Baby Girl Presents

Buying baby girl presents can be a lot of fun! Though in today’s era of gender-neutral gifting and avoiding gender-stereotyping by segregating gifts specially meant for girls like miniature kitchen, beauty-salon and bath sets, dolls and make-up sets, etc, it’s still possible to retain the unique characteristic of the feminine nature while providing equal mental stimulation and entertainment for the newborn baby girl. The color pink is universally held to represent the soft and delicate feminine nature and till today most parents choose the nursery and layette color scheme in this color if they have a baby girl.

If you’re looking for baby girl presents, you can find a wide range of unique, practical, affordable or luxury, entertaining, fun, quirky or decorative gifts for the little princess! If you’re thinking of gifting ideas for a newborn baby girl, it’s a wise idea to check with the parents whether they’ve registered with any of the baby-products stores in town. This would make your task simpler, as all you then have to do is to pick a gift from the registry list of items that the parents would themselves prefer to have for their baby.

Otherwise, you can choose from a range of other presents:

Clothing, jewelry and apparel: Where baby girl clothing and apparel are concerned, there are literally millions of things you can choose from. Ranging from sleeping-suits, snugglers, or soft fleecy coats and leg warmers, delicate lacy frocks, skirts and blouses, pretty sweaters, socks, bibs, jump-suits, crocheted caps and hats, ponchos, shawls, comforters, blankets and stroller blankets/sheets, travel suits and rain-macs, jersey dresses, soft shoes and fleece-lined boots, bonnets, bloomers, tutus, sleeping-suits etc are available in pretty colors and soft fabrics. If you want to give a luxury/expensive item, tiny gold ear-drops, chains, diamond and pearl pendants and bracelets are a great option.

Toys, games, music: There’s an enormous variety of toys, books, teething-rings, rattles, plate-and-spoon sets, soft-toys, bath accessories, fabric-books with different textures for early stimulation, audio-books, musical toys, etc. which are available in the big toy stores. You must ensure that the products are made from non-toxic, baby-friendly materials and designed not to cause harm or hazard to the baby.

Furniture and room accessories: Cribs, chest-of-drawers, cabinets, table-and-chair sets, high-chairs, rockers and walkers are some of the items you can gift for the baby’s room in pretty pastel colors. Accessories like wall-paper, blinds and curtains, rugs and sheets are always welcome when there’s a new baby in the house.

Based on your budget, unique gifting style and what you know about the preferences of the parents, you can choose a unique and memorable gift for a baby girl.

Negotiation Tips for Commercial Real Estate Agents

When the commercial property market becomes slower or tougher, the negotiations that you undertake as a Real Estate Agent become more critical. Every negotiation needs to be planned and optimized; practice will help you as the commercial agent convert more positive results from each and every negotiation.

In this property market negotiations occur at a number of levels, and not just at the end of the sale or lease process. Most particularly they are the negotiations:

  1. With the property owner at the time of seeking a listing
  2. With the property owner regards the marketing campaign and vendor paid advertising
  3. With the prospective buyers or tenants that make initial enquiries from the marketing campaign
  4. With buyers or tenants as you take them through the property as part of the formal inspection process
  5. With the prospective buyers or tenants as you move them to finality on a written form or contract or a lease offer.
  6. With property professionals such as solicitors, accountants, and financiers that may be involved in moving the property transaction to finality

All of these people have a vested interest in the property itself and a point to negotiate from. Some of these people act for your client so sensitivity is required.

The best commercial real estate agents will normally consider the alternatives of the parties prior to entering into the final negotiation. You have to know where the other party is coming from. This forward thinking allows strategies to be available should the negotiation become difficult or slow.

So the critical tips or processes involved in negotiation include the following:

  • Be prepared for the negotiation from the outset. This means that you need all the information about the property and the people at your fingertips should any unusual circumstances or questions arise.
  • When an unusual hurdle or problem develops, take the time to ask questions of the other person so you can fully understand their position. The more questions you ask, the easier it is for you to work through the particular challenge. This question and answer process is called a ‘Freudian Slip’ and is used by all experienced salespeople. With the right questions you will get the correct answer to the challenge that exists.
  • At the appropriate points of the discussion, take notes of any critical factors or key points. Written evidence will always help you keep the momentum moving ahead and prevent any disagreement in the property transaction.
  • All negotiations where possible should occur face to face and not over the telephone. Do not take the easy way out when it comes to discussing final details or counter offers. It is very easy for the other party to decline or refuse the offer when it is made over the telephone.
  • The best way to move the negotiation forward is on a written offer of contract or lease. If the negotiating party is genuine, they will have no problem in putting the offer together on paper. If on the other hand they are reluctant to sign a written offer for you, then you know that something is not as it appears.
  • Make sure you understand the legalities that apply to creating a contract or lease on the subject property. Incorrect or misrepresented documentation can create a minefield of problems as you move ahead. It is not unusual for litigation to be the outcome of poorly prepared documentation.
  • Remember who your client is in the process of the property transaction. The client has to be treated fairly and professionally given your relationship with them as the agent. You also need to follow their instructions. They need to be fully briefed on every stage of the transaction as it moves towards finality.
  • When a property contract or lease has been created and is enforceable, ensure that each stage of the transaction is suitably monitored, qualified, and satisfied. Far too many agents leave the transaction momentum to the client’s solicitor to complete and settle. This can see your negotiated deal stall. You are the person to follow and push the deal to finality.

