Monthly Archives: August 2016

Negative reviews – a response

Hi Chris! I read your latest post:¬†https://christopherbarrow.me/2016/08/11/reviews-heaven-or-hell/ You may already be going down this track, but we’ve been in touch with NHS Choices regarding some other issues recently, and although they often refuse to remove reviews, they do have a … Continue reading

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Reviews – heaven or hell?

An email from a dental practice owner this week has me thinking: We are getting some poor reviews on NHS choices , some look a bit suspicious and overtly malicious and we may well be getting confused with another NHS … Continue reading

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Training marketing champions

I’ve been working with three brand new in-practice marketing champions (as well as the Group Marketing Co-ordinator) this morning at Genesis Dental Care, a Derbyshire-based mixed micro-corporate that wants to make a difference. Refreshingly, the owners are driven by issues … Continue reading

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The Marketing Delusion

The Delusion There is no such thing as a “done for you” marketing solution. There are two marketing solutions: Done by you Done with you Done by you (very rare in dentistry) – your internal team cover all the bases … Continue reading

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The Complete Business Manager

In my 23 years of coaching dentists I have worked with some outstanding dental business managers, business development managers, practice managers and clinic managers. Over that time the distinctions between these job titles have become very noticeable, as has the … Continue reading

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The Eruv

Warning: if your religious sensibilities are easily upset, please don’t read this post. Trafford Council Planning Application Number 88955/FUL/16 Erection of supporting poles and linking wires associated with the creation of an Eruv (a continuous boundary designated in accordance with … Continue reading

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The Water Bucket Test

Back in the early 80’s I was a broker consultant (technical rep) for Hambro Life Assurance – a new and innovative life and pensions company. They employed many “American” sales tactics (as they were described back then), very much an … Continue reading

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So who coaches the coach?

I was asked this question yesterday: who coaches you CB? My initial response was reactive: I’ve worked with various amazing coaches over the years – Thomas Leonard, Dan Sullivan, Michael Gerber, Michael Myerscough, Marlene Panet-Raymond, Carole Gaskell; I’ve read¬†books, watched … Continue reading

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Addicted to the fight

I was watching an episode of Ray Donovan (Season 3) a few evenings ago (no spoilers please), when a female character commented about our hero: You don’t give a XXXX about the cars, the money and the power do you? … Continue reading

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Getting Barrowed-Up

The purpose of this post is to give you advanced notification of a change in the branding of 7connections and Coach Barrow from 1st September 2016. 7connections is 3.5 years old now and, although in the early stages it was … Continue reading

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