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Author: Frank Abbruzzese

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  Many of you have asked how to network successfully and this topic keeps arising in our business connections.   In fact, I have been asked to speak at the Leamington Chamber After Hours event on June 21st, 2017 on this very topic.  Keep sending your comments and feedback to frank@alphakor.com. Here are some tips on how to network with confidence. How many of these have you tried? 1.  Arrive early.   Don't forget to also Linger longer.   Make time for each...

  Are you challenging yourself?   Are you stuck in the same routine and just going through the motions? The answer is to challenge yourself! Last weekend was my first time participating in the Heartbreaker Challenge and it was a lot of fun with some great teammates.   It all started by someone asking at the gym if I was going to participate and my response was probably not.   She went on to encourage me and said to come out, have fun,...

  Are you finding some days go by too fast and you are just overwhelmed with the number of things you feel you need to do?   What good habits have you formed to help? One habit is to avoid procrastination and just do it or at least have a plan to complete it.   Use your own version of the "ten second rule", focus on what need to be done and execute your decision to deal with it. Dealing with things right...

  With the recent massive ransomware global attacks (www.goo.gl/5wZSDF) it makes you stop and ask the question:  "Is that Really You?"  How do you know who is actually making the request, asking for money, sending you a link to update your information or asking to reset your password? Before we dive into this topic, I'd like to thank our Team for putting a plan of action to assist our clients over the weekend to protect them to keep their businesses up and...

  It has been over a month since I was at the Club (that's what we call it at Ironcore Kettlebell) and I made my return this week!   Happy to share I made it two days in a row and the goal is to get back at it again at least four days a week.   Halfway there. During the time off from the Club, I was taking care of an injury, with some therapy, lots of stretching and the toughest...

  1.  Put away your Sales Hat Take off your "sales hat" when attending a business gala.   Let me repeat that:   take off your "sales hat".   Yes, we are all selling all the time regardless what profession you are in.  I'm referring to actually going through your sales pitch and sales process. The last gala I attended, I was pitched several times.   It was unprofessional and the wrong time and place.   It's OK to say "hey there's something...

  At what level are you empowering your team to take responsibility and to make decisions? Successful managers coach and nurture their team.   They provide different levels of autonomy for members on their team.  Teams require a leader to manage the overall direction based on established goals and targets.  Great leaders learn to develop strategies and adjust them to reach these goals.  They step aside and encourage those who want to grow to step up. We also have leaders who use empowerment...

  This week, we revisit this topic and forward to hearing what words you have banned from your vocabulary. Here are the ones banned and strive to avoid: 1.  Busy 2.  Me (myself, I, mine) 3.  Can't 4.  Blame 5.  Excuse #1 and #2 are actually banned from the AlphaKORian vocabulary. When servicing clients who require assistance immediately, the very last thing they want to hear about is how busy things are and how long they have to wait. "I understand you need our assistance now, but we are too...

  Most of the time, when it is about communications, the answer lies within the details. We hear the news and share the headlines with our peers.  What amazes me is how the stories are different even when we listen to the exact same report.  Check it out next time and ask someone if they heard about a certain news story.   Ask what their understanding was. It is easier to communicate in face-to-face meetings by observing body language.  If the best communication tool...

  The Windsor Spitfires just fell short in Game 7 vs. the London Knights.   Looking forward to seeing them hosting the Memorial Cup in May. What is your Game 7?   How do you prepare?  Do you change your game plan? In business, a Game 7 might be a competitive bid, narrowed down to two companies asked to make a presentation outlining their solution.   Now it's down to just you and the other guys. How do you prepare?   Think about the Qualification Stage.   What...