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The Barber Shop is the 20-year-old* cutting-edge site that's home of all things 'Jim Barber'!

If you'd like to explore all the services The Barber Shop has to offer, simply choose "next" (above) to browse through the benefits one-by-one. If you already know which particular benefit you want, you can quickly access it through the Quick-links list on the right.

"My wish for you — as it has been for each day of the past two decades — is that you discover and fulfill your every potential! I'm looking forward to our working together!"

Jim Barbersigned Jim

Jim Barber
The Main Barber, The Barber Shop

Here are your Quick-links to different benefits of The Barber Shop:

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O M G !!!

OMGs — Online Mastery Groups — are webinars conducted by Jim Barber of The Barber Shop. OMG topics vary, but most OMGs focus on meeting the needs of public or professional speakers.

OMGs — Online Mastery Groups — are The Barber Shop's online (so they're incredibly convenient) group (so you can join at a fraction of individual coaching prices) coaching (on all things speaking, whether public or professional) programs.

Want to know more about OMGs? Check out OMG Central for everything about The Barber Shop's Online Mastery Groups.

Finders Speakers Showcase
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Looking for a speaker? There are lots of speakers directories around, but most of them only promote speakers that belong to their particular organization. Or maybe they limit themselves to representing only high-fee keynoters or specialized trainers. Some even don't let you contact the speaker directly!

The Finders Speakers Showcase is different. Our speakers are diverse — from all areas of the globe, from all walks of life, and at all different fee levels. And best of all, all contact is between you and the speaker you choose! So, looking for a speaker? Look no further than Finders Speakers!

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Want to make your next event a special event?
Find the right speaker for you at Finders Speakers!

Wyze Words
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What Are Today's Leaders and Influencers Saying?
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Do you want a quotation to spice up your presentation (or maybe brighten up your life), but you're tired of the same old overused quotations from Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, or — gasp! — any of the Roosevelts (Teddy, Franklin, or Eleanor)?

You should check out Wyze Words! Just as Finders Speakers tells you about the thought leaders and influencers of today, Wyze Words tells you what they're saying.

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Why settle for the same ol' tired quotations by the same ol' tired people?
Discover what today's leaders and influencers are saying!

Speaker Promo
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How Can Anyone Hire You If They Can't Find You?
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The biggest challenge faced by most professional speakers is marketing. When you're a pro speaker, you can actually lose sleep worrying how people are going to find you. And it does you no good to write brilliant witticisms when the only people who read them already know about them. (It's the social media version of preaching to the choir!)

Every serious pro speaker needs to be a member of Speaker Promo! As a member of Speaker Promo, you get multiple individual, full-page listings that you can place in either the Finders Speakers Showcase or The Barber Shop Bookstore (or both!) and you get over 2 dozen Wyze Words entries which you can use to dazzle and impress your prospective clients.

If you're a professional speaker, you owe it to yourself and your career to take advantage of the marketing and positioning opportunities offered by Finders Speakers, The Barber Shop Bookstore, and Wyze Words. Join Speaker Promo today!

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Is your career a well-kept secret?
Stop hiding your greatness!

About Jim Barber
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Jim Barber — the Man and the Myth
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Jim Barber is the creator of Finders Speakers, Wyze Words, the Speaker's Gratitude Board, Jim's Web World, and of course, The Barber Shop Enrichment Center itself.

Drawing on almost 4 decades as a speaking professional, 3 decades as an active member of Toastmasters, chapter liaison for the National Speakers Association, and president (twice!) of the Florida Speakers Association, Jim knows the ins-and-outs of effective presentations. And you can benefit from Jim's skills in a wide variety of ways, from speech writing, book editing, voice overs, and presentation coaching, to Jim's own seminars and keynotes.

Jim presented a TED Talk at the 2016 West Broward High TEDx. There were some technical problems in recording the audio (so it sounds like he's talking in a cave), but you can catch his TEDx Talk right here!

Jim has helped people at hundreds of companies and organizations around the world. How can he help you?

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"Imagine how great you'll be!"

Jim's Web World
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Are You Making the Most of the Web?
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Do you have your own email address? It's so much more professional (and fun!) to give people an email address like "jim@thebarbershop.com" instead of "jimb4987@gmail.com". And you can do it for only pennies a day!

