Presentation Folders Have a Huge Following

There are certain items that are used heavily in any office. Some if these items belong to the stationery. They include paper, folders and other such items. The daily routine work of these offices relies heavily on these products. One such product, which is also used heavily for this purpose, is called the presentation folder.

Like any other folder, they are designed and shaped in the same manner. They are normally rectangular in shape but may have other shapes as well. They have standard designs and standard sizes as well but a custom presentation folder may have different dimensions. Their ability to be modified so readily and so easily makes them highly useful to the customers.

The designs of these products need to be produced with the quality in mind. The latest tools and technologies help in this field. The use of advanced computer softwares and latest tools for printing helps in getting the best presentation folders. These folders have a sort of a pocket on the inside of their covers which is used to carry important business documents.

Among the various businesses that are run online, the folder printing is a highly successful one. It helps the customers get the best products without going through the hassle of finding the right product in the market. It saves time and effort. It is also useful for the companies as well in many ways. It gives them an opportunity to provide better products to meet the needs of a special market.

Customers are also normally given the choice of customizing or personalizing their products. This gives them an opportunity to use their products to improve the business identity of their companies effectively.

Substance, Humor, Style of Presenting – Which is More Important When It Comes to Delivering a Speech

It really depends on the purpose of the speech. If it is for entertainment, then humor will be more important than substance. An after dinner speech is one such example. People would expect you to make them laugh more than to make them learn. Can you imagine someone preaching about the seven effective habits of highly successful people after a six-course meal?

However, if your purpose is to inform, persuade or inspire, substance will be indispensable. Patricia Fripp, a well-respected speaker in the industry defined substance as “what makes an audience’s business and personal life better if they act on it”. It could come in the form of a three-step strategy, a recommended book to read or tips to solve a particular problem. If there is no substance in your speech, then there is really no point wasting your audience’s time delivering it.

As a rule of thumb, focus on substance and then tweak the humor level according to your competence and appropriateness. For someone who has a knack for making his audience laugh at cue, he can leverage on humor to increase memorability of his message or even disarm the tough nuts and persuade them to his way of thinking. Otherwise, concentrate on increasing value for your audience. It is a sure-fire way to win your audience over, even without humor!

Style of presenting a speech, on the other hand, lies outside the humor-substance pie. You cannot switch on and off a style since it is part of who you are. However, your style can be polished with more stage time. The more you get up to the platform to speak, the more comfortable and aware you become of your style. And it can inevitably become a weapon you use to personalize your speech. If you are interested to learn how you can “find” and hone your style of speaking, refer to this online entry:

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The Next Big Deal or Gnawing Dispute: 5 Strategies for Successful Negotiations

There is an old adage that when two opposing parties in a legal matter proceed to litigation, then they have both lost their case. Having negotiated thousands of real estate and finance deals in my career as an attorney, I have listed below what I call the 5 “B’s” of successful negotiation:

1. Be prepared. Know your facts and have the relevant information to support your position readily available. Nothing stalls negotiations better or undermines your position more, then when you have to scramble and seek out the information necessary to bolster your position.

2. Be Patient. With good negotiations, reaching a resolution takes time and is not like ordering “fast food.” Don’t feel compelled to make a decision right away. If you are unsure about something, there is absolutely nothing wrong with waiting 24 hours to make a decision. If there are several items to accomplish in a negotiation, focus on those points that the parties are more agreeable on, and tackle the more difficult issues at a later time.

3. Be Consistent. Have a goal of what you want to accomplish going into the negotiations. If need be, “map out” a strategy to reach your goal(s) and plan for contingencies. Most importantly, once you’ve reached an agreement regarding a point of contention, stick with it. Don’t agree to something with the real intent to address and “change up” the issue at a later time. That approach wastes time and undermines one’s own credibility.

4. Be Reliable. Imagine a car that starts only half the time. That’s how adverse parties feel about someone who fails to perform on past promises and then approaches their opposition for new concessions. Granted, in an ideal world, people would perform on their agreements 100% of the time. But in life “things happen” and parties are often called upon to make accommodations and exceptions to agreements long after the negotiations are over. It’s reasonable for a party to be less flexible in their accommodations for people who repeatedly fail to perform. It becomes increasingly difficult for repeat ‘offenders’ to persuade the opposition that “this time things will be different.”

5. Be Civil. This point should go without saying, but negotiations move towards success much faster when parties practice civility. If being civil to the other party proves difficult, then you have an excellent reason for engaging an attorney, a real estate agent, or any other professional intermediary on your behalf.

There are times when parties to a settlement leave the negotiation table not getting everything they wanted. That’s fine. In most good deals, the parties need to concede some, but not all, of their position in order to reach a resolution. Those people who insist on going to the negotiation table with an “all or nothing” attitude, do not make good negotiation partners initially, but by using the preceding 5 points, they will in time.