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March 29, 2018

How to Deliver The Perfect Proposal Basket to the ...

Proposal Management Proposal Writing

Spring never fails to remind me of the Easter Bunny and eggs, even though it’s been a long time since I’ve made up an Easter basket of colored eggs. I was thinking that if I wanted to deliver the perf...

March 08, 2018

How to Develop Strong Section Theme Statements For...

Proposal Writing Section Theme Statement

People often confuse proposal win themes and section themes. Win themes are those high-level features and benefits that transcend the entire proposal. Effective proposals usually have no more than thr...

January 30, 2018

The Seven Cs of Proposal Writing Success

Proposal Writing

It is becoming common knowledge that proposals are scored, not read. But as a writer, you may be compelled to tell the story in your proposal narrative. You may even get internal reviewers who lament ...

January 09, 2018

7 Ways Large Contractors Setup a Winning Proposal ...

Proposal Management Proposal Writing

So much about developing proposals to win a government contract, is the scaffolding, the process. That's where large primes have a decided advantage. They often have "proposal factories" of their own ...

December 21, 2017

All I Want For Christmas: A Proposal Writer's Wish...

Proposal Writing

The holidays are upon us and Christmas is fast approaching.The stores have their holiday displays, and many of us are planning get-togethers with family and friends, where we will enjoy good food and ...

September 18, 2017

5 "Dumb" Questions Proposal Writers Should Never B...

Proposal Writing

We've all heard the phrase there is no such thing as a dumb question.  The fact is, even a seemingly obvious question can elicit a helpful and sometimes surprising response by the Government.

July 06, 2017

How to Write Effective Resumes for Federal Proposa...

Proposal Writing

As someone who’s rewritten hundreds of resumes for federal proposals, you start to notice patterns in the way people construct their resumes that often make it difficult for evaluators to assess the q...

October 18, 2015

How To Ask The Government Questions About an RFP

Proposal Writing

According to many contracting officers, there is no such thing as over communicating when it comes to bidding on a contract.

April 25, 2015

6 Grammar School Lessons That Will Win Your Next F...

Proposal Writing

Remember 5th grade English Class? Learning to write essays meant being handed a topic you didn't like, being given an impossible deadline, being forced to write, edit and revise multiple times, and ge...

March 17, 2015

Kissing The Blarney Stone: Proposal Team Fact vs. ...

Proposal Management Proposal Writing

Since it's St. Patrick’s Day, I got to thinking about some of the Irish legends, and the first one that came to mind was the legend of the Blarney Stone.

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