You’re A Salesperson in Your Life!

keyStrange as it may seem, our life is made up of a series of “sales presentations”. Sales may not be your gig, but if you’re the boss you’re making presentations everyday. Be it a pitch to your Board, announcing a policy change to employees, selling an idea to your spouse, or just trying to win others over to your point of view – you’ll need to punch up your people skills for winning pitches.

Human nature is such that people support solutions that they help create, so involve them by allowing your audience to participate with questions or ideas. It goes without saying that to not involve key people is risky, because messages can be misunderstood.   Your plans may be derailed before they begin if sufficient “buy-in” is lacking. Use lots of open-ended questions in your presentation to draw out the silent type.

Preparation is a key to success. Prepare your listeners to what’s coming during or before your presentation. Try these pre-meeting tactics:

  • Assign task-related pre-work. This could be pre-reading or study of a problem, and the preparations of possible solutions. An example could be, “go and visit three kinds of accounts before the meeting.”
  • Make pre-meeting contacts with those invited by email, phone, or in person. You might want to try an informal survey to get people’s position on the issues at hand.

Remember support on key or controversial matters can be established ahead of time by lobbying, if you know where to lobby.

Do your research! People who make it look easy and are effective presenters have a hidden arsenal. This is an arsenal of up-to-date, organized material that can be accessed quickly in ready-to-use form when needed. They have the stats to back up their ideas, and they have a mental arsenal of stories, examples, jokes, and ice-breakers to use when needed.

Your physical presentation could include tangible items relating to the issue such as recent articles clipped from newspapers or magazines, photographs, reports, and demonstration property. To become masterful in this art learn to maintain resources you can access for just the right thing at the right time.

The next thing you must do is to explain “why?” The single most powerful thing you can do to convince your audience of something is to provide a convincing reason why they should do what you suggest or believe what you say. People want and need a clear “WIIFM” – “what’s in it for me?” – to be able to react positively to what you want them to do. It’s extremely important that you deliver a vision of benefits. Hearing the “why” won’t automatically generate a “yes” to your proposition, but it’ll open the door for receptivity to your idea.

Knowing and accepting the “why” satisfies a basic need that we all have – to understand the purpose of our actions. Use the words “because” or “so that” in your presentation and then finish the phrase. When your subject matter is controversial or likely to generate emotions, it is essential that your “why’s” be tested in advance. Ask some people you trust or that are on your “team” to play devil’s advocate to help you with your logic and arguments.

These are just the first four points for making successful presentations. There are eight of them in total, and we’ll look at the other four in my column next week. For now, let me leave you with this thought.

Life is a sales job from beginning to end. From the moment that we discern how to get approval as children, winning friends at school, getting our first beau, getting our first (and subsequent) job, getting engaged and married, achieving our goals, and anything else you can think of in between – we’re selling ourselves or our ideas all along the way. Who said you weren’t a salesperson?

In my opinion the best type of selling is in network marketing. There are many to choose from, and I would love for you to consider the company that I represent.  SEACRET is an international business that has spread to more than 40 countries around the globe. With its affiliate partners, it has more than $1 billion in retail product sales. The company has become one of the largest distributors of Dead Sea cosmetics, with its products formulated in the largest manufacturing plant in the world, right next to the shores of the Dead Sea. All of this has been accomplished in just the few years since SEACRET was born in 2005.

 

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Masque your age

banner7Recover your skin’s youthful beauty with the Recover Day Masque. SEACRET’s revolutionary new masque, with patented Silica Microstructures that bind together to physically lift and smooth your skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. And with consistent use, the Day Masque works to break the aging cycle, for amazing results – without needles or surgery. For a special occasion, or no occasion at all, look years younger with SEACRET’s Recover Day Masque. Masque your age.

Recover’s key ingredients are:

50Dead Sea Minerals – Maris Sal

The Dead Sea, the world’s largest Natural Spa, with its unique features drawing in visitors from around the world searching for relaxation, relief and healing within its magical waters contains 26 essential minerals, 12 of which do not exist in any other sea or ocean in the world. These minerals are well known for their rejuvenating qualities: skin nourishment, activation of the blood system and distinctive healing abilities for many diseases and disorders. The Dead Sea’s mineral-rich waters consist of: Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Potassium, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Sodium, Lithium, Boron, Bromine, Strontium, Manganese and many others.

