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.

Tips for Presenting With Authority

It is not unusual to feel vulnerable about standing up to speak. The trick to delivering a successful speech or presentation is to create a perception of confidence to make your audience feel that you are in charge (irrespective of how you are actually feeling at the time).

Take your time
Think about the most powerful or influential speakers you’ve heard. As a general rule they will speak very slowly. This is actually very easy, and a great trick to earn yourself the confidence of the room. Barrack Obama speaks very slowly, and very clearly. His audience knows that he doesn’t need to rush; that he’s in control of the situation, and taking it at his own pace. Not only does it make the process of public speaking easier, it also simply sounds more controlled. And it’s easier to take-in what he’s saying.

Use your hands
Moving them doesn’t just help illustrate your point. It also helps release nervous energy, enabling you to speak more confidently.

Print your speech or presentation onto cue cards
Partly, this is useful for the simple reason that a cue card is smaller than a sheet of A4. However, actually the biggest thing you gain from having cue cards is the confidence they inspire in both you and your audience. From the audience’s perspective, you have clearly prepared for the speech you are giving; you have approached it in a professional way, and seemingly have done this before. From your own perspective, having the cards there at all will remind you that you are equipped to deliver this speech. Psychologically, this puts the ball in your court.

Hold your cue cards at about chest level and about half a foot in front of you
This way, when you look up at the audience, your speech will still be in your eye-line. You should not be presenting something purely by looking down at a piece of paper. Look up. Make sure the audience know that they’re your focal point; that they’re what’s important to you. When you watch a speech by somebody doing nothing more than looking down and reading from their notes, you can’t help but think they may as well just hand the piece of paper out and request half an hour’s silence for everybody to get up to speed. The reason they are watching a person, rather than reading a sheet of paper, is because they want someone to talk to them, to engage with them; someone in whom they can have confidence.

Glance, don’t read
You don’t have to know it word for word, but you certainly should only be presenting something to a room full of people, if you’ve practiced it beforehand. Speaking slowly enough to give you time to glance down at your notes between sound-bites will make a huge difference.

Smile
You may be shaking during the speech; you may even be terrified. However, what you must not be is miserable. Or, at least, you mustn’t look it. A frowning speaker is a reluctant speaker; someone out of their depths, perhaps. Nothing gets you the respect of a room like standing in front of 50, 60, 100 people and simply smiling back at them. Socially, it shows the audience that they’re in for a good time. Professionally, it shows you’ve got all the answers. Put it this way, if you were looking to buy a fridge-freezer from two men; one of whom was smiling and the other of whom was crying, who would get your business?

Perform a little
Pick relevant people to look in the eyes. If you’re talking about the company director, and he’s in the room, then look at him! You don’t need to bound round the stage, yelping, to get people’s attention. But you also won’t be interesting to watch simply standing still. These little touches can make the difference between a good presentation and a great one.

I hope you find these tips useful. Please call me on +44 20 8245 8999 if you would like help preparing for your next speech or presentation.

Credit Debt Negotiation – Should I Negotiate By Myself Or Hire A Debt Settlement Company?

Due to recession people are not stable financially anymore and that is the reason why they are taking the help credit debt negotiation in order to get rid of their debts in no time. The process of credit debt negotiation can be performed in two ways. The first one is that you can do it on your own or you can take the help of professional companies. After reading this article you will be able to understand that either negotiating on your own is more beneficial or taking help of professional debt Settlement Company is more reliable.

In personal negotiation, you will directly approach to lenders, means you will talk to lenders on your own. In this way, the chances for getting maximum reduction are very little. It is because you may be a lay man in the field of debt settlement and that is the reason why you may not have enough information of handling the process properly. A person, who is not directly related to debt settlement field, he is not usually aware about the tactics of how to convince the lender to agree over negotiation process. Apart from this, you have to manage all the legal formalities and other official documentation on your own. Handling the paper work on one’s own is a difficult as people don’t have any experience of doing such legal formalities. Even the financial lenders don’t encourage people for personal arbitration because they consider it simply as wastage of time.

Taking the help of professional debt settlement companies is considered as the reliable option for credit debt negotiation. In this process the financial experts of settlement companies will manage the whole process on your behalf. These people are experts and they know how to convince the lenders to agree over the process of negotiation. They also handle all the paper work and other legal formalities on your behalf. Chances for getting high reduction in outstanding balances are high in case of professional arbitration. The lenders also encourage this way of negotiation because in this way they are able to save their time.

If you are adopting the process of negotiation then hiring a professional debt settlement company is the right choice for you because in this way you only have to enjoy the reduction in your payable amount while rest of the work will be efficiently performed by the experts of the company