For An Independent Contractor, Have You Been Presenting The Appropriate Language On-Line?

What precisely inspires you with regards to your current job? Are you highly involved in IT, near the leading edge of a particular trend? You may be a telecommunications engineer with specific knowledge and expertise which could be of tremendous appeal to an operation somewhere around the world. You may be a leader when it comes to the field of financing options and can easily think of yourself bringing your talent, ambition and knowledge to present in a corporate board room in some kind of remote place.

These and plenty of other independent contractors are enjoying a brand new type of life-style in the 21st century. These people fully grasp that there is no such thing as life long job security, where once you leave behind university or college you can be prepared to wind up being with one firm till the time of retirement. This sort of scenario does not exist for the newest demographic and it’s hardly astonishing that we are seeing many more people taking their lives into their own hands, positive about their own personal ability to be successful.

Nevertheless in terms of personalised marketing this is usually a completely different reality. As we explained, important things have unquestionably evolved in terms of the typical occupation for any skilled individual. Nonetheless things have also been altered beyond recognition in the case of how you market yourself and also vitally how you are identified “on-line.”

A number of the most amazing and sought after private contractors are simply not up to speed with Web based marketing and even personalised marketing methods. They’re definitely around the forefront within their preferred sector, however a lot of these people tend to be trying to learn through getting in touch with independent contractor services – completely ready not to mention in a position to breach any kind of gaps that happen to be found.

Actually, presently there are many different firms around the globe looking for your distinct talents. But you have to be in a position to speak the right language when you’re thinking of traversing that bridge or chances are you’ll find you do not get that crucial meeting. Now when was the last moment you worked tirelessly on essential materials, like your current CV? What type of reputation do you presently have on the Internet, if anything at all?

Whether you like it or otherwise not, the 1st exposure that you will get to a new prospective partner is actually by means of some sort of social media account someplace. It is advisable to manage each of these quite carefully, or maybe work with an independent contractor service – firms that completely understand what your personal profile must look like and also the kind of impression which you must project.

Assuming that any “image” which you create on-line or even via social media is enticing and dynamic, understand that you have to be competent to personally sell yourself during critical job interviews. Yet again, this is when some companies could assist you, to make certain that you state the most suitable details and then project yourself in the right way. Keep in mind that even while your own experience, ability and even potential are not an issue you may well need help with some of the various other specifics while you plan and secure your future inside your preferred field. In between you and your upcoming legally binding contract there’s a virtual world today.

Presenting The Perfect Red Wine Gift Box

There’s nothing quite like panicking about buying a gift for someone, when you have no idea where to even begin to look for present they would enjoy. Chocolates and flowers are all very cliché, which is why wine makes such a great alternative.

Rather than giving them a single bottle of wine, why not treat them to a gift box of Bordeaux Wine. These are brilliant ideas for wine lovers, particularly when you can choose some wines that the recipient may never have tried before. Giving a gift box of red wine is also a great way to introduce wine novices to the different types and flavours of red wine. Here are just some of our favourite red wine gift boxes and why we’d love to receive one ourselves!

Red Wine Luxury Gift Box

Red wine gifts in the UK are becoming more and more popular as wine becomes more readily accessible both in the shops and online. This wine is no exception, the stunning Mas du Soleilla Le Petit Mars 2011 has become a favourite among many for it’s spicy, black cherry and plum flavourings. This wine is from the Languedoc region in France and is predominately made from the Grenache Noir grape, which gives it its deep ruby colouring. When poured into a glass in the sunlight, the wine sparkles deep red and looks as beautiful as it tastes. This gift box including rouge wine is beautifully presented in a stunning faux leather gift case. The case comes with a “Grand amateur De Vin” medallion carefully stitched onto the front of the luxurious box, making it a truly luxurious gift for all red wine fans.

Red Burgundy Luxury Gift Box

This luxury red wine gift box is a brilliant idea for red wine lovers everywhere! It includes a bottle of the beautiful Domaine Parigot Pommard ‘Close de le Chaniere’ 1er Cru 2009, which no wine enthusiast will be able to resist. This is an exceptional Pinot Noir, with plenty of ripe red fruits such as strawberries, cherries and cranberries on the nose. This Pinot Noir is a perfect after dinner treat as its silky smooth texture cleanses the palate, and leaves a smoky, spicy quality to a fruity finish. This wine is presented in a stunning single bottle gift case made of faux leather with elegant stitched seams and a clever strap to keep your wine safe and secure until you decide to indulge!

