Why You Should Be Picky In Choosing Who Makes Your Challenge Coins

Many people in the business of manufacturing challenge coins think people or organizations who ask for these coins are all the same –they just wanted these coins for display. But we at www.challengecoins4less.com offer more than just that, and we are confident about it. Here are the reasons:
 

1. We value what our clients have to say:

 
Challenge CoinsThis reflects in our free quote and artwork online form, which you will be able to access on our website. As you can see, the information we ask from there could be pretty extensive, since we make it a point to ask for all the small details, including how you would want the front and the back to look like, whether you want the edges colored or frayed, and what material you want for the challenge coin.
 
We even have packaging options, which means your coins look presentable when they arrive at your doorstep. Worried that this will translate into additional charges? There’s a free packaging option. Check out this website for the details or dial our toll free phone number here.
 

2. We really value what our clients have to say! Puzzled? Don’t be –

 
This just really goes to show that in our business, clients are always tops! That is why we made sure that you have many options to contact us. We have our website where you will be able to find practically anything you ask for about our challenge coins. We also have our e-mail address if in case you would want to provide more extensive information about the challenge coin sets that you want. And, we have a toll free number that you can call anytime if you want to talk to a real person regarding your orders. On our free quote form, we even included an option where you can freely tell us what you want to say beyond the confines of the form. That’s how much we value open communication between us and our clients.
 

3. We offer a lot of FREE options! Just check our online gallery for some samples:

 
We have standard options that really look more over the top than just “standard” or “ordinary” – a lot of clients have picked from these standard options, and affirmed that they were extremely happy with these. We also have free cut styles – even free custom cuts and shapes!And if you buy more than three hundred challenge coins at a time, we will waive the mold fee for you. Want your challenge coins protected and presentable? You have a FREE option! And that is not just for ONE or the whole set of coins – it’s for every individual coin on the set. And by the way – asking for sample artwork is for free, no matter how many times you ask us!Lastly, if you are in the U. S., you no longer get to pay extra for shipping.
Military Challenge Coins
 

4. For services that have a fee, we do not keep you hanging or questioning:

 
All the prices are in our website save for those where we will have to ask more information from you so we could really get into the specifics. Need a design revised? Even if it’s just one letter or one line in the challenge coin that you wanted change, rest assured that that will be changed without any additional cost on you. And if you want that changed again? Not a problem – we will revise it again for you, still without a charge!
 

5. We offer a wide variety of designs to choose from:

 
There are four ways through which you can choose a design from us. First is to send us file photos or sketch photos of your preferred design. Be sure to send one for the back and the other for the front. Now, what if you do not have an exact one in mind? Let us help you with our custom options. First, choose your coin shape. Would you want it to be just the typical round challenge coin or would you want in another shape? Guess what – whatever shape you choose, that’s for free! Next, choose your metal style. Would you want it gold, silver, copper, or brass plated? What kind of finish do you want? And lastly, what other details do you want your coin to have? Would you want it with epoxy or translucent enamel coating? With a keychain? View your options here.
 

6. You are not the only one checking our services.

 
Guess what, we already have a lot of organizations sourcing their coins from us. There’s the U. S. Army and Navy. There’s also the U. N. D. P. There are also private companies who order challenge coin sets from us. Even individuals get challenge coins from us. So what are you waiting for? Click here www.challengecoins4less.com to get your very own coin sets now!

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The Reasons of Outsourcing PCB Assembly

Your company probably has the best team of design engineers and PCB fabricators. After years of operating in the PCB fabrication, you outsource the PCB assembly. Your company starts to plan in making your own assembly team but we think you are making a mistake. Although the idea is great, and you might even think this cuts back cost, starting an assembly team is not easy. It actually increases your cost of production. So, why you should continue to outsource your assembly? Here are the reasons:
 

Capital Outlay

 
You need to purchase expensive machineries for your in-house assembly. Before, most electronics manufacturers did everything, from fabrication to assembly. However, doing this business strategy requires more capital outlay than outsourcing. You also have to hire experts who will design your assembly schematics, maintain your assembly house and other related matters.
 
