What is a Keynote Speaker? Confusion by Many People Solved!

May 27, 2016 |

When somebody says “I want a Keynote Speaker for my event,” generally speaking, it is just about hiring someone who can stand in front of an audience who would listen to him talk for about half an hour or so. It will absolutely cost money. But what does it really mean when you want a Keynote Speaker? What does it take and what will be the effects of hiring one? Would it change the perspective of many people or will it only be just a waste of time and money for their part?

A Keynote Speaker is often mistaken by people to be the same as that of what motivational speakers, inspirational speakers, industry expert, and business speakers do. Any of those aforementioned can be a keynote speaker actually. But most of these cannot be done by a keynote speaker.

speakerMost people think that their real job is to just stand up on the podium above stage, stay there for about 45 minutes to an hour, and talk about a certain topic. But of course, a keynote speaker should be extremely knowledgeable about the topics he will be discussing in front a huge group of people very well.

A keynote speaker should spend a good amount of time to research about the industry, the company, the issues and the audience of the event. After religiously researching the whole thing, he should come up with a great presentation and establish a unique moment with the audience. He could use funny clips, humor, or can he even sing for the listeners. Choosing a great speaker should be totally done with care to never put your audience’s time and effort into waste.

“What was the real sense of hiring a keynote speaker?” A Keynote Speaker should be one that motivates, encourages, and changes the minds of people in a good way, and to persuade them to something they have never known and explored before. Most companies, industries, a group of professionals, executives and organizations aim for development and change. If they want a meaningful turn in their life or if they want to be inspired about how some people was given a new perspective in life, then a keynote speaker would be a great solution to get the message. People can get information around the net, but it has more sense if people will get an inspiration from a human’s success stories and strategies in surviving life’s greatest difficulties.


It is hard for the speaker’s part to persuade the listeners to do something or to take action after hearing his thoughts and messages. But a great keynote speaker would not give up in one occasion. He would rather do it around the globe and inspire more people to change. No one can actually force someone to do some actions, but the right speaker with his great motivational magic and tools can move someone into fulfilling their dreams of changing their world. A speaker is not only standing in front of them to show how to make a great shift in their lives, they also inspire people how to do it well.

But someone cannot expect that in a quick talk that lasts for only an hour or more could already solve the problem. It will never be enough for one keynote speech to resolve the situation. Still, a great speech from a keynote speaker can move its listeners to make a change.  New ideas, examples and inspirations about why the whole need for the change is important is given on motivational-speaker-success.

Custom Neck Lanyards – Types To Consider

May 19, 2016 |

Custom neck lanyards are also known as imprinted lanyards because they are customized using different printing methods. When customizing lanyards, one must consider the material, printing method, and hardware attachment to be used.

There are different types of materials used in making lanyards.:

These materials differ from each other according to their cost and durability. One may choose from a natural material or a synthetic one. Neck lanyard materials include cord, nylon, cotton, and polyester twill.

Custom LanyardsA cord that is used in making a neck lanyard is primarily made from synthetic materials such as nylon and polyester. Typical cord size available is 4.76 mm wide with a solid core. The cord is hot cut to 91.44 cm or 36 inches length creating a final length of 44.45 cm or 17.5 inches. Cords are the most basic material for lanyards and are usually available in plain form or with a customized design. A metal crimp is applied to the end of a cord to form the loop that goes around the neck. This also produces the smaller loop at the bottom where the object to be held is placed with the use of a hardware attachment.

Another type of material for neck lanyards is nylon. Nylon lanyards are usually sold in 9.52 mm or 19.05 mm widths. Like a cord, nylon lanyards are hot cut to 91.44 cm or 36 inches length producing a finished a 17.5 inches finished length. Nylon lanyards are commonly available in their woven form which is proven not only to be durable but also comfortable to wear. They are typically sold blank or with a single color imprint. Nylon lanyards are stitched at the bottom with the use of an industrial sewing machine. This stitching, also called bar tack, secure both ends of the nylon together forming the main loop of the neck lanyard. A hardware attachment, such as a swivel hook, a split ring, or an alligator clip, is then placed at the bottom of the lanyard to complete its functionality.

Cotton is also used as material for making lanyards. Cotton lanyards have the same dimensions as that of a nylon lanyard, but custom lengths are also available. Metal crimp is used to produce a cotton lanyard. The two ends of the material are placed together inside the crimp. The crimp is tightened to secure both ends and form the main loop. A choice of hardware is then attached to complete the neck lanyard. Cotton lanyards are sold in their plain form or with a custom imprint.

Another type of synthetic material used in making lanyards is polyester twill. This material is comparable to cotton than nylon. It is sturdy and long lasting but still comfortable to wear. Neck lanyards made of polyester twill are imprinted with different designs with the use of either the hot stamp method or dye sublimation.

