MDRT Thanks Russell Collins for Participation at Annual Meeting ConneXion Zone
Russell operated as a Financial Adviser in the Risk Insurance market from February 1971 until his retirement as an Adviser on 30 June 2010.
He qualified for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table in 1972 and attended his first MDRT meeting in 1973. In 2012, he attained 40 year membership within that organisation. He is a Life Member of MDRT, a member of the MDRT Honour Roll, and has spoken at 3 MDRT meetings on the subject of Business Insurance, as well as the 2009 MDRT Meeting where he and his son, Matthew, did a joint presentation on the subject of “Succession Planning”. He also presented at the 2013 MDRT meeting in Philadelphia on the topic of ‘ getting back to basics’.
In June this year Russell presented a further session on Business Insurance at the MDRT meeting in Vancouver. No other Australian has spoken at more MDRT meetings than Russell Collins.
I just wanted to send you through an email to say thank you for your presentation last Friday in Brisbane. I would like to say this without it seeming that I’m blowing smoke but it still may. I really enjoyed the day and you have provided me with some really great tools and concepts, some of which I have started to use already, others that we will implement throughout our in the very near future. I would like you to know that in my experience this is the best 1 day sales (soft skill) workshop that I have ever attended."
"Jim, the MDRT meeting in Vancouver in June was fantastic. Your friend Russell Collins was probably my favorite speaker of the whole deal! Still processing all that I learned, but it was amazing!"
June 21, 2016 Joshua Tomeoni
David J Earley
CLU, ChFC , 1998 President MDRT
Goa,India October 2015
Former Past National President of AFA, now retired Adviser
I finished your book over the weekend. It took me a couple of weeks as I was so enraptured by it, I was changing some of my systems/processes as I was reading it. It is a great read and I thank you for putting a Lifetime of Effort in writing.
I got so much out of it. "
Troy Edmondson Business & Estate Planning Specialist, QLD
CFP, FAFA, Dip AII
"Our industry needs clarity and leadership. Russell Collins has written an excellent book that is a guiding light for anyone on the the financial service journey. His practical and explicit comments and tools are keys to success. Any practitioner, new or experienced will benefit from reading and applying his wisdom and experience."
CFP,MBA,MSFS, Past President Million Dollar Round Table
I’m not sure that there will ever be words enough to “thank you” for the presentation you did in Perth yesterday. It was the most valuable workshop/seminar that I have ever been too in my 8 years as a Life Risk Adviser."
The best advice I always got was from my Dad when I was growing up. He said “find an old fella who’s seen it all and ask him what he would do if he had his time again, as great advice is gained from years of experience”. Best advice ever! Teaching us “young blokes” who want to learn, what works. Isn’t it amazing how sometimes the old ideas becomes the new, new. "
Ben Law B.Ag.Ec. Dip F.P. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ – Risk Specialist
BCom,MBank & Fin, DipFS
You gave a wonderful talk at MDRT Vancouver Meeting. Keep up the good work, our members need your advice and your new book is the bible for the Business Owner Market. A Classic!"
All the best,
June 22, 2016 James Douglas Pittman, CLU, CFP First Vice President of MDRT Insurance Consulting Services, Inc. Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
M Comm(Financial Planning), ADFS