Do you want to enter awards…and win?
I can help you!
I have developed the world’s first and only online course designed entirely to help you win awards and raise the profile of your business.
Joining my Awards Expert Academy will give you all the skills, insights and materials you need to GROW your business by winning the awards you deserve. Year after year after year…
Donna O’Toole, CEO, August – The Awards Consultancy
How does the course work?
As a leading Awards Expert, I have used my years of experience in the awards industry to develop THE COMPLETE BLUEPRINT for winning awards.
I will teach you EXACTLY how we write winning award entries, create winning presentations, develop winning awards strategies, and grow our clients’ businesses by making them multi-award winners.
My exclusive training videos are supported by award entry examples, templates, activities, and worksheets that will teach you the unique techniques and methodologies I use to create award-winning entries and presentations.
So come and take your virtual front row seat in the Awards Expert Academy, where you will enjoy a complete online programme for success from the comfort of your own office.
Now you can access my exclusive awards training totally wherever, and whenever you need to, benefiting again and again as you win multiple business awards.
Take a look inside your online classroom…
What Will I Learn?
Through easy to follow training videos, unique templates, award entry examples, worksheets, activities, and exclusive downloads 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
Yes there’s a lot to learn, but the great news is you can take the course at your own pace! If you don’t have much time simply learn in short snippets of 30 minutes per day, focusing on the modules you need most first. Or learn in chunks by spending a couple of hours a day completing a few modules at a time. Or if you are super keen (or have an awards deadline looming), sit down with the course for the whole day and make it an intensive learning experience. No matter what suits you best, you can fit the course around your own time commitments and visit modules again whenever you need my help.
What’s included in the course?
Exclusive Video Training
14 Units of exclusive video training and demonstrations showing you how to build an awards plan, write winning award entries, make presentations and much much more.
Donna's Expert Support
Receive a personal telephone call from Donna to gain insights on the awards you are entering, as well as tips and advice on how to position your award entry or presentation (worth £250+vat).
Exclusive Offers & Discounts
Priority bookings and exclusive discounts on all our services
Over 20 Unique Resources
Over 20 unique resources created for our members including award entry examples, templates, worksheets, activities and materials to use again and again.
Stop wasting time preparing new award entries that don’t win. Just follow my step-by-step guidance and find out exactly how to turn your LOSING award entries into WINNING award entries.
Unique online assessments to test and secure your learning.
What Our Customers and Partners Say
Our customers and partners couldn’t be happier with the award-winning results delivered by our training:
“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
“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.”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
Are You Ready To Win Awards?
Sign up below for full access to The Awards Expert Academy online training programme:
Just £69 + VAT per month
WILL ALLOW YOU TO:
Win more of the awards you enter
Raise the profile of your business and personal brand
Impress customers so they choose you over your competitors
Access my coaching at any time over your 12-month membership
Improve all your award entries and communications
Increase your chances of promotion and pay rise
Win all your pitches and grow your business
& much much more…
Still not sure whether this is the right course 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 training!
It’s time to beat your competitors
Win awards today!
Did you know that award-winning businesses are up to 63% more profitable than their non-award-winning rivals?
Shocking isn’t it. But true.
What’s even more shocking is how many companies are losing out on valuable awards to their competitors – even though their business is better, stronger and really should be the judge’s choice.
So you have two choices. Take the shortcut to success and we’ll create your awards plan, write all your entries, and make your presentations for you.
Or join The Awards Expert Academy to learn my UNIQUE, SIMPLE and ACHIEVABLE ways to WIN…again and again… for less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee!
As soon as you sign up you will have access to all my exclusive training and the support of my expert team.
Check out our recent award-winners for more information on the kind of awards we like to win for our clients.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the awards training take?
This is a self-paced learning programme which you will have access to for 12 months. There are 14 Units that can be revisited as often as you like throughout your membership. There is no minimum time commitment but we recommend completing one or two units at a time, which on average take 1-2 hours per unit.
How much does it cost to join the Awards Expert Academy?
Just £69+ VAT per month for a minimum of 12 months – giving you full access to all my support throughout the year, no matter when you are entering awards, making presentations to judging panels, or promoting your awards wins.
Will the 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 I join?
No. All my 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 join the Academy?
No. All training is delivered by video and all resources are supplied for you. All you need is access to a computer and printer, and have a pen and paper ready to complete the activities and take notes.
Will the training work for all the awards I want to enter?
Yes. The training is designed to work for all written award entries and all presentations. We will also occasionally add exclusive content giving you insights on specific popular awards.
Will you give me feedback on my award entries?
Of course we will! You can discuss your awards entry on your call with Donna which is included in your membership. Academy members also get priority booking and discounted rates on our bespoke award entry review and feedback service.
Can I use the training to enter international awards?
Yes. The majority of International award entries are submitted in English. This programme will improve your writing and communications in English to help you win any awards around the world.