Micro Key On-AirApr 30, 2023
Micro Key On-Air: Battling the Great Resignation and Attracting Women into the Workforce - Featuring Vicky Oliver
This episode, Meredith and Victoria are joined by Vicky Oliver to discuss the underlying issues causing the "Great Resignation" and very specific ways that you can obtain and retain talent in your company. This episode takes a deep dive into women's perspectives on the workplace and what companies can do to hire women into jobs typically held by men, thus greatly expanding talent pools for all positions and shifts.
Lock, Stock & Barrel: Morgan Hertel Talks ANSI/TMA-AVS-01 2023 Alarm Validation Scoring Standard
Don't miss this episode with Morgan Hertel and host, Chuck Speck discussing the ANSI/TMA-AVS-01 2023 ALARM VALIDATION SCORING STANDARD. Find out how it came about, how it benefits you, and what you should all be doing to prepare as we move deeper into 2023.
Micro Key On-Air: Successfully Managing Stress with Ellen Leonard
Join Ellen Leonard (and of course, Victoria and Meredith) for the first episode of 2023 discussing the always timely topic of stress and how to manage it. Ellen created The StressLESS Method to help us all deal more effectively with stress. The discussion also focuses on your staff - how you can best identify stress-related behaviors and provide support and techniques to help them manage their stress. Plus there's plenty of puns and Alarming Humor to help you de-stress. Hee hee.
Lock, Stock & Barrel: Frank Pietrobono on Guard Services and the SAS model sweeping North America
I cannot think of two better people than Chuck Speck (Micro Key Solutions) and Frank Pietrobono (RSPNDR) to discuss the Security as a Service (SAS) model that is sweeping North America. With police response to alarms at an all-time low in most places, businesses and residences alike are turning to guard services. The question becomes, how do you, as a business owner, make sure the guard company has enough staff to respond to your customers' alarms? Secondly, how do you make sure they can get there quickly enough? Listen to find out. Bonus chuckle at the end...
Micro Key On-Air: How to Get "SELLected" - Highly Effective Sales Strategies and Tactics
Victoria and Meredith are joined by Merit Kahn, CEO of SELLect Sales Development. Come along as they dig into common sales pitfalls, poising your sales strategy for success, and action plans that will be sure to move you from a position of selling - to a position of being Sellected!
Lock, Stock & Barrel: Peter Giacalone Discusses UL 827A and Its Impacts
Victoria Ferro, Micro Key President, is excited to present the first episode of Lock, Stock & Barrel! It's a Micro Key On-Air spin-off dedicated to monitoring stations and the megatrends surrounding the monitoring industry as a whole. Episode 1 features Peter Giacalone and will get you up to speed - and perhaps even excited - about the potential benefits UL 827A brings to table. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
Micro Key On-Air: Making Smart Technology Investments to Grow Your Business
What is a Fractional CIO and how can it help your business grow? What is Technical Debt and how can it get your business in a bad situation - more importantly - how can you avoid technical debt? CEO, Stuart Holtby, does a fantastic job explaining this and more to help your business succeed through technology.
Micro Key On-Air: Former CIA Analyst Discusses Counterterrorism and the Psychology of Criminals
What a great episode talking to Brent Giannotta about his days trying to pry into the minds of terrorists post 9/11. It's amazing how he relates the psychology of terrorists to that of small-time criminals. Use what you learn from this episode to learn more about crime in your communities, and how to best protect your customers.
Micro Key On-Air: Joe Rockey Talks Successful Business Strategy
Joe Rockey of "The Father and Joe" podcast talks with Victoria about how he became so successful in business. You won't want to miss this episode chock full of business strategies and ideas for your company's growth!
Micro Key On-Air: Fiscal Fitness Through Wise Accounting Decisions
Think you don't need to hear any more about taxes? CPA, Charles Read will make you think again! When it comes to taxes, you don't know what you don't know. That's why you can't bury your head in the sand and let your accountant make important business decisions that you should be working out in partnership with your accountant. He's the accountant you SHOULD invite to your party! Find out why in this episode...
Micro Key On-Air: Fiscal Fitness for a High-Value Exit with David J. Walters
Hey there, business leaders and owners. What's in store for you when you get ready to exit your business? Well, it's not all sunshine and roses, but David sure does give a ton of amazing tips for how to make yourself attractive to buyers. We call it "fiscal fitness" - and even if you're not ready to sell for seven years or more, there are some things you need to know right now in order to get started with your fiscal fitness journey.
Micro Key On-Air: The Path to Success (Fiscal Fitness Part 1)
Join us as we delve into the brilliant mind of David J. Walters - a Company Value Maximizer expert helping business owners and leaders optimize and increase the value of their business. He will share the business optimization protocols, including sales maximization and profit maximization. Also get a peek into the predictable growth engine and how it could work for you to help you double revenue within 12 months and flourish after a growth plateau.
Micro Key On-Air: Meet Chuck, EVP at Micro Key and Avid Supporter of the Boutique Monitoring Station
Don't buy into all the hype that the smaller monitoring centers can't keep up with the big players. That's hogwash and Chuck Speck knows it! In fact, boutique monitoring stations are so valuable, that they often beat out the larger companies for accounts. Listen to hear insights into how this is playing out in the market, plus a bit about Chuck's 20-year journey in the industry. Do he and his boss, Victoria Ferro, Micro Key president, have a competitive or collaborative relationship as leaders of the company? Sound interesting? Listen on, my friends!
Micro Key On-Air: Overcoming the Pain of Change
In this episode, you'll get a rarely seen view into the real-life experience of a company president experiencing the pain of change in her business and personal life. Join Meredith Stone and Victoria Ferro for this documentary-style journey to learn ways to overcome your fear of change and tackle small adjustments or large transitions leading to increased profitability and efficiency - but without the suffering that goes along with it!
Micro Key On-Air: Increasing Profitability and Adding Value in the Evolving Security Industry
You'll really like this podcast's Alarming Humor segment! But seriously, we have a guest who will peak your interest (and pique your interest too!) with his idea of how to increase the profitability of your business. Wes Usie, President of Guardian Alarm Systems, will share how he has increased the profitability of his business, and how you can do the same.
Micro Key On-Air: Liftoff! Keys to Success for your Business
In addition to the always family-friendly, but not guaranteed to be funny "Alarming Humor" segment, join our engaging and witty host, Meredith Stone for the in-depth interview of our Micro Key President, Victoria Ferro. Victoria shares both personal and professional accounts of her time leading Micro Key and keys to success that can help boost the efficiency and profitability of your business.
Micro Key On-Air Podcast Sneak Peek
Get a little "taste" of Micro Key On-Air before our official Liftoff Podcast coming soon! Featuring engaging and witty podcast hosts Meredith Stone and Chuck Speck of Micro Key. Meredith and Chuck talk about what their podcasts are all about. More importantly, there's bourbon and a joke. The joke is clean and totally unrelated to bourbon, but you'll have to tune in to see if it's actually funny. (No guarantees. Opinions vary.)