Award Plaque Company Used to Honor Florida Police Explorers

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 17, 2014 | No Comments

Delray Beach Police honored several police explorers using Presenta Plaque awards. 

Phoenix, AZ. – On Tuesday, December 9th, Delray Beach Police Department promoted several police explorers from Post 319 and honored them with their very own awards from local plaque company Presenta Plaque.

Delray Beach PD said they are very proud to see these kids grow into leaders through their hard work and dedication. The program honored newly promoted corporals, lieutenants and sergeants from Post 319.

The Delray Beach Police Explorers program trains full-time students from ages 15-20 with a GPA of 2.0 or better. The program strives to teach children and young adults about law enforcement and respect for their community through police and tactical defense training and even through field work with police.

Presenta Plaque feels very strongly about instilling leadership and community respect in the younger generations. They are honored to be a part of a program that offers young community members a healthy and productive outlet and an opportunity to work with everyday heroes.

Presenta Plaques, available in oak, walnut and black marble, are the perfect way to show someone that their hard work does not go unnoticed. Whether for a brave officer in the line of duty or the crosswalk guard that ensures the safety of our children, Presenta Plaques are a classic and beautiful way to say thank you.

Proudly made in the U.S.A., Presenta Plaque is sure to have an award or bulk plaque kit solution for your company or municipality’s needs.

For additional information on Presenta Plaque, visit www.presentaplaque.com.

About Presenta Plaque:

Presenta Plaque is a one stop shop for certificate plaques. All our plaques are sold in case quantity and ship from our factory directly to you. We have low wholesale prices with single plaques available at retail prices.

We offer two basic styles. The first are Pocket Plaques which are pre-assembled and ready for your certificate or award to slip right into. The second is our Plaque Kits which come with all the hardware and pieces needed to turn your certificate or award into a beautiful plaque. They are both easy to assemble and beautiful to look at.

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Media Contact:

Christine Holtz

Phoenix Marketing Associates

http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

602-282-0202

Seven Tips for Becoming a Leader in Your Workplace

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 26, 2014 | No Comments

If you love what you do, you’re always looking for the next way to improve the productivity of you and your employees. Whether you’re the boss, a team lead or a regular associate, there are always ways to help things run more smoothly in the workplace and a great part of it begins with you and your leadership and example. While some are natural born leaders, others need a little more practice and self-knowledge to become the figure a company needs.

Improve on your strengths- Before you go about making any changes, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Find out which of your traits make you a valuable member of the company and emphasize on these.

Work on your weaknesses- Just as it’s important to work on perfecting your craft, it’s important to acknowledge where you could use a little improvement. Seek help when you need it and consider finding a mentor who can help you in those areas. Think of this as expanding your skillset rather than a sign of weakness. At the end of the day, your company will benefit just as much as you.

Empathize- A huge part of being an effective leader is knowing how to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. It can be easy to dish out the orders without thinking twice about the needs of your colleagues, but forgetting how to relate and listen can be damaging to you and the respect they have for you.

Take initiative- Every so often there comes a task so dreadful it might sit in an unopened file for week after week. Do it. You won’t always get recognition for it, but when others see your initiative, they’ll be more inclined to do the same. Not every part of work will be exciting, but your job as a leader is to move forward even when others won’t.

Listen- When the workload gets heavy, it’s easy to want to move in a direction you think is best without considering what others would suggest. Even though you may feel like you’ve got it figured out, never underestimate the ability of an outside mind.

Be confident- Not to be confused with cockiness, confidence means a lot more than sounding and like you know what you’re doing. From your posture to your tone of voice, make an effort to look and feel like a leader. You’ll be surprised how well this translates into your work.

Acknowledge others- If you’re in a position of power, remember to remind those who work for you that you truly value their hard work. Recognition and positive reinforcement can be some of the best motivators in the work place. Some great ways to say thanks are with certificates or plaques they can display proudly.

How to encourage your kids to volunteer

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 21, 2014 | No Comments

As kids are growing up, it’s important to teach them the value of community and giving back. Schools are able to teach kids many important skills and give them a valuable education, however, it’s up to parents to introduce them to it and give them a reason to continue to do it. Community service and volunteering is the foundation for any tight-knit community and of course, the future of every community is its kids.

