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What Plays in Peoria Doesn’t Shine in Hollywood – Take 3

peoriaHere is a third follow-up to my Insurance Views column in Insurance News and Views. From Jennifer Gregorski of Farmers Insurance in Dresher, Pennsylvania comes the following:

“I read your op-ed for IA Magazine and I couldn’t agree more. I was reading a story to my children one night and part of the story was about the character’s nightmare and it was a life insurance agent at a party! Talk about deflating my ego.

I swear my life is a movie. I’m a 30-something woman starting her own agency trying to balance work, family in a predominately male industry.

Hollywood always takes the cheap shot at agents, we make great villains but if they took the time it would be a great heartwarming movie….
Imagine the scene of a movie depicting the agent delivering the life insurance check to the family after a tragic accident? That family would be in desperate need had that agent not taken the time to sell them a policy.”

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— Sharon Emek, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO

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