Podcast Guest: Barb Gavitt Talks Insurance Licensing in a Pandemic

Barb Gavitt is Vice President of Product Development and Education at A.D. Banker & Company, one of the leading insurance pre-licensing and continuing education providers in the country. She is also the 2020 president of the Securities & Insurance Licensing Authority. Barb sat down with me recently to discuss the

Update: Cannabis Regulation

In prepping for the SILA Foundation webinar I presented yesterday, I have two items to share with you since the last time I blogged on the topic of cannabis. Topic #1: Decriminalization A number of states have decriminalized marijuana. Contrary to what many people infer from the term “decriminalized,” it

Taking the Mystery out of Insurance Podcast

Because clueless is a dangerous place to be, Linda and her podcast guests help insurance professionals break down the subject of insurance into simple language, sharing concepts that they, in turn, can share with their clients to avoid the pitfalls of confusion and misunderstanding. New episodes broadcast each Tuesday and you can listen to the

Cannabis in the Insurance Industry – A Video

I posted this short video excerpt of my 4/28 podcast about the subject on my YouTube channel this morning. Sorry for the long delay…

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May Webinar Dates

My May schedule of webinars for A.D. Banker is now available: May 05 | 11:30 a.m. | Driving into the Future: Uber, Drones, and Driverless Cars May 11 | 11:30 a.m. | Emerging Technologies & Market May 14 | 8:30 a.m. | Anti-Money Laundering 1-hour Refresher May 19 | 11:30

The Person Who Mentions Price First Loses Control of the Negotiation

I’ve always had a problem with buying or selling anything based solely, or primarily, on price. You want to know why? Because each of us places a different value on every product or service. Note: For a more detailed version of this blog post, listen to Podcast Episode 1 (4/21/2020).

3 Ways Insurers are Helping Policyholders Affected by COVID-19

The insurance industry is an “essential” business during the coronavirus pandemic and all the related upheaval social distancing and self-quarantining has created. Those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to continue working in the industry are finding as many ways as possible to help those who can’t

Teaching/Speaking Background

Linda’s teaching and speaking background is varied and extensive, as the following lists outline. In addition to the experience shown below, Linda has taught insurance classes and presented non-insurance workshops in-house for businesses and organizations that prefer to maintain their confidentiality. Insurance Organizations insurance instructor, A.D. Banker & Company insurance instructor, Stone Insurance Education insurance

Resources Article

For many years, Linda taught insurance continuing education classes in the CIC and CISR designation programs of the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. Her article, The Pervasiveness of Insurance Fraud, appeared in the spring 2013 issue of its magazine, Resources. Insurance Fraud Article – Resources magazine – Jan 2013