Be prepared for the negotiation using these tips and others that apply in your local area given the property type. Use third party evidence and information to support your negotiation with critical facts that help maintain the momentum of the transaction.

MLM Training – How to Guarantee That Your Presentation Will Demand Your Prospect’s Attention

Tim Sales delves further into the topic of how to ensure that your prospect is interested in your presentation. Apply this know-how to your MLM business and see your results increase immediately!

First, let’s review the basic steps to getting good at presenting your MLM business. They are:

1. KNOW there are no born presenters or speakers, only those who have refined their skills.

2. Identify the skills to get good at.

3. Identify when you do one of those things correctly versus when you don’t do it correctly.

4. Do the correct behavior continually until you don’t even have to think about it.

Many people that are new to presenting think that the quality of a presenter is based on what he or she is saying. This is true to a degree, but there are MANY other things that make up a great presenter or a great presentation. We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” I don’t know who said that first and in what context they said it, but I have found that both, “what you say” and “how you say it” are equally important.

Every subject you take up to study has a fundamental aspect that everything else is built on. The fundamental aspect that all of presenting is built upon are the 10 Communication Qualities.

When you read the MLM training content below, make sure you’re thinking of all audiences, meaning, don’t think I’m talking about just a one-on-one or just an in-home audience or an audience of thousands; what I’m going to share with you should be applied to EVERY presentation you give.

Those who have studied my MLM training will be familiar with what I’m going to share, but don’t think it’s exactly the same. The 10 Communication Qualities are applied a little differently in presenting.

The very first thing you need to get good at and take notice of when you do it correctly versus when you don’t do it correctly is:

Be INTERESTED in your audience; don’t try to be INTERESTING to them.

A presenter who is truly interested in his prospect, ONLY presents things that are valuable to the prospect. Whatever is presented must be relevant to the prospect. Relevant means, “having to do with.” Having to do with what? The prospect!

You might think that the fact that your company’s compensation plan pays out 60% is valuable to the prospect. Why? Because it’s valuable to you. In fact you can’t think of anything more important than that!

Allow me to tell you a quick story related to this. I emailed out a survey in which I asked a few questions to get feedback on what content I should train on in “Professional Presenter” (to be released soon). One of the questions I asked was “Think back to the last few presentations you’ve given that were unsuccessful. What went wrong?” One of the responses was a classic example of being INTERESTING versus being INTERESTED:

“I showed her the whole picture: the industry, the company, the products, and how a person got paid, and then she said, ‘I thought this was going to be more about the products, not how you make money. I couldn’t think about selling anything that I haven’t yet tried.’”

Don’t think I showed this example to you so that you will start presenting the products more than the business, because I have seen the exact reverse situation where the emphasis was on the product, but the prospect only cared about the money. The reason I showed that to you is for you to see that the WHOLE PICTURE as the presenter described it, was NOT the whole picture for that prospect. The prospect’s whole picture was the product.

So a simple qualifying question like, “In making a decision about a business, what’s most important to you?” would have prevented this disaster. To the simple qualifying question, the prospect probably would have replied something like, “I can’t sell any product I don’t like.” Thank you! NOW you present what’s interesting to the prospect. When you present what’s interesting TO the prospect, you are proving you’re interested IN the prospect.

1. When you’re presenting one-on-one, you would only present things that are relevant to that person. So first, you present what you know they’re interested in.

Sometimes you’re presenting something that a prospect(s) has no idea about. In this case, you need to educate them enough so that they can determine what they’re interested in. This is what I call “testing a topic.”

After giving the prospect an overview of your business or product, then you can test a topic, in the form of a question, and see if they have an interest in it. If not, don’t discuss it anymore. As an example, after discussing the product you can ask, “Do the margins you can make from selling the product have any interest to you?” If they reply, “Not really,” then you DON’T discuss the compensation plan; no matter how well you know it or how much you love talking about it!

2. When presenting to more than one person, you present what is relevant to the majority of the people in the room. As an example, if you have 70 people in the room and one of those is a doctor, don’t adjust your content so your whole presentation is directed to the doctor!

How would you know what is relevant to an audience? Well, you’d ask them. Walk around before the event starts and talk to people. Obviously this doesn’t change your PowerPoint slides, but it does give you the relevant information you need to transform your “interesting” presentation into something valuable to the prospect.

I hope this brings you success,

Tim Sales

To get a very thorough understanding of the 10 Communication Qualities that you must have to cause your prospect to talk to you, listen to you and follow your suggestions, visit the website link that is mentioned below.