26 – How to Win Awards and Influence Judges

How to Win Awards and Influence Judges

Picture this: You're standing in a room filled with your industry peers, holding a shiny trophy. The crowd erupts in applause, and you have a huge grin from ear to ear.  That moment of recognition and achievement is a testament to your hard work, dedication, and the exceptional value you bring to your customers.

Recently we sat down with Karen Hall, founder of Reputation by Design, to explore the many benefits of entering awards, and how to win one for your business.

Karen and her team have helped all kinds of Australian business owners to win over 480 awards. Most recently they achieved an impressive 100%-win rate in the 2023 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards for clients they helped with awards submissions.

What we covered in our chat

In our interview, she graciously shared her knowledge, insights and experience on:

  • The benefits of entering your business for award nomination
  • The types of businesses eligible to be nominated for an award
  • How to create a winning submission and differentiate your submission from other businesses that enter
  • How much time it takes to apply for an award
  • What to do if your business is nominated for an award, and achieves a win or place
  • The impact that winning awards has had on clients in different sectors

Special offer for our listeners

Interested in winning an award for your business?

Karen is providing listeners of the Tradie Success Podcast with a really generous offer to get started . Simply contact her at reputationbydesign.com and mention that you listened to her interview at Tradie Success, and she’ll do some free bespoke awards research, tailored to your business sector, to find out exactly what's available, and when it opens. She'll ask a couple of questions upfront, and then dive into the research. It will take a couple of days and then she’ll come back to you with some recommendations. there’s no obligation. All she asks is that you review it and give her some feedback.


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About Annette

Hi there. My purpose in life is to help trade business owners to grow a successful business. The purpose of this podcast is to share interviews with business experts that we believe do know what they're talking about, to help our listeners grow their business and achieve more than they ever thought possible. So who am I to want to give help to trade business owners about business? Good question! I’m married to a tradie, addicted to marketing and fascinated by what makes a successful business, well successful. Marketing is certainly on top of the list, but there are other areas of the business to get right - which is why this Tradie Success episodes delve into all areas of running and growing a trade business. In terms of my experience - I have marketing quals, 30+ years marketing experience, and have helped hundreds of small businesses (a lot of them tradies) achieve better results through their marketing.