This is what The Barber Shop looked like on December 6, 1998 (a few months after was registered as a domain). Kinda crude, but considering it was all raw HTML hard-coded by a self-taught programmer (me), it's really not too bad.

The Barber Shop reconstruction courtesy of The Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

The Barber Pole

The Barber Shop

The Resource Place
Speakers, Trainers, Meetings Professionals and Event Planners


Great gift ideas for the holidays

How to Choose the Perfect Speaker

Instant Information on the best Professional Speakers

What does Bill Gove, first president of the National Speakers Association, say every speaker should have?

Find this (and more!) in
The Meetings Place, Finders Speakers, The Bookstore,
What's New, and About the Proprietor!

The Meetings

for the Meetings Industry

Includes "How to Choose a Speaker", over 200 CVB websites, and dozens of meetings and hospitality associations!

Finders Speakers

"Finders Speakers" is our exciting list of professional speakers who have web pages or websites. Meeting planners -- let your fingers do the browsing.... through Finders Speakers!

Barber Shop Bookstore

The Barber Shop, in association with Amazon Books, offers the best books on motivation, self-help, public speaking, and more. Check it out!

What's New?
"What's new in the Barber Shop?" keeps you current on our latest updates.
 And our exclusive "BS Search Engine" (no, the 'BS' stands for Barber Shop!) lets you find anything, quickly and easily.

About the Proprietor

Jim Barber is a professional speaker, author, and website designer. Discover more about "the engineer of success"... right here!

The Barber Pole

This is the "home page" for The Barber Shop (http://www.thebarbershop . com),
an electronic clearinghouse of information for the Meetings and Hospitality Industry.

Questions or comments about The Barber Shop? Write me!

Copyright 1997 by Barberian Enterprises, Inc. WebMastered by Jim Barber.

(Note to programming purists — The original page was written in early HTML using lots of "<BIG>" and "<FONT>"commands and other stuff that's no longer recommended. To keep browsers from freaking out, I've updated the page to use modern HTML / CSS, and disabled all the links. Otherwise, I haven't touched it.)