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Autumn is almost here, and it's that time of the awards season when many of the awards finals are looming — that means you could be in the process of preparing your all-important presentation.

If you've made it through to the shortlisting stage – WELL DONE – you've already achieved a great deal by being recognised for all the brilliant work that you and your business have accomplished.

Now, it's your opportunity to shine in the spotlight as you deliver an award-winning presentation to the judging panel of experts. Typical lasting around 15 minutes, you'll need to consider all of these vital components to give yourself the best chance of success:

  • How will I plan my presentation?
  • Which presentation tools will I use?
  • How will I select a presentation team?
  • Which winning content will I create and use?
  • How will I present with confidence?

How you come across during your presentation is essential. As speech-maker Carl W Buehner once said:

“They may forget what you SAID, but they will never forget how you made them FEEL.”

So… how do you know where to start?


When it comes to understanding what it takes to deliver the ultimate presentation and make the best possible impression on your audience, communications expert Dominic Colenso has a wealth of expertise from his time as both a professional actor and director. Today, Dominic is in demand as a speaker, trainer and coach – as well as being a bestselling author – and has co-founded In Flow Training.

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Dominic Colenso

Donna O'Toole recently spoke with Dominic on her Winning Awards podcast to get an insight into the secret tools and techniques used by the world's best actors in unlocking their own star performances on stage and screen.

Simply click here to listen to this podcast episode and discover some invaluable tips that could make all the difference when it's time to deliver your winning presentation. It could be the most useful half-hour you've spent this week!


If you would like to increase your chances of awards success, we recommend attending our next Awards Strategy session, where you will benefit from a wealth of useful tips and pointers about how to pick the awards you could win and build an effective awards strategy for your business.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session.


To find out more about the awards industry and how we work, head over to our handy FAQs page. Here, you'll find eight different sections covering everything you need to know to begin your journey.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.

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