Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: High-Tech Presentation

Issue No. 95 October 29, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: High-Tech Presentation

This week’s reflection point: Have you ever attended a speaking presentation where the presenter was struggling while trying to get the technology to work rather than focus on his or her presentation? I have to admit that I have sat through several of those.

Why is it so many get caught up in trying to impress the audience with their technical savvy rather than focus on delivering their powerful message?

Today, I am delivering a presentation to the Pittsburgh Consulting Community and as I was reviewing my notes it occurred to me that I had better not make the same mistake that I preach about.

This week’s tip: Technology is a great enabler. Use it wisely. Let it complement, add value and support what you do, rather than the other way around.

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

 

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If you’d like to reach me email: [email protected]
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© Chad Barr 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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Presenting For The Pittsburgh Consulting Community

I am looking forward to presenting to the great consultants of the Pittsburgh Consulting Community.

Achieving Global Web Presence and Thought Leadership

Cyber Strategies to Transform Your Business

Presented by Chad Barr, President of the Chad Barr Group Inc.

What are the best practices of multi-million dollar entrepreneurs? How do they leverage their web presence to significantly grow their business and dominate the web? What can you do to strengthen your thought leadership, increase your global reach, and generate significant more revenue?

Chad Barr is the business and internet mastermind who created Alan Weiss’s digital on-line empire.  He is the founder of The Chad Barr Group and has helped hundreds of consultants, entrepreneuers and organizations on four continents.  He will share with us the latest amazing ideas on how to make money and build a community of loyal clients who love doing business with you.

During Chad’s program, you will learn how to:

  • Leverage the web to dominate your niche expertise
  • Create instant credibility
  • Evaluate your Internet Strategy Profile
  • Create a million dollar blueprint for success
  • Attract clients with Internet Marketing Gravity
  • Build communities around your brand
  • Avoid key mistakes people make with their sites
  • Easily incorporate podcasts and videos to reach new audiences
  • Produce products to generate revenue
  • Develop a practical action plan to turbo-charge your growth

Special Feature:  During the program, Chad will anlayze the web presence of three Consulting Community volunteers and provide strategic and tactical recommendations on how they can dramitically improve their web presence.

“ Chad is the most brilliant technical guy in the world and that’s why I use him.“  Dr. Alan Weiss, Summit Consulting

Chad creates tomorrow’s thought leaders.”  Dr. Sally Mounts, Auctus Consulting Group

You are like Picasso.  I give you the color and you make it all happen.” Steven Gaffney, The Steven Gaffney Company

When: Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Where:

Sigmas Conference and Event Center
1717 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15209

Register Here.

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New Web Presence Launch – Cantor Laurel Barr

It’s show time!

I am thrilled to announce another outstanding creation from my team at The Chad Barr Group. The launch of the brand new web presence for my wife, Cantor Laurel Barr.

Laurel serves the community as a personal cantor. She has created a special niche working with wedding couples, preparing them for their special day and creating ceremonies that capture their personalities. Her sense of humor and lighthearted style has made for some really incredible moments that bring laughter to the heart and even a tear to the eye. She also officiates funerals, unveilings, tutoring, and teaching hands on – interactive Jewish education. She leads worship services for Shabbat and holidays and preschool programs for tots that delight the young and not as young.

I invite you to visit this innovative site, loaded with great resources, and enjoy the journey through Laurel’s beautiful voice, her exciting videos, the Kids Korner section, her special Cantor’s Banter Blog, or the popular Modim music CD, and much more. Check out the rave reviews.

Enjoy!

Cantor Laurel Barr

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Thought Leadership Traits

Issue No. 94 October 22, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Thought Leadership Traits

This week’s reflection point: I am here in Palm Beach, Florida, participating in Alan Weiss’s Thought Leadership Symposium. Surrounded by 28 global thought leaders from 7 countries, one of the many topics we discussed today was identifying the traits of thought leaders. Here is what we quickly came up with.

They:

  1. Are prolific publishers of great content
  2. Engage emotionally
  3. Are Contrarian and provocative
  4. Convey sincerity
  5. Are concise
  6. Care about their audience
  7. Help their audience see the future, communicate trends and predictions
  8. Have a unique perspective
  9. Are passionate about their work
  10. Come across as authentic and original
  11. Are risk-takers
  12. Communicate strongly and effectively
  13. Innovate and reinvent themselves
  14. Have strong work ethics
  15. Execute with great discipline
  16. Are bold and fearless
  17. Quickly synthesize and articulate their point of view
  18. Market themselves effectively
  19. Are charismatic
  20. Show intellectual curiosity and openness
  21. Are pragmatic
  22. Don’t seek validation
  23. Embrace speed
  24. Are seen and heard publicly
  25. Have verbal and written skills
  26. Demonstrate critical thinking skills
  27. Have published multiple book
  28. Demand high fees
  29. Inspire derivatives
  30. Lead with their name as the brand
  31. Use metaphors
  32. Develop intellectual property constantly
  33. Often have a teaching and coaching connection
  34. Are altruistic and here to create a legacy
  35. Exude confidence and high esteem

This week’s tip: Select the top traits that apply to you and then determine how you will improve them over the next year.

