Holiday Travel Tools and Tips

Some people would call me a road warrior. I started traveling for business 25 years ago as I began speaking for and consulting with a wide variety of organizations across the country. In 2019, I took 38 trips to 52 different cities and was away from home 110 days. I guess that gives me the qualifications to know something about how to best survive travel.

Travel tips

While most of you don’t travel to the extent that I do, I have learned some tips and tricks over the years that can help make your travel experience the best possible. I hope that a few of these items will help make your holiday travel as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

HazardHub Launches Desktop AgentRiskView™

Being able to obtain accurate property information is key to helping make sure you are providing the best combination of price and coverage.


Over the last few years, HazardHub has been developing a platform that provides consumers with geospatial risk data such as Distance to Fire Station, Distance to Hydrant, Distance to Shore, Elevation, and Flood Zone determination tools.

HazardHub has recently released a web-based tool for agents, underwriters, and anyone else interested in fast, accurate property hazard risk and property data called AgentRiskView™.

Increase Productivity with These 10 Google Search Tips

Like many of you, I use the Google search engine to find information on the web. It’s quite amazing to me how easy Google makes it to look through millions of pages of online information and then direct me to pages that likely have the information I’m looking for. I take the process for granted. I also realize that I am only using a small fraction of the capability available to me through Google search.

google search tips

I’m always looking for shortcuts and hidden tips and tricks that will help do my research quicker and easier. Listed below are some additional Google search capabilities that I include as a reminder or as a new way to accelerate your search for just the information you need. I hope you find some of these useful.

1. Perform Quick Calculations

Understanding the Benefits of UTM Tracking

Today’s newsletter is a bit more technical than usual. My purpose is not to make you technical experts on tracking online marketing activity that will enhance your marketing and communication efforts but to help you understand what is possible so that when talking with your team, you have a better understanding of what’s possible.

UTM tracking

What is UTM?

A UTM, which stands for Urchin Tracking Module, is a tool that allows you to track your web traffic in detail. UTMs are pieces of code that are included at the end of a website link or a URL. Once UTM information is added, you will be able to track data about where the traffic generated by your various marketing activities originated.

How to Add a LinkedIn Verified Skills Badge

In today’s ever-changing business environment, it’s essential to keep your skills current and be a lifelong learner.

Linkedin Skill Assessments

According to new LinkedIn research, 69% of professionals think their skills are more important than college education when job seeking and more than 76% wish there were a way for hiring managers to verify their skills so they can stand out amongst other candidates.

LinkedIn recently started rolling out Skills Assessment quizzes. These assessments are a new way for you to validate the skills you have.