Having a Static Webpage Is Like Presenting Only 7% of What You Are

On a networking event you see a meeting planner. You approach him/her and say, “I’m a great Speaker.” That’s Direct Marketing.

You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a meeting planner. You have one of your friends’ approach him/her, point at you and say, “She’s/He’s great speaker.” That’s Advertising.

You see meeting planner at a party. You approach him/her to get their telephone number. The next day you call and say, “Hi, I’m a great speaker.” That’s Telemarketing.

You’re at a party and see a meeting planner. You get up, straighten your clothes, walk up and pour them a drink. You open the door, pick up their bag after it drops, offer them a ride, and then say, “By the way, I’m a great speaker.” That’s Public Relations.

You’re at a party and see a meeting planner. They walk up to you and say, “I hear you’re a great speaker.” That’s Brand Recognition.

OK, just a little fun, but seriously if you are a communicator you do understand that communications can be broken down into 3 elements:

• Message: 7%

• Tone of Voice: 38%

• Body Language: 55%

And you also know that a communicator makes a living speaking, i.e. showing up for live presentations. Consequently 93% (38%+55%) of you message depends on how you present yourself.

How then do you expect meeting planners to hire you by reading a web-page?

How do you expect coaching clients to do the same or to get your message across to prospect buyers when you are holding back 93% of your message?

Having a static web-page is like presenting only 7% of what you are. You MUST have several videos to showcase your talent, ideas, and products to get 100% of your message across.

Would you hire or buy from anyone that only shows you 7% of what they are capable of?

Videos are a crucial marketing package item for speakers, coaches, ministers or anyone that speaks to market their business.

Videos also help consumer make educated decisions. When Zappos (the online shoe store) introduced videos not only did purchases increase by 10% when a product included a video description, but returns for the product also decreased due to a more educated consumer.

An you as a communicator would benefit from this education too. Having educated consumers about you and your products will increase your sales convection. More educated consumer means less time on calls / explanations and more inclined to hire your services or attend your seminars and ministries.

Get your well produced videos as soon as possible and see the impact they can have on your business. Don’t be behind on this next wave. You KNOW whoever launches last rarely gets in the front of the pack.

What To Expect When You’re Presenting: A Beginner’s Guide To A Great Speech

Giving your first major presentation is always going to be a bit nerve wracking. It’s something to get used to, whether it’s a presentation in front of your direct superior, in front of the board, or in front of a whole room full of people. Anyone you ask will tell you to practice and prepare; few can give you advice based on experience that will help you give your talk with confidence and poise.

Preparation And Research Is Everything

There is only one way you can really prepare for a talk, and it’s not simply by practicing. You do need to practice, but that doesn’t mean simply reciting your prepared speech to get it memorized. Real practice means anticipating questions, accounting for possible errors, and speaking to a group. Recruit your friends to help you with the practice phase. They should act as your listeners, engaged and interested in your topic. They should be ready to ask questions and, if appropriate, challenge your conclusions. They should ideally have about the same level of previous knowledge about your topic that your final audience will possess.

In addition to speaking in front of people, you need to make sure that your facts are in order. Whether you’re talking about last year’s budget figures or a recent discovery, there is nothing more embarrassing than an improperly cited fact. You should double check everything that you plan to reference in your talk beforehand, and check again a week prior to the event. Using bad information is the fastest way to make yourself appear unreliable and cast a shadow of doubt over everything you say.

Visual Aids Help Your Audience Engage

If you are giving a long talk, you have to expect that people will have some trouble concentrating during at least a part of it. When people are asked to sit and listen, they have difficulty focusing because they are asked to engage with their ears only. The best way to prevent this problem is by adding a visual element of some kind. One of the most popular ways to do this is with portable trade show displays. A table top display or other small portable displays provide a lot of information in a small space. Plus, portable units tend to be inexpensive, making them available to academics on a tight budget.

A well-designed table top display will be able to communicate the main points of your discussion without being so revealing that it practically makes your talk unnecessary. Portable trade show displays are also useful for showing any kind of graph or other visual aid that is referenced during your presentation. If a table top display or other portable displays aren’t in your budget, then you’ll want to make use of printed flyers for anything that your audience will need to see. Portable trade show displays are better because they don’t distract from you on the stage, but printed flyers can be an acceptable substitute.

