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Webinar – Proposal Writing and the Eight-Second Attention Span | Oct. 11, 2017 | APMP Maple Leaf Chapter

Learn how to modernize your proposal writing to win in the digital age

3:00 pm Atlantic / 2:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific Click to register at APMP Maple Leaf Chapter WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: A 2015 Microsoft study found that digital distractions have resulted in the average person having an 8-second attention span, less than a goldfish! A 2016 Harvard Business Review article stated that bad writing is the biggest productivity buster. Yet, we still write proposals the old-fashioned way, as if our evaluators have unlimited time and focus. This webinar will discuss how to modernize our proposal writing to win in the digital age, using persuasive, attention-grabbing techniques such as calls to action, exceeding expectations, and clearly relevant writing. MEET YOUR PRESENTER: Lisa Pafe, Vice President (VP) at Lohfeld Consulting Group, CPP APMP Fellow and PMP, has 25+ years’ capture and proposal experience. She is President of the APMP-National Capital Area (NCA) Chapter, and was VP … Continue reading Webinar – Proposal Writing and the Eight-Second Attention Span | Oct. 11, 2017 | APMP Maple Leaf Chapter

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Alliant 2 and other billion-dollar contracts worth watching this fall

FY17/FY18 opportunities interview with Jason Miller, Federal News Radio

Last week, Lisa Pafe and Beth Wingate sat down with Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller to discuss the latest updates on Alliant 2 (GSA requested bidders extend their offers through Dec. 31) and bids we’re tracking for FY17/FY18. Lisa shared that GSA reached out to some contractors for related clarifications and additional documents. “What that means is hard to say for sure. Does it mean these vendors passed the first test and GSA is now asking for additional documents? Other than that, everyone is just waiting for the awards. Since GSA is going to rank offers based on self-scoring, I think it’s taking a little longer for them to do the verifications.” “Alliant is a well-liked contract, and many companies have been able to grow their businesses by winning major task orders. I think the biggest concerns with Alliant 2 will be for the mid-tier vendors, who were successful on … Continue reading Alliant 2 and other billion-dollar contracts worth watching this fall

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APMP-NCA Annual Capture Breakfast 2017

Location: Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA Time: 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join APMP-NCA for an informative and engaging morning to discuss how to WIN! The breakfast will be kicked off by an enthusiastic keynote speaker, Mrs. Stacey Piper. The remainder of time will be roundtable breakout discussions on topics surrounding win strategies, including customer relationships, no-bid decisions, and teaming strategies. You’ll hear from the industry’s best on their viewpoints and take away pointers and guidance that you can apply in the opportunities you pursue. Visit our Lohfeld Consulting Group exhibit, visit with our team, and pick up a copy of one of our capture-related books! Click to register for this APMP-NCA event Keynote: Stacey Piper–President, Stacey Piper Consulting; former VP Federal Marketing, ICF Presenters: Heather Gray, GDIT, Director, Capture Management Kirste Webb, Information International Associates, VP, Business Development Christy Hollywood, Cardno, VP, Business Development Cora Murphy, Evermay Consulting … Continue reading APMP-NCA Annual Capture Breakfast 2017

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Presentation available | Proposal writing and the eight-second attention span

APMP Carolinas and Georgia Chapters Joint Webinar Replay

In this presentation, Lisa Pafe reprises her highly rated SPAC 2017 presentation and shares how to modernize your proposal writing (relevant for all proposal managers and writers). Click to download slides (presentation recording link coming soon!) A 2015 Microsoft study found that digital distractions have resulted in the average person having an 8-second attention span, less than a goldfish! A 2016 Harvard Business Review article stated that bad writing is the biggest productivity buster. Yet, we still write proposals the old-fashioned way, as if our evaluators have unlimited time and focus. This presentation discusses how to modernize our proposal writing to win in the digital age, using persuasive, attention-grabbing techniques such as calls to action, exceeding expectations, and clearly relevant writing. Your speaker: Lisa Pafe, Vice President, CPP APMP Fellow and PMI PMP, has 25+ years of capture and proposal experience. She is President of the APMP-NCA Chapter and was … Continue reading Presentation available | Proposal writing and the eight-second attention span

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