Instead of ROI, you continue to spend money on maintenance and work force costs. By the time you perfect your assembly process, innovators introduce another technology to enhance the procedures. To stay above the competition, you buy either this technology or give up of your assembly house.
 

Return on Investment

 
PCB AssemblyYou probably have thought that in-house assembly is better. It gives you higher ROI. Perhaps, it may bring you higher ROI if you concentrate your resources in the assembly. However, if you have other capital investments, you might not realize the ROI you want. You might not even realize the break-even point for putting up such department on top of your other departments. Thus, you are wasting money on a department you might not even know if it will prosper.
 
Even if you have planned every detail before assembling the in-house teams, you might still encounter problems that will bleed your capital resources. Stress is one of the problems you will experience. New innovations you should purchase is another.
 

Scale of Work

 
Instead of focusing on your PCB fabrication, your team’s expertise is now divided. Your team has to learn the new process, and discover the best practices in an excellent PCB assembly house. Thus, we suggest that use your investment money wisely. Acquire the best machineries to improve your current technology and let us do the assembly work. We can provide you the best-assembled PCBs and produce more output than you can. Moreover, we can offer the PCBs at a lower cost than if you do it in-house.
 

Value-added Services

 
ElectronicsAlthough most PCB assembly houses do not offer design services, we are an exception. Design service is part of our deal. We can help you refine the designs of your engineers and provide solutions to the defects we find in your designs. We have been in the industry for so many years. Our expertise places us ahead of our competitors. If you are planning to develop your own assembly house, you will need years to build the expertise you can actually get from outsourcing.
Our team consists of experts from the different aspects of electronic industry, providing us value added services. In turn, we deliver such value added services to you.
 

Guaranteed Quality Control

 
Since you divide capital investment and team’s expertise, the biggest issue that you will experience is quality control. Consumers are strict about quality. If your company delivers low quality PCBS, they can easily spread the news through the Internet. With just a few clicks of a mouse, your company’s reputation could be ruined. Instead of putting up your own PCB assembly department, better abandon the idea and focus your efforts in improving other aspect of PCB fabrication.
 
If you outsource your assembly, you are availing of our quality control practices at a cost affordable to you. Our company acquires the certifications from the government, indicating that we abide by the law and we implement top-of-the-line practices when it comes to our assembly.
 
The idea of developing your in house assembly is challenging but the costs of opportunity do not compensate for it. The worst thing to happen is to cease operation due to inadequate working capital. Therefore, we suggest that you continue outsourcing your assembly. The return on investment is higher than doing in-house assembly. Furthermore, you rid of yourself the many stresses of hiring employees, maintaining the machines and acquiring the certifications and permits to do assembly.
 
Concluding our article, we recommend that you outsource your PCB assembly and focus your capital on other investment opportunities such as acquiring the best technologies in creating a good PCB design or fabricating an excellent printed circuit boards. Let us do the assembly since we have the experience to deliver the best assembly services. We also have the best technologies so you can deliver the most sophisticated electronic products to your consumers.
 
Furthermore, outsourcing your assembly process offers many benefits that you cannot get from putting up your in-house assembly team. That said, we hope to hear from you and avail of our free quotation.

 

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The Composition Of Golf Iron Sets

Irons are called that way simply because they are manufactured from the metal element. You may be surprised that “woods” are created from metals, too. However, that is only a new development in order to innovate golf iron sets. Golf club irons are made of metal alloy and are widely preferred by many, especially beginners and disabled golfers.
 
Beginners opt for cavity back style irons while veteran golfers prefer the blade style, or muscle back iron. If you examine the two sides of irons’ club heads, they are considerably thin compared to other golf clubs. The rear is designed fully like a blade. The major difference from the cavity back style from the blade style, is the “cavity-like” rear which is hollowed out a little. Using golf iron sets with cavity features create a perimeter weighting effect to the ball. It simply distributes an even weight around the golf club, which is more advantageous for casual golfers. Beginners must choose “game improvement” in order to give them efficient help while in the game field.
 
