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How experts got involved in capture and proposals – and what keeps them coming back: Part 3 of 3

Exciting! Maddening! Crazy! Insane! Appalling! Rewarding! Challenging! No – not Monday Night Football or meal prep time at my house – the capture and proposals world! In this wrap-up to my 3-part series on why anyone would get involved in this profession – much less stick around for decades and encourage others to join – my industry colleagues share their stories about how they fell into their capture/proposal careers and what keeps them coming back for more. I fell into proposals because I was a degreed engineer who could also write grammatically correct English – a rare commodity to this day. I keep coming back for more because I like to WIN, plus I enjoy working fast-paced projects; (I tell people that I have a short attention span); I like to see my product – the winning proposal – at the end of an assignment; I enjoy the wide variety … Continue reading How experts got involved in capture and proposals – and what keeps them coming back: Part 3 of 3

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More top proposal books for proposal writers

Recently, in the Proposal Writers Group on LinkedIn, Jessie Kim posted, “Can anyone suggest a couple top proposal books? Trying to come up with some great ones for my team to start with for our book club.” Jesse’s question generated many suggestions of favorites provided by Adrian Rush, John Morgan, Mike Parkinson, Ali Paskun, Nigel Thacker, Larry Newman, Tim Smith, Paul Eveleigh, Sandra Carter, Chuck Keller, Lauren Godoy, and Sarah Thayer. I’ve also received multiple suggestions (included below) after I shared our Lohfeld Consulting Group’s favorites in previous blog posts; some appear in this LinkedIn group’s suggestions as well. Lohfeld Team’s Favorite Business, Proposal, and Design Books (https://www.lohfeldconsulting.com/blog/2012/02/lohfeld-team-favorite-business-proposal-books/) Top 10 Favorite Business/Proposal Development-related Books from Beth Wingate 360 Degrees of Influence: Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead On Your Way To The Top (hardcover, Kindle) by Harrison Monarth Association of Proposal Management (APMP) Journal Be a Brilliant Business Writer: Write … Continue reading More top proposal books for proposal writers

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