Mary Robinson Reynolds has created a Program For Business to carry out a "Make A Difference with the Power of Acknowledgment," with daily activities and easy to implement outlines.
The intention that set the foundation for this program is that it takes 30 days to integrate a new habit. Therefore, in order to positively impact the culture of a business, the department heads, managers and administrators will commit to utilizing Mary's activities in staff meetings and trainings. The activities that are designed for this program directly, gently and yet powerfully address the Social Emotional Issues surrounding self-esteem, to create an energized and uplifted corporate culture.
The goal for everyone is to learn how to successfully acknowledge others and thereby teach each person exactly how to Fill Their Own Cups and Step More Fully Into Their Own Greatness, Hopes and Dreams.
The remaining Activities Programs will be devoted to additional Acknowledgment Activities and Exercises to keep the momentum of "Make A Difference" going forward, reaching out further and further into customers, vendors and local communities.
The activities can be adapted to a One-Day, a Week or a Month-long Program.
In all of the variations, this program will help each person develop a strong Sense of "self" and "purpose," and provide the motivation for developing positive Life Skills.
When you order this Program Package for the number of participants in your company, here is what you will receive:
81 PowerPoint Slides - A Complete Presentation with easy-to-follow Script
114-page UTrain® Leader's Guide PDF Notebook-size with Presenter's Outline PDF to accompany the PowerPoint Slideshow, giving you a pre-packaged training solution.
27-page Presentation Notes Word doc and PDF
29-page Participant Workbook PDF
6 -50 minute Session Plans you can either expand on and lengthen or contract and shorten.
All 6 MOVIES embedded to play within the PowerPoint Presentation:
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PLAN AHEAD We advise you to place your order at least 3 weeks in advance of your scheduled event to assure we will have products to fulfill your order. Wristbands and stickers may sell out before the replacement products arrive. Please call if you have an upcoming event ocurring soon.
Make A Difference Acknowledgment Programs are Recommended by...
"We were experiencing a very challenging time within the organization and it was important for us to recognize those people who have truly helped us make a difference in what we do and how we do it. Mary Robinson Reynolds' "I Make A Difference" Wristbands and Stickers were a very powerful and meaningful way for us to express our gratitude for their contributions. The process had amazing results in people's attitudes."
– Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chairman of BNI, Business Networking International, as well as a New York Times best-selling author.
"I got the stickers - the Acknowledgment Movie and the stickers were a HUGE hit today! Yeah! Thanks."
– Suzanne Steele, Balanced Wellness, LLC
The other day, I headed out early morning to Walmart to pick up a prescription. While waiting for my order to be filled, I went back to the restroom area where I heard a lot of cheering going on. It sounded like a pep rally, and everyone was pumped and ready to get to work.
A few minutes later, I ran into the leader of the group in the restroom, and as we were both heading out the door, I decided to reach out and acknowledge her. I introduced myself as an author and inspirational speaker and trainer, and that I was curious to know how often they do this kind of "firing up" the employees on their way out to the sales floor. She explained that they do it three times a day, every day, with each new shift coming on. We chatted for a few minutes about just how important it was to keep people motivated each and every day.
As we talked, I was aware that she was a little dumbfounded that I was even reaching out to have a conversation with her. As I praised and acknowledged her for what I had just observed her doing, she looked like a deer-in-the-headlights: not quite able to grasp my acknowledgment of her and the fine job she was doing.
As I expressed my observation that she appeared totally invested as a leader, I had another realization. While giving so much to others is a great reward in and of itself, it was possible that she was reaching for a way to receive and accept my compliments and praise.
Suddenly I remembered that I had several "I Make A Difference" wristbands on my wrist, so I pulled one off and asked her to accept my Acknowledgment of her and her outstanding leadership. Looking into her eyes I said, "You Make A Difference, and I want to acknowledge what an inspirational difference you are making each and every day!" Again, she looked at me with a stunned look on her face as if she was not used to being on the receiving end of things.
She accepted my gift and put it on her wrist. I then pulled out 3 more wristbands from my purse and handed them to her and said, "And now, I'd like you to accept these to acknowledge others who are making a difference in your life..."
I've also learned to grab the moment and share with her that, if she wanted to make acknowledging others a regular thing, she could order her own wristbands from the website address imprinted on the inside of the wristband. She looked inside, saw it and nodded to me. And with that, we parted company.
I looked back over my shoulder and I received an unexpected gift back as I saw her looking down at her wristband gently rubbing her fingers over the words on the wristband - "I Make A Difference" - as she walked away.
Lesson: We often take leaders for granted. Who do you know that you could acknowledge today?
It's the ordinary acts of giving that create extraordinary experiences in life.
- Mary Robinson Reynolds, Creator of the UTrain Power of Acknowledgment Program and Leader's Guide.