At dinner last night, I had the pleasant opportunity to dine with James Obregon and his wife Alessandra. James runs a niche insurance agency, Trinity Risk, that specializes in protecting independent truckers with various types of insurance products. As we spoke about the event sponsor, Fairmont Specialty, that brought us together, James gave them kudo’s for their wisdom in orchestrating the event. He said, “I appreciate rounds of golf and rides on boats – I really do. But this is the gift that keeps on giving. I hope to walk away from here with knowledge that I can immediately apply to my business and ultimately write more business.”

Fairmont Specialty Boot Camp

Fairmont Specialty Boot Camp

I couldn’t agree more with James! The perplexing thing about this is that I’ve literally been talking to insurance companies about doing something like this for almost three years now. A private Social Tech Boot Camp for Insurance Executives, sponsored by the insurance company, exclusively for their top distribution partners. Congrats to the team at Fairmont Specialty, led by Gary McGeddy, encouraged by Lauren Woods, and endorsed by the managing underwriters. They caught the vision.

So the purpose of this post is to demonstrate the effectiveness and reach of a Blog. I am crafting this content from 6:30-7:30am this morning and will publish this afternoon, Live, in the Boot Camp.

Here’s what you, the reader, can do. If you were at the Fairmont Boot Camp (or other previous ones), what are your Comments about the Boot Camp? What was your favorite part? Would you recommend the concept of a private Boot Camp to other insurance companies? Would you encourage other agencies to attend? Why?

And then share the post across your network. Post it to your Linkedin status update, your Linkedin company page, your favorite Linkedin Groups, all the while asking for readers to Like, Comment, and Share. Same thing with Facebook and Twitter. Let’s just see how far it goes, with that little amount of effort, and people’s good will.

To wrap it up, in a week or two, I’ll share various stats from the effort. In the meantime, I’ll moderate the Comments. Oh and by the way, the Comments don’t necessarily have to be good. Like any conference evaluation, there’s always room for improvement. That’s a great takeaway for me! So thanks for being candid.