Making Franchise Awards Events Meaningful & Memorable

Everyone wants to make your awards event meaningful and memorable for all of your franchisees, not just your award winners, but how do you do it? 

In our work with hundreds of franchise organizations and the most in-demand franchise speakers, we have a chance to hear some really great ideas for how creative franchisors are creating spectacular, engaging, and memorable awards and recognition events for their franchisees. SPEAK! has compiled a list of some of the most innovative best practices and we are delighted to share them with you in our Special Report: Making Franchise Awards Events Meaningful & Memorable.  

Too busy and just want the hightlights?  Get our abbreviated version of great ideas here in SPEAK!’s Top 23 Tips for Creating a Memorable, Meaningful & Magical Awards Celebration.

Here’s a taste of a few ideas to whet your appetite:

  1. Make your awards congruent with your culture -Be strategic and thoughtful about what behaviors and efforts are being recognized and valued in your system.
  2. Keep it short – The number one mistake that most franchisors make is allowing the awards event to drag on and on.  Keep the energy up and the pace moving – this is a celebration!
  3. Intersperse awards throughout your event – If recognizing many franchisees for a variety of achievements, sprinkle that recognition throughout your event.
  4. Build up to the bigger awards – Reserve the time allotted for awards for the winners of the top 3-5 categories, add in some professional entertainment, and finish with a great band.
  5. On the night, build the excitement – A talented emcee can build excitement and anticipation as the evening progresses.

And remember, if you want the all the details, they’re here in the Special Report

If you have some great ideas to share, we’d love to hear from you and add your ideas to the list.  Please share! 

More soon…


P.S.  Troy Hazard, one of our most in-demand franchise speakers offered to add his experience and insights on successful awards in this short clip –Troy Hazard’s Top Ten Awards Night Tips 

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