Collection of Jewelry from I800's through mid 1900's

Written by Laura Thykeson - Owner of "Ice Originals II - Vintage Collectibles, Music and Jewelry"

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a collection of hand carved shell and hard stone cameos, as well as cameo rings. Some of these pieces pre-daterepparttar 1860's, and have been so carefully protected and stored that they appear to be in nearly new condition! As said previously, these items are part of a New York Estate, passed down though a family, and only a portion of this beautiful collection has recently been placed up for sale torepparttar 136019 public. Other pieces not for sale include an entire suite of mourning jewelry, made of jet, that is just phenomenal, as well as several pre-1860 pieces that are just perfect, in gold, and containing precious stones such as diamonds and rubies. Many appear to be custom made pieces and contain strong European influences, most likely originating inrepparttar 136020 UK or surrounding areas. The owner ofrepparttar 136021 collection is not completely sure of all lineage ofrepparttar 136022 family, so any viewers ofrepparttar 136023 pieces up for sale are welcomed to email any input they may have onrepparttar 136024 items and their origins torepparttar 136025 owner ofrepparttar 136026 website, asrepparttar 136027 collection owner is eager to learn more aboutrepparttar 136028 items before they are sold. These pieces are offered on consignment basis torepparttar 136029 seller, so therefore, prices are firm, although most are moderately priced, well withinrepparttar 136030 serious collectors price range.

Whether looking for that special gift for a special lady,interested in Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Edwardian design, or doing research ofrepparttar 136031 time frames indicated this is definitely a visit worth your time!

Laura Thykeson owns "Ice Originals II", a collectibles and antique website, as well as being an artist, published poet, freelance writer, and owner of two other websites dealing with the arts and collectibles venue. She researches items for others as well as selling on consignment. She is also a big advocate for "unknown" artists and artisans and enjoys promoting new Artists and their works.

Increase Your Influence, Increase Your Sales

Written by Eln Albert

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Some ofrepparttar benefits of learning this universal language are gaining commitment and cooperation, building more effective sales teams, resolving and preventing conflicts, gaining endorsement, increasing sales, better time management and having better family interaction. W.W. Tornow & M. London says, “Self assessment can motivate change. Fear of self-knowledge can prevent it. However, feedback results that are verifiable, predictable, and controllable are difficult to deny. It is important thatrepparttar 136018 recipient be ready for feedback—that is, be able and willing to accept it and to do something with it that will result in change.”

Now that you understand what we’re talking about, let’s look atrepparttar 136019 four styles we have been referring to: DISC, D = Dominate, I = Influencer, S = Steadiness, C = Compliance. In simpler terms, it addresses how we handle problem solving, how we influence people,repparttar 136020 pace in which we do things and our willingness or possibly unwillingness to follow rules and procedures. A person whose strongest style is a “D” is ambitious, forceful, decisive, direct, independent and challenging. A strong “I” style is expressive, enthusiastic, friendly, demonstrative, talkative and stimulating. A strong “S” tends to be methodical, systematic, reliable, steady, relaxed and modest. The strong “C” is analytical, contemplative, conservative, exacting, careful and deliberative. We all exhibit some of each of these four styles. Most of us have one or two of these styles that are more prominent thenrepparttar 136021 others.

When a person is identified as a Dominate, one who likes to solve problems, you can directrepparttar 136022 sale in a way to helprepparttar 136023 customer solve their problem of making a decision or a purchase. Ask questions to provide insights and answers as to what they want to accomplish with this purchase. The high D is a greater risk taker. Show them something new and different. When communicating with them be clear, concise and direct.

When someone is an Influencer, a people person, you’ll want to allow time to build rapport with him or her. Don’t be afraid to chitchat. Talk about things other then business to breakrepparttar 136024 ice. Too much detail and technical information will overwhelm this person. Give details when they ask for it. Show them unique, unusual and designer options. Be creative. Help them to visualize and image how their friends will react when they see it.

A Steadiness person is not one to make quick-on-the-spot decisions. That is unless they have done considerable research and shopping already and know exactly what they want. They hate to be pressured and will not be pressured. They love stability and harmony. They tend to be very loyal. They appreciate strong relationships and relatively low risk situations. Assure them of your guarantees and that it’s risk free. Inform them of your return policies. When you have provided them withrepparttar 136025 knowledge they want; they will want to go home and think it over. They will come back. Know that 40% ofrepparttar 136026 population falls into this category.

The Compliance person is one who likes rules and regulations and likes lots of information. They like details and more technical types of presentations. Show them supportive materials that provide back up and validation to what you’re saying. Pull outrepparttar 136027 professional industry association brochures to show them supporting statistics. Give them a brochure or a business card with your name and phone number for them to refer to later.

These are just a few ofrepparttar 136028 ideas that can be used when you understandrepparttar 136029 four basic behavior styles. It is worth an investment of time and resources to learn this easy universal language. When you use it, it will increase your bottom line! A simple questionnaire, and subsequent report will providerepparttar 136030 necessary insights to your behavior styles. With a little training and practice you can learn to observe these styles in others with 85% or more accuracy! The beauty is that it is simple, easy and observable. And best of all, it is fun, will increase your personal effectiveness and your “sales.” “Seeing is believing” is true here.

Copyright 2005 Eln Albert

An expert in Interpersonal Communications, Eln Albert works with those that want to be at their best when influencing others. Eln is a Professional Speaker and Writer.

For more information on how to be the best influencer as a parent or a boss go to Check out other articles by Ms. Albert and subscribe to get her free "The Magic of Influence" e-newsletter. She also offers free team building exercises.

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