Why Making a Joke to Open Your Presentation May Not Be the Best Idea

So, there you are, ready to step out and make your carefully prepared presentation. You step on stage you welcome your audience and then you bring out the big opening, you tell them your best joke. The one you always tell to get a laugh. Well you better be sure it’s a good one or you are about to blow your credibility out of the water.

Are you sure your joke isn’t offensive to anybody in the audience? Will everybody understand the punchline? Will most people laugh? Have you got the delivery right? If you aren’t one hundred percent certain of the answer to any of these questions (and please double check even if you are sure) then ditch the joke.

Telling jokes is risky business in a presentation. Although people definitely want to be entertained and informed by your presentation, telling jokes may not always be the way. The problem with jokes is that they can polarise an audience. While one section of your audience may find your joke hilarious, others will think both you and the joke are dumb and another section may find both you and the joke offensive. With your first sentence the whole audience will have formed an opinion about you and your subject based on a joke that may not even be related to your subject.

When you open your presentation you are looking to make an impression that engages your audience in your subject and arouses their interest. So even if you are blessed with the ability to tell jokes and can choose appropriate humour, save it for the body of the presentation, use the opening lines to make an impact that is key to your subject.

Your opening line should challenge, surprise, intrigue or shock your audience. Make a bold statement about what they will get from your presentation (as long as you can back it up) and grab their attention. Tell part of a relevant story (even if the relevance is not immediately obvious) and leave them on a cliffhanger with the promise of the rest later.

Whatever strategy you use, your opening line needs to grip your audience and make them want to pay attention to see if your presentation lives up to the opening. Don’t let the dangerous business of telling jokes spoil the impact of your whole presentation.

Effective Sales Presentations for Leasing Commercial Real Estate

Leasing commercial spaces is one of the best ways to market your real estate property due to several advantages. The only thing that you need to do is to make sure that you are going to present your terms properly and you can already get the best deals possible. In this article, we will be talking more about the things that you can do in order to get better presentations for your space. Reading this article will help you understand the things that you need to do, and will ensure that you will always get the best revenue from your investment.

The most important thing that you need to do when making a lease presentation is to make the buyer realize that the property you are offering will give them the best place for their business. You don’t have to do a lot of hard-selling when presenting a commercial space and all you have to do is to show them the beauty of the property that you have. One of the reasons why there are people who are having problems when presenting their real estate property is that they are thinking of ways on how they can convince the buyer, which should not be your case.

If you want to seal the deal easier, it would be better if you are going to get a real estate agent who can help you make your presentation more professional. They are aware of the things that should be considered when making a presentation, and if you are going to get their service, you can be assured that you will be able to sell your property easier and faster. Just make sure that you are going to get the service of a reliable agent, because this will ensure that you are going to get the service that you need.

Another option that you can take is to look for people who are interested with your property and let them check it on their own. You can even have it listed through realtors to make it easier for you to find interested buyers. Businesses always need to have a space where they can operate, and you need to be sure that you are going to give them what they really need – great location. If you are going to allow them to check your property, it will be easier for them to make their decision and will ensure that you will have the best deals possible without having a hard time.

There are a lot of people who are having problems when presenting their commercial properties, but the truth is that you don’t have to think hard just to be able to have it leased by other people. Keep in mind that whenever you get into the table to negotiate the terms of the sale, they are already interested with the property that you have, and all you need to do is to make them realize that they are making the right decision. This is the most important thing that you need to remember when trying to present a commercial real estate.

Bridal Boudoir Photography As a Wedding Present

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Bridal Boudoir Photography as a wedding present.

Boudoir photography is a growing trend and more and more women of all shapes and sizes are having these photo shoots. Bridal boudoir photography makes a truly unique wedding present and one of the best times to go for a photo shoot is a few weeks before your wedding day. You can then have the photos printed in a display box or made into an album. This left with a cheeky note to your husband to be saying “Meet me at the altar” will make the best present he is ever likely to get.

So what exactly is Boudoir?

Boudoir photography is more than just showing flesh, it is the art of flirtation through photography. And like many other art forms it allows the viewer to explore the unknown, use their imagination and leave them wanting more. It must not be confused with Glamour and certainly is not pornographic! Your photographer should be an expert in the use of props, lighting and positioning to get the most from your body and accentuate your best features.

What can I expect from the photo shoot?

All photographers conduct their photo shoots differently. They may range in timescale from maybe 1 hour to half a day. It really does depend on who you’ve booked. My advice would be to chat to the photographer either over the phone or in person before booking the shoot. You will then get a feel for how it will all go and importantly how relaxed you feel and how well you will get on with your photographer. A typical photo shoot at my studio will start with a cup of tea or even a glass of fizz together with chat to go over some ideas and themes for the shoot. You will then spend about an hour or so with Laura, my hair and makeup artist, who will completely transform you. The photo shoot itself should take between 1 and 2 hours using a number of outfit changes, props, furniture and backgrounds. You can then go home still looking stunning with your hair and makeup done or hit the town with your girlfriends. A couple of weeks later after the photo’s have been fully edited, you will return to the studio to view your pictures to decide which ones you want and which products you may want to use to display your photographs.

Choosing the best photographer.

This can be a big decision and you want to get it right because as this is for a wedding present you only really have one chance. I would firstly consider if you are happy with either a male or female photographer because this could rule out half of the options straight away. Most importantly you should look at the photographer’s website. This will give you examples of their style of boudoir photography, their props and backdrops and also their hair and makeup.