Don’t Stress Yourself

Once you’ve got everything set, the most important thing to do is not be stressed. Even if your job performance is being reviewed or you’re giving a talk to your profession’s most illustrious governing body, you need to be relaxed. It will help you remember what you want to say, and it will make the entire experience much more pleasant.

Fruit Is a Great Gift Especially When Presented As a Bouquet or Table Decoration

Flowers have been one of Earth’s many wonderful creations. Naturally beautiful and colourful, flowers have made great gifts since civilisation began. Often presented as bouquets their look and smell brighten up any location they are displayed.

Fruit is also one of Earth’s other wonderful creations that not only come in all the colours imaginable but is sweet delicious food we can eat in its natural form. Fruit has frequently appeared in paintings and graphics through the centuries of civilisation. But unlike other foods fruit is normally displayed in its natural, picked from the tree or bush, form.

Fruit trees appear naturally all around the world and climate and soil conditions denote the type of fruit trees that grow in different parts of the world. Now in our modern societies and worldwide transportation systems we can experience the taste of fresh fruits from all corners of the world.

Most major stores now stock every fruit imaginable from every fruit producing country and not just when it is in season but throughout the year. Fruit and vegetables are natures natural foods. Vegetables often look more appetising when cooked but fruit looks best in its natural fresh state.

Fruit given as a gift is normally presented as a bunch of grapes, bag of apples, oranges, etc, or as a basket of fruit. Fresh fruit arrangements as edible bouquets are now appearing as an alternative gift to a basket of fruit or flower bouquets.

Edible bouquets are fresh fruit cut into various shapes and arranged like a bouquet of flowers with some of the fruits covered in white, milk or dark Belgium chocolate. There are as many colours in fruit as there are in flowers and cut fresh fruit gives off an amazing aroma.

Edible fresh fruit bouquets are appealing to adults and children alike. Also an edible bouquet is an ideal gift for both men and women. When an edible bouquet is delivered it has the wow factor as a bouquet of flowers but also has a second wow factor when eaten as part of a celebration or just consumed over a number of days.

Flowers and fruit have a long tradition as gifts. Flowers are always on display at Wedding, but rarely fruit. That was until now as edible bouquets are now appearing as wedding table decorations. Again fruit bouquets as a table decoration give a wow factor and can be eaten during the wedding celebrations or as part of the desert.

Edible fruit arrangements can be presented at Wedding as bouquets, platters, favours, etc. Strawberries are always regarded as a special fruit and now a tower of strawberries covered in chocolate and even decorated as bride and groom can be a centrepiece at a Wedding.

Network Marketing Tips and Strategies – Four Proven Tips to Make A Better Presentation

One of the most important network marketing tips and strategies to master as a distributor with a network marketing company is how to do an effective presentation about our MLM’s products, services, and/or business opportunity. As Tom, Big Al, Schreiter says, without skills all reps are dead in the water. Without skills, everybody knows its easy to end up fire-hosing our MLM prospects and setting up their salesman alarms to go beeping like crazy.

So, here are four proven tips all leaders need to learn and apply in order to present their MLM product, service, and work from home opportunity with the power it deserves. When you nail these skills, you will become much more effective and successful at recruiting/sponsoring business opportunity seekers as well as building up a nice customer base.

Tip #1: Avoid making price an issue. Many studies show that the salesperson is more concerned with price than prospects and customers. Amateurs love to talk about price. Unfortunately, all this does is remind the MLM prospect of how much it is to join the work from home opportunity or the cost of the product. Successful reps handle the process as if they were minor considerations. If a potential client does make it an issue, they deal with it effectively.

Tip #2: Focus on benefits and not features or price. A feature is an attribute of a product or service; some quality that makes it attractive. Benefits are different because they are an advantage that an opportunity or product provides. When your MLM leads ask questions, the best approach is to always focus on the benefits the person will gain.

Tip #3: Be valued focus and work to deliver it. Showing your prospect the benefits of being a home-based business owner or the benefits your company’s products or services provides is the only way to create value. The more value you as a leader can deliver, the more desirable the product, service, or opportunity will be to others. Plus, with this approach, the less important price becomes.

