JumpStart Your Drive in 2019

JumpStart 2019 was a resounding success in our hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. We had a packed agenda full of announcements and insights into how we can be driven in 2019.

Before JS19 even began, agents from around the country gathered for three intensive training sessions – RMD Academy, Sales Academy and FFS Academy. No matter what level you’re at with FFS – from new recruit to recent RMD – there was a training session for you.

On January 4th, we took a deep dive into our carrier products with back-to-back presentations from carrier partners on everything from the myths of life insurance to the best way to position a new product. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen delivered our keynote address on the need for new blood in the insurance industry, a challenge that FFS is ready to take on.

Friday evening ended with our Awards Ceremony recognizing the incredible achievements of our field leaders. We saw seasoned FFS veterans and fresh faces walk across the stage and we cannot wait to see how they drive their businesses further in the new year.

Saturday featured presentations from the Home Office on branding, selling annuities, points and commissions, the FFS mobile app, marketing resources and more. Field leaders were able to share their stories through panel discussions, presentations, and short speeches, giving us a glimpse into their experiences. JumpStart 2019 concluded with a series of big announcements from the Home Office.

Events

We announced our Dream Destination Conference for 2020 and we couldn’t be more thrilled to return to Hyatt Ziva, this time at the Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Experience the sweet music, generous people and all-inclusive amenities of this great island. Relax and enjoy the “Irie Mon” spirit on a well-earned retreat.

Leaders Convention 2019 registration is now open. Register you and your team today! Also, be on the lookout for Super Saturday events in your region this spring.

Earnings

In 2019, FFS agents will be getting paid faster and more effectively. FFS has updated the Compensation Plan with new Bonus Pool and Promotion levels. The new plan is in the ABO. ANICO and NLG will now be advancing 100% commission once the policy has been issued, delivery requirements have been submitted to the carrier, and premium has been successfully drafted. Finally, FFS announced Project Faster Pay, an initiative aimed at getting commissions paid up to twice as fast.

Driven in 2019

January kicks off all three of our contests – DDC20, 90-Day Power Cycle and the Leadership Cup. We know that 2019 will be our best year on record and challenge our agents to drive their business forward in the new year. All of the training videos from the main stage at JS19 will be available in the ABO in the coming weeks, so everyone can benefit from a JumpStart in the new year. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings as we help all people achieve financial security and peace of mind with FFS!

FFS JumpStart 2019 Agenda

Pre-JumpStart Training – Thursday January 3rd

Registration open from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

RMD Academy – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Florida/Tennessee (Must be registered)

Sales Academy – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Alabama/Georgia (Must be registered)

FFS Academy – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Mercedes (No additional registration required)

Field Leadership Council Meeting – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Alabama/Georgia

Friday, January 4th

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Registration Open

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM – General Session I – Grand Ballroom

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – General Session II – Grand Ballroom

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Awards Ceremony – Grand Ballroom

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM – FFS Champions – Live

Saturday, January 5th

7:30 AM – Noon – Registration Open

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM – General Session III – Grand Ballroom

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – General Session IV – Grand Ballroom

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Team Breakouts

Join Us For The New Pre-JS19 FFS Academy

First Financial Security JumpStart 2019On our recent Field Leadership Council Call, we announced a new training event for the Pre-JumpStart agenda – FFS Academy. FFS Academy will be from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 3rd in the Mercedes room at the event hotel. “FFS Academy will be an afternoon of training designed to meet the needs of associates who have recently joined FFS,” states Vince Rokose, “This will be a nice compliment to the RMD and Sales Academy sessions that will be running on the same day.”
With focused training targeting our new associates, FFS Academy will cover the following:

  • Agent Back Office Tour
  • Getting Licensed – AD Banker
  • Commissions
  • Points & Promotions
  • Contracting
  • FFS Edge
  • FFS Events & Training

All associates who have registered for JumpStart are welcome to attend. There is no need to register for FFS Academy – join us when you arrive at the Atlanta Airport Marriott and JumpStart your drive in 2019. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

Doug Ommen Selected As Keynote Speaker for First Financial Security

At JumpStart 2019, there will be no question how driven we are to succeed in this business. We have prepared an incredible series of speakers to get the momentum going for each of your agents and their teams in 2019. We are pleased to announce that Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Commissioner, will offer our field deeper insights into our industry. He will speak regarding the need to recruit new talent into our industry, motivating us to build our teams bigger and stronger than ever. As we begin the new year, make recruiting quality associates a priority and let First Financial Security be the place for new, exciting players to enter the insurance industry.

