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Author: Frank Abbruzzese

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What do you find makes a presentation fun? The last several presentations I did included the standard PowerPoint deck and I found the number of slides and content just was not the right fit for the audience. It felt right to skim some slides quickly and to skip other slides altogether. During the last two presentations, I abandoned the script and the slide deck and just went with the flow. The reaction from the audience was positive, they were more interactive and...

Why is it important to give back to the community? Our community supports us in our careers, our businesses, our families and as we grow as individuals. So, in my mind, the question should be: Am I doing enough to support the community that has supported me? Last week, 12 AlphaKORians agreed to volunteer to prepare and serve lunch at the Downtown Mission. It was a very humbling and eye-opening experience, to say the least. 230 people from our community came...

Here are some things I find that can help you stay focused. Lists Do you have lists that you create every day and check off items as you complete them? I am known for my lists. Everything goes on a list in either First in First out (FIFO) sequence or in order of priority depending on the nature of the item. I have a daily list, a list to do at home, on the weekend and a personal list. Lists help you stay...

I deserve to earn a great income Being a top producer goes hand-in-hand with earning a great income, yet it does not have to always be about money. Sometimes it could be about giving back to the community and making a difference which defines you as a top producer. Prospects need my product, service or solution Well if you do not believe your prospects need your solutions, then neither will your prospects. This shows you need to be confident and not arrogant. When...

This week we revisit this topic from a few years ago about effective listening. Thanks for the suggestion and keep sending your feedback. I sometimes catch myself asking someone their name right after I'm introduced - was I really focused and listening? Here are some tips on enhancing your listening skills. Feel free to share your good and not so good experiences. Don't think about your response while the other person is talking. Ever notice as soon as the speaker is finished talking,...

How are you and your team embracing social media? There are so many tools to choose from and it can be information overload. Where do you begin or how do you adjust your current strategy? How do you decide which channels to use? Step back and think about what your goals are. Who is your target audience? What is your message?   What do you and your brand want to be known as? Here is my strategy I'd like to share with you. It...

This week we invite Guest Blogger Martha Reavley, Associate Professor of Management at the University of Windsor. Plant Something Networking is like farming – it requires that something is planted – an idea – by a single network member or by a group and that members work together to nurture and grow that idea. Share your ideas and listen to others. Mutuality Farmers know a great deal about symbiosis as do great leaders. If you hate networking and think it’s phony, change your perspective....

Back to the Past. Let's say we have a flux capacitor and a DeLorean DMC-12. We go back in time to August 21, 2011 and take a look at Building Circles first blog published at 8:52 am: Title:  Why Am I Writing This Blog? To share stories with everyone on our experiences with connecting with people. Being part of many networking groups and having experienced success in some and having been part of creating a couple of successful groups are the inspiration to create...

Fear I have shared with you in the past my biggest fear is the fear of failure. This inspires me to focus on being successful with all decisions made. Sometimes I am wrong and like most leaders, good thing most of the time we are correct. Thanks to our instincts and our circles of people around us who help us make the right decisions on a consistent basis. Leaders overcome the fear of making mistakes and overcome the fear of letting others...

The topic of following through keeps arising when talking to other entrepreneurs, managers and sales professionals and thought I would share some updated thoughts on this subject. Following through is one of the key components to building and maintaining business relationships. Remember my blog about the three key components to good communication:  1. Follow-up 2. Follow-up 3. Follow-up. Are you going to do what you said you were going to do? Can I trust you are going to take care of this?...