Get Yourself Organised With a Presentation Ring Binder

When things become untidy in any walk of life it can lead to items becoming lost, mistakes being made and could even result in you getting into trouble. On the other hand, when you organise things correctly it can ensure that everything is kept in one place, make you look like a competent person and guarantee that you can place your hand on anything whenever you need it. There are many different ways of becoming a better organised person or business to help avoid stressful situations.

Presentation ring binders and folders are commonly used as a way in which you can keep important documentation together for your own future reference or if you wish to present information to others in a clean and tidy manner. Binders are particularly useful as you can easily locate information by using plastic pockets and dividers inside them. It also means that the details inside will be prevented from becoming tatty looking or crumpled.

Most binders will also come with a clear plastic overlay on the front and spine of the binder so that you can detail exactly what the contents are for when you need them again. You can also easily carry round a binder with you if you need to transport information from one place to another with the minimum of fuss.

If you prefer to have a storage solution for paperwork that can be placed on a shelf at home or at work, an A4 box may be just what you are looking for. They are hard wearing and durable so the chances of damage occurring to your documents are virtually nil. When you keep your work safe in a box it also means that the chances of you losing things is lessened as it will be in a secure place no matter where you put it.

Girlfriend Presents For Your Special Someone

She finally replied with the big YES. After much ado. And it does not stop there, oh no my good man. Your undying love needs to be expressed tangibly. That eternal feeling that wells deep inside you has to be translated into a gift — a gift that will make her remember you. Otherwise that magical feeling will soon slowly fade away. Yes, those are the ABC’s of love, young man. It has to be communicated with something touchable, something seeable, something that keeps reminding them that we love them, and this object called gift is the thing that makes it real. It need not be pricey; it just has to be something that will make her retain how important you are in her mind.

Here are a few pointers for choosing girlfriend presents.

o Compile all her favorite music on a disc with her face printed on the cover of the case. Or put them all on an mp3 player and give that as a girlfriend present. That ought to win you extra retention points.

o Very trite but I assure you, the mushier the better…the cuddliest teddy bear carrying a bouquet of flowers. No, not you, you nincompoop, a stuffed teddy bear. Perfect girlfriend present.

o Sweets will always do the trick. Girls will not, even if it kills them, ignore sweets.

o Girl trinkets and accessories never fail. Remember how your sister scours the whole mall in search of a headband that everybody wears. Now, snoop around as to what’s in style when it comes to lady accessories and shop for it.

o Girls are suckers for perfumes. It is imperative to be familiar with what she loves spraying on herself. Or you might want to innocently pass by the perfume section of the mall and mingle awhile until she mentions her preferred scent.

o Bags and purses are popular items with girls, so choosing them would be a fitting girlfriend present.

o Watch out for collections that she might have. It would be great if she has any. Most women do, and what a winning move to add something to that precious collection. It can be posters, stamps, dolls, dresses, or even scarves perhaps. Whatever you do, do not let her know what you are up to. The impact of the girlfriend present is intrinsically based on the element of surprise. The more she is surprised, the better.

o Does she have albums and albums of photos on her Facebook profile? Gather them all and create a collage of all her pictures.

When Negotiations Stall, Position the Other Side for Easy Acceptance

When you’re negotiating with people who have studied negotiating, and are proud of their ability to negotiate, you can get ridiculously close to agreement, and the entire negotiation will still fall apart on you. When it does, it’s probably not the price or terms of the agreement that caused the problem, it’s the ego of the other person as a negotiator. When that happens, Power Negotiators use a simple technique that positions the other person for easy acceptance.

Let’s say that you market advertising specialties, such as rulers, with the company’s name on it-or custom printed baseball caps and T-shirts. You have made an appointment to meet with the manager at a local appliance store. What you may not realize is that just before you showed up in his office, the manager said to the owner of the store, “You just watch me negotiate with this advertising specialty representative. I know what I’m doing, and I’ll get us a good price.”