Doug Ommen comes to us with an impressive history of public service. He has been instrumental in regulatory reforms while serving as Missouri’s Insurance Director and regularly speaks to media and consumers alike about the insurance industry, avoiding fraud and ensuring proper coverage. Make sure your new recruits don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear a master in our industry motivate and inspire your FFS teams in 2019.

First Financial Security JumpStart 2019: Driven To Succeed

Want to launch your business into the fast lane? First Financial Security’s 2019 JumpStart conference – JS19 – is just the thing you need to shift into top gear. Our theme for this two-day intensive training event from January 4-5 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel is “Driven.” Enjoy sessions on leadership development, product knowledge and business-building strategies to fuel your success and drive your business to better performance in the new year.

First Financial Security JumpStart 2019At JS19, we’ll take a look at the road we’ve mapped out for 2019 and provide leaders with a first look at the direction, programs, and services rolling out in the coming months. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with staff from our Home Office, hear from our top-notch carriers, and learn from seasoned field leaders. We will also recognize outstanding performance with awards to those leaders who challenged themselves and took their business to the next level in 2018.

If you’re a newly promoted or existing Regional Marketing Director, you’re also invited to attend the RMD Academy, a pre-event session, on January 3, 2019. Designed for rising leaders, it’s an action-packed day of training to take your business farther, faster.

JumpStart is a must-attend event for any leader who is serious about building their business. If you’re ready to shift into high gear, preregister today to reserve  you seat for the JS19 and RMD Academy. To register and reserve a hotel room, visit www.ffs-leaders.com today.

We’re expecting 2019 to be quite a ride, so fasten your seat belt and get ready to JumpStart your business in the new year. Zoom Zoom!

10 Years of Business Excellence

First Financial Security, Inc. Celebrates 10 Years Helping People Achieve Financial Security

First Financial Security, Inc.’s annual JumpStart 2016 kicks off a yearlong celebration of 10 years of business success for the Atlanta-based financial services provider. The event, scheduled for Feb. 5-6, 2016, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel, is the first of many that will recognize the organization for being an unstoppable force for positive change in the financial services industry.

In fact, “Unstoppable” has been selected as the theme for the upcoming JumpStart event. During the past 12 months, First Financial Security has experienced great momentum in many areas of the business, filled key executive positions in the home office, and implemented programs and strategies that will allow it to realize its goal to change the face of insurance.

Phil Gerlicher, Co-CEO, First Financial Security
Phil Gericher

Someone looking at First Financial Security, Inc. 10 years ago may not have seen such a bright future for the organization, but Co-CEO Phil Gerlicher did.  It was the powerful potential FFS offered that first attracted the successful entrepreneur when he was approached to become involved with the company.

With more than 30 years in financial services and insurance, Phil knew that one of the most serious challenges facing the industry was its inability to bring new people into the business. It would take an exciting value proposition, innovative products and an entrepreneurial-based business system to attract newcomers to the industry.  Phil knew that First Financial Security offered all three.

Debbie Gerlicher, Co-CEO, First Financial Security
Debbie Gerlicher

For a decade, Phil, his wife and Co-CEO Debbie, First Financial Security President Meg Jones, the FFS Executive Team, and FFS field leadership have nurtured and grown the company into the successful organization it is today. It is this deep desire to provide all people with the opportunity to get a solid financial education and the chance to build an entrepreneurial business within the FFS business that has sustained the organization through the difficult times and spurred it on toward the better ones to come.

The JumpStart 2016 event will provide a forum for outlining the plans to move forward First Financial Security, Inc.’s goal to change the face of insurance through inclusivity, innovation, leadership and an entrepreneurial opportunity. The event also provides attendees with a first look at the direction, program and services, and materials that will roll out in the coming months.

Preregistration is one of the best ways to ensure that First Financial Security leaders and their teams have a prime spot to experience all the excitement of JumpStart 2016.  To register for the event and reserve a hotel room, go to www. ffs-leaders.com today.

First Financial Security, Inc. associates are encouraged to come back to this website – www.ffs-jumpstart.com – often to learn more and to get the latest updates about the 2016 event. 

Why Unstoppable?

