Archive for July, 2011

MyBusiness Awards 2011 – Are You in the Running?

It’s that time of year – time for the annual MyBusiness Awards for 2011.  Regular readers of my blog will recall that I was featured in the April edition of MyBusiness, discussing the importance of Advisory Boards.

In my experience, businesses that nominate themselves for these kinds of awards are growth companies with a focus on innovation, and success in these kinds of competitions is a brilliant way to generate cost-effective PR, as well as third-party endorsements that are incredibly valuable.

This year’s awards will have a new and detailed judging process, new judging criteria including novelty, creativity, innovation and outcomes, with bonus points for
businesses that go the extra mile with their entries, such as including social media or audio-visual elements into their competition entries.

Entries close on 19 August 2011, so hop to it!  And for tips on how to help your company go viral (this advice may be handy for preparing your award entry, by the way), stay tuned for the August edition of Queentessentials, due out next Tuesday.  If you are not already a subscriber, click here to subscribe.

Publicity QueenYours in PR,

You Don’t Know Jack? Let’s Fix That…

The Growth Faculty will bring to Australia next month renowned international sales mentor and coach, Jack Daly,who will present a series of inspiring and highly interactive seminars around Australia.
Jack Daly brings with him over 20 years of proven field experience – from a starting base with Arthur Andersen to the CEO level of several national companies, Jack has led sales forces numbering in the thousands, operating from hundreds of offices.
Jack believes that most sales executive understand sales skills but execute them poorly, and during the seminar will provide field-proven strategies for improved productivity, while at the same time maintaining focus on building long-term client relationships.

Get ready to take Jack’s proven techniques and turn them into your own sales and management success stories. This man’s enthusiasm is contagious, and I find his sales savvy to be incredibly powerful as well as practical and applicable to almost any kind of business that includes a sales component.
If you are not already a fan, you can get a sneak preview by listening to his recent webinar, which you can view for free from The Growth Faculty’s website.
Jack will visit the following Australian cities in August:

Sydney, 9.8.2011         @ Le Montage
Brisbane, 10.8.2011    @ Novotel Brisbane
Melbourne, 11.8.2011 @ Convention and Exhibition Centre

Members of The Growth Faculty get discounted tickets, so why not join now and enjoy the savings? To register for the seminar, or find out more, click here

I hope to see you there – I will be the lady in red – come and say hello!

Publicity QueenYours in PR

Leading Company New Monthly E-Mag for Business

It is with great pleasure that Publicity Queen would like to welcome to the monthly e-magazine block a fabulous new business publication, Leading Company.

Under the capable leadership of James Thomson, formerly of Business Spectator and BRW, Leading Company is a publication for company founders and managers from the SmartCompany team, designed to help company founders and senior executives meet the challenges of leadership and strategy.

The inaugural edition features Jack Welch on fighting complacency, Amanda Gome discusses thinking big while on holidays, and Leon Gettler gets to grips with what the new carbon tax will mean for management – the challenges and the opportunities.

Congratulations to James, Amanda and the team from Smart Company, we will be reading with interest.

To read more about Leading Company, click here and to read the other must-have monthly e-mag for business, (even if we do say so ourselves) our very own Queentessentials, click here

Publicity Queen
Yours in PR,

How to Develop a High-Performance Strategic Plan

BDO are proud to present a unique opportunity for Brisbane business leaders to attend a one-day seminar at which participants will learn how to develop a High Performance Strategic Plan.

The seminar is the latest in the well-regarded BDO Management Workshop Series, and is designed to help business owners, executives and managers who are now increasingly aware of the need to develop a strategic planning process that is action-oriented, holds people accountable, and focuses on increasing business performance and ultimately, stakeholder value.

The half-day workshop has been specifically designed for ambitious executives, business owners and managers of ‘for profit’ and ‘not-for-profit’ organisations who want to develop an action oriented strategic plan for building the value of the business for their shareholders and/or stakeholders.

During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to apply the planning tools to their own organisations in addition to reviewing case studies and engaging in interactive discussions.

To secure your place at this important event, please see the details below:

When:   Friday 15 July 2011
Where: BDO Training Rooms, HSBC Building – Level 15, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane
Time: 8.30am for 9.00am – concluding at 12.30pm, with a light lunch to follow for participants

To register for this important opportunity, click here or contact Nicole Dwyer on (07) 3221 9227 or email

Publicity QueenYours in PR,

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