Archive for: June, 2023

Preparing Your Valentine Presents In Baskets

Jun 05 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day is an important date for couples (married or not) all over the world. This is the time that they focus their whole energy in celebrating their love for each other. The usual celebration includes a romantic date and the exchange of what they call Valentine presents. That’s why it’s also a busy day for flower shops and candy stores. You can see that almost everyone is trying to search for the perfect offering for his/her partner.

Why don’t you prepare your Valentine presents in baskets? Perhaps you have heard about chocolate gift baskets. These chocolate baskets are one of the most common gifts people are after. What’s great about these chocolate baskets is the fact that you can put as many variations of chocolate products in there. You can add some chocolate candies, white chocolates, chocolate truffles, chocolate tarts, Belgian chocolates, chocolate-coated popcorn and others.

Aside from chocolate baskets, you can also have those wine baskets delivered. You know you can opt to just one wine basket but you can send or give one or two more to your significant other. This is so s/he will have a collection of full wine bottles that s/he can store in his/her storage cabinets. Those things will come in handy for future celebrations not just Valentines but also other important occasions.

Come to think of it, you may also have both chocolate and wine baskets delivered to your loved one’s doorstep. That person can eat the said treats right away and perhaps uncork one bottle of wine and save the rest for the future. That seems to be a great idea for your Valentine presents this season.

Some folks are okay with single gifts like one rose, one box of chocolates, one jewelry item, etc. However, there are couples who love endowing each other with extravagant Valentine presents. Items in baskets are just one example. Some even go all out and give cars, expensive gadgets and golden jewelries.

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Improve Your Presentation Skills With These Simple Tips

Jun 05 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Being good at public speaking is difficult to master for most people. Standing in front of a group of people and talking about a subject can be a threatening experience. If you do find that you suffer from similar problems then why not look into presentation skills training. Presentation skills training will help your conference management skills improve as well so that you can handle almost any situation. If you are struggling with the prospect of speaking at a conference or seminar then these presentation skills could help you.

One of the most powerful things that you can do to your presentation is to add in visual aids. Research into presentations has concluded that 55% of the information we take in is visual and only 7% is text. This is proof that using lots of bullet points in a presentation doesn’t get your message across very well.

Using handouts when you give a presentation is a very good idea as you won’t be able to get all the messages across that you want to. Produce unique, useful handouts to keep that aren’t just a copy of your slides. Use more in depth information on paper and include further resources and remember the visual aids too.

Rehearsing for a conference or event is very important so don’t just spend hours pouring over your bullet points actually perform your presentation. If you have to give a presentation in a short period of time then try to practice your presentation against the clock. A very simple trick that could help you with your performance is to video or tape record yourself. This will give you some immediate feedback and will enable you to fine tune your performance.

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Father’s Day Presents

Jun 04 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Fathers day presents range from the simply giving of fathers day cards, to gifting extravagant presents. Fathers day is a time for family lunches and family orientated activities, spending quality time with fathers is what it is all about.

In some countries buying presents for dads is common practice. Fathers day is a perfect time to get him that special gift that you know he will really appreciate. It is easier than you think, men like simple practical things, often presents that are related to their hobbies and leisure time activities.

Weird and wacky presents for dad also have a strange attraction, something with humour will put a smile on his face, and can be a lot of fun for the whole family. All dads love a good book or magazine that relates to their hobbies and interests and with the internet at our finger tips, these are easy to arrange.

Fathers across the world appreciate the thought you put into choosing him a present, much more than how much the present cost. Fathers day poems and quotes, are opportunities to express love, respect and appreciation, without a price tag. Home made card means more to most dads than bought ones. To simply spend time with our fathers is perhaps the kindest gift of all.

The human soul is energised and refuelled through the act of giving, no matter whether your presents for your dad cost a fortune, or a few dollars, all fathers day presents and the kind thoughts are warmly received. Whether your gift to dad is a warm cuddle, a poem, or a special gift, it really is the thought that counts. As a father perhaps the best present I ever received was a T shirt with iron on pictures of my three children plastered randomly front and back. It is special because they worked together to create it for me. Even though they have now all grown up and live independently around the world, I still wear that shirt when ever I miss them.

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How Do You Find Text in PowerPoint Presentation?

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Most of us work with PowerPoint for our presentations. This is why there is a need to make sure that we know how to properly get our job done in this program. So what should we do here when we want to find text in PowerPoint presentation? There is more than a single method that can be used and be applied at the present time. Before, we only concentrate on using PowerPoint itself. Here, what we initially do is to go to the Edit menu and then click on Find. Alternatively, we can just press CTRL F on the keyboard and then we can get the dialogue box that will lead us to finding the characters that you are looking for. What is great about this feature is that you can search one by one or you can opt to search on the whole presentation in just a single process.

Now, what if you have a presentation that contains texts that are considered as right to left system such as in the Arabian or the South Asian language? If you think that this is not possible, you may think again. In actuality, you can find and replace the right to left texts easily just like ordinary characters in English. To do this, you will just have to click on Replace which is found on the Edit menu. In the Find what box, you can type in the strings of text that you want to find and be replaced, which can be found in the Replace with box. Once you have accomplished this, you can now select the right to left writing systems that are presented to you. Check the appropriate check boxes.

