Presenting The Fly

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

We can offer a fly to a fish in a number of ways depending on whether we are representing a grasshopper or beetle or a frail spinner falling spent on the water. To splash the fly down hard delay the presentation stroke by dropping the rod tip to point at the water. Shooting line will only pile line leader and fly in a heap so we refrain from shooting in this type of presentation. To land a fly delicately on the water aim and release line at a point one meter above where the fly is to land and shoot line. If you do not shoot sufficient line the fly line will reach the end of the cast, stop, and bounce back.

The lesson is for a delicate cast you can’t shoot too much line whereas you can undershoot. There are other techniques for an advanced caster and these will be covered briefly as this book is designed around a learner. However if you want to refer to these techniques at a later time they will certainly make you more proficient. To accomplish long casts it is essential that the speed of the s fast enough to keep line in the air.

To increase the speed of a cast we can pull the fly line down with our left hand as we simultaneously lift the line from the water. To give the fly time to float downstream without drag, we deliver the fly at about 11 o’clock on the forward cast , leader and fly land on the water in a heap and a drag-free float is achieved until and leader reach the end of their travel. This tactic is often used to cast across a stream to where a fish is rising but there is a current between you and the fish. A normal cast would cause a belly in the line because the current is travel faster than the water where the fish is rising, drag would occur very quickly and no self-respecting trout is going to accept that! The side cast, when overhead vegetation prevents a normal overhead cast, or when a stiff wind is blowing into your face, the side cast produces the result you need. A side cast is nothing more than an overhead cast performed in a horizontal instead of a vertical plane. There are many more various ways find this fly as the main tool for fishermen’s. []

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Gift Baskets – Ideal Presents To Suit Every Occasion And Every Taste

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

At some point of life, we all have faced the all-important baffling question regarding “What to gift” to someone. It may happen that we don’t know the person receiving the gift and therefore the apprehension to give anything of our choice which might not suit his or her personal taste.

In some cases the person you are buying for is so important that making a mistake when choosing a gift is unthinkable. Who would want to take the risk of upsetting their partner’s parents with an inappropriate birthday gift, easily done if you’re not well acquainted with them. Gift baskets can help solve this problem by providing a selection of items, some of which are bound to suit.

Essentially, a gift basket is made up of a bunch of different gift articles packed together as a single present. An actual basket may or may not be included in the packaging of such gift baskets. Such a decision should be made depending on what are the gift articles included, whom is the gift basket meant for, and what is the reason for the celebration and the gift.

Given the variety of choices in gift articles that can go inside a gift basket (pendants, soft toys, jewel casket, pens, photograph frames, greeting cards, chocolate boxes, mp3 players etc.) there is always the possibility to tailor gift baskets appropriate for the occasion and relevant to the taste of the person receiving it.

Gift baskets should be put together in a thoughtful manner. Mostly importantly, a gift basket should suit the occasion and recipient. Your two-year old niece won’t fully appreciate pendants and mp3 players in a baby basket for her birthday. Additionally, all the gifts in the basket should have a common theme. Even though shaving foam and a pocket calculator can be appreciated by the same person, they don’t make for a cohesive gift.

So the next time you have confusions in selecting an anniversary gift, a christmas gift, a birthday gift, a gift for your dad on his retirement, or a simple gift to make your lover feel happy; don’t you despair there is always a gift basket ready to be mixed and matched. And rest assured the thrill of opening a gift wrapping gets all the more better when there can be variety inside.

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Introduction To Chinese Astrology: A Brief Presentation Of The First Six Chinese Horoscope Signs

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Here is a brief presentation of the first six of the twelve Chinese Horoscope signs, their nature, characteristics and attributes. I will present them as ordered by the supreme Chinese gods that created Chinese Astrology and the Chinese calendar system. The first six Chinese horoscope animal signs are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake. Here we go.

Rat (Yang-male nature)

The Rat is the very first animal of the Chinese Horoscope Cycle. A Rat is good at leading and conquering. Many famous emperors of Chinese history where Rats. Being able to charm others, Rat people are generally charismatic and full of passion. What makes them unique is their practical and dominant mind which gives them the ability to be organized, tactful and systematic. The other side of a Rat can reveal a very controlling person who always insists in doing everything its own way, at all costs. A Rat can also be very cruel and dangerous, especially when challenged. People under this major Chinese Horoscope sign are well known for their ability to use their master minds to exploit other’s emotions, feelings and thoughts.

