Our third annual Golden Gong awards are officially open!
This is an opportunity to share your accomplishments this year with your peers and the revenue intelligence community.
With eight categories to choose from, there’s a lot to think about when putting together your application (or applications—yes, you can enter more than one category!).
The Captain – Best Gong for People Story
The Powerhouse (NEW) – Best Gong for Performance Story
The Strategist – Best Gong for Strategy Story
The Visionary – Best “We Switched to Gong” Story
The Innovator – Most Creative Use of Gong Story
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) (NEW) – Best Use of the Entire Gong Platform Story
The Globetrotter (NEW) – Best Use of Gong Across Countries Story
The A-Team (NEW) – Best Use of Gong Across Your Organization Story
Set the scene—be a storyteller: Stories sell. So use yours to full effect when submitting for the Golden Gong awards. Make sure to introduce the setting (your industry) and main characters (you and your team). From there, you can use basic storytelling techniques like rising action, climax, and resolution to make your experience jump off the page. The judges want to see how to put Gong to work—give them a story that’ll draw them in.
Keep your audience in mind: Speaking of the judges, remember to keep your audience top-of-mind when writing your submission. This year’s panel of judges is comprised of senior leaders across Gong. They know Gong’s use cases, but not the details of your team or your industry. You may be using Gong in a new way that requires explanation (we love to see this!). Ask yourself, “Does my submission provide enough context for someone outside my organization to fully understand the impact of my accomplishments?” Your answer should be “Yes!”
Quality, not quantity: The longest entry is not the strongest entry. Focus on the quality of your submission. If you find yourself writing a novel, consider chopping up the stories and submitting them into two categories. You’ll have more chances to win, and you won’t have to capture everything in one submission.
Prove it: Most importantly, have proof to back up your entry. This could be qualitative (testimonials or endorsements from peers and leaders) or quantitative (performance metrics or KPIs). Either way, judges are looking to see how you measurably made an impact in your organization. The better they can visualize the impact of your submission, the higher you’ll score.
Mark your calendars now!
➡️ Start your submission here. Submissions close on January 9th, 2023 at 11:59PM PST.
➡️ Email us here if you have questions about the submission process.
We know how much you’ve accomplished this year and we can’t wait to read your stories.