A compliant and high-scoring proposal starts with a well-thought-out outline. This course dives into the intricacies of developing proposal outlines, annotating these outlines, preparing compliance and cross-reference matrixes, and preparing storyboards or work packages the right way. It starts with analyzing different types of Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Requests for Quote (RFQ) formats to show how various customers may organize the requirements.
A great outline reduces stress and rework during the proposal development process. It helps direct the authors, and integrate the proposal from the start.
The course subsequently delves into when use of storyboards (or writers’ work packages) is more appropriate than annotated outlines, and vice versa. It shows how to develop storyboards the right way, avoiding the typical problems companies face with storyboard development.
This course is for those in the Proposal Management, Proposal Writing, and Proposal Coordination fields. It will teach professional skills in annotated outlines and storyboard development. In the course, attendants will explore the outlining topic in a greater depth than in our Foundations of Proposal Management and Writing Persuasive Federal Proposals courses. It addresses the typical areas of struggle for proposal practitioners through individual and group work in a “roll-up-your-sleeves and put the new skills to practice” workshop format. The course zooms in on the nuance of outline and storyboard building that’s a hallmark of true proposal professionals.
This interactive two-day workshop is 20 percent lecture, 70 percent practical exercises, and 10 percent discussion.
The experts who teach our business development, capture and proposal training are highly experienced currently practicing proposal professionals whose years of successful experience in Government acquisition and training allow them to offer valuable insights to our students. Our instructors can answer tough questions as they come up during the course. They can also tailor the material to their students’ specific challenges, and share their experience based on the most current realities. Check our instructor’s bios on our About Us page.