Perfect Birthday Presents For Men

It can often be a struggle trying to be the perfect birthday gift for the man in your life. Fear not, however, as birthday hampers offer the easiest of solutions.

Stuck when deciding what to buy for that special man in your life? Birthdays can often become unnecessarily stressful if you’re worried or unsure about what to buy your father, brother, husband or male friend whose birthday is looming just around the corner. The usual options exhausted, why not turn your hand to a hamper – a thoughtful and personal gift that can be jam-packed with your recipient’s favourite things?

So, once you’re decided that a birthday hamper is an ideal solution for you, the question begs – what to fill it with? Food stuffs and bottled drinks are a traditional choice and certainly a fail safe option. Since hampers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, there’s also every opportunity to spoil your recipient rotten with mounds of their favourite foods or stick to a budget. For birthday food hampers for boys and teens, why not opt for a hamper full of sweeties and candy? Alternatively, for ‘big kids’ and gentleman, you could create a hamper loaded with their favourite lagers, ales or whiskies.

If food isn’t your recipient’s thing, you could up the stakes personalisation-wise and create a hamper with a sentimental twist. Framed photographs, CDs or records from their youth and postcards or books from favourite holiday destinations make for a hamper that’s not only a wonderful birthday present but also packed full of memories from yester-year. Given the sentimental edge a gift like this has to offer, why not reserve this hamper for a really special occasion like a milestone birthday such as a 40th or 50th

Finally, if you still feel stuck trying to work out what to buy your recipient, why not opt for a little bit of everything? The joy of birthday hampers really is the ability to be as flexible as you want to be and there’s nothing to stop you popping in a few bottles of your recipient’s favourite beer, the latest release from their favourite band and perhaps even a couple of tickets to their favourite sports team or band.

To top it all off, the presentation of your birthday hamper alone is enough to bowl most recipients over; and that’s even before they’ve begun the enjoy the contents!

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Presentation Layer in Website Design

As we are all aware, there are always two sides of every website design. The visual side that all users see with all the graphic elements, buttons, pictures and the side behind it, which is the code that is responsible for the functionality of the website. How to achieve the balance?

The enabling side does not contain only one type of code, but it encompasses different ones. First off all it is HTML code, which creates a framework in which to embed CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) or programming languages such as PHP. In other words HTML is used to structure the content on the page, while CSS allows treating your website content and its style separately and programming languages communicate instructions to the computer.

HTML itself does not power such effects as drop down menus or carousels. There is a code which is expressively dedicated to the user interface while other code is used to process data and connect to database. The ‘presentation layer’ refers to graphical interface as well as to the code that powers it, including the code that controls interactive elements such as drop down menus.

Presentation code includes:

  • HTML and HTML 5
  • CSS
  • Scripting languages such as JavaScript, jQuery and Ajax.

Usually all those languages are skilfully weaved together in order to create a visually attractive and highly functional website design.

1. Creating multimedia interface

Animated and immersive design is achieved through the use of either Adobe Flash or combination of HTML, CSS and other scripting languages mixed together.

For many years Adobe Flash was in the lead, but it started to change. Nowadays with the development of HTML 5 and CSS we are able to increasingly replicate much of the interactive and animation effects.

HTML 5, the most recent edition of HTML has made a huge step forward in terms of presentation layer design capabilities. It provides an improved toolkit of elements and properties and acknowledges the way designers work and use particular elements. For example it allows designers to define a navigation group with the new ‘nav’ instead of the previously used ‘div’ element. The animation and interaction design support features of HTML5 have also improved impressively, and the fact that HTML5 is supported on mobile browsers such as Apple’s Safari has opened up the web design possibilities.

A few words about Adobe Flash

Flash is an animation and interactive technology that enables to create highly immersive interface. As for implementation of Flash element in website design the process is quite simple. The component developed in Adobe Flash is exported as a self- contained .swf file and in exactly the same way as an image, the .swf file is embedded within a HTML page. The .swf file can either be a small portion of the page or it can literally be the entire interface. It must be noticed that users must have the Flash player installed in their browser in order to view a page featuring a .swf component.

Despite the capability of creating impressive user experience using Flash has some disadvantages. The most significant one is the fact that the Apple mobile platform simply does not support Flash files. Therefore, the website created in Flash must offer an alternative version of the site for (Apple) mobile viewers (of course only if the market is important enough to them). The invitation for the user to download the latest version of the Flash player on the iPhone is an irrelevant button, since even if they did download Flash the site would still not be accessible.

