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April 24, 2020 | The Friday Five

April 24, 2020



The Friday Five for April 24, 2020:

  • Phase 3.5 of COVID-19 Federal Relief
  • A Surprise End to Balance Billing?
  • Managing Coronavirus Anxiety
  • FAQ on COVID-19 Germ Resilience Outside The Body
  • How to Hang Up? Video Call Etiquette


Mentioned in this episode:


America’s First Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Offers Inspiration During Pandemic

Did HHS just put an end to surprise billing?

Final Text of 3.5 Bill

How to End a Video Call Politely

Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?

Senate passes $484B ‘Phase 3.5’ coronavirus stimulus package by voice vote amid tension in chamber

What to Do If Your Anxiety About Coronavirus Feels Overwhelming


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Why It’s Time to Take a More Relaxed Approach to Insurance Sales

Let’s be honest… it doesn’t take a salesperson to know what other salespeople are trying to do. Your clients aren’t salespeople, and they know that, under your official title as an insurance agent, that’s what you are. You want them to spend money, and you want them to spend it with you because that earns you money. Naturally, you’re going to meet some resistance. That doesn’t mean you’re set up to fail, though. If you take a more relaxed approach to insurance sales, we think you’ll see more success. Learn why.

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