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Nov 8, 2006 9:36 pm

I love life insurance.  It pays very well and my clients want it.

Nov 8, 2006 9:46 pm

[quote=rook4123]Hey JimmytheRocker,
Are you a big insurance guy? I usually can see the sleeziness and put the two together.
[/quote]

Rook, back off! JTR has an effective prospecting process that many may find value in.

Last time I checked, there was nothing wrong in using sales technique, ie pitching/closing, to sell financial products.

My own insurance agent works this way. He's far from sleezy. 

Not your bag? Don't comment!

Nov 9, 2006 1:27 am

[quote=BondGuy]

[quote=rook4123]Hey JimmytheRocker,
Are you a big insurance guy? I usually can see the sleeziness and put the two together.
[/quote]

Rook, back off! JTR has an effective prospecting process that many may find value in.

Last time I checked, there was nothing wrong in using sales technique, ie pitching/closing, to sell financial products.

My own insurance agent works this way. He's far from sleezy. 

Not your bag? Don't comment!

[/quote]

I've sold tons and tons of whole life policies to vietnamese americans.  If I share with them the alternative, they freak out.   I know many are adverse to putting their money in securities. They love protection and they love guarantees.  They don't put all their money in a whole life policy.  I wouldn't recommend that.  A few hundred dollars/month into a whole life policy to supplement their other investments makes for 2 happy parties, less headaches, and a strong relationship down the road.

Am I too honest here?

Nov 9, 2006 1:50 am

Guys,

Relax, I was just getting a rise out of you’ll. I don’t care, to each
it’s own. Life insurance has its place. Seriously, though bond guy,
what’s your pitch? I couldn’t specialize in bonds b/c I love equities
so so much.

Nov 9, 2006 1:51 am

For the record, I’m just messing around.

Nov 9, 2006 5:07 am

[quote=rook4123]For the record, I’m just messing around.
[/quote]

Sounds to me like you were being a real jackass and got called out on it, and now you’re backpedalling…

Nov 9, 2006 1:22 pm

Alright, joedabrkr, I don’t care what you think.

I was looking at your profile and you have over 3.41 posts on avg per day. Thats way more than anyone else here.

Thats sad, you have no life, and obviously no business. And don’t give
me the I have so much money in fee-based and trails I don’t work that
much line. Obviously you don’t have anything else better to do.

Nov 9, 2006 3:25 pm

Sounds like backpedalling to me also…

Nov 9, 2006 7:05 pm

BankFC, go sell some CDs

Nov 9, 2006 7:24 pm

[quote=rook4123]Alright, joedabrkr, I don’t care what you think.

I was looking at your profile and you have over 3.41 posts on avg per day. Thats way more than anyone else here.

Thats sad, you have no life, and obviously no business. And don’t give
me the I have so much money in fee-based and trails I don’t work that
much line. Obviously you don’t have anything else better to do.

[/quote]

My life is just fine.  Turnabout is fair play, and I’m not losing any sleep over your opinion, trust me.  I don’t worry about how “hard” I work, I concern myself with how effective I am, and how much it puts into my pocket.  Chew on that one and see if you can figure it out, smart guy.

Nov 9, 2006 8:46 pm

Umm… rook?  You can’t really clap at your own burn.  It’s like telling a joke and then bursting out laughing.  Especially when it’s not really a good one.  But in all fairness I’ll give you another try. 

Nov 9, 2006 8:47 pm

[quote=rook4123]BankFC, go sell some CDs [/quote]

Wow, that was a good one...did your mom help you think of that? 

Don't get mad just because you tried to low brow on another's profession and got called out.  Grow a spine.

By the way, how much life insurance do you own?...I have $500,000 UL-G from John Hancock, and I plan to buy a lot more.

Nov 9, 2006 9:02 pm

[quote=rook4123]Hey JimmytheRocker,
Are you a big insurance guy? I usually can see the sleeziness and put the two together.
[/quote]

[quote=rook4123](Also forgot to mention), I bet when you get the appointment you sell them a fat whole life policy and stick them in a terrible variable annuity.
Am I right?
[/quote]

Damn, you are a self righteous prick of the worst kind...NO BALLS to stand behind what you say.  I don't blame you, since what you have to say is pretty much sh*t anyway...makes sense.

Nov 10, 2006 2:06 am

I am dying laughing right now, all of you guys are hilarious. This kind of stuff cracks me up. 

Nov 10, 2006 5:32 am

You see?  That’s exactly what I’m talking about.  Laughing at your own joke…

Nov 10, 2006 10:35 pm

[quote=rook4123]I am dying laughing right now, all of you guys are hilarious. This kind of stuff cracks me up. 
[/quote]

Rook, the old rule is; when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

You keep getting yourself in deeper here. I suspect that you are not really entertained, but instead, highly offended. As you should be, because these guys are taking some really hard shots at you. I would be offended. Yet in all fairness, I wouldn't keep coming back and pouring gasoline on the fire. Unfortunately for you, that odor you're smelling is you getting burned. And that's not a pleasant experience.

One thing about this site is that if you try to BS us someone here is going to call you on it. And they're not going to be nice about it. I don't like that usually, but Im not the internet police. So, understand how it works.

I trust you come to this site for the content. You are either looking for ideas or information or you are looking to contribute and help guide those who are asking for help. let's do that. Put down the shovel and the gas can. Join us in making this the best place on the net for financial services rep to share ideas and help each other. This business is tough enough don't you think?

We are judged here by the content we provide. Become a positve contributor. I for one will welcome that.

I called you on your original comment because jimmytherocker always contributes positive content. Every post, he is either telling us how he markets, about his successes, or about how excited he is. maybe someone in a slump catches on to his positive attitude. maybe someone starts using element of his marketing approach. Whatever the case, the content is good for the forum. We need more guys like him around. Someone calling him to task with a slanderous jabb for no better reason than they don't like his end of the business is totally uncalled for. I for one don't want the JTRs of this forum to give up on it because they get attacked for no reason.

So, if you have positve content to add, I for one would be glad to read it.

Nov 11, 2006 1:55 am

Well said BondGuy.  I might have sent a pretty strong shot at him, but only because he was being so obnoxious.  Kind of like the old story about how the only way you can get a donkey’s attention is whacking him in the head with a 2x4 or something like that.  But yet this guy keeps coming back and stirring the pot.  That sort of behaviour is indicative of a certain lack of common sense, if you ask me.

Nov 11, 2006 12:25 pm

Wrong again, I’m highly entertained.

Nov 11, 2006 1:26 pm

"By the way, how much life insurance do you own?...I have $500,000 UL-G from John Hancock, and I plan to buy a lot more."

Never plan on buying more.  Insurability is a very precious thing.  If you are going to need more coverage in the future, buy it now.   Every week I talk to someone who needs coverage and is uninsurable or insurable at much higher rates.  Almost all of these people would have had no problem getting coverage before the coverage was needed.  

Nov 11, 2006 2:00 pm

[quote=rook4123]Wrong again, I'm highly entertained. [/quote]

Rook, you're taking the wrong road, but that's your choice.

Again, I look forward to any positve content you wish to add.

Have a good weekend!