New Dad Gifts – Present Ideas For a New Dad

So you just heard the news that your friends or colleague just became a new dad and now you are now wondering what new dad gifts is perfect on their happiest day? You’re browsing around the mall looking for the perfect gift and after hours you just can’t decide what to give. Don’t fret, I’m here to help you guys to decide on what gift is the best for them. So basically, I would categorize what kind of father he is and then look for something within that category that would benefit him most. So I break them into a few ‘Father’ categories as follow:

Techy & Gadget Dads

iPhone 4 or 5 or 6 (depending on what year did you stumble upon this post.

iPad - Great device for him to play around with his kids.

GPS Device – For him to put into his car.

DSLR Digital camera – (Recommended) For them to capture the best moments of their newly born child. DSLR nowadays even have a High Definition video recording capability which is very good as it will eliminate the need to get a separate video camera.

Blu-Ray Player – For him to watch his favorite movies and also maybe some cartoons during his bonding time with his child.

Music Loving Dads

iPod - For him to store his favourite musics.

Guitar - For him to entertain himself and also his newborn.

Noise Canceling Headphones – For him to listen to his favorite tunes without any disturbance.

Amazon MP3 Gift Cards – For him to buy his favorite tunes.

Outdoor Lover Dads

Inflatable Boats – Great new dad gifts for dads who loves to go for fishing trips.

Fishing Rods – Duh! for catching fish.

Hiking Boots – For dad who loves to hike.

Portable Camping Tent – Family camping trip anyone?

GPS for Outdoor – For him to navigate in the outdoors.

Swiss Army Knife – Multi-function knives that will come handy at dire needs.

Sporty Dads

Scuba Diving Gear (If he loves to scuba.)

Golf Sets – Balls, Drivers, Irons, Putters? In addition to his current set.

Sport Shoes – Jogging/basketball/soccer.

Sport Attire set - Tops and bottoms.

His favourite sports team jersey – Manchester United/Rockets/Dolphins.

On the go toiletries set – For cleaning up after sport sessions.

Metrosexual Dads

Money Clip – great new dad gifts for those who like to avoid bulky pocket lines.

Cufflinks - Exclusive feeling accompanied by tailored shirt.

Custom-tailored Shirt – Added custom style with a perfect fit!

Spa gift certificate – Relaxations and stress release for dad after a long day.

Facial gift certificate – Who says facial is only for ladies only? Men also wants to look good!

Shoe Polishing Kit – Equipment and products he’ll need to buff his kicks to a high polish shine.

I hope that you now have a general idea on what would be the best presents for your new dad. There are tons of new dad gifts ideas out there but make sure they really suits your new dad’s interest for him to make the most of it! Happy Hunting!

Tips For Making Effective Presentations

Most executives at some point in their careers will have to make a PowerPoint presentation. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I’ve had the opportunity to see numerous presentations both good and bad in addition to the many that I’ve done myself. Based on these experiences, I recommend the following for anyone interested in public speaking:

Know your audience prior to giving your talk. People coming to hear presentations want to know what value will this talk provide them. Understanding your group will help accomplish this task. Provide examples or cases relevant to your audience to make the topics easier for your listeners to grasp.

Visit the room before the event. Knowing the environment builds confidence. Visiting the room before the talk also helps prevent problems related to technology malfunctions, etc.

Smile during the talk. See a nice smile and you’ll see people become engaged. It’s inviting, yet many people seem to have trouble smiling when getting in front of groups.

Use eye contact and avoid reading off of your PowerPoint slides. Eye contact makes people feel like you’re speaking directly with them and engages the audience. Start with the left side of the room, make eye contact for a few seconds, then move your eyes to the middle of the room, repeat the process, and then work the right side of the room. Do this throughout the presentation.

Speak slowly and clearly. Prior to speaking, practice in front of a mirror and tape yourself to hear how you’re coming across. Have others critique you in a dress rehearsal presentation to make sure you’re coming across the way you want. Get a good grade in front of your peers and you’re on your way to a successful presentation when it’s time to go live.

Provide an agenda. People like getting an overview before getting into the details and providing an agenda accomplishes this. It is like serving an appetizer before the main course.

Keep to your allotted time. It is rude to go over or under your scheduled time. If you’re supposed to present for 90 minutes, keep it to 90 minutes.

Use graphics to enhance your slides. Pictures, slides, and charts can all be effective tools to get your points across. Make sure you cite your sources properly. Tools including Flickr and Slideshare can be helpful. Both sites allow free access to pictures and power point slides used by others provided you credit the source.

Another effective tool that can be used to enhance presentations is humor. Making people laugh eases anxiety for speakers and listeners. Video and music are also effective tools that can be used to engage your group as is asking questions to promote discussion and dialog among the attendees.

Healing the Present by Understanding the Past

How does your past effect your present? When you gain an understanding that you have lived before, it can provide valuable insight into some events, happenings and occurrences in your life today. Let’s say that you always choose the wrong person to be in a relationship with. In the beginning you may be attracted to a certain type, let’s just call this type the “bad boy” type. You know going into the relationship that it will not last, however, you are very much drawn to this type of male. Eventually, the relationship turn sour or possibly even abusive and you wonder why. You ask yourself, why do you always pick this same type of person over and over again.

This is more commonly known as a karmic pattern. These patterns occur when a traumatic event occurred in a previous life and the trauma was left unhealed. Healing needs to occur in the same lifetime for which it happened. If not, then you will continue to experience the same event, somewhat similar to the movie Groundhog Day. Each lifetime adds reinforcement of the pattern and the longer it’s left unattended, the deeper in grained the pattern becomes. Sylvia Browne calls these happening, cell memories, Diane Stein refers to them as becoming attached to our auras, I personally believe it’s both.

If you understand that we are all Soul’s having a human experience, then it begins to add clarity to why a past life would effect you today. We, as Soul’s, travel in groups. Chance are when you meet someone for the first time and you feel an instantly liking to them or even the opposite, you may feel an instant dislike. These are messages from memories of our Soul. While some may call this “intuition” I believe it goes deeper, much deeper than just a sense of knowingness.

What about a talent, or a gift you may have. Say you play the piano or violin exquisitely without any previous training or tutoring. People may comment how beautifully in key you were, there is a high probability that you played this instrument in a previous life. There are so many aspects of our selves that lie hidden within a past life. Opening the door to the past can add great insight and bring healing into the present.

Your past lives can shed light upon so many areas of your life that have remained a mystery. If you have heard, “it’s all in your head”, if troubled or turbulent relationships are your norm, if you have an unexplainable fear or phobia, issues with your weight, to just name a few, uncovering the secrets of the past can promote healing of your present and future lives.

Reclaiming aspects of your Soul energy can have a multitude of effects upon your life today.