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a struggle for their loved ones, leaving little time to
savor life’s wondrous moments.
In the LIAM Producer Toolkit, you’ll see that LIFE
has developed a series of Wonders of Life marketing
resources to help you communicate this important
message. You’ll want to tell your clients and prospects
about the Wonders of Life Photo Contest. At the Wonders of Life microsite (
will find a link to the photo-sharing website flickr.com,
where they can enter the contest. All they need to do is
upload a photo that captures a “wondrous moment” in
their lives and they could win a new digital camera or
other great prizes.
Headlining LIAM 2009 is actor and producer Chris Noth,
who is best known for his leading roles in Sex and the City
and Law & Order. Noth grew up in a life insurance family.
Both his father and grandfather were life insurance agents.
Sadly, that’s not where Noth’s connection to the life insurance industry ends. When he was nine, his father died in a
car accident, leaving his mother to raise three boys on her
own. The proceeds from his insurance helped the family
during that difficult time and enabled Noth’s single, working
mother to put all three of her sons through college. ;
Jon Dressner is SVP/chief creative officer of the LIFE Foundation. Contact him at 202-464-5000, Ext. 4442.
2009 NAIFA CONVENTION AND CAREER CONFERENCE
Register On Site in Orlando
Advance registration for this year’s NAIFA Convention and Career Conference ends on
Aug. 10, but you can still register in
Orlando for this important meeting.
NAIFA’s Convention and Career Conference is too important an event for
you to miss. Join your colleagues from
around the nation from Sept. 12-16 at
the Orlando World Center Marriott in
“Whether you come for the full
convention or take advantage of the
reduced rate for a one-day registration, you will find networking and professional development opportunities
specific to your practice,” says Tom
Currey, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, 2009
Convention Committee Chair.
Along with the 45 educational
workshops, the general sessions feature great speakers such as:
Meryl Comer is an Emmy-Award winning reporter, producer and talk show
host with over 30 years of experience
in broadcast journalism. As a journalist
specializing in business news, Comer has
long understood the value of insurance
products. As the primary caregiver for a
husband suffering from Alzheimer’s for
more than 12 years, Comer understands
the emotional, physical and financial
strain on caregivers and families. Comer
tells a powerful story of the importance of
the products we sell and the harsh reality
of a disease that is likely to touch all of
our lives in some way.
brought him international fame, and
his personal story of triumph in the
face of adversity serves as an inspiration to audiences worldwide.
include 30 of Fortune’s Most Admired
Companies and 11 of Fortune’s Best
Companies to Work for in America.
Michael Duffy is the assistant managing
editor and chief political correspondent
for Time Magazine. He is a regular on
PBS’ “Washington Week” with Gwen
Ifill, and has appeared on “Face the Nation,” “Meet the Press” and NPR’s “All
Things Considered.” Duffy will provide
us with a view from Washington.
Irish tenor, recording artist, physician
and champion disabled athlete Ronan
Tynan moves audiences like few others
can. Tynan is renowned for his performances at many memorable events, including the 9/11 memorial services at
Yankee Stadium and Madison Square
Garden, as well as Ronald Reagan’s
funeral. He may be most recognized
for his stirring rendition of “God Bless
America.” His performances have
Dr. Lance Secretan is one of the
world’s foremost thinkers about
leadership and a renowned pioneer
in innovative methods of inspiring
people and organizations. The former
CEO of a Fortune 100 company and
an acclaimed business school professor, Secretan works with a gifted
worldwide faculty changing the lives
of people, transforming organizations and revolutionizing the way they
think about leadership. His clients
Mark Gungor is one of the most
sought-after speakers on marriage
and communication in the country.
His candid and comedic approach
uses unforgettable illustrations to
teach proven principles designed to
strengthen and enhance relationships
and communication. Gungor’s presentations are about helping people get it
right, get along, have fun and achieve
a successful relationship.
All of the programming details,
registration options and other new
features of this premier event are
Onsite registration in Orlando will
open on Saturday, Sept. 12. ;
John Boyle is AVP, Meetings & Convention.
Contact him at 703-770-8267.