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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Hotels in Naivasha

Tips for Selecting a Good Hotel Online

25Mar

The World Wide Web can feel like an overcrowded market sometimes. With an overload of choices, picking out a good hotel to stay for that holiday, business conference, or simply a weekend getaway can feel daunting. Thankfully, we know just how to help you separate the wheat from the chaff especially with regards to your specific needs. Naivasha is now one of Kenya’s most popular holiday and business destinations, thanks to a lovely climate, booming business and tourist attractions. So how do you choose a great hotel out of all the hotels in Naivasha for that next visit? Here’s how:

  1. Location, location

It goes without saying that location of the hotel is one of the key things to consider. For example if you will be spending a lot of time in Lake Naivasha, you might be more inclined to choose a hotel that offers close proximity to the site. Or if your planned conference in Naivasha is in the central business district, for punctuality sake and to avoid an early morning rush, it makes more sense to choose a hotel that’s in or near the CBD.

  1. Check on Trip Advisor

Millions of travelers post their hotel and travel experiences on Trip Advisor. It can be a reliable site to check out reviews of former guests on the pros and cons of certain hotels and decide what’s to you. When using a site like Trip Advisor, it’s more helpful to focus on recent reviews as opposed to the ones posted years ago. This gives you a more time-relevant and accurate picture of the current condition of the hotel. Also, don’t just focus on the all-star reviews. Check also the low reviews as these really tell you the issues the hotel faces, and then you can decide what works for you.

  1. The “Holy Grail’’ of Amenities

These are the very core, basic services a hotel should provide at least in this day and age. These are Wi-Fi, breakfast, air-conditioning and parking. Check if these amenities are for free, and if you are not sure, dial the hotel. If you need to have quick access to your car, you need to know if parking is available within the premises. This may seem obvious but some hotels provide parking offsite at third party locations. Also, it’s good to know about internet conditions – is Wi-Fi available? If so, does it have a price tag or is it complimentary? This information will avert any unforeseen surprises once you’re on location.

  1. Price

You want to choose a hotel that reconciles both your expectations and financial muscle. Some hotels may be a bit overpriced with not so much value for money. Others have moderate prices with great services and amenities. Your hotel of choice should have what you are looking for, but one that you can afford. This way, you will enjoy your hotel stay and get your money’s worth.

 

Conference in Naivasha

How to deliver an Effective Conference Presentation

11Mar

Naivasha is fast cementing its place as one of the economic hubs in the country. With local and foreign entities setting camp in town, it’s also rapidly becoming a business destination. That’s why we’ve prepared tips to help you deliver the most seamless and successful presentation for that next conference in Naivasha.  It goes without saying that a good conference presentation requires you to prepare in advance. This will involve ensuring you resonate and strike a chord with the audience. Isn’t that the point of any presentation?

  1. Focus on the Needs of the Audience

When delivering on a subject you’re well versed in, it’s tempting to want to rattle off every other detail relevant to the topic. However, a great presentation is one that focuses on the needs and knowledge gaps of the audience. One way to do this is to stick to the subject matter and feeding off the audience’s response and reaction.

  1. Body Language is Key

Imagine a presentation where the speaker’s face is inscrutable or impassive. It would be so bland and ineffective. Body language experts say ¾ of our communication is verbal. A presentation is sort of a give and take, at least in way of body language. Smile. This exudes warmth and makes the audience trust you. It even makes you come off as authoritative. Make eye contact. This allows the audience to connect with you. Also, avoid potentially giving off the wrong vibes: don’t cross your arms, pocket your hands, or hold them behind your back.

  1. Keep the Time

Seeing as conference organizers have allocated a specific amount of time to your presentation, remaining within this constraint is not only professional but also respectful. You can prepare for this early in advance. For example you can practice at home and see if you run beyond the time limit. This will help you tailor the presentation to fit within the slotted time.

  1. Combine Voice and Visuals

Images can transform a presentation from being boring to a lively, engaging experience. Whether it’s a simple graph to show changes of certain phenomena over time, or a pie chart to compare parts of a whole, a visual enhances your audience’s understanding and helps reinforce your message. Of course, your voice is your main media through which you will connect, so make it more effective. How? Vary your pace, pitch and emphasis depending on key points you want to highlight. This keeps it interesting and holds your audience’s attention.

  1. Encourage Interaction

A Q&A session at the end is as important as the presentation. Encourage interaction between you and your audience by asking and prompting questions. You might also ask their opinion on certain parts of your presentation. Be open to divergent views too, which will liven the discussion.

Happy Conferencing!