Custom Mouse Mats – What Better Gift to Present

Everyone of us likes to own beautiful things weather he buys them or receive them as a gift. Ugly things or the things we don’t like or use, are thrown away. So companies need to take this into their consideration when they prepare the annual promotional gifts for their customers. They need to make gifts that will be liked by the recipients, and preferably, it’s better to make more than one style of each gift.

Custom mouse mats are companies’ choice of promotional gifts. They are a good choice because they are widely used by all kinds of people no matter what their age or their occupation was. They are very useful because they are made to make the work easier and to be finished faster, also they are made to protect the surface of the desk from being scratched or damaged. Another advantage is that they are made to protect your arm from being harmed by adding a hand wrist and they make it easier to work with less effort to move the mouse.

There are special companies to make your custom mouse mats, they have all the equipment and the experience needed to make professional gifts to reflect excellent image for your company. You can send them the design you choose, they will help you to make it better, they will make you a sample. If you both agree, they will prepare your order and send it to you. It can’t be easier as it’s all done online.

They are made from many different materials like rubber, plastic, leather, glass, gel, and many others. They are also cut in many different shapes like circle, square, or the shape of the image printed on them. Before you start working, you need to check with your budget because some materials are more expensive than the others. Also some additions can be added that would make them expensive like calculators or stereos.

Custom mouse mats are your best choice for the gift because they are easily distributed and wanted by everyone because of its usage. You can present them to your family, friends, customers, and employees. Be sure that they will be very happy with this gift, they will be thankful, like you more, and be more loyal to you and your company. Also you can present them in seminars, conferences, malls, stores, public events, or private gatherings. They can be an excellent idea for mail promotions for international business because they are thin and light which make them easy to be entered into an envelop and won’t cost much.

When you want to choose your gift, always look for how much the gift will be used to guarantee more visibility. Custom mouse mats are from the most used objects, they can be used many times each day for long times. They are put on the desk which allows everyone passing or working on the computer to see it. It will be a great advertisement that will get you the sales you want.

For more information on Custom Mouse Mats visit Promotional-Merchandise.org.uk. Here you will find more articles and tips on marketing items as well as a Quick Quotes form where you can conveniently submit your request in one form and get responses from multiple suppliers so that you can find the best price and promotional items for your marketing needs.

Impact Presentations for Board Rooms Considered

If you are going to give a presentation to the corporate board of a large company, you have to understand that they’ve already seen many presentations in their career, probably hundreds of them. They’re not going to be easily swayed by tricky lighting, or over-the-top power point presentations. They want facts, they want the reality, and they want you to answer every one of their questions to their liking.

If you fail to answer one of their questions you are doomed, and even if you answer the question, but you didn’t answer it correctly or you misinterpreted it, you will find yourself the brunt of their frustrations, and that could be a deal killer. The tone of your presentation and the tempo are very important, yes it’s important to dress nice, have professional literature, and be clear and concise with your presentation, but there’s more to it than that.

If you have the best product in the world, and you can prove it, even a boring presentation may get more play than a flashy presentation with no substance. However, if you can have the best of both worlds, that is to say an incredible impact presentation, along with a group of incredible folks with an abundance of industry knowledge, you can get to the heart of their questions, and answer them without missing a beat. Indeed if you can’t do this, you shouldn’t be there.

Put yourself in their shoes, if you had to listen to hundreds of presentations over the course of the last five years, would you want to listen to BS, monotone speech, or anyone who couldn’t answer your question? Patience may be a virtue in your church, and in your family life, but it isn’t in the high powered world of corporate boards.

Every question matters and everyone in that room’s opinion matters. So bring on the high-impact presentation, but don’t be na├»ve into thinking that you can come unprepared. You have to be on your best day, and you had better know what are talking about. Please consider all this.

The Power of Being Present

Last week, my sister and I went into the town of Pittsford, NY to the Ben & Jerry’s store for some ice cream on a beautiful Friday night. The excruciating decision between Karamel Sutra or Imagine Whirled Peace almost doing me in, it was a relief to get my ice cream and head outside to sit on a bench.

Shortly thereafter, a little girl about 5 or 6, her brother and parents head out of the store with their ice cream. They sit down on the curbside near my bench. As the family is enjoying the ice cream, the little girl asks her parents “Why do they call it Mango, Mango Sorbet?”

“Because it’s made with Mangoes” her father replies somewhat impatiently.

“Then how come it isn’t called Mango Sorbet? Why Mango, MANGO Sorbet?”

At this point, my sister and I are laughing at the reasonable questioning of this little girl. Her parents went on with their conversation. This wasn’t the first or last amusing thing this little girl came up with but her parents seemed too preoccupied to notice.

I mentioned to my sister that it’s sad that many parents seem too busy, distracted, or just plain tired to appreciate some of the things their children come up with. My sister – having raised four children all two years apart from each other – replied “that’s just the way it is.”

That answer left me, and still has me, bothered. It’s not that I am blaming the parents for doing anything wrong or different than the rest of us do. It’s just that I thought it was sad. This little girl couldn’t have been cuter or more entertaining but her parents’ conversation took precedence. And from what I could hear (okay, eavesdrop) it had to do with gas prices!

The worldwide webcast of Eckart Tolle and Oprah (from Tolle’s book The New Earth) had as one of its themes “being present”. While watching these webcasts, I realized how much of our time is spent in the past or future – but rarely in the present.

Just monitor your thoughts and conversation for an hour. See how much of the time you are truly present. It’s not necessarily negative or positive thoughts but sometimes just neutral thoughts that take us out of the present.

In Yoga some weeks when I am supposed to be meditating – I’m off making a grocery list in my head. “Don’t forget the strawberries, oh and get some milk”.

As the aunt to 10 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews (and one on the way!!!), I have done a lot, A LOT, of babysitting in my life. One thing I always noticed was that the only time the kids misbehaved was when I wasn’t paying attention to them. If they had my attention, there was no reason for them to act up.

But as soon as I was on the phone with a friend or watching something on TV, all hell would break loose. Now when I see children acting up, I look to see what the parents are doing. Every time, the parent is distracted and not paying attention to the child.

Am I saying that children should be the center of a parent’s attention every single minute of every day? No, because that would be unrealistic and impossible. There is work and chores and other things that have to get done. But I would wager to say that many parents would admit to rarely being completely present with their children and therefore, not enjoying their children as often as they would like to.

The next time your child is annoying you, stop and think about what you’re doing and if you were to redirect your attention to them, even for a short time, would they calm down?

If you’ve ever seen the show “Super Nanny” one of the first things the Nanny encourages parents to do is to set up a schedule for the home. Included on this schedule are specific times for each parent to spend some quality time with each child with no distractions. Play time. The beautiful thing is that when we are truly playing – guess what – we’re in the present.

Whether you have children or not, look for opportunities to be completely present with those around you.