Humans use all five senses including taste, smell, sound, sight and touch to make a memory. Recognition awards given to a deserving recipient embody the memory of the experience. People remember all sorts of details from their recognition experience including the tension of anticipation preceding the event, the appearance of the room, the taste of the food, the sounds in the room, and the feeling of receiving congratulations from their peers among other memories.
Recognition awards are designed to trigger these memories long after the event is complete.
After the rush of surprise and excitement that occurs when a person receives an award, the recipient returns home, often to share the experience with family and friends. This creates even more memories that merge with the recognition experience. From that point on, the award itself becomes the only physical item remaining from the recognition experience.
By default, this item becomes a symbol of the entire experience – all the sights, sounds, and sensations felt by the recipient during the event live on for years to come through the award. Experts advise that you choose an award knowing that it will become a lasting symbol of accomplishment. The award should represent the recipient and the occasion in some way.
You can make an award into a symbol by:
- Including a company logo
- Adding the date
- Choosing an award with a style the emulates the recipient
- Shortening your inscription to the very minimum to avoid clutter
- Coupling the award with another item that is personally meaningful to the recipient (e.g. a personalized note from a peer or a small gift)
With just a bit of planning, the recognition award you choose can be transformed into a symbol that will live on long after the recognition event is complete. Notice the logo, inscription, and the overall award design below to see how other companies have created awards that are also symbols of excellence.
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