Christmas – Past, Present, and Future With a Second Chance Offer

We need to look into three areas of your life that will at the least make you take the time to stop think. With your busy schedule and upbringing you are way off base. Your third out is approaching very near.

Past memories. Allow me to be your director as we travel back in time into your past to allow you to see how you got to this place in your life. Through influences and role models chosen by you will get you on the right track or on the wrong track. Sometimes we don’t have very good options to choose from that in return leads us down a wayward journey.

Present difficulties. Allow me to be your tour guide and show you around in the present that will hopefully cause you to want to reconcile some of your actions. We get into this rut that blinds us from what is truly happening around us. The longer we dig, the deeper the rut gets, and the harder it will be to get out without some help.

Future awakening. Allow me to be your escort as we take a trip into the future for you to see what will be if you continue down the road you’re currently on. Life will take you wherever you want go but the end result may not be what you expect. All the glory that others make it out to be

isn’t reality but just a fake trying to get to stay aboard a little bit longer.

Everything right now may be out of focus that only you can take the steps to put in focus. Don’t continue to be a scrooge your whole life. It’s a waste of time that you obviously may not see right now. After you allow your past memories to catch up with the present and then allow your future awakening to help change the present the light will come on and point the way.

During this season of greetings I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy Holidays!

When Making a Business Presentation – Create a Happy Ending With the 3Hs

What is the outcome and takeaway message?

We are now ready to be more precise in describing what you want the audience to think, feel and do both during and at the end of your presentation. An effective happy ending is written down. It should be about 20-25 words and cover 3 main areas. The “3Hs” – head, heart and hands. In other words, what do you want your audience to think, feel and do by the time your presentation finishes?

This process works for any audience. Your “happy ending” can be written with this thinking process:

Think with your head”

What do you want your audience to think during and at the end of your presentation?

Feel with your heart”

What do you want your audience to feel during and at the end of your presentation?

Do with your hands”

What do you want your audience to do during and at the end of your presentation?

Samples

Let’s take a sales situation. You are presenting to a client. Your intention is to influence and your purpose is to gain an agreement-in-principle for your proposal.

“Think with your head”

I want my client to think we are competent, capable and ideally suited to help them.

I want my client to think we understand their business situation and we are committed to help them improve it.

I want my client to think we are easy to work with and have the resources to provide excellent service.

“Feel with your heart”

I want my client to feel confident in our capabilities.

I want my client to feel certain that the outcomes of the proposal will be delivered.

I want my client to feel comfortable in our communication styles.

I want my client to feel we are the best choice.

“Do with your hands”

I want my client to express confirmation that the project objectives are in line with their expectations.

I want my client to understand the proposal options and indicate a preference.

I want my client to select a start date for the project.

I want my client to map out the next steps we take following the meeting.

Now edit this into a sentence that defines your happy ending for your presentation. For example, in the above example:

At the end of my presentation, my client will…

…think we are competent, capable and ideally suited to help them, feel comfortable in our communication styles, and select a project start date (23 words).

Use the happy ending approach to write your 25 words for all your presentations. It will clarify your thinking and help you focus on what you wish the audience to think, feel and do at the conclusion of your talk.

3 Top Tips On CV, Resume Presentation To Help You Land That Perfect Job

When you are looking for a new job you will undoubtedly have to produce an updated CV or resume as part of the application process. These are relatively short documents that on the one hand are easy to put together but on the other they are quite complex and easy to get wrong.

One of the first things to consider when putting a new resume or CV together is its presentation. The substance of it will also matter obviously but if it is not presented well then this can work against any good substance you have there and result in you not getting the job.

Our 3 top tips for getting the presentation of your CV and resume to a sufficient standard are as follows:

1. White space – you want to make the job of reading your CV/resume as easy as possible for the recruiter and one of the ways you can do this is to ensure there is plenty of white space on the page.

CV’s/resumes that try to cram as much in as possible and present themselves as one large block of text are very difficult for a recruiter to consider. Less is more when it comes to CV’s/resumes and you should therefore ensure that they are set out in clearly defined and headed sections and have plenty of white space in the margins and around the text on the page.

2. Use bullet points – following on from the last point you can drastically affect the presentation of the CV/resume by using bullet points for the entries. This will naturally mean there will be more white space on the page and it should encourage you to make succinct points rather than ramble on in long paragraphs.

Try to use a single bullet to cover a single point and try to express them in terms of the skills you have gained from your experience and an example of your experience to demonstrate each skill.

3. Fonts – it is important to tailor your CV/resume to the type of industry you are applying to and this includes the fonts you use. If it is a profession then you should be looking to use white or cream paper with black traditional fonts such as times new roman or arial to give your application that professional feel.

Do not be tempted to use colored paper and fancy fonts to stand out from the crowd as this will often work against you unless you are applying for a job in a particularly creative industry.