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Tops tips to bulletproof your workers’ compensation program

Last week I presented on ways employers can improve their workers’ compensation program at the Arizona Small Business Association’s annual meeting. Here are the key takeaways for Arizona businesses who have workers’ compensation insurance. Don’t treat employees as subcontractors. Many businesses, especially in the trades like plumbing or roofing, make this costly error. This is … Continue reading “Tops tips to bulletproof your workers’ compensation program”

Improve your insurance technical writing by removing passive voice

What is passive voice and why should you avoid it in your insurance writing? No matter what you’re writing for the insurance industry, a blog, a technical report or a white paper designed for marketing your business, passive voice weakens your writing. Once you understand a little about passive voice, it becomes much easier to … Continue reading “Improve your insurance technical writing by removing passive voice”

Top Presentation Tips for New Trainers

Read my recent article offering training tips for new trainers at original source. First day on the job? Here’s some advice for success, from trainers who have been there. New trainers face daunting challenges. Whether your boss promotes you into a training position or you are hired from another organization, you want to get off … Continue reading “Top Presentation Tips for New Trainers”

Tips to avoid a dryer fire

How safe is your dryer? According to the US Fire Administration (USFA), about 2,900 dryer fires occur each year in the United States. These fires caused five deaths, about 100 injuries and over $35 million in property losses annually. While the leading cause of dryer fires is accumulated dust, fiber and lint, the type of … Continue reading “Tips to avoid a dryer fire”

How Do I Write a Professional Bio?

Every insurance professional should develop several professional biographies. Why a bio? Because despite our increasing reliance on electronic communications, people still want to know a little about you before they contact you. Your bio is a marketing tool that helps to build your brand. Your brand is your name and the name of your company. … Continue reading “How Do I Write a Professional Bio?”