 

Tell them why it matters

Before you expect your kids to enjoy giving their time for a cause, it’s important to explain to them why it matters. Young kids won’t immediately understand why it’s so significant to work at a cause for no pay, especially when they are taught from a young age that they have to work for things to earn them.  Help your kids understand the impact of their effort and just how important it is for them to do their part, even when they won’t immediately get something in return.

 

Lead by example

There’s much more to getting kids to see how volunteering their time can make an impact or benefit them in any way. While an explanation will surely help them make more sense of it, it’s important to lead by example. Simply put, if you want your kids to be active members of their community, they have to see you be one yourself. Even if your kids don’t play dress-up and walk and talk like their parents, they’re absorbing all of their surroundings. Today, its becoming harder and harder to filter what kids are exposed to, so why not make it something positive?

 

Volunteer as a family

There are many ways to spend your time with your family. Whether watching a movie or taking family road trips, every chance your get to spend with your family is significant, especially when free time isn’t abundant. Take the time to do things a little different next time you’re spending time with the whole family. There are many ways and places to volunteer your time that are family-friendly. Whether it’s planting a tree or helping out at a shelter, there are plenty of ways to help make change.

 

Recognize their efforts

At the end of a long day of volunteering, you might not get a pack on the back or even a thank you. What makes it special is that people give their time because whether someone says it or not, they know they’ve made a difference. But that’s not to say kids should not go unrecognized for their efforts. While you probably wouldn’t (and shouldn’t) reward them with money, certificates are a great way to let them know you’re proud of them and at the end of the day, that can mean a world of a lot more to a kid.

Local Award Plaque Company Used to Honor Florida Deputies

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 19, 2014 | No Comments

Presenta Plaque was the plaque of choice for Volusia County Sheriff’s Office when it honored two deputies for their bravery and act of heroism.

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office honored two deputies with the Medal of Valor on November 6th after they entered a trailer fire to rescue a man trapped inside. Deputies Robert Mitchell and Thomas Proctor were presented with the medals and a Presenta Plaque-made award for their bravery during the incident.

The Medal of Valor, which is the second highest honor the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office can present, was given to the deputies just two months after the fire took place in August. Deputies Thomas and Mitchell began resuscitation efforts immediately and did their best to save the victim, but he later died of smoke inhalation.

Selflessness and human kindness are at the very core of the Presenta Plaque’s values and it is honored to a part of the celebration of acts of heroism like these and others. Presenta Plaque is thankful for the service of law enforcement and hopes to continue helping with the recognition of of brave men and women throughout the country.

Presenta Plaques, available in oak, walnut and black marble, are the perfect way to show someone that their hard work does not go unnoticed. Whether for a brave officer in the line of duty or the crosswalk guard that ensures the safety of our children, Presenta Plaques are a classic and beautiful way to say thank you.

Proudly made in the U.S.A., Presenta Plaque is sure to have an award or bulk plaque kit solution for your company or municipality’s needs.

For additional information on Presenta Plaque, visit www.presentaplaque.com.

About Presenta Plaque:

Presenta Plaque is a one stop shop for certificate plaques. All our plaques are sold in case quantity and ship from our factory directly to you. We have low wholesale prices with single plaques available at retail prices.

We offer two basic styles. The first are Pocket Plaques which are pre-assembled and ready for your certificate or award to slip right into. The second is our Plaque Kits which come with all the hardware and pieces needed to turn your certificate or award into a beautiful plaque. They are both easy to assemble and beautiful to look at.

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Media Contact:

Christine Holtz

Phoenix Marketing Associates

http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

602-282-0202

Placing your Award in the Perfect Location

by Presenta Plaque | on Oct 31, 2014 | No Comments

Awards are a wonderful way to recognize people and groups for their hard work. If you’re lucky enough to have won an award of great importance to you, you ought to display it somewhere you can look upon it proudly. There are many places in your home and at work where you can display your award. Take a moment to look around at your surroundings and decide where you think it would look best.