Tip #4: Relate benefits to every value. Your goal is to attach every benefit of every feature to a tangible value; something your MLM business lead desires. If you create enough desirability, you will create customers and sponsor new people into your downline each month.

Growing a highly successful MLM business with lots of volume and sponsoring quality people does take persistence, a burning desire, and skills. When you learn the skill of how to make effective business presentations, your home-based business will grow.

How To Present Attractive Promotional Products

Have you ever had a chance to celebrate a national event that has something to do with foods? National Pecan Month, for instance, aims to pay attention to the different benefits that pecan consumption can bring. This is commonly celebrated in April and everyone is encouraged to participate in its commemoration. For the whole month, you can design your meals to include pecans as one of the ingredients. This occasion may be promoted with the use of promotional products as your main advertising tools.

Customized products come in many forms and one of them is food items. Don’t believe me? Well, try taking a look at some promotional items websites so you can see some products being sold by promotional items suppliers. They are available in different varieties which can cater to different campaign needs. You just need to identify how best to present them to your target audiences.

Are you wondering about how you can properly present promotional products in your celebration of National Pecan Month? Here are some tips you can follow so you can have an easier time figuring out what to do for this event’s celebration:

1. Identify the Proper Customization Technique – In preparing your promotional products, you need to figure out which customization techniques are suitable to use for your promotional items. Bear in mind that this particular celebration involves food, so you need to choose the right customization method that will suit the promotional items.

2. Identify the Ideal Packaging Materials – If you’re thinking about serving or giving out pastries or dessert treats to your potential customers and clients, you might want to hunt for eye-catchy packaging materials to place these products in. Get your target audience excited by just a first glance of your promotional products.

3. Identify a Highly Effective Advertising Slogan – This is one of the most efficient ways to ensure the success of your campaign. You have to think about an appropriate tagline that can get your target audience
talking about the whole campaign itself. Create an imaginative and original tagline that they will never forget.

If you think that imprinted products can only be used with office or home supplies, think again. You can also produce food items that can be used as main promotional tools. You just need to present them well so people will immediately like them. Have you thought about which recipes or food items to prepare that can be used in the celebration of National Pecan Month?

Do’s and Don’ts While Presenting a Corporate Gift

There are many things to be considered beforehand only while purchasing corporate gifts. The most common questions that come to one’s mind are: What to buy, How much to spend and When is the best occasion to gift?

There are a lot of factors attached to the promotional corporate gifts, as it shows that you are loyal and truly valuable to your clients and their business.

Besides this, gifting the right promotional product can also boost the employee’s morale.
 
On the other hand, if the process of presenting the gift to your client is not done correctly, it can really damage your company’s reputation and can cost your business as well. Therefore one must follow certain guidelines in order to present best promotional gifts.

Do’s

Do determine an object - The best time to present a corporate gift is during the season of holidays. Thus an objective in this case must be to gift a holiday present. Besides you can also present gifts to your business associates or clients during the beginning of a business or an incentive program. Thus, if you have an objective your gift selection will become simple.

Do make the list of recipients - Determining in advance the recipients will help you choose the right item. You shouldn’t present the similar gift to your clients and customers.

Do be uniqueIt isn’t it difficult to go to the market and buy a popular, trendy item and present it as a corporate gift. It is a difficult task to present unique gift items that you can brand well with your logo.

Besides this, you will also be remembered for long if you present a thoughtful gift to your clients.

Don’ts

Don’t give personal gifts – Personal gifts are meant for family, friends or neighbours. You should never present a personal gift in the corporate arena; rather select a tasteful and professional gift. By choosing a neutral gift, you can avoid offending your clients.

Don’t present an expensive giftIt is very significant to pay attention to your budget while choosing a corporate gift. An expensive gift will not help you in creating an expression on your clients; rather it could be misconstrued as a bribe.

Don’t wait till the last minute - Planning ahead is the key. Therefore it is always better to plan a corporate gift for your clients in advance only. Choosing the gift at the very last moment can result you in choosing an inappropriate gift.

You can find the most appropriate and unique gifts at various gift stores and web sites. There are many websites that even specialises in promotional gifts. Presenting the right gift to your clients, can really help you maintain a healthy relation with them in the long run.

