Why you should enter business awards
... AND IT’S GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH WINNING
We’ve been fortunate enough to be selected as finalists for both of the awards we participated in this year: the Rising Star category for WSABE and On My Way at the 2015/16 Altitude Awards. Despite not winning on either occasion, there are still many other positive things about participating in business awards. Here are some:
Nail that elevator pitch
There’s nothing like the question ‘describe your business’ to make you clearly express exactly what you do. I have struggled to succinctly describe what we do up until quite recently. Completing awards applications does wonders for honing your communications skills.
Meet new people
Be inspired by others’ success. We were fortunate enough to sit with Ruth and Elizabeth from African Theatres (photograph at side). They won The Hon Alan Cadman OAM Patron's Choice Award. Ruth raises money to take disadvantaged, disabled or disengaged teenagers from Western Sydney on a life changing trip to Zimbabwe where they discover how much value they have to contribute and the joy and self-esteem that comes through helping others. Such wonderful people doing amazing things in our community.
When we're busy in our day-to-day business, it's so important we take the time to stop and look at what we have achieved to date. To give ourselves a congratulatory moment and recognise our hard work.
Awards ceremonies are a fabulous chance to have some fun with colleagues and friends. They're a chance to dress up, have a night away from the routine of life and enjoy a boogie if you are so inclined....
Anything I've missed? Let me know.