Webinar Rewind - Making Sure Your Entire Proposal Screams “Pick Me”

December 06, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Flint Builders, Inc
401 Derek Place
Roseville, CA 95678

Event Description:

Join us for a webinar rewind and roundtable discussion to learn from industry professionals and from each other’s experience. We will watch the webinar as a group and stop intermittently for discussion and sharing. Bring a friend and sign up soon!

Session Description:

When reviewing proposals, the selection committee only has one question: Why is your firm the best fit for our project? But as proposal writers juggle multiple deadlines, input from many parties, and a laundry list of proposal requirements, the answer to that important question gets buried. During our November webinar, we’ll discuss how to structure your kick-off call to set the foundation for a tailored proposal, methods for tailoring boilerplate content, and how to cut away the fluff from proposals—so reviewers focus on why your firm is the best fit for the project.

It’s time to stop focusing on quantity over quality and focus on letting your main ideas shine through to strengthen your proposals. Presenter Jen McGovern, CPSM, will share best practices gained through preparing and reviewing hundreds of proposals for public and private clients worldwide. Participants will leave the webinar feeling prepared to tailor every section of their proposals, taking their next submittal to the next level.

Learning objectives:

1.       How to hold a kick-off meeting that sets the foundation for a strong proposal

2.       Which items to add to your proposal to go beyond compliance and tell a strong story

3.       How to identify areas where cutting away text will make your main ideas shine, and how to cut that text

4.       How to partner with technical staff to get tailored information needed to create a compelling proposal


Jen McGovern, CPSM - Mid-Atlantic Regional Marketing Manager for VHB

As mid-Atlantic regional marketing manager for VHB, Jen McGovern, CPSM, knows what it takes to put together a strong proposal. She oversees the marketing efforts for seven offices across three states and the District of Columbia, which means she has prepared and reviewed hundreds of proposals, making sure each represents the firm’s brand and voice. Jen is the director of career advancement for SMPS DC and achieved her CPSM designation in 2015. When she's not dreaming of RFPs, she paints her nails ... occasionally to match her PowerPoints.



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