HTML5 – Flash alternative

As mentioned earlier, combination of HTML 5, CSS and jQuery code now make it possible to reproduce animated websites that were only possible in Flash. Using ‘canvas’ element it is now much easier than ever to design rich and animated user interface. Most modern desktop and mobile browsers support the HTML5 standard which makes it possible to create design that works across a multitude of platforms.

1.1 DHTML, JavaScript, jQuery, and Ajax

Bear in mind that HTML just forms a structure for a content. Scripting languages such as JavaScript, Ajax, and jQuery which control the behaviour of user interface elements and content displayed on a page are woven into that structure.

JavaScript is a dynamic scripting language that is capable of complex animation and interaction effects, such as creating a drop-down menu or an expanding window layer. It allows to interact with the user, control the browser and alter the web page content that is displayed. When JavaScript is implemented into HTML, the HTML is then referred to as ‘DHTML’. Dynamic HTML (DHTML) allows to create interesting interactive components and animations.

jQuery is a simplified form of JavaScript that focuses on the commonly-used interactions between JavaScript and HTML. It is designed to make it easier to navigate a web page. jQuery is a free, open-source software and is available online. You can copy and paste ready scripts into your web pages and customize them to serve your purposes. Using jQuery, you can create animation and interaction design effects with much less code than would be required with JavaScript.

Examples of jQuery effects:

  • Expanding and collapsing according windows
  • Carousel image rotation
  • Image zoom upon rollover etc.

Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) allows data processing such as sending or retrieving data to occur in the background (asynchronously) without interfering with display or behaviour of the web page. Therefore reloading the page or clicking an “update” button is not required and data on the page can be refreshed/updated automatically.

1.2 Advanced CSS Graphic Effects

In the past, in order to create a graphic element, a button for example, we used to rely on bitmap graphics such as jpeg or gif. Not only do they increase the load time of the web page but also they have to be created by designers familiar with software such as Photoshop, and then they have to be hand-changed every time you wish to change the look of the site.

Nowadays CSS is offering increasing levels of stylistic control over the appearance of elements. It’s now possible to add gradations, rounded corners, reflections, and soft drop shadows to text and elements simply through code.

There are quite a few useful CSS graphical style controls that we can be implemented to avoid the use of bitmap graphics in building user interface.

The advantages of using CSS for our user interface include:

  • Faster download times – CSS code is written just once, and can be applied as a style to any graphic or text element;
  • Scalable design – CSS code allows you to apply scalable attributes to fonts and elements;
  • Easy maintenance – In order to change the size, colour, and visual effects of a button, text, or design element, we simply change values in the CSS code, and the change will be applied to all elements assigned to the particular style;
  • Accessibility – in CSS we are using actual text for our buttons and interface elements, and these are tagged and identified in a way that screen readers can digest and translate for users who rely on such devices.

1.3 Responsive design

The most recent trend in website design is ‘responsive design’. It is an approached aimed at creating websites in a way that provides an optimal viewing experience, easy to read and navigate across the wide range of devices. When the user changes the size of their browser window, the web page updates immediately in order to optimally display in the ‘view port’ size. View port is a new term designers use to refer to not only different desktop browser sizes, but also mobile devices which all have different fixed screen sizes.

Responsive design is possible thanks to the ‘media queries portion of the CSS3 specification. It recognizes the browser’s size and tells the page to load the appropriate style sheet, for example ‘widescreen.css’ or ‘mobilescreen.css’. It is possible because different style sheets contain different layout systems, font sizes, and image optimization settings.

The last but not least is getting a creative ideas for user interface. There are plenty of inspirations online. It would be advised to analyse good design practices, break them down to essentials, and see how some of them can be adapted for application in our own field.

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Presenting in the 21st Century

In the middle of July, 24 publishers awaited the marketing presentation about to be given by nationally-recognized expert speaker, Brian Jud. Attendees settled in their seats. Brian and I chatted as we prepared to begin. When everyone had gathered, I began to describe the event and then introduce our speaker.

But these weren’t ordinary presentation circumstances: I was deaf and blind to our audience, I couldn’t see or hear a soul. I had first-timer nerves. I had to have faith that the system was working.

Welcome to my side of our first Webinar (a Webinar is essentially a seminar held over the Internet). Our attendees were sitting in front of their computers at home or in their office, watching Brian’s graphics and listening on the phone. We could not hear the attendees, but we were able to receive written questions from them.

Although it felt a little clunky (my part, not Brian’s), the Webinar went well and we got good reviews from the attendees.

