Recording Available: “Top 5 PowerPoint Tips and Tricks”

Our recent webinar about using PowerPoint is now available.

Learn from a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (1 of 34 in the world). This session will blow you away! Get the top five secrets the pros use to make and deliver the best-of-the-best PowerPoint presentations. See how you can build almost any graphic in PowerPoint, make professional slides quickly, and keep your audience engaged and eager to learn. Discover where to get the best visuals, infographics, photographs, and PowerPoint add-ins. Walk away with new tools and techniques that help you do your job faster and better—while saving money.

Thank you to the presenter Mike Parkinson.

View the recording here >





5-Fact Friday – June 15, 2018 Issue

June 15, 2018 Issue: Call for Articles, New on the Blog, Happy Father’s Day, B&P Resources, MAC Save the Date

Call for Articles! The Fall eZine

Are you an expert in “Proposal Innovations?” Consider submitting to the Fall issue of our Chapter eZine, Executive Summary. You’ll gain exposure to over 1,500 of our members! Share your experience, inspire others in our industry, and submit an article today.

Download Current eZine >

 

New on the Blog: The President’s Press, Q2

This post from our President, Rebecca Link is a quick summary of what we’ve accomplished during Q2 and what’s coming. Hear about our Chapter at Bid & Proposal Con, the announcement of “Coffee Talks”, the Women in the Workforce Dinner, an update on our website and our ramp-up activities for this year’s Mid-Atlantic Conference.

Read the blog >

Happy Father’s Day!

To all the warm, weird and wonderful Dads out there – thanks for knowing exactly when to stop holding our hand and begin watching our back. Enjoy Father’s Day this Sunday along with your families!

 

 

Resources: Presentations from Bid & Proposal Con

Missed the event and want to get up to speed? Attended but want to supplement your notes? The presentation documents and photos from Bid & Proposal Con are now available!

Save the Date: #WinningatMAC

Date: October 10th (certification day) and 11th (conference day)
Location: Westin Tyson’s Corner
Theme: Competing and Winning in a Changing Marketplace

Speakers selected mid-June and keynote speakers announced soon. Early bird registration is right around the corner!

Chapter Discussion: Working with your SME’s
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5-Fact Friday – June 8, 2018 Issue

June 8, 2018 Issue: Last chance to Register for Women in the Workforce Dinner, Summer eZine Available, Fall eZine Call for Articles, MAC logo and Save the Date, Sponsorships

THIS IS IT! Register for the Women in the Workforce Dinner before Wednesday at noon!


Join APMP-NCA Chapter for our inaugural Women in the Workforce Dinner Event! We’re celebrating smart, savvy women with a glitzy, glamorous, and engaging evening packed with purpose. This evening is all about creating your personal brand, building your confidence, facing challenges unique to working women, and finding balance at work and at home (this is possible – we promise!).

Start the evening by walking our red carpet – pose for a professional photograph by Dayton Mitchell Photography. Network with other successful women and browse vendors including WorkAway Solutions, Willing Beauty, Agnes and Dora, Isogenics, and doTerra! All who attend will be entered into our raffle for TONS of fun prizes like cupcakes, yoga classes, jewelry, health products, and clothing! Plus the first 60 guests will receive complimentary SWAG bags filled with goodies!

Grab a free drink at the bar before sitting down for a three-course plated dinner. During dinner, enjoy THREE presentations from amazing women in the workforce: Tassey Russo, President of Level Up Solutions; Deb Hurley, President of Hurley Group Consulting (HGC); and Rebecca Link, Senior Proposal Manager at American Systems and President of APMP-NCA Chapter. Learn how to become more valued at work, grow your voice and confidence, and become victorious both at home and in the workplace.

Meet and support other women in the workforce at our very first Women in the Workforce Dinner event! Join us at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park on Thursday, June 14th starting at 5:30pm.

Summer 2018 eZine: Leadership & Professional Development

Each quarter our Chapter publishes a digital magazine (eZine): Executive Summary. The Summer 2018 Issue is now available! Our quarterly digital magazine features proposal best practices, tips & tricks, industry news and Chapter opportunities.

Download the eZine

Announcement: Save the Date for the Mid-Atlantic Conference!

Date: October 10th (certification day) and 11th (conference day)
Location: Westin Tyson’s Corner
Theme: Competing and Winning in a Changing Marketplace

Speakers will be selected the middle of June. Keynote speakers announced soon!

Announcement: Call for Articles! Due July 20

The theme for the APMP-NCA Fall Executive Summary eZine is “Proposal Innovations”. The Executive Summary eZine is getting a new format! Going forward, the publication will be an actual electronic magazine with interactive features. Be a part of this exciting new phase of our eZine, and share your thoughts and ideas on other innovations in the proposal industry.

Email ezine@apmpnca.org for details!

Limited availability!

APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC): Sponsorships

If you want to get in front of hundreds of proposal professionals in the Capital Region, there is literally NO better opportunity! Email partners@apmpnca.org to become a sponsor!

Available opportunities


5-Fact Friday – June 1, 2018 Issue

June 1, 2018 Issue: Women in the Workforce