AWARDS TRAINING MASTERCLASS
Train your team to win awards with my unique awards training masterclass tailored to your business.
Watch the awards training masterclass in action…
What Will I Learn?
You will learn so much from my awards training, and it’s all backed up with unique templates, award entry examples, worksheets and activities. First I will spend a day training your team to win and then I will give you a FREE critique of the first entry you write after the training – usually worth £495! During your bespoke training day you will:
Discover the awards and categories you are most likely to win and create your awards strategy
Develop your unique selling point and create a story that scores EXTRA points with the judges
Learn how to write a bullet-proof nomination with my unique methods for deconstructing awards criteria
Improve ALL your communications and win awards using my professional writing techniques
Create compelling evidence and support materials using internal and external resources
Assess the impact of your award entry using our tools to evaluate your chances of winning
Create a powerful presentation and impress the judges with a winning awards pitch
Raise your profile and profits with a Press Release and Social Media strategy
Is my awards training right for you?
Have you ever experienced the disappointment of entering an award and NOT winning?
Have you ever watched a competitor win an award, but KNOW your project should have won?
Do you WASTE valuable time trying to write award entries, only for them to lose?
Have you put all your energy into a live awards presentation, then LOST to another team?
Are you always the RUNNER-UP in awards competitions, and never the winner?
Do you look for awards to enter, but don’t know which ones you could REALISTICALLY win?
Have you ever won an award, but then FAILED to get your Press Release noticed?
If you answered YES to any of the questions above, I guarantee you WILL benefit from my help!
Our award-winning clients and partners say…
“Donna’s masterclass gave me a fantastic insight into what it takes to win awards.
It made me look at entering awards differently and made me approach the process in a new way.
I found the training extremely useful as this is something that can be carried forward and used on a day-to-day basis.”Pauline Saunders, Head of Events, The Learning and Performance Institute
“I have been working with Donna over the last few years and I have to say, I have found her to be the consummate professional, always keeping her promises, a great marketer and PR guru.”Neil Skehel, CEO, Awards International, Organisers of the UK Customer Experience Awards and many more awards
“Absolutely invaluable advice with lots of short, snappy and actionable training and exercises. Fantastically organised.”Katie Bunting, OVO Energy, multiple award-winners of the ECCCSAs, UK National Contact Centre Awards and many more
“Donna’s unique skill-set and naturally engaging advice have transcended these award wins, ultimately helping us to identify and shape the USPs of business, thus influencing our strategy, proposition and marketing.”Alex Marsh, Close Brothers Retail Finance, winners of the National Business Awards and multiple awards across the retail and finance industries
“The awards training has been one of the most unique, informative, and inspiring days the team have ever completed. I was really impressed Donna at how you engaged and interacted with my team – you are a real inspiration and a lady bursting with personality. Keep up the amazing work!”Andrew Scott, CEO, Ascot Group and Business Leader Magazine
“Our team were left feeling extremely invigorated by the training!
It is crammed full of useful ideas, inspiration and practical skills. We would certainly recommend.”
“Since completing the awards training we have felt much more confident in entering awards. The results have been incredible, we’ve won 85% of the awards we’ve entered!”Verity Calderbank, Stockport Homes Group, multiple industry award-winners and overall winners of the British Chambers Awards
“Donna’s guidance and advice was invaluable when preparing our submission for a number of awards this year. She helped us to lay out the detail in a way that ensured judges could clearly see compelling evidence aligned to judging criteria, challenged our thinking and helped us to ensure that nothing was left to chance. Time spent with Donna is time very well invested!”Moyra Smith, Strategic Business Manager of multi-award winning Mercuri International
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the awards training take?
Typically the training takes a full day with breaks and I will visit your office and start the day at a time to suit you.
How much does your awards training cost?
Face-to-face training at your office will be quoted based on the number of members of your team and your location. This day also includes a FREE critique of the first award entry you write after the training day (usually worth £495).
Feedback from the teams I have trained has demonstrated that this delivers an outstanding return on investment, improving the whole team’s written communications and personal presentations as well as winning awards!
Will your awards training help me to win The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise?
Yes. No award is too big or too small for my training to help you win. We have an outstanding success rate of creating winners in all competitions from The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise to high profile awards in every industry sector, local, national, and international awards. We even include an example of how to answer a Queen’s Award question in the course.
Do I need any previous knowledge or writing skills before the training?
No. All my awards training is designed to help anyone enter and win awards, no matter what your job role or previous experience.
Do I need any special equipment before I start the awards training?
A quiet room and a presentation screen are ideally available at your offices, and I will provide everything you need for face-to-face training.
Will the training work for all the awards I want to enter?
I will tailor the training to suit your business and team. The course is designed to work for all written award entries and all presentations. I am a national awards judge so I will also give you insights on specific popular awards and you can use your time with me to ask all the questions you need about the awards you want to win.
Will you give me feedback on my award entries?
Of course I will! You can send me one entry after the day to gain a full critique usually worth £495.
Can I use your awards training to enter international awards?
Yes. The majority of International award entries are submitted in English. My training will improve your writing and communications in English to help you win any awards around the world.