In fact Leo Dewey, Elvenwork Press told us “Very fine presentation, most informative, and best of all, fun.”

Patti Kokinos, Author of Angel Park: A Novel wrote, “Wow! Terrific…By the way, your (Brian Jud’s) personal manner over the phone felt very friendly and engaging, without the typical hype that others may offer. Thanks for keeping it real–and useful!!”,

Everyday I am learning and teaching and the Webinars are no different. Two days after the event, I wrote an evaluation over a big cup of strong coffee. Here are a few lessons learned.

1. Message–Never assume people know what you are talking about. Of course, the “never assume” rule is variable. If you are talking about making a cup of coffee, most people have a pretty good idea what you are talking about.

With the Internet and other high tech tools, if in doubt, explain. I started advertising our “Webinar” and people asked where it was being held and if they needed a computer. This was my fault, not theirs.

I ended up writing an explanation of what a Webinar is and what people needed to participate. Here is the copy I wrote to describe our Webinar:

“A Webinar is a Web based seminar or Web conference. At our Webinar, participants will sit at their computers connected to the Internet while Brian Jud gives his presentation. They will watch the PowerPoint type slides while listening on the phone.

“We will send two pieces of information to all participants on how to connect to the Webinar. The first is a Web address and access code for your computer and the second is a phone number and access code for the Webinar phone call. You do have to pay your usual long distance charges for the phone call.”

2. Understand your software–We use Internet based software to set up the Webinars. Brian and I both took a Webinar class presented by to learn how to present and communicate with the attendees. It was a good thing, too, because I had been sending out the wrong login information. I had to scramble to get the correct information out on how to connect to the computer and phone network.

The software has a feature where we were able to have practice sessions in the days before the Webinar. As all speakers know, one of the major rules is to practice, practice, practice. It is the same for Webinars. The presentation may be similar to a live speech, but there are little unfamiliar buttons to click on the screen to make things happen during the Webinar. Practice and a few real live Webinars make this flow smoothly.

3. Be really clear about the time–Although we clearly stated that the Webinar started at “7:00 pm Eastern”, we had people show up at 7:00 pm Pacific. Again this was partly my fault for not being clearer about those pesky time zones.

4. Plan follow-up contact–We recorded the Webinar and provided it to all the participants after the event. Also, Brian sent the participants “handouts” via e-mail afterwards. If you are selling training, books, or other products and services, your audience is interested in what you do and feeling good about you. After the Webinar is a great time for continued communication–it allows you to extend the value of this tool even further.

Webinars are the wave of the future. Seminars, especially, when people have to fly, are on the decline. Security hassles, the expense, and many other factors have made on-location events less attractive. People are living, working, and training on the Web. Try out a Webinar. You’ll be glad you did.

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Do You Really Need to Attend An FHTM Business Presentation To Build Your Business?

Many people often wonder if it’s necessary to attend an FHTM business presentation to succeed in the business. This question will obviously garner different responses driven purely by the individual’s subjectivity. However, to be fair, let’s look at why you should attend and why it’s also OK to leverage alternative methods of prospecting for your business.

Obviously, the primary reason for attending an FHTM business presentation is to get you and your guests engaged and activated through the FHTM community and their success stories. Let’s face it, it’s hard to attend a live network marketing meeting event without the main guest speaker masterfully electrifying the crowd with enthusiasm and hope.

From that perspective, an FHTM business presentation can be a powerful recruiting tool for distributors. In essence, it removes the burden of you having to be an expert closer and places it on the hands of a master sales person who can truly invigorate your guests through the power of dream building and other communication techniques. Consequently, you stand a much better chance of enrolling your prospects to the business when you get them to these types of events.

On the other hand, many modern-day network marketers feel that an FHTM business presentation is not really necessary anymore. Internet marketing trends like social media and video marketing provide a platform that brilliantly leverages technology to build a powerful personal brand and bridge communication gaps. It also places the emphasis on you and your personal attributes–not so much the company.

Blending internet marketing with your network marketing business model has proven to be as effective, if not more effective than a live FHTM business presentation. That’s because by building a brand centered around your unique leadership qualities and making it easily accessible online, you allow people to connect with you at more personal and intimate level. This creates powerful rapport that encourages your prospects to believe that if you–a real person just like them could succeed–then so can they.

So do you really need to attend an FHTM business presentation to be successful? In the end, that’s a matter of choice. While it will require more skill and patience to build your FHTM organization via that route, it certainly does work. For a growing group of individuals, however, nothing beats the power, speed and leverage of building your business on the internet today. This is the path that will work best for 97% of network marketers who have historically failed in MLM in the past.

