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Author: Frank Abbruzzese

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  This week's topic was inspired by Noah Fleming's Tuesday Tidbits.   Follow Noah and sign up for his tidbits at www.noahfleming.com Be Genuine and Be Real Does this sound familiar?  We hear many times how genuine and real we are.   We do care and we take pride in all we do.   This builds long-term relationships based on trust and integrity.   They key is to "stop selling" and focus on how the other person wants to be treated.  One secret most of us do...

  How do you know if an opportunity qualifies or does not qualify? You receive an inquiry for some information and request if your company can help.   What are your processes to respond to this request?   Do you delegate it, do you respond directly, do you ask questions and take care of the request? Many business peers I talk to seem to have different ideas and approaches.   Some are very successful while others seem to have challenges with qualifying opportunities.  I always feel...

  Being proactive takes a bit of effort and discipline to do this on a consistent basis.   Of course, being reactive is a lot easier and usually is the excuse why we are not as proactive as we know we should be. There are many areas in your business you can take the initiative instead of waiting for someone to reach out to you.  Look at your daily tasks and see how many are reactionary versus proactive.    Look at the reactionary list...

  This topic keeps coming up and thanks to those who asked to blog again about prioritizing.  Do you prioritize based on certain criteria?  The worth of the task?  FIFO or LIFO? (just ask if you do not know what these are).  What you like or dislike the most/least? With the volumes of information hitting us daily, prioritizing has become extremely important to successfully move forward.  Part of the ongoing process needs to include knowing when to say no, as much as...

  What are your top networking tips?  All of us network and a large number of us attend events to make new contacts and create opportunities. 1. Arrive Early and Linger Longer Make it your goal to at least arrive early or linger longer and ideally if you can do both.   When you arrive early, you can pick the spot you feel comfortable with, take in the room and feel comfortable.   You can get to know the organizer and sometimes get to know...

  Do you ever stop and think about what is your purpose in life and in business?  It is a tough one to actually do this and to figure it out if you have not already.   Sure, I know what you are thinking:  You do not have a purpose.   The truth is yes you do!   We all do. Let's start with your personal purpose.  What role do you play in your family and with your friends?  Sit back and think about your...

  Have you sat down yet, thought about setting your goals for 2017 and beyond?  How many New Years' Resolutions have you made and how many have you already broken? If you have not written down your goals, make this one of your goals!  Sit down today, think about what you want to accomplish, write them down and make it a goal to visit these goals regularly.   You should update your goals and remove some that no longer apply.   For the...

  This week, we revisit the topic of being polite.  Do you notice most successful people are also the polite ones? These are the people who step forward at a networking event to greet the newcomer, make them feel welcomed and introduce them to others.   They excuse themselves from their current conversation to focus on the person entering the room who seems to be a bit uncertain. When communicating with a polite person, you find they tend to listen, focus on you...

  Happy New Year Everyone!   OK, when do we stop saying "Happy New Year"?  With Christmas and New Years landing on a Saturday, it was a nice having a 4-day and 3-day weekend back to back this Holiday Season. Did you get out of your routine like me?   I actually unplugged more than usual during the holidays.   Only made the gym one day last week!   Back at it this week and this morning made it two days in a row, so I'm...

  This week we welcome Guest Blogger Julia Youhanna, a grade 12 student at Holy Names High School. I'm currently doing my co-op at AlphaKOR.  I took co-op to see if the field I want to go into during my post-secondary schooling is actually something I want to do. While being here, at AlphaKOR, I have not only figured out I am still interested in computer science, I now also have an interest in business.  Being here and observing staff meeting, phone calls,...