Posts Tagged: Managers

Proposal Writing Workshop: Writing Better Sections in Half the Time

In this course you will learn and practice speed-writing techniques to produce compliant and compelling federal and commercial proposals in half the time. This frees up your schedule and resources for brainstorming on a solution and polishing your proposal to raise your win probability. It will help you stress less, and make the writing processRead… Read more »

Cost Proposal Strategy for Proposal Managers

Although the government often states that cost is the least important factor in proposal evaluation, and that they buy on best value, statistics show that cost is the deciding factor in more than 90% of the federal contract awards. In other words, cost is incredibly important if you want to win. Proposal managers, however, workRead… Read more »

Cost Proposal Strategy for Proposal Managers

Last week I delivered a presentation at the APMP Mid-Atlantic Conference and Expo on Cost Proposal Strategy for Proposal Managers. It went over well – we had standing room only. Price is one of the most important elements of winning proposals, and it is intimately connected with the technical solution. Yet, many proposal managers don’tRead… Read more »

Upcoming events on public engagement in Austin, Boston, Cupertino, Denver and Portland

Members of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) are hosting budget-friendly regional events this October and November in 5 cities across the country, and we’d love to see lots of GovLoop members there! All 5 events are posted at GovLoop: – Denver, Colorado – The Wellshire Inn on Friday, October 22, 2010 –Read… Read more »

GBE101: strategies for business development under the social network umbrella

by Donna L. Quesinberry Government Business Examiner In the technological hour of 2010 there are so many inroads to business development that just don’t employ legacy plans of action. We now enjoy Pod-casting, Wikis and Wikipedia, Social Networks (SNS), Videographies, Webinars, SlideShares, YouTube videos, TelePresence, inVirtual communications, etc. Add to this laundry list of newRead… Read more »

GBE101: economic woes and the consignment promises of tomorrow

Work for fee – not free. by Donna L. Quesinberry Government Business Examiners 2009 had to be the worst year ever for economic woes in federal contracts. The Government Business Examiner in talking with numerous industry experts has learned that many consultants and businesses experienced a tough market climate during the past year, but everyoneRead… Read more »

National Writing Examiner (NWE) 101: the art of grant writing

by Donna L. Quesinberry National Writing Examiner Writing is an art that takes on many forms. Success-driven grant writing is an art that uses a logical structure and clear arguments to secure needed funding for a potential awardee. The grant proposal is like a sales proposal (most recognized are federal acquisition proposals) in as farRead… Read more »

Do You Manage Multilingual Websites?

Join Lee Vann for Web Managers University’s Best Practices of Multilingual Websites: http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/wmu/fall2009/bestpracticesofmultilingualwebsites.shtml Do you need to build a multilingual online presence and don’t know where to start? This webinar will provide strategies for building a business case for multilingual websites and for effectively building, maintaining and marketing foreign language sites. Using the exploding U.S.Read… Read more »

Federal Managers Association 71st National Convention

Over one hundred delegates gathered in Arlington at the Doubletree Hotel for their 71st National Convention. The delegates heard the keynote remarks from the Honorable Darrell Issa Rep. of the 49th District of California and the Ranking Member of the House Government Reform Committee. In his remarks Rep. Issa spoke about the bipartsian approach heRead… Read more »

Much government web content is written in “governmentese” instead of plain language, says a white paper of Federal Web Managers Council

Much government web content is written in “governmentese” instead of plain language, says a white paper* developed by the Federal Web Managers Council, comprised of Cabinet agency Web Directors. The paper suggests (i) Establish Web Communications as a core government business function, (ii) Help the public complete common government tasks efficiently, (iii) Clean up theRead… Read more »