Shake Things Up This Valentines With Risque Presents!

Do you remember those days when you just could not wait to see the beautiful face of your beloved? You would phone each other at work several times a day, just to hear their pretty voice and seductive giggle one more time and the boss would be on the verge of giving you a warning for wasting company time. It does not seem that long ago that when your eyes met, the pair of you experienced that fluttering heart, the butterflies in the stomach and the compelling urge to rush into each other’s arms.

All that both of you could ever think of was each other and all you both lived for was the time when you could be together again. Although you enjoyed being out with friends, neither of you could wait to be alone together, somewhere quiet and there was never enough time to say all the things that were on your minds. In each other’s company, time would fly by and before you knew it you were saying a long and passionate goodbye until the next date, which even if it was going to be on the next day will always seem like an eternity away.

Then it just kept getting better and better. Perhaps you had a romantic holiday together, away from all of your friends and family, giving you both a chance to really get to know one another. Perhaps you set up home together, put down roots and started planning a family.

Once time passes and you get on with your busy lives, it is all too easy to lose your priorities. Friends want to have lunch with you on your own or meet up in the pub for a natter and you find that you do not do things together as a couple as much as you used to. It is important to rekindle that burning flame that is still flickering within you both, even if neither of you has expressed your love for one another for quite some time. With the right Valentine’s Day Presents you are sure to find it easy to feel the excitement that was there all those years ago.

If you want to set the mood for a night of hot passion, there are some risque Valentine’s Day Presents that will show your loved one what is on your mind. If you are planning a Valentines Day get together with friends, you can all enjoy a naughty game of Foreplay Connect.

Each of the counters in this game are emblazoned with a raunchy foreplay suggestion and the winner gets to play out their own fantasy by choosing a combination of counters especially for that special person, so perhaps this game could be taken upstairs later on when everyone else has gone home. Once you are upstairs, a lovely way to create the right mood is with A Rose Petal Seductions Box which contains many rose petals, each one with its own message. You can choose to sprinkle them across your bed or even create a trail that will lead to who knows where.

What can be said about one of the raunchiest Valentine’s Day Presents a Lovers Candy G-String and covered with more than 330 delicious sweets this little pleasure could last a very long time. If you feel that you have both fallen into a bedroom rut, The Kama Sutra has been working wonders for many years and will give you both some new ideas and this is one of those Valentines Day presents that is truly inspirational. It will be on your list of favourite bedtime reading for a long time to come and is crammed with things for you both to try out.

Later, as you both take a break to get your breath back, one of the Valentines Day presents that is guaranteed to refresh and relax is the Daisy Bath Flowers Box, a pretty heart shaped box containing pink and red daisy shaped luxury petals which, as they are sprinkled into a bath, will melt to release a glorious rose fragrance. All that you both need to do now is to climb in and soak up the atmosphere together before embarking on a few more romantic pastimes.

If you have never tried Chocolate Body Paint, you just have not lived. Raunchy Valentines Day presents like this one are fun, humorous and also delicious. Along with a soft body brush, the tube of body paint can be brushed onto any of your favourite places that belong to your passion partner. Who says that the passion has to go, when you can have all this fun whenever you choose?

If you want to have a successful Valentines Day, make sure you give raunchy Valentines Day presents that are guaranteed to spice up your love life.

Use Mindmaps And This 4 Step Process To Eliminate Presentation Stress

Have you been to one of those presentations where you thought you just had to go away? The presenter was showing you dozens of slides. You could not identify any structure in it.

Your presenter probably did not use mindmaps to outline and present his or her information. Today, we have a look at how mindmaps will help you to get things clear for your next presentation. Even if you already created your presentation and you think it needs work (before the end of the day)!

Here are the 4 steps in using mindmaps for your presentation.

Step 1: Create an outline of your presentation

I assume you already have a general idea of what you will be speaking about. This is of course important.

This first step helps you in outlining your presentation. You can do that by creating a mindmap on either a large sheet of paper, a whiteboard or on your computer.

Put the topic in the middle of the mindmap. Then, you use free association to get ideas of what you want to discuss. Ask yourself questions like:

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  • What do I want my audience to learn or hear?
  • What is it they need to do after the presentation?
  • What does my audience know already?
  • Why was I asked to present my thoughts and information on this topic?

The main thing you should understand is that most of the time, you need to think from your audience their perspective. Sure, it’s great to talk about what you like. The only small thing is… you are not that important. You are there on a mission: entertain, educate, convince or inform your audience.

What you need to do is create branches in your map that give them answers to their questions. If you need additional guidance in this, make sure you ask the people who invited you or you can even ask some of the people who will attend the presentation. They can tell you what you need to talk about.

Once you have your first ideas on paper, you organize them. Put relevant information in the same branch. Organize your thoughts and create an outline. This outline is the basis of your presentation and could even be used as the basis of your hand-out.

The result of this first step is a one-sheet overview of your presentation.

Step 2: Write your presentation

With your outline as the blueprint of your presentation, you start to move into more detail. You write your thoughts on every topic directly in your mindmap.