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The New Trend In Birthday Present Ideas

“Once a new technology starts rolling, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” – Stewart Brand

I think that quote is good. Especially when applied to birthday present ideas and what you give people. In today’s day and age, it’s no longer cool to give quick and easy last-minute presents or cards any more. People want thought and personalisation behind the effort. To be made to feel special and feel like they mean something to you.

The prime example of this is the basic gift card.

Nowadays you can get them personalized at stores like: Macy’s, Toys R Us, Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks. They have “all added gift cards this year that can be personalized with a photo or other image. Dunkin’ Donuts lets people download photos or messages to get printed on cards. Target has 17 new gift card options this year – including some with lights and sounds – and one that can be personalized with a photo.” Quote

Even Walmart is in on the act and offering personalized gift cards.

If companies like mega-companies like Starbucks and Walmart are offering personalisation like that for their gift cards, what does that mean for the rest of us? It means you should rethink your birthday present ideas and add a touch of personalisation to them. You have so many options today it’s unbelievable. All you have to do is log online and type in the words “personalized” or “customized” with the key word that you are after.

One gift that is leading the way for birthday present ideas are custom made figurines. They look just like the person – just miniature.

These haven’t been available to the public too long, but now with the internet they are now available to anyone with an internet connection. Custom figurines have taken Japan by storm and will be sure to sweep the rest of the globe soon.

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Ideas For Presents That Never Go Out of Style – Classic Creative Baskets With Gourmet Delights

Ideas for presents that are stylish and never go out of season are delicious creative baskets. Gourmet edible delights and goodies line the baskets with best wishes and good taste for your recipients. These works of art are beautifully designed for your shopping pleasure and your recipients delight.

Ideas for presents are gift baskets for women. The bath gift baskets are delightful gifts for women who love to shower themselves with serenity. Bath and candle gift baskets let her rest in the quietness of her mind with a dab of chocolate.

Ideas for presents are also gifts for guy friends, husbands and sons. Thank you gift baskets, sports and themed gift baskets lets you decided what message you would like to convey. Snack baskets also have fun themes to choose from: Movie gift baskets, snack attack baskets, office gifts and more.

Ideas for presents are gift baskets for kids. These colorful creative baskets are filled with kids activities and edible delights that kids of all ages will love. You will be a big hit when your surprise arrives.

Ideas for presents are college care packages for the student or for someone who is a distance from home. Send them a wish for success today. You will often find these creative baskets in the Get Well Baskets or care package sections of gift basket sites. You will also find creative birthday care packages in birthday gift basket sections.

Ideas for presents for a family gift idea that will make them smile are in the themed snack baskets. Families can enjoy the Game Time Care Package together, as they share delicious edible delights and compete for the winning position at Yahtzee, Uno, or Checkers.

Fall and Thanksgiving gift baskets will soon be released as the colorful fall paints beautiful landscapes across the nation. It will be a time of giving, reflections and counting our blessings. These fall creative baskets can be viewed on most gift basket sites today.

Classic creative baskets are delicious ideas for presents that make us smile. They are gifts of beauty and style and are delivered right to your recipients’ door. They are a pleasure to give and a delight to receive. Jewel of a gift idea!

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Birthday Present Ideas for Your Best Friend

Of course, you want to come with the perfect birthday present for your best friend. You may want to give your best friend something that is really unique and special. Think of the best birthday present to show that you appreciate and cherish your friendship.

Sometimes you may feel lost because you always think that your friend have everything they could possibly need or use. Most of the time you think for a birthday present that he may really want.

However, you could be wrong. There’s always something out there that will have a special meaning because of the fact you gave something on his special day. Here are some birthday present ideas for your best friend. Consider these items to surprise her and make her happy.

1. If your best friend is an art lover, look for a present that is something unusual. Instead of going to the mall, keep your computer on cue and shop at online stores of American museum and art gallery sites that sells replicas of ancient gift items and modern art memorabilia.

2. If your best friend is a book lover, you may buy a gift card from your local book store or to an online merchant. Create and design your own bookmark to make sure that your friend will cherish your thoughtfulness. You may also get to your computer and type a friend poem or your favorite song lyrics. Add some graphical designs and get it laminated to make it more presentable.

3. Bring your friend to the spa and beauty salon. You may purchase a sturdy cosmetic kit and add all the stuffs you need fro a do-it-yourself spa. Include facial creams, body lotions, face mask, scented oils and a manicure set. This will surely make her really happy for her birthday.

