Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Writing a Proposal.
- [Voiceover] Your next step, whether you have experience…writing proposals, or whether you're getting ready…to write your first one, could be to look at the checklist…or rubrics in the exercise file to help give you some idea…of what questions to ask, what to include,…and how to evaluate your proposal.…Then, before you begin, step back and analyze…if you have the time, money, and energy…to undertake writing a proposal.…If this will be your first proposal,…then allow extra time and energy.…However, the more high quality proposals you produce,…the easier the process will become.…
The next step, if your proposal isn't accepted is…not to give up.…Be honest with yourself, was it the best it could be?…As the story goes, a recent employee was asked to submit…an internal proposal.…He prepared it and handed it to his boss.…Without looking at it, his boss immediately asked him,…"Is this the best you can do?"…Sheepishly, the employee confessed that he could do better,…so, back to work.…The second time, the same thing happened, and, once again,…
- Reading the RFP and asking questions
- Understanding different proposal types
- Following the writing process
- Connecting the dots
- Researching the company
- Using the client's jargon
- Understanding what parts to include
- Following up on a proposal
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
Writing Recommendationswith Judy Steiner-Williams10m 52s Intermediate
1. Understanding the Proposal
2. Types of Proposals
3. Responding to an RFP
4. Customizing the Proposal
5. What to Include
6. Following Up
Next steps2m 35s
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