Ox (Yin-female nature)

The Ox is a powerful Chinese Horoscope sign which symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Ox people are usually very hard working and stubborn. Being admirer of power and possession, this Chinese Horoscope sign like to depend on itself to achieve all kinds of great things. Ox people are also a bit slow when making their decisions, especially if they are given a lot of options to choose from. Once they decide on something though, nobody can make them go another way. You can’t easily get an Ox person to speak to you, but once you earn their trust, they will open their heart and mind in a very sincere and true way. An Ox can be a good and loyal friend.

Tiger (Yang-male nature)

Chinese astrologers consider the Tigers (not the lions) as kings of all animals. Tiger people are usually very attractive and persuasive. You cannot resist them easily and at the same time, you cannot attract their interest unless you try hard and be sincere. They like mystery, fairy tales and stories about courage and love. They will likely spend an adventurous life triggered by their instincts and strong emotions. Another important attribute of people under the Chinese Horoscope sign of Tiger, is the fact that they like surprises and out of the ordinary situations. If you want to have a Tiger as a friend then it’s up to you to make sure your friendship will last since a Tiger will generally find it hard to maintain any relationship.

Rabbit (Yin-female nature)

The Rabbit is well known for its ability to attract good fortune and be lucky. Rabbit people, apart from being attractive to the opposite sex, they are also very good at solving complex situations and problems. Many well known Chinese politicians and diplomats belong to the Rabbit. Another aspect of this Chinese Horoscope sign reveals tendency to cultural activities and the arts. A Rabbit hates fighting and engaging in aggressive behaviors or activities because of its peaceful nature. Last but not least, Rabbit people hate surprises or unpredicted results and you may annoy them if you try to involve them in any risky situation. That is why it is likely that Rabbit people will miss several good chances in their lives.

Dragon (Yang-male nature)

Dragons are mythical powerful creatures worshiped by Chinese culture. A Dragon symbolizes strength, health, harmony and intellectuality. Many consider Dragon people extremely lucky and blessed. People under this eccentric Chinese Horoscope sign are generally charismatic and gifted with great powers. It is unlikely for a Dragon to go unnoticed from a social meeting or a party. Their unique attitude and self confidence will always work wonders in such situations. Dragon people are also well known for their honesty and sense of duty. These characteristics can sometime work against them because others will tend to take advantage of them. If a Dragon is your friend feel free to confide in them.

Snake (Yin-female nature)

The Snake (Serpent) is strongly related with deep and eternal wisdom. Snake people are always enigmatic and maybe the most wise of all Chinese Horoscope signs. A Snake usually evolves to become a philosopher, deep thinker, theosophist, magician or leader of the back scene. Snake people love learning, reading and eating good food. They are also very concerned about their outer appearance. Their best attribute is their excellent ability to communicate with others and successfully engage in interesting conversations. Snake people love new ideas and innovative thoughts and actions, but they will usually reject advice from anyone but themselves.

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Penny Lane Realty Presents – Credit

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Real estate company Penny Lane Realty presents new service – purchase of elite real estate with the use of credit. Now the clients of company have the capability to acquire with the use of mortgage credit

Real estate company Penny Lane Realty presents new service – purchase of elite real estate with the use of credit. Now the clients of company have the capability to

acquire with the use of mortgage credit the objects of urban and out-of-town real estate both on the second and primary market. In the near future it is planned to extend this service for commercial real estate as well.

According to the opinion of the experts of Penny Lane Realty, new service will be demanded, before of all, by the owners of businesses, to whom it is more
advantageous to take the mortgage credit and to pay out percentages, than to withdraw money from their business’ operations funds and use it for the acquisition of real estate. Also this service will be interesting to the highly-paid specialists, who spend significant amount of money on the lease of an apartment, but also would want to buy their own real estate.

Penny Lane Realty has developed a direction of the mortgage credit since January 2007. Company has already signed agreements with the leading mortgage banks, among them: Bank Societe General Vostok, Raiffeisenbank Austria, Russian Mortgage Bank, Moscow International Bank. In the near future company plans to sign the agreements with other banks as well: Sberbank, VTB 24, with Moscow Bank, with City Mortgage Bank, with Moscow Credit Bank, Sobinbank and Moscommercebank.

