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A Focus on Quality Series: Ayurveda Product Review

May 20 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

This is a product review of The Ayurveda Experience. Humans are made of air, space, fire, water, earth and the soul and Ayurveda helps teach about the Science of Life. Here is my product review.

The Ayurveda Experience is excellent and brings awareness of the concept of The Science of Life. Take a 3 minute test to learn more about Ayurveda. My first impressions of this product were good. I remember it was Independence Day last year when I first saw this product online. Here are my impressions and reviews of this e-commerce product.

The product has three different package options.

1. A silver package which is a download product.
2. A gold package.
3. A platinum package which is the download package plus the DVD and book series.

The platinum package is the best. It includes several DVD and books. It also includes the companion Perfect Balance Diet Cookbook. This package also includes the download books. The download series includes many videos and special features.

The platinum package arrived in the mail in less than a week. The product came in a beautiful paper bookcase. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast it arrived and was happy with the product. I felt better about myself and happier too. I rated the Platinum package 5 of 5 stars. I would suggest this package to anyone as a best value.

The download package includes membership to The Ayurveda Experience website. I received my log in information via email and I am still a member more than a year later. I often revert back to the website for reference and to watch the videos. The videos online teach lifestyle, mediation and that our actions solely depend on ourselves. I believe this concept.

The first video I watched teachings about the Dosha: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

I watched the first video and it was beautiful, motivational and captivating. The video calmed me, and I felt better about myself after watching the video. Honestly, the video had a healing effect on me, and I became happy when I watched the video.

The product I describe as a self-help and motivational book and DVD series taught by a relationship and lifestyle expert. It is an excellent product and includes further meditations and lifestyle topics.

The email add-on products are available after becoming a member. I received many many welcome emails each day about companion products to The Ayurveda Experience. It is good to remember that the product is a membership and is like belonging to a group or a club and is quite fun.

Overall, The Ayurveda Experience is a five star product in my opinion. I rate it as excellent. I rate this product as superior as a lifestyle membership product. Thank you for reading my product review.

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Negotiation Skills Training

May 20 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The importance of negotiation skills training is talked about all the time. But is it really that important? There are at least two ways to get good at improving your negotiation skills without visiting a negotiation seminar.

Negotiation Books

Books about negotiation can be a real treasure chest when it comes to negotiation skills. The authors have often spend considerable amounts of time not just assembling a collection of the most powerful ways negotiation methods, but also have invested a lot of effort into presenting them in the most effective way possible.

Online Courses

Online courses can contain interactive multimedia training, quizzes and so on. What’s more, they are often created by professional coursework designers and utilize accelerated learning techniques. This is important because you will get both an intellectual, logical understanding of methods, and at the same time it will be a lot easier for you to integrate these behaviors into your everyday communications and make it your second nature.

The biggest advantage of actually going to a negotiation skills training workshop is that you get to interact with real people and can practice your newly acquired negotiation techniques with somebody that can give you instant feedback. But quiet honestly, the best way to get this kind of experience is to negotiate in the real world – there are countless opportunities everywhere you go.

It is not advisable to try a new negotiation tactic on a major business deal for the first time, but simply start applying this negotiation tactic in situations where the outcome is not that important. You could just go into an electronics store and negotiate about the price of a plasma TV, or a car dealership and bargain about the price. These are the best training environments, because you’ll get real-life experience from people who are professional negotiators.

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Success Negotiating – 3 Strategies to Stop Negotiating and Start ProGOtiating!

May 20 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Do you ever feel as though you have to put on your armor when you’re negotiating with a prospect or client? Have you ever wished you could find a way to negotiate that was strong and firm — yet creative and consultative at the same time? Would you like to be able to state what you want…and still be seen as a partner? If so, read on.

The negotiation phase really can be a time to build a relationship and speak honestly and directly with the other party. Even if with a one-time negotiation, you don’t need to use tricky “lines” or similar tricks to get what you want. Most people are willing to be flexible during negotiations. if they believe the other party perceives them as knowledgeable, honest and able to make a deal.

Here are three key strategies to keep in mind when negotiating.

1. Have a game plan or strategy.

Your game plan or strategy is a starting point — a brief outline of what you would like to accomplish and how. It is not a rigid rulebook to be appealed to throughout the negotiation, no matter what. You are working with another human being, someone who doesn’t appreciate being “backed into a corner” any more than you would. Set a strategy, with clear goals and possible tactics, but be willing to revise it as circumstances and your most important interests warrant.