Aloe Vera – Aloe Barbadensis

Aloe Vera, also known as the medicinal aloe, is a species of succulent plant that probably originated in Northern Africa, the Canary 31Islands and Cape Verde. Aloe Vera grows in arid climates and is widely distributed in Africa and other arid areas.

Since Aloe Vera grows in extreme climates it has unique properties. It has been used for centuries by natives for many health purposes. Aloe plants are basically known for their power of healing various skin problems and can be used for cosmetic effects. It also helps in psoriasis, shingles, and others associated with itching also in cuts, abrasions and burns.

The gel and juices of Aloe Vera plants are anti-inflammatory which is the major reason for using it in cosmetic products. Since it is anti-inflammatory, it is soothing, toning, protecting and moisturizing the skin. Aloe Vera gel or juice can be applied to relief pains, cuts, sun burns, stings and swelling.

Aloe Vera juices or gel are used as moisturizing ingredients in cosmetics and the use of Aloe Vera in cosmetic products are so widely popular that it is now being used in almost all popular skin care products.

Studies have shown that aloe Vera speeds the healing process, particularly in burns, including those from radiation. It is also used by dermatologists to speed healing after facial dermabrasion, which helps remove scars from the top most layers of the skin. The other health benefits from the use of Aloe Vera includes soothing skin injuries affected by burning, skin irritations, cuts and insect bites. Its bactericidal properties relieve itching and skin swellings.

Aloe Vera possesses incredible moisturizing properties. Studies show that Aloe Vera improves the skin’s ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells and has an effective penetrating ability that helps transport healthy substances through the skin.

Aloe Vera is also known to help slow down the appearance of wrinkles as it can actively repair the damaged skin cells that cause the visible signs of aging. Components of Aloe Vera have been found to reverse degenerative skin changes by stimulating collagen and elastin synthesis.

Skin Health Benefit of Aloe Vera includes:

  • Speeds healing, tensile strength and repair of damaged skin wounds, burns and other injuries.
  • Holds moisture and adds flexibility to retard aging.
  • Fights infections with its antibacterial properties including fungus and bacteria.
  • Tightens and balances skin through astringent pH properties.
  • Moisturizes by carrying added emollients into the skin up to seven layers.
  • Have natural anti-inflammatory agents that reduce pain.
  • Minimizes scarring and may reverse scars less than five years old.
  • Sooth skin injured by burns, irritations, cuts and insect bites.
  • Increases the availability of oxygen to the skin.
  • Relieve itching and swelling of irritated skin.
  • Improve the effectiveness of sun screen products.

93Vitamin A – Retinyl Palmitate/ Retinol

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored in our liver. It contributes to normal growth and development while keeping our eyes, skin and immune system healthy. Vitamin A plays a key role in maintaining health.

Retinyl palmitate (vitamin A) is the normal form used for application on the skin and has great anti-ageing, superb anti-oxidant and moisturizing capabilities. It accelerates cell renewal and stimulates the fibroblast and collagen in the skin, thereby reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, it is also a great anti-aging ingredient, and helps promote a softer smoother skin.

The topical application of vitamin A on the skin, when formulated into creams and lotions has a host of positive effects on the skin, which includes:

  • Increases the activity of enzymes found in the skin.
  • Stimulates the mitotic activity in the epidermis and thereby helps with the process of cell division.
  • Stimulates cell proliferation in the epidermis and thereby stimulates growth.
  • Helps to thicken the epidermis, which becomes thinner in aging.
  • Improves the elasticity of the skin.
  • Helps to normalize photo (sun) damaged skin.
  • Helps in wound healing.
  • Stimulates collagen formation in the skin.
  • Reduces UV-induced wrinkle formation.
  • Regulates keratin formation.
  • It is an anti oxidant.

The inclusion of vitamin A in cosmetics have been proven and internationally accepted as being safe – but it must be noted that this refers to Retinol and Retinyl palmitate.The skin also readily absorbs topically applied vitamin A and this has been proven in various experiments. Exposure to sunlight – which includes both UVA and UVB radiation – reduces the amount of vitamin A not only in the skin, but also the blood.