Golf clubsAmong the different types of golf clubs, this type of equipment has specifications as well. There are numbers on the soles which serve as their club’s category. They are readily available in the market, but irons are purchased separately because there are some recent developments in golf iron sets. The new products in golf shops are hybrid iron sets or commonly referred to as blended sets. They are a mix of varied golf clubs with varied cavity back features as well. It is not necessary for beginners to own additional golf clubs; one is enough for practice and gaming.
 

Short, Long, and Mid-Irons

 
There are three categories of irons – short irons, long irons, and mid-irons. For amateur golfers, short golf irons are the easiest to hit among the three types. This is because a golf club is easier to master when the shaft length decreases while the loft increases. A golf club is more manageable when it has a shorter shaft. The short irons allow more control from the golfer, thus, very ideal to use in practicing swings.
 

Short and long shots using irons

 
Golf EquipmentIn playing golf, the distance control is all yours. There is no appropriate distance when you use such golf clubs. The most important thing to remember is just to hit the golf ball with the right angle, position, and destination, the farthest way you can. There is no specific distance that a golfer must reach. Since beginners are too excited to play, they often assume long distances in one hit. This is never going to be possible if you are not willing to dedicate time, hard work, and patience in learning the golf sport. It is not very simple as it seems, because it is not about hitting the ball at the farthest way you can.
 

Enjoying the game with irons

 
Golf Iron SetsWhen starting the golf game, there is a golf tee positioned on the ground. From that spot, irons are appropriately played from there. An iron can be used to complete a tee shot. However, you have the freedom to use them anytime within the game as a way to gain more control of your shots.
 
Among the various clubs you have in your golf iron sets, determining which type of iron golf club to use is very important in a certain game. For example, you need to make a high shot or simply hit the golf ball so it can land gently towards the green – this situation requires you to use a high-loft golf club. A golf player must know the function and capacity of each of his special golf irons.
 
Well then, happy golfing!

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Qualities To Look For In A Motivational Speaker

The main purpose of hiring motivational speakers is to take advantage of their abilities to inspire people in an organization to succeed. After a period of time, employees sometimes become disheartened and stop working at their best. They feel uninterested in pursuing something further if they believe they have already accomplished the specific standard. A motivational speaker will do wonders in bringing back the enthusiasm of these employees.
 
Because of different professional and personal reasons, the morale of employees often falls and sometimes, to really low levels. After a point, not even the bosses higher up the chain can inspire their employees. When this happens, it is time to hire a speaker that can boost their morale. After hearing that speaker, employees are bound to change their ways and get back their lost spirits.

Keynote speaker

Motivational speakers would recommend new strategies to find other ways of maximizing profitability or to have more sales. Their speech should inspire employees to start discussions. They will come up with new ideas based on the knowledge that the speaker passes on.
 
So, if your organization is considering hiring a motivational speaker for a convention, meeting, company event, or any occasion, check out the rest of this article to know what you should look for.
 

Understand the Audience

 
It is important that a speaker understands their audience – what would strengthen their mind, what they want to hear, how they would respond to the speaker, and so on. The speaker should be someone who is an expert in the field that the company belongs to, or even better if they are considered as an authority in that industry.
 

Create a Relaxed Atmosphere

 
Normally, a business conference is held in an extremely charged atmosphere, which puts added pressure on the employees who are already stressed out. For this reason, the first thing the speaker should do is to create a relaxed ambiance. They must know how to have a friendly atmosphere and make sure people are comfortable so they would listen. This way, the speaker always wins the trust of the audience because of their modest manner of speaking.
 

