Frontline Branch Virtual Series (Universal Banker)

Frontline Branch Series is a four-part E-Classroom Seminar Series! We will be utilizing Zoom. Each Zoom meeting is a private, invitation-only meeting that is password protected. Each of you will receive a login to register and participate in the training. Each attendee will need a computer, as you will be participating individually and in group discussions. With Zoom, we are able to combine a live presentation, screen views, chat and open questions with pod activities. You will be moved into a group pod room, where you will interact with your peers, answer questions and formulate your recommendations to the group, just like an in-person seminar.

After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email where they can sign up with Zoom and receive their hook up information. All attendees will receive their workbooks via email.

E-CLASSROOM SEMINAR DETAILS

All seminars run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. The instructor will be presenting in front of a slideshow, as if training in front of a classroom. Cost is $250 per seminar or $800 for the series.

2021 Frontline Branch Series E-Classroom Program

With constant change facing community financial institutions, transactions falling, and overall visits declining, we must find ways to engage our clients, new clients, and the community. We must find ways to deliver better service in a more efficient manner. Frontline Branch Series is a 4-part, comprehensive program for beginning and new community professionals that focuses on creating a client friendly environment on a budget. This program focuses on how we deliver the ultimate client experience, streamlining work processes to make things fun for employees and the client, resulting in the optimal business of the future. The program includes group discussion and problem solving, fresh ideas through presentation, and a case-study.

Frontline Branch Series provides professionals with:
  • An understanding of the challenges in community banking;
  • An opportunity to learn and about the best user/client experience;
  • The ability to plan for the impact of technology, artificial intelligence, and self-service on the community branch and professional; and
  • The skills to be an ambassador for the business, and build your personal network.
Part 1 September 16, 2021: Culture Shifting in Financial Institutions

Focuses on the shift from order-taking to an engaged, advisory culture and the team issues faced when changing cultures.

Participant Key Skill Transfers to Take Away:

1. Maximizing performance in the branch, especially when it’s not busy.

2. Maximising the Frontline Professional's own performance as an individual contributor on the branch team.

Program Agenda
  • Why community branches have challenges competing in the marketplace
  • How technology is revolutionizing our business
  • Winning qualities of an effective frontline professional
  • Creating the advisory environment across the company
  • Growing the community branch appropriately
  • Branch staffing model • Layers are collapsing
  • Challenges in changing the culture
  • Analyzing staff performance across the branch
  • Critical thinking • Seeing the big picture of company growth goals
  • War Games • Plan to protect your company’s market share from the competition
  • The why's • Learn the why I am doing something and the interworking of the job using the 80/20 Rule
  • Action plan for skills transfer back to the job
  • Assignment/Project to be completed before Part 2 • Improve a work process
Part 2 October 7, 2021: Wowing the Client

Addresses the needs, wants, and expectations of the new, digital, and younger clients and employees.

Participant Key Skill Transfers to Take Away:

1. Learning how to ask great questions.

2. Working with clients to identify goals and dreams

. 3. Selling appropriate products to actualize client dreams and goals.

Program Agenda
  • Present each team’s Part 1 Assignment/Project findings to the class • Improve a work process
  • Expectations from top clients, whether they visit us at the branch or not
  • Growing the client relationship • Onboarding and All-Aboarding
  • Dream building insights • Dreams you are finding through client encounters
  • Establishing baseline service standards • Hear the dream; pick the product
  • Creating the ultimate UX (user/client experience) • Being a brand advocate
  • Great Cross-Selling • Asking great questions to get the client talking to discover dreams
  • Data vs. data driven decision-making • You know the company’s products and how they help your clients. Discover ways to convert more relationships into business.
  • Streamlining your work processes • Red carpet exercise
  • iGen and millennial clients • trouble and opportunity ahead, must be able to manage relationships up and down with co-workers, and with client relationships
  • Develop leadership skills and wow your employer • They will take notice
  • Team work and flexibility go both ways • employee and employer • there is no department priority over the overall branch
  • Action plan for skills transfer back to the job
  • Assignment/Project to be completed before Part 3: What are you top 3 questions to uncover dreams? How are you rolling out the red carpet?
Part 3 November 4, 2021: Your Advisory Role

Presents opportunities for the institution and professional to engage in activities and skills to drive results across the branch for the foreseeable future.

