Tag Archives: Format

White Papers: How to Create an Outline

Why do we need to create an outline for our white paper? An outline helps you with the following: Keep track of all the moving parts Identify the main sections at a glance Help you to structure the document Identify gaps Ensure that themes are mentioned in the correct location Help you transition from one […]

How to Write More Strategic White Papers

If I were to ask you, “What’s the most important part in writing white papers? You’d say… Recently, I’ve been working with clients who’ve written very good white papers – in the traditional sense – but haven’t seen the returns they expected. Do they need to change the language, the tone, length or something else? […]

How to Write Business Rules

Want to learn how to write business rules? Writing Business Rules should be easy. After all, you’re documenting how the business works, right? This shouldn’t be too hard as you’d assume everyone knows how it works. It’s how they do thing every day. Alas, that’s not always the case. Business Rules Templates (MS Word/Excel) Download these Business Rules […]

How to Write a ‘Plain English’ Business Plan

‘Why are business plans so hard to write?’ Before I answered the email I thought about it for a moment. I used to hate writing business plans but now find them much easier to write. As business plans are still the same, maybe it’s me. So, what changed? Download Now – Buy Here! [Learn more […]

The Lazy Man’s Guide to Action Plans

If you have never written an Action Plan before, you want to know, how do I get started, what needs to go into the Action Plan, and can you show me some samples? In this series of tutorials, I will help you define your Action Plan; give examples to download; show you how to format your MS Word templates.

Request For Proposals: How to Write the Format section

Every Request For Proposal includes a Format section which explains to the bidder how the Business Proposal should be written. After you have written the Request For Proposal and published it, the next step is to wait for contractors to submit bids.

10 Ways To Write More Persuasive Research Proposals

While Research Proposals are similar to writing Business Proposals, you need to address specific academic or technical requirements in different formats. While there is no standard format for research proposals – as every research project is different – different academic institutions all have different formats and requirements.

10 Ways to Increase Your Proposal Success Rate

Sales Proposal Writing is different than Grant Writing. Your Executive Summary needs to describe how the proposal matches the Request For Proposal requirements. Here are ten ways you can improve your success rate and ensure you win the bid.

10 Writing Tips for Construction Proposals

Kevin asked me for formatting tips for Construction Proposals. Writing a business proposal for the first time can be difficult. To make this easier we’ve compiled this list of best practices for developing your next proposal. This applies to Software, Sales, Research and Government proposals.

Use this Lessons Learned Template to Improve Your Next Project

This week I’m working on a web project with teams in India, China, Chicago and San Diego. It gets tricky to keep everyone on track and move to the finishing line in sync. We’ve been doing this for six months now. One way we’ve managed to improve our productivity – and stay reasonably sane – […]

9 Writing Tips From Warren Buffett

Warren Buffet’s Annual Reports were the first I ever read. To this day, I go back and re-read them to remind myself what business writing is really about – making a connection with words. That’s it. The more you can connect, the more people will read you. They may not agree with you – more […]