How to Make a Good Presentation?

When you are making a presentation, your posture can affect the quality of your voice. The way you stand, you know, the position of your head, neck and shoulders and feet and so on is important. Check that your feet are parallel and apart and your weight is slightly forward on your feet. Make sure that your knees are relaxed; as if you are tense your back will suffer.

Pay special attention to your head. Look straight ahead and do not push your neck out or drop it on to your chest.

Now most of us feel quite nervous before we speak in public. You will feel better if you spend some time dealing with the tension. It is a good idea to try and think about what it is that is making you feel this way. That way you can have some control over it. Next, try and locate the area of tension in your body. Often it is your neck or your shoulders. Then concentrate on massaging these parts and consciously trying to relax them. Believe me, it works.

Let us think about what you say, now. To maximize your performance make sure you are well prepared. Look over your notes, practice what you want to say, preferably out loud, and then, perhaps most important of all, try to feel you really want to share your subject with your audience. If you feel and share your enthusiasm with them, you are more than half-way there.

Remember that how people feel about you and what you are saying to them will depend on your body language. There are three main behavior types: passive, aggressive and assertive. You can use any of these types, although I think the assertive posture is one that suites most occasions best.

The passive body type has a withdrawn posture. You may fidget a bit with your hands and hair. In fact, I remember a well-known politician who whenever he was speaking would constantly message the top of his head. So beware of those funny little mannerisms. They can become intensely irritating to an audience.

Which America, Do We Seek?: Back To The Past, A Divided Present, The Vision Of The Future?

We are currently living, in, perhaps, the most divided, America, since the Civil War! Regardless of your personal political preferences, priorities, goals, biases, and/ or prejudices, this should concern, all of us! Should we seek leadership, which focuses on its core supporters, and political base, regardless of qualifications, etc, or, should we strive for better, more insightful, prepared, relevant, realistic individuals, to lead our nation? Certainly, these are troubling times, with threats, both within our country, and abroad, but, unless/ until, we view these obstacles as challenges, to address and overcome, rather than problems, to react to, we risk significant negative ramifications! Reality is different from movies, theater, or music, and, thus, while some, seem attracted to the concept of going Back to the Future, and/ or, seek the fond messages of the simpler times, of, Happy Days, the best course, forward, is strategic planning, and quality action plans, or empty promises, and/ or rhetoric! Was Paul Simon, correct, in, Kodachrome, when he wrote, Everything looks worse, in black and white, or when he adapted his lyrics, to state, Everything looks better, etc? It’s essential, today, for us, to seriously consider, which America, we seek, back to the past, a divided present, or which options, we prefer, for our future! With that in mind, this article will, briefly, attempt to consider, examine, review, and discuss, what this means, and why it’s an important consideration.

1. Back to the past: It’s human nature, to fondly recall our memories, but, does the reality, equal the memories? When a Presidential campaign, articulates a message, Make America, Great Again, doesn’t it, indicate, our nation is, no longer great? Are we forgetting about the less – than – stellar challenges, of our past, including, issues, related to civil rights, women’s rights, workers safety, etc? While we should focus on the rights discussed by the Founding Fathers, isn’t the basic difference, between this nation, and most others, the concepts of freedom, rights, liberty, and justice, for all? Do we want a nation, where certain individuals, had to use separate bathrooms, and sit, in the back of the bus, or, one, where our citizens, received protections, and a better quality of life?

2. Divided present: There is little doubt, a large percentage of the 35 – 40%, who consider themselves, President Trump’s core supporters, are attracted to the man’s message, and the way, he articulates it! How healthy, and/ or, productive is it, when the level of partisan politics, and, an unwillingness to seek any meeting – of – the – minds, for the common good, seems to be occurring? What does it say, about us, that so many Republican officials, seem to be focused on enabling and showing allegiance and support for Trump, than to any true principles? Examine proposals regarding health care, taxes, environment, etc, and, ask yourself, whether these, are beneficial, in a relevant, sustainable manner, to most Americans, etc!

