Bright lights, big city! Recently, I spent a week in Las Vegas at the 2012 ARA Show. It was a fantastic experience. I traveled with two of our lovely marketing ladies! They met with our customers in the tradeshow booth while I made two presentations.
We started the week with a full day of set up! Boxes, bubble wrap, glass cleaner, and white gloves is all we need to bring “The WOW Effect”TM to Vegas baby!!!
Traveling for work is both a privilege and a sacrifice. It is a privilege because tradeshows are the best environment to meet our customers face-to-face; we all love these opprotunities! Our customers are the best people in the world because they believe in the power of recognition with as much conviction as we do. They fill our tank with energy and give us fuel we use to continue to progress as a company.
On the other hand, work travel is also a sacrifice because it takes my employees away from their families and children. So I make a point to thank my folks for this sacrifice whenever I can. My favorite way to express my appreciation while in Vegas is by trying out a killer resturant followed by one of the many entertaining live shows.
This year’s staff favorite was the ”Donnie and Marie” show at the Flamingo. The brother-sister duo really gave us a chance to relax after a day of hard work! Pictured here: Becca (marketing), Donnie, Marie, Bridget (marketing), and myself.
There are many ways to thank your employees for their hard work. But the most effective way to do this is by expressing your gratitude immediately after your employees have completed their work. So don’t wait, if you have someone who deserves a high-5, or a more significant form of gratitude like a night on the town, give it up ASAP! This thank you will go far and your employee will become more engaged.