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Challenges Presenting Biggest Opportunities

Here are some you may want to consider and exploit: Improving and accelerating innovation. Leveraging mobile devices to deliver smart content and answers to your clients’ challenges. Making technology more intuitive. Transforming your brand to be associated as a luxury brand. Fighting cyber crime and creating Internet security. Creating provocative content as a major client attraction spokes. © Chad Barr 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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Inspiration At The Speed of Light Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 64

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This week’s reflection point: As many of you know, early in my career I was a professional musician; playing, composing, entertaining and teaching guitar lessons. It was a surprise to me to learn that some of the world’s best compositions from some of the greatest musicians and artists took only minutes to create. Picasso often bragged of his quick drawing skills. I’ve come to realize …

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New Web Presence Launch – Kris Putnam-Walkerly

We just launched the new web presence for Kris Putnam-Walkerly, expert and leader in philanthropic program design, implementation, evaluation and communication. She helps high-profile national foundations, corporate philanthropies, and nonprofits from coast to coast, as well as smaller regional or local foundations that want to achieve big impact. Check out one of our favorite creations, showcasing Kris’s amazing ideas and impact:   © Chad Barr 2014. …

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To Whom Are You Listening? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 63

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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: Several years ago, when designing the logo for my company, I requested the feedback of my trusted support group and found that …

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7 Ways to Improve Your Audience Experience and Value

When presenting or facilitating to a group, here are some idea to improve their experience and the value they receive: Ask them to share their top issues and concerns that they would like to resolve by the time the session is adjourn. Share you wisdom, experiences and best practices and substantiate with examples. Engage in exercises that allow them to accelerate their learning. Provoke them. …

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Is Theft of Your Intellectual Property Just a Part of Thought Leadership?

Guest Post: Is Theft of Your Intellectual Property Just a Part of Thought Leadership? By: Vicki Rackner MD Imagine you’re a thought leader opening an email from one of your best clients.  It includes a link to an article published in a national trade journal along with the note,  “Are any of these ideas worth considering?” You click on the link, and the article offers 7 …

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Who Is Quoting You? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 62

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This week’s reflection point: If you look around you it’s hard not to notice the quoting phenomena. What I mean by this is the ever-growing trend of people quoting others. Whether reading a book, watching an interview, or visiting the various social media platforms, it’s ubiquitous. What makes it even more popular is our peer-pressure to “like” others’ postings. We have created a “like” society. …

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Things I’ve Realized or Learned Recently

 Rather than instantiating (making the complex simple), most individuals I meet make the simple complex. Life and business happen each day, which have the tendency to mess up the best of priorities and productivity tools. With the best of technologies available, the airlines still can’t figure out how to notify the ground team to be ready at the gate when the plane arrives early. Most …

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What Do I Mean By “Content?”

Content creation is the lifeblood of your organization and the way you manifest new ideas. Here is what falls under the category of content when I discuss with my clients: Articles Position Papers Special Reports Checklists Newsletters Booklets eBooks Books Video Book Audio Recordings Video Recordings Workshops Online Repository Online Learning Online Community Web Copy Blog What are your thoughts on content creation and are …

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Best Practices Are Subjective Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 61

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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: I just chatted with one of my clients when he asked me to reflect on a recent presentation we both attended. It …

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