Patented Silica microstructure

The patent was granted to a novel material structure, for improving skin appearance and wrinkle reduction. The material is 83composed of microstructres made mostly from silica tiny particles. These microstructures resemble small spheres, filled with either air or liquid, and made of double layers of silica tiny particles. Other microstructures resemble ligaments, and other are a kind of hydrogel in which the other structures are suspended. Some particles are hydrophilic, namely water-loving, and some hydrophobic, or water repelling. This duality grants special properties to the cosmetic composition made of the material: it has high affinity to the skin (which has watery and oily zones), so it remains on the skin for many hours, as an invisible layer, even after washing the skin. The material contracts after spreading, pulling the skin along and physically flattens wrinkles. The wrinkle flattening has another effect: it invigorates and revives the skin underneath the wrinkle. It also acts as micro-sponges, releasing essential, pre-loaded oils, while afterwards absorbing sweat and sebum, thus maintaining cleaner skin.

The “Miracle Oil”

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Known as the “Miracle Oil”. The single most effective and non-toxic antibacterial and anti-fungal essential oil. Stimulates the immune system; useful for assisting and speeding all healing processes. Anti viral properties aids in the healing of cold sores, cold and flu. Beneficial for the respiratory system; cold, flu, and asthma. A must for any first aids kit.

We are talking about tea tree oil. This oil is obtained from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Australia, where Aborigines have been using it as an antiseptic to treat cuts and burns for thousands of years. The name “tea tree” was actually given by Captain Cook of Britain when he noticed natives using its leaves to make tea. As time move forward, Australian doctors started using this oil for many antiseptics.

Tea Tree Oil has wonderful properties that make it a popular natural agent for curing all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Therefore, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as acne, abscess, oily skin, blisters, sun burns, athlete’s foot, warts, herpes, insect bites, rashes, dandruff and other minor wounds and irritations. Acne and Other Dermatological Problems, Fungus Resistant Properties, Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Characteristics, Respiratory Problems, Tea tree oil is highly beneficial for the skin. Due to its outstanding antiseptic qualities, it is used to treat various skin related ailments. It kills the bacteria that cause acne and hence proves as a natural acne cure. Although it takes a longer time to show results, it does not cause skin irritation and is very mild on the skin, unlike most acne creams. Tea tree essential oil can also be used to heal small wounds, cuts, burns, boils and even carbuncles. It removes toxins, moistens the skin, open pores on skin and keeps the body cool.

Despite its benefits as an herbal medicine, tea tree oil doesn’t come without side effects, and it’s important to use the oil correctly or you could end up in the hospital. Some reactions associated with tea tree oil are rather severe, and while it can be used to treat allergies, it can also cause them.

As long as you know what to use it for, tea tree oil can be a good thing to have around the house. It can help improve your skin and get rid of athlete’s foot at the same time. Just make sure to keep it out of the reach of children.foot cream

Seacret™ Foot Cream is enriched with Dead Sea Minerals that nurture skin and bolster its naturally smooth look. It contains a unique herbal combination of Tea Tree Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, and Vitamin E. Together these ingredients not only gently moisturize and soften, but also beautify and protect feet. Seacret™ Foot Cream is effective in preventing dry, damaged feet and is suitable for all skin types. Visit us online at www.epdeadsea.com for additional information.

 

Why you should own a home business opportunity?

opp bannerNetwork marketing is a powerful business concept for many reasons but the most obvious is for the type of income it can provide the average person. It is so powerful that many fortune 500 companies have used, some are still using, this business model to build their multi-million dollar empire.

There are many average people already working some type of home-based businesses opportunity.  Are you one of them? If not, now is an excellent time to get started.

Millionaires have taken notice of network marketing as a home-based business opportunity that average people can work into and build wealth.

Network marketing is a huge, thriving industry in spite of all the negative publicity it receives in the media from anti-enthusiasts. Many millionaires express how it is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in building a home-based business without having to work from scratch.

Can you use some extra income? Most consumers would probably answer yes to this question. Everybody can use extra income every month. But where is this extra income going to come from?

option1One obvious solution would be to get a second job. This option may seem to be the best solution but is really not. This is because the time you spend on your second job and the money you receive after taxes is not enough.

