Custom Presentation Folders – How They Can Boost Your Business Reputation

It is almost certainly guaranteed that in every form of business, we have to give a presentation. Presentations to a few people or maybe even a hundred. The presentation can take many forms.

1 – Information that will be given to a potential client or customer. The client will then take the information away with them and check it. Perhaps it is an estimated quote or further details of your products and services.

2 – Facts and figures that will be given to a business associate and become part of a business meeting. The facts and figures could be end of the month financial figures which will then be stored.

3 – Promotional material about your company that is to begiven away at an exhibition. Once again potential clients will take information away with them.

4 – Updates and instructions that will be given to employees to take away and carry out in their departments.

The presentation itself is very important and the first step to creating a good impression is by using custom presentation folders. Think about it. If you were planning to do business with one of two companies, one company handed you information in a plastic folder and the other handed you information in a custom presentation folder.

Which company would you be more impressed with? Of course it would be the company that had the custom folder. You would have seen they are more professional and able to take that little step to create a good impression. So what makes a good presentation folder?

A custom presentation folder has to carry on your business theme. If the information that it will contain, is generic information given every month, then use your company colors, logo and theme. If the folder is to be used to pitch a business idea then carry on the business idea into the design of the custom folders.

Think about the quality of card used to make the folder. You have already created a good impression by not using off the shelf folders. Don’t ruin that by using poor quality card that rips when holding the information. The presentation folder is likely to beheld by a lot of people and constantly opened and then shut. The folders need to be durable and strong whilst still looking good.

There are many companies on the internet that already have designs made up. You can then just insert your company logo and name and it will be already printed for you. If you can not find the design that you are looking for, then look in your local phone book for a printing shop who will give you a quote. Bear in mind that sometimes discounts are given for bulk orders.

Most important is that your custom folder has contact information such as your website address, telephone numbers and email address. If it does not, then make sure a little pocket is available for you to insert your business card. Making custom folders for any presentation is a good way to boost business and promote your reputation as one of quality and excellence.

“The Lack of Leverage Can Destroy Negotiator’s Abilities” – Negotiation Tip of the Week

“We need to destroy their lead negotiator’s leverage to weaken his abilities to negotiate effectively.” Those were the words uttered during the planning stage of a pending negotiation.

When planning your negotiation, do you consider how the lack of leverage can destroy a negotiator‘s abilities? Leverage adds weight to a negotiator’s efforts. It can be the difference between a mediocre outcome and one that’s substantially better.

Leverage Constriction:
The use of leverage can constrict the implementation of a negotiator’s plans. Therefore, be watchful of when its usage might be employed against you and how/when you’ll employ it. Since its implementation will alter the flow of the negotiation, you should calculate the timing of its usage to maximize the benefits derived from it. Be aware that all forms of leverage do not bear the same weight. Thus, always examine the different forms of leverage you’ll use, and determine which ones will be most impactful when assembling them.

Timing of Leverage Implementation:
There are several occasions in a negotiation when you should consider using leverage.

  1. Ponder using it when you don’t wish to discuss points that will drastically alter your negotiation plan.
  2. Use it on defense to inject a point as a challenge to the opposing negotiator from implementing his.
  3. Consider how you can inject leverage as a surprise to observe the other negotiator’s reaction. That reaction may uncover hidden elements that you should discuss that your negotiation counterpart would rather keep undisclosed.

Combating Leverage Usage:
Park it – When thinking about leverage attempts used against you, consider whether you should address the premise that’s raised. In some cases, it may behoove you to say, “let’s put that aside for now.” If your request is successful, it will negate the need for discussion about the premise of the leverage attempt. Thus, it’s a way to deflate its charges.

When the other negotiator attempts to wiggle free of your leverage usage, you can use your first effort to pin him to a position. As an example, if you ask if he’d like to accept offer one or two, knowing both are bad, and he said no to either, then you could make another offer that was better or worse than the first one; your offer per better or worse would be dependent on what you were attempting to achieve by your offers. He could reject your third offer but then you could feign exasperation and state that you’re really attempting to be amenable; the implication being, his position is untenable.

Refute It:
I attempt to be transparent when negotiating. That means, while I attempt not to mislead, I don’t disclose every aspect of my negotiation position.

During your negotiations, realize that some negotiators will be as transparent as seeing through a stain-free glass. That will be the exception, not the rule. In some situations, your opponent will outright lie. Be prepared to refute his lies with bona fide rebuts that are greater than his. Using that form of leverage will heighten your position and diminish his if he’s willing to accept your pronouncements. That will cause him to think twice about pursuing that line of deceit moving forward.

In your future negotiations, consider how you’ll use leverage to enhance your efforts. The better you become at identifying when, how, and at what points you’ll employ its usage, the better your negotiation outcomes will be… and everything will be right with the world.

Remember, you’re always negotiating!

Valentine’s Day Presents For Boyfriends: Sending the Right Message

It has been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. From the bible to popular culture and even in regular life, most women can attest to the power of food to tame the savage in men. On romantic days like Valentine’s Day, we often see a lot of traditional gifts like roses and chocolates. As Valentine’s Day presents for boyfriends, those sweet treats can also spark a message of love and romance.

Chocolate is the universal language of love across the world. It comes in many forms and can be prepared in many ways. No matter what, the results seem to be consistent. It appeases the soul and creates an emotional connection. Chocolate fudge or classic chocolate candies are just as nice when prepared well.

Chocolate is a good starting point for a romantic Valentine’s date. A simple dinner with a sensational dessert of gourmet chocolates can send a fun, yet romantic message to your partner. Gourmet chocolates serve as great Valentine’s day presents for those who love eating treats and those who really find food a fantastic way for bonding time.

Here are some reasons why chocolates are great Valentine’s Day presents for boyfriends:

  • They are great mood enhancers.
  • Chocolates can be served in many romantic ways, from chocolate fudge cakes, brownies, fondue, dip for fruits or just plain assorted chocolate bars and candies.
  • Good presentation adds drama and amazing specialness to these culinary delights.
  • You can create your very own special chocolate presentation just for your man.

Even with all the great reasons for choosing chocolates as Valentine’s Day presents, that does not mean it is an easy task finding the right one. With so many options, it can become a major conundrum for you. When looking for a special chocolate gift, be sure that it is made of natural ingredients. If your guy has special dietary restrictions, look for chocolates that are gluten free, dairy free, or vegan. You can also choose prepared chocolates like chocolate fudge since it may be easier to handle when cooking desserts, or it can also be eaten as it is.

Make the chocolate part of the Valentine experience. For instance, it can be fun and romantic to prepare dessert together after a romantic dinner. That is a great way to put the relationship into focus while having a delightful sweet product at your disposal.

As they say, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And while this can be true, it is also necessary to put value on what is most important – and that is the relationship and the experience of spending quality time together. Chocolates are undeniably fantastic Valentine’s Day presents for boyfriends. Chocolates, when combined with good conversation and a romantic ambiance, can add a wonderful element to your relationship.