3. Vision for the future: Is quality health care, and an affordable access, to it, be a basic right, or only available, to the wealthiest? Does an educational system, and insurance arena, where so many, can’t afford it, seem to be, in accordance, with, our concepts of liberty and justice, for all? Are political agendas, and politics, forming our environmental policies, and what does that mean, towards a sustainable future? Shouldn’t we focus on addressing the ramifications of climate change, rather than denying it?

Which America do you want, and will you visualize, and demand? Wake up, America, before it’s too late!

Why Digital Cameras Make Top 50th Birthday Presents

Are you shopping for terrific 50th birthday presents? Looking for the perfect gift doesn’t need to be hard. Electronics are on everyone’s wish list, including the soon-to-be-50 crowd, and one of the most wanted electronics is a digital camera. This article will discuss several of the reasons why digital cameras make good 50th birthday presents and what you should look for when shopping for a digital camera.

No Film Needed

Digital cameras don’t require film for pictures so there is less to carry around. In fact, most people carry, and use, nothing but the camera out of the box for picture taking. The flash is internal so that’s another accessory you can scratch off your list. Different views such as zoom and wide angle are also often built in so there is no need to buy expensive lens. All you need is the digital camera and you’re ready to start shooting! However, if the person you’re buying the camera for isn’t a beginning photographer and you think they may want some custom views, most high quality digital cameras have the ability to attach to an accessory lens.

Easy To Use

Unlike the clunky old cameras of yesteryear, today’s digital cameras are easy to use to take beautiful and professional looking pictures. There is no winding film or adjusting flashes or lens. Best of all most digital cameras come with a LCD screen so you can the shot you’re taking before you press the button. If you don’t like the picture you just took, you’ll know right away and you can delete and reshoot almost immediately. No more opening the pack of pictures to find out that “perfect shot” you thought you took was over exposured.

More Memory Means Lots More Pictures

In the past, rolls of film could only hold so many pictures usually 24 or 36. Digital cameras come with a certain amount of internal memory, enough to hold about 60-80 pictures. With the addition of a memory stick, however, you can increase that number threefold if you want. A 1GB memory stick (capable of holding about 250 pictures on a 8 mega pixel camera) will cost between $20 and $50 depending on the brand. Consider how many rolls of film you would have had to buy for 250 pictures and the savings are obvious.

Many Can Take Short Videos Too

The majority of digital cameras on the market today are also capable of taking short videos as well as pictures. The length of the video depends on the memory just like the number of pictures the camera will hold. This is a perfect feature for just about anyone about to turn 50. They will be able to catch those special moments that a picture just doesn’t do justice for, such as a grandbaby’s first steps, a high school graduation, or a loved one returning from a trip.

To sum up, digital cameras are easy to carry, easy to use and can hold many pictures and even short videos too. While these are just some of the reasons why digital cameras make top 50th birthday presents, the best reason to buy a digital camera for a gift is the happiness it will bring.

How to Make Your Wife Happy With the Right Christmas Present

Are you the kind of guy who rushes down to the mall on December 24th to buy your wife a Christmas gift? Are you the kind of husband who sends his kids to do the Christmas shopping? Are you the one who walks into the store and says to the clerk “I’ll take one of those in your size. I’m sure the two of you are about the same size.”

If you are then you could be frustrated and not looking forward to the holidays.

John and Susan were newly married. Susan often encouraged John to include her in his hobbies. He loved to hunt. He loved to have the animals he hunted stuffed and displayed in the living room. Susan was very supportive of his hobby. For Susan’s birthday in October, John gave Susan a rifle. Susan did not smile. Christmas arrived. Susan was tired of washing dishes by hand and she was still remembering the birthday present she received from John. For Christmas, John received a dishwasher. Do I need to point out the moral of this story? Don’t give your spouse a present that you want or that you want her to have. Give her what she really wants!

Some women like surprises and others don’t.

One woman who had a great surprise still talks about it years later. Gayle and Mike were married for about eight years when this Christmas surprise happened. Each year they visited his mother and family in a neighboring city. Mike said to Gayle, I just don’t think our old clunker of a car is going to make it to Mom’s this year. I rented a car for us to take but I’m going to be at work when it has to be picked up. Can you drop by the car dealership that is renting us the car and bring it home. You can do any paperwork that is needed.