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

You may subscribe and encourage others to subscribe by clicking here.

Privacy statement: Your email address is never shared with anyone for any reason.

Check out my podcast series called Raising the Barr on iTunes.

If you’d like to reach me email: [email protected]
or call my direct line: 440-394-8004
http://www.chadbarr.com

© Chad Barr 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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How Productive Are You?

Issue No. 93 October 15, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: How Productive Are You?

This week’s reflection point: Would you indulge me in answering the question: “how productive are you?” Most of the people I talk to often complain about the fact that they are busier than ever, they don’t have enough hours in the day to accomplish their tasks, and they feel a sense of being overwhelmed.

It all comes down to having a clear focus on accomplishing what we plan to accomplish each day and also eliminating distractions that disrupt us from reaching our target goal.

So much time is wasted each day spent pursuing various social media channels. A picture is worth a thousand words. Checkout the above cartoon that my team created. Need I say more?

This week’s tip: Reflect daily on your accomplishments. Rejoice in the ones that have kept you productive and on target towards your goals and reduce or eradicate the rest.

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

 

You may subscribe and encourage others to subscribe by clicking here.

Privacy statement: Your email address is never shared with anyone for any reason.

Check out my podcast series called Raising the Barr on iTunes.

If you’d like to reach me email: [email protected]
or call my direct line: 440-394-8004
http://www.chadbarr.com

© Chad Barr 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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Presenting At The Million Dollar Consulting® Convention

MDC Convention 1

MDC Convention 2

I’m one of the global, expert faculty members at the Million Dollar Consulting® Convention in Atlanta, March 11-13, 2105. The keynoters are Alan Weiss and Dr. Martin Seligman. The 11 expert presenters and your colleagues from all over the world will create an experience that has never before been provided for solo practitioners and boutique firm owners.

I thought you and your colleagues would be interested in attending what is a unique event in the world of consulting, coaching, and professional services. I’d be happy to introduce you to my colleagues during the event.

You can learn more about it, watch a video, and register here:

http://www.summitconsulting.com/million-dollar-consulting-convention/

Best regards,

Chad

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Fun Innovation Through Videos

Among quite a few new projects my team and I have been working on, one that we are getting ready to launch is the new web presence for my wife, Cantor Laurel Barr. With it is a new kids video channels we are calling “Kids Korner” and here is the video intro my brilliant team has just put together:

 

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New Web Presence Launch – Fulcrum ConsultingWorks

Another amazing creation by our team. The debut of a brand new web presence for Becky Morgan, President of Fulcrum ConsultingWorks, Inc. Becky is a manufacturing strategy consultant, an expert at clarifying complex ideas, finding creative solutions to problems, and developing operational excellence. I urge you to check out her site and content. Simply brilliant!

 

Becky Morgan

And here is a short video testimonial expressing Becky’s experience of working with us:

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Become a Game Changer

Issue No. 92 October 8, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Become a Game Changer

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

This week’s reflection point: How do you increase your reach and influence and become a game changer?

The best way to achieve this is to publish prolifically and provocatively. This will reduce the chance of you sounding like everyone else, it will help stimulate and generate new ideas and increase the overall interest in you.

Take a look at the visual below:

I broke it down into four quadrants:

Invisible — This means that you don’t publish much and you are not provocative, which makes you invisible.

Commodity — This means that you publish often but your content is not provocative, which makes you sound like everyone else and therefore you end up being a commodity.

Best-Kept Secret — This means that you are provocative but you don’t publish often, which makes you unknown or best-kept secret.

Game Changer — This means that you are a prolific publisher of content and provocative as well, which helps increase your reach, awareness and makes you a game changer.

 

This week’s tip: Help others by increasing your content creation and become a provocative prolific publisher and a game changer.

 

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Podcasting Microphone

I am often asked which microphone to use for podcasting. Below are two of my favorite microphones:

1. Samson C01UCW Studio USB Mic:

OR

 

2. MXL USB 009 24BIT/96KHZ USB Condenser Mic:

I also recommend getting the following stand and filter:

3. ProLine MS112 Desk Boom Mic Stand:

4. Nady MPF-6 6-Inch Clamp On Microphone Pop Filter:

5. Marantz PMD620MKII Professional Recorder:

6. SanDisk 16GB Flash Memory Card:

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