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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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AppMaven's 250+ recommended PC, web-based, iOS, Android, and Windows tools for 2016

Tools and apps to support BD and proposal professionals

Everyone involved with winning business for their companies uses technology (laptops/tablets/smart phones/wearables) daily to aid their efforts. Whether you focus on BD, capture, proposal management, writing, editing, graphics, or contracts, you have favorite tools you couldn’t live without! Forrester surveyed 2,045 technology decision makers, and over half “reported that wearables were a priority—32% replying that wearables are a critical or high priority” over the coming year. Download the newly updated AppMaven’s Favorite PC, web, iOS, Android, and Windows Tools – 2016 checklist for 2016 with over 250 handy PC and web-based applications and iOS/Android/Windows tools. Many are free, and all are suitable for one-person to multi-department corporate proposal centers. Please email your favorite BD/Proposal tools and apps to AppMaven@LohfeldConsulting.com for review and possible inclusion in future presentations and posts. Thanks to everyone for your great recommendations! Beth Wingate, APMP 2013/2014 CEO/Past CEO and APMP Fellow (aka AppMaven), has more than … Continue reading AppMaven's 250+ recommended PC, web-based, iOS, Android, and Windows tools for 2016

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From the experts: Favorite business books to start off 2016

BD, capture and proposal management, and leadership gurus share their must reads

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 have taken up residence on my iPad or added to my UPS driver’s busy holiday deliveries! Here are their suggestions with links to Amazon.com so you can learn more and hopefully find some new favorites. Please feel free to send your own suggestions to me to share with everyone in a future post (BWingate@LohfeldConsulting.com). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey (recommended by Mike Parkinson). A really good dictionary and thesaurus (recommended by Ruth Turman). Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by Kim, W. Chan and Renee Mauborgne. Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA … Continue reading From the experts: Favorite business books to start off 2016

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