Innovative Designing Produces a Custom Presentation Folder

The role of designing is very important for the production of a printing product. In fact, it is the foundation on which the whole structure of the product is built. The success of the product is dependent upon these designs. This is why they must be innovative and stylish. Such products as a custom presentation folder can take full advantage of these designs.

Before explaining the effects of such innovative designing on the folders, it is better to understand the form and functions of these items. They are not like a normal folder. They have special form with pockets or slits crafted on the insides of their covers to carry important business documents. The most extensive use of a presentation folder is in the offices.

Now back to the designing. There are many situations in which the outlook of a product can itself be used as a marketing tool. That’s why they must look better to attract more and more customers. They can also be used for the promotion of business identity of the company. This is one reason why the folder printing products need to be good looking. Colorful designs and proper printing will make them attractive to many customers. Moreover, the quality of the printing can be increased to produce a proper impact in the market.

As the use of presentation folders is not limited to offices only, their designs must be innovative and good looking. Most of the large companies and schools utilize them as a tool to promote their new products or enhance business identity. These designs must be innovative and yet should represent the business identity of the company in a purely traditional manner.

Better Presentation Skills: 5 Tips To Avoid Snore-Filled Meetings

People complain about all the time wasted in meetings. Just add up all the time you spend in various meetings, then think about how much time others spend in YOUR meetings. Knowing how to run a meeting is an important part of leadership, and a skill that can be learned. Here are my five tips for improving your meetings.

Improve your Planning. This is the first and most important skill in conducting a meeting, because if you don’t get this one right, following the other four tips can still produce a time-guzzling, snore-filled meeting. Planning covers a lot of areas. What is the purpose of the meeting? (To inform? To persuade? To gather information? To decide on a policy?) The purpose will determine a lot of your subsequent activities.

Another bit of planning involves deciding who should attend: only those who really need to be there, and leave out those you just want to impress. Also, you need to figure out if participants need to do some homework (bring sales figures, budget reports, etc.) before attending.

Communicate these decisions in advance, particularly if attendees have homework to do.

Prepare an Agenda. This creates a record, and lets people know what to expect in advance and during the meeting. You can use it to get the meeting back on track if it goes off the rails, as meetings sometimes do.

Some think it’s good enough to just distribute it as people arrive. I suggest sending it out in advance with your notice of the meeting. This gives participants a chance to suggest other topics you might have forgotten. (Like stuff that’s important to them!)

Keep track of Timing. People should know when the meeting is going to start, when it’s going to end, and when breaks will be. You shouldn’t go any longer than 90 minutes without some sort of break, even if it’s just taking a minute or two (5 at the most) to get up and stretch. People start to drift off mentally (and sometimes physically!) after about 90 minutes.

Timing also involves starting on time and ending on time. Waiting for latecomers annoys the people who arrived on time, and sends the message that your meetings never start on time. All this does is encourage tardiness. Ending on time is just as important.

So is the timing of your activities. If the meeting consists of two presentations and a Q&A session, consider having a brief Q&A after each session to break the monotony. (And, now that I think of it, do we really need both presentations?)

Develop the art of Facilitation, a skill that is essential for anyone leading a meeting. This means making people feel welcome, encouraging participation, making sure all functions (information gathering or dissemination, brainstorming, etc.) of the meeting are met.

It also requires the abilities to move the meeting along, bring discussions to closure, and deal with the ever-present obnoxious, know-it-all, love-to-hear-themselves-talk, difficult participants. (When the latter include your bosses, you’d better know facilitation.)

Facilitation isn’t as easy as you think, and yet it’s critical to the meeting’s success.

Follow-up. Lack of this causes lots of problems for leaders. Follow-up includes making sure that assignments (if any) are made, and that you hold people responsible for completing their assignments.

It also means sending out a meeting summary that captures what was agreed upon at the meeting. This eliminates any confusion, such as, did we really agree to fire Joe? Or was it Tom? If your summary is wrong, people will let you know.

There you have it – 5 tips to avoid snore-filled meetings.

Meetings may not be the most glamorous topic in the world of public speaking, but it’s a darned important one. After all, you don’t want people complaining about YOUR meetings. And what if you agree with everything I’ve said, but someone else is running the meeting in question? Send a copy of this article, and simply suggest that these are ideas that might improve that person’s meetings.

3 Ways to Understand Futures For Present Gains!

I am really good at money and investing. I make lots of money by understanding the way that markets and economies work. It’s a very simple thing to understand when you get the right attitude and conceptual foundation. One of my favorite ways to make the biggest gains is to use futures contracts.

Lots of people come to me and ask questions about they too can make the most out of everything they’ve got going on. I usually distill everything down into a few basic points and that makes sure that its’ easy for everybody to understand.

Understand what a contract is. A contract is a piece of paper, or document, that you agree to adhere to. This refers to you agreement to follow a certain monetary protocol. That’s it. It’s just a promise to follow through on a behavior.
Understand what futures are. A futures contract is a promise to do something in the future. Think about it. If you think the value of something is going to increase, then get a contract whereby somebody promises to give you that item in the future at the present day price. That’s all there is to it as the investor.
Understand what economy is. An economy is a system of money and value. It is the study of how to control and direct these resources. By knowing the way it works, you can understand when to use futures contracts, as you can speculate and guess at what is going to happen.
That’s all there is to it in the futures game. It’s a concept that speculative investors put to use on a daily basis.

Like I said, I am very good at using futures for present gains. Put my tips into use and let me know how it all works out for you!