Glass Beads – The Best Christmas Present Around!

Glass beads are the perfect remedy for anybody struggling with what to get their loved ones for Christmas this year. They are classy, stylish and best of all, if you know the right place to buy them, incredibly affordable, so if you have been wondering what yo get your friends and family, then worry no more and invest in some glass beads!

Glass beads can add class and style to any outfit, be it either complementing a sparkling new outfit or vamping up a tired one that needs a little life breathing into it; all in all, they are the perfect gift for anybody who has even the tiniest bit of style and taste in the way that they look… and even if they don’t, teach them to take a pride in their appearance and shower them with these great gifts!

So, this Christmas you can either be one of the people who every body secretly resents when they hand over a voucher to spend in a department store, or you can be that person that everybody secretly resents because they have got the greatest present around the Christmas tree… the choice seems pretty obvious!

Christmas is a time for giving, but it is also a time for reflection and looking at what one has in each others’ friendships; what better way to show your friends and family that you love them than with a set of glass beads that they will instantly love? Go on, treat your mates to some really great pieces of jewellery; they will thank you endlessly and it will certainly up the ante up for your next Christmas present!

Also, the real kicker is that these glass beads are not anywhere near as expensive as you may think that they should be; not, that is, if you shop for them online at one of the generous websites that offers such great bargains to those customers who use the internet to procure these items.

Well, it seems that you are running out of excuses not to buy these super pieces of jewellery for your friends this Christmas; plus, if you really are taken by them, which is very possible once you have seen the quality of them, then don’t be afraid to order a few sets for yourself, after all, Christmas is the time for giving, even if it is to yourself!

Why Good Presentation Matters

Does good presentation matter? History suggests that strong communication skills play an important part in success. For example, have you noticed how often a person you thought you knew as the inventor of something turns out not to be the first person to come up with the idea. The person you know as the inventor is often the person who was best able to communicate the idea to others; the one who persuaded others to invest in the idea or convince people of its benefits; the one who could get their ideas heard and their key messages received and understood. Good presentation matters.

It’s funny how what we are willing to accept as good presentation appears skewed in different situations. When we go out for a meal with family or friends we expect good presentation. It doesn’t have to be Michelin star quality, but if the food is just thrown together on the plate it looks unappetising and we find it much harder to enjoy the experience and in more extreme situations just feel unable to eat the food. On the other hand, food that is well presented is far more likely to encourage us to enjoy the experience and seems to taste better.

When you are out shopping, the way products are presented to you has a significant impact on the choices you make and the products you buy. The science behind retail merchandising (presentation) is fascinating. If you walk into a shop and feel the displays are untidy and product is scattered all over the place you may well walk straight back out. Interestingly, if you are in an antique shop, you might actually really enjoy the seemingly random presentation as it gives you a sense of excitement that you might find that hidden gem and be able to retire to your own private island.

Every day, we are presented with examples of why good presentation matters. So why do we not carry that principle over to our business presentations? Goodness knows that presentations are now a major feature of business life. The internet is awash with suggested numbers of daily PowerPoint presentations. 30 million a day appears to be the most common, before you add in Keynote for Apples users and Prezi for cloud users, and the myriad of other software choices available. We don’t need to debate the numbers. It is fairly reasonable to accept that the number of presentations given every day is huge. The real question is how many of them are good presentations? Instantly, you will all know from personal experience that the number is likely to drop dramatically.

Our experiences as audience members are frequently not a good ones. The common presentation pitfalls persist, such as far too much information, too much detail, font sizes designed for an opticians chart, too many slides, bullet point overload, reading the presentation, monotone delivery style. The list is endless. Why do we appear to accept this poor standard of presentation when we know how much good presentation matters? Generally, time pressure is one of the most common excuses I receive. We typically work in a fast paced, pressurised environments and much like the poor food example mentioned earlier, our presentation ingredients are thrown together using the tried and tested ‘cut and paste’ technique. We also believe our wisdom is self evident and so our audience can’t fail to ‘get it’. Of course, if that were true, retailers would not need to throw so much time, money and effort at how their products are presented.