2. Begin with the right mindset. Most people go into negotiations thinking one of two things:

  • “I have to win at all cost. I don’t want to look stupid. I have done my homework and, by gosh, I know what X, Y, and Z cost. I am not going to be taken advantage of!” “Please, please, just be reasonable and give me X, Y, and Z without a hassle. I really don’t want to fight with you over this.”
  • Do you see any problem with these approaches? Each one has faith in you but not the other party. That belief immediately makes negotiation difficult. If you believe the other party will try to take advantage of you, then you lose your biggest edge – the perception that the other person will do anything they can do to help you. That’s the mindset you have to start with. Believe me, people can tell whether you believe in the best or worst of them. They will try to live up to either expectation.

3. Know what kind of person you’re dealing with. This is the biggie, and it’s the subject I will spend the most time on here.

Most people make the mistake of assuming there is a single list of “tough negotiating tactics” that works with everyone. When I first started negotiating multi-million dollar deals, I really felt I had to have all these “hardball tactics” in place. I practiced saying, “Is that the best you can do?” in a mirror with a serious face. Hardball was my style. I liked to negotiate fast and I liked to win!

But there was something missing. I noticed that every time I went to negotiate, I had to roll up my sleeves and out-think my opponent again. The process got combative, it just plain wasn’t fun, and I don’t believe I always got the best deal I could. I was leaving out the human equation — what makes different people tick.

What I am about to share with you works whether you love to negotiate or you hate it with a passion. It works whether you know whom you are negotiating with ahead of time or you are surprised on the spot. It often results in your leaving the table with more than you came to ask for! (That’s what my clients have told me, and it’s also my personal experience.) The challenge is that what you’re about to learn does require practice and thought to execute well.

Ask yourself, what is the communication style of the other person and how does that affect how she or he negotiates?

Not every person negotiates from the same point of view. Each person has a different stake in a negotiation and you need to know what concerns the other party the most. You also need to know what your own style is. Most people negotiate in the style they are most comfortable with and they try to bring the other party around to their way of thinking.

This doesn’t work, for reasons that will become clear to you shortly.

Let’s briefly run through the four main negotiating styles. (A word of caution–use all the following information as a guideline – not as absolute truths about people. You don’t want to box others in or simplify things too much.)

Connecters are down-to-earth, warm, friendly and caring. Connectors are people-oriented; they want you to like them. They usually have very open body language, are congenial, have a nicely decorated office with family photos and plants, and are neatly dressed and friendly. They will usually focus directly on you during the negotiation.

To interact effectively with Connectors, be open, honest and start with some small talk. Get to know them as people.

Networkers desire fun, excitement, and applause. They like to win arguments. They like the big picture, and they are usually not good at details. Their office will be decorated with pictures of trips, fun events and family. They will be congenial and friendly and may spend 70% of the negotiation focusing on small talk. Over the phone, they will be chatty and make you feel connected right away. They will often jump from topic to topic in their conversation with you.

To interact effectively with Networkers, show them how this negotiation will benefit them and their company. Even when you are asking them to make tough decisions, point out why it is better to make this difficult decision now than to wait.

Producers are direct, to the point, goal-oriented and frequently in a hurry. This is probably the best known — and most feared — style for negotiation. They think fast, move fast and talk fast. Over the phone, they will be abrupt and cut to the chase. They may interrupt you. Their office is usually neat with several strong stamps of personality -golf trophies, work trophies, elegant pictures or statues.

The good news is you do not need to be mincemeat to succeed with Producers. They are usually not out to eat you up, but they are out to get a good deal. Realize that this is the one personality style that will not usually take the first deal offered. So offer a good deal, but be prepared to make small concessions.

Analyzers tend to be straightforward. They desire accuracy and want the details first…then the big picture. They generally don’t like a lot of chitchat. They want to get to the meat of the discussion right away. Their office is likely to be bereft of any personal touches, but it will probably feature stacks of data and information.

If you try to “strong-arm” an Analyzer during a negotiation, you will lose. Remember accuracy is vitally important to this person. They want facts, figures and yes, it does matter if you need fifty widgets rather than fifty-two. Come armed with as much factual information as possible.

