Articles tagged with : Beth Wingate

Proposal Management for Federal Contractors: Essential Skills and Best Practices | June 29, 2017

Class date: June 29, 2017 Proposal management covers the process government contractors use to create winning proposals for full-and-open competitions and task order contracts. Proposal management follows a structured process comprising a series of scalable actions and steps aimed at creating high-scoring proposals that result in winning bids. In this seminar, we’ll explore Lohfeld Consulting Group’s 5-phase government business acquisition framework and see how capture management transitions knowledge to your proposal team and how your proposal team prepares for RFP release, builds a winning proposal, and then prepares for government questions and proposal revisions. The proposal management process covers the proposal management activities from pre-proposal submission through post-submission activities. We’ll share our industry best practices, tips, tricks, and tools for managing every aspect of your proposals. Understanding this process is a must for government contractors. This seminar will teach you how successful government contractors consistently win the programs they pursue....

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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...

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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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