Blog: Why you need an award planner!

So this is the time of year where planning becomes a priority and new ideas come into fruition. Award planning should feature in this task for any business who has achieved significant progress in the last 12 months or who would like the recognition and staff boost to drive them forward.

 

To help companies identify which awards to enter and all the important information they need to decide, we are offering our bespoke Award Planners at a massive £200 discount making the investment just £275 per planner. 

 

10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED ONE!

 

  • Save £200 if you book yours BEFORE 31st January 2018

 

  • Save 5 - 8 hours trawling through the internet finding the information about the awards you want to enter.

 

  • Receive details about the relevant awards which reflect your achievements and are in line with your future business goals.

 

  • Use the quick glance contents page and then view all awards listed in chronological order by deadline date

 

  • Receive the Planner direct to your inbox in an easy to read PDF format.

 

  • Benefit from having detailed information for each award which includes:
    • Deadline
    • Entry requirements/ wordcount
    • Other key dates relating to entry such as Shortlist Announcement, interview date etc
    • Dinner date, cost per ticket, venue
    • Category information
    • Past winners

 

  • Speeds up decision making to help you plan effectively and more efficiently

 

  • Aids budget preparation and planning

 

  • Receive a COMPLIMENTARY follow-up meeting with Lucinda to discuss the Planner and choose the right awards to enter

 

  • No commitment to using Pure Awards for writing services after receiving the award, however those who do will receive an additional benefit of a 10% discount off the full writing fee using this reference 'AP18'

SINGLE-HANDLING TECHNIQUE

The time management process that works


All business owners know that time is precious...and often priceless. The issue of time is one of the biggest barriers companies can face when entering themselves for an award.

In an office environment of tight deadlines and pressured workloads an award entry can seem like a daunting task, and time management methods become crucial to the task. One of the most successful of these is the single-handling technique.

The single-handling technique is easy: focus on a single task. And it works.

Studies show that by concentrating single-mindedly on your most important task, you can reduce the time required to complete it by 50% or more. With a typical award entry taking up to 12-18 hours, that's nearly a full office day of time clawed back from the abyss of procrastination.

Juggling tasks and chipping away at several projects, whilst actually completing none, is unproductive and disheartening to say the least.

Picking up and dropping a task is all too-easy. We're all guilty of putting something off in the workplace. It's estimated that with our tendencies to start and stop a task, coming back to it later, it can increase the time necessary to complete the task by as much as 500%.

Yes, 500%. That's an enormous drain on your work resources.

Each time you return to the task, you have to familiarise yourself with where you left off, the statistics and details, what you still have left to do...you have to overcome inertia and get yourself going again. Working on a task doesn't come with a simple on-and-off switch. You have to develop momentum and get into a rhythm. The time it takes to warm yourself up before you reach peak productivity is, quite simply, time wasted.

Single-handling technique requires individual focus on one priority until completion. Clear a space in your diary, get yourself comfortable and chain yourself to that desk until the task is done. With a completed application under your belt you'll have a weight off your mind and you'll be able to steam on with the rest of your workload, without the niggling stress of uncompleted tasks.

Sometimes it just isn't possible to do the full entry in one sitting. But if you apply single-handling technique to each individual part of the application form, you'll still reap the benefits of the process and get the confidence boost from successfully checking-off each item section of the application.

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