Listen to Their Past Gigs or Watch Their Videos

 
Watch out for the style of the motivational speaker in delivering their message. It should not sound agenda-like or preachy. The employees deserve a speaker who is better than that. For a company-wide convention, the speaker should be a good storyteller. Their speech should be sprinkled with stories that represent success, which employees could relate to and not a generic advice that will temporarily “solve” everything that needs attention. These success stories that the speaker must share are those achieved after great efforts so the employees would feel that they can beat their challenges. The speaker should also be able to analyze the problems of the employees, get to the root cause, and offer practical, lasting solutions.
 

Talk About Personal Goals

 

Motivational SpeakerYour company needs a speaker who is also a thought leader. They must have a supplemental material that the employees can refer to during their talk. Motivational speaking is a lot like a good film or theater. If it has a good script, it would sound personal to the audience and the idea of motivational speaking is to get everyone in the audience to reconsider their own aspirations and motivate them to make a change or act what they have been thinking all along.

 

Action-oriented Technique

 
The motivational speaker must be completely aware of what the end-result should be. For example, you may want a speaker that would inspire the audience to face the present circumstances at work. You need to make sure that the speaker ends with a powerful technique that pushes the employees to follow through when the motivational effect begins to fade. This is the key takeaway so that the speech would have the greatest impact.
 

Passionate

 
For many people, passion is everything and if the speaker does not have it, you need to look for someone else. If motivational speaking has a formula, then passion is the most important element that could totally be a game-changer for the occasion or anyone in the audience. Passion for success, life, and work is the best in changing people’s perceptions – this is what you need for your audience.
 

Not Just a Job

 
While motivational speakers are being paid for their services, the best ones do not perceive it as just a job. They consider it as an art, a pursuit that must draw from life. The story of the motivational speaker must instill solidarity with the members of the audience. A listener can only rewrite their own story when they can relate to the speaker’s story.

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Custom Silicone Wristbands

We offer an extensive range of colors, styles, and options so that you can fully customize your silicone wristbands and make them look exactly the way you want them. Read on and explore the various possibilities for your custom wristbands.

 

Types of Wristbands

 

Whatever purpose your wristbands are for, we have the best solution for you. Check out these wristband types to find something that perfectly suits you.

 

Debossed Wristbands

 

Debossed WristbandsDebossed wristbands are our most popular type of wristbands and are the most commonly used style on the market. Available in a variety of colors, debossed wristbands will carry your brand, logo or slogan effectively so as to catch the attention of the people. You can choose swirled, segmented or solid color to enhance the appearance of your silicone wristbands and turn them into something more memorable.

 

Embossed Wristbands

 

Embossed wristbands are your choice if you want to add some special effects to your bands. Instead of being engraved, the design is raised above the surface of the wristband to make it more noticeable. Our wristbands are of 100% hypoallergenic, medical grade silicone so they are guaranteed safe and sturdy.

 

Color Filled Wristbands

 

Color Coated WristbandsWith this wristband type, you can add a layer of stunning color to the standard debossed bands. We will paint the depressed areas of the design with a stunning color to create a contrasting effect. Through this, the design of your silicone wristbands will appear as if it’s popping off the band! What an awesome way to spread brand awareness!

 

Color Coated Wristbands

 

This is our newest wristband type and we are proud to offer it to you. With color coated wristbands, the design is engraved into the band over the surface that was coated beforehand. This results to a sharper contrasting effect that is sure to catch attention. Go with color coated wristbands and make your brand name and logo stand out from the background.

 

One Inch Wristbands

 

Color Filled WristbandsOne inch wristbands are your perfect choice if you want to go with a large design. With these bands, your design will have a bigger room and you can include other elements to it. This wristband type can be debossed, color-filled or silk-screened.

 

Three Quarter Inch Wristbands

 

If you find the standard half-inch too small and one-inch too large, then three quarter wristbands are for you. With an extra space that isn’t too big, you can enlarge your design to just the perfect size. Three quarter inch wristbands can also be debossed, color-filled or silk-screened.

 

Segmented Wristbands

 

Rubber braceletsWith the segmented type, you can have two or three colors embracing your custom wristbands. These are excellent for sports teams, businesses or schools whose logos include multiple colors.

