5 Presents for Men That Are Out of the Box

With Christmas fast approaching, the age-old question of what to get your man also looms on the horizon. For many, this thought is met with an element of dread. After all, you managed the creativity thing last year, but this year? You thought that last year was scraping the barrel of ideas.

Considering that Christmas is meant to be a joyful season, what can you do to take the stress out? Think outside the box a little. Mens gifts don’t have to be your typical present after all, especially if you’ve been doing this year after year, and though you’re stuck in a rut would dearly love to give a meaningful gift. Break outside of the box a little and think what else would cause his face to light up when he sees it underneath the Christmas tree.

1. Hobbies

Considering your man’s hobbies will help to gauge what genre of Christmas present will be appropriate. Trains, planes, reading, golf or other sports, woodworking, games, collections (coins, stamps, sports cards, etc), astronomy, painting; these can all play a part in considering what gift he’ll appreciate. Consider also what hobbies he would love to do if he had the time or resources. How could you make that happen for him? Make sure it’s something that he would love doing, not that you’re trying to push him into!

2. Activities

Just because we traditionally wrap a present and put it under the tree to be enjoyed on Christmas day doesn’t mean we have to follow these traditions. Some of the best presents for men involve creating memories with your man that last far beyond Christmas Day. If he’s into thrill sports, give him a coupon to go skydiving. If he’d prefer to do something with a friend, organize a day to go for a bike ride or hike together – go somewhere you wouldn’t normally go and pack some of his favourite treats! What other activities would he enjoy but wouldn’t spend the money on himself?

3. Classes/Instruction Books

Is there something he’s always wanted to try out but never had the opportunity? Consider enrolling him in a community class for a skill he’s always wanted to learn or buying an instruction book with practical, hands on activities (thinking particularly of woodworking, landscaping, mechanics, etc). Perhaps buy him some of the tools he’ll need to get him jump started.

4. Wholesome entertainment

If he’s a bit of a family man, consider giving him a gift that the whole family will enjoy. This will give him something tangible, but it will also create memories for everyone to enjoy. Table games, movies (whether on disk or going to the movies), or outdoor games/sports are always a big hit.

5. Gizmos and gadgets

Rather than finding a useful gift, go for something just plain fun and quirky! There are plenty of gadgets around. A Google search will bring up relevant sites that will give some crazy gifts that are great for a laugh. There are plenty of prank golf gifts, card tricks, and just quirky household things. Your Christmas party will have a laugh, as well as your man!

With these five ideas for presents for men, Christmas shopping should be much less dreaded and may indeed turn into an enjoyable experience. Keep his interests in mind, and have fun searching out the perfect gifts for him!

Arbonne Products – Arbonne Skincare

Arbonne products begin with premium botanical ingredients. The Arbonne product line helps to preserve and enhance the skin and body for an integrated approach to health and beauty.

Arbonne International is committed to development of products using premium botanical ingredients that are pure and free of harmful ingredients

The Arbonne products do not contain animal byproducts and are never tested on animals. The Arbonne personal care products do not contain: formaldehyde, benzene, petrolatum, phthalates, or toluene.

The Arbonne nutritional products do not contain animal byproducts, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, or artificial colors. They are also Vegan certified. In addition the nutritional line is cholesterol free and saturated fat-free and trans-fat-free.

The Arbonne product formulas are based upon objective, scientifically supported sources. Before bringing any product to the market they are tested to ensure their quality.

The Arbonne skin care line includes: RE9 Advanced, FC5, Arbonne Clear Advantage, Revelage, and Arbonne Intelligence. The benefits of this line of product include: anti-aging, brightening the skin, caring for sensitive skin and ache.

Arbonne’s skin care product Re9 contains nine anti-aging ingredients, including Vitamin C and Algae Extract. The percentage of active ingredients is moderate compare to other brands. Arbonne lists its ingredients clearly and describes the function of each ingredient on its website. It uses a large percentage of natural ingredients making it a good choice for individuals looking for a natural alternatives. With this product your skin will be well hydrated, healthy but do not expect significant changes in your wrinkles.

The Arbonne hair care line included: Pure Vibrance, Arbonne Scalp Revitalizer, and Sea Source Detox. This line of products includes shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids for every type of hair whether it be color treated, dry or damaged, or fine and limp.

Arbonne does not manufacture products instead they are manufactured for them by Levlad LLC. Arbonne then resells the products to Independent Arbonne Consultants and they in turn markup the products further and sell them to the consumer. Because of the price increases at each of these chains of distribution the Arbitron products tend to be more expensive than similar quality products at department stores.

While the Argonne skin care products are high in quality they are also high in price making it very difficult to keep customers buying long-term. And because it’s difficult to keep retail customers buying on an on-going basis it in turn is difficult to keep Consultants in an organization because most never make a consistent profit.

The Four Most Influential Webinar Presentation Strategies

If you are thinking about holding a webinar to promote a product or service, there are four types of presentation models that you can use. All of these types of webinars are effective in their own way. Below, I will give an overview of these four models.

In webinar strategy number one, you promote your product to potential buyers by holding a free webinar. The webinar should be informative and is mostly good quality content that is useful to them with a small portion of sales at the end. You can sell either a product or service with this type of webinar. The main point of this type of webinar is that you tell your viewers what to do in regards to your topic and then you sell them your services or your product that will help them accomplish that goal more easily, saving them valuable time and money.

The second webinar strategy focuses on promoting a service. This model is best used in a more complicated sale. Your free webinar will be more educational in nature and will teach people how to do something that they want or need to learn. Towards the end of the webinar, you offer your services to help them with that task. Many people would prefer to hire someone to do something for them if that something requires a lot of time or is very complicated and they have a high degree of uncertainty.

Webinar strategy number three consists of holding a free webinar in order to promote a webinar class. In this model you essentially hold a teaser with your first webinar. You hold a free webinar with some great information about your topic, but only enough to convince your viewers that they want more of what you have to offer. Then you can sell them access to your online webinar class with all of the details of what you are talking about.

The fourth webinar strategy is to offer a free webinar as part of a rolling launch for a product. Basically, in this model you present the same webinar content to multiple groups of people. You are, in essence, continuing to launch your product over and over again to different people, but holding a free webinar.

These are the four models of webinars. Each of them has their own merits in your business and I have used all of them with much success in my own internet marketing business. I will go into a more in-depth discussion of each of these four webinar strategies in subsequent articles.