The Stevie Awards Blog

Video: How to Enter The American Business Awards

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 @ 05:36 PM

We've just published a 5-minute video about how to enter the U.S.A.’s top business awards program, The American Business Awards.


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Our brief video covers all of the information you'll need to be able to prepare and submit entries to the ABAs.

All individuals and organizations within the U.S.A. -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to the ABAs. The American Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Our business award categories include: annual report awards, app awards, company/organization awards, customer service awards, human resources awards, information technology awards, management awards, marketing awards, new product awards, public relations awards, support awards, and website awards, among others. See all corporate awards categories.

The entry deadline for the 12th edition of The American Business Awards is March 26. Late entries will be accepted through April 23 with payments of a late fee.  Nominations should cite achievements since January 1 2013. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site and app entries - it does not matter when they were first published.

Get your entry kit for the ABAs – it contains everything you’ll need to know about how to prepare and submit entries.

Questions about how to select categories or submit entries?  Contact us at, +1 703-547-8389.


Topics: business awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, video, how to enter

Stevie Awards Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014 Are Published

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

The Stevie Awards, the world's premier business awards programs, have just published a brochure about our 2014 sponsorship opportunities.


Sponsorship Prospectus 2014The brochure outlines the opportunities associated with our six awards programs in 2014, including two new programs - the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the forthcoming German Stevie Awards.

Among the benefits that are available through Stevie Awards sponsorships are:

• The ability to submit an unlimited number of entries to the sponsored program without having to pay entry fees. This benefit can be extended to sponsors’ clients as well

• The right to name and confer one or more honorary Stevie Awards upon your customers

• A full-page ad in the official program of the event

• Up to 100,000 banner ad impressions on the sponsored program’s web site and in the weekly Stevie Awards Update e-newsletter

• Tickets for the sponsored awards banquet

• At least 10 minutes of stage time to present awards at the sponsored event

• Logo identification in all photographs and video clips of the sponsored event

• Hospitality and display privileges, before, during, and/or after the sponsored event

• Editorial coverage, in the form of an interview or profile, in the Stevie Awards blog and e-newsletter

We welcome the opportunity to customize sponsorship benefits to suit your needs.  Contact Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher for details.

Topics: business awards, International business awards, American business awards, stevie awards, ABAs, IBAs, sponsorship, sponsors

Read the Gold Stevie Award-Winning Entries in the 2013 IBAs

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 @ 12:06 PM

We've published the Gold Stevie Award-winning entries in The 2013 (10th Annual) International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition.


Rovio NominationNow you can read the full-text of the entries that nearly 300 judges around the world deemed to be the best in their categories.  They are a treasure trove of case studies about how organizations of all types around the world are innovating, growing, or operating at peak performance.  (If you plan to enter the IBAs in 2014 - entries open in late January, join the mailing list for the entry kit - they are great examples of entries that the judges scored highly.)

Here are some examples of the great stories of achievement you'll find among the 2013 IBA Gold Stevie Award winners:

What will you learn from reading Stevie Award winning entries?

1. You'll develop a sense of the types of entries that judges score highly

2. That Stevie Award-winning entries are compelling and well-written

3. That they aren't always about world-shaking or industry-changing innovations

4. If you win a Stevie Award you'll be in very prestigious company!

Join the mailing list now for The 2014 International Business Awards and you'll receive the entry kit by email as soon as it's issued in January.

Topics: hr awards, business awards, website awards, marketing awards, International business awards, stevie awards, new product awards, management awards, IBAs

Videos: Stevie Awards for Women in Business Presentations

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 @ 05:12 PM

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What were we thinking??!  With the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. and visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads, we forgot to announce that the video clips of the 2013 Stevie Awards for Women in Business presentations are available! 

Watch the videos here.

The 10th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business were presented in New York on Friday, November 8.   More than 400 women and their guests from around the world gathered to recognize the achievements of amazing women entrepreneurs, executives, and employees who won this year's Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards.  See the complete list of winners here.

What will you learn by watching these videos?  You'll learn that

1. Some women are able to tell their whole life stories in under 30 seconds

2. Women give much better speeches than men do

3. Winning a Stevie Award can be a transformative experience for many people

Next year's Stevie Awards for Women in Business will open for entries in May.  Join the mailing list so that you receive the entry kit as soon as it's available.  The program features executive awards categories, entrepreneur awards categories, marketing awards categories, PR awards categories, website awards categories, new product awards categories, and more.  All women and women-run or -owned organizations worldwide are eligible to be nominated.

Topics: business awards, stevie awards for women in business, women awards, women in business awards, women executive awards, entrepreneur awards, women entrepreneur awards, Stevies awards for women

Video: Interview with Stevie Awards President Michael Gallagher

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

Michael Gallagher on After 10

Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher visited Seoul, South Korea the week of December 2 (see related stories in the December 5 issue of Stevie Awards Update).  He was the interview subject on the daily half-hour program "After 10" on English-language Arirang TV on Thursday, December 5. 

