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Ready for some inspiration? 13 lists to find your next good book

Find your next business book or summer read

I’m never without a book in my hand—well maybe not while paddling my kayak—but that’s about it! I vividly remember the day in 2nd grade when Mrs. Neman, the librarian at our local library, called my Mom to report me for trying to check out books that were “too precocious” for my age. I was flabbergasted that someone wanted to keep me from reading and learning about something new—I think it was a couple of books about spies or race car drivers or astronauts (all careers-of-choice to my 7-year-old self)! My Mom’s response? “Let her check out any book she ever wants to read!” I’ve never looked back! If you take a look at my ereaders (Kindle Voyage, iPad Pro), you’ll find a plethora of business books on marketing, social media, design, knowledge management, program management, creativity, graphics, leadership, programming… If you look at my “fun” books, you’ll find thrillers, … Continue reading Ready for some inspiration? 13 lists to find your next good book

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[Presentation & Social Media Checklist] Hashtags, Mentions, Endorsements? Oh My! How to Use Social Media to Build Your Personal and Corporate Brand

2016 APMP Bid & Proposal Con Presentation – Beth Wingate

Social media is here to stay, and you need to understand how to leverage it to communicate effectively with your peers and to build your “brand.” In this APMP Bid & Proposal Con presentation, Beth Wingate (aka AppMaven) shows you how to use social media to promote your objectives, which platforms provide the best exposure to build thought leadership, strategies for participating in and building communities of interest, best practices for creating effective content, suggestions for developing effective titles that get your posts read, and ways to use analytics to refine your interactions and content creation strategy. Download Beth’s presentation    Download your personal “next steps” social media checklist Beth Wingate, aka AppMaven, is a CF APMP Fellow.She’s the managing director at Lohfeld Consulting Group. She has more than 25 years’ proposal development, management, training, and communications experience managing proposal centers for Lockheed Martin and MSD, and training and mentoring … Continue reading [Presentation & Social Media Checklist] Hashtags, Mentions, Endorsements? Oh My! How to Use Social Media to Build Your Personal and Corporate Brand

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Lohfeld TechTalks – Customizing MS Office Quick Access Toolbar

In our new series, Lohfeld TechTalks, the Lohfeld team will share hints and tips for using technology to be more productive and save time and effort. This week, Beth Wingate (aka AppMaven) shows us how to customize the MS Office Quick Access Toolbar so we can access our most frequently used actions in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. (You can also customize your Quick Access Toolbar in MS Publisher.) Watch Beth’s TechTalk to see how you can set up your MS Office applications to make them easier to use—and make yourself more productive! Beth Wingate, APMP 2013/2014 CEO/Past CEO and APMP Fellow (aka AppMaven), has more than 25 years’ proposal development, management, training, and corporate communications experience at Lohfeld Consulting Group, Lockheed Martin/MSD (proposal center director), and Learning Tree Intl. An avid technologist, she has spent her career finding ways to use technology to enhance her … Continue reading Lohfeld TechTalks – Customizing MS Office Quick Access Toolbar

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Suggestions from readers | More favorite business books to start off 2016

At the end of 2015, I asked a number of my favorite business development, capture and proposal management, and leadership gurus for their recommendations of “must-read” and all-time favorite business books. Everyone generously provided a plethora of suggestions—many of which I’m now pouring through while recovering from the Blizzard of ’16 (watching the 15′ snow pile that used to be my car slowly melt and hoping I can drive the car before March)! After publishing the list, I received a number of additional suggestions from readers. Here they are for your business reading pleasure with links to Amazon.com so you can learn more and hopefully find some new favorites. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath (recommended by Jayme Sokolow). Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek (recommended by David Stearman). The Challenger Sale: Taking … Continue reading Suggestions from readers | More favorite business books to start off 2016

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