Speaking

Finding the right speaker for your event is critical. Some of the most impactful events I have attended had a dynamic speaker that brought enthusiasm, practical ideas, and a plan of action to start after the event.

A bit about me:

Although my parents would argue that I began my speaking career at birth, I “officially” began my speaking career in 2011.  After starting my blog and writing for national publications in that same year, I began to discover opportunities to deliver value in front of live audiences and was hooked.

Over the past 5 years, I have presented for state associations, insurance agencies, business groups, and corporate events. Every speaking engagement is tailored to meet the needs of your audience. I have had the pleasure to share the stage with leadership greats like John Maxwell, Seth Godin, Paul Martinelli.

After a 15 year career as a commercial lines property and casualty agent, where I was named one of the top 12 young agents in the country in 2012, I started my own speaking and training business.  In 2017, I co-founded “Agents of Growth.” .

On a personal note, I have been happily married to my wife Traci for 13 years and have four amazing kids ages 4-3..  In my free time (let me know if you have some I can borrow:), I love reading and exercising.

  Date Event / Event Details City / More Info
+ 05/03/2017—05/04/2017
IIAW Annual Convention Middleton, WI
  Sponsor:IIAWPrivate Event
Venue:Madison Marriott West
Middleton, WI
Register to attend
+ 05/09/2017
Illinois 1752 Club Woodridge, IL
  Workshop:"Growth and Influence"Private Event
Sponsor:Illinois 1752 Club
Venue:Seven Bridges Club
Woodridge, IL
+ 05/11/2017—05/12/2017
PIA of Indiana Annual Convention Indianapolis, IN
  Sponsor:PIA of IndianaRegister to attend
Venue:Indianapolis Marriott East
Indianapolis, IN
+ 05/15/2017
08:30-09:30 a.m.
#SocialROCK2017 Rockford, IL
  Keynote:Tell Your Story
Sponsor:#SocialROCK2017
+ 06/05/2017—06/06/2017
Agency Nation Elevate17 Milwaukee, WI
  Keynote:The Most Toxic Words to Your Insurance AgencyPrivate Event
Sponsor:Agency NationRegister to attend
Venue:Pfister Hotel
Milwaukee, WI

Here are my most requested topics:

Stop Convincing and Start Connecting!

3 Ways to Create Authentic Connections and Reach Your Full Potential

What do you think is the primary cause for your positive results? 

It isn’t talent……It isn’t experience….the primary cause for any successful business, leader, or sales producer is the ability to effectively communicate and connect with their target audience.  This all starts with the proper mindset and attitude. 

In this fun and high energy keynote presentation, Brent will discuss the 3 authentic communication practices that separate low achievers from the high achievers.

You will learn how to find common ground, keep your communication simple and enjoyable, inspire your listeners, and how to stay authentic in all your relationships.

Leadership is influence. Great communication increases your influence in every situation.  

This presentation will teach you how to capture attention, gain trust, and earn loyalty with anyone. If you want to improve your results, you must learn to become a high-level communicator.

 

The Most Toxic Word in Your Business

Understanding and Defeating Your Biggest Challenge

There is a toxic word that is preventing the growth of today’s businesses. Your growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you could be.  In this powerful keynote, Brent Kelly of BizzGrizz will challenge you and your agency to stop settling and start stretching. 

You will learn why so many people are unwilling to stretch, what stretching truly requires, and how stretching will set you apart from your competition. Brent will challenge your thinking and help you reach for your true potential.

For businesses to grow and prosper today, it takes more than simply implementing new processes, it requires the development and growth of every member of your team.

This session will inspire you and your entire team on how to reach their true potential and maximize your results.

 

Becoming a Person of Influence

4 Step to Gain Leadership Influence to Eliminate Complacency, Build Relationships, and Grow Revenue

Leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less. If you want to be a better leader, you must become a person of influence.

This high energy presentation will teach you simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others, and watch your personal and organizational success of off the charts.

Brent will cover these 4 key areas of influence:

  • Modeling–People are influenced by what they see
  • Motivating–Learning how to communicate on an emotional level
  • Mentoring–Pouring into others so they can seize their potential
  • Multiplying–Good leaders add followers, great leaders add more leaders

When applied these principles are applied you will see employees respond with new enthusiasm, managers will reach more people, and sales producers will break records

 

What others are saying:

George Nordhaus
It isn’t often where we see an experienced insurance agent deciding to devote his life to helping other agents receive the kind of training that he received in his first years in insurance. Brent Kelly has turned that practical education into a mission that gives him the opportunity to share his passion and knowledge with others. In addition to crystallizing the theories of insurance production and management, Brent has a unique ability to communicate…an attribute not often found in today’s fast-moving millennial-based society.
 
Brian Appleton
There are few people I hold in higher esteem than Brent. Not only is he a stand up human being concerned with putting people first, but he truly knows the insurance agent and the insurance industry. I respect the fact that he was an agent first and now applies that knowledge in helping agents grow their business. I would do business with Brent 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.
Jay McGee
Brent has a keen ability to think outside the box and provide value to his customers. If you are a new agent, have a new agent in your agency, or just need some fresh ideas on how to ignite a spark within your agency I would recommend utilizing Brent’s skillset. With almost two decades of first-hand experience in the insurance industry, Brent is sure to teach you something new, and help your agency flourish.

 

Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:

  1. Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
  2. A personal phone consultation with a member of my team prior to your event, so we can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
  3. An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want more visibility for it.)
  4. A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
  5. A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the slides I used in the presentation, along with links to books, articles, and other resources I believe will be helpful.
  6. A quick follow-up communication after the event with someone on my team, to make sure I met your expectations. (I also want to know how you think I can improve.

Contact me to take the next step