Unique Tradeshow Item Give Away – DigiClean Microfiber Screen Cleaner

Don’t you hate how dirty your phone gets after you have been talking and texting all day?  The new DigiClean is a portable cleaner for any touch screen surface.  The best part about it is it sticks right to your phone or electronic device.  The larger one turns into a mouse pad for your laptop.  Your name is with your client every day when they use their phone or computer.   You can even customize the packaging.  This is by far one of the best items I have received from a trade show this year.  These are very inexpensive if you are on a budget.  – Guest Writer – Jaime in Customer Service

 

 

 

 

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5 Quick Ideas to Recognize and Reward Employees

According to a Maritz Research study, employees who participate in creative recognition programs at work are five times more likely to feel valued, 11 times more likely to feel committed and seven times more likely to stay in their jobs. Here are some great ideas you can try:

1.Verbalize It: Give your employees the thanks and appreciation they deserve by telling them how much you appreciate them verbally. Saying things like "great job" and "outstanding performance" can go a long way to boost productivity, especially if said in front of their peers.

2.Find time to say "Hello" to your employees: Look at your employees while talking to them, not through them when you pass them in the hall. By actually taking time to acknowledge them, ask how things are going and really listen to them will make employees feel more appreciated, and more respected.

3.Do something Unexpected and Fun: Take a Friday afternoon off to take the entire office bowling, or have an unexpected indoor "pool party." Spread sand around, play Caribbean music, spread out beach chairs and give employees logo beach towels and sun visors.

4. Send High Performers Back to School: Recognize key players by offering them in-house training, off-site seminars and college courses, advanced degree programs, certification courses, peer counseling sessions and advanced management training.

5.Use Scrapbooks to make a Retirement Memorable: Everyone can get in on the fun of gathering photos and memories, including customers or association members. Put it all in a large scrapbook and give it to the retiree or outgoing association President at a celebratory event as a special memento. Get creative and add captions and colorful paper.

Ideas from Ken Lloyd, an organizational behavior consultant and author of 151 Quick Ideas To Recognize And Reward Employees.

8 Tips for More Efficient Networking

The word networking makes people cringe, but it is vital to business success. That's why we've put together some tips to hep make networking easier.

Set Goals, then do your research. What are your objectives for networking? Research different events and groups and focus your time on those with the attendees or members that are the best fit.

Be Open, Networking doesn't just take place at business events and through online sites like linked In or Plaxo – it should occur every day. The person you meet at the airport or the long-lost friend you run into at the grocery store may not need your services, but they may know someone who does.

Help Others, Effective networking involves building mutually beneficial relationships. Instead of handing out as many business cards as you can, focus on how you can assist the people you meet.

Know how others can help you, Be prepared to answer questions about the problems you need solved and your ideal customer.

Stand Out, Use eye-catching business cards with photos of your products or a list of your services or on the back. Or give a small reusable item instead of a business card, such as a pocket calculator, sticky note dispenser or magnet.

Volunteer, Volunteering for an organization or at an event is a low pressure, high visibility way to meet people.

Give a speech or lead a seminar, Most groups will happily accept your offer, and it is an excellent way to position yourself as an expert in your field.

Follow up quickly, Send your new contacts something useful that will remind them of you for years to come. This could be an e-book on a custom USB drive, a report or relevant article in an attractive binder, or a journal book, highlighter or pen.

We have a variety of products to support your networking efforts. Call for some great ideas today.

Time for Kissing?

It’s that time of year for lots of kisses, (Valentine’s Day) so why not make your clients lips tasty and smooth?  While at a recent trade show I discovered the best new lip balm. These soybean oil and beeswax lip balms come in a hundred different flavors with a full color label which allows for a large impact.   Each tube is inexpensively priced and the minimum order is low.  Some of my favorite flavors are fuzzy navel, caramel, piña colada, and what woman doesn’t like chocolate?  Give this delicious tasting gift at trade shows or even as a nice Thank you after a check up or office visit. – Lip Balm FlavorMania - (100 New Flavors like Chocolate, Dancing Banana, Perfect Pink Lemonade, Blueberry Burst and more. – The link is to just one of the 100 flavors – call us for more details.) – Jaime

Steps to Achieving your New Year’s Resolutions

Each year as the New Year rolls in, each of us makes some type of resolution to either be a better person, lose weight, exercise more, make more money, etc. The problem with these resolutions is that they usually are forgotten by the end of January or February and we shrug it off, as there is always next year to resolute to do these things again.

