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The Ideal Proposal Consultant

Are you searching for a proposal consultant or simply interested in becoming one? What makes a good proposal consultant? In short, the ideal proposal consultant combines their expertise with the following 4 traits to provide high-quality deliverables to their clients.

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The Proposal Bystander Effect

Are you having trouble engaging SMEs or struggling to assign tasks to disinterested team members? Are you missing project milestones? You may be a victim of the proposal bystander effect.

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Scribble Talk – Episode 107 – Caryn Kent Dean

“For 23 years Caryn Kent Dean has worked as a proposal writer and manager for corporate and government bid opportunities. She has been a proud member of the APMP for six years and supports the APMP Greater Midwest Chapter as a chair for the consultants virtual networking group.”

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Tips for Beating Writer’s Block: Proposal Edition

Writer’s block strikes at the most inopportune times. In a field governed by compliance and stringent deadlines, there’s no time to be struck down by writer’s block when you’re writing a proposal. Here are our top tips to keep your project on track.

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Are you in love with your Proposal Content Library?

Does your organization have a Proposal Content Library?

If so, does it have the information that you need when you need it?

Is it formatted consistently to play nicely with and flow into your templates?

Do you have a team that nurtures it?

Does it reflect how amazing your organization is?

Does it help you win business?

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Raise your hand if you want to be a Proposal Writer!

One of the most common questions we are asked as kids is: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

If you asked me at any point between when I started to talk and when I completed my Master’s in Library and Information Science, I would not ever have put together the words Proposal and Writer.

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RFPs in focus: Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

Is this ever so true as when you are working towards a deadline, such as for an RFP response? I feel this from all of the perspectives: Client Relationship Executive, Sales Executive, Proposal Manager, Proposal Writer, Subject Matter Expert (SME).

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