Last night my wife and I watched the last 30 minutes of the Academy Awards. It is always fun to see who wins the big awards: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Picture of The Year.
The thing that impressed me was the way that they recognized the nominees for Best Actor and Actress.
Each of the nominees were introduced by a friend and colleague who knew them personally and had worked with them before. The personal relationship allowed them to share funny stories, genuine compliments and heartfelt congratulations to each of the nominees.
It was moving!
Whenever you are part of recognition with a team, family, organization, or business – take a lesson from the Oscars. Make it personal. Make it heartfelt. Make it real.
What a difference this makes on the impact of the recognition – not only for the individual being recognized but for all who are participating.
What a great lesson from the Oscars!