Presents And Personalities: The Key To Success

Buying presents can be one of the most difficult tasks there is. Some people seem to just have a knack for it whereas others are at a loss as to what to buy. You want to impress your recipient. The most disheartening thing to see when you have spent your hard earned cash is a disappointed face when they tear off the wrapping paper. One sure fire way to guarantee exclamations of pleasure is to buy a present which focuses on the individual’s personality. Gifts like these demonstrate your knowledge of their interests and preferences and really show the thought and effort you put into choosing them.

If someone you are buying for has obvious interest and hobbies, then you’re off to a good start. If for example they are into crime fiction, you can choose from TV crime show box sets, crime themed board games like the classic Cluedo, crime fiction books and even a historical mystery ghost tour, featuring age old crimes and clues. For the motor enthusiast consider a day package. A day at the race track driving a Ferrari perhaps or tickets to a motor event. On the cheaper side novelty gifts for him, for example, The Top Gear board game is bound to be a success.

Sport lovers would drool at the mouth if presented with tickets to a game of their preference. If you know what team a friend supports then you will easily find merchandise for that specific team. Jerseys, kits, footballs, even stationery comes emblazed with team logos these day so help your friends and loved ones show their team spirit by adding to their collection of team memorabilia.

Animal lovers and environmentalists may appreciate selfless gifts such as donations to a conservation fund. You can now sponsor endangered animals in a friend’s name. The money will be used in preserving the species and helping the said animal itself and your recipient will receive regular updates on the charity’s activities. Eco-friendly or green people may appreciate a ladybird house for their garden or a compost heap starter kit. Think outside the box…what about a worm farm; interesting AND beneficial to the environment. Another touching and very unique gift is having a flower named after your loved one.

For musical mates, nothing would go down better than concert tickets. If these are out of your budget then look around for merchandise, for e.g. a t-shirt with their favourite band on. If you shop online this sort of stuff is very easy to come by. Why not treat them to a day out at a recording studio, which includes their very own demo tape to take home with them.

For older friends and loved ones, gifts tend to be more understated. Think CLASSIC. How about a replica Roberts radio for your Gran, or an old record player for your Gramps. These vintage gifts will remind them of their youth and put a sparkle in their eyes. Cheaper alternatives are retro sweets, widely available and ranging from the 60′s right through to the 90′s.

Last but not least….the awkward ones. The people who have everything! What do you do? Well in this case you really have to think hard. You need something unique and personal, and what says you care more than their very own star. Yes, that’s right you can now purchase a star for your loved one. You will receive the exact co-ordinates of the star so you can view it by telescope and an official certificate of ownership. On the cheaper side you can choose practical but personalised gifts such as calendars, with their photos within or themes they like. Other practical gifts for him or her available for personalising are mugs, key rings, photo frames and cuddly toys. The more personal you make it, the more it will mean to the recipient. Armed with the correct information you cannot go wrong.

What is board book printing?

What is board book printing?

Cardboard book is a book printed directly on thick cardboard. Because of their thickness, they are usually bound by saddle stitching. They are very suitable for playing with young children and are also an excellent educational tool for young children. There are many options for board book printing, including custom board book printing that is shaped and trimmed to your liking.

For children’s board books, art paper is usually used to pack art paper so that each page is thick enough. You can design two rounded corners to protect the children when flipping and reading the book.

Board printing is becoming more and more popular due to its wide range of benefits for young children, and children’s board printing can creatively attract young children. With the vigorous development of smart phones in family life, a whiteboard book provides a refreshing change for parents, teachers and learners to establish basic learning modules. To print card board book is becoming more and more popular and has different benefits for toddlers and children.

Especially in the printing of pictures and drawing boards for toddlers and preschoolers. Even the small details of the production are also paid attention to. When making round corners and die-cutting, they must be round enough, which is good for children.

In China, cardboard book printing is an economical way to make the best cardboard books for your children. You can see great cost savings, while having excellent printing and binding quality.

Cardboard books are books in which each page is made of thick cardboard. Children’s small hands sometimes encounter difficulties and cannot turn thinner paper materials. Using a cardboard book to print thick pages can make it easier to turn the pages, as well as possible tearing problems.

This kind of binding is very suitable for children’s books, because the cardboard makes the book durable and can withstand a large number of children’s flipping, and the thick cardboard allows the little fingers to easily turn the pages without help. Most cardboard books also use rounded corners to prevent paper cutting.

In fact, the binding method of writing on the blackboard is not technically “binding” at all. Each set of 2 pages is printed, cut, and then glued to another cardboard.

Cardboard books traditionally use laminated finishes or glossy UV on all pages to increase durability and protect them from the harsh treatments they would normally receive during use.

As the best company of board book printing china, we will ensure the use of special soy ink for printing, and strictly enforce safety and standard regulations when printing board books.

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.