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ACT to Host Free Webinar- "LinkedIn for Insurance Professionals"

Webinar to address how independent agents can use LinkedIn most effectively to learn from and build influence with target groups, as well as to recruit top performers.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 26, 2011 — The Independent Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT) will host a free one hour webinar titled “LinkedIn for Insurance Professionals” on May 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

“ACT continues to work toward helping the independent agency system maximize the use of social media,” says Jeff Yates, ACT executive director. “This webinar is designed to help independent agents and brokers get the most out of using LinkedIn in terms of building their brand, growing sales and recruiting top performers.”

TITLE:  “LinkedIn for Insurance Professionals”
PARTICIPANTS: Cindy Donaldson, Founders Insurance Group
           Rick Morgan, Chair of ACT's Social Web Work Group
           Jeff Yates, ACT executive director (moderator)
DATE:   Thursday, May 5, 2011
TIME:   2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
COST:   Free

The free one-hour webinar will discuss the following: 
1.  Overview of LinkedIn – demographics of users
2.  Creating a profile that sells
3.  Your Network – centers of influence, direct sales prospects and potential employees
4.  Groups – how to get the most out of groups by interacting in them
5.  Becoming a trusted advisor and an expert in your field – using LinkedIn Answers

Established in January 1999 by the Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (the Big “I”), ACT provides a candid, action-oriented forum to address the critical workflow and technology issues facing the Independent Agency System. ACT helps participants understand the perspectives of the other stakeholders in the process and provides excellent networking opportunities with the participants who are shaping the future for the industry on these issues. For more information about ACT visit

Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:

​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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