Choosing The Right Baby Presents

There is nothing more precious than a newborn baby. After months of waiting, this new addition to the human race arrives. This is the time when baby presents are really appreciated.

The first opportunity to present gifts, for the baby, usually comes at a baby shower. These gifts help with the expenses of clothing the new arrival, as well as helping get things prepared for the occasion. When purchasing a gift for the shower, some things should be considered.

The traditional colors for new babies are blue for boys and pink for girls. In today’s market, one can find many items that include these colors combined, in patterns, with others. This makes it possible, if the sex is not known, to choose something that will be appropriate whether it is a boy or girl. Blankets with these patterns are especially attractive.

If choosing wearing apparel, remember that a baby grows very rapidly and will quickly outgrow a garment that is especially made for ‘newborn’. This means that if the parents receive a large number of these, some will not be used. It is better to choose something that is 6 months to a year. This will really be appreciated when the baby gets bigger.

While diapers are not ‘pretty’ or ‘unusual’, they are the most appreciated gift one can give. In this case, ‘newborn’ is fine as they will be used up before the baby gets to the stage of needing a larger size. These diapers can be presented, nicely wrapped, with a rattle or small gift tied on the outside ribbon.

A baby album or feeding set is always a welcome addition, as well. However, it should be remembered that only one album or one feeding set will be used. Therefore, it is always a good idea to have the purchase receipt, to give the mother, in case another similar gift is presented. This will allow her to make an exchange rather than have something that will never be used.

Baby presents are often presented after the baby is born. If possible, it is a good idea to determine what the parents would like to receive. They may be lacking, or short of, certain items that are needed and which would be appreciated. If not wishing to ask them directly it would be appropriate to ask a relative. If this is not possible, than any gift for the baby would be happily received. Baby presents are fun to buy, as well as give, with all the beautiful things that are on today’s market.

Bali Hotel Villas Present the Ideal Setting For Work and Pleasure

Bali is now becoming the choice locations for many travelers who seek solitude and solace in the pristine blue waters, endless clean beaches and the land covered with greenery. The other important experience is that of staying in the luxurious Bali hotel villa. This magnificent island is located between 8th and the 9th degree on the equator besides Jawa in the west. It can be reached by air from most of the major cities of the world via a direct flight. From Singapore it takes around 2.5 hours, about the same time taken when u fly down from Perth (Australia). If you take a flight from Hon Kong it would take around 4.5 hours, from Sydney and Melbourne (both Australia) it takes around 5.5 to 6 hours by flight.

While circling the island for landing doesn’t miss the spectacular aerial view of the island. Before you actually board the plane make your choice of stay at one of the magnificent Bali hotel villas, which can be done online at the click of a button. The island of Bali stretches from East to West for over 140 km and the distance between the north and south tip is around 54 km. This picturesque island exhibits a tropical weather. You can actually take a complete day tour to discover this island.

The island paradise boasts of volcanic mountains, languid crater lakes, lush green tropical forests, rivers, rice terraces and endless beaches. The Beaches on the north would present black volcanic sand and the southern side would offer nice white sand. You can take refuge in the acquisitively designed and decorated Bali hotel villa placed strategically for you to soak in the beauty of this island.

This island is famous for its temples, which present a mystique and serene picture and their locations are really astounding. One of the temples is located at the bed of the mountain and almost in the sea. You can also find a lot of solace and relaxation in the spa facility at your Bali hotel villa. Take your guide and the tour vehicle along with you which is provided with every Bali hotel villas for a memorable de tour of this happening island with its night life, museums, shopping arcades and water games. The temperature is usually in the range of a minimum of 23 degree Celsius to 33 degrees. The humidity is low between the months of June to September and it rains less as well. It can be a good time for a trip of business with some relaxation.

The Bali hotel villas offer state of the art connectivity with Wi-Fi facility in your living room. Conference room facility with other essentials for presenting, a video conferencing is also available. The entire apartment is air conditioned. The night time brings in plenty of food, wine and interesting spots to visit. Overall the Bali hotel villa provides a comfortable nest to rest and rejuvenate with a perfect place to put your thoughts together without any distractions.

Do Not Invite the Clock to the Negotiating Table

Just when you think you have a pretty good grasp of the negotiating process, and after you have been through enough “deals” to gain a comfort level at the negotiating table, along comes one more surprise gambit or tactic employed by the other party. Unless you recognize this one for what it is, it can cost you dearly. I fondly refer to this tactic as “the clock!”

One of the most memorable times this tactic was used against me, I had just arrived in Mexico with the top level management team of the company that I then represented. We had flown in to sign the agreements I had negotiated, and to attend a dinner party to celebrate a joint venture between two highly recognized companies — one from the US and one from Mexico. At that time, I was an employee of the US company and the most junior member of the management group on site to execute the agreements. This was the first time I had been given complete responsibility to negotiate a complete “deal,” and being at the lowest level of the team just added another element of pressure.

As we entered the airport, I was called aside by the VP of Finance of the Mexican company, and was then whisked away to a meeting to discuss “one minor issue” before executing the agreements and proceeding to the dinner party to celebrate the successful “conclusion of the deal.” As it was then only about 4:00 pm, and the dinner party was scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm, I was not concerned about resolving “one minor issue.”

The “minor issue” resulted from a breakdown in communication between one member of my team and one member of the Mexican team relating to a financial schedule that was sent, but supposedly never received. It was not the schedule per se that was the core issue, but it provided the VP of Finance the opportunity to use the issue to open the door to renegotiate one aspect of the joint venture agreement.

As it turned out, the VP of Finance had never supported the joint venture and was looking for a way to gain more financial control over the venture. We ended up talking, reasoning and negotiating until just after 4:00 am the next morning when we finally resolved the “minor issue.” Later, I was told that the rest of the people from both companies ate a very quiet, tense dinner in an atmosphere of “gloom and doom.” As for all of the negotiators, we did not eat until the next morning when the revised contracts were delivered to the “celebratory” breakfast meeting about 10:00 am.

Needless to say, the VP of Finance of the Mexican company recognized that he had everyone in place on “his turf” with the expectation that the “deal” was done, and therefore, he had the perfect setting to extract one more concession from us — the other party. As it turned out, the final concession never compromised the working relationship between the parties, but it was a painful twelve hour session for me especially as I had to keep in mind that the clock was “ticking” in the background and I needed to get the “deal” done before we departed the next day.

Another situation that arose many times resulted from my frequent trips to Japan during the 70′s and 80′s to negotiate a series of license agreements. In many case, the Japanese company would greet me at the airport and deliver me to my hotel so that I could relax before dinner. During the two hour trip in from the airport, my host typically would offer to assist in reconfirming my return flight. During that time frame, most overseas flights required reconfirmation by phone at least 48 hours prior to departure.

Most of the time, I would plan three or four days in Japan as I anticipated spending two or three long days at the negotiating table where a significant number of items could be resolved. Usually, I found myself meeting with the host company for the entire time, but what I did not recognize at first was that the real negotiations did not take place until the last meeting prior to my departure when only a few hours remained.

It was not until this situation occurred several times, that I finally figured out that “the clock” had become a major player at the negotiating table. Once the “light came on,” and I recognized the tactic, I always left my return ticket “open,” and so advised the host company as soon as I arrived. My new tactic was to remain in Japan “until the parties had reached a mutually satisfactory agreement.” Not surprisingly, by eliminating “the clock,” negotiations began after dinner the first evening and continued throughout each day until I departed.

Lessons Learned: Do not let arbitrary deadlines affect your negotiations. Also be careful not to let the fact that you are on the other party’s turf work against you.