Participant Key Skill Transfers to Take Away:

1. Learning how to recognize a sales cue and a buying signal.

2. Learning how to leverage technology and social media as tools to help clients reach financial goals.

Program Agenda
  • Present each team’s Part 2 Assignment/Project findings to the class • What are your top 3 questions to uncover dreams? How are you rolling out the red carpet?
  • Financial products • What company products do you use?
  • Growing the Branch • The Bored Board Concept
  • Listening for Opportunities • Recognizing the sales cue or life cycle event and matching our products to help clients
  • Referral form and procedures to get the client to the right professional for help
  • The branch of the future • technology, artificial intelligence, and self service
  • Transitioning your branch to meet emerging trends
  • Team rewards • How does your team celebrate successes?
  • Social skills at events and during work time • How do you interact with clients in the lobby? How do you make a positive impression representing the company while away from work?
  • Social and business communication/etiquette
  • Social media • What to share on Facebook, Twitter • Does it represent you well?
  • Action plan for skills transfer back to the job
  • Assignment/Project to be completed before Part 4 • Make a Bored Board
Part 4 December 2, 2021: Ambassadorship & Growth

Addresses critical skills necessary to make the professional more valuable in the branch, and in the community at large.

Participant Key Skill Transfers to Take Away:

1. Learning to leverage interactions away from the workplace to capture additional business.

2. Learning to best represent the branch away from work.

Program Agenda
  • Present each team’s Part 3 Assignment/Project findings to the class • Make a Bored Board
  • Being an ambassador for your business
  • Consider people you talk to within the community who mention financial issues
  • Networking with clients
  • Referrals discussion
  • Networking with referral sources and centers of influence
  • Networking with prospects
  • Building your network across lines of business at the company
  • Skills practice: Scenarios on being an ambassador for the business
  • Dress in public • Better to overdress than under dress, and dress code standards at the company
  • Doing it right the first time • Proof reading for accuracy
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses • Yours and the branch
  • Community business case study: What can you improve back at the branch? What recommendations do you have to execute these improvements?
  • Summary of the series
  • Action plan to bring improvements back to work

 

When
9/16/2021 - 12/2/2021
Where
Virtual Event
You Will Receive A Link To Join the Events
The Afternoon Prior To Each Scheduled Session

About the Speaker(s)

SpeakerBlock
Ms. Jennie Sobecki
Ms. Jennie Sobecki
Focused Results, LLC

Jennie Sobecki is the owner and CEO of Focused Results, a sales and marketing strategy, consulting, and training firm concentrating on results-driven process consulting and training experience in community banks and other financial institutions. An expert in designing and implementing sales efforts and processes, she designs solutions to drive top line growth through better utilization and training of existing sales forces, including sales management.

Jennie is a graduate of Indiana University and has a certificate in consulting services from Ball State University. Prior to joining Focused Results, she was Director of Sales and Marketing for a $3 billion bank holding company, Sales Manager for a high-performing mid-level Indianapolis bank, and Director of Corporate Training for a large Midwest insurance company. A charismatic speaker and consultant, Jennie consults with numerous financial service organizations on revenue, sales, sales leadership, and organizational performance.
Ms. Jennie Sobecki
Ms. Jennie Sobecki
Focused Results, LLC
Jennie Sobecki is the owner and CEO of Focused Results, a sales and marketing strategy, consulting, and training firm concentrating on results-driven process consulting and training experience in community banks and other financial institutions. An expert in designing and implementing sales efforts and processes, she designs solutions to drive top line growth through better utilization and training of existing sales forces, including sales management.

Jennie is a graduate of Indiana University and has a certificate in consulting services from Ball State University. Prior to joining Focused Results, she was Director of Sales and Marketing for a $3 billion bank holding company, Sales Manager for a high-performing mid-level Indianapolis bank, and Director of Corporate Training for a large Midwest insurance company. A charismatic speaker and consultant, Jennie consults with numerous financial service organizations on revenue, sales, sales leadership, and organizational performance.
SOBECKI, JENNIE

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