Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of proposal parts, part of Writing a Proposal.
- What are the parts of an effective proposal…from cover to cover?…And what needs to be included in each?…As with all the other elements of proposal writing…there is not just one correct answer.…Is it solicited or unsolicited?…How long will it be? Is it internal or external?…Have you worked with the client before?…Is it formal or informal?…Do you have flexibility, or is a standard format expected?…Choosing the right format…for a business proposal can be challenging.…
And what to include, where to include it,…what layout and design to use.…But your format can greatly affect…how your reader responds to your proposal.…If you're going to invest numerous hours and sweat…and maybe even some tears in writing the proposal,…the last thing you want is to have it rejected because…of format, layout, and parts, included or not included.…In other words, even in deciding the parts…and the parts content, you have to adapt…to your audience's wants, needs, and expectations.…
That should make sense.…We do that in other situations as well.…
- 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 Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
Writing Recommendationswith Judy Steiner-Williams10m 57s 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
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