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It Takes Two To Tango Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 43

This week’s reflection point: Here is a question I often pose to my clients: “If your clients were to follow your recommendations and do exactly as you recommend they do, would that guarantee their success?” The answer I hear is always, “Absolutely yes!” So why aren’t all of our clients as successful as they should and could be? Though some of you may think that …

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Are You Asking The Right Questions? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 42

This week’s reflection point: I am here at the Breakers, West Palm Beach, participating in Alan Weiss’s Thought Leadership Symposium, surrounded by 20 of some of the smartest and most successful minds in the world. Yesterday’s special guest was Randy Gage who successfully provoked us into thinking differently by his unique presentation style and today’s presenter is Daniel Pink, which should be just outstanding. One …

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Components of Remarkable Content Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 41

This week’s reflection point: When you consume content such as an article, a video, an audio podcast or an eBook, what seems to grab your attention? Well, I am glad you ask. Let me share with you my top 10 key components to consider when creating remarkable content: Make it conversational, which then reveals your true voice, makes you unique and your content easier to …

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Things I’ve Realized or Learned Recently

You can get great last minute seats to any show you desire to see on Broadway. All you need to do is find a good concierge and be willing to pay the price.  “Where are you from?” usually start great conversations with the cab drivers in New York city. The other is: “Would you share a great story that took place in your cab that you rarely …

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What Do You See? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 40

I am at the Palace Hotel in New York City overlooking the magnificent architecture of mirrored buildings, cathedral spires and cement and stone edifices. Within the narrow streets, at least from my vantage point up high, the yellow cabs and cars wind out of the chaos into a stringy procession of order. With a careful eye I can see details; rooftop gardens, flags billowing in …

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Inbox Zero Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 39

This week’s reflection point: We just received an urgent call from one of our clients concerned that her email is having a meltdown and is reloading and resending her 65,000 emails from her own archives. Although our team was able to resolve the issue rather quickly, I couldn’t help but wonder why would anyone maintain an archive of such a huge amount of emails. As …

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