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Author: Frank Abbruzzese

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  This is always a hot topic when discussing business with other professionals.  Why do some Teams move forward together while other Teams seem stagnant?  I just cringe when someone answers a question about trying something different with "No, that won't work, because we've always done it this way". Why are so many resistant to change?  Why do so many want to be complacent without even considering how to do it better? Embrace change.  Accept change.  Make the changes you know you need...

  What is your inspiration to do what you do? For me, it is working with people to make a positive difference.   Listening to stories about what others want to accomplish is inspiring.  Hearing about the challenges or why they cannot do it motivates me nudge them to step up and overcome these obstacles. Connecting people to help grow their network, their business and their impact is inspiring.  You never know where an introduction can lead to.   It is so exciting...

  We revisit this topic which falls in line with one of my favourite things about being an Entrepreneur which means to be vulnerable.  Are you the Brave One to be an Entrepreneur? Here are the 5 traits to be a Brave One: 1. Tension We need to have some tension about something that matters to us.  Be unreasonable in your desire to own it.  Channel this tension to be a Brave One and make it happen.  Make changes that make a difference. 2. Obsession The...

  How many e-mails do you send out in a day?   How many of them do you get replies to? Personalize your e-mail Message If you use templates and mass mailing for the majority of your e-mails, you may notice a small percentage of replies.   Personalize your message by referencing something that was shared by the person or something you learned about them or their company. Take the time to pay attention to details and reference it in your message.   An...

  Imagine having a group of people you can contact at anytime to assist you with anything.   Some refer to this as their "bat" list on their cell phone.   To have people you can count on is one of the reasons why Circles are important to have. Everyone builds Circles both professionally and personally.  We build them with all types of individuals and some groups form naturally.  I am very fortunate to have great people close in my Family, Friends,...

  It has been nine years since six of us launched an organization for Technology and Innovation which would evolve to become WEtech Alliance.  It was a collaborative effort, including competitors, working together to build the foundation for this organization. How did it work sitting on a Board with your competition?   Well, at first we actually did not really know each other, however, we did know of each other.   As professionals, you quickly learned to respect your competition and avoided...

  Last week, I had the privilege of telling my story at the YQG Talks event.   It was a night for passion, creativity and to hear nine of us share our story on what drives us and how we  are making an impact on the Region. Thanks to Cierra Bray for inviting me to share my story. There were about 200 people in the crowd at The Olde Walkerville Theatre and it was a successful event! The guidelines for our talk were based on...

  Get Back to The Customer What is a realistic time frame to return a phone call or reply to an e-mail?   Why do some choose not to get back to the customer at all? Respond in a timely fashion, such as,  same day, within 4-business hours or by the end of the next business day.  I think if you set your rule somewhere along these lines, you will be OK. What about getting back immediately?   Sometimes it is a rushed reply,...

  Time management and giving back to the community are two topics that keep resurfacing when having discussions with other business professionals.   As I retire from the WEtech Board after nine incredible years, it was truly an honour to be a founding member of this organization we built for the Technology and Innovation Sector.   The WEtech Team and President Yvonne Pilon are just amazing! Many people ask how can I accomplish so many things with work, volunteer, family and leisure...

  Many of us go to a lot of networking events while some are just starting to network.  There are networking events such as the WindsorEssex Circle which provide a welcoming atmosphere to connect.  Many first time networkers attending the Circle events are having positive experiences and they are learning to share their stories and make new connections. Successful networkers genuinely like to help others.  When we see someone new or someone not part of a conversation, we gravitate towards them, start...