In the Office:

In the office, it’s a matter of where you want to see it. If you’d rather gaze upon your achievement in your moments of frustration, your desk is a great place to put your award. It does, however, depend on the type of award it is. If you received an award that can sit on its own, placement will be much easier.

If it requires hanging, you can place it behind your desk, where people who come to your area can see it. The point is to display it, so make sure wherever on your wall you decide to hang it, it is visible and easy to read.

Bookshelves are also a perfect spot for display. The back casing makes it easy to lean them on something and it also adds to the decorative factor.

In the Home:

The home allows you many more options for display, depending on where you spend the most of your time or where you’d prefer to see it. Your living room, of course, is the best first option when it comes to visibility. This is the space in your home where you welcome your guests and you can proudly display your award.

 

An ideal place to put it is above a fireplace or on wall with plenty of visibility. Think of the layout of your home and where it would fit best. Only you know the best place for your home, so take some time to decide where it would look best.

 

Home offices, if you have one, are the perfect place to display your new award. While it’s in your home and accessible to your whole family, it is your personal space for your thoughts and achievements.

 

It’s also important to make sure you have used the proper equipment to ensure that your award has been hung safely on your wall. If you’ve decided to place it somewhere without any outside reinforcements, make sure it is sitting on a sturdy surface out of the way of movement and people walking by.

 

If you’ve received a paper award, make sure to visit http://www.presentaplaque.com/ to browse through beautiful styles of plaques to display your well-deserved certificate!

 

 

 

 

 

Award Plaque Kit Company Earns Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification

by Presenta Plaque | on Oct 21, 2014 | No Comments

Presenta Plaque Wholesale Plaque Kits was recognized by the VA Center for Veterans Enterprise as an exclusive, Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Phoenix, AZ. – On Tuesday, September 30th, Tempe-based award company Presenta Plaque, announced that it received its long-awaited Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification from the U.S. Veteran’s Administration.

The certification process requires several verification methods including both surprise and scheduled visits to the business by representatives of the VA. Because there are many measures the VA takes to ensure the legitimacy of the business, the process can often take several months.

The certification is a big step for small veteran-owned companies such as Presenta Plaque. Part of the certification process requires businesses to register with the VetBiz Registry, an online registry for veteran-owned businesses. The U.S. Government often turns to this registry first when seeking out business partnerships, making it a valued resource for veteran business owners.

“Presenta Plaque is excited to be a certified member of the veteran-owned business community. We are passionate about contributing to positive change and they look forward to doing our part in strengthening the veteran-owned business community,” explained Maurice Fitzgerald, owner of Presenta Plaque.

Presenta Plaques, available in oak, walnut and black marble, are the perfect way to show someone that their hard work does not go unnoticed. Whether for a brave officer in the line of duty or the crosswalk guard that ensures the safety of our children, Presenta Plaques are a classic and beautiful way to say thank you.

Proudly made in the U.S.A., Presenta Plaque is sure to have an award or bulk plaque kit solution for your company or municipality’s needs.

For additional information on Presenta Plaque, visit www.presentaplaque.com.

About Presenta Plaque:

Presenta Plaque is a one stop shop for certificate plaques. All our plaques are sold in case quantity and ship from our factory directly to you. We have low wholesale prices with single plaques available at retail prices.

We offer two basic styles. The first are Pocket Plaques which are pre-assembled and ready for your certificate or award to slip right into. The second is our Plaque Kits which come with all the hardware and pieces needed to turn your certificate or award into a beautiful plaque. They are both easy to assemble and beautiful to look at.

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Media Contact:

Christine Holtz

Phoenix Marketing Associates

http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

602-282-0202

Tips for Writing the Perfect Acceptance Speech

by Presenta Plaque | on Oct 12, 2014 | No Comments

Unless you’re a beloved actor or singer, there probably won’t be many occasions in your life in which you’ll be accepting awards that require you to give an acceptance speech. If and when the time comes, it’s important to know just what to say. If you’ve ever watched the Oscars, you probably know a little something about speeches that drag. At your event, there will likely be no cane to pull you off stage or music to drown out your words of gratitude and wisdom should your speech begin to drag. There might, however, be some annoyed audience members and perhaps some frustrated event organizers.

