Top Three Xmas Present Ideas for Boys

The problem is with so many toys for boys out there, what do boys really want for Christmas?

Don’t worry we’re here to make your job of finding the ideal Xmas present just that little bit easier. We’ve done extensive research and are pleased to present to you the Top three Xmas present ideas for boys.

1) At the moment Toy story toys are a massive hit with children, mainly because of the release of the Toy story 3 movie earlier this year. The hottest toy to look out for based on the movie is the Jet Pack Buzz Light year action figure and we are not exaggerating in no small way here but we think around late November going on to December it’s going to be very hard to find this toy in stock from the biggest UK retailers. If your child has watched the movie and liked it then this just might be the perfect Xmas present.

2) The Bakugan Maxus Dragonoid comes in second on our Xmas present ideas for boys list and has to be one of the coolest toys around at the moment. Just hearing the name tells you this toy is going to be awesome. The Bakugan Maxus is basically seven miniature battle Bakugan robots which can all be attached together to make one bigger more powerful Bakugan robot know as Maxus Dragonoid. Confused? Don’t worry all you need to know is that this is extremely popular amongst boys and he’ll absolutely love this as a Xmas present.

3) Third but not least we feel the Ben 10 Mark 10 car will be a massive hit this Christmas and for parents that have little boys that watch Ben 10 you’ll know how much they enjoy the programme. When you make a toy car based on a massively popular kids TV show and give it cool features like the ability to transform into different vehicles such as an air craft then you know you’ve got a winner and looking at early sales of the Mark 10 car we can tell it will make an ideal Xmas present for many little boys.

Public Speaking – Six Things to Be Aware of When Making a Presentation Or Giving a Speech

Sometime in your career you will be asked to give a talk. It may be in a small meeting of peers and coworkers or it may be in front of a large audience of strangers.

Here are six things to be aware of when making a presentation or giving a speech.

1. Grammar – Use correct grammar. Duh! Of course we need to use correct grammar but you would be surprised at how many times I’ve heard people use verb tenses that don’t agree with the subject of the sentence. Write out your speech beforehand and read it aloud a few times. This will help you catch most of the mistakes privately. Ask a roommate or friend to listen to the speech and give you feedback or note any grammatical errors.

2. Filler Words - Unnecessary words that do not help convey your point can be distracting. Avoid the use of “uh, ah, you know, like, and I mean.” In order to avoid run-on sentences, insert a one-second pause between sentences instead of using “and” or “so” to connect two or more sentences. Take a short breath between longer sentences, and allow your audience to take in what you have said. Articulate clearly and pronounce words correctly. Before you take the stage practice saying any difficult words you plan to use.

3. Body Language - By this, I am referring to unintentional cues you give such as looking at your notes, not making eye contact, slumped shoulders, hands in pockets jingling money, or slouching on the lectern. Practicing in front of a mirror will help you discover your own quirky movements.

4. Gestures – These are intentional movements you use to make a point or illustrate the importance of a word. Make your gestures large enough to be seen by the person sitting in the back of the room. Step away from the lectern when using the lower part of your body; otherwise your movement will not be seen.

5. Vocal Variety - Avoid monotone and jazz up your presentation by varying your tone (emphasis or emotion), pitch (high or low voice), and rate (fast or slow). All these help keep an audience interested in what you are saying.

6. Your Topic- Your focus should be on your audience. An interesting topic is important, but should be relevant to your listener’s needs. Prepare ahead of time. Write key points on small 3×5 note cards to remind you of what is next. Only use them if necessary.

7. Props - Not every presentation will have or need props. However, visual aids and paper handouts make a talk more interesting, help the audience follow along and give them notes, email addresses or website URLs to refer to later.

I know this is a lot to remember-especially for a beginner. You may want to start by giving your presentation at home by focusing on only one aspect at a time. Go through your presentation the first time listening for grammar usage and filler words, then go through it again noticing body language and gestures; on the third time through pay attention to your voice. By the time you have gone through your speech the fourth time, you will feel at ease, know your material well and be able to manage props effectively.

3 Winning Ways to Immediately Win Negotiations – ID Style

When you negotiate, do you assess the other negotiator’s style? Do you even take the styles by which others negotiate into consideration? Are you affable during your negotiations or stern? The image you project prior to and during a negotiation has an impact on the flow and outcome of it. Thus, (Negotiation Tip) prior to entering into a negotiation, you should assess the other negotiator’s demeanor, negotiation style, and any additional insight you can glean about him. This allows you to prepare more efficiently, based on those variables.

This article highlights 3 styles of negotiators and how to best interact with them.

. Personality Types and Styles of Negotiators

Personality type is a major factor in the style one uses to negotiate. Good negotiators know how to use different styles to affect the behavior they seek. To increase your chances of winning more negotiations, observe the following 3 styles, and determine which style you should use to enhance your position.

. I Win, You Lose: (Dogged and determined)

When negotiating with this style of negotiator, be on alert. If you’re affable and accommodating, this negotiator may take advantage of you. To assure that from happening, position yourself as a similar style of negotiator. Don’t show weakness in any form. When making concessions, make him work for them. Remember, you don’t want to be perceived as a pushover. You should also balance your rigidness against any displays of compromise he shows. Again be cautious. This may be a ploy to gain insight into how you might respond to such a tactic.

. Go Along to Get Along: (Affable)

With this negotiator, you can be a little at ease during the negotiation. This person wants to do what’s necessary to negotiate affably and will do so as long as she feels you’re reciprocating. To convey that impression, be pleasant, somewhat charming, and compassionate. You can even attempt to ‘take the lead’ in the negotiation and see how she responds. If her actions (i.e. the way she responds to your offers/counter offers) are amenable, continue down that path. Just be cautious not to ask for more than you really want. To do so could cause her to stiffen and become more rigid.

. Don’t Take Advantage Of Me: (Timid, unsure of himself)

Negotiating with this style of negotiator can be almost as difficult as negotiating with the ‘I win, you lose’ negotiator. The reason being, this negotiator is not sure of himself and may display signs of inconsistency, simply because he’s afraid of being taken advantage of. As such, even when making an offer/counter offer that is beneficial to him, you need to display sincerity through your nonverbal communication (e.g. smiling when appropriate, using a softer tonality, using open gestures with your hands, etc.)

It goes without saying that you won’t be able to win every negotiation. If you give consideration to altering your negotiation approach and style, based on the style of the other negotiator, you’ll be better positioned to succeed in getting what you want from the negotiation… and everything will be right with the world.

Remember, you’re always negotiating!