I am excited to be the keynote speaker for the upcoming KAPCIC Annual Convention in Manhattan, KS on October 11-12.

I will be presenting my keynote “Stop Convincing and Start Connecting” on October 12th at 8:30 a.m.

The 118th Annual Convention of the Kansas Association of Property Casualty Insurance Companies is just around the corner This is THE event where you can take advantage of networking with your peers, receive updates on industry breaking news and trends, and meet with industry partners – all in one location.

This annual networking event is designed for the management and board members of property casualty insurers in Kansas, along with industry partners and suppliers.  We encourage you to sign up now and join your peers for this event that shouldn’t be missed.

Great social activities, association updates, and important technical sessions are in store for those who attend, including:

  • Legislative and regulatory update
  • Educational and informative sessions
  • Optional golf tournament or trap shoot event for non-golfers
  • KAPCIC Board meeting and annual meeting of members
  • Annual banquet and entertainment

The convention will be held October 11 & 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan – adjacent to Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan Town Center Mall and Market Place

Date: October 11, 2017—October 12, 2017
Time: 08:00a.m.-05:00 p.m.
Event: KAPCIC Annual Convention
Topic: Stop Convincing and Start Connecting
Sponsor: KAPCIC
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn
Location: Manhattan, KS
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

#SocialROCK2017 is one-day experience for business owners and entrepreneurs to learn and apply various social media strategies to grow their business.

My topic is “Telling Your Story.” Regardless of what medium you are using to market your business, you must learn how to tell your story with passion and purpose. Communication is more than sending messages to your audience.  You must learn to keep your communication simple, create an enjoyable experience, and inspire your audience.

This will be a fun and powerful keynote that the audience can apply right away.

Date: May 15, 2017
Time: 08:30-09:30 a.m.
Event: #SocialROCK2017
Topic: Tell Your Story
Sponsor: #SocialROCK2017
Location: Rockford, IL

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.
More Info: Click here for more information.

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