4. If your best friend is a wine lover, a gift of wine may symbolize the feeling of appreciation for his friendship. You may find many online wine merchants over the internet. Select a variety of wine bottles to show how much you thought of his favorite collection. You my also consider a personalized engraved bottle of champagne or vodka.

5. If your friend loves nature, you can give your friend a gift that is made of recycled materials of all kind. There are beer cans that have been made into beautifully designed mugs. You can also find online sites that feature great gift ideas made from recycled materials.

6. For a friend that loves music, you can make up a CD that features her favorite music. You may add in a gift certificate to an online downloading music site.

7. If your friend is an avid sports fan, you may buy a pair of tickets to your local sporting event. Make sure that you’re going to watch your friend’s favorite team. After the game, you may eat dinner together.

These birthday gift ideas could be just the perfect birthday present for your best friend. You may also come up with other ideas that are unique and thoughtful. Explore and expand your imagination for more unique birthday presents ideas.

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Uses For Presentation Folders

The use of presentation folders is the smart way to organize all your hard copy documents, not only for personal storage use, but also for those seeking employment, participating in conferences, workshops, and classes. The best way to purchase these folders is in bulk, and you can find them in any office or school supply center, or get great discounts shopping online.

Presentation folders come in different sizes and types, so you will need to determine what you want that folder to do for you.

If you are presenting personal material to a prospective employer, you may want to place your documents in a clear sleeve or plastic folder, the impressive cover letter being on the front. That way, the employer can glance over your information and qualifications before viewing your detailed resume.

For the student, presentation folders come in all colors, textures and themes. Depending on what is required by the classroom instructor, each assignment folder can be a different color for each class, making it simple to keep track of, and to grab quickly when you need it.

Some classroom teachers require students to maintain subject folders meticulously for regular inspection, that have various side pockets designated for certain papers. The multi-pocket folder is great for organizing and prioritizing materials, yet easy to transport and store.

If you want the information to stay in a specific order, you may want to consider the folder with brads on which to secure paper with holes to fit notebooks. There are also adjustable folders that actually come as one front and one back that are fastened together with a “rabbit ears” clip, placed in one side of the folder, then the documents, finally the second half of the folder. This allows for great adjustability, but is a bit cumbersome when adding or removing documents. The same clip can also be used on the inside of the folder, and can be used at the top, letting you use your documents as a flip chart.

Presentation folders can also come with a space on the front for affixing any cover art or material. Some come with a plastic sleeve front cover, in which to insert introductory documents.

When presenting before a group, use the assistance of an adjustable table easel on which to spread your larger presentation folder. You are then able to exchange or shift documents “on the fly” without losing them on the floor while teaching or presenting. Whichever style you choose, you will find folders that will adequately meet your needs.

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How to Make Your 60-Second Presentations Sizzle

Great 60-second presentations all contain elements that capture your audience’s attention. There are words that seem to have almost a magical air to them. Others carry lots of emotion and some just motive others to action. In this article, I will cover several of these magical words and other essential elements that you must have if you want your 60-second presentation to sizzle.

First of all, what do I mean by sizzle. My definition of a sizzling 60-second presentation is a presentation that captures the audience attention, hold it like a vice and then move that audience to act on your behalf. Now that we are on the same page as to what I mean by sizzle, here are five items that will bring more sizzle to your 60-second presentations.

The first element you have to add to your 60-second presentations is something that will get your audience’s attention. I call this first element “the opening salvo”. My favorite technique is to ask relevant question or ask a riddle. I often start out with the words; “Did you know”, then ask a question usually tied to some current event or sensational headline. These headline usually grab a persons attention because of the words used in them are dynamic and emotional. An example might be; did you know that last year more than 80,000 people in the US had been hospitalized because they used Tylenol? I would then go on to tell the punch line, which then allows me to transition in to my own emotionally charged story. The key point here is to grab the audiences’ attention with “opening salvo”. This grabs your audience’s attention and gives you the momentum to move into your story. Your story has to be related to your “opening salvo” in some way for this to work. By using, the right words in your story you will be able keep your momentum and their attention.

