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From the President’s Desk

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  On Friday, February 16th, it was a pleasure to sit on a panel for WEST of Windsor for their Leadership and Community Development Program for Newcomer Youth Entrepreneurship. The panel was comprised of Frank Abbruzzese, President of AlphaKOR, Blake & Lindsay Angier, Artistic Directors & Owners of Dance Barre, Ali El Gamrini, Owner of Pushers Collective and Stacey Dillard, Owner of Kavari. It was a good make-up of business owners sharing our experiences, both good and challenging with the students at WEST.  The...

  The top 3 challenges leaders overcome in my opinion are:  Fear, Negativity and The Past. Fear I have shared this 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, we accept this, face it head on and keep moving forward.  Thanks to our instincts and our circles of people around us who help us make the right decisions...

  Do you enjoy public speaking?   It is an honour to be invited to speak at events, talk to the media, do interviews and video's.   I admit it is always a bit nerve-racking and want to know what they are going to ask.  Here are some tips to help with public speaking. Always be prepared.  Ask what the speaking engagement will be about, what is the topic and what subject matter do they want you to focus on.  Write out your thoughts...

  How often do you get the opportunity to share your story?   Thanks to Katie Renaud, Workforce Windsor Essex, for asking AlphaKOR to tell our story about working in the Tech Sector.  It was such a pleasant experience and she sent over details of what to expect on interview and video day. Katie arranged a preliminary walk-thru in advance to determine where and what was going to be filmed.  Katie had good ideas which made it a fun and an enjoyable experience.   Being...

  Are you having any coffee chats or are you having too many coffee chats?  There are so many opportunities to meet in the office for coffee or at many great venues!   Add the lunches, dinners and gala's we attend and it seems like the face-to-face time still works well. Most of the coffee places have WiFi so you can always be plugged in when waiting for your guest or linger longer afterward to stay in touch.  Put the phone away during...

  What are your keys to maintaining customer relationships? Good communications is always a major key factor.  Listen to your customer and welcome the candid feedback.  Take this candid feedback and make the necessary changes to improve on.  This will differentiate you from the rest. Be real and sincere by showing how much you care about your customer.  Building trusting relationships requires honesty.  Pretending to care or going through the motions to care will not cut it and they will notice it. Help your...

  Don't let others take away your dream.   Make your dream a big one, attainable and positive.   Pursue it and make it your first priority.  Bring your passion to fulfil your dream and make an impact. Tell everyone about what you are setting out to do.  Be happy and proud of your dream.  When you first wake up in the morning, think about what you are going to do to accomplish it.  Then set out and do it. Refuse to give up on...

  It's a brand new year and right out of the gate, what are you doing to make it a great year?  Scratch off procrastinating and waiting for the right time.   The right time is now!   Make your lists, set your goals and include yourself a top priority. I like this time of year.   Some people are chomping at the bit to go, while others are kind of easing into it.   Take the reigns now.   Set your goals for the year, both...

  Did you enjoy Christmas and are you still on Holidays until the New Year?  Some businesses are closed this week while many businesses are open today, tomorrow, Friday and some on Saturday. This is the time of year to spend time with family, friends and those you care most about.  We are fortunate to have two families to enjoy two big dinners with!  We spent time at my parents on Christmas Eve and at my in-laws on Christmas Day.   It is always...

  How do you balance work and the holidays? The calendar in December is filled with holiday company events, customer appreciation events, holiday networking events, friends and family holiday events and many others. How many events can you attend and how many do you want to attend? Finding the right balance between work and holiday commitments can be challenging. When clients and suppliers invite you for their appreciation events, it is important to make the effort to attend.  Don't forget to wish them...