July 23, 2014
by Kelsey Meek
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Recognize Staff on a Daily Basis!

It’s WOW Wednesday! HR leaders, execs, and managers: How do you WOW the people who go above and beyond for you in your business? Or, how have you been WOWed?

Today’s WOW Wednesday comes from Patricia.
She says: “I recognize my staff on a daily basis. Over years I have noticed that they are in a much better spirit to face their day if you show how much as a manager, you appreciate that they as individuals make a difference.”

Share your own “WOW Wednesday” tip or story. Leave a comment here or post on Terryberry’s Facebook Page or Twitter using hashtag #WOWWED. Make it a WOW day!

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July 22, 2014
by Jenny Watkins
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Gratitude is a Conscious Choice

Appreciating the people around you leads to better relationships.   In this post, author Lisa Ryan shares practical tips for honing your appreciation skills and developing a personal lifestyle of gratitude. Don’t miss the chance to hear Lisa when she joins Terryberry’s Mike Byam on Sept 18 for an exclusive webinar “HARNESSING THE POWER OF GRATITUDE FOR SUCCESS IN LIFE AND BUSINESS.”

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by Lisa Ryan, author of “The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude

“Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice…It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.” Henri J. M. Nouwen

Just like starting off the New Year with a resolution to start hitting the gym, a gratitude practice takes commitment.  Think about picking up a five-pound weight for the first time.  Pushing yourself to complete several reps, you feel great.  Then the pain of sore muscles sets in and you have a choice – you can quit or keep going.  By choosing to continue, your strength increases. Over time you can lift ten-pounds or fifteen pounds with ease.  You break through and experience the rewards of better health.

It’s the same with gratefulness.  Pick up a gratitude journal for the first time.  You push yourself to do it, and you feel great.  Then you experience a painful situation that makes you sore.  At that point, you can decide to start back up when “something good happens” or you can persist.

As you continue to write down three to five things you are grateful for every day, your “gratitude muscle” gets stronger.  It becomes easy to notice ten or fifteen things for which you are thankful.  Then, when something bad happens, your first response is to find something to appreciate in the situation.  You break through and experience the rewards of gratefulness – better attitude, less stress, stronger relationships and so much more.  You ROCK!

July 21, 2014
by Kelsey Meek
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A Momentous Ring Restoration

Terryberry Ring Box

By Rosemary Lambert

Minutes after Mike Anderson, one of Corey’s best friends, read my wedding ring blog post he was on the phone with his boss and the owner of Terryberry, Mike Byam. Terryberry specializes in employee appreciation products, gifts and awards. Mike Anderson asked Mike Byam if their company could fix my broken ring. Mike Byam said, “Absolutely!” Before we knew it Mike Anderson had my ring and was heading to Terryberry’s factory in Grand Rapids.

Only a few days went by and Mike Anderson called and said my ring was finished and he was heading over to our condo. Before Mike arrived I thought of how incredibly kind people are. When Mike presented my ring to me I couldn’t believe how shiny and new it looked. It was prettier than ever. My ring needed to be cleaned and the diamond was loose so they fixed the prongs. My broken ring was put perfectly back together and I was thrilled. The box the ring came in contained a delicate gold chain so I can wear it around my neck. Mike explained to us how intriguing it is to watch the talented and dedicated craftsmen while they work on delicate jewelry. He said they take so much pride in their artwork.

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Thank you Mike Anderson, Mike Byam and the talented craftsmen at Terryberry. I’m so happy to have my wedding ring back and more beautiful than ever.

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Founded by Herbert R. Terryberry in 1918, Terryberry began as an award manufacturer, crafting high quality recognition awards and recognition jewelry in our manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company is rooted in a tradition of quality and personal service.

July 14, 2014
by Jenny Watkins
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Recognition Bulletin HR – Summer Edition

Get up to speed on the latest trends, products, and best practices in employee recognition from Terryberry in the Summer issue of the Recognition Bulletin. Here’s what’s inside:

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  • 5 Keys to Effectively Appreciating Your Colleagues, by Dr. Paul White, Ph.D.
  • 7  Things We Learned at #SHRM14 Orlando
  • Partnering with Terryberry; The Smithsonian Institution (video interview)
  • Terryberry Book Club Webinar: “The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

Read the full newsletter.

July 9, 2014
by Kelsey Meek
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Accomplishments Recognized by Leading Emcees

It’s WOW Wednesday! HR leaders, execs, and managers: How do you WOW the people who go above and beyond for you in your business? Or, how have you been WOWed?

Today’s WOW Wednesday comes from Erika.
She says: “For our non-profit organization, we usually have an end of the year banquet where members can bring their family and friends and they are recognized by the emcees by giving a short history of things they have done to deserve the accomplishment.”

Share your own “WOW Wednesday” tip or story. Leave a comment here or post on Terryberry’s Facebook Page or Twitter using hashtag #WOWWED. Make it a WOW day!

Join hundreds of organizations that use Give a WOW to ignite a dynamic culture of recognition in the workplace.  It’s employee recognition, social-media style! Get the Free Trial!