 

Swirled Wristbands

 

Silicone wristbands that have swirled colors look tie-dyed and can certainly turn heads. This type is also great for organizations with multiple colors. You can include swirled colors to your debossed, embossed, silk-screened, or painted wristbands.

 

Silkscreen Wristbands

 

Silk-screened wristbands are ideal if you want to incorporate an intricate design or logo. We use the standard silkscreen process to imprint your design onto the band, no matter how elaborate the design may be. Silk-screened bands are a cost-effective alternative that lets you include specialized design to your wristbands.

 

Keychain Bands

 

If you want to go beyond wristbands, then get our keychain bands. We add a unique mechanism to a regular wristband so you can carry it as a keychain. This is a smart way to raise brand awareness and make customers remember your name.

 

Micro Wristbands

 

Micro wristbands have an increasing popularity at fundraising events and schools. Since the size is only half of the standard silicone wristbands, many people tend to wear many micro bands at once. This wristband type is always the silk-screened style. And due to their small size, they are not recommended if you plan to have an intricate design as it will not be legible.

 

Finger Bands

 

Finger bands are another new style we carry. This is an easy way to promote your organization or business. And since this type is pretty small, it might not be able to accommodate large designs. If you want something simple yet unique, then finger bands are your best choice.

 

Can’t decide which one to get? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you.

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Discover How Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Causes Weight Loss during Pregnancy

The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) plays a crucial role during pregnancy. However, one function of this hormone that is not always mentioned is its ability to induce weight loss (which is actually part of its role of ensuring the survival of the fetus). Is there an inch of truth to this claim? How can a hormone which is primarily designed to assist pregnancy be associated with a totally unrelated function such as weight loss?

 

Inferred Speculations 

 

hcgAt the moment, no clinical studies or experiments have been conducted to establish a direct link between weight loss and the presence of this hormone. This speculation is based on the fact that HCG is known to assist in breaking down fat reserves in a pregnant women’s body in order to provide sustenance for the developing fetus, especially during the initial stages of growth and development. Fat reserves that are not usually used by the body are those targeted by this hormone. This is why the fetus can survive for weeks and the mother does not feel any significant change.

 

From the moment that the fetus implants in the uterine wall, it needs nutrients in order to live, develop and grow. However, most women find out they are pregnant when they are already on the fourth to eighth week. During the period that the mother is not yet aware of the life inside her, the fetus needs to compete with the mother in order to get proper nutrition. The ability of the hormone in question to target fat cells that are stored in specific areas of the body is the foundation of the claim that it can cause weight loss, without affecting a person’s routine or diet.

 

Valid Arguments against such Claim 

 

hcg dietThe ability of the hormone to cause weight loss is based on a one-sided premise that a pregnant woman is not consuming the right amount of food and nutrients to supply both her and the baby’s needs. It does not take into account women who have been planning their pregnancy months or even years before it happens. More often than not, this group of expectant mothers has already started taking supplements, such as folate and calcium, to ensure that they are able to supply the needs of their babies from day one. Thus, the body already has the right amount of nutrients to sustain both the mother and the baby, and there is no need to access fat reserves.

 

It also does not take into account women who consume more than their minimum calorie intake. If the mother eats more than enough for her and her baby without even knowing about it, there is no reason for the fat reserves to be accessed. In this scenario, the hormone in question will not cause significant weight loss to occur.

 

The potential of HCG to initiate weight loss is something that is not yet proven. Another issue that needs to be addressed is how to trigger the hormone to access the fat reserves when there is no fetus inside that needs to be sustained. However, it’s potential to aid in weight loss is something that can be explored further. While there are no established studies or experiments that will prove that this hormone is an effective means to lose weight, one cannot dismiss the idea that this is possible.

 

If it is able to access fat reserves at will and when the situation calls for it, this potential can be harnessed and developed. And since this hormone is something that the human body recognizes, it is possible that a weight loss program can be developed and could help a lot of people who are having a difficult time losing weight.

 

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