One of the first managers I worked for gave me a great piece of advice when I was preparing to attend my first conference. “Lisa, if you take away one thing from this conference it will have been worth your time to attend. That one thing may be new information, a new idea, a new contact or new inspiration." That has always stuck with me. But, me being me, I try to get 1 thing from each session, class, and conversation. Actually, I try to get three!
For Go Big attendees last week, I am confident they left the day with many takeaways — How to increase the value of their agency; How LinkedIn followers open up doors; Why investments in technology are necessary; Realistic sales tactics and processes; How an innovative agency culture attracts and retains staff talent and customers; Earning CE; Tips to create 4 star google reviews; and observations on Washington and the economy from the one and only, Joan Woodward!
While the sessions and speakers were outstanding, the networking and time in the Industry Marketplace with top notch Solutions Providers ranked high with attendees. Insurance is a relationship business and Go Big provided ample fun ways for people to connect. Based on all of the smiles, hugs, handshakes, high fives and conversations I observed, it was evident that attendees were thrilled to be together in person.
I am really proud that Big I New York provided a meaningful event for our members and the industry to be together in person. I know that I left the event with pages full of new ideas, thoughts and new contacts. Based on feedback and the high net promoter score, I know attendees strongly felt that Go Big was worth their time.
Lisa Lounsbury, CAE, AAI, AISPresident & CEO