Laser Pointer Pens – Presentation Pointers and Green Laser Pens Gadget Junk

We have all seen our share of laser pointer pens, either being used as presentation pointers or as simple astronomy laser pointers, but unfortunately they are giving lasers a bad name. This is simply because of how poorly crafted most of these laserpens actually are. People looking for precision light instruments are persistently being stuck with shoddy laser diodes that burn out or malfunction long before the beam should die. It seems finding high quality laser pens will require a bit more research to do nowadays.

If you know where to look, the internet can open the door to a plethora of reputable laserpen retailers. Many of these companies carry different laser beam color frequencies (the most popular of which are green laser pens) as well as output powers, so finding a high quality laser pointer pen to meet your particular needs can be easy. However, there are some things you must always look for to determine the quality and value of a laser before you decide to order the device.

First of all, what exactly are you looking to accomplish with your new laser pen? Are you looking for a presentation pointer? Do you need a laser keychain? What color laser beam do you need? How much output power will your application require? These are all simple questions that you need to have an answer to before you go out looking to purchase a laser pointer pen, they will directly effect the cost and availability of any hand held portable laser we are looking for. .

Secondly, what sort of price range or budget are you working with? This will really be very important because you won’t always be able to buy laser pointers cheap, especially if there is any kind of decent quality to the device. Low price does not necessarily mean that the laserpen will be a good buy, a lot of cheap lasers have very poor quality diodes which can tend to burn out even after only minimal use. Many presentation lasers have a high price tag because these are advanced pieces of technology and are relatively expensive to produce, lasers are tangible goods where price almost always is directly connected to quality.

If you are looking for something practical and low in power, you can expect the cost of your laser pen to be relatively low. If you are in need of a high power laser pointer or a submergible laser device, you can expect the cost to be a bit higher. Buying quality lasers is really kind of like car shopping, cost will directly effect the amount of accessories or add on’s attached to your pointer pen, the only difference is that laser pen providers don’t allow for any “test drives”. For this reason, you really need to know for sure that the laser pointer pen you are purchasing is the ideal presentation pointer for your application. Green laser pens will typically have the highest available output power, even up to 500mW on certain extreme laser pointers, so be careful and concise when ordering your laser pen.

Because lasers produce condensed light radiation, even the weakest of laser pointer pens has to be used with great care. Even a weak laser beam can cause permanent laser eye damage, so be cautious is a must whenever handling laser devices, especially hand held presentation pointers. They are small lasers and can be used in far more ways than a traditional laser unit, be sure you keep your safety as well as the safety of others in mind. A simple slip of a laserpens beam can be dangerous, so do not take any chances.

10 Ways to UNimpress When You’re Presenting

1) Apologizing: For being unprepared, afraid, for your PowerPoint slides being in the wrong order, impossible to read, inaccurate…

2) Having and showing PowerPoint slides that are in the wrong order, impossible to read, inaccurate, too busy, too “flashy”: Remember, LESS IS MORE when it comes to visuals. Don’t let your slides put you in a metaphorical straight jacket.

3) Talking to the slides instead of to your audience: They should be looking at you – unless you’re showing compelling data to back up a point you’re making – and you should be looking at them.

4) ‘You know’ing and ‘I mean’ ing all over the place: You know and I mean are two phrases that bespeak insecurity. Repeatedly saying “You know” is asking the audience for confirmation, agreement, positive reinforcement; none of which are their job or duty to give. “I mean” tells them you’re not exactly sure what you mean. Do them a favor and figure out what you mean before you get in front of them.

5) Winging it: Unless you’re a tiny percent of the population, if you’re winging it it’s going to show. Best case, you’ll look a little unstructured; worst case, your audience will be thinking, “Presenter; unprepared. Me; unimpressed.”

6) Bragging about winging it: Like bragging about coming to a sales meeting blind – when you’re the guy selling. Not a way to instill confidence in you, or show respect for your audience and their time.

7) Looking (and feeling) frazzled, unorganized, and or uncomfortable: Your audience can’t relax and fully engage with you and your message if you’re struggling with the clicker or microphone, searching for your notes, or commenting on the acoustics, lighting or logistics. This is probably happening because you’re…

8) Arriving just before you’re scheduled to speak: Nothing says ‘this presentation is not a priority’ like a speaker flying into the room just minutes before he or she is ‘on’. As an audience member, that pretty much hits the bulls eye of UNimpressive. Get there early; check out the layout of the room, the lights, sound, projector, and click through your slides. You should know the room so well, it should feel like home – a home into which you can welcome your audience.

9) Saying something ‘funny’ about politics, religion or sex: It may be hilarious to you and your friends and family. I can pretty much guarantee you’ll have at least 50% of your audience not so amused. DO NOT make jokes about anything having to do with these three topics. Period.

10)Attempting to be like a speaker you admire: Those speakers are great because they’re being authentic. If you try to imitate them you won’t impress (or fool) anyone. You’ll only succeed in looking like an amateur, or worse, coming across as phony. BE YOU.

Don’t panic if you recognize yourself in any of these UNimpressive behaviors. Make a promise to change starting now. You’ll be wowing audiences in no time. Better yet, you’ll be heard.

The Art of Negotiating Deals

Do we pass any single day without negotiating for something or the other, with someone or the other? No. Everyday we parley and bargain for things, big and small. Similarly, negotiating deals is almost an everyday affair for entrepreneurs too. The art of deal negotiation is a very old one and can be equally lucrative, if done properly. Contrary to common belief, far more is negotiable than entrepreneurs think; they just have to know how to do it and how not to. Mostly the ploy of the representative lawyers is to say that the deal presented is final, and to take it or leave it. However, this even after this it is possible to negotiate a deal further to suit one’s needs and demands.

Roger Fisher and William Ury in their book Getting to Yes define negotiation as a “back-and-forth communication designed to reach an agreement when you and the other side have some interests that are shared and others that are opposed.” It is but natural that in a deal negotiation, both parties would want to forward certain self-interests without compromising too much. Negotiating deals is not a process of quibbling over what each party wants or one where either side is a runaway winner. One cannot stubbornly stick to his ground without giving any breathing space to other players. Most likely such a deal will not come through, apart from the fact that it will be an unfair one even if it does.

A successful deal negotiation is one where both parties leave the table satisfied and believe that they have made the best of deal. In this, neither party wins or loses. Such deals are definitely possible to negotiate. Fisher and Ury focus on a method known as ‘principled negotiation’, a method developed at the Harvard Negotiation Project. ‘Principled negotiation’ asserts that the purpose of negotiations is “to decide issues on their merits rather than through a haggling process focused on what each side says it will and won’t do. It suggests that you look for mutual gains wherever possible, and that where your interests conflict, you should insist that the result be based on some fair standards independent of the will of either side.”

To this effect, the following points should be kept in mind while negotiating deals:

1. The people are separate from the problem.

2. Focus should be on interests, not positions.

3. Generating a variety of possibilities and options before deciding what to do is a good idea.

4. The result of negotiation should be based on some objective standard.

The idea is that neither side should be pushed on the defensive; both party would want to work with each other. During negotiations each side is sizing up the other. They will evaluate negotiating skills, intelligence and maturity demonstrated by each other. If the entrepreneur somehow gives an impression that shakes the confidence or trust of the investors, they will withdraw from the deal. Similarly, if the investors show arrogance, rigidity in seeing the entrepreneurs’ needs and points of view and deals with them in a high-handed manner, the entrepreneur will do well to opt out of the deal. The point is that if each side treats the other in which they would want to be treated, most likely each will be successful.