Putting it all together:

Once you start noticing and looking for the personality styles, you will be able to spot them easily. And once you stop worrying about you and focusing on what the other person is trying to do, negotiations become less about winning and more about connecting.

The bottom line: Make sure you add value to the other person. This is why it is so important to be able to read the other person’s personality style and speak from his or her perspective. If you ignore someone’s hot button or try to pull him or her over to your style of communication, you will lose the negotiation. Have a game plan, be flexible with it, read the other person effectively, and add value by speaking from the other person’s perspective. If you do this, you will find that negotiations are really “brainstorming sessions” not battle sessions.

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Smart Marketing For Inventors Chapter 2 – Turning Your Invention Into A Marketable Product

May 19 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

There are many smart inventors who come up with unique products which solve problems which were in need of being solved, which make life easier, and which save people’s lives. Yet many of these inventors do not have engineering degrees, are not designers, and many have no design experience at all. They typically do not have any marketing experience as well. As such, they do not realize the fact that their rough prototype of their invention will not succeed as a marketable product. This might be because of a number of factors such as:

1. the product based on the invention (hereinafter referred to as the product) does not meet a specific customer need;

2. the product does not aesthetically appeal to the customer;

3. the product is not designed to withstand the use and abuse to which customers will subject the product; and

4. the product is not properly packaged, advertised, and promoted to appeal to the customer.

Regarding factor 1, that the product does not meet a specific customer need, it should be remembered that the bottom line to any potential customer is whether the product fulfills an actual need of the customer, which need the customer may or may not realize they have. If the need is one the potential customer does not know he or she has, the marketing effort will need to include educating the potential customer as to the need and how the product meets that need. Needs of the potential customer include making their life more enjoyable, easier, etc.

Regarding factor 2, that the product does not aesthetically appeal to the customer, it should be remembered that the first thing a potential customer likely perceives is the overall look of the product. If the product has a look which appeals to the potential customer, they are more likely to further investigate the product to see what it is and how it works. Aesthetic appeal includes the overall lines of the product, that is, does the product have curved surfaces or angular surfaces, are the colors of the product appealing, is the product ergonomically designed to fit the human body, etc. Curved lines might be appropriate for certain products such as lounge chairs and kitchen mixers to give a modern, ergonomic look, whereas angular lines might be more appropriate for other products, such as hand tools such as chisels and axes.

Regarding factor 3, that the product is not designed to withstand the use and abuse to which customers will subject the product, it should be remembered that customers will use the product for uses which the inventor intended as well as uses which the inventor did not intend, nor even foresee such use. For example, a screw driver might be used as a chisel which is struck by a hammer. Care must be taken to make the product robust enough to withstand foreseeable unintended uses and to warn the customer of foreseeable hazardous uses such as by applying a warning sticker to the product and a warning on the packaging and on the instructional materials. Questions in this regard should be directed towards a lawyer specializing in the legal field of Products Liability, such as in most larger city yellow pages phonebook.

Finally, regarding factor 4, that the product is not properly packaged, advertised, and promoted to appeal to the customer, it should be remembered that the packaging of the product is part of the overall first impression the potential customer has of your product, and in the case of products which are not visible from within the packaging, are the only item of first impression to the potential customer. Therefore, a well thought out and designed packaging and advertising materials is essential to the success of many products. It should be clear from a not-so-lengthy viewing of these items what the product does for the potential customer. Remember, you typically only have from fractions of a second to several seconds to capture the potential customer’s attention and interest in your product. There are advertising and packaging design specialists in the yellow pages phone book of most larger cities which can be consulted for a fee, and many books on advertising at your local bookstore, library, and on the internet.

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Consumer Product Reviews – Review Sites

May 18 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

When looking for a new product online, consumer product reviews help. Product review sites are plentiful and so are writers. Consumers usually search around to read other people’s opinions and experiences about the product. A consumer product review is anything that describes the product or service focusing on the features and other beneficial characteristics of the product depending on the needs of the target consumer. Consumer product reviews help people obtain the right facts or information regarding the product or services presented according to target consumers’ requirements.

The internet is a good platform for selling your product effectively or making eye-catching consumer product reviews or articles. This practically starts by generating good reviews from varied websites. This would mean giving more time and effort doing research about the product as well as beyond what is needed to produce very high quality review. The process may seem easy but it actually is difficult if you do not have any search engine optimization knowledge and writing skills. Below are some tips to write a consumer product review:

• You must possess good copy writing skills
• Organize your reviews well
• Give straightforward information
• Be imaginative or add some light comments to your writing
• Lastly, check on integrity of your review by analyzing facts.

