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“APBs” of persuasive proposal writing for reluctant writers, enigmatic engineers, and circuitous SMEs

Lohfeld Business Winning Webinar

In this webinar, Julia Quigley showed how you can accomplish your proposal writing objectives without the typical anxiety as she demonstrated her APB writing method. This proven process makes writing manageable and produces compliant, easy-to-evaluate text that highlights your company’s strengths. Click to register and watch Webinar Replay and download Webinar Slides   If you missed Lisa Pafe’s recent whitepaper on strengths-based solutioning and what content evaluators are looking for in your proposals, catch up on Win Rates Double with 7 Quality Measures. This white paper gives you a clear picture of the info you need to include in your proposals, and Julia’s webinar shows you an anxiety-free method to easily convey that info so government evaluators can’t miss it. Click to download 7 Quality Measures Research Report   Your presenter:   Julia Quigley has worked on a variety of Federal Health IT task orders and large federal proposals. With a … Continue reading “APBs” of persuasive proposal writing for reluctant writers, enigmatic engineers, and circuitous SMEs

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Learning about brain syncing with SMEs from Instructional Design

Three-part process for brain syncing with SMEs

Interviewing SMEs for course design has several parallels with interviewing SMEs for proposal content. Course designers and proposal writers are usually content neutral, and both designers and writers need enough expert information about a topic to clearly describe how a task will be/should be performed. Further, designers and writers often have limited access to experts, resulting in condensed and intense interactions. Given these similarities, it may come as no surprise that a course designer’s process and artifacts for interviewing SMEs align with proposal writing best practices. Information designer Connie Malamed’s three-part process for brain syncing with SMEs is a solid approach for anyone interviewing a SME for a proposal. Malamed’s three phases and key takeaways from each phase include: Phase 1: Prep Work Read ahead on background materials; gain a general understanding of the subject matter. Write out specific questions in advance and create a plan for the interview. Provide the SME … Continue reading Learning about brain syncing with SMEs from Instructional Design

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