Breakdown of the Proposal Writing Format

Gathering Information Before you even begin with your proposal writing, you will need to gather information about your idea, expenses, and donors.  It is important that you clearly understand what your concept is and how it will be carried out.  Additionally, you will need to have an idea of what the expected results of your

What to Look for in Proposal Writing Training

In life, we usually learn through our failures. Only after making mistakes can we find out how to fix them and go on to succeed. This method is fine when it comes to designing your first website or writing your personal memoires.  However, when we fail at proposal writing, we may not get another chance

Structure Breakdown for Research Proposal Writing

Research proposal writing is very similar to writing proposals for projects in format.  However, research proposal writing must adhere to the guidelines of its particular field of study, whether academic or in scientific research.  Because it is usually a panel of peers who are reading research proposal writing, the proposal should be very detailed and

Internal Technical Proposal Writing: A Guide and Template

The whole idea of technical proposal writing is to communicate facts, data and ideas as effectively as possible.  Effectively means that the reader will be able to understand.  Then this information is used to convince the audience to implement the proposal idea. Many people think that “technical” writing is synonymous with “boring.”  However, this goes

Why Use a Proposal Writing Template

When you are writing out a business proposal, you should always remember that yours is probably not the only proposal being considered.  Often, the people in charge of granting proposals look through dozens of applicants before granting resources to the proposal which seems most worthy. Because of the intense competition when it comes to proposal

Proposal Writing Tips

When you are getting ready to write a proposal, there are some things that you should do to make the process go more smoothly and to give your proposal the best chance to succeed. Make sure that you provide all the information that is requested by the agency that will be reviewing your proposal.  In

How Can We Find Out What Our Customer’s “Hot Buttons” Are?

The best way to find out what your customers hot buttons are is to ask him. You don’t exactly put it that way; you can say, “What are your biggest concerns about this project?” Or, “What are you most worried about that might go wrong?” I’m always surprised at how reluctant people are to ask

Help Readers Get Through Your Proposal—Part One

A key to a successful marketing document is to keep the reader reading! One way to achieve this is to make your proposal easy to get through. This should drive your writing style. Try to achieve a “clear” style. Most of us know clear writing when we see it, though it may be hard for us

Common Errors Can Kill Your Proposal

There is only one way to win a fair and open competition: provide evidence that you offer the best solution with the least risk at an acceptable price. In contrast, there are many ways to lose. You can submit an excellent proposal, make the short list, give your presentation, and even submit a “best and

The Six Deadly Words to Avoid in Proposals

Years ago the comedian George Carlin got into some serious trouble with a routine of his called “Seven Words You Can’t Say On TV.” Well, here are six words you’d better avoid in your proposals. 1. Best Efforts. Courts have interpreted “best efforts” to impose a very strict legal obligation, one that goes well beyond