“Despite the fact that mortgage credit – is a new service for the market of elite real estate, we are assured that it will be in demand, says Marina Melkoian, the head of the department of the mortgage crediting of the Penny Lane Realty. – The advantages of the acquisition of real estate by means of credit are obvious indeed: firstly, our client gain the possibility to purchase an apartment of higher quality than they could normally afford to rent; secondly, acquiring real estate with the use of mortgage credit system, gives buyer an option to easily justify money he or she spends to purchase an apartment in the state structures. Furthermore, because of the exclusive contract relationships our company Penny lane Realty has with many above mentioned banks our clients gain significant privileges on obtaining a credit.”

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Psychodynamic Therapy – Revisiting The Past To Heal The Present

Jul 02 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

No one on this earth is devoid of inner conflicts. True, there are a lucky few who have escaped having parents who screwed them up, but they still have inner conflicts nonetheless. It is a common notion in sociology, history, and even in modern psychobabble that the past affects the present. But is it really just psychobabble? Does Psychodynamic Therapy really work? Would it work on you?

Psychodynamic Therapy was developed as a modified version of Psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis was developed by the oft-mentioned and highly notorious Sigmund Freud. You may have heard of him when people refer to sex drives, but his theories were more than that.

Psychoanalysis is the process where the therapist lets you talk and talk and talk, while he probes and tries to understand you and tries to let you understand for yourself how the events in the past shape your inner climate in the present. The only difference with Psychodynamic Therapy from Psychoanalysis is that Psychodynamic Therapy does not involve a heavy emphasis on dream analysis and symbolism.

Yes it’s true that the past experiences influence your current attitudes. You may have a pattern of tuning out your wife when she nags because she reminds you of your mother when she does that. Or you may be overly affectionate with your sons because your father never hugged you when you were young.

When we were in our teens, we experienced a lot of conflicts because of the changes inside us. It became worse for us when our parents would offend us in their attempt to discipline us. This hurt, this pain, sometimes get locked in the deepest corners of our mind in a process called repression. This is what Psychodynamic Therapy seeks to recover and eventually make you understand, with the ultimate goal of freeing you from toxic emotions and unhealthy patterns.

Psychodynamic Therapy does not stop the moment you understand yourself. That is only the start. The goal of the process is to use this understanding to bring you to a place of healing. Understanding is step one. Accepting that these happened is step two. Processing your feelings, reconciling yourself to these events and making steps to change your patterns form the rest of the equation.

Psychodynamic Therapy may not be recommended for everyone by the therapists, but I believe that taking the concepts within the theories behind it and applying it for self-healing can be an enriching experience. To be able to metamorphose into a better person, you must know and understand yourself. Psychodynamic Therapy can show you how.

Do you know that you can be a psychiatrist of your own self? Do you realize that you can learn the things that your psychiatrist does? And are you willing to take that route right now?

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Traditional Edible Wedding Favors: Perk Them Up With Perfect Presentation

Jun 14 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Edible wedding favors are a tradition in many families, but that certainly doesn’t mean that yours must look just like your grandmother’s. While honoring that tradition may narrow your choices as to what to give your guests, there is still plenty of room to be creative in the presentation of those customary treats, adding a bit of your own personality and style to your edible wedding favors.

For many families, Jordan almonds are a must have wedding favor. The tradition goes back for many generations and a wedding just isn’t right without them. However, there is a bit of room for personal interpretation in the way you choose to present them. While they are traditionally presented in little gift boxes or pouches, you can choose a more creative container to reflect your personal style.

Perhaps you can present those traditional almonds in a trinket box that will reflect your wedding theme, as well as giving your guests a more concrete souvenir of your special day. Or, you can use favor boxes that double as place card holders as a way to present those traditional treats. In this manner, you can bow to family custom, yet leave yourself the option of providing guests with a more personal wedding favor as well.

If your family’s tradition of edible favors isn’t quite that specific, leaving you room to pick tasty treats of your own fancy, perhaps a chocolate treat is the way to go. A few gourmet truffles presented in an ornate curio box or candy dish are a great choice for a formal wedding.

