T minus 49 days until the 2017 Senior Marketing Specialists Sales Summit! If you haven’t yet cleared your schedule for May 23 – 24, it’s time to get it done. Still need some convincing on why you should make the trip? Not a problem. Here are 8 solid reasons you should be at the SMS Sales Summit this year.
1. Expert Training
From the moment you arrive at the event, expect to be surrounded by experts from several different areas. We’re talking sales, technology, social media, legislation, marketing, and a whole lot more. Every single one of those experts are there for one thing: you. They are there to teach you, answer questions, and make sure you have the resources to excel.
2. Cost Effective
Compared to similar events, which can cost upwards of $1,000 to attend, the 2017 SMS Sales Summit has a modest price tag. If you buy tickets to all three Summit experiences (Training Workshop, Networking Dinner, Trade Show/Breakouts) at full price, you spend $198. That’s it! And did you notice we said “full price”? If you are an SMS contracted agent, you may qualify for a discount! Talk with your Sales Director to find out. Not contracted? Add a carrier through SMS and you, too, could save some money on your Summit tickets! Give us a call to learn more. (800) 689-2800.
3. Networking Opportunities
This year’s SMS Sales Summit is packed with networking options for every agent. Not only can you visit with other agents, but you will also get the chance to speak with carrier reps and executives, vendors, and the Senior Marketing Specialists staff you rely on. You can finally put a face with a name when it comes to your favorite insurance company, that tech firm you keep hearing about, and the SMS team members who help you build your business!
4. Industry Specific
The SMS Sales Summit is the premier marketing event for agents in the senior market. It’s super honed in on the pulse of over 65 insurance because, well, we are Senior Marketing Specialists! It’s kind of our thing. Each breakout session is catered to how you should handle your Medicare business. We’ll teach you how to interact with seniors online, how to explain products in a different way, and what to do when your clients have caregivers. Everything you see and hear at the Summit is focused on the senior insurance market. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a new comer or a season agent. We’ve got resources for you!
5. Contract on the Spot
There is always a contracting booth at the SMS Sales Summit. Why? If you learn about a product you have to have in your arsenal, we want to get your paperwork started then and there! It’s as simple as that. No calling or emailing. Just walk up to the booth and the SMS contracting department will take care of you.
“I hate free stuff,” said no one ever. That’s why we’re giving stuff away all day long on May 24th. When you register, your name goes into a raffle. If you give your card to a vendor, your name goes into a raffle. Then we draw. We draw names in the morning. We draw names in the afternoon. The only catch is you have to be present to win. So don’t skip out early! We know you wouldn’t do that to us anyway.
Yes, the food goes on the list of reasons to be at the SMS Sales Summit. First of all, we’ll feed you breakfast. Second, we’ll serve up lunch. And you better believe we’ll have snacks, coffee, and water available throughout the day! In all seriousness, the food is a big deal because it’s really yummy and it’s free. We appreciate your presence at the Summit, so we are more than happy to keep you full and focused from 8am to 5pm.
8. One-on-One Strategy Sessions
If you need some time to sit down with your Sales Director, the Summit is the perfect venue! Give them a call or shoot them an email to schedule some one-on-one time. They’ll help you think through new marketing strategies, give you opinions on new products, and talk through pretty much anything else your business needs! It’s difficult to have these kinds of meetings, especially if you don’t live in Missouri. So, don’t miss out on this opportunity.