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Since 2006, Benchmark Business Group has worked extensively with insurance agents, financial advisors, field leaders and professionals in the financial services industry. Our newsletter Optimal Outcome Insights provides additional value to financial services professionals in short and thought-provoking articles with practical insights. Delivered to your inbox on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, these insights will challenge you to design your Agency to achieve optimal results. You can sign up here or read published Optimal Outcome Insights below.

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June 16, 2020

In the Financial Services industry, the division between sales and service is a fine line that is often blurred. Sometimes, the blurring of the line is an opportunity for the service team to sell. Although most of the time the blurring happens the other way. Service bleeds into the times...
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June 2, 2020

In the financial services industry, there’s always a focus on numbers. Revenue numbers. Prospect numbers. Conversion numbers. Numbers can be discussed so often they lose any real meaning. Yes, you’re making progress, but how many reports do you have to look at to find out your metrics? How easy is...
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May 5, 2020

In sales, each person has their own formula for reaching their sales goals. It is easy to assume that your formula is always the same, but it may need to change based on factors such as the economy and even your own skill set. With so much going on in...
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April 21, 2020

With current quarantine and social distancing practices in place, financial services businesses have both an opportunity and a problem. The opportunity is that your prospects and clients have more “free” time than ever before. The usual activities that make it hard to get prospects and clients to commit to a...
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March 3, 2020

When hiring, it’s a well-known fact that you don’t want to sell a position to a candidate during the interview process. During the interview you want the candidate to do most of the talking, while you listen, so you can qualify them. Selling the position comes before you interview a...
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February 18, 2020

This month we have a simple challenge for your entire team, but before we get to the challenge let’s see how well you relate to a common agency issue. From our clients, we often hear the word - “busy.” It’s busy. I’m busy. We’re too busy. And it makes sense....
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February 4, 2020

Looking for ways to quickly improve your sales skills? We already know people buy on emotion and not as much on logic. You can make this work for you by drawing out your prospect's emotion in your sales process. A great way to bring emotion into your sales process is...
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January 21, 2020

Especially in the financial services industry, we hear many leaders express concern about micro-managing their team. As we all know, micro-managing is not an effective management technique. It can lead to low morale and rarely gets the results that you desire. However, we often see that when a leader is...
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January 7, 2020

You’ve got your goals for the year in front of you. You’re motivated and ready to take your business to the next level. What’s your next step? Are you set up to succeed? There’s a simple and easy exercise that you can complete, right now, that will allow you to...
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December 17, 2019

“There is no finish line. There are only mile markers.” Michael Ventura, Founder of Sub Rosa As the end of another year draws to a close, we are reminded that the end of this year isn’t the finish line. It’s simply another mile marker in your journey. At BBG, we...
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