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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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… …

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What’s On Our Mind? Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 210

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You would probably agree with the statement that we are what we think about or the thoughts we allow into our minds. Here are the thoughts and insights that occupy my mind: 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… The best in the world set no …

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Insights Are All Around Us Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 209

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I was reviewing my night photos I captured from some of my recent trips to San Diego, Orlando and Santa Monica. What jumped out at me were some life and business insights that I gleaned from these images and realized that these insights are all around us. We must simply heighten our senses and learn from our surroundings. Here are some of what I saw …

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12 Best Lessons Learned From 2016 Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 208

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As another year comes to an end and things quiet down around me, I find this time to be the perfect opportunity to reflect, recharge and reposition myself for the new year. I would like to share my 12 best lessons learned from 2016 with you: Continued commitment to the creation of unique intellectual property. One of the key attributes of great thought leaders is …

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What Are Their Challenges Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 206

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I just reviewed some recent conversations I had with clients and prospective clients and here are the key issues or challenges they raised: How do I improve my brand and my credibility? How can I better attract new clients and open up new markets? What is my strategic focus? Can I better monetize my content and offerings? What shall I do if the prospect does …

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