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The Biletnikoff Award: Internationally Recognized, Locally Produced

The Biletnikoff Award: Internationally Recognized, Locally Produced

It is quite an exciting time to be a fan of Florida State football. With the Noles ranked as the No.1 team in the country, they are poised to make an appearance in the title game for the first time … Continue reading

Pay Attention

Most of us have been in social situations where we recognize someone but can’t remember their name. Rotary International solved this problem years ago by instituting a badge system for all members. The badges are big, round, and the Rotarian’s … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Workforce Happy

Keeping Your Workforce Happy

Ever wish there was an easy button for improving the morale of your workforce? Join Sam Varn in this audio series as he discusses the importance of keeping your workforce happy and promoting positive morale.  As your employees begin to … Continue reading

The Importance of Motivating Volunteers

The Importance of Motivating Volunteers

Join Sam Varn in this audio clip as he discusses the importance of motivating volunteers. Sometimes we can take for granted the manpower provided by our tireless donors. It is essential that non-profits have a robust recognition program that keeps … Continue reading

Awards4U Honors Local Students

Awards4U Honors Local Students

Sam Varn of Awards4U established the Medallion Awards Program in 1987 to recognize dedicated high school students. This program is a great way for teachers to show appreciation for their students’ hard work and perseverance. Teachers nominate students who they … Continue reading

Figuring It All Out

Figuring It All Out

If you haven’t figured this out yet, customer loyalty is the hidden secret to running a profitable  company. The math proves this truth over and over, no matter what business you are in. It simply costs less to keep a … Continue reading

Praise Pays

Praise Pays

In a world where we are constantly measuring effectiveness and looking for ways to set ourselves apart from the competition, the attitude of our workforce matters. In fact statistics show that it pays to keep your workforce happy. Happy employees are more productive, better leaders, more creative and better team players. Conversely, unhappy employees are almost always detrimental to business. Ever wish there were an easy button for improving the morale of your workforce? Continue reading

How to Say Thanks but No Thanks

We impart value to others when we say yes, but we also impact value in how we say no. If we are abrupt, careless, or selfish, we risk showing others that we do not have high moral character. Worse, we risk sending the message that they are worthless, when that should not ever be the impetus to our message at all. How we say no can impact our offers, opportunities, and relationships far into the future. Continue reading

Brand New Commercial Released!

Awards4U has released a previously never-before seen cut of its popular “a little recognition goes a long way” commercial demonstrating the importance of overcoming obstacles to achieve success! Continue reading

Help Yourself

Help Yourself

Everyone loves a countdown. Think New Year’s Eve, the start of old movies, and David Letterman’s Top Ten. The 4s compiles decades of experience in recognizing excellence into Advice 4U. Ladies and gentlemen…The 4s. Continue reading