGrizz and Kelly Donahue-Piro of Agency Performance Partners for a webinar event to help your agency create better connections.

The best part is that all proceeds will go to an amazing organization.

For a $25 donation per location of login (have as many people viewing on 1 screen as you like!) you will be helping DVIC, Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers DVIC offers disabled veterans job training, job opportunities, and the prospect of a meaningful career in the insurance industry. The organization offers training, licensing, and employment to highly skilled, tech-savvy heroes and heroines who are mature beyond their years. All proceeds will be going to DVIC, so take a moment to provide your team some training and help a great cause.

Register Now!

More About the Event

The agenda will be focused on 5 main areas for creating connection:

  • Leadership: Creating connection with your team
  • Service: How to truly connect with your customers
  • Sales: How a connected sales process generates more sales
  • Marketing; How to start the process of connecting with prospects

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Ways to Participate

  • $25 Donation to DVIC: Allows 1 computer to log into the webinar, have as many people view it as you would like!
  • $50 Donation to DVIC: You can purchase the recorded webinar and workbook, great option for people who can’t attend or would like to view it again!
  • Additional Donations to DVIC will also be accepted
  • Agency Performance Partners will donate $1 for every picture of your team on the webinar posted to social media with the #webinarsforacause

There are 250 seats on the webinar so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Who Should Attend?

Your entire agency, no seriously! This webinar is great for everyone from the marketing person, intern, CSR, producer and owner!

Join Now!

Date: July 20, 2016
Time: 01:00-2:15 p.m. CT
Event: Webinars for a Cause--Creating Connections for Your Agency
Topic: Creating Connection in Your Agency
Public: Public

Insurance consumers have more options, knowledge, and confidence than ever before. Traditional sales and marketing tactics are becoming less and less effective. It’s time for fresh ideas to reach this new generation of insurance consumers.

Brent Kelly, CEO of BizzGrizz Marketing will discuss the new mindset that is necessary for today’s insurance agents and the opportunity it provides. He will show the power of becoming an authority to stand out through listening, teaching, and giving value first both offline and online.

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Date: May 11, 2016
Event: How Insurance Agents Can Stand Out in Today's Noisy World--Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin
Topic: How Insurance Agents Can Stand Out in Today's Noisy World.
Sponsor: Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin
Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
Public: Private

To kick of your new year with a bang, I am presenting a brand new live online seminar designed to help insurance professionals understand and leverage the power of blogging for their business.Blogging webinar invite graphic

Join me live at 10am CT on January 5th, 2016 for a 45-minute presentation on the history, purpose, principles, live examples, and specific ways on how you can use blogging as a tool to grow your insurance business.


I will also be offering a special opportunity for attendees at the end of the presentation.

There will also be a recording available for those who can not attend live, but you still must register.

I have been able to attract, educate, and create loyal customers through blogging and now I want to help you do the same.

Register Now!


Date: January 5, 2016
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Event: [Live Event] Build Your Insurance Business Through Blogging
Registration: Click here to register.

Brent Webinar picHow many of you have asked yourself the following questions? Why aren’t more people interested in our products or services? Why aren’t they buying from me? Why don’t my customers tell their friends?  

Consumers today have more power, more choices, and less patience than ever before.  Business owners can no longer rely on marketing and sales strategies from 20 years ago.

Today you must be innovative, creative, and combine tools with proven processes.  That’s just what you will learn at the “New Evolution Marketing” webinar.

Register for Free “New Evolution Marketing” Webinar

I will focus on three areas in this webinar.

1) You must connect with purpose.  

Too many businesses try to be all things to all people.  That type of marketing doesn’t work today.  You must specifically target and attract the right customers to your business.  I will teach you how you determine your perfect target market and steps to attract their interest.

2) You must sell with authority.  

Old school sales tactics don’t work today, because buyers expect and demand much more.  I will show you why you must learn to educate your prospects, not pitch them, determine the customer’s perceived value, and why it’s so important to establish strong relationships.

3) You must develop systems that earn lifelong loyalty

Customer satisfaction means nothing.  Customers don’t desire satisfaction, but they crave loyalty.  I will discuss how to deliver a wow experience, offer more, and start earning consistent referrals.

Don’t miss out on this important information for all business owners looking to survive and thrive in today’s economy.  

Join me for the live complimentary webinar, Monday October 26th at 2pm CT.  If you can’t make it don’t worry. Register so you can still receive a recording of the entire event.

Register Now

Date: October 26, 2015
Time: 02:00-03:00 p.m.
Event: New Evolution Marketing--Free Webinar
Topic: New Evolution Marketing
Sponsor: BizzGrizz
Venue: World Wide Web
Location: computer, tablet, smartphone
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.