Gayle got her girlfriend to give her a ride to pick up the car. When she went in, the guys behind the counter knew why she was there. They told her they had made arrangements with her husband about the paperwork and all she had to do was to take the keys and the car. It was a small town and although Gayle thought it was a bit lax, she didn’t think too much about it. It was a nice car and they talked about the smooth ride and nice features as they drove to the neighboring city.

Christmas Eve came. The presents were all wrapped and under the tree by 10:00 p.m. There were quite a few long curved packages and several of the sisters were getting downhill skis. Gayle’s present was little and it rattled. The sisters all knew what it was and kept saying how lucky Gayle was. Gayle kept thinking, “but I wanted skis”.

Morning finally came and the presents were opened with much ooohing and aahing. Gayle opened up her present and everyone stopped what they were doing to watch. It was a small washed out Cheez Whiz jar with the lid on. Inside there was a little toy car. “Well, that explains the rattling” thought Gayle. But what did it mean?

The sisters begged her to open the lid and pull out the toy car. Underneath the car a key was taped. Gayle looked at it quizzically. Little sister finally yelled: “You got a car for Christmas and it’s the one in the driveway.” Gayle responded “No, Patti, that car is rented.” Mike just sat there with a silly grin on his face. Patti said “No, it’s not rented, it’s yours!” Gayle finally understood! What a great surprise. “No wonder why there was no paperwork!” she said. Gayle still remembers that Christmas with a tear in her eye.

But not everyone loves surprises.

Marla doesn’t like surprises so much. She’s been married forever to Bob. Back in the day when frost free fridges were an option she had a fridge that wasn’t. After 10 years of this fridge her husband surprised her one Christmas with a new fridge. She had said she wanted a nice green one to go with the newly painted kitchen.

He surprised her with a brown one.

She did arrange for it to be returned but with much confusion and hurt feelings. This old fridge is still in the basement full of soda, orange juice, and apples, its glass shelves replaced with plywood, and its gaskets replaced twice.

Marla says “My advice on surprises is, give the promise, not the final product. The surprise may be on you.”

Let me give you some tips. I’m a woman; I’ve talked to lots of women. I’ve even surveyed women. I’ve got a pretty good idea what you can do to get that great Christmas gift that will thrill your wife.

The first step is to sit down with her early in the season – maybe even in November – and ask her, “Honey, what would you like for Christmas? If you will give me some ideas that I can choose from it will help me find something special for the special women in my life.” Have a pen and paper with you. Write down her responses. Ask her for specifics including color. Make sure you know the color, the size, the material, the caret. Get all the details.

Don’t be surprised if you get a response like “nothing” or “let’s not do Christmas presents this year” or even “if you don’t know I’m not going to tell you.” Don’t be surprised and don’t let it daunt you. You still have opportunities to find out. If you have started early as I suggested – November is NOT too early – you can ask her friends, her sister, her mother, your teenage daughter or son. Perhaps they have heard her talk about some things that she is just longing for. Make a note – get the specifics and set off to the mall.

Here are a few gift ideas that women like:

1. Jewelry: Diamonds, Italian charm bracelets, her birthstone in a ring.

2. Spa Treatments: if you have the money to send her and a friend to a weekend spa, that would be fun.

3. Time away: why not take her to a neighboring city for a rock concert or other special event. Maybe to a beach for long walks just the two of you.

4. Tickets to that concert in your own city.

5. Nice lingerie

6. Sexy boots

7. A digital camera

8. A digital frame filled with her favorite pictures of the two of you and other special people in her life.

9. Something that has to do with her hobby – is she a quilter? A reader? A gamer? A gardener? A doll collector? A dog lover?

10. A Coupon Book (worth mega brownie points) for

a. Romantic Dinners cooked by you

b. Massage given by you

c. Romantic Getaway for just the two of you to housesit for a friend who also is “getting away.” You could even make it a house trade!

d. Picnic on the beach, in the mountains or at the park

e. Five Free household chores done without complaint by you

f. One room painted to her specifications by you.

When I was checking out the internet for gift ideas recently I came across an idea that is something I am sure many women would love. It’s a personalized love story that you can order on line. Now that truly is romantic and if anyone is talking to my husband, let him know please!