The Words He or She Most Wants To Hear:
"You are employee of the month"
"You won an award for your exemplary service"
Dos - What This Reward Language Craves:
If you speak this language, then these awards, titles and prizes represent that you are known, you are important, valuable, and matter to the team or company. These things show this reward language that someone sacrificed in order to bring the attention - award or title, prize to you. They want more of a public display. Simple outward everyday gestures that allow them to know they matter. Awards, titles and prizes are visual representations of what they accomplished, of who they are and that they matter so these things are treasured greatly. It could be as simple as a name sign on their door. Being employee of the month, #1 on the sales board, Presidents Club or things that give them prestige and public credit for their contributions.
Don'ts - What Will Tell This Reward Language They Don't Matter:
Don't mistake this reward language for materialism; the receiver of awards, titles and prizes are tuned into the care, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. For those who speak this language a missed birthday or a hasty thoughtless acknowledgment will not easily be forgotten. However not just any "gift or prize" will do, a private token gift would be less than appealing and forgetting to publicly acknowledge their contribution in a project or team can be disastrous.