Let the games Begin!
Some media experts are projecting that sports fans will watch an average of 27 hours of coverage of the Olympic Games on TV this summer. That amounts to about 97 minutes each day during the 17 days of London 2012. The estimates for viewing audiences are staggeringly divergent, from 1 million to 5 billion—
according to the interwebs, which provides never-ending amusement.
The Olympics are great because the nations of the world gather to compete as equals. All
of the competitors have
spent countless hours
and years in training.
Through blood, sweat,
tears, they have parlayed
expert teaching to bolster
their natural abilities.
Like Olympic athletes,
claims adjusters are capable of tremendous feats
when competing for professional supremacy. One
way this plays out in our
realm is when independent adjusters (IAs) vie
for work. Thriving in a
feast-or-famine environment requires that IAs be tenacious and resourceful in availing themselves of all possible
(formal and hands-on) educational pathways. In this month’s cover story, which begins on
page 18, we explore how pursuing learning opportunities and certifications fosters a culture
of achievement and excellence. We also talk about how demonstrating a commitment to
education is essential for claims professionals establishing the credibility necessary to successfully compete in today’s job market.
I’d also encourage you to read about the newly minted 2012 Claims Professional of the
Year. A bona fide gold medalist in the fight against fraud, this year’s winner demonstrates
that nothing is impossible if you dare to dream a little while working—and stretching that
departmental dollar—a lot.
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Christina Bramlet, Editor in Chief