The inside scoop on networking as an advisor

By Staff | April 14, 2016 | Last updated on April 14, 2016
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At Broker Bash, drink tickets are hot commodities. When you walk into the Fifth Social Club in Toronto on the last Thursday of each month, you’ll find a group of insurance professionals dressed in business casual standing around the bar and holding onto their drinks like a lifeline. Groups slowly form around Broker Bash’s organizers as they hand out drink tickets, and once those groups become chattier—around 7:30 p.m.— the mood changes. Laughter is easy, and there’s a sense of camaraderie.

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Attending industry-wide events like Broker Bash— the Toronto edition can attract upwards of 300 insurance pros, and it’s also available in Montreal and Vancouver—provides laid-back opportunities for meeting new people and learning how to schmooze. But for those connections to help you find a new position, they need to be formed in the right way.

Read the full story at Canadian Insurance Top Broker, and for more networking advice, read:

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