Take Teaching and Presentations to the Next Level With an IWB

All of this describes some of the potential uses for an interactive whiteboard, or IWB as they are commonly known as. This relatively new technology has been rapidly spreading across the globe over the last few years. More and more people continue to see how effective they are in a wide range of situations, and they are extremely exciting to work with. In fact, the potential range of uses for them is nearly endless and they can be tailored to work in nearly any situation.

One of the primary uses for interactive whiteboards is their role in the classroom. Teachers can base all or a piece of their lesson plan around these tools. Students will be able to see played out demonstrations on a large scale, you’ll be able to easily access any kind of information, solutions to problem and more. Best of all you can deploy interactive features, activities, problem solving situations and more. Now students really can learn by doing, and it’s a fun and creative environment that makes it easy for new information to be taught.

Another great use for these powerful tools is to bring them out of the classroom and into the boardroom. The next time you’re in a meeting, imagine if everybody could brainstorm new ideas together. Imagine if all of your notes can be instantly saved in an electronic version, and imagine if you could constantly switch back and forth between new and old material. You and your employees will have a very dynamic tool on your hands that can make any business problem a sync to solve, and any business meeting that much more easy to work through and enjoy.

Now imagine you have to give a presentation, perhaps at a big conference, or maybe as a private sales meeting with a potential client. A PowerPoint presentation is limited to display things in a linear order of what you created. But with an interactive whiteboard tool you can easily pop up imagines, facts, statistics and demonstrations, you can create as you go, move back and forth between different material and more. Any presentation will be a winner when use you a whiteboard.

As you can see, there is a huge range of potential uses for an IWB. Whether you are a teacher that wants to create and utilise fun, feature-rich and engaging lessons and activities, you’re a businessman looking to take that corporate meeting to the next level or make a grand presentation at a conference or anything else, these are tools that have endless potential and can make you more efficient and effective.

How to Select the Right Rollup Banner Stand to Have a Successful Presentation

A rollup banner stand is an excellent alternative for companies or organizations who want the freedom to have banners without having to install permanent framework to have them. These portable stands are designed for virtually any environment and can withstand a great deal of damage. However, it is important that you take the time to select the right stand and banner for your needs. Having a good quality stand is only the first step in having a successful presentation. Matching your stands with high quality banners is necessary if you want to ensure that your presentation is as effective as you would like. There are a few things that you will want to keep in mind when you are matching your stands and your banners.

First, a rollup banner stand is designed for flexible banners. Banners that have stiff borders or frames will not function with this style of stand. These stands are designed for travelling and presentations. In order to achieve this goal, the banners need to be able to roll up without damaging the frame of the banner. If you have banners already, ensure that they are crafted of flexible materials. This will ensure that your banners look as good as you want them to. In addition to this, you need to make certain that the banners are crafted of water resistant materials. Even if you attend indoor events, humidity can cause damage to your banners. This can be avoided by investing in higher quality banners. It is also important that you take the time to properly dry your stands and your banners before you store them. This will prevent moisture from being in the carry cases and damaging both the stand and the banner. Before and after every use, you should check your banners and stands for any signs of damage. If you notice any mould or mildew build-up on your stands and banners, clean them thoroughly. This is a sign that you stored them while they were wet.

When you order your rollup banner stand, you will want to make certain that you have suitable banners for the stands. Banners are only suitable if they match your stand in size. All dimensions must match in order for your banner to have the proper tension on the stand. If the banner is too large, it will billow and not look professional. If it is too small, the banner will stretch and potentially tear. In some cases, the banner will not fit at all. It is often suggested that when you purchase a new type of stand, you also purchase a new set of banners to accompany the stand. This will ensure that you have the right banners when you are setting up for your exhibit.

Your new rollup banner stand can be an extremely flexible part of your business. You can purchase a pair of banners for use with one stand, allowing your stand to display on both sides. Alternatively, you can line your stands up in a row to form walls. You are often limited only by your imagination when you are making use of stands at exhibits and presentations. Take your time and consider all aspects so you purchase all of the stands and materials you need from the start.

Are You Fully Present?

This weekend I was reading the book awaken the genie within by Linda Salzar. Her book is really clear in regards to how we can learn to slow down and tap into our inner wisdom, improve our relationships and connect spiritually at a deeper level. These are topics I’m very passionate about sharing with my audience as well. She talks about recognizing how we operate in conversations with other people and being fully aware of these dynamics in the moment. Are you really present in the moment listening and absorbing what people are saying or are you just waiting for your turn to talk or defend yourself if you’re getting feedback? Or are you so preoccupied you’re simply missing moments with people in your life?

Before I ever started to officially explore these concepts in my own life, I knew this was something I needed to resolve with one of my best friends. I remember in our 20s, my friend was struggling more and more with being present in the current moment. I would come to town and we would talk about when we were going to meet and what we were going to do, we’d set the time and I looked forward to it. I could always sense she was distracted and not really present during our time together. I remember after noticing it on several occasions I finally said to her, “you’re not with me anymore, what’s going on”.

She wasn’t defensive at all and almost appeared relieved to not have to put up the fa├žade anymore. She simply said “you’re right I’m distracted” and she started to come alive. She began to talk more authentically and deep about her personal struggles in her marriage and her life trying to please everyone. She said “I’m tired”. I supported her and we had one of the best conversations we had had in a long time. She discussed with me how she wanted to be more engaged but didn’t know how given the significant overwhelm she was experiencing. We looked at her schedule and eliminated the “shoulds” for the time being and agreed she wouldn’t spend time with people or do things for people unless she wanted to. Since our discussion that day our relationship has been amazing. She has never been more present and engaged in our relationship and I would assume it’s that way with everyone else she is connected with as well. She mentioned to me had I not brought it to her attention she may not have gone out of her way to fix it and likely would have continued to ruminate in her head. Sometimes our head is a scary place to hang out!

Work on being in the moment every chance you get, and communicate your feelings to those in your life in the moment rather than hanging on to whatever it is you may be hanging on to. It may be your very opportunity to get closer. Lastly, don’t do things out of obligation it will rob you of your spirit and energy. Life is short, have a blast and speak up!

Boots Make a Great Graduation Present

With June right around the corner and with June rolls around that means graduations. Four years of hard work from a high school or college grad deserves some kind of gift but the question is what do you get them? If you have someone that is about to graduate why don’t you get them a nice pair of cowboy boots?

Boots are a great present for graduations because it gives the person something they can use and wear. Why would you want to give a present that will just sit on their desk like a pen set or a business card holder? A pair of cowboy boots says, “Get out there and kick some butt in your new boots!” Nocona even makes a college boot! Nothing says happy graduation more than a pair of boots from your alma mater.

Two pairs that I would recommend as a great graduation present are the Tony Lama full quill ostrich and the Ariat Latigo boots. These are two great pairs of boots and because they are made by quality manufacturers you know they will last you a lifetime. Boots make a great gift for men because a man will want to get some use out of his present and boots are something that you may only wear on certain occasions but you may wear them every day.

Two pairs that I would recommend for ladies are the Justin Bent Rail and the Durango Eastwood boots. Both of these boots are crafted from high quality leathers and are also available at a very reasonable price. Ladies boots typically have a little more of a fashionable quality to them and can be worn for several occasions.

When selecting a pair of boots as a gift, be sure to choose a style that fits the personality of the person. It is better to go with a plainer, more subdued style over a more colorful and unique design when you are not sure. Indeed, cowboy boots do give you the opportunity to showcase some personality but just make sure you can pull it off!

Older posts »