Make a Splash with the Right Presentation and Meeting Supplies

It has never been more important for business owners to make a great impression and project the utmost professionalism when they detail what their firms have to offer. Using the right presentation supplies is an essential part of doing business, and a winning presentation is one of the most effective of all business tools.

Whether that presentation takes place at the local trade show or in the office, it is essential for businesses of all sizes to invest in top quality presentation supplies and meeting supplies. High quality presentation supplies and meeting supplies will help business owners project the professional image that gets results, while poor quality supplies can lead to failed presentations and even lost business.

It is important for those business owners to carefully choose the presentation and meeting supplies that best meet their needs. The business owner or office manager will need to look carefully at the type of room where the presentations will be held, including the size of the projection screen, the type of projector that will be used and the lighting options that will be available. The task of matching presentation and meeting supplies to the room available will be easier if that room is in the office, but it is important for remote locations as well.

The type of lighting available in the room is an important consideration when shopping for the right presentation and meeting supplies, and it is important to consider this factor carefully before getting started. Adding a dimmer option to the lighting in the conference rooms and presentation centers can greatly increase the flexibility and efficiency of any training session, and dimming the lighting can help make the presentation projector provide a higher quality image as well. It is a good idea for business owners to test their presentation under many different types of lighting, including full sunlight, in order to choose the presentation supplies and meeting supplies that will provide the best impression for visitors, guests and clients.

It is also essential for those business owners to ensure that the meeting supplies chosen have a professional look. The meeting supplies that are chosen should give visitors and meeting attendees a good first impression, and high quality supplies will help to ensure that a professional image is maintained throughout that winning presentation.

Surprise Your Loved Ones With Home Made Xmas Presents

You certainly don’t have to blow a hole in your pocket to buy Xmas presents. Many people tend to spend lavishly on gifts. Make your own gifts this Christmas and watch the happiness on your loved one’s faces as they open their gifts. Home presents are truly appreciated by everyone as these are carefully made with love from your heart. Your loved ones will appreciate the care and love you have for them in having spent hours of hard work to make these special presents.

There are loads of home made Xmas presents that can be crafted by hand and some of these include hand made beaded knick-knacks, perfumed candles in various shapes and exotic colors, picture frames, travel kits, fruit baskets, home cakes, candies, chocolates and other baked stuff.

Beads can be strung together in different shapes to make great looking ornaments or even key chains holders. You could decorate glass jars and then fill these decorated jars with candies from the store. If you have penchant for embroidery then you can have table cloths made with exclusive designs which any woman would love. Assembling fruit baskets or candy bar baskets make great home made Xmas presents. These are ideal gifts that will not cost much but will be much loved by anyone receiving them.

If you are a good cook, then how about making those lovely sauces or home made jams filled in neat jars. Freshly baked home cookies, cakes, bread are often much sought after Xmas presents. Personalize your gifts by including a personal message.You could decorate glass jars and then fill these decorated jars with candies from the store. If you have penchant for embroidery then you can have table cloths made with exclusive designs which any woman would love. Assembling fruit baskets or candy bar baskets make great home made Xmas presents. These are ideal gifts that will not cost much but will be much loved by anyone receiving them.There are loads of home Xmas presents that can be crafted by hand and some of these include hand made beaded knick-knacks, perfumed candles in various shapes and exotic colors, picture frames, travel kits, fruit baskets, home cakes, candies, chocolates and other baked stuff.

Make your own gifts this Christmas and watch the happiness on your loved one’s faces as they open their gifts. Home presents are truly appreciated by everyone as these are carefully made with love from your heart. Your loved ones will appreciate the care and love you have for them in having spent hours of hard work to make these special presents.

You could decorate glass jars and then fill these decorated jars with candies from the store. If you have penchant for embroidery then you can have table cloths made with exclusive designs which any woman would love. Assembling fruit baskets or candy bar baskets make great home made Xmas presents. These are ideal gifts that will not cost much but will be much loved by anyone receiving them.There are loads of home made Xmas presents that can be crafted by hand and some of these include hand made beaded knick-knacks, perfumed candles in various shapes and exotic colors, picture frames, travel kits, fruit baskets, home made cakes, candies, chocolates and other baked stuff.

How To Handle Tough Questions And Disagreements In Your Presentations

Do you know that the number one fear in people is the fear of public speaking. It is ranked even higher than death itself. Speaking in front of people is already difficult, but how do you handle it when your audience throws at you challenging questions or even disagrees with what you say? What do you do when people start walking right out in the middle of your presentation?

As a speaker and trainer, I have my fair share of people disagreeing with me. When I speak at seminars or conference to hundreds of people at a time, there will always be that small bunch of people who will either say that they know it all or just cannot agree with me. There’s nothing we can do to them, but being prepared for such things is extremely important.

For most people, when others disagree with them, they tend to freeze and then fumble to get a right answer. Our brains are not naturally wired up to handle rejections and disagreements. Therefore, when this happens, a lot of people tend to blank out and not know how to react appropriately. In addition, when emotions set in, it is really difficult to give a clear answer to your audience.

Here are some scenarios that I have experienced before and hope that it will give you an insight on how I defuse potentially tough situations while maintaining credibility with the audience. Do note that the following is not rocket science but more of a way of doing things. It has worked for me and I sincerely hope that it will work for you.

1. A person stands up and disagrees with your certain parts of your presentation openly.

The first thing is to thank the person for their statements and then understand the reason behind the disagreement.

Why?

Firstly, we need to set a safe environment to allow people to express their views. If I were to thank a person for their views when they disagree with me, they will tend to be more relaxed and know that I acknowledge his/her views. The unseasoned speakers will tend to quickly disagree with the person raising their objections. This will make the person become defensive and find all ways to prove his/her theory to be true. This is unnecessary conflict we can avoid.

Secondly, I have learnt that if a person is disagreeing based on his or her experience/opinion, I will tend to allow and agree with that person. Why? This is because all our experiences in life are pretty much relative. I will usually say “That’s a valid viewpoint and you could be right. What I was sharing just now was based on what I experienced and found to be true to me.”

By painting a personal experience that I have personally found to be true and good, will quickly help others to know that if it works for me, it might work for you as well. Remember, experiences are never right or wrong. It is how we interpret the events and learn from it that makes it true.

Tip: Remember not to use absolute statements, eg. This is the ONLY right way to do things. You are actually inviting trouble.

2. A person asks a question that you do not understand.

It is best to ask the person to repeat the question or rephrase it. After that, you can also rephrase the question and ask this person whether you have understood the question correctly. This is a simple process but yet a lot of Asians tend not to do it. We tend to just jump into answering the question without fully getting it.

Here’s a simple phrase I use:

“I heard your question but I don’t get it. Would you mind repeating the question or rephrasing it for me? I will appreciate it.”

Tip: Clarity is important before you reply. Ensure you are answering the right question.

3. A person walks away out in the middle of your presentation.

We need to always focus on the crowd and allow a particular individual to affect us. Most people will tend to think that person particularly dislike/hate/_________ (fill in the blanks) their presentation and gets affected by it.

You have to remember that if the entire audience is still paying attention to you, we should not let a single person affect you. However, if you notice that more and more people start to leave, it is good to just ask what is happening. The worst thing as a presenter is to be oblivious to what is making people leave.

I had in a few times notice that people left and only to come back. This could because they had to take an urgent call or even need to go to the washroom. Take heart and not let it affect you. There are those who left and decided not to come back. The only thing I could do is to wish them well.