New for 2018

    What’s New for 2018 at Crystal D?

    With a new year, brings hope and endless possibilities. We hope to bring “The WOW Effect”™ to more deserving individuals and the possibility To Turn Emotions Into Memories™ for recipients around the world.

    I’m excited to FINALLY introduce you to all the expansions at Crystal D for 2018. Because after 25 years, we know the drill. You want more! More stunning and affordable crystal awards and gifts, more creative ideas, more WOW, less fuss, and more crystal awesomeness.

    If you’ve been following along on social media, you’ve probably seen some of the remarkable new award designs and the new Service Awards Gallery. These are also featured in all three of the 2018 catalogs.

    If you aren’t on social media, here’s what you should know… Continue reading…

    The best part of life is on the horizon

    The Best Part of Life is on the Horizon

    When you were a kid and thought of getting older, odds are you thought that you’d have life “together” by twenty-five. Together like, house, car, career, and love. After all, 25 years is a quarter of a century. But when I was 25 years old, I was newly married and working hard on our family farm. My first child was on her way. People said, “You are in the best part of your life.” But on a daily basis, it just felt like a lot of decisions and hard work. Nothing more. What I didn’t realize was that this part of life was just the tip of the iceberg. Just the first glimpse of what would become my life story from beginning to end. Making all those important decisions and working so hard was actually the “best part of life.” Continue reading…

    Choose the right award every time.

    Tips for Choosing Employee Awards

    What do you think of when you hear the words “employee awards?” Chances are, every person who hears these words thinks of something different and creates their own picture of the perfect employee award. But choosing an award is easy!

    Ask yourself these questions:

    • What type of award designs should we choose?
    • How many awards should we have?
    • How much should we spend?

    Here’s a deeper look into these questions. Continue reading…

    How Do You Recognize? Three Types of Recognition

    The dictionary defines recognition as “the state of being recognized,” which is not exactly helpful. To really understand recognition is to understand what the purpose is. Employees who feel good about their jobs tend to perform at a higher level.

    Your company can become more successful when you recognize and reward performance that matches your corporate goals. There are three types of recognition that you can use to help your employees reach those goals: day-to-day, informal, and formal. Continue reading…

    Keep your customers saying "thanks"

    How to Say “Thank You” to Your Creme de la Creme

    Without customers, business doesn’t exist. Without your customers, your business doesn’t exist.

    Finding, maintaining, and cultivating a customer relationship is a lot like planting a tree. You plant a seed, and it starts out small. Slowly over time, it will grow into a lovely tree that provides shade.

    Nourishing the seed so that it can grow takes work. It takes dedication, attention, and lots of time. Just like cultivating a quality customer relationship. These folks are not run-of-the-mill. They are your A+, platinum-level, gold-plated customers.

    When was the last time you reminded your top customers that you exist? When was the last time you said: “thank you”? Continue reading…

    Recognition on a Smaller Scale

    Staff Appreciation 101: Nine Occasions to Show Your Employees They Matter

    As a business leader, you’re busy. You have a million things to do, but you also need to recognize your employees for their hard work. So what occasions can you recognize in an instant?

    Keep in mind that staff appreciation doesn’t have to be complicated or formal. Have fun with it! Here are nine occasions that you can recognize: Continue reading…