That’s right, don’t take MS Word or another tool to write your entire presentation. You need to keep things organized. That is why you use the NOTES function of your mindmap tool to store your text.

You simply take a topic in the map and you write in there what you want to tell your audience. Be sure you start at the beginning of your outline. Write in one session your entire presentation. Don’t stop until you have about 80% to 90% of your presentation on paper.

Then… move away from your mindmap and do something completely different. Your subconscious brain will work on it for you.

After a few hours or even a day, you continue writing. You will be amazed about the additional content you can add to your text!

Usually, in about three writing sessions, you have 95% – 100% of your presentation covered in your mindmap.

Step 3: Rehearse and Minimize your map

This third step is important. You need to rehearse your presentation. Personally, I would rehearse the entire presentation for myself using a tape recorder. I simply read the content into a microphone. This way you will hear if sentences are too long or too complicated. When you find something strange, fix this immediately.

Your job is to make your presentation as clear as possible.

When you did this, you ask a colleague or friend to listen to your presentation. Use your text or mindmap to deliver the speech. Let them tell you what needs to be adjusted. You choose if your ‘audience’ does this during the presentation or afterwards.

When the content of the presentation is clear and ready to be used, you have to do one more thing. You need to minimize the mindmap. Copy the original mindmap into a new map and call it for instance presentation1_minimal. You need your ‘big’ mindmap later on.

Since you know what you are talking about, you can probably create a mindmap which shows you less words. Remember, each word or image in a mindmap is a key which unlocks information in your mind. Choosing the right words and images lets you access the information quickly. Think carefully about your map content.

The goal is to use sort of a minimalistic approach. Give your audience the right information and overview and show just enough to help you through your presentation.

When you reduced your map content, you only need to do one thing: print your maps, both the complete and the reduced content map. Also print your completely written out text. These are your backups. 

Step 4: Deliver your mindmapped presentation

Your big moment is here. You only feel a healthy amount of stress. This keeps you focused. You were asked to deliver this presentation AND you prepared, so you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

You may use a video projector or a flip-over or another presentation device to show your smaller mindmap. Remember that this is only to give the audience an overview of what you discuss and where you are in your presentation.

Remember I told you I don’t like text-only PowerPoint slides? This is why. You lose the overview. The mindmap you show won’t do that. It shows what was discussed, where you are right now and where you are going.

If for some reason, you can’t use a visual aid, you can always use the reduced-content-mindmap. Give this to your audience. I can almost guarantee you that they will have a second look at this later. During your presentation, they can add their notes to the mindmap as well.

Since you rehearsed your presentation a number of times, you can confidently deliver it.

A Definitive Guide to Buying Gift Cards As Presents

There are numerous options to choose from when it comes to buying a gift for a birthday celebration. Some options though are definitely more popular than others and you need to really take a lot of time and think about who you are buying the present for. I always like to say that depending on the interest of the birthday celebrator and the gender of the person who will be celebrating really makes a difference on what sort of present you’d like to buy. Nevertheless, if you are in a hurry or rush you can also pick out a gift that can be used by both genders. In my experience in the gift card industry, I’ve learned a lot about what are the most popular options that can be used for any occasion, person, or holiday. Some options are definitely better than others but here are your best choices.

Resstaurants – You can find a lot of food chain gift card ideas on the Internet. Some fast food chains offer gift cards to their customers like McDonalds and Burger King. These gift cards are reloadable and are very easy to use. They come in a variety of denominations from $5 to $100. The other most popular chains include the Darden Restaurant Group or the OSI Restaurant Group. With the Darden group the cards can be used at all of their locations in the world including the Olive Garden, Red Lobster, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons 52. The OSI Restaurant group includes Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carraba’s, Fleming’s Steakhouse, and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion.

Airlines – Anyone celebrating his or her birthday would definitely want to get a travel gift card in order to get away from the stress and relax on this special day. You can try visiting the American Airlines website or US Airways because these are common airline companies that offer travel cards to their customers. Another very popular option is Southwest Airlines who has quickly risen to become one of the most popular airlines in the United States. The recipient can choose to fly to different countries that are served by these airline companies and surely, the birthday celebrant wouldn’t resist this opportunity. These cards have no expiration date so they can choose to travel whenever they want to. As an added bonus these cards can be used at any time and do not have restrictions like blackout dates or anything like that.

Entertainment – It is known as a gift of entertainment that you can give to someone who is fond of watching movies. You can try looking for some sites that can offer movie gift cards for birthdays so you can have it personalized. With this item, you can upload the photo of the birthday celebrant and attach a message to it. The personalization option really adds a great level of authenticity to the item and will allow them to treasure it even after the balance is expended.

The final great idea would be a hotel gift card. You can give one of these that can offer variety of relaxation to the recipient. You can visit Marriott Hotels or their website or even try the Aloft Hotel Brand because these hotels offer excellent service and they can be redeemed to almost over 4,000 participating branches worldwide. If the person who you’re buying the present for loves to travel, then this may be the best option for you.