The Motivation Conversation

Something To Talk About

Posted by Caren Brenman on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

A dealer travel incentive program should not be viewed just as a “vacation” you give your top achievers.

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Tags: incentive trips, travel, engagement

The New Apps in Town

Posted by Kira Brown on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 09:00 AM


Apps play such a big part in our everyday lives that it’s no surprise they would play an important role when we are traveling as well. We are always looking for ways to not only improve our travel experiences but to make traveling easier. Now that it’s a new year, it’s time to introduce some travel apps that may be on the rise in 2016.

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Tags: travel, trends, apps

Information May Be Free. Wisdom is Hard Earned.

Posted by Jeff Broudy on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:55 PM

Disruptive technologies like Uber and Airbnb explode hospitality business models with consumer choices never before available.Uber and Airbnb using their “sharing economy” model exercise a significant competitive advantage since they own very little, employ very few, and have a scalable source of product because they are essentially timesharing private vehicles and underutilized real estate.

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Tags: ideas, advice, incentive travel program, wisdom

Don't Keep Recognition in the Dark

Posted by Caren Brenman on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

If you’re going to reward someone make sure A LOT of people know about it. A recent study that focused on employees' opinions and preferences when it comes to receiving awards revealed almost 50% of those asked were more concerned with the total award experience than the actual physical reward. The way the award is presented and how it is communicated to the employee peer group amplified the experience and honor of the reward.

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Tags: culture of recognition, appreciation

A Delicious New Trend in Travel

Posted by Kira Brown on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

How many times have you looked back on an event that you attended and the first thing that came to mind was how delicious and beautifully presented the food was? Or maybe the event was lacking in that area therefore leaving you wanting more?

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Tags: customer experience, meetings, incentive programs, memorable travel experiences

A Motivational Triple Play

Posted by Jeff Broudy on Tue, Oct 06, 2015 @ 09:15 AM


Many things are structured in threes or triplets, a tradition that grew out of oral storytelling. Three entities combine brevity and rhythm to create a pattern of comprehension and retention.

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Tags: ideas, success, goals, planning, keep it simple

Money Talks, But Only A Little

Posted by Caren Brenman on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 02:00 PM

It's not always about the money! Companies need to include personalized rewards in their incentive mix to move and motivate their audience. People want rewards that are personally meaningful; where the dollar value is inferred, not given.

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Tags: travel rewards, engagement, Halo Effect

The Age of Engaging

Posted by Caren Brenman on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 02:28 PM

Face it. At some point you’re going to be categorized as one of them.

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Tags: incentive travel, motivation for sales, customer engagement, incentive programs, employee engagement

What Does Your Hemline Say About Your Program?

Posted by Caren Brenman on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

ROI is considered in every business case, especially when you are making an investment in creating and hosting an incentive program for your dealers, but what about the HEM?

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Tags: incentive travel, increasing productivity, employee incentive, exceeding goals, Halo Effect

Consequence Management

Posted by Caren Brenman on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

It may seem that when planning for a travel program all that needs to be done is pick the destination, book the hotel rooms, design special events, and have the guests show up, but that’s just the beginning.

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Tags: incentive travel programs, incentive travel planning, planning for the unexpected, emergency protocols