NAILBA Perspectives Winter 2020 - Page 6

CEO COLUMN
In August , NAILBA announced the pivot from an in-person annual meeting to an online engagement platform . Think Netflix meets Zoom , microlearning at its finest !
ENGAGE
CEO Column from page 4
Like it or not , this is our world for the near future , maybe longer . Presentations , recordings and yes , networking must be embraced in a virtual environment . We are now able to connect with anyone , anywhere , build a relationship , via live video or “ leave a message .” ( I . E . listen to my podcast , presentation , etc . when time permits and before we “ meet ” again .)
With a full schedule of Zoom or Microsoft Teams calls , how is there time to be in front of your computer for a nine to five all day conference schedule then factor in life happening , barking dogs , doorbell rings ... probably Amazon and so ? For most people , this isn ’ t realistic especially as it relates to professional development .
Like many , NAILBA has embraced the world of Microlearning . It ’ s more engaging and less time-consuming . While there ’ s no official microlearning definition , all microlearning-based training shares one key characteristic , brevity . This could either be small learning units or short-term learning activities . Microtraining delivers short bursts of content for learners to study at their convenience . Content can take many forms , from text to full-blown interactive multimedia , but should always be short .
In August , NAILBA announced the pivot from an in-person annual meeting to an online engagement platform . Think Netflix meets Zoom , microlearning at its finest ! Traditionally a three-day event each November , NAILBA 39 will offer six days of individualized programming spanning from November 2020 to February 2021 , in addition to specified dates of VIP activity for NAILBA member agencies . This year ’ s theme is “ Engage ”— an acknowledgment of the worldwide need to execute in a time of uncertainty .
NAILBA Engage will feature both live and on-demand events on key business topics to help your business soar . In this era of busy schedules and short attention spans , microlearning is a nearperfect training model . 15 minute interviews , 30 minute panel discussions , 45 minute keynote sessions .
We ’ re breaking the days up into what best represents NAILBA member agencies . They don ’ t just sell life insurance — they sell
Unlike traditional in-person events and even some online events , registration for NAILBA Engage is 100 % complimentary .
long-term care , disability insurance , annuities , senior market products . We ’ re also designating two ( 2 ) days for just technology innovation — we want attendees to come out of this virtual event fully engaged for 2021 .
I hate to bury the lead but unlike traditional in-person events and even some online events , registration for NAILBA Engage is 100 % complimentary . This is 100 % possible because of the dedicated and generous support from NAILBA carrier partners and industry product and service providers . All attendees have to do is register . NAILBA Engage is open to ALL of Independent Distribution : BGA Principals & Staff , Carrier Representatives , IMOS , Independent Advisors , Product & Service Providers , Sister Associations etc .
We want you to ENGAGE virtually on key business topics through live and on-demand events from November 2020 through February of 2021 . NAILBA Engage brings experts and professional development to you . Of course , NAILBA 39 Engage also includes a massive , robust virtual expo hall . All that is missing is the “ big-box ” hotel ... well , then again , maybe not !
We may live in a Netflix world but through NAILBA Engage , you can connect with your industry colleagues , enhance your professional development , visit your favorite product or service providers and do so when it is convenient to your schedule . Independent still doesn ’ t mean working alone . Visit NAILBA . org for more information on NAILBA Engage .
Be kind , rewind ! ( assuming you remember the Blockbuster reference )
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