The real reason that we don’t achieve these goals is that we don’t have a plan. In order to achieve anything in life worth achieving you need to have a desire to want to reach your goal. Desire is more than just wishing; it is a wanting more than anything else that this goal will be seen through. With desire comes the need to write down a plan on how this is going to be achieved. Starting with the bigger picture, an outline per say, and then taking that outline and breaking it down in to achievable tasks, possibly as minute as a plan for each day.  

The next thing that you need to achieve these goals is faith. Not the religious type of faith, but the faith that you know in the end you will succeed. And if you follow your plan, possibly tweaking as you go – how could you not succeed? You need to believe in yourself and really feel the energy of knowing that it can be done. Make a commitment to yourself to follow your plan each day.

Another way to help you keep your mind in focus of your goal is to write down all that you plan on achieving and what it will help you accomplish (ie- Lose 50 pounds by June 15, buy great looking clothes for my new figure, plan a party or take a vacation to Florida to show off my new me – and for each of these ideas, you will have written a step by step plan – including making arrangements for the things this new goal will do for you) Write each of these steps down on a sheet of paper and laminate it so you can keep it with you at all times. Each day, take it out and look at it. Read it over and visualize how you will look or feel when the goal is accomplished. The power of visualization is incredible and can help you achieve whatever your heart desires.

By having desire, faith, commitment, visualization and most importantly a detailed plan your New Year’s resolution can become reality.

Giving Gifts Employees Really Want…

The holidays are a time when employees can’t help but anticipate their ‘reward’ for the past 12 months, but it’s also a time when employers fumble the opportunity. CEShoppes wants to help prevent employers from making the same mistakes we’ve seen over the years. Give the gift your employees really want, one they choose themselves. Our most popular holiday gift collections range from $20-$200 and each collections has over 100 brand-name gifts for your employees to choose . . . and LOVE!

Fishing Story Take a moment to flip through our brand-name catalog and see all that we have to offer your employees. It is really simple and easy, and you can have your gift booklets in hand in as few as two business days, when you ship overnight. – All you need to do is select a holiday book cover, choose your dollar amount ( your recipient never knows the amount), add your logo and text to the holiday or “Gift for you” insert and your gifts are on their way to you! Give CEShoppes a call today 888.249.0420 and we will take your order over the phone – we make it easy and your recipients will love the gifts they choose!

ACreativeGift.com Expands its Personalized Holiday Gifts Collection

If you haven’t been to ACreativeGift.com lately you are missing out on a new line of products that just came to the web shoppe this month. New personalized holiday picture frames, personalized holiday ornaments and personalized coffee mugs. These are just a few of the new items that will be appearing on ACreativeGift.com as we expand the website for a more diverse product line.

ACreativeGift.com offers unique personalized gifts for every gift giving occasion including holiday gifts, birthday gifts and wedding gift ideas.  Check out our new selections and bookmark the web shoppe as new items will be added over the next couple of months to increase your shopping pleasure

Personalized Holiday Engraved Crystal Gift Items

Looking for a personalized holiday gift? Monogram and engraved crystal gift items are a great idea. There are many crystal gift items that can be personalized and engraved with a name, dates, funny saying or a personal note from you. The holiday season is a time for many weddings and we have quite a few customers who call upon us every time they receive a wedding invitation. They always order the crystal champagne bucket engraved with the wedding invitation. This is truly a unique gift and it is also practical. Every time the bride or groom uses their engraved champagne bucket, they will remember the giver, as well as have a wonderful conversation piece to discuss with their guests.