The second thing you must make sure you do is use emotionally charged words through out your 60-second presentation. This allows you to keep their attention all the way to the end where you will empower them to act on your behalf. I have done a lot of research to find which words carry the most emotionally charged weight. These words can carry both a positive or negative charge. You want to use words that primarily have positive connotations. Here are a few of the word I use in my stories; Easy, Healthy, Love, Safety, Proven, Results, Guarantee, and Excited. There are many others highly emotionally charged words that are not listed here. I devote a whole chapter in my book to this subject. Check out 60-Second To success if you want to learn more about these magical words. The point to remember is that positive words draw people to you and negative word push people away. Both types of emotionally charged words will hold your audiences attention. Make sure your words are nudging them it the right direction.

Third, you need to make sure that your message is focused and has a specific outcome. If you try to ask for a half dozen different types of referrals, you will lose your audience and most of them will not know what you’re really looking for. On the other hand, if you only ask for one very specific referral, your message will be easy to follow and your audience will stay with you longer. Another advantage of being specific is that your audience/referral partners do not have to mentally work as hard to find you referrals. By being specific, you have done most of the hard work for them. Keep your message focused and specific. Being specific will always be terrific.

Forth, your task is to empower your audience. You empower them by giving them specific directions on what to do when they recognize your referrals. If you want your audience to have the referral check out your website, tell them to do this. If you want them to set and appointment with you, ask for that. If you are trying to get your referral partners to ask your prospects to meet with you, ask them to get permission from the prospect for you to call. Ask that they give the prospect your card. Giving your audience clear and specific instructions empowers them to act on your behalf. Add this piece to every 60-second presentation and your referral numbers will go way up, especially if you are not doing this now.

The fifth and last element that will give your 60-second presentation sizzle is to make sure you end your presentation with a memorable catch phrase or memory hook. Memory hooks should make you stand out in a positive way. They need not rhyme, but should be unique to you if possible and easy to remember. Using memory hooks is a way of branding your special talents, skills or product. This is important because good catch phrases will trigger a conditioned response to remember you. You should pop into the listeners’ head anytime your memory hook “plays”. Memory hooks, catch phrases, slogans and jingles are all branding elements. Make sure you are using memory hooks to brand yourself in a positive way. This will definitely increase your recognition and get you more referrals.

Using these five techniques will radically transform your 60-second presentations for bland to bam, from dull to dynamic, from so-so to sizzling. Word of mouth marketing is more that just meeting and greeting people at business events. Being systematic, prepared and professional will increase your credibility. If you use attention-getting headlines like my opening salvos, emotionally charged words to maintain momentum, a focused easy to follow story, ask for a specific out come and use a unique memory hook, your 60-second presentations will take you to the next level. Using these techniques in your presentations will all add up to better communication, more visibility more credibility and before long more profitability. Best of all you will have more fun and have less stress and closed more business.

That’s my opinion, what’s yours?

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Nightmare On Presentation Street – 7 Nightmares When Making Presentations And How To Overcome Them

In the many workshops on public speaking and on making presentations that I have attended, many participants when asked about their worries usually produce a very similar list of factors. The top 7, in no particular order, are listed here with some suggestions of overcoming them.

1) Butterflies in the Stomach

Nervousness is I think the number 1 nightmare when making presentations. This topic has been written and discussed countless of times. Instead of discussing it further let me suggest a few ways which can help alleviate the butterflies.

a) take some deep breaths before you start (nerves tend to make you breathe more shallowly and starve you of oxygen), and remember to breathe as you go along

b) take a sip of water before you start

c) do not eat a heavy meal before a presentation

d) do not eat nothing (or rumbles may join the butterflies)

f) alcohol do not help. Don’t drink it before a presentation

2.) Having a Dry Mouth

This symptom is easily cured. Never attempt to speak without a glass of water in front of you. Even if you do not touch it, knowing it is there is a comfort.

3) Hands

Many do not know what to do with their hands during a presentation. The best solution is to give them something to do – hold the lectern or a pencil, make the occasional gesture – then forget about them. Thinking about them as you proceed with your presentation make matters worse.

4) The volume of your voice

Many people state that the do not know how loud to speak. The solution is, just imagine you are speaking to the farthest person in the room (if they were the only one there you would have little problem judging it), better still, try before hand

5) Hostile Reaction

In most instances, everyone including the audience wants the presentation to go well. They are disposed to be on your side. The only thing worse than standing on the platform knowing that you are not presenting well is being in the audience: think about it

6) Not having sufficient material

This nightmare can be completely eradicated if your presentation is well prepared. When you prepare, prepare and then rehearse and rehearse, you will know if you have the right amount of information

7) Misjudging the timing

Many people are afraid that they are going to o fast or too slow. They are also afraid if they do not cover enough during the presentation. That is where research and preparation comes in. Speaker notes may be useful in this instance.

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