Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find the schedule?
Our schedule is located on the top menu or by clicking here.
I don't see my city on the schedule. When are you coming to a city near me?
You can vote for a Workshop in any city by clicking here.
Which team members should attend SPEED Training?
We recommend that you bring as many team members as possible, starting with office managers and agent aspirants. Anyone who is working with the customers over the phone or in person should attend. If you have a separate Sales team that is not primarily responsible for customer service, we recommend they attend a future class once the rest of the team has implemented these strategies (if budget does not allow for everyone attending at the same time).
Does the agent need to attend, or can I just send my team?
It is recommended that the agent attend the class along with your team, but not required. There is a lot of accountability built into these processes, so agents that do not attend may not be able to implement as quickly as ones who do.
Do you do training for Study Groups?
Yes! Organizing a training for a study group is easier than other classes because you already have a group of engaged agents who want to get better. There are 2 important considerations:
- Are team members able to attend? If your study group meets at a vacation spot, most likely your team members are back at the office. The team uses the SPEED systems on a daily basis, so it is beneficial for them to attend in person.
- How long are your meetings? We want to be respectful of your time together. Our workshop lasts a full day, so if you are used to hitting the beach or golf course by 2pm, it may be best to work with us on your schedule.
Is there a discount for TICA agents?
There is no price discount, but we do offer payment plans. There is a tremendous amount of work done to create custom email templates for each office, so the price is the same regardless of tenure.
Is there a discount for husband & wife agents?
There is a tremendous amount of work done to create custom email templates for each office, so the price is the same regardless of whether your spouse attends on behalf of their agency.
Do you offer the training online?
No, and we do not plan to offer this as an option in the future.
Can I purchase the Email Templates and other course materials separately?
We do offer the Beginning of Day Trainer and its associated email templates outside of the normal class through the BOD Trainer. All other materials are only available by attending the workshop.
Can I record the Workshop for training with my team?
No. We do not allow video or audio recording of the class. We will ask you to leave the class with no refund if it is discovered you are recording the class.
Is the Workshop approved by State Farm?
Because SPEED Training does not have a Master Services Agreement in place with State Farm, we are an Unapproved vendor. We have worked closely with compliance on this Outside Business Activity, and we have raised no concerns.
It is important to keep in mind the differences between approved, unapproved and unauthorized vendors:
- Approved vendor: Specific vendor in which State Farm has an approved Master Services Agreement in place and the scope of the vendor services received are within the scope of the agreement.
- Unapproved vendor: Any vendor that does not have an agreement in place with State Farm or the services received from an approved vendor are outside of the scope of the vendor’s agreement with State Farm. State Farm does not generally dictate what unapproved vendors an independent contractor may use. It is the agent’s responsibility to ensure that the vendors they engage with do not raise concerns.
- Unauthorized vendor: Specific vendor that State Farm has identified as being unauthorized for use by State Farm due to the risks posed to State Farm by engagement with the vendor. Agents should not use an unauthorized vendor. If an agent does use an unauthorized vendor, it could impact the trust relationship between the agent and State Farm.
Can we have the class at a State Farm location?
We are unable to conduct these workshops at a State Farm corporate location. State Farm has not reviewed or approved this material, and neither supports or endorses the material presented. Additionally, State Farm makes no warranty regarding the accuracy or usability of the information contained in the presentation.