“MDRT membership motivates agents and encourages us to strive for new standards of excellence.”
–Kenneth Hankinson, New York, N.Y.
“I believe that if you are part of the insurance world, you need to help new agents achieve success. To me, that is one of the most important aspects of MDRT.”
–Kevin Odell, CLU, ChFC, Savannah, Ga.
“MDRT is the All-Star Game, The World Series, The Pro Bowl, and all the players share their secrets with you! Imagine Tiger Woods personally helping you with your swing? Imagine getting batting lessons from Barry Bonds? MDRT is all that and more.”
–Bradford L. Elman, CLU, San Jose, Calif.
“My personal aspiration as a mentor and a father is to accompany my son to the next MDRT meeting.”
–George Carmeson, Orange County, Calif.
“We are in an emotional business. If youve not realized that during your career, then you just need to qualify for MDRT, go to an annual meeting and cry with 5,000 of your closest friends. I guarantee that you will never fail to qualify again. I found my first mountaintop during Chicago 1999, and Ive not come off of it yet! Thank you MDRT for showing me what this business is all about!”
–Jeff K. Atkins, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
“Wow! MDRT is the greatest experience for motivation and confirmation in the industry! It inspires me each year to become a better person and advisor.”
–Robelynn H. Abadie, LUTCF, CSA, Baton Rouge, La.
“In what other industry can you find the top competing sales people from around the world coming together to freely share their best sales techniques and ideas?”
– John H. Putnam CLU,
“MDRT means excellence in a world where mediocrity is accepted as the norm. MDRT means following the principle of always placing the interests and welfare of our clients first, and having the courage to step outside the square, if necessary, to find the best solution to their problems. MDRT is the passion of standing on the edge of tomorrow, today.”
–Walter F. Putnam, Charlotte, N.C.
“MDRT is the pinnacle of professionalism in an organization with which I always want to be associated.”
– Thomas J. Horky, CLU, CHFC, Middleton, Wis.
“I immediately discovered what a great organization this is, the vast networking opportunities, and the free flow of ideas that are shared. I will never miss another meeting.”
–Sherry Kay Barton, Oklahoma City, Okla.
“I really enjoy working with newer agents and showing them the way, like others showed me 30 years ago.”
–Dan Fortier, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, Eastern Wash.
“MDRT has allowed me to dream and walk with the industry giants.”
–George Reilly, Piscataway, N.J.
“For me, MDRT has always been a benchmark for which to aspire. MDRT membership means you are really serious about learning your craft.”
–Regina Schwartz, Downers Grove, Ill.
“The most important thing about MDRT is that no matter how successful I think I am, theres always someone doing better, someone whos more successful. That gives me something to strive for. MDRT also helps to remind me of why Im in this business and whats important–that you get from giving.”
–Van Mueller, LUTCF, Wis.
“After attending an MDRT meeting, I always come away feeling enthused knowing Im part of a greater purpose than just selling product.”
–Fred Garfield, CLU, ChFC, CFP, Chicago
“MDRT is an experience that has enhanced my career through the constant interaction and volunteering side-by-side with top producers in the industry. The time I give volunteering is paid back ten fold from the ideas gained.”
–Brian D. Heckert, CLU, ChFC, Nashville, Ill.
“Through active participation in MDRT, I was able to meet and learn secrets of successful practices from the top producers in our business, irrespective of company, location or specialty. More importantly, through their encouragement, I gained the realization that as they were able to scale the peaks of professional achievement, I could too.”
–George B. Pickett, Jackson, Miss.