“Unstoppable” Selected as Theme for Financial Services Provider Opening Event of New Year

Momentum is on First Financial Security, Inc.’s side. During the past 12 months, the Atlanta-headquartered financial services company has seen measurable growth in its business categories. The organization has debuted new marketing, branding and messaging strategies. And, as FFS begins its second decade of successful operations, it has embarked on an ambitious and noble cause to bring financial education, empowerment and entrepreneurial opportunities to all people.

That’s why “Unstoppable” is the perfect theme for First Financial Security, Inc.’s JumpStart 2016, the organization’s kick-off event for the New Year.

The Unstoppable theme is actually an extension from the previous year’s event – “Inevitable.” The 2015 JumpStart event explored the ways that the organization had positioned itself to achieve “inevitable” success. In addition to the accomplishments outlined above, First Financial Security has filled key executive positions in the home office, made good on its commitment to innovate on all levels, and put into place programs that would not only invigorate the company, but would allow it to realize its goal to change the face of insurance.

First Financial Security, JumpStart 2016, changing the face of insurance,

As First Financial Security, Inc. celebrates its 10th successful year of operations in 2016, the organization continues to be an unstoppable force for positive change in the financial services industry.  The JumpStart 2016 event will set the tone for the year ahead, providing First Financial Security representatives with a first look at the direction, programs and services, and materials that will roll out in the coming months.

Preregistration is one of the best ways to ensure that First Financial Security leaders and their teams have a prime spot to experience all the excitement of JumpStart 2016. To register for the event and reserve a hotel room, go to www. ffs-leaders.com today.

First Financial Security, Inc. associates are encouraged to come back to this website – www.JumpStart.com – often to learn more and to get the latest updates about the 2016 event.

First Financial Security Announces JumpStart 2016 Plans

Plans for First Financial Security, Inc. JumpStart 2016 Event Announced at Leaders Convention 2015

It will be a hometown celebration in February 2016, when First Financial Security, Inc. brings its annual leadership kick-off meeting back to Atlanta, home of its corporate headquarters, Feb. 5-6, 2016. The announcement was made during the closing session of FFS’ Leaders Convention 2015 in Las Vegas, July 16-18.

The JumpStart event, planned for the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel, kicks off yearlong festivities marking the First Financial Security, Inc.’s 10 years of successful operations.  The theme will be “Unstoppable,” and it builds upon last year’s “Inevitable” meeting, where the focus was on the inevitability of the organization’s success.

It was at the 2015 event that First Financial Security Co-CEO Phil Gerlicher first announced the organization’s commitment to change the face of insurance through leadership, innovation and action.  JumpStart 2016 will center on FFS’ ability to have overcome challenges and adversity throughout its decade of operations to create a thriving organization that helps all people achieve financial security and the peace of mind that comes with it.

First Financial Security, Inc.’s JumpStart event sets the tone for the year ahead, providing leaders who attend with a first look at the direction, programs and services, and materials that will roll out in the coming months.  Attendees meet with Home Office staff, hear from preferred carrier partners, and learn from other field leaders. Outstanding performance is recognized as leaders receive awards and honors during the two-day meeting.Highly Motivating,  JumpStart, Your Dreams, First Financial Security

JumpStart is a must-attend event for any leader who is serious about his or her business. It has been known to ignite explosive growth within the organizations whose leaders have attended. Preregistration is one of the best ways to ensure that First Financial Security leaders and their teams have a prime spot to experience all the excitement of JumpStart 2016. To register for the event and reserve a hotel room, go to www. ffs-leaders.com today.

First Financial Security, Inc. associates are encouraged to come back to this website – www.ffs-jumpstart.com – often to learn more and to get the latest updates about the 2016 event.

 

First Financial Security – JumpStart 2015

JumpStart 2015 was a game-changer with Five HUGE announcements from First Financial Security:first financial security, annual event, jumpstart 2015, norcross, Georgia,

JumpStart 2015 was a standing room only, full house, jammed with amazing announcements listed below!

1.  New Vision & Mission statement

2.  New Corporate Website

3.  Leaderships Convention Theme – Changing The Face Of Insurance

4.   Private-labeled Financial Literacy Curriculum

5.  Lastly – A Second Proprietary Product: Life Scope

Below is a sneak peek of one of the most exciting events in First Financial Security’s history!

First Financial Security, Inc has grown to be a diverse premier financial services company.  They strive to meet the needs of middle American families with financial planning, financial education, retirement planning, life insurance and an amazing business opportunity.  For additional information, visit their website here.

First Financial Security JumpStart Set-Up Time Lapse!

How long does it take to setup for JumpStart?