Being creative in expressing thoughts and having good grammatical skills are the most essential characteristics of a writer who is out to writing an impressive attention catching consumer product review. In consumer reviews, the author needs to show authority and knowledge about the topic or the product or service being reviewed. This means that a writer trying to create a very effective consumer review need to spend precious time understanding the whole thing about consumer reviews and the product as well. Who would want to read something that is vague and shallow in presenting the thoughts and flow of ideas? With all the grammatical errors and misspelled vocabulary, it is a reader’s nightmare. Next, it is shrewd to put in order the content of your review well. Make sure that you understand the expectations of your readers’ and what they want to read. It would be nice to write articles or content that is very reader specific. It is the coherence and consistency of the idea that actually counts for the readers.

Always keep in mind that the reviews you are writing are not for you, but to assist people visiting your review page looking out for more information about the product before buying. So, make sure when you use pen and paper to write reviews in such a way that you envision yourself in the minds and shoes of your reader. You need to be thoughtful, creative, flexible, and tolerant. You need to establish credibility and authority in your selected niche by writing straightforward constructive critical analysis based on facts about the product you are trying to review.

Today, marketing a product online is as easy as just one click away due to the existence of consumer product review sites. This is one good way to promote and advertise your product or services anywhere. Advertising your product or services through consumer product reviews may have a positive effect on people visiting your e-commerce. However, this largely depends on how you wrote your content. Sometimes, the contents would automatically reflect selling and advertising schemes. Visitors reading the content would know by common sense that they are trying to sell the product. However, if the consumer product review sounds like a testimonial or the feedback comes from a friend, then you would more likely buy the product. The idea behind consumer product review sites is to give customer an impartial and honest view about the product or service that they are interested in. The most common mistake among writers is when they try reviewing each and every single product they can find before launching the site. If you have a glance or reviewed a few products then there’s no reason why you can’t unleash your site and start driving potential traffic and get listed among the top sites in SEO. It is critical that you know what works for your target market to keep things going great as you would want them.

Most websites that are writing consumer product reviews are often associated with e-stores and other affiliate products from fashion stores or e-commerce sites. It would be easier to make an informed decision based on your readings and buy the product right from the website itself. Sometimes, looking for a specific product on a particular website could be a time consuming confusing task. We are bombarded with series of prices, various product designs, and different models and colors. These things could make a visitor confused and undecided unless they could read a consumer product review that will tell them transparently about the benefits and special features of the product that would help them make an informed decision. A blog could powerfully support your marketing scheme on your consumer product review site. After you have created a consumer review, you can post it on your website or blog. This allows search engines to index your consumer review and your website. Oftentimes, webmasters offer RSS feed on their websites so readers can read the reviews from their email inboxes. RSS feed will give you more internet exposure. If a reader likes your content and subscribe to your RSS feed or much better, post the content to a personal website, then you gather more backlinks and traffic. This exposure will help you appear at the SEO high page rankings.

The process of writing consumer product reviews is like exploring the huge information on the internet and optimizing your website by selecting a particular interesting product for a review. Search engine optimized consumer product reviews create a center of attention for the network traffic. A good consumer review will bring you good traffic if you optimized individual posts page tags and page headers. Product review with consumer testimonial is a very promising way to advertise your product because search engine would love honest transparent reviews and consumers would love to read more facts about the product from the users themselves. Writing consumer product reviews is one of the best approaches in search engine optimization. The technique is just to write what you see, what you experienced, and how you perceive the product. Readers would love transparent outspoken consumer reviews. You get to leverage from consumer reviews in promoting your product and get ahead with global competition for branding and recognition of your product or services.

The context of bringing facts together requires detailed research about the product and reading what other writers say about the product. Although this requires hard work, you would be able to present those facts in consumer review writing. Genuine and straightforward consumer product reviews are results of hard work and comprehensive research. Product reviews work to assist customers to find trustworthy information and at the same time help e-entrepreneurs generate a sale from their product reviews. The creative writer should understand what particular feature to emphasize when writing product reviews. This means knowing what the consumers are really looking to hear or listen from consumer reviews.

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