Good presentation really does matter. It is one of the key skills that helps successful people stand out from the crowd. It doesn’t need to be an all singing and dancing extravaganza. All it takes is the consistent application of clear and straight forward principles and approaches.

Presentation Success Plan

What goes on in your head and your body when you are asked to give a presentation? You will learn how to create a winning mindset.

Do your knees get wobbly, your mind goes blank and you would rather be doing ANYTHING rather than pick up the telephone receiver or speak to someone face to face?

Let’s dissect the problem.

What could be the cause?

1. Belief in your product.
Do you truly believe the product will do what your marketing says that it will do? Even go a step deeper and examine if you know what your marketing presents as facts about the product. Maybe you are very new to the business and do not have extensive knowledge of your own. If so, what convinced you to join the business? Always tell the truth but feel free to admit exactly what sold you on joining the business. If it sold you, it may be the trigger to assist them in making a decision. If you are new, admit it. At least in my experience, there is always someone who has more time, experience and knowledge available to answer questions. If not, then there is a web site or a recorded call which contains more information. Admitting you are new and don’t know all of the answers yet gives them confidence that they will be fine when they are new to the business.

Knowledge is not knowing all of the answers but knowing where to find the answers. Keep a sheet beside the phone with the web site address, recorded phone call number and the phone numbers or email addresses of your mentors. (Calling them mentors is fine. Referring to them as grizzled veterans is not an ideal image. As a lady, referring to them as “old timers” is not on the desirable list either.) Wait to do a 3 way call after they have reviewed the information and indicated a high degree of interest. Mentors are awesome about assisting new team members; they are even more anxious to assist you when you respect their time as well.

Attend product calls, read product information, and become a product of the product. This will increase your belief in the product.

2. Belief in yourself.
This represents the major hurdle for people starting out in their first business. Go get a large yellow pad of paper and start writing EVERY success you have ever experienced in your life. Include everything from getting your parents to agree to a request of yours to going out with someone special to getting your kids to agree to do what you wanted. Each and every one of these are presentations. A presentation is a conversation with someone where you presented a point of view and they agreed.

Succeed once and you can do it again. Succeed several times and you are on a positive track. Everyone has numerous successes in their life. Recapture that feeling of success and bring the positive feeling to the call with you.

You believed in yourself and your potential to succeed or you would not have joined a business in the first place. Recapture that excitement and belief in yourself.

Tony Robbins said, “Everything you need is already in you.” Collect some positive affirmations and post them in front of you. Repeat them aloud before you pick up the phone.

If you are still hesitating, allow your mentor’s belief in you to serve as the belief factor until you can bolster your own belief.

Celebrate every victory.

3. Belief in the company.
You must have believed in the company and the opportunity or you would never have paid the entrance fee to join. This is one of the key factors why allowing someone to start for free does not work. Start for free and it is far too easy to give up at the slightest bump in the road. The more investment you have in your success, the more determination you will expend in your behalf.

Listen to company calls, do some research on the company and confirm your belief that you are in the right place at the right time.

When you have belief in the product, the company and yourself, it will be easier to pick up the phone and easier to speak to those you meet.

4. You are now past the trembling and heavy lifting of picking up the 400# phone. Now that is as easy as picking up the phone to call a friend. That’s easy right? The person on the other end is simply a new friend you have not met yet. You already know they like you because they entered their information in your web site. They already like you.

What do you say when they answer the phone? What do you say to a friend? Remember they requested that you provide information to them. All you have to do is determine how you can help them the most. People are generally looking for more money, more time or more freedom. Most companies provide training calls and or scripts to assist you. Don’t read it, have a natural conversation. You would not need a script to ask a friend how they are doing and how you can help. Same situation, different person.

5. Remember they contacted you. You are speaking to them to determine how you can help them.

If you feel a few butterflies, just remember that you genuinely care about helping them. You are responding to their request. You are helping them clarify the problem to be solved and them offering the best solution you have to solve their problem.

Remember:
1. You believe in the product
2. You believe in yourself
3. You believe in the company
4. You are responding to their request.
5. You are helping them clarify their problem and solve it.

There are 5 simple steps to creating a winning mindset.