Another great personalized gift item for either a housewarming gift or a personalized holiday gift would be crystal servicing dishes, or crystal drinking glasses. Monograms engraved on these pieces add a wonderful, personal touch. Many of the engraved drinking glasses come in sets, so you can help to complete a set of drink ware for a newlywed couple or someone just starting out on their own. One year you can give personalized iced tea glasses and for the next holiday or birthday event possibly an engraved set of rocks glasses.

My very favorite gift of all is for newborn babies. Each time someone I know gives birth, I send them a custom lead-crystal ornament engraved with the baby’s first name and birth date. No one else will give such a personalized gift. Many parents receive clothes , bibs and blankets that will be outgrown so soon, but a personalized ornament for the baby is an item that can be used all year round as a sun-catcher and then hung on the tree at Christmas time. This truly unique gift will be remembered throughout the years.

To see the assortment of engraved holiday gift items that can be personalized with a monogram, first name or engraved message visit http://www.ACreativeGift.com

Create Memories with Corporate Logo Christmas Ornaments

Creating memories with corporate logo Christmas ornaments does not have to be a hard task. Are you sometimes afraid that the ornaments you give out with just your company name or logo on them will not make it to the tree? When you take out your holiday ornaments each year, do you take the time to think about where you were when you purchased or received each ornament?

Your custom logo Christmas ornaments can be a treasured gift.  Each year select an ornament that coincides with a theme from the year. It theme doesn’t have to be religious, the ornament can be custom designed in your own shape. It can be a round ball ornament, or an engraved, die cut shape made from brass or silver. Your custom ornament can be hand painted or they can be pad printed. No matter which you choose, take the same care and detail you would in selecting an ornament as if you were presenting this gift to a loved one. Remember, that your employees and your clients sometimes see you more than your own family.

12daysCustomOrnaments Church groups, charities and associations will find that the 12 days of Christmas ball ornaments are a perfect way to implement a continuity program.  The front of each ornament is imprinted with one of the 12 days of Christmas. The back of the ornament can be imprinted with your company logo or with a special verse or message that your recipients will understand and remember that you are the giver.

Every couple of years there is a group of wineries in the Finger Lakes area that have a holiday wine tasting event. Each winery designs their own ornaments, incorporating their logos or utilizes a stock design and adds their logo in the middle. As each patron attends the wine tasting and visits each of the 15 different wineries they receive an ornament. This in itself is an incredible memento of the event as well the way to start a collector’s series of ornaments.  The possibilities are endless of how your company can use custom holiday ornaments as gifts to your employees and clients, but also to commemorate events in which your recipients will remember and cherish for years to come.CustomLogoOrnaments

If the idea of unique ornaments that will keep your clients and employees wanting more appeals to you visit http://www.CorporateGiftShowcase.com/holidaygifts.asp or to see the accompanying video visit http://www.corporategiftshowcase.com/productvideo.asp?Vcode=1024

TOP 10 GOURMET FOOD GIFT IDEAS FOR THE 2010 HOLIDAY SEASON

Are you stuck for ideas on which business gifts to give this holiday? Here are 10 tried-and-true gourmet food gifts that are sure to please recipients—without stressing your wallet.

1. For the budget minded try gourmet gift bags filled with fresh-baked & hand-made gourmet treats.

2. Custom Filled Logo Chocolate Box.

3. Fresh Buttered Popcorn in Drawstring Canvas Duffel

4. Holiday Cookie Combo

5. English Butter Toffee in a fire brand wooden box

6. Hand crafted wooden armored car bank combined with chocolate covered almonds.

7. Gourmet Cookie and Brownie assortments in imprinted gift boxes

8. Gourmet Food Gift Sampler Tower

9. Chocolate Truffles in a Gift Box imprinted with your logo

10. The ultimate Edible Chocolate Box filled with industry theme chocolates

If these top 10 gourmet food gifts for the 2010 holiday season were of interest to you please visit http://www.GourmetFoodGiftpeople.com/HolidayFoodGifts to see the accompanying video and to sign up to periodically receive coupons and discounts.