I attended the NASP (National Association of Subrogation Professionals) Conference in Orlando, FL, last week. The conference was well attended, with just fewer than 1000 attendees. Thanks to the networking opportunities the NASP Conference offers, I was able to visit with many of my clients in the insurance subrogation industry, and I met some new prospective clients, as well.
Poker Networking: One networking opportunity was the traditional NASP poker tournament on Sunday night. Unfortunately, I only played for all of about 30 minutes, until I lost all my play money. The good news is that the gentleman who took me out of the game has some subrogation matters he needs to forward to legal counsel nationwide. After learning about our complimentary referral services and quality legal network, he will be working with me this week to forward those claims through our network!
Keynote Speaker: NASP always has a world class keynote speaker. This year, Pat Williams, Sr. VP of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, spoke. He is one of the most influential people in NBA history and is highly regarded by his peers. But what really amazed me is that he has 19 children! His book, “Raising Leaders,” includes lessons to help parents raise their children to be leaders. I was so impressed with his presentation that I bought the book, and he signed it for me.
The subject of Pat Williams’ conference presentation was “The 8 Principles to Building a Great Team.” I think the key principles he said were must-haves to building a great team are worth passing on:
- Outstanding talent
- Outstanding leadership
Mr. Williams has written several books on Leadership, Parenting, Motivation, Staff Development, Team Building, etc. If you would like to learn more, visit http://www.patwilliamsmotivate.com/.
Calendar This: I strongly encourage attorneys who would like to grow their subrogation practice to attend the NASP conferences, both for the educational seminars and the networking opportunities. The 2012 NASP Conference is Nov. 11-Nov.14, in Las Vegas at the Paris Hotel.
If you attended the NASP conference last week, please share your comments and feedback with us!
by Beverly Unrath, The National List