Then, you can now click on the Find Next button. From here, you can select to replace the current selected occurrence in the presentation or you can choose to Replace All. The latter is applicable for those that have more than one occurrence in the presentation of the texts found at the Find What box that should be replaced. After this, you can now click on Find Next so that you will be able to start the searching of the texts.

Now, if you will be working with a lot of PPT files, there are some things that you have to bear in mind. It is important that you remember that you should tweak a few of the default settings that have been provided by PowerPoint. This is because you might lose data in the future. It is advised that you first check for updates before you get started and then you should also correct some Windows settings including some issues about your printer, the way it hides your documents and you might also want to consider cleaning your TEMP folder.

Now, when you are ready to start with your PowerPoint presentation, you can begin creating them. Bear in mind the points given above on how you can find text in PowerPoint presentation. You do not have to limit them with only the English language but you can also use other languages and be able to find them easily.

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Art Presentation – It’s All About the Packaging!

Jun 01 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

How you present your two or three dimensional art speaks volumes about how you feel about your own art product.

Creating your art is just the start in marketing your art. Presenting your art is like adding the icing on the cake. It is taking the next step and presenting your art product with the same care and creativity that you used in creating it.

It should come as no surprise that there are entire industries devoted to understanding how visual appeal affects the buying habits of the public. All businesses utilize these findings in a number of ways, from creating the packaging of their product to the displays that they use. What is surprising is how many artists do not recognize the importance of utilizing the same research to enhance the visual experience of the very art they have worked so hard to create!

There is a very real gap between the real world of art marketing and theory of art marketing. Most artists have been exposed to the theory aspect of art marketing, not the facts, which is unfortunate, because just a few changes in their approach to presenting their art could make a huge difference in their sales!

It is a fact that by properly displaying and presenting your art, you are creating added value to the piece itself. Ask any Master Chef, Gardner or musician. Ask any major retailer. A lot of thought and effort goes into creating the visual atmosphere that makes the art that much more appealing to an already interested audience.

So what IS Proper presentation and display of your art? In two dimensional art, it is the framing that an artist creates or selects to visually enhance the art piece. In three dimensional art, it is the display setting of the art piece.

In two dimensional art, the basic concept for the proper framing of your art product (and that includes photography) is simple. Your framing should enhance the colors and feel of the art image by pulling those same features outwards. If matting is used, it needs to pick up the same colors used within the artwork and those same colors and textures need to continue with the molding used for the frame. Stark white mats, common with photographers, trick the viewers eye and upon looking away, all they see is the bright white of the mat. Use selective color to enhance your photos.

If no matting is used in the piece, then the frame needs to replicate the colors and texture of the art piece.

Glass covered art needs to have non reflective glass so that the art can be seen by the viewer without glare. All the framed pieces need a sturdy way to display the piece on a wall.

For very large pieces of art, where a frame may be impractical, an artist should always use gallery wrapped canvases (NO staples on the side) and continue the art around all four sides.

If you create commissioned art and are presenting it to the client for the first time, always show it in a frame. Have the frame available for purchase, but always show it in its best possible light. Use your “good” easel for the presentation. There is a reason for the popularity of the “unveiling.” It is part of the atmosphere of suspense and showmanship and is designed to add the WOW factor. Use it creatively with your own clients.

Proper presentation is subtle. Your framing should enhance, not overwhelm the art piece.

With three dimensional art, an artist must be creative with the means to properly display the piece to its best advantage. A beautiful pedestal stand that can rotate is best but setting a piece on a stationary stand that can easily be walked around will work. Pottery benefits from the same ideas as sculpture.

The “unveiling” is a good use of suspense here as well. Depending on your art sculpture, lighting the piece to emphasize texture, form or colors is also part of the presentation.

Artfully arranged drapery also offers a wonderful visual effect. Jewelry stores are usually experts in creative displays and the artist who creates and designs jewelry should study the techniques. The brilliance of gold and silver is one reason many stores set their pieces on solid black velvet and turn up the lights in jewelry cases.

Be subtle but creative in your presentation. Nothing you use should overwhelm your art piece. Whether you are at a show, or in your studio or at a client’s home, use presentation to add value to an already valuable piece of art. Have your client give you a few moments alone to set up your mini unveiling. Have a place in your studio where you showcase your best piece to share with the walk in client. Always have frames ready and available or a framer who can accommodate your client when working with two dimensional art.

Too many artists groan about costs but in reality, there are many cost effective and creative ways to beautifully display and present your art. Use canvases or mats that can be ready made. Locate framers who can work discounts for you. Wait for the big catalog sales. Incorporate the costs of frames into what your clients invest in your art, whether they want the frame or not. That helps you build a supply of frames which you have found compliment your style.

In the real world of marketing your own art, presentation of your art is a key element! Spend a little time, effort and money initially and you will begin to see a big return on your investment!

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