The first thing you need to ask yourself before writing your speech is, “What’s my point?” From the beginning, decide what the skeleton of your speech will be. What theme should it center around? Is it gratitude? A call to action? Figure this out early on and go with it. A theme will help make your speech sound more tightly woven and in the end have a greater impact on your audience.

The audience should remember you for your act, your grace and eloquence, not for being that guy or lady who kept rambling. Keep it short. Long, complexly crafted sentences are not always the best way to convey your message. Your audience will only tune in until you lose their interest; the surest way to lose them is by dragging on thoughts for too long. Express what you have to say clearly and concisely. Leave the fluff for the amateurs.

It’s true; stories draw people in. Everyone loves a good, solid anecdote. While they can work effectively for saying what you need to say imaginatively, you need to be selective about how and when you use them. Limit the length of your story; remember to keep it short. An anecdote should encompass the main point of your story. Think of it as a seasoning. Standing alone it may not have the most to offer, but in the right context it could bring out all the “flavors” of your speech, if you will.

Many times, people resort to humor to help ease the seriousness of a speech or to keep the audience entertained. While it may work in many cases, it’s an area you should go about with caution. Be very aware of your audience’s sense of humor. Not everyone has the same idea of ‘funny’ and your jokes could come off as offensive of cheesy. The last thing you want to do is sacrifice valuable speech time for a few cheap laughs.

Finally and perhaps most important to your speech is the most of the reason you’re up there: giving thanks. Thanks can be given at the beginning or end of your speech. If you don’t have another note you’d like to end on, your thanks are your Segway off the stage. If you want to be sure you don’t forget anyone, the beginning, when it is all fresh in your mind, is likely your best bet.

Rewarding Community Heroes

by Presenta Plaque | on Sep 29, 2014 | No Comments

When we hear the word hero, it’s easy to remember the characters we see on movies and in comic books. In the past couple of years, Hollywood has made superheroes (the mythical ones) the be-all and end-all of pop culture and every kid’s hero. While giving kids a figure with exemplary values to look up to is fantastic in its own sense, why not teach kids to look up to real life heroes?

 

Some of the most inspiring people for kids to applaud can be found not too far from your own home, right in your community and the best way to say thanks is with a little recognition.

 

Just Say Thank You

Firefighters, police officers and paramedics can sometimes be found while off duty in your community. You run into them at grocery stores, grabbing lunch or even when you are in need of their help. You’d be surprised how many people don’t take the time to say thanks. After a long day on the job, a simple “thanks for what you do” can mean a lot to someone.

 

Pay it Forward

You’ve probably heard of paying it forward a lot recently. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s the ideology of making a random act of kindness for someone who hasn’t necessarily done something for you but deserves it. There are many ways to pay it forward in your community; here are just a few of them:

-          Take care of the bill for an officer or other important community member you recognize.

-          Drop off some donuts and coffee or other snacks to a police station with a ‘thank you’ note.

-          Get together with a local school and arrange for a “letters from the community” project and mail these to them. It will be an unexpected but pleasant surprise.

 

Extend the Invitation

 

Next time you have a community event such as a carnival or open house of some sort, send out an invitation to local police and fire stations. If some of them agree to stop by, treat them to snacks and beverages and be sure to thank them for making the community a safer place.

 

Look for Heroes Everywhere

 

Remember: they don’t necessarily have to be in uniforms to be heroes. There are plenty of teachers and community leaders we should remember to recognize. If you know a local hero who deserves some recognition, head to http://www.presentaplaque.com/ and order one of our made in the U.S.A. plaque kits for your own certificate.

Plaque and Award Kit Manufacturer in Tempe Celebrates 20 Years in Business

by Presenta Plaque | on Sep 25, 2014 | No Comments

Presenta Plaque, a nationwide manufacturer and distributor of bulk plaque kits announces 20 year anniversary.

