Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

Are You the Best Version of Yourself? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 220

mar-22-2017

I often challenge myself, my clients and my family to improve and become a better version of who we all are. Here are my latest learnings, reflections and recognitions: Commit yourself to become the best of who you are in every aspect of life and business such as health, family, purpose, friendships spirituality, finance, education, adventure. The key to having a creative, productive and successful …

Continue Reading >
Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

Driving Traffic to Your Site Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 218

mar8-2017

One of the most popular questions we are asked is how to improve the traffic to the site. Below is a list I compiled to help you do exactly that: Identify and research your target audience, their preferences, challenges, desires, buying patterns and habits. Your content must be amazing and remarkable or it will fail to grab attention or produce results and will be perceived …

Continue Reading >
Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

Be There for Your Clients – When They Need You Most Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 217

mar1-2017

Have you ever sensed a change in a client’s mood, behavior, or tone of voice—where it seemed like something was just a bit off? As professionals, we’re conditioned to stay focused on business and avoid delving into the personal sphere with our clients. But ignoring the warning signs of a client who seems upset, sad, distracted, or troubled isn’t the right approach. Instead, you should …

Continue Reading >
Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

How Provocative Are You? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 216

feb22-2017

One of my biggest pet peeves is boring content especially when presented by smart thinkers. My simplest gauge used to measure the impact of such content is whether my reaction falls under the category of “boring” or “so what?” vs. “wow!”, “this is profound” or “I never thought about it this way.” Over the years, I suggested that in order to increase your audience interest …

Continue Reading >
Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

Do Your Photos Lie? Why They Should Always Tell the Truth Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 215

Objects-May-Appear-Different-Than-They-Are

What does your business have in common with online dating? As it turns out, quite a lot. In both situations, the images you post can make all the difference between a great connection or a really sour interaction. Posting misleading photos on dating websites—like that glamour shot from 1997 that shows you 20 years younger and 20 pounds lighter—will only hurt you when the actual …

Continue Reading >
Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

Do You Offer a Concierge Service? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 214

feb8-2017

When was the last time you received the royal treatment? Moreover, don’t you love it when you are given the red-carpet experience? Of course you do. We all like to feel special and receive that special touch. No matter what your product and service offerings are, you can easily incorporate this concept in your business and delight your clients. One of the ideas I have …

Continue Reading >
Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

Have You Squeezed Them Lately? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 213

SqueezePage

One of the most effective ways of staying in touch with your clients and grow your business is by emailing them your insights, engaging them in stimulating conversations and recommending various valuable offers. The key challenge is how to attract new followers to provide you with their email address so you may stay in touch with them and turn them into raving clients. Squeeze pages …

Continue Reading >
Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

Discard & Delegate! How to Defeat Your Business Paralysis Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 212

jan25-2017

We’ve all been there before: The emails, voicemails, and to-do lists keep piling up, but nothing seems to be getting done. “Business paralysis” is a common issue for entrepreneurs everywhere, who love the excitement of new ideas, and constantly seek out fresh insights. But the only way to fix paralysis at your business is to focus on one small thing at a time—and make sure …

Continue Reading >
Share to FaceBook Tweet It Share to Google+ Share to LinkedIn

What’s On My Mind? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 211

jan18-2017

In my previous newsletter, I asked you what’s on your mind. I received quite a lot of great feedback while some inquired as to how I answered these questions. Here are my replies to the points from last week: If being world-class level was easy, everyone would then be doing it. The three initiatives you are working on right now to create world-class results are… …

Continue Reading >