Articles tagged with : AppMaven

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...

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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...

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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...

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AppMaven’s MS Word tips and tricks for non-desktop publishers

MS Word has become the industry standard tool for developing proposals—are you getting the most out of the tool to make your proposals look professional? Beth Wingate, aka AppMaven, revealed desktop publishers’ best-kept secrets for maximizing MS Word 2010/2013’s proposal formatting capabilities at the 2013 APMP Nor'easters Fall Symposium. She demonstrated her favorite tools, shortcuts, and tips live for the audience (e.g., formatting tricks to get within page count) and provided a take-home reference guide. Beth also prepared a 15-page cheat sheet with step-by-step instructions for her top 10 must-know functions in MS Word 2010/2013 if you're in charge of creating proposal documents for your company - and you haven't had a lot of MS Word experience. Click to download AppMaven's MS Word Tips & Tricks for Non-desktop Publishers 2013 cheat sheet. Click to download AppMaven MS Word Placemat.

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