Mas Amiel Vintage Gift Set

Not every fine French wine boxed gift set is for those with a penchant for the hard stuff. Perhaps you intend to give this gift to someone with a sweet tooth? Well this is the wine for you! Mas Amiel Vintage Maury 2010 is a succulent deep and complex sweet red wine. It has sumptuous aromas of ripe black fruits and warming tobacco. The fruits and spices dominate the flavours of this gift set that is given structure from its soft tannins. Like all gifts, this comes exquisitely packaged in a box. The Mas Amiel is housed in a hinged wood gift box that comes with four accessories including a bottle stopper and wine pourer.

How to Make More Persuasive Presentations

I’ve seen countless business and academic presentations. Most people present relatively well. Less than 10% of presentations, however, really pack a punch. Here’s why.

Most presentations lack a clear persuasive logic. The inner workings of most presentations follow an informative rather than persuasive framework. As a result, we see lots of orderly presentations that do not have the persuasive effect most speakers want.

We’re missing a significant opportunity here. We are almost always making a case for something: a bigger budget, more personnel, added support from our boss, etc. Further, most professional trainers teach us how to make presentations more comfortable but not persuasive. Most college courses in public speaking only get to persuasive speaking briefly at the end of the semester if at all.

Our Main Points of the Body Matter More than We Realize

One of the best places to start to make our presentations more persuasive is to reorganize our main body points. The traditional informative speaking style offers several common ways to organize main points: chronologically, topically, spatially, by cause-effect, etc. However, these are rarely the best choice if we want to convince.

For instance, I was once asked to help people in a wonderful nonprofit organization improve their presentations. This organization specialized in raising money and labor to restore old buildings in small towns. They spent their time and effort on a worthwhile goal, making old downtown buildings look new again.

When I watched their presentations, I noticed they normally chose a chronological order for their main points. They showed before and after pictures of past restoration projects in nearby towns to convince new supporters to get involved. Their information focused almost entirely on the buildings themselves that had been restored. The photos were great and fairly convincing. The presenters, too, were skilled and composed. Even their choice of before and after main points had a naturally persuasive feel. If I had to sum up their main argument, it would be beautification. Let me be clear. There’s nothing wrong with beautification accept that it is a one-dimensional argument. They were missing a valuable opportunity to make their presentations even more persuasive.

I suggested that a chronological order of their presentations was a good choice, but it was missing some additional ways to add weight to their argument. I recommended a problem-solution-benefit structure, one of the most compelling ways to order our main points.

The Problem

We provide a very persuasive foundation when we first address the problems our audience cares about. For instance, the restoration group’s speakers should have discussed all of the problems run down buildings cause small downtown areas. They could start with the need for beautification and then expand the argument to other associated needs and problems. They could discuss the downward spiral or “broken window effect” whereby even one abandoned building can spread the perception that other buildings will inevitably follow (i.e., the “blight” case). They could discuss the problem of the declining values of surrounding properties (i.e., the economic case). They could discuss the need for more viable downtown buildings to attract new businesses (i.e., the entrepreneurial case).

If we take the time to brainstorm a good list, we should be able to come up with between 3 to 4 clear problems without exaggerating our case. This develops a well-rounded look at the problems that might concern our audience and will make them much more willing to listen to our proposed solution. About 50% of the body of our presentation should be focused on the problem.

The Solution

When we explain the problems clearly-with statistics, stories, and other evidence-we prime our audience for our proposed solution. When presenting our solution, we should provide a concise and informative path for our listeners to follow. If we want our audience to donate money and time, for instance, then we should say it. “We would like you to help us raise as much of the $50,000 needed for the materials as possible. We also need between 10 to 12 volunteers to help do the work.” This element was missing from the restoration group’s chronological structure. A clear solution step makes it easy for your audience to take the action you propose.

If we’ve made a sincere, compelling argument about the problems, we should not be afraid to advocate for a clear solution. Because the solution portion of a presentation like this is fairly dry, we should not give this main point equal time. It should be the shortest of the main points, clear and concise but not neglected.

The Benefits

The last main point should focus on the likely benefits associated with adopting our solution. Once we’ve made our solution pitch, we should explain how our solution helps. Like the problem point, the benefits we explain should be diverse. The restoration group could have focused on how the building itself would look better, the blight would turn to gentrification, the property values would improve for everybody, and new business growth was more likely in a restored building. They could share numerous success stories about how that is exactly what happened in other communities.

As a rule of thumb, the benefits we forecast should resolve all of the problems we’ve introduce earlier in the presentation. In other words, we shouldn’t introduce the problem of nuclear war unless our proposed solution actually helps prevent it. We can also discuss the intangible emotional and psychological benefits associated with having the problem solved. The benefits point should be almost as long as our problem point in a business presentation.

In most cases, the elements for a truly persuasive presentation are available to us but remain untapped because we’ve chosen the wrong structure. We should be deliberate about choosing a structure for our main points that help us make our case in the most compelling way possible. The problem-solution-benefits structure is just one of many ways to add the punch our presentations need.