Aly Harrold, Professional Speaking Coach and Islay ‘O Hara PR Consultant will be giving a talk on:
The Secret to Winning Business Awards
Business Awards are good for your confidence, both personally and in growing your business. Awards open doors and create new opportunities. They provide a way for you to shout about your business, which is especially useful if you find it hard to blow your own trumpet, bang your own drum or feel good about declaring to the world how fabulous you are at what you do.
Aly will be speaking from the perspective of being both a winner and a judge for business awards. She will inspire you to go for gold whilst enjoying the ride along the way.
Islay will be providing advice on how to decide which awards to enter, along with top tips on how to complete award-winning entries.
Aly Harrold is an award-winning speaker and speaker coach. Having held the title of Kent Speaker of The Year in 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2017 and competed for National Speaker of The Year, being awarded a third place in 2014, she has built a reputation for being a winner in her field.
In 2018, Aly was awarded Kent Business Woman of the Year (Under Five Years) and is a runner-up in 2019.
Islay O’Hara is a public relations consultant with over 20 years’ experience working for big national and international companies, charities, SMEs and sole traders, helping them craft their messages and tell their stories in ways that cut through the noise, to reach and resonate with their target customers. In 2019, she was the runner-up in the PR and Marketing Category at the Kent Women in Business Awards after having also been a finalist the previous year.
Aly says it is wonderful to receive awards, but the most rewarding thing about her work is helping entrepreneurial women find their voice to deliver their message to a wider audience within the business arena. She has coached several TEDx Speakers and currently runs workshops and programmes for speakers in the South East & London.
Islay is passionate about helping small business owners share their stories, showcase their successes and achieve the recognition they deserve. She specialises in devising and implementing high impact, results-driven public relations campaigns.