Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Gratitude

Issue No. 99 November 26, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Gratitude

This week’s reflection point: My wife shared with me recently that when she wakes up each morning she says a prayer for being grateful for what she has. I can understand why she may feel that way since I am the first one she sees. It also occurred to me that no matter what challenges we face or adversities we have yet to overcome, having this daily mindset of gratitude is a fabulous way to start another great day.

So in the spirit of tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday and my gratitude, here is my short list:

I am thankful for:

  • Love of family
  • Support of close friends
  • Client relationships and trust
  • Incredible talent, creativity and innovation of my Team at The Chad Barr Group
  • Wisdom of colleagues and trusted advisors
  • Opportunities that this great country has afforded me

And of course I am grateful to YOU for sticking with me.

Thank you for your friendship and Happy Thanksgiving!

Chad

This week’s tip: Start each day with the hope for greatness and with gratitude for all the blessings that fill your life.

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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New Web Presence Launch for Constance Dierickx, PhD

I am proud to announce another exciting web presence launch for Constance Dierickx, PhD, Founder of CD Consulting Group LLC. Also known as The Decision Doctor™, she  helps courageous leaders transform the success of their organization.

Smart, witty, elegant and extremely valuable. Great words to describe Constance and her new web presence:

Constance Dierickx

Here is what Constance said about working with us:

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: When It Snows It Snows

Issue No. 98 November 19, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: When It Snows It Snows

Winter

This week’s reflection point: I am looking outside my office window and am astonished by the amount of snow that has come down in the past week. And it’s only November. Perhaps an early sign of what is yet to come.

My team and I have greatly increased and accelerated the creation of my clients’ web presence, content, cyber strategies and social media involvement. In addition to helping my clients, I’ve ramped up the same for my own company and it’s paying off in a big way. Not a day goes by that I don’t get multiple inquiries to connect with interested prospective clients. This trend is growing by leaps and bounds.

Here are some reasons for the growing trend and how it has increased my business and should yours:

  • Solicit referrals
  • Increase speaking engagements
  • Leverage web site and content to drive value
  • Continue the “give to get” mindset
  • Create trusting relationships
  • Market effectively
  • Increase strategic social media exposure
  • Get clients enthusiastic about their business
  • Do great work that generates results

I guess when it snows it snows.

This week’s tip: Don’t get buried under the snow. While watching the snowflakes fall, enjoy the beauty and rev up your creative output.

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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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: What’s Your Mode Of Communication?

Issue No. 97 November 12, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: What’s Your Mode Of Communication?

This week’s reflection point: I’ve come to realize that my son rarely answers when called on his mobile phone but always replies to texts. Similarly, I’ve observed that some of my clients prefer to communicate via phone, some primarily by email, others, when possible, in person, or via text, some via the social media platforms, and many via Skype, Google hangouts and the like.

It’s obvious that individuals have many different partialities as to the way they like to communicate.

Therefore, I recommend that you embrace and enable as many modes of communication available to you that fit the preferences of your target audience.

This week’s tip: How easy is it to connect with you? Are you communicating and leveraging the many varied channels available to you?

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

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New Web Presence Launch for Dr. Alan Weiss

Now this is a WOW!

After months of innovation, creation and dedication, my team and I are exhilarated to announce the amazing creation of the brand new web presence for Dr. Alan Weiss.

Like Frank Sinatra, Alan needs no introduction.

Enjoy!

AlanWeiss

 

And a few words from Alan:

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Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Thinking Bigger Than Big

Issue No. 96 November 5, 2014

Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Thinking Bigger Than Big

This week’s reflection point: I love the concept of thinking big and in the spirit of raising the Barr, (pun intended), I have decided to start identifying what it takes to think that way. Here are my reflection points:

  • Identify and articulate what your future successes look like in areas of: family, life, health, emotions, business, clients, finances, relationships, spirituality, self-development, global markets, innovation, prosperity and your contribution to others.
  • Set big daring goals that energize you to excel beyond your expectations.
  • Work backwards from the future success and daring goals and create a plan to achieve each.
  • Eliminate excuses from your language.
  • Focus your action and execute your plan fearlessly.
  • Surround yourself with and study great minds and develop trusted relationships you can count on.
  • Review your accomplishments and plan, often, and calibrate as needed.
  • Keep developing and improving the value you bring to others and don’t settle for average or mediocre.
  • Open your senses to opportunities around you and seize the moment to execute them.
  • The way to create wealth is to keep creating insightful offerings such as services, products that make you irresistible.
  • Become a trendsetter.

This week’s tip: What are your big daring goals? If they are written down, are you on target to achieve them? If not, when will you identify them and start executing?

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

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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.

 

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]
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http://www.chadbarr.com

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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

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