My speaking preference is for keynoting conferences and conventions or their general sessions on important industry issues. I have addressed groups as small as 4 people and as large as 7,000. My current hot topics include:
- “Insurance is NOT a Commodity!”
- “The Hype and Hyperbole of Insurance Industry ‘Disrupters'”
- “The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated…Commoditization, Disruption, and the Imminent Death of the Insurance Agent”
- “Data ANALytics, Predictive Modeling, Credit Scoring, and Other Forms of Voodoo Insurance Pricing”
- “What I’ve Learned in 48 Years in the Insurance Industry”
- “Millennials vs. Boomers…Everybody Has It Wrong”
- Emerging industry issues such as driverless cars, the internet of things, drones, etc.
Keynotes are typically 60-90 minute presentations.
I can do longer seminars on any of my keynote topics. Here is a sample of seminar and webinar topics I’ve recently presented or co-presented:
- “When Words Collide: Resolving Coverage & Claims Disputes”
Earlier title: “How to Win Friends…and Influence Adjusters”
Original title: “How to Battle an Adjuster…and Win Every Time!”
- “Certificates of Insurance…Or How I Got a Job in the Prison Laundry”
- “The Additional Insured Illusion…and Other Feats of Contractual Risk Transfer Even David Copperfield Couldn’t Pull Off”
- “Raiders of the Lost Coverage…Insurance Jones and the Temple of Exclusions”
- “Emerging Insurance Pricing Mechanisms”
- “Finding and Fixing Commercial Lines Coverage Gaps”
- “Finding and Fixing Personal Lines Coverage Gaps”
- “Horrible Policy Forms and Endorsements to Avoid or Be Wary Of”
- “Insurance in the Headlines…What’s Going On?”
- “Insuring the Lease Exposure”
- “Lenders Gone Wild”
- “Insurance Is NOT a Commodity”
- “Insuring Public Entities”
- “Monitoring Insurer Stability and Solvency”
- “Policy Geography”
- “The Dumb Things We Do”
- “The 7 Maxims of Time Management”
- “Presentation Skills for the ‘Unprofessional’ Speaker”
- “The VU Top 10 Countdown”
- Various E&O presentations, including “24 Ways to Get Into So Much Trouble Even Agent Jack Bauer Can’t Save You”
Seminars are typically 2-3 hour presentations.
Same topics as seminars, just a lower cost due to no travel related fees or expenses. Webinars are typically 1-2 hour presentations.
I can do brief webcasts on condensed versions of seminars and webinars or single issue or limited topic presentations. Webcasts are typically 30-60 minute presentations.
Email me for as many references as you’d like. Here are some testimonials from presentations I made at last year’s Society of insurance Trainers and Educators conference:
— Presentation: “Insurance Coverage and Claims Training”
- “Single best speaker I’ve heard at SITE this year. Please bring him back!!”
- “Well done – definitely got our attention, especially for those newer to training.”
- “Excellent instructor who makes his audience comfortable.”
- “Excellent material and great use of examples. Great job!”
- “This could be a full day session and would still be valuable and engaging.”
- “He was great. Great info. Very knowledgeable.”
- “Great master of coverages and great examples.”
— Presentation: “Presentation Skills for the ‘Unprofessional’ Speaker”
- “Hands down the best presentation of the conference!
- “Truly authentic speaker. Please have him back.”
- “He has winning ways and most entertaining.”
- “He is knowledgeable, engaging and funny.”
- “Great presentation. Great presenter.”
- “Fabulous. Bill did an exceptional job. Very entertaining. Wealth of knowledge.”
- “Excellent speaker who got my attention!”
- “He is a natural educator.”
- “You are so awesome.”
— Keynotes and Seminars
$3,500 per presentation plus reasonable travel expenses. This fee may be negotiable by contracting for multiple sessions, especially at the same venue.
— Webinars and Webcasts
$850 per presentation hour ($500 min. for webcasts).
Questions and inquiries: Bill@InsuranceCommentary.com