For a wedding with an oriental theme, beautifully decorated wedding fortune cookies are a popular choice. Presented in a lovely favor box or candy dish, they can fulfill your edible favor obligation while also providing a long-lasting wedding memento for friends and family.

If your personality tends more towards the whimsical, miniature bubble gum machines might be the best wedding favors for your celebration. Or, perhaps mints or Hershey’s kisses presented in an Enchanted Carriage Favor Box or a colorful tin. Do you have a sweet tooth? These might be an ideal choice for you.

Even if your edible wedding favor is pre-planned by family custom, creative presentation can give you room to express yourself. With a little ingenuity, you can add a personal touch to that time-worn family tradition, satisfying your obligation to family history as well as your desire to create a celebration that is uniquely yours.

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How to Have the Best Presentation at Work Or School

Jun 13 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Almost everyone, at some point in their lives, has to create a presentation for either a teacher or an employer. If you do not know what you are doing, these presentations can be extremely challenging. A presentation usually involves having a product from a client or employer or some kind of idea given to you by a teacher or professor. In order to have a good presentation you must do research on your product or idea so you are knowledgeable on the topic and so you can answer questions.

Also, you have to have good charisma by speaking clearly and at a good volume. Finally, when creating the perfect presentation, the person doing the presenting must have a nice looking visual aid for the teacher or client. In order to have a good visual aid, you might want to buy foam board and art supplies to make your board look nice and colorful. Or you might want to use Powerpoint to create a more interactive presentation. If you put forth the effort in your presentation, you will see the benefits.

The first step to creating an amazing presentation is to start by doing some research. For example, if you are trying to explain to your teacher and fellow classmates about why students should study abroad, then you would want to have knowledge about the benefits of studying abroad. You will also want to be prepared to answer questions from classmates or your teacher about the negatives of studying abroad and be able to turn those negatives into positives by stating good facts about studying abroad. If you have no knowledge of studying abroad, it will be very obvious and the presentation will suffer.

After you have done most of your research for your presentation, you will want to start working on your presence and charisma. When giving a presentation you want to make sure that everyone can hear you loudly and clearly. If you have wonderful facts and a lovely visual aid, but no one can hear you or understand you, then those two positives will make no difference. You can practice your speaking by doing a practice presentation in front of coworkers, friends, or family members and ask for feedback. This step is probably the least practiced, even though it is one of the most important aspects of a presentation.

Finally, while you are working on your research and charisma, you will want to work on some kind of visual aid for your presentation. It is important to remember that different people learn differently, so some people listening to your presentation may understand better if they can actually see it. Also, a well done visual aid can only enhance your presentation. A visual aid can be anything from a poster with charts on it to a PowerPoint presentation complete with sounds and which includes audience interaction. These visual aids are an important part of a presentation because they really help pull the entire thing together.

It is important to know how to create a good presentation because you will most likely have to do one at some point in your life. Someone who has a good presentation is a person who does a good amount of research about what they are presenting, someone who can speak loudly and clearly, and someone who has a good visual aid. Being a good presenter will take you far in life whether it is in school or in the work place.

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Public Performance Anxiety No More – Sell Yourself As You Present

Jun 12 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Public speaking is an important skill in today’s business environment. So, the issue becomes just how do you overcome inhibitions, fear and anxiety to discover your inner confidence, positive energy and the ability to influence others. Let’s look at three key ways to address this issue:

1. Accept and love yourself

2. Accept and love others

3. Let go and have fun

Your presentations become authentic and charismatic when you first accept and love yourself. Take time to think about all your really good qualities, whatever they are. Celebrate these qualities and encourage a smile to spread across your face. Write these good qualities down and read them out loud with a clear strong voice. Now, think about your not-so-good qualities. Rather than get down about yourself, celebrate these qualities too. This is you. This is all of you, both good and not-so-good. Bring compassion to any parts of yourself that may feel shame or hopelessness as you look at the qualities of yourself that may have been labeled as not-so-good. My guess is that you developed these qualities to protect yourself from being hurt in some way. Breathe in love. Anxiety, fear and self doubt come out when you let the inner battle between your good and bad qualities rage. It takes a lot of energy, in the form of anxiety to push away parts of yourself that you may not like. Instead, embrace all of who you are with love.

