Monthly Archives: February 2020

Back to the Future of Proposal Management

In the early 19th Century, Scottish lawyer-turned-geologist Sir Charles Lyell argued, “The present is the key to the past, and the past is the key to the future.” In other words, if we want to know what’s going to happen in the future, we look to the past, to its patterns. A more contemporary source,

By |2020-04-04T13:56:57-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: eZine, Featured Article|0 Comments

Welcome to the Executive Summary–APMP-NCA’s Quarterly Publication

Welcome to all of our regular visitors and to our new readers as well!  We have had a tremendous response to opening our publication to people outside of the APMP-NCA Chapter.  This issue follows the theme of our previous issue.  At the end of 2019, our 4th Quarter issue took a look into the past,

By |2020-04-04T13:58:08-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments

Back to the Future!

Last quarter we talked about the past and how the rise of technology and other changes in acquisitions has shaped our industry. For this quarter’s eZine, we look to the future and attempt to stay ahead of any curves or changes within our ever-turbulent government. The rise of cloud computing and data center hosting has

By |2020-04-06T06:31:22-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: eZine, President's Corner|0 Comments

It’s 2020. Stop Using PowerPoint THE WRONG WAY!

“Everybody hates PowerPoint,” writes Geoffrey James in his January 21, 2020, Inc. magazine article: “It's 2020. Why Are You Still Using PowerPoint?” Although his article is well written and researched, James is engaging in a “clickbait” technique exploiting a provocative opinion and using a provocative title to garner readers. He doesn’t consider the alternative (albeit

By |2020-04-10T10:02:31-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Ask the Graphics Guru, eZine|0 Comments

Three Surprising Things I’ve Learned as a Student of Proposal Writing

As a student of proposal writing rather than an active member of the field, it does feel presumptuous to be writing about the topic with a mere two semesters of writing for proposals (barely) under my belt. However, as a newcomer to the field, I do think I have an interesting perspective on the nature,

By |2021-02-26T10:43:24-05:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured Article|0 Comments

The Proposal of the Future

Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – “Back to the Future”, 1985 Dr. Brown was wrong, we still need roads. The cars may have changed, and some of them don’t need human drivers, but roads are still heavily traveled. Similarly, some may predict that our future procurement world will eliminate the need

By |2020-04-04T10:58:26-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments

Looking Back – Yin & Yang (Part 2)

The following is Part 2 of a two-part article by R. Dennis Green.  If you missed Part 1, be sure to check out our last issue of 2019! Part 2: Looking Back 40+ Years... In an Era of Constant Change, Some things Don't I love the proposal management profession, as previously stated. And there isn’t

By |2020-04-04T13:55:24-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments

Securing Your NEXT Win

Proposal writers’ major focus is pre-award. This is completely understandable—your job is to write winning proposals! But, if you want to focus on the long-term health of your organization, your work doesn’t end with the contract award if you are contributing everything necessary to be successful. Your winning proposal eloquently described to the customer what

By |2020-04-04T10:58:43-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|3 Comments

Spotlight: Rhythm & Harmony Chapter

History The Rhythm & Harmony Chapter was founded in Huntsville, AL in 2013 by Bill Boggs and 17 other charter members. The chapter was established to serve members in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Live, in-person events were held in Huntsville and Nashville every quarter. With participation waning and volunteer board members in Huntsville running

By |2020-04-04T10:59:03-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments

The Presentation of the Future

Let’s watch some Powerpoint tonight... said no one ever! Little could Philo Farnsmouth have realised just how much he was about to change the world forever. It was September 7th 1927 and Philo was in his lab. He flipped the switch on his ‘image dissector’ and transmitted... a straight line - the equivalent of writing

By |2020-04-04T10:59:17-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: eZine, Regular Article|0 Comments
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