Of course you will have to consider your reasons for getting a second job and why you need the extra income to determine if getting a second job is really the right solution for you.

option-2However, on the other hand, you can start working on your own part-time home-based business using network marketing as your business opportunity and you can get started in the industry for nearly nothing.

This is a big plus. So, how can you start your own home-based business opportunity?

Getting started in network marketing has become so easy that anyone can get started even if you do not have a dime to invest in your start up. The key here is to simply get started then never quit.

Many legitimate home business opportunities will allow you to get started for under $100. You can even find free opportunities with little or no overhead expenses and with great support from other members as well as the parent company.

These companies will provide all the tools and system for you. You simply add your sweat equity, your working commitment, and persistence to the business opportunity.

Remember to choose a well-established company that offers quality consumable products or services with an excellent management team and support to their independent business operators.

Another important key factor is your commitment to the company and its products and services. Being a part of a business opportunity means that you should be a bona-fide user and marketer of the products and services you want to earn extra income from.

In conclusion, network marketing is a smart business opportunity sense for anyone wishing to start working at home. It cost next to nothing to get started, you get a proven system like you would if you bought a franchise opportunity, and you can be in profit in months rather than in years.

Therefore, if you desire more income while still working a 9 to 5 job, or to build your retirement income, then you should seriously consider starting a home-based business opportunity.

opp banner 1There are many to choose from, and I would love for you to consider the company that I represent.  SEACRET is an international business that has spread to more than 40 countries around the globe. With its affiliate partners, it has more than $1 billion in retail product sales. The company has become one of the largest distributors of Dead Sea cosmetics, with its products formulated in the largest manufacturing plant in the world, right next to the shores of the Dead Sea. All of this has been accomplished in just the few years since SEACRET was born in 2005.

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Vitamin E And Your Body


vitamin-E-facts-multivitamin-reviewWe all know that oxygen is a primary component that is needed for life.  This very same oxygen, once inside of the body, becomes very reactive through certain molecules and will start to cause damage through the free radicals, which is known as oxidative stress.  As an antioxidant, vitamin E will help to prevent this type of stress, which will prevent the cells from aging or sustaining any type of permanent damage as well.

Cholesterol, which is a fatty substance found in many foods, is absorbed by the body then transferred from the liver to be stored by tissue as fat.  This is carried through the bloodstream by molecules known as LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins).  When the LDL is oxidized, it reacts to the cholesterol and a fat substance known as plaque begins to get deposited on the artery walls, which causes the blood flow to stop.

Vitamin E will stop cholesterol from forming into plaque, which will allow the blood to flow properly.  If you don’t use vitamin E, in this situation, the blood will stop flowing and the arteries will begin to get backed up.  As most of us know, this is the main cause of heart attacks, high blood pressure, and other serious diseases.

Even though many researchers and doctors have linked vitamin E to preventing cancer, this hasn’t been conclusively proven.  There are many doctors that have said in the past that vitamin E can indeed prevent cancer, although no documentation or proof has been given to back up such statements.  We all know that it is a very important vitamin, regardless.

banner6There are studies however, that have proven vitamin E to be very effective in protecting the skin against UV rays.  Vitamin E has been shown on numerous occasions to shield the skin from the harmful rays of the sun, which as we all know, can lead to skin cancer.  If you include sources of vitamin E, or supplements in your diet you can help to prevent the damage of UV rays to your skin.

Along with these types of benefits, vitamin E can also protect against alzheimer’s disease and inflammation of the pancreas.  This vitamin can also be very beneficial with reducing scars, and healing many types of burns and wounds.  Included in your diet, vitamin E can help your skin to heal from many discrepancies over time.

When included with vitamin C, vitamin E can be one of the most important vitamins for your body.  It offers many different benefits, besides the ones listed above.  You can find it in many different forms, including fruits and nuts.  Fruits are excellent sources of vitamin E, especially oranges.  Oranges have always been known to be rich in this vitamin, whether you are consuming whole oranges or just drinking orange juice.  If you are drinking orange juice that contains pulp, you’ll be getting plenty of vitamin E in your diet.

