Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Prefatory parts, part of Writing a Proposal.
- The Prefatory Parts are the first pages the reader sees.…The cover, the title fly, the title page,…table of contents, and a list of illustration are standard…for the majority of all formal reports, including proposals.…My lynda.com Writing Business Reports course…explains each of those in depth.…Other Prefatory Parts, such as the executive summary…and the letter of transmittal,…may have proposal-specific requirements.…And some companies require that you include…a copy of the RFP.…
But others simply want you to refer to it by name or number…or include a specific segment, maybe the introduction.…If no specific instructions are given,…then use your best judgment.…How long was it?…The longer the RFP, the less likely…you will include all of it.…Did you receive a paper or electronic copy?…If an electronic copy, consider printing the page…with a specific proposal identification…to add to your paper proposal.…Or copy and paste that page…into your electronically-submitted proposal.…
Do be certain in some way to refer to the RFP…
- Cite the general purpose of RFP.
- Create a plan for asking questions.
- Explain the best way to understand the reader.
- Differentiate between external solicited and external unsolicited proposals.
- Identify the prefactory parts of a proposal.
- Apply the appropriate rules for writing a proposal.
- Construct a reader-friendly proposal design.
- Select appropriate visuals for a proposal.
Skill Level Intermediate
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
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