Now he’s not doing as well as he hoped in the negotiation and he may be reluctant to agree to your proposal because he doesn’t want to feel that he lost to you as a negotiator. That can happen, even when the other person knows that your proposal is fair and it satisfies his needs in every way.
So, when this happens you must find a way to make the other person feel good about giving in to you. You must Position for Easy Acceptance. Power Negotiators know that the best way to do this is to make a small concession just at the last moment. The size of the concession can be ridiculously small, and you can still make it work because it’s not the size of the concession that’s critical, but the timing.

So, you might say, “We just can’t budge another dime on the price, but I tell you what. If you’ll go along with the price, I’ll personally supervise the printing to be sure that it goes smoothly.”

Perhaps you were planning to do that anyway, but the point is that you’ve been courteous enough to position the other person so that he can respond, “Well all right, if you’ll do that for me, we’ll go along with the price.” Then he doesn’t feel that he lost to you in the negotiation. He felt that he traded off.

Positioning for Easy Acceptance is another reason why you should never go in with your best offer up front. If you have offered all of your concessions already, before you get to the end of the negotiation, you won’t have anything left with which to position the other side.

Here are some other small concessions that you can use to position:

You’re selling a boat, so you offer to take the buyers out and show them how to sail it.

If you sell office equipment, offer to inventory their supplies and set them up on an automatic reordering system.

You’re selling a car, so you offer to include the snow chains.

Hold this price for 90 days in case they want to duplicate this order.

You’re hiring someone and can’t pay him or her what they asked, but you offer to review it after 90 days.

Offer forty-five day terms instead of 30 days.

Offer three years for the price of two on an extended service warranty.

Remember, it’s the timing of the concession that counts, not the size. The concession can be ridiculously small and still be effective. Using this Gambit, Power Negotiators can make the other person feel good about giving in to them.

Never, ever gloat. Never, when you get through negotiating, say to the other person, “Harry, you know, if you’d hung in there a little big longer, I was prepared to do this and this and this for you.” Harry’s going to say unkind things about your mommy when you do that.

I realize that in the normal course of business you’d never be foolish enough to gloat over the other person because you felt you out-negotiated him. However, you get into trouble with this one when you’re negotiating with someone you know really well. Perhaps you’ve been playing golf with this person for years. Now you’re negotiating something. You both know you’re negotiating and you’re having fun playing the game. Finally, he says to you, “All right. We’re all agreed on this and we’re not going to back out, but just for my own satisfaction, what was your real bottom line there?” Of course you are tempted to brag a little, but don’t do it. He will remember that for the next 20 years.

Always when you’re through negotiating-congratulate. However poorly you think the other people may have done, congratulate them. Say, “Wow. Did you do a fantastic job negotiating with me. I realize that I didn’t get as good a deal as I could have done, but frankly, it was worth it because I learned so much about negotiating. You were brilliant.” You want the other person to feel that he or she won in the negotiations.

Have you ever watched attorneys in court? They’ll cut each other to ribbons inside the courtroom. However, outside you’ll see the district attorney go up to the defense attorney and say, “Wow, were you brilliant in there. You really were. True your guy got 30 years, but I don’t think anybody could have done a better job than you did.” The district attorney understands that he’ll be in another courtroom one day with that same defense attorney, and he doesn’t want the attorney feeling that this is a personal contest. Gloating over a victory will just make the attorney more determined than ever to win the rematch.

Similarly, you will be dealing with that other person again. You don’t want her remembering that she lost to you. It would make her only more determined to get the better of you in a rematch.

Key points to remember:

If the other person is proud of his ability to negotiate, his egotistical need to win may stop you from reaching agreement.

Position the other person to feel good about giving in to you with a small concession made just at the last moment.

Because timing is more important than the size of the concession, the concession can be ridiculously small and still be effective.

Always congratulate the other person when you get through negotiating, however poorly you think he or she did.