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Winning Awards with Donna O'Toole

Donna O'Toole

Join leading awards expert Donna O’Toole as she reveals everything you need to know about winning awards.

In honest and open interviews with award winners, judges, and the organisers behind the world's most loved awards, Donna reveals how to raise your profile with real-life awards stories, the latest awards trends, the do’s and don’ts of entering awards, what makes a winner, and more! Discover how the awards industry has reacted to the challenges of 2020, and find out what to expect as we head into a new era of awards and recognition so that you have the best chance of becoming a winner.

Donna O’Toole is the Founder of August. She has helped hundreds of businesses, brands, entrepreneurs, and leaders across the world to raise their profile by winning awards and achieving outstanding recognition for their achievements. Named one of the world’s top 25 Customer Experience Influencers, and recognised for her outstanding contribution to national and international awards judging, Donna is known for her unrivalled success rate in the most prestigious industry awards in the world, including The Queen's Awards for Enterprise, The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, UK and International Customer Experience Awards, Amazon ScaleUp Awards to name a few. Donna has also created the world's only Awards Accelerator programme, where you will discover EXACTLY how to win and supercharge your business through awards.

Donna's work has resulted in some of the most accomplished entrepreneurs, business leaders, VIPs, and charity champions receiving personal recognition (MBE to knighthood) from Her Majesty The Queen via the honours system, as well as major industry leadership awards.

If you want to become the Key Person of Influence or leading brand in your sector it's time to stop waiting and start winning!

Recent Episodes

EPISODE 20: Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2021 - Who won this year and how to enter the 2022 competition.May 13, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 19: NEW UK AWARD - Launching the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards with Sarah Austin.April 12, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 18: Turning your message into an award-winning movement with Host of the Unconventionalists® podcast, Mark Leruste.March 18, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 17: An inspirational journey of overcoming adversity and achieving global sporting recognition with David Henson MBE.March 01, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 16: What's new for 2021 at the UK Customer Experience Awards and the UK Business Awards, with Neil Skehel, CEO of Awards International.February 23, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 15: How understanding your personality and adapting your behaviours can help you engage with the judges and win an awards pitch with Ian Washington-Smith, Behavioural Expert & Director at Rego.February 22, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 14: Who Wins When You Win? with Charly Young, Co-founder of The Girls' Network. How our campaign is supporting girls to reach their potential.February 15, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 13: An incredible entrepreneurial journey from phonebox to freedom with Stephen Fear "The Phonebox Millionaire™" Chairman & Founder of the Fear Group and Great British Entrepreneur Awards Judge.February 08, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 12: Turning your biggest challenge into your superpower and making it onto the 2021 New Year Honours List with Alison Edgar MBE.February 03, 2021 Episode artwork EPISODE 11: Creating and breaking world records to complement your marketing campaigns with Neil Foster, Vice President of the Guinness World Records Consultancy and Hayley Woodward, Head of Global Marketing for Rubik’s.December 15, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 10: Coming up with plan A, B, C, D and E with Dr Rebecca Zhi Herbert Silver Award Winner of Customer Experience in the Crisis category at the UK Customer Experience Awards.December 15, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 9: A story of fearlessness and following your passion with Marvin Sordell former Premier League, England and Olympic footballer, turned creative producer, writer and ambassador for mental health.December 04, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 8: How to make a Queen's honours nomination for a Covid-19 Hero or anyone who has inspired, influenced or improved life for others.October 14, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 5: Turning your biggest challenges into life-changing opportunities with Michael Tobin OBE, Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Maverick, and Philanthropist.September 23, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 6: The ONE thing you can do now to create an award-winning customer experience with Ian Golding, Global Customer Experience Specialist and Chairman of the Customer Experience Awards.September 23, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 7: Going for Gold with Neil Fachie MBE, British Paralympian, Performance Business Coach and Best-selling Author.September 23, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 4: Why entrepreneurs deserve recognition now more than ever with Andrew Scott, CEO of Ascot Group and Founder of the Amazon ScaleUp Awards, Go:Tech Awards, Business Leader Awards and Business Leader Magazine.September 03, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 3: Why now is the time to reward your team with Pauline Saunders, Head of Events at The Learning & Performance Institute and The Learning Awards.September 03, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 2: Transparency and transformation in awards with Neil Skehel, CEO of Awards international & Founder of UK & International Customer Experience Awards, Employee Experience Awards, Digital Experience Awards, & more!September 03, 2020 Episode artwork EPISODE 1: Putting your brand on a national platform with Sarah Austin, Awards Director at The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.August 25, 2020 Episode artwork