Your '50 Essential Bid-Writing Tips' is both an informative, and a pleasant and enjoyable, read. I find it very suitable for junior AND senior members of our estimating team, whose performance is greatly enhanced by its easy-to-read format.
50 Essential Bid-Writing Tips
Must-Know Standards, Methods & Insights for Writing Compelling Bids, Tenders and Proposals
Book, 220 pages (196mm x 128mm), paperback
AU$95.00 FREE SHIPPING50 Bid-Writing Tips provides detailed yet concisely packaged tuition on the fundamental and timeless, the bid-specific, and the contrarian, principles of persuasive proposal writing.
Professional bid-writing exhibits the same qualities as any other good writing. However, there are important additional elements that characterise effective bid copy.
Specifically, successful bid-writing is customer / client-centric, substance-based, and guided by a well-researched, savvily-formulated, documented-in-detail bid strategy. That strategy (the primary – but not exclusive – role of which is to address all known selection criteria) is then articulated clearly, consistently and compellingly throughout every section of the proposal.
The "mini-lessons" in 50 Essential Bid-Writing Tips expand on these two fundamentals of producing winning Expression of Interest (EOI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) responses and other forms of submission.
The book provides concisely packaged tuition on the timeless principles of bid-writing, as well as on somewhat more contrarian practices. It lays these out in a manner that's easily understood and implemented by any level of writer or contributing subject matter expert.
101 Commonly Confused Words in Bids, Tenders & Proposals
eBook, A4, 39 pages
The English language features a huge array of words that loan themselves to misinterpretation, confused or other forms of wrongful use. You simply can't rely on your "spell check" function to protect you from embarrassing, credibility-eroding mistakes.Read more →
With so much time, effort and budget invested in your bid, it's worth having a ready reference guide to help you avoid the most common errors.
The 101 Most Over-Used & Abused Words in Bids, Proposals & Tenders
eBook, A4, 28 pages
Don't erode the credibility of your bids, tenders, proposals or other form of submission with fashion-speak, lazy writing and uncontrolled jargon. When an organisation issues a Request for Proposal (RFP) or any other form of tender call for the supply of a high-value product or service, those tasked with the procurement are in need of straight answers articulated in clear, unambiguous writing.Read more →
Hemingway wrote of the need for all writers to have a built-in "shit detector". This is the ultimate such detection tool for bid managers, writers and editors. Its 101 words and terms are must-avoids for any bidding organisation wishing to preserve its credibility and convey an ability to offer up originality – both in its submissions and in the offerings these articulate.
Winning High-Value, High-Stakes Bids through Superior Questioning, Listening and Thinking Skills
Book,134 pages (196mm x 128mm), paperback
The three fundamental skills of a genuinely sharp, sustainably successful bid/proposal/tender professional are the ability to think, listen and ask quality questions.Read more →
15 Principles for Making Sense to Both the Technologically-Proficient and the Technologically-Challenged
eBook, A4, 32 pages
Selling technical solutions requires special communication skill on the part of a vendor's business development executives and its bid writers. Bid-Writing Tips for Geeks & IT Salespeople will help you speak both to the hearts of those concerned only with the higher-level business objectives, as well as to the minds of the more technologically proficient.Read more →
7 Essential Principles for Formulating On-Target, Bid-Specific Curricula Vitae
eBook, A4, 28 pages
Operation CV lays out seven essential principles for formulating on-target, bid-specific Curricula Vitae . . . proposal-supporting CVs that will demonstrate not only why you've chosen the personnel you have to support the product or service to that client, but how these selections render your offering competitively superior.Read more →
A Reference & Tuition Manual Especially for Bid Writers and Bid Managers
Book, 196 pages (196mm x 128mm), paperback
Bid writing requires the highest degree of grammatical diligence, and a consistent style.Read more →
Compiled specifically for the professional bid writer (as well for those subject matter experts who are called upon to author sections for submissions), this 196-page manual will help you produce not only grammatically correct but also highly readable and compelling submissions.
Shakespeare, Twain, Pope, von Goethe, Emerson, Yeats, Thoreau, Kipling, Ruskin, Hemingway, RL Stevenson . . .
Book,112 pages (196mm x 128mm), paperback
Shakespeare, Twain, Pope, von Goethe, Emerson, Yeats, Thoreau, Kipling, Ruskin, Hemingway, R.L. Stevenson . . .Read more →
No-one could benefit more from becoming a student of history's masters of the written word than the commercial bid writer.