Do you have your own domain name, like "thebarbershop.com"? Maybe you think you don't need a domain name because you don't have a website. But are you absolutely sure that you won't ever want it sometime in the future? Here's the bad news — anyone can reserve a domain name using your name, and there's nothing you can do about it! So even if you don't need a domain name now, it's a good idea to protect your name (or your speech title, or the name of the start-up that you're going to launch someday, or the title of your future bestselling book... anything at all) from being "stolen" by someone else.

If you have your own website, is it secure? (That is, do you access it as "https://"?) Insecure websites have a higher risk of being targeted by hackers, and they're already being penalized by the major search engines in page rankings. Since you can secure your website for only a dollar or two a month, it doesn't make sense for your site to be unprotected!

At Jim's Web World, you can set up your own private email accounts, reserve domain names, secure your websites, and much more. For all your Internet needs, Jim's Web World is your source for the best in Internet resources!

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Look at it this way... stopping someone else from grabbing "your" dot-com domain name for less than $10 a year is one of the cheapest insurance policies you can get!

Pro Speakers Day
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August 7 is Pro Speaker Day
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According to Chase's Calendar of Events, August 7 of every year is "Professional Speakers Day — A day celebrating the consummate professionals who through their oratorical skills help people."

Simple math shows why. There are tens of thousands of professional speakers around the world, and each of them speaks to thousands of people each year. That's a lot of influence!

Jim Barber is the official contact for Professional Speaker Day, and The Barber Shop is pleased to be the online epicenter of the PSD festivities.

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But don't wait for August 7 to thank a speaker!
Visit the Speaker Gratitude Board and thank your favorite speakers today

Speaker Gratitude Board
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Say "Thank You" to Your Favorite Speakers!
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The Barber Shop is honored to host the Speaker Gratitude Board, a place where you can say "thanks" to those speakers (professional or public) who have made a difference in your life.

The Speaker Gratitude Board is where you can express your appreciation to the speakers who have impacted your life, not just on Professional Speakers Day (August 7), but any day of the year!

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How can you applaud a video or webinar?
The Speaker Gratitude Board makes it easy!

About The Barber Shop
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The Barber Shop Reaches Legal Drinking Age!
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That's right! In 2018 (on March 14, to be precise), The Barber Shop turned 21 years old. (That's older than Facebook, YouTube, or even Google!) Check out the fascinating story of this 20+ year, award-winning website.

The festivities are just beginning! In 2019, Jim Barber will celebrate 40 years of being in the business of helping people. Jim's business started as "Barberian Enterprises", but it was another 18 years before "thebarbershop.com" was born. (We had to wait for the World Wide Web to be invented first!) So we'll hold a proper 40th-birthday party for the business itself next year! But first, the big question....

Jim's website, The Barber Shop, is over 20 years old. Jim's business is almost 40. How old, you may ask, is Jim Barber himself? Let's just say that Truman was still president when Jim was born. (In other words, Jim is "older than dirt".)

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The Barber Shop —
Where you'll find nothing about hair,
but everything about the Barber!

The Barber Shop Press Room
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What's Happening at The Barber Shop?
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There's lots happening at The Barber Shop! Unfortunately, much of it is as exciting as watching paint dry (and believe me, you don't want to know about it). But occasionally something really interesting does happen, and on those rare occasions, I issue a media release (or "press release" for you traditionalists) so you can share in the thrill.

Discover what's happening at The Barber Shop in our Press Room!

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"Extra! Extra!
Read all about it!"


Send me The Barber Poll!

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I have a little e-newsletter, The Barber Poll, which alerts you when new episodes or new supporting materials are added to Speaker Gym, Pro Speaker U, or elsewhere in The Barber Shop. To receive The Barber Poll in your inbox, just fill out the information below and you'll receive the next issue, hot off the electronic presses! (You can also view past issues to see what you've missed.)

I appreciate your trust in me, so I'm not going to use this information for any other purpose, nor am I going to let anybody else have your contact information. And you can easily un-subscribe at any time.

I'm looking forward to keeping in touch with you through The Barber Poll. As always, here's wishing you every success!

Jim Barber

"Speaker Jim" Barber
The Barber Shop's Speaker Gym, Pro Speaker U, Speaker Promo, etc.

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