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.

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.

Negotiation & the Art of Rapport

Asking questions works better than making demands in any area in life. You don’t always have to get your own way to win in a negotiation. Patience, listening skills and presenting alternatives can smooth over ruffled feathers. Experienced negotiators listen patiently and ask questions and then propose the alternatives. Recognize the other party has opinions and propose valid options to get to a goal. It’s not just your way, even when you want it to be.

Successful negotiators disagree without undermining the rapport they have taken time to create. They do this by listening patiently and confirming by repeating back to the speaker what they have just heard before they start contradicting the statements or proposing different options.

Whatever you do, do not try to push your opposing party into a corner, this will not make matters any better for your negotiation. It’s not a murder trial! It’s a negotiation where you should be working towards a mutually beneficial outcome. First and foremost, make the statement that you understand where they are coming from. Showing commonality & compassion will not cause them to react negatively to you. Then, at this point, you can disagree with them, but do so without insulting or putting them down. Don’t let the disagreement become confrontational. By all means, don’t out do the opponent.

Rather than a direct confrontation, use the salesman’s feel, felt, found formula. It’s been used for a hundred years but it works.

Think It Out To Yourself

Mean it when you say it. I understand how you feel (Be sure you do) then add “I’ve felt the same way” (You probably have) and conclude with “But in my experience I’ve found….” Then slowly present or propose an alternative solution. It’s a negotiation, not you getting everything and they get nothing.

Identify With The Opponent

What you strive to accomplish with this strategy is keep rapport and disagree in a non-confrontational manner. Most of all you’ve identified with the opponent and hopefully your suggested solutions will guide the opponent to a different point of view.

Another method of non-confrontational disagreement is to state how you’ve solved a similar disagreement in the past. Most opponents are willing to listen to suggestions and solutions that worked before.

Alternatives And Solutions Are The Best And Easiest Way To Negotiate

That way you are not criticizing the opponent and you are cooperating. Be first to present alternatives – that’s plural. Many of your opponents will say no to all of your suggestions. Prepare for that. Time is a significant part of the negotiation and it takes time for people to consider alternatives and options. They need time to think about it. People are begging to be lead, make suggestions. Encourage the opponent to participate. Show that you can go beyond what’s normal. Show them a better solution. When they are confronted with something better, when it’s staring them in the face, it’d hard for them to argue.

Differing Opinions

The intensity of a negotiation can create clashing and violent differences of opinions. Let the other party have equal say so, so they don’t get frustrated and become hostile. The more you listen the more you know what they want and you can pin point the solution or alternative.

Open ended questions, such as “Why do that?…”, “What are you thinking…” or “What other suggestions would you like to make…”, “Do you have other options…” or “What’s the consequences of that proposal?”

The idea is to create reciprocity, equals working towards a common benefit.

Using these techniques will help you to gain perspective in any negotiation, and tend to help you reach the goals you set forth to accomplish.