Why to Apply for AwardsAward nominations are worthwhile but can be daunting because the process is sometimes time-consuming. That's why many entrepreneurs and businesses often overlook this exceptional marketing tool.
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Why bother with the awards process?
Distinction, credibility and prestige are just three benefits to the process. Award winners are acknowledged as business leaders and as humanitarians who recognize the value of participating in the local economy and social system.
And Now for those Top 10 Reasons . . .
If you did not notice that the Wordsmith listed six extra reasons, you are far too busy to write your own award applcation . . . and well ready to earn one.
If you did notice the extra reasons, congratulations! You are observant, diligent, intelligent and ready to win an award!
How Does the Awards Process Work?
Step One: Get Nominated
A fortunate few are nominated without their knowledge. For the rest, there are other simple methods.
Rely on the business principle: if you want something, ask for it. Ask someone to nominate you. People are often happy to nominate but simply did not think to do so, were not aware of the award, or did not understand how closely the award related to your business. Clients, peers, family members, friends, financial counsellors - these are the people that know your business best. The nominator will feel honoured that you chose him or her.
In many situations, you may self nominate. Isn't self nomination kind of cheesey - perhaps even hubristic? Not at all. Awards are PR strategy - like any advertising mechanism. Beside, self nomination is very common in the awards circle - and only the awards committee knows the who nominated you.
The nomination part is usually very simple. Nominators simply fill out a form, supplying the name, contact information, and category of the award, along with their reason for the nomination.
Step Two: Prepare Supporting Material
Be sure to hire an expert like Shirley Collingridge, Wordsmith.
Step Three: Submit the application package
Step Four: Sit Back and Reap the Benefits
See Top 10 Reasons again . . .
Are Awards a lot of Work?
Entering the plethora of available contests can be time consuming - which could detract from your bottom line if you don't act wisely. The varying requirements of different awards can also be mind boggling to the unindoctrinated. That is where the Wordsmith comes in. An experienced awards writer like Shirley Collingridge, Wordsmith lets you focus on your business while she works quietly behind the scenes, putting together this outstanding publicity package.
The Wordsmith's expertise includes:
What if I Don't Take First Place?
Whether you take first place or not, you will always come out a winner. In case you have forgotten how, reread the top 10+ reasons above to remind yourself how the awards process benefits your business. What are you waiting for? You can't win a race you don't run.
Contact Shirley Collingridge, Wordsmith today to begin reaping the rewards of awards.
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