The Presence Is in the Present

Happy New Year!

We’re halfway through our 12 days of Illumination and I’m so happy we decided to take this journey together.  Already I find myself more open, more present to my thoughts and emotions (and thus less vulnerable to letting them take me somewhere without my awareness!)  That’s one of the gifts of the holy days, if we approach them mindfully.  They call us into a deeper level of awareness.

Yesterday we were preparing for some friends to come over to ring in the New Year with us.  Our daughter Bridget was helping me make a 7 layer dip.  She loves to cook and often helps me in the kitchen.  Suddenly I was overwhelmed with a feeling of joy and gratitude for her and for her life.  I gave her a big hug (Bridget may be the world’s best hugger) and as I held her in my arms I felt tears coming.  David looked over his shoulder and caught my eye as he wiped down the counter.  “Are you ok?” he asked.  “Yes,” I told him, “I’m actually doing really well.”

Joy is not an emotion.  It is a state of being that bubbles up without effort when we regularly bring our awareness back to the moment and choose, over and over again, to be present to what is.  You might even experience it during some of your most painful moments.   It is a natural response to being in the presence of the Presence.  When we bring our full awareness into any given moment, we touch the Timeless.

That’s why when I noticed my thoughts today slipping into Monday and thinking “I’m going to be so busy next week! I have two articles to write and I need to send my CV off to that organization that is considering me to speak, I have to get talking points to Great Day St.  Louis, there’s the final edit of my book and the freelance writing assignments…” I stopped.

I decided I want to bring this feeling of timelessness and presence with me into next week.  And yet, paradoxically, planning to be present doesn’t work.   I can’t really make a resolution to be more alive.  I can only choose to be more alive in each moment, as it comes.  As soon as I try to hold on to the exquisite joy that arises from mindfulness, it slips away.

I can only find The Presence in the present.

So, Happy New Year, my friend on the journey.  I’m wishing you many moments of presence.

Peace of this moment to you,

Kimberly Schneider

The Manifestation Maven

Event Management Course – Learn the Art of Presentation

Delivering presentations to clients and the company board members is a challenge that many of us regularly face as a daily part of our job. Presentation skills are not just limited to typing up speeches on the Power point but also how you communicate your message across to your audience. When you have to manage an event professionally, you have to know how to host a live show or presentation. You have to know how to present the rooms or gardens where you are holding your event. These skills cannot be learnt out of the blue, the usual way to learn these either through the hard way, that is by learning through your mistakes, or the easier way would be to take an Event Management Course which won’t take too much of your time and will benefit you for a life time.

Presentation skills are now considered the most important skills to be equipped with in the twenty-first century, be it a market campaign, a dinner party or just a social get-together; your social skills and your presentation skills matter everywhere. Especially when seeking out new employment, employers first judge the level of presentation skills the person has. These skills also add up as positive points in your personality as it also grooms a person. This helps you in displaying better communication skills, better personal presentation skills and also helps develop much better management skills.

The secret of success behind every presentation is to make sure that you get your point across in a well-defined manner and you make an impression on your targeted group of people.

Opting to go for an event management course you will learn the art of presentation in simple steps.

Keep it simple is the first key to a good presentation. If you are suppose giving a presentation to your boss, keep it to the point, technical vocabulary is important but then make sure that your audience is familiar with the words.

Create a professional image, practice what you have to say in case of a business presentation, and if it is an event presentation make sure that you organize the accessories beforehand, to make sure the entrance, the stage the lighting is perfect and would not need last minute urgent adjustments. Practice makes a man perfect. This is the key rule that is being followed here.

Stay on track. Focus on what you are required to do and fix everything accordingly to the event, for example a stage fit for a wedding will not be appropriate to introduce the Board of Directors at the General Shareholders meeting.

By taking a course in Event Management, you will gain more confidence in tackling situation and of course you will learn the art of presentations of all sorts.

Custom Notebooks Ready for Sales Presentations

A lot of factors play a role in whether or not you are able to land a sale with a new client. From your reputation to your experience in the industry, there isn’t just one solid thing that will determine whether or not a sale is successful. One way to increase your chances of landing a sale with a client is to ensure that your company looks professional. There is nothing worse than an unprofessional company trying to sell their product to new clients. Professionalism is important when it comes to gaining profit and gaining new clients. An easy but noticeable way to appear more professional is to have notebooks ready to be used during your sales presentations. These notebooks will show that your company is ready and prepared to do business. Having a notebook in hand proves that you take your work seriously which is always a great way to start off a sales presentation.

When it comes time to use custom notebooks you’ll want to ensure that you have enough notebooks for those on your team and possibly some for the client you will be speaking to. This way, even if your sale doesn’t go through successfully, the client still has access to your company’s name. Visibility is still important no matter if you get the sale you’re hoping for or not.

Finding the right notebooks

However, before you can provide any type of custom notebooks to your company or the client, you’ll first have to buy them. The quickest and most widely assorted place to find notebooks is online. Online vendors sell hundreds of different types of notebooks that can be customized to fit your sales presentation needs. Remember that the notebooks should look very professional. This means using neutral colors and nothing too flashy. It helps to have your company’s name, logo, and possible even contact information customized on the notebooks especially if you have plans to provide some of the notebooks to the clients you are presenting your sale to.

When buying your notebooks, be sure that you always have your budget in mind. You don’t want to over spend on notebooks. Find a high-quality professional looking notebook that can be customized at a decent price. Buying notebooks to use at your sales presentation doesn’t have to be a bank breaker. Many companies also offer discounts when buying items in bulk, saving you plenty of time and money.

Before buying be sure you have a clear idea of the design you want to have placed on the notebooks.

Custom notebooks can increase your success!

Remember that a successful sales presentation is combined of all sorts of factors. One factor to really focus on is how professional your company looks. A company that comes to a sales presentation well-prepared with notebooks in hand is sure to set the stage for a quality meeting. Professional companies are often seen as reputable and dependable, two important parts of a company that is destined to be successful.