Phoenix, AZ. – From their humble beginnings in Long Island, NY as a full service trophy supply shop to the day they set up headquarters in Tempe, AZ in 1994 and through present day, Presenta Plaque has adhered to one simple way of doing business:  Deliver quality products to consumers at wholesale pricing while providing outstanding customer service.

This simple formula has allowed Presenta Plaque to become the nation’s premier manufacturer and distributer of bulk plaque and award kits, proudly serving multiple municipalities, businesses, armed services and government entities via their GSA contract.

Proudly veteran and family owned with all products used manufactured in the U.S.A., owner Maurice Fitzgerald comments on the anniversary: “When we opened our doors in Tempe Arizona in 1994, I used to feverishly ship all the orders every afternoon while my 9 month old son took his daily nap. Well, last week he came to work to ship his belongings off to begin his junior year in college. To say that a lot has happened in twenty years is an understatement.”

Reflecting on the past and looking toward the future, Fitzgerald commented, “Presenta Plaque, with its roots on Long Island, New York has spanned two generations and survived a coast to coast move. Many things have changes, but the important things have not. As we move into the next twenty years we will continue to rely on our foundations of personal customer service, loyal dedicated employees and an affordable quality product line. This will never change.”

 

About Presenta Plaque:

Presenta Plaque is a one stop shop for certificate plaques. All our plaques are sold in case quantity and ship from our factory directly to you. We have low wholesale prices with single plaques available at retail prices.

We offer two basic styles. The first are Pocket Plaques which are pre-assembled and ready for your certificate or award to slip right into. The second is our Plaque Kits which come with all the hardware and pieces needed to turn your certificate or award into a beautiful plaque. They are both easy to assemble and beautiful to look at.

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Media Contact:

Christine Holtz

Phoenix Marketing Associates

http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

602-282-0202

Easy Ways to Say ‘Thank You’ to Coworkers

by Presenta Plaque | on Sep 15, 2014 | No Comments

Most of us spend an average of 40 hours or more at our workplace. In some ways, our job is our second home. We have people we see daily that we must work in a team with. We often give and receive support from them and more often than not we eventually go on to call them a friend. Unfortunately, like we do with family and friends, we sometimes forget to remind them that they are appreciated and that their efforts do not go unnoticed.

 

You don’t always have to give an extravagant gift to let them know you appreciate them; there are many simple ways to say thanks and still leave an impression.

 

1. Bake Something!

That’s right. Break out the spatulas and oven mitts and make something in a real oven! No need to get fancy with the fondant and sugar flowers, good ol’ cupcakes and cookies are always a crowd pleaser and a perfect way to show thoughtfulness. It also shows that you were willing to take time out of your day to make them, which says a lot in itself.

 

2. Leave a Thank You Card/Note

Handwritten cards are darn near impossible to come buy these days. With e-cards, printers, fancy card stores and cellphones, sometimes one forgets the real value of taking the time out of your day to write out a sincere ‘thank you’ to someone. A simple gesture can mean quite a bit. If you’d rather not hand it to them personally, leave it on their desk at the end of the day or in a mailbox if your job has them.

 

3. Give Them a Drink on You

A small gift card from a coffee shop is a perfect way to casually say thanks. Many coffee shops including big chains like Starbucks allow you to purchase a gift card. You don’t have to add a large sum of money to the card, $5 is more than enough, and if you’re feeling generous you can add a few more bucks for a pastry. Your coworker will be pleased because of the kind gesture and –well everyone needs coffee.

 

4. Take Them to Lunch

This is the perfect opportunity to not only thank your coworker for a job well done, but discuss future projects and how you can continue on the right track toward the company’s success. You don’t have to talk about work matters; this is also a good time to get to know a colleague you work with side by side with!

 

5. Give a Plaque/Certificate

This can be as serious or as casual as you’d like it to be. Depending on their sense of humor you might want to say something humorous or just write something that shows your sincere appreciation. A plaque or certificate is a perfect addition to a desk or wall and something they are sure to appreciate and feel proud of.   Ready to take the next step?  Browse our selection here.