Ron Shorter Memorial Award goes national

Ron Shorter Memorial Award goes national | Insurance Business

Ron Shorter Memorial Award goes national
A prestigious public speaking competition for young insurance professionals has gone national.

The Australian Insurance Law Association’s Ron Shorter Memorial Award for Professionalism in Public Speaking, which was originally held in New South Wales in 2012 and expanded to Victoria and Queensland last year, now comes to Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia.

Now in its sixth year, the award, conceptualised by the late Ron Shorter, has helped more than 160 young insurance industry professionals hone their public speaking skills.

Twenty young public speakers in each state will be selected to attend one of three intensive public speaking training workshops.

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They will then be asked to deliver two-minute presentations on the topic they nominated in their applications. The three best presenters from each state will compete in the state finals.

The winners will jet off to Singapore on October 18-20, 2017, to attend the Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference. Other state finalists will each receive $250 Westfield EFTPOS cards.

Aside from the coveted Ron Shorter Memorial Award trophy, and other prizes, the opportunity to speak publicly on an insurance topic of their choice and meet insurance industry peers and luminaries will help participants raise their profiles.

Nominations for each state selection are now open and will close on May 03, 2017. Applications can be submitted through the AILA website at

The Ron Shorter Memorial Award is sponsored by Colin Biggers & Paisley and Unisearch.

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