First Financial Security, JumpStart, Behind The ScenesFirst Financial Security has put together a few time lapse videos to show what happens during large event setups and tear downs.  Each event is different and each requires unique needs with great attention to detail.  This time-lapse video will greatly inform you on the amount of work done to prepare for such events as these.

Watch how First Financial Security prepares for and sets-up a large event such as JumpStart 2014!


First Financial Securitys’ annual JumpStart event sets the tone for the year ahead, providing leaders who attend with a first look at the direction, programs and services, and materials that will roll out during the year.

First Financial Security JumpStart Behind-The-Scenes Thursday

What does it take to get ready for a huge event such as JumpStart?  Well, watch our video as it re-caps the behind-the-scenes prep work for First Financial Security JumpStart 2014 event.  Ready, set, click!

First Financial Security JumpStart Behind The Scenes

JumpStart is an annual event put on by First Financial Security that sets the tone for the year ahead.  JumpStart provides leaders who attend, a first look at the direction, programs, services, and materials that will roll out during the new year.

The annual JumpStart event is something that First Financial Security encourages all leaders who are serious about their business to attend.

Set Up Process for First Financial Security JumpStart 2014!

One Day Left Till JumpStart 2014!

It’s Thursday, January 9th.  This is the day before JumpStart 2014 begins! (Have you read the press release?) First Financial Security employees and affiliates are happily working away to set up JumpStart 2014.  The exciting event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County, California!

To give you a glimpse of what happens during a large event setup, we included a  round-up of photos from this morning:

CEO First Financial Security, Phil Gerlicher,
CEO Phil Gerlicher giving the “thumbs up”

First Financial Security, JumpStart 2014, Registration Packets
Just a tiny portion…

Hyatt Regency, First Financial Security,  JumpStart 2014 event location
The Hyatt Regency…where palm trees are INSIDE!

 

First Financial Security,  part of the setup process, employees having fun
Theresa Blakey and Priti Patel peeking from a mound of boxes!

First Financial Security, Awards Gala Set-Up, with Meg Jones
Meg Jones, Katherine Cherry, & Meagan Evoy setting up for the Awards Gala

First Financial Security, JumpStart 2014, Grand Ballroom
This year’s event is sure going to be fancy! You’re going to love the venue!

 

 

Super Charge Your Business at JumpStart 2014

Business Booster!

First Financial Security is in full JumpStart 2014 mode, with only 3 days before its big California launch! This JumpStart will bring out the best of the best:

  • Refined, master class-style instruction
  • Sensational speakers to motivate and inspire
  • Company roll-outs that will revolutionize your business

First Financial Security,  JumpStart 2014,  enhance your business

This super charged event will continue to equip you and help motivate you, offer inspirational tips on how grow your business and keep you informed of new developments coming out this year.

Designed to ensure you reach your goals as an independent entrepreneur, First Financial Security JumpStart 2014 places your career growth as top priority. JumpStart (#JS14will take you higher—it will move a career from the sidelines of struggle to center stage success!

Attending JumpStart- Part IV

Attending JumpStart Is So Important!

Attending JumpStart and you are probably ecstatic about it!  But just in case you need some extra excitement here’s a few tidbits you will be part of:
By attending JumpStart you will
Watch the fourth installment of First Financial Security’s “Importance of Attending Jumpstart” series.

Attending JumpStart,  First Financial Security, business booster

Feel free to view Part IPart II , and Part III as well.

 

JumpStart Countdown 2014 Has Started

JumpStart Countdown has started!

Remember to register for JumpStart 2014!

Mark your calendars, and spread the word about JumpStart on social media! (use hashtag #JS14)  You do not want to miss this special annual event!

Each year, First Financial Security offers a JumpStart event to super-charge you and your business!  At this event, attendees will meet with Home Office staff, they will also hear from preferred carrier professionals, AND learn from other field leaders!

This is one event you will NOT want to miss so we are helping with a JumpStart Countdown! You can be a part of that by sharing on your social media channels!

Did you know that First Financial Security JumpStart 2014 is only a week away?  Register TODAY!  Better your tomorrow!

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First Financial Security Champions Club Inductees!

Congratulations to these first-time First Financial Security ring earners! That denotes a 100K 12-month rolling income! What an outstanding example of success with the System!
First Financial Security Build Your Business Be an EntrepreneurAt JumpStart, you will learn more about First Financial Security’s proven Business Building System and set the stage for a prolific succession of field achievements in 2014.