The Unintended Consequences of Podcasting: Meet Scott Howell with The Insurance Guys Podcast and iProtect Insurance | The Hive Five

Dec 10, 2018, 11:45 AM

We are excited to be talking with Scott Howell on today’s episode of the Hive Five Podcast! Scott is an independent insurance agent with iProtect Insurance in Huntsville, Alabama. He is also a co-host of The Insurance Guys Podcast with Bradley Flowers, who we had on the Hive Five a couple episodes back. Scott talks about his background, but also all about the good, the bad, and the terrible of podcasting.

Scott grew up in a small, rural Alabama town called Hamilton. Throughout high school and college, he’d always been told that he’d be great in insurance because of his personality. Obviously though, he had no interested because to him, insurance was like the least sexy thing you could get into. After being in and out colleges, he decided to join the Marines and did cool stuff there for four years. After leaving the Marines, he fell into a sales position with a publishing company and got some of the best sales training he’s ever had. After working in sales, he got into the construction industry and hated every minute of it. When the mortgage crisis hit, he lost his construction job. When he lost his construction job, he decided to follow people’s advice and went to work for an insurance agent. He loved insurance and has since become one of the Top 90 Nationwide agencies in the country with three locations in Alabama.

Scott calls himself an anti-thought leader in the industry. He is no different from any other insurance agent, except that he just has a podcast. He’s been fighting in the insurance industry for 10 years now, just like all of the agents that listen to his podcast. We get to hear how he met Bradley and got the podcast started, and about all of the crazy opportunities that have come from having a podcast.

Scott’s 5 Key Takeaways

  1. The Good, The Bad, & The Terrible of Podcasting

  2. You should go in-studio for your podcast.

  3. Self-Awareness: Are you built for podcasting?

  4. Unintended consequences will come from podcasting.

  5. The future of voice.

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