So you’ve decided on a custom magazine cover for your coworker, but you’re stuck on what to put on it — what now? The gift you give to your professional colleagues should be personal, featuring their positives as both a friend inside and outside the workplace. To do so, there are a few things to take note of before creating a personalized gift for the ones you spend 40 (or more) hours per week with.
- Include their accolades. If they’re a hard worker, let them know that you appreciate their work. Many times, recognition of hard work is motivation for people to want to continue working hard and doing better. Something along the lines of “ Our Hardest Worker in IT” is something simple and effective that showcases their work, and lets them know that it isn’t going unnoticed.
- Point Out Funny Moments. If this person is the life of the party at events, it’s sometimes good to create headlines that go along with this theme. Including a headline such as “How John Makes The Office Laugh” is another way to let them know that they’re recognized as someone who’s in good spirit most of the time and puts a smile on everyone’s face.
- Include Hobbies. Point out some hobbies that this person may have outside of the workspace — something that makes them who they are. If he/she is a great golfer, make sure to highlight their skills as well. Using a line that explains how he/she won the company golf outing or ‘could’ve gone pro’ is another headline that gives others an idea as to who they are as a person, and what they’re like outside of the suits and conference calls.
While there are a ton of different things to say, their photo is also going to be a key role in the creation process. If you’re creating a professional looking magazine cover, make sure the picture fits the bill — the same goes for one that appears more casual. You’re sure to find just the right magazine cover template as there are over 80 choices for every holiday, interest and personality.
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