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Overcoming public speaking fears forever

Overcoming Public Speaking Fears Forever

The thought of speaking in public makes most people break out in a cold sweat, feel faint, and see spots in front of their eyes. If you have this type of reaction there are a number of strategies you can use to help you overcome public speaking fears

Needless to say you must be prepared; have memorized your speech. It’s quite alright to bring a sheet of notes or pointers with you, but nothing smells like disaster as much as reading your entire speech.

One method you can use to improve your public speaking abilities is by practicing in front of a mirror. Put a smile, a quizzical expression or other gesture wherever appropriate: you will remember and use them during the actual speech. And speak up! Nothing is worse than listening to a speech no one can hear. So as you practice keep the volume up. When you deliver your speech your volume will indicate confidence, both to yourself and your audience.

There are some things you should (and should not) do immediately before your speech. Don’t drink any caffeine based products like coffee, colas or chocolate. Caffeine can cause you to feel jittery and nervous and that’s not the effect you want. Contrary to popular opinion, alcohol will not boost your confidence, instead it can cause a panic attack. Relaxing herbal teas make a wonderful alternative. And eat a well balanced meal before your presentation. Low blood sugar can cause feelings of anxiety, increasing your jitters.

Make sure you wear clothes that you feel good in and that are appropriate to the setting. When you step up to the podium you will feel confident that you look good.

As you give your speech do not concentrate on yourself, on how you look or how you think the audience is reacting to you. Instead, concentrate on the information you want to present and how it will effect their lives. Something in your presentation may change someone’s life.

The thought of helping others will change you from being a nervous, self-conscious speaker to a comfortable and confident one who people enjoy listening to. Another component of a well delivered speech is selecting a topic of interest to you, if you have the freedom to choose. You will be excited about being able to share this information with others and your excitement will show.

When you first approach the podium and as you are preparing you notes, take a quick look at three people in the audience, one immediately in front of you, one to the left of you and the third to the right of you. Look for something that makes them stand out, perhaps someone with a unique hairdo or an interesting piece of clothing. Anything that makes them stand out of the crowd.

These three people will be your focal points. As you look from one to the other during your speech, it appears that you are looking around the room. Once you are comfortable with those three you will find it is much easier to continue glancing at other members of the audience. Remember to refer to your notes but do not read them, since that is the fastest way to lose your audience; look at your audience instead.

No speech will be loved by everyone and no speech will be perfect, but each time you speak in public it will be a little easier. You may even find that eventually you will become a proficient speaker, no longer have the public speaking fears and seek out other opportunities for speaking in public.

Payday advances on the web

Payday Advances on the Web

Payday advances are useful primarily because they are nearly hassle-free. A payday loan is a great solution when you need money quick. With the emergence of technology and the Internet, you can now do payday advances over the wire. It’s important to note that online cash advance deals can be completely safe on a trusted site. On a reputable payday loan site you can be connected with quality lenders who will work with you and your money and work history. When you’re between paychecks, a cash advance can a life saver. Though quick and easily understandable there are still some cash advance rules for borrowers. You have to be an 18-year-old US citizen or older, and you should have a valid bank checking account. You must have a regular income and generally the threshold is at least $1,000 per month. Active military personnel are ineligible for these loans. Loan limits and the schedule to repay the loan are two areas where cash advance companies may vary. Because one of the primary purposes of cash advances is to dispense money to you quickly and easily, the credit history requirements are quite relaxed. Even with bankruptcy or other credit trouble on your record you can qualify for a personal payday loan. A key factor in choosing a site to do business is to know whether the company who operates the site processes the loan or if they only connect you to the lenders. Don’t sweat over getting approved for a loan. The process on lender and third-party types of sites is very easy. When your eligibility is determined, the rest of the loan process is just as hassle-free. First, make sure you trust your cash advance site. Next are three easy steps for the site’s information form: read it, fill it out, send it in. A representative for the loan company also needs to contact you to ensure your information is correct and that you understand the process. In some cases, it’s necessary for you to send in additional information. As easy as that your cash advance is deposited into your bank account. On the Internet the payday loan process is made especially simple. On the Internet the loan process requires very little effort. As with most things, technology has greatly improved a process that was already quick and easy.

Residential property management: how local market knowledge puts money in your pocket

Residential Property Management: How Local Market Knowledge Puts Money in Your Pocket

A residential property management will know the local rental market and more importantly will know local rental rates. This can be difficult for a property owner who only one or two properties and is not constantly testing the rental market. Having an established set of resources or a network available for determining fair market rental rates can be critical to ensuring your home is appropriately priced and quickly occupied in order to maximize the real estate investment. Property owner’s may simply not be aware of cost fluctuations that may be occurring naturally within the market or even identified issues that could be causing a short or long term impact on the renter’s market. A residential property manager can have invaluable knowledge to assist an investor with appropriate pricing and marketing of the rental property.

Typically real estate investors are not equipped with the database tools or metrics showing the fluctuations of local rental prices. For example, a residential property management firm would likely have access to information detailing when prices are at their highest per square foot and when they are at their lowest. This information could impact when the rental property is placed on the market and how much the monthly rental fees should be, as well as whether first and last month’s rent should be mandated, the market rate for damage deposits or pet fees.

Consulting the experience of a residential property management firm can also help to market the rental home. Spending the right amount on marketing material including advertising the rental or even holding an open house can be time consuming and fruitless for someone that is inexperienced with the process or unfamiliar with the industry tools. A residential property management firm will be knowledgeable of the right advertising location depending on the type of residence being offered.

Residential property management has an integral part in adequate marketing of a rental property. A property owner will also appreciate the expertise of a residential property manager in the areas of proper market rates for rental fees and deposits. Property owners can feel reassurance that their property will quickly be occupied with the tools and knowledge base that a residential property management company can offer.

Having a professional residential property manager can mean the difference form accepting a lower rent (sometimes as low as 10% to 15% below market) or getting your full market rent that will allow you to achieve or come close to break even on cash flow.

Mumbai being an island city

Mumbai Being an Island City

The Financial Capital of India is a hot favorite destinations for MNC’s, Banks and various other companies which accommodates high quality of office space in India. Mumbai being an island city has limited Central Business Districts and it becomes easier at times to make a choice considering the few options you have. Mumbai is well connected by Local Trains and an extensive network of BEST which runs the local buses in Mumbai. Office spaces in the past 2 qtrs in Mumbai till August 2006 have increased steeply. The pressure is on A quality Commercial Corporate office complexes with little availability left

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