Top 2010 Christmas Holiday Present Gift Ideas for Men: Fishing/Fishermen Edition

Looking for gift ideas for guys? This is the fishing edition of our Top 10 Presents ideas for Men. If you have a fishermen in your family the below items make great gifts that all fishermen should enjoy!

The holidays are around the corner and holiday gift shopping is starting to pick up. In this Holiday gifts for men series we will compile a list of the top 10 gifts for men in the following categories: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, and Knives. These guides will help you in answering the question of what to get the guy who has everything.

  • Humminbird Piranhamax 180 Fishfinder $149.99

Does your fisherman have a boat? The PiranhaMAX 180 features a high resolution 8 level grayscale so seeing those fish is easy and sharp. No boat, try the Humminbird Smartcast Watch.

  • Okuma Fishing Rod Rack $29.99

Keep things clean around the house and garage with this rod rack. Stores and protects up to 16 rods stopping unwanted damage.

  • Power Pro Micro Filament Line: From $14.99

Every fisher runs out of line at one point or another. Power Pro line is available in multiple strengthens and colors so finding the right fishing line is easy.

  • Master Telescopic Travel Fishing Rod $22.99

Now you can get a quick fishing break in no matter where you are with this travel rod. Collapses down to a small packable size so you can take it anywhere you want. Let the fishing stories being!

  • Cyclone Foam Handle Pliers $4.95

These foam handled pliers work great for getting hooks out and the foam handle makes them comfortable and easy to grip. Makes a great stocking stuffer.

  • Plano Custom Divider System Stowaway $8.99

With all that new gear they’ll be getting a storage container keeps their tackle organized and easy to find. Grab one or more and the possibilities are endless.

  • Bandit Series Fishing Lures $4.99

These lures work great for all kinds of fish. Offered in many different styles and colors so you can get the one or two he wants.

Keep all his fishing gear in one easy to carry spot with this tackle system. With a padded shoulder strap and oversized zippers the only problem you’ll have is trying to fill it up.

  • Pflueger President 6720 Spin Reel $49.99

This ultralight reel is great for fishing trips to the stream or local pond. With a super smooth action he’ll be able to reel in the big one with ease!

  • Ka-Bar Fillet Knife 9 In. $24.99

How To Ask For A Pay Raise: The Pschology Behind The Negotiating Strategy

Let me explain some of the psychology behind the negotiating strategy I have described in this series of tips. The reason you try to get your employer to make the first offer is to see where the firm stands and to determine how far off they are from your goal. It gives you more control, and knowledge is power. Sometimes a boss will give a very reasonable first offer and you can avoid the hassle of going back and forth. (Nonetheless, it is always best to avoid immediately accepting an offer. Ask to go home and think it over. It is always tough to think through all your options while in the hot seat.) In most cases, however, your boss’s first offer will not be reasonable, and you will need to start the negotiating process by asking for an unrealistically high amount. By doing so, you give yourself breathing room to come down.

If instead you were to immediately ask for the exact salary you wanted, your boss would, in all likelihood, chop you down from there as part of his negotiating strategy. Ask for more than you think is reasonable in order to negotiate down to a more realistic level. Of course, if you start off with an absolutely ridiculous number, you will lose credibility. You reduce this risk by having your boss make the first offer. As I mentioned earlier, you want to offer an uncomfortable high number. There is an art to choosing the number. Picking an uncomfortably high number for both you and your boss is recommended. But, that is different from a totally ridiculous number. Now here is some more of the art part to negotiating. If your added value is such that your salary should be 5 times what it is now then go for it, because you can justify it. If we work together this is something that I help you determine.

All negotiations do not proceed like the example in these tips. There are endless numbers of variables, choices, and alternatives attached to each. With each twist, turn and decision that arises, the process becomes more difficult and it becomes easier to make mistakes. As I mentioned in a previous tip, there is an art and science to negotiating. The reason that I know how to respond during negotiations is that I’ve been part of them hundreds of times. Art and math co-mingle in negotiations. Negotiation is not all numbers, it is strategy too.

What I have learned from the hundreds of successful salary increases I have negotiated is that while each situation is unique, the principles and guidelines of negotiation remain pretty much the same. For example, in a negotiation, both sides must be willing to compromise. Is that always the case? No. Sometimes one party is obstinate and won’t budge. That tells you a lot about the other side. Which means then you can navigate your career down a different path.

You can win under almost any circumstance. Yes, you can win even if it appears that you lost. If you don’t get a raise you may have learned something that you are not doing at work and decide to work on improving that. Or, you learned to get the heck out and find a better job and boss. Remember that you need to support your career and not be held back by anyone job.

When you give something up, make sure you get something in return. And, if both parties are unwilling to compromise, a stalemate will develop. In that case, you will have to decide whether to stay where you are, working for an inadequate salary, or look for a higher paying position outside your firm. If you add value, solve problems, help others, then you’ll never starve. Companies want people like that. Wouldn’t you if you owned a company?

The heart of these processes is all the nuances that pop up along the way. You are dealing with another human and therefore you can never know what you can expect. Humans are not machines. Each person can react differently to the same stimuli. Therefore, you need to know how to adjust your presentation with what transpires in the negotiation meeting. This again is a large reason why many of you will want to be coached by someone skilled in pay raise negotiations like myself. I help you navigate all the nuances that come up in the actual negotiation process.

How to Effectively Train the Presentation Skills?

Many of us are anxious before going to make a presentation. Sometimes we feel that we do not have enough time left to prepare ourselves. And sometimes, we fail to find out from where to start a presentation. Once we overcome these problems, we can gain both confidence and success in a professional life. A good presentation will open doors of corporate and personal success. Providing variety of information, reporting data and conveying idea, are motives of a presentation. The human element in a presentation renders a personality to the presentation apart from giving figures and facts that are life-less.

Speaking skills and presentation skills go hand in hand. So, practicing presentation skills includes practicing speaking skills. Here are few things which one must take care while practicing presentation skills: gestures, postures, voice modulation, eye contact with the audience and delivery. These can be seen in a mirror while practicing the presentation. Apart from improving the presentation and speaking skills, one also must have the knowledge of what works best.

One of the most important aspects of an effective presentation is the incorporation of sufficient number of pictures and visuals. It has been scientifically proved that people understand and take in better information from visual aids than verbal presentations. Human eyes capture information very quickly. Hence, young children prefer picture books to reading textbooks. One must use attractive and informative pictures in his presentations for better understanding and more acceptable in the audience. Charts and colored graphs are the best for this purpose.

After all, it is a well established fact that practice makes man perfect. The more one practices, the more the number of ways he will find out to deliver the Presentation skills training in a better way. One can rehearse in front of his friends or family members. One can also record the practices to find out any fault and correct them. This is one of the best way to self rectify the flaws in a presentation.

To make the presentation more effective, one has to carefully look at the audience and make out the receptivity. This is also called as active listening. While looking at the audience, one can make out the interesting parts of the presentation. Some different gestures from the audience will promptly ask you for further vivid explanation of a point which seemed to be difficult for the audience to understand. Studying the audience reaction needs training which will teach one to interpret others body language?