7 Steps toward Customer-centric proposals

For proposal writers, the task of responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) can be quite daunting. In addition to the pressure of getting the best proposal in on time, defining an effective approach to the response poses several dilemmas. For example, the various proposal team members may argue that their respective contribution is worth […]

MS Word Proposal Template

Where can I find an easy-to-use Proposal Template?Check out this MS Word template: www.mysoftwaretemplates.com/templates/Request-For-Proposal-RFP-Template.shtml “Our Proposal Template can be used to create winning proposals that will sell your products and services. You can use this template to show prospective clients that: • You are a trustworthy professional organization. • You understand their needs and requirements. […]

Survey: What Proposal Evaluators Like and Dislike

Dan Safford‘s excellent series on proposal writing stresses that, “Proposals that get the deal aren’t written to win, they are written “not to lose.” This weeks tutorial includes a checklist that shows the top items critical to making sure your proposal does not get eliminated. He adds that, “This was based on a large survey […]

Office 2007 may be Microsoft’s Titanic

The Australian publication IT Wire has an interesting angle on the new Office release. Dr Steve Hodgkinson, the recently departed Deputy CIO for the Victorian State Government, believes that Office 2007 could well be a disaster that Microsoft has created for itself. “The new version Microsoft Office… is headed for a giant obstacle with major […]

Screencast Tutorials

Techsmith (the people who make SnagIt) have launched a website focussed on their new screencasting tool. It’s worth a look if you’re interested in web content development and/or technical documentation. Screencast.com is targetted at professionals who want to share multimedia content online. Screencast.com does not resize your video! You retain the original quality of content. […]

Where are all the tech writer jobs?

Doug Davis from ProEdit asks some interesting questions about the state of the tech writing industry, in particular, the demand for new writers. “You sit in your favorite comfy chair and open the Sunday newspaper. The economy is steadily improving. Good. Unemployment rates are down. Nice. You’ve seen all the data. You’ve read the reports. […]

Demand for Business Writers increases

I’ve been tracking the number of hits on Google for Business Writers recently and noticed that the demand, or at least the number of hits, has increased in the past six months. Right now, Nov 2006, Google shows the following hits: Technical Writer – 2.34 million webpages Business Writer – 1.6 million webpages Proposal Writer […]

9 Business Proposals Writing Tips

Depending upon how much you enjoy writing, writing sales proposals can be a joy, purgatory, or something in between. However, if you sell a complex product or one that involves the delivery of professional services, learning how to write effective selling proposals can be critical to your success. Some proposals are written in response to an […]

How to Write Your first Request for Proposal

Developing an RFP takes patience. Responding to an RFP is an expensive and time-consuming piece of work, too. Only a comprehensive RFP will make it easy for potential vendors to draw up their proposals and save your own time in the long run. Download Now for only $19.99 [ Learn more about these Proposal Templates ] Crafting […]

1 Minute Tip – Case Study Writing

What is a marketing case study? A Case Study is a type of marketing document that describes the problem statement, solution, and benefits of deployed solution. One critical value to prospects on the buyer’s journey is that it quantifies the success of the solution; for example, by implementing RoboCRM, we increased sales by 25% in […]

The Psychology of Color in Web Design

Would you just like to know that by understanding the basics of cognitive psychology around color and patterns, we could further improve our Web design! Designing a Web site does not only concentrate on making web pages of a certain site interesting and impressive. This skill and talent must also be used to ensure the […]

What’s the Best Font for Web Writing?

I was brought up to believe that Times New Roman was THE font for printed manuals. They’re was no ifs, buts, or maybes about this – Times New Roman and make it size 11. But what’s the best font for writing on the web? Look at the different fonts used on the CNN, Yahoo and […]

How to Fix Typos in MS Word Automatically

To automatically detect and correct typos, misspelled words, and incorrect capitalization, use the AutoCorrect feature in Word. For example, if you type erport plus a space, then AutoCorrect replaces what you have typed with “report.” Or if you type ‘Teh Executrie summary states’ with a space, AutoCorrect replaces what you have typed with “The Executive […]

Autocorrect: How to fix errors in MS Word

Here’s a quick tip to AutoCorrect errors as you type in Word: Capitalization options – AutoCorrect can capitalize the first word in a sentence, the names of days of the week, the first letter of text in a table cell, and so on. AutoCorrect entries – AutoCorrect can use a list of built-in corrections, called […]

Proposal Writing: How to Analyze the Buyer’s Mindset

In theory, responding to an RFP should be a simply task. As each RFP has a fixed set of requirements you, the bidder, should simply have to answer these in order to be considered. Download Now for only $19.99 [ Learn more about these Proposal Templates ] Proposal Writing: how to analyze the buyer’s mindset Let consider the […]