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“I’ve followed Ann for a long time. Her insight to what it takes to successfully sell as a business is spot on. She constantly reminds me in reading her blogs of the things that make the difference in customers wanting to and remembering to buy from you, and that is invaluable.”

Steve Edrington, CEO, Founder, Service Solutions,  Louisville, KY

“Ann’s weekly newsletters are a great resource for our sales team. Her insight helps us to go to the next level to provide our customers with what they need and are looking for in our company. Thanks Ann for your dedication.”

Michele McHenry, President,
Laser Lab, Inc, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

“Ann Barr’s Weekly Sales Tips e-newsletter is one that I always pass along to co-workers and it is a newsletter that I never delete. Excellent and very useful information.”

Tim Werking, Graphic Supplies Specialist,
Resource Imaging Supply,
Cincinnati, Ohio

“Ann’s weekly tips are helping me to help my sales staff. The helpful information she sends, for example, “what to do in the case of a stalled sale” is invaluable.”

Daniel Bombard, IT Director
Yuma Office Equipment
Yuma, Arizona

“Ann, thanks for your very helpful and informative newsletter which I eagerly await each week – and I keep them!”

Kevin Keane
Consulting Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia

“There are 12 people in my agency and all of them deal with the public one way or another. I have purchased several of Ann Barr’s e books and I do not know how we managed without them. The marketing, sales letters and sales motivational ebooks we use daily. I also receive the weekly sales tips and pass them on to everyone in the office. I would recommend Ann Barr to everyone in the business field, her information touches everyone.”

Jill Whelton, Office Manager
American Insurance Brokers
Greater New Orleans area

“Ann, I distribute your “Weekly Sales Tips” to my sales reps every week. I ask that for just one day that week that they focus on the “tip” and try to use it on every call that day. What’s fun to hear is the feedback I get from them on how the tips have worked – so they really see the benefits and continue to utilize the techniques for more than just one day.”

Melinda Bonfig,
Savin Corporation.
Minneapolis, MN

“Ann, I am very lucky to have stumbled into your email list! I can always count on your to-the-point postings to put some sense to my often bizarre work day. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the good work you do. I really appreciate it, I’m certain many others do to. We normally just hear criticism. I like to make sure that people hear the compliments, as well.  You make a difference, Ann Barr.”

Joe (Joseph J.) Wagner
Florida Time Clock, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL



Is it true that Chocolate Can Make You Happier & Wealthier?

chocolate-cakeYes – research has found this to be true.  Yaaayyy!

If you are a chocolate lover like me, this is great news.

This is proof that chocolate can make you happier.


Scientists have confirmed that dark chocolate is beneficial for our health. The greater cocoa content provides high concentrations of antioxidants called flavonoids, which reportedly prevent cancers, protect blood vessels, promote cardiac health, and counteract high blood pressure.

The use of chocolate as a cure for emotional stress has gotten support from a clinical trial published online in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Proteome Research.

The trial found that eating an ounce and a half of dark chocolate every day for two weeks reduced levels of stress hormones.

There was one point that all research on happiness seemed to agree:

Happy people do better than unhappy people in most realms of life.

  • They have better social relationships,
  • do more volunteer work,
  • have better health, and
  • make more money!


Chocolate-tnWhat can motivate you to be happier?  YOU can!

So . . . money may not make you happier, but being happy – and motivated – can help you sell more and earn more money.

(It helps if you also eat some dark chocolate every day :-)


Okay, I’ll see you later. . .. . . after I find my favorite dark chocolate candy bar .