There are different types of printing for your custom made lanyards. These are hot stamping, screen printing, dye sublimation and woven fabric print.

Hot stamping is ideal for quick delivery lanyards. This type of printing is great for simpler logos and is often the choice for small quantities. Production for hot stamping takes 10-15 days with a minimum order of 50 pieces. Hot stamping is a perfect choice for those who have limited budget. There are different color combinations available. Metal plate pressure with heat is used to transfer the design into the fabric.

ID lanyardsScreen printing is good for medium quantity neck lanyard production. This is the most popular type of lanyard printing. It is used to print text and basic graphics or logo. This type of printing can be done through five day rush service. Screen printing uses fine mesh screen and ink. Pressure is applied to transfer the ink to the mesh then to the neck lanyard. Heat is applied to cure the ink into the fabric. This kind of printing makes excellent quality custom made neck lanyards.

Dye sublimation is used for more detailed logo printing. The production lead time for this kind of printing is the longest. It usually takes 4-6 weeks for a minimum order of 500 pieces. This is commonly the printing pf choice for high quality and stylish lanyards. The image or text produced in this kind of printing does not easily fade over time. Dye sublimation printing in neck lanyards comes in two easy steps, it starts by printing the design in paper with the use of dye sublimation inks. Heat and pressure is applied to the paper as it transfers to the neck lanyard’s material.

Woven fabric print is when the logo or text is woven into the fabric of the neck lanyard. Production for this kind of printing takes time.

Prohormone’s Mode of Action

Apr 11, 2016 |

ChemicalsProhormones are agents that are converted via cells’ enzymes to anabolic hormones but are done so in a lesser degree. These agents have similarities in regard to AAS or anabolic-androgenic steroids. Since these drugs are of testosterone, these promote muscular growth. Some of these agents contain steroid precursors, and also certain compounds, which bind with the enzymes to be converted to DHT or Dihydrotestoterone. DHT is a biologic metabolite of testosterone.

Androstenedione is one of the many agents that is, by nature, a steroid sex hormone secreted by the ovary or testis and adrenal cortex. It is also an inactive precursor of estrogen and testosterone. If it is so, then this drug does not mimic the innate androgen’s action in the body but instead strengthens the effects of the androgen.

Some of the prohormones like androstenediol and noradrostenediol potentiate androgen agonists as well as the actions of the testosterone in the body. Testosterones that do not convert to estrogen will induce the increase in muscle bulk and will harden the skeletal muscles in the body. All these part comes under uniquemicals.

Testosterone, which is produced by the testes, may be converted into dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is more potent when it comes to the action in the tissues. When there is a surge of testosterone level in the blood, there is also an accompanied elevation in the dihydrotestosterone level. The GnRH or Gonadotropin releasing hormone in the hypothalamus regulates the testes’ production of testosterone. GnRH release commands the anterior pituitary gland to produce or to inhibit sending of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to the gonads.

The endogenous (produced naturally in the body) testosterone in males is converted to estradiol by P-450 Aromatase. Estradiol is a product of pregnenolone, and pregnenolone produces progesterone by the actions of certain enzymes and cholesterols. The conversion of testosterone to estradiol and estrone is evident in the adrenal glands. The case of estrogen and progesterone production in males differs in certain ways to that of the women’s case.

Testosterone, especially dihydrotestosterone, is responsible for normal growth and normal development of secondary sex characteristics and for the increase in muscle mass and contractility.

However, synthetic prohormones, which have agonizing effects to the estrogen and progesterone receptors, may induce side effects like water retention. The swelling of the muscle may be associated to the water retention and not by the anabolic effect of a prohormone. High estrogen levels may produce signs like fat accumulation because of elevated bad cholesterol in the blood. The elevated level of such may induce gynecomastia in the breast tissues. Testosterone precursor products, which are highly androgenic at higher doses, can make a person using them prone to having heart problems, porous bones or prostate hyperplasia.

The other side of prohormones produces benefits by their agonizing actions to the androgen receptors of the bone marrow. The stimulation of bone marrow increases the production of red blood cells.

The first generation prohormones are highly toxic to the liver. Being the case, the first generation agents have been replaced by the ones that are non-methylated and non-toxic to the liver. An example of the latest prohormone drugs is the Androtest (Cyclo-4-Androstenediol). However, this agent can still be converted to estradiol by the action of aromatase on the testosterone, so use of an anti-estrogen agent is recommended with Androtest use. Estrogen conversion hinders the effects of testosterone in muscle-building.

Nanodrol is another example of the new generation prohormone. This agent makes the conversion to estradiol extremely diminished, which makes this agent potent in increasing muscle bulk. If Nandrolone prevents the synthesis of estradiol, then chances are, there will also be fat loss. This is also highly hepatotoxic like Androtest, and suppressive of natural testosterone production. That being the case, it is recommended to comply with the PCT.