Watch the program here.

Gallagher spoke about the Stevie Awards in general, about the new Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, and about the global competitiveness and reputation of Korean companies.

Topics: stevie awards, michael gallagher, arirang, after 10, korea, Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

10 Reasons Why You Should Write a Book: A Stevie Winner's Perspective

Posted by Michael Gallagher on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 03:01 PM

Lisa Tener of Saunderstown, Rhode Island, USA, a book-writing coach, won the Gold Stevie® Award for Marketer of the Year in the marketing awards categories of The 2012 American Business Awards, the top business awards program in America. (Entries for The 2014 American Business Awards are now being accepted. Learn more here.)  We asked Lisa to contribute this article about how writing and publishing a book builds your business or your credentials.

Lisa TenerIn the past eight years, I have served many clients, nearly all of them business owners. In that time, I’ve seen where business owners can go awry in their journeys to become successful authors. I’ve also seen where they go right; and I have guided them to write books that helped them market their services and grow their businesses—and themselves­­—significantly.

Here‘s what writing the right book can do for you and/or your business:

  1. Bring in New Clients. You can use your book to target the audience(s) you want to reach in order to grow your business. For example, many of my clients use their books as an opportunity to shift to a more affluent or successful customer base.

  2. Attract High End Sales. What do I see most of all when my clients write the right book? The book sells on the Internet and then–voilà!—a high-end sale follows. One of my authors later shared with me that many people who purchased her book on the Internet for $35 read it immediately and promptly signed up for her $3,500 business-based seminar.

  3. Expert-ise Yourself. You may be an expert in your field, but if no one “out there” in the world of media knows it—and I’m talking blogs, newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV shows—what difference does it make business-wise? Guess what? Write the right book and you will have the “hook” to get big-time media results. CNN. ABC. NBC. My clients do it all. The same happened to me when I published the right book.

  4. Raise your Excitement Level.  Write the right book and exciting opportunities follow.  I’ve seen it all: partnerships; high-paying speaking engagements; travel to destinations such as Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Bermuda to lead retreats.  What’s your dream?

  5. Socialize with Celebrities. When I wrote the right book, I met authors, speakers, TV anchors, radio hosts, and many other influential individuals. I found their company stimulating and inspiring. Many are in my life as I write this. You can do the same if you haven’t already.

  6. Increase Your Influence—online and off. If you want to influence larger numbers of people—especially if you have a message, be it a business one or a personal one—the right book is the best tool to achieve this.  Kathy LeMay, the founder and head of Raising Change, is a great example. An author-client of mine, LeMay used her book, The Generosity Plan, to make an impact on large numbers of people. After publishing The Generosity Plan, she trained high-powered financial planners at some of the biggest banks in the country on the often subtle and secretive art of discussing philanthropic investments with equally high-powered clients.

  7. Double or Triple Your Income. I see new doors open for my clients all the time—attracting high-paying speaking engagements, new consulting gigs, research grants, and other lucrative opportunities. Write the right book and you can grow your income substantially.

  8. Leave Your Day Job. One client, Pat Hastings, retired from her day job just nine months after publishing her first book, Simply a Woman of Faith. What more can I say?

  9. Have Bigger Tax Write-offs. Ask any author and you’ll find out that there is a tax write- off around every writing corner.  These often include travel, research expenses, classes.  One writer I know—the author of a fashion-related book—was actually told by a tax specialist to be sure to write off her hair-styling appointments because that is when she has in-depth conversations about style trends. (The category is “research.”)

  10. Remember The Ego Factor.  Yes, write the right book and you’ll feel wonderful about yourself! It’s quite the accomplishment. It’s no wonder that The New York Times reported that writing a book is on 80% of people’s “bucket lists.” My advice to you: Don’t wait. Do it now!

About Lisa Tener
Lisa Tener specializes in helping experts and enlightened entrepreneurs write and publish a compelling and marketable nonfiction book—taking them step-by-step through her unique process. She teaches on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s CME publishing course and blogs on book writing and publishing for the Huffington Post.

You’ve seen Lisa Tener’s book writing clients on the Today Show, Oprah, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN and in national publications. Her clients have signed 5- and 6-figure publishing deals with Random House, Simon & Schuster, Charles Scribner’s Sons, HarperCollins, New World Library, Yale University Press, and many other publishing houses. Lisa Tener has appeared on ABC World News and PBS, and her work has appeared in Glamour, USA Weekend, The Boston Globe, and the Providence Journal, among others. She blogs for the Huffington Post and at How To Write a Book.  Learn more at