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.

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© 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.

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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:

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: What’s Next?

Issue No. 91 October 1, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: What’s Next?

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: When it comes to creativity and innovation, why is it that so many people start and stop continuously, like a sprinter? Or, they innovate and then, all of the sudden, everything comes to a screeching halt? I believe it all stems from the following reasons:

  1. Success which may be short lived
  2. Poor prioritization
  3. Business operation trumps creativity and innovation
  4. Feeling of being overwhelmed
  5. Focus derails from the goal and strategy
  6. Not recognizing one’s own value
  7. Procrastination and making excuses
  8. Laziness
  9. Distraction
  10. Fear

Most people that I meet have tremendous ideas, experiences and wisdom inside their heads. Yet, they do not let those ideas come out and manifest them consistently, effectively or abundantly.

So, whether it is about creating your next article, booklet, video subscription product, audio book, workshop, webinar, or new service, what are you innovating next?

Remember, it is not a sprint but a continuous journey of creation. If you stop creating and innovating, then you become stagnant and perish.

So what’s next for you: publish or perish?

Here is what’s next for us. We are showcasing major creation and innovation of:

  • Web presence (strategy, content and wow) implementations for many of our clients
  • eBooks and booklets design and creation
  • Videos creation and subscription services
  • Podcast channels
  • Process visuals
  • Much more

I am excited to announce that we will showcase and share all of these on our new upcoming web site www.TheChadBarrGroup.com, which is scheduled to debut on November 15th.

This week’s tip: Identify your next innovation and go create it.

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Looking Inward

Issue No. 90 September 24, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Looking Inward

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: It’s the day before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which is a time of year I look forward to and love. For me, the meaning of this holiday is about:

  • Spending precious time with loved ones
  • Rejoicing in my blessed life
  • Being grateful for the many friendships and relationships I have
  • Reflecting on my accomplishments and of those around me
  • Making a difference for my family, clients and colleagues

Shana Tova – Happy New Year!

This week’s tip: Every day should be a time to sit back and reflect at the bounty of blessings in our lives!

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Growth Ideas From London II

Issue No. 89 September 17, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Growth Ideas From London II

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: Last week I shared the key insights I gained from my first day meeting with my global growth circle. Today I would like to share additional take-aways from my second day’s meeting:

  • All growth isn’t profitable.
  • Our life’s story is priceless and contains great wisdom and insights, successes, and overcoming adversities examples. Pull out the gems and share with others.
  • Promote ourselves shamelessly and provocatively. For example: since my brand is about digital space strategy, I could easily say that if 1 + 1 = 2, then 1 + Chad = 2,500!
  • Develop acronyms and provoke with substance. For example: Since SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, I could write about Silly Endless Obscurity.
  • Collect interesting stories and statistics to incorporate in our writing and speaking.
  • When identifying and clarifying our brand or helping our clients identify theirs, fill in the blank in the following sentence: “I am the go to person for _______.
  • Create a distinction rather than a differentiation in our work.
  • What vibes are we giving to our clients?
  • Evaluate and improve the questions we ask at the end of our presentations to entice the audience to stay in touch with us and become a client.
  • Ask our team these questions:
    • What will make you happier?
    • As we grow and attract new clients and team members what can we do better?
  • When reviewing our team’s performance ask myself whether they failed, met or exceeded my expectations and that of our clients.
  • To overcome challenges first determine the ideal future state and then the quickest and easiest way to het there.
  • To change one’s behavior, find out what’s in their best self interest and reinforce with that behavior.
  • Since behind every business objective there is a personal objective, ask our prospective clients: “What does this project means to you personally?” or “When we work together what do you want out of this project?”
  • Keep reminding our clients of their successes and solicit testimonials and referrals.

The Global Growth at the fabulous Square Restaurant in London: Guido Quelle, Suzanne Bates, Bart Sayle, Chad Barr, Alan Weiss, Phil Symchych, Stephen Gaffney.

This week’s tip: Keep surrounding yourself with remarkable people and genius talent. It will enrich the quality of your life and generate astonishing results.

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