All things aside, you should always make sure that you include vitamin E in your diet.  Along with fruits and nuts, you can also find this vitamin plentiful in vegetables as well.  You can include it into your diet, or take supplements that provide it.  You should be getting around 1,000 mg of the vitamin a day, which isn’t hard to do if you eat the right foods.  If you consume the right amount of vitamin E in your diet, you’ll notice that your body will perform much better – and you’ll be well protected against numerous diseases as well.

Bodily Changes and Healthy Aging

banner1From the beginning of our birth, our body endures many changes. As we reach young adolescence, however the body experiences a series of senescence, or bodily changes abnormal, which the bodily functions start to decline. The body makes these changes, which most people will notice, the difference.

The musculus-skeletal system is the first area that most diseases and illnesses start. For this reason once, a person turns 35 years of age regardless of their activities, athletic nature, etc. Still, one can reduce such disease by avoiding injuries to the muscles and joints. You can do this by avoiding accidents when possible, abuse, excessive alcohol, drugs, tobacco and so on. You can increase your health by exercising, eating healthy, socializing with positive people, and avoiding environmental toxins.

Visiting your doctor is essential to prevent disease as well. When you visit your doctor, he takes the time to study your physical status based on the family history you gave to him. The doctor will consider family history, including hereditary diseases. Your doctor will take family history into consideration as he studies diagnostics, cures, prevention, and treatment to help you avoid disease. As noted earlier, our body starts to refuse by age 35, which our sensory organs will also start to take a rain check. At this time, the eyes are affected since they cannot remain focused on objects up close. In medical terms, this condition is known as presbyopia. This is why you see many people in the world over the age 40 wearing glasses, contact lens, bifocals and so on. Still, you see the younger generation with these same needs, which is a clear sign that aging progression is starting earlier for some. This is a note signaling hereditary makeup, or lifestyle based on environment, etc.
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Many people as they grow older lose a degree of hearing. In some instances, people go deaf after 40. This condition is called presbycusis, which is a sign of aging. Since this condition is common for those aging, it is natural to dislike things you once liked. For instance, if you enjoyed concerts when you were younger, and now find that you do not enjoy concerts at all, it is because your hearing has changed, which means that the high-pitch of hearing is affected, which slowly wore down the lower hearing tone. When hearing is impaired, it often seems like those talking are inarticulate. Since the hearing is tarnished, the person will hear speech differently. For instance, the use of K may sound distorted, which affects comprehension. In other words, a person older may here the CH in a word, such as Chute Up, and think that someone is telling them to shut-up. The CH is distorted. You can help those with hearing difficulties by learning sign and body languages to help them relate to you. These people can also benefit from hearing aids, or Assistive Listening Devices. The devices act as hearing aids, since it allows a person to block out noise in the background while focusing on the speaker.  

We see natural healthy aging in this picture, yet in some instances aging signs are unnatural. For instance, if you incur lung cancer based on your history of smoking, or being around second-hand smoke, then the cause is unnatural.

As a person grows older his or her, weight changes as well and more so for those with family history of obesity. The body fat starts to change up to 30% by the time a person reaches 40. The changes affect the body tremendously, since this is the start of wrinkles and other natural aging signs.

What is Network Marketing?

What-Is-Network-MarketingWhy are so many people afraid to join a network marketing company?  Is it due to the negative reputation that many before have given this industry.  What is network marketing?  Simply put, network marketing is a marketing method which uses contracted individuals to represent a product or service to the consumer.  Just like the big box companies use Televisions, Radio, Billboards and such to reach their consumers – the same goes for network marketing companies.  Consider each representative/distributor/associate simply as a Television or Radio ad, or a walking billboard.  Many people get involved with such an industry with an attitude of getting rich quick.  This is a bad attitude to have when getting involved with this industry.  Making money is possible, but just like any other job – hard work and customer service skills are required.  You must be able to put the work in with the notion that the income will come one day. Patience is the key ingredient to this industry.

Now, people tend to confuse network marketing with pyramid-selling.  Both are completely different and one is illegal.  Think about a traditional business.  They might have a marketing department and a sales task force.  The marketing department is in charge of getting in front of the people and raising their awareness of the product or service available.  Once the people inquire about the product or service it is up to the sales team to make the actual sale happen.  In network marketing, both departments are merged into one department known as a representative or distributor.  Watch the video from Robert Kiyosaki  regarding the network marketing industry.

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