As you fill with love to yourself, you are now able to reach out to others with the same love and compassion. Let your eyes twinkle as you connect to them. Whether you’re making a sales pitch or doing a presentation, remember it’s not about you. It’s about your audience. Everybody just wants to be seen, heard and loved. Connect with others from a place of compassion, understanding, patience and an acknowledgment of “we’re all just being human”. Listen to your audience with your whole being, with your soul. Radiate your inner love and let your audience know you care. Feel your confidence grow as you focus your attention and connection to your audience from a place of honest, loving communication.

Finally, with love for yourself and others, remember that life is short. So let your hair fly loose and have fun! Try a little humor. Let yourself feel everything. Really breathe deeply and discover the joy in being alive. Smile and imagine that smile moving down through your whole body and then reaching out to others. Trust that the Universe is guiding you and don’t try to control the outcome. No more “white knuckling” it through life, release your grip and let go. Have fun!

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How to Conjugate Ser, the Spanish Verb, in the Present Tense and the Preterit Tense

Jun 11 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Every beginner student of the Spanish language should learn how to conjugate ser, one of two Spanish verbs which mean “to be.” The student should master conjugating this verb in both the present tense and preterit tense before moving on to conjugating this action word in other tenses.

In a previous Spanish lesson, I showed you when to use the verb “ser” vs. “estar.” In this lesson, I will not discuss when to use this verb. Instead, I will only discuss how to conjugate it.

Here is a chart to help conjugate ser in the present tense:

(Yo) soy
(Tú) eres
(El, ella, usted) es
(Nosotros, nosotras) somos
(Ellos, ellas, ustedes) son

If you are learning European Spanish, as opposed to Latin American Spanish, then you can add “sois” to the list. Now we will use the word in a couple of phrases in the Spanish language.

La computadora es de mi hermana.
The computer is my brother’s.

Soy Andrea.
I am Andrea.

Somos estudiantes en la misma escuela.
We are students in the same school.

Here is a chart to help conjugate ser in the preterit tense:

(Yo) fui
(Tú) fuiste
(El, ella, usted) fue
(Nosotros, nosotras) fuimos
(Ellos, ellas, ustedes) fueron

If you are learning European Spanish, as opposed to Latin American Spanish, then you can add “fuisteis” to the list. We looked at how to conjugate ser in the present tense, now let’s look at how to conjugate ser in the preterit tense:

Cuando era pequeña me gustaba jugar en el parque.
When I was little, I used to like to play in the park.

Ella era enfermera.
She used to be a nurse.

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Tips for Writing Your Presentation Bio

Jun 10 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

With more formal presentation opportunities the organisers will sometimes ask you to send in a bio – a short description of you and your career. This can be included in the conference literature and provides the chairman of the conference session a few words to use as an introduction. – often it is used as a filler as you move to the stage for your big event.

If read out the audience will be listening, even if they know you, as it provides a window to who you are and what you have been doing. Take a little time over writing our bio it will help the presentation get off to a good start, provide a talking point for conversation afterwards and help the audience create a link with you – ‘I worked at blogs Ltd, I wonder if he worked with Mary’.

I find it best to:

  • Keep it to one or two paragraphs, often you will be given guidance to the number of words, if in doubt ask the conference organiser
  • Run through your career in a few steps – education, first company/role, current role – job titles are often not very descriptive so don’t just list out 5 job titles.
  • Add something, if you feel comfortable, about you. For example, where you live, your family, hobbies and aspirations. This part of the bio can be a good leveller as it doesn’t matter whether you are at the beginning of your career or finishing a hearty career with several commendations from the head of the Government.
  • Also good to add something about work type activities that are not directly related to your full time work position. School governor, treasurer of the local badminton team, writing a book on how to ride a bicycle, etc.

Given all of the above you will probably be best to keep it to less than 200 words. Longer than this and it may not fit into a pre-conference papers, will not be read out in full and if it is read out, will soon start to sound like ostentatious self promotion or a pre-curser to a bloated presentation. Remember, ‘less is more’.

Last, you can include your bio at the front or back of any handout or emailed presentation along with your contact details. This is particularly helpful if you are a consultant, looking for a new position or a future speaker slot, as it acts as a mini CV.

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