A Look At The Improvements Present On The New HTC Sensation XE

Not so many months ago we were writing about the new HTC Sensation, a phone that was set to take the smartphone market by storm thanks to some great specification. This model is still one of the superior handsets available but an updated Sensation XE device is set to be launched with some fairly impressive features.

There are two major differences between the original handset and the new XE device. The main improvement will be to the delight of music lovers as the model incorporates Beats Audio, a technology that improves the audio playback on the model by enhancing both software and hardware that is supplied with the phone. The hardware update is in the form of high quality new headphones that are supplied with the device which offer a much better frequency response especially on lower frequency sounds. The software built into the phone detects when these headphones are plugged in and switches the handset from standard audio mode to Beats mode in order to optimise the music playback. You do not have to be a music lover however to benefit from some of the other improvements that this model offers. The original Sensation was a very fast phone and the XE steps this speed up a gear by offering a massive 1.5Ghz dual core processor which is coupled with an impressive 768MB of RAM memory.

The new HTC Sensation XE comes supplied with a powerful 1730mAh battery that should help eliminate some of the problems the original model experienced in the battery life department. This new cell should offer users an excellent standby time of around 540 hours when connected to a 3G network and a talk time of approximately 7.4 hours. Design wise the model sticks with the same aluminium design that the original phone offered but this has been spiced up with some attractive looking red elements together with a much darker finish rather than the silver and bronze look sported by its predecessor. This look is certainly eye catching and undoubtedly makes this phone one of the most stylish looking handsets available. The HTC Sense user interface is present once again together with all of the advantages that it offers especially when it comes to social networking thanks to the excellent Friendstream feature which collaborates a host of your accounts together in one easily manageable location.

The HTC Sensation XE is a great phone that takes all of the superb features that were offered on the original model and updates certain aspects. The result is a phone that boasts ultra modern looks and high speed operation together with unrivalled audio quality.

How To Wrap Hard To Wrap Christmas Presents

Finding the right gift for a loved one on Christmas can be a difficult to accomplish task. You always want to make sure that the gift you buy is something the recipient is sure to enjoy. Once you find a gift you can then focus on wrapping the gift. However wrapping the gift can prove to be a tedious task.

Some gifts can be shaped weird or may not be a physical present so presenting it to your loved one can be difficult.

If you have an item that can’t be traditionally wrapped there are several alternatives you can use to go about wrapping the gift. Here are some things you can try that will allow you to present the gift nicely.

Find a nice gift bag that you can place the gift in. Perhaps your present is a bottle of wine for your Christmas hosts. Party stores now sale gift bags for the specific purpose of placing a well thought out purchase of wine. If the gift is shaped weird you can also place the gift in a gift bag. To dress up the bag you can add some festive tissue paper as well to make it look nicer.

Another thing you can do is buy some sort of special fabric, lay it on the floor and place your gift in the middle of the fabric. You can tie up the fabric with a special bow and present the gift to your loved one that way.

Since we now live in a digital world, you may buy a gift that is supposed to be downloaded and therefore doesn’t come in a physical form. Things like books and music can now be enjoyed without the need for a hard copy of the gift. If you are buying your loved one an mp3 player or digital reader then you can simply load it with favorite songs or books and present the gift that way. An mp3 player or digital reader pre loaded makes for a wonderful gift idea.

Other things you can do are buying a nice gift card holder and placing the card along with the receipt inside a larger box in order to make it appear that the gift is something it isn’t.

With a little bit of imagination and ingenuity wrapping a gift shouldn’t be too difficult and there are ways to give presents and wrap the presents no matter how large or small the item is. You just have to use your imagination and you can come up with the perfect gift wrapping strategy.

6 Tips to Deliver a Deadly Presentation

Leadership and lecture are inseparable. In the world of business, information and instructions flow down the levels of hierarchy through the mode of presentations, beginning from the top position – occupied by the CEO.

Everyone in an organization, including the CEO, is assigned with certain roles and responsibilities. And, at some point or other, he may have to address people from the presentation’s platform. Therefore it is better to prepare for bigger roles.

We intend to make this job a bit simpler for you. Here are some tips that can help you deliver an effective presentation.

1. Make sure the hardware’s working fine

Before the meeting commences, send a team from the IT department to install the hardware – projector, screen, mouse, laptop, etc. Arrive at the venue early to ensure that you have personally tested if everything is set in order and all technology equipment and audio-visual support are working well.

Also, it is good to give a mini presentation to just chairs to ensure that everything goes as per the plan.

2. Start with a concern or question

Don’t waste time in unnecessary discussions that are not relevant in the context of the presentation. Throw a question straightway, raise a concern, present a problem or bring a shocker – anything that makes the audience think, be curious, concerned or even scared.

Getting the audience interested from the word ‘go’ can be a great start for your presentation.

For instance, if you are gathered to discuss sales strategies for the quarter, start with a pie chart or bar graph of the sales for the previous quarter. Similarly if you are venturing into a new business, you can start with the challenges (supported with facts).

3. Avoid handouts

Some people do prefer to distribute handouts or the printed copies of presentation. I personally find this conventional practice a big hindrance in the successful accomplishment of the objectives of presentation.

With the complete draft and information in their hands, the participants tend to read the message ahead of you. It kills their interest as they already know “whats’s up next”. If you have lost your audience before you have even started, your presentation may end up as a mere lecture of no significant consequence.

Therefore, rather than distributing handouts, you can upload the complete presentation on slideshare.net from where everybody can access it whenever they want, without bothering about misplacing the hard copies or damaging the CDs.

And of course the global message of ‘save paper’ has always been a concern to consider.

4. Ask questions and invite ideas

Make your presentation interactive by promoting a two-way communication. Ask relevant questions but to the right people. Questions arouse interest and engage audiences.

Present your point supported with substantial facts and invite suggestions and ideas. Don’t impose your opinion. Appreciate good ideas.

You can also consider a modification or addition to your slides if required. It encourages the audiences to feel comfortable allowing them to pay attention and come up with suggestions.

5. Use your time effectively

In business, time translates into money. Value time and try to conclude your presentation within the pre-decided window. If you stretch the time unnecessarily you will be wasting your time and making your audience impatient.

Use the time effectively. Cut irrelevant discussions short. Postpone individual concerns for some other time. Plan efficiently and then stick to your plan.

6. Patience pays

Patience is a virtue of leaders. You need a lot of it during presentations. Irritating questions, repeated requests to visit the previous slides, difficulty in understanding a concept or an irrelevant argument – these will test your patience in many ways.

Be patient and try to get in some humor in the course of your talk. It will help create a healthy atmosphere and get your audience involved.

There are so many other elements of a delivering a killer presentation that you can learn with experience. Improvement is a continuous process and everybody learns from experiences. The more you experience, the more you learn.

You can also learn from other’s experiences through CEO peer groups. At a CEO conference or CEO group, you will get to meet expert and experienced leaders who would share their experiences with you, therefore making you wiser and more experienced.