How to Get Perfect Abs, Surprisingly it is Really About Presentation!

To get the perfect abs, you need to begin thinking about the task differently. In most peoples minds, images of sweating and groveling on the floor come to mind. However, if you approach it intelligently, you can really get a perfect set of abs without too much trouble or work.

To approach the task intelligently, first lets look at what we are really tying to accomplish then we can formulate a good way to complete our goal in the easiest and simplest way possible.

Abs are actually less about hard work and more about presentation. To illustrate the concept, let me give you an analogy. Lets pretend we got our mountain bike out of the shed and placed it on the ground laying it side ways. Then we take a thin blanket and cast it across the mountain bike. Immediately after the blanket settles we can see the bike. The bike is still familiar to make out. We can see the outline of the wheels and the peddles are sticking up through the blanket. The handle bars are easy to make out too because we can guess whats under the thin blanket, by seeing the clues and shapes of the bike.

Now lets try this again, but this time we remove the thin blanket and instead throw on a mattress. The thick mattress covers the bike entirely and gives absolutely no clue what is under that thick mattress. There are no shapes at all to make out. Just a mattress.

The fat layer you have over your abs can be like the thin blanket or like the thick heavy mattress. If it is like the thick mattress then you have no definition. The abs are actually a large muscle group that is easily trained and responds quite well to stimulation. You can literally create a desirable set of abs quite quickly.

For most people, the hard work is uncovering those abs, so they show. Getting a perfect set of abs is about presentation. It’s about reducing your calorie intake and reducing your body fat percentage.

As You Negotiate Watch Your Temper to Preserve Credibility

Recently, a JetBlue flight attendant acted out, by engaging in what I’m sure was a scenario he and countless others have thought about for quite some time. After an altercation with a passenger, the flight attendant exclaimed expletives that were directed at the passenger, with whom he’d had the altercation, grabbed two beers and departed the plane via the emergency chute. Through his actions, he conveyed the sentiment, take this job and shove it!

When you negotiate, do you find yourself becoming angered by certain positions adopted by those with whom you’re negotiating? In such situations, do you find that you have to watch your temper, in order to maintain your credibility in the negotiation? By displaying anger during a negotiation, you can lose credibility. If you find yourself in such situations, try a few of the following suggestions to free your mind, preserve your credibility, and maintain the path that you’ve set for the negotiation.

1. Some negotiators reward bad behavior by succumbing to it, while others rail against it, and in turn become defiant. If you wish to use anger as a ploy, know with whom you’re negotiating and the other negotiator’s proclivity when contemplating to what degree you’ll allow your temper to run rampant during the negotiation.

2. If you observe the body language (nonverbal communication) behavior of the other negotiator, you’ll glimpse his inner demeanor. If you’re astute at doing so, you’ll be able to observe the escalation of his anger quotient before it reaches a point of confrontation. Just be mindful to practice equilibrium in the process.

3. Rage is a state of mind that disallows you from thinking in the normal manner by which you deduce situations. Thus, understand what ticks you off and if need be, simulate the situation that might cause such emotional consternation prior to entering into a live negotiation environment. In essence, try to thwart the mindset you might possess that would cause you to become emotionally unstable prior to entering into the situation. Attempt to experience the full range of rage you might experience and allow yourself to be calmed by a thought that mentally centers your thought process.

4. When you’re disgruntled in a negotiation, conceal it. If you allow it to seep into the negotiation, you run the risk of poisoning the environment, and instilling animosity in the other negotiator. Instead of displaying your disgruntled behavior, if appropriate, play the role of someone that’s very pleased with everything that’s occurring. This role can be played internally, which should allow you the time to regain your composure, before allowing the negative conduct to influence the negotiation.

It’s very easy to go through emotional simulations when you’re imagining how you might feel when beset by rage during a negotiation. To become better empowered and to enhance your ability not to lose your cool during such occurrences, practice the techniques outlined above frequently. By doing so, you’ll set your subliminal thought process to pause, before turning negative. The spillover benefit of such actions will manifest themselves in a positive manner in your negotiations. Hence, you’ll have greater control of yourself and the negotiation… and everything will be right with the world. Remember, you’re always negotiating.

The Negotiation Tips Are…

· Sometimes, when you get bogged down in the details of a negotiation, you obtain insight from which to thwart the efforts of the other negotiator to make you go negative. Determine when it’s best to challenge an angry opponent with logic versus imitating his actions.

· Some people make artful statements when negotiating. First, seek to understand their intent before reacting to it.

· There’s always a balance that one has to practice when negotiating. If you’re too obstinate, you’ll alienate the other negotiator. If you’re too quaint, you’ll position yourself to possibly be steamrolled. Seek balance.

Effective Presentations Guidelines

We make a presentation for an audience and we cannot ignore them as the whole purpose is to inform or educate them about a particular topic. While presenting it, you need to ensure a consistency throughout the presentation. It needs to be in sync with the brand image and company mission and objectives.

Prior to focusing on how to maintain a consistency we need to know why we need to be consistent and its importance. Format, font, font color and many other things when consistent ensure a professional look and approach towards the presentation. Apart from brand image, it also gives a flow to the presentation and connects with the audience.

You can use standard set templates for your presentation and if it’s a perfect one, half of your issues will be taken care off. A professionally designed template strikes a good balance between appearance and content; so that the focus is never taken of the main topic yet the looks are appealing to one and all. There are few basic key elements that are an important and integral part of template that include:

Color: Bland presentations fail to charm the audience and add to the boredom of audience. It has been observed that lack of color fails to attract and retain attention of the viewers. Though agreed that color are essential they should be wisely chosen and applied. You can use the same set of colors throughout the presentation. A template takes care of all this and the colors used are in accordance with the brand image and purpose is achieved. For example, titles or important word can be highlighted in a different color to attract attention or emphasize a particular point. Do keep in mind to use contrast as regards to font color and the color used in backdrop.

Fonts: fonts are as important as the colors and it’s essential to use standard fonts; if you are expected to give the presentation elsewhere it may happen that font applied is not installed in that machine and this will cause the format to be distorted. To avoid this, it’s advisable to use universal font style. Using odd fonts like cursive and all tend to take away the focus from the content and are not easy to read and comprehend too. Again, use 2-3 types of fonts depending on the content and need; do not use too many font styles.

Images/Graphics: Do remember that you are making a presentation and not an image or photo book. Insert images only if required; graphics are ideal in case the presentation is too wordy so that the length is altered or can also be used to take the presentation forward.

Formatting: This is important when you are not using a template and right from the 1st slide to the end everything needs to be in sync and perfect. Incomplete formatting makes the presentation look messy and cluttered. Easier and appropriate solution is to use professionally designed templates.

The ideal way is to go for a professionally designed template so that the relevant content in terms of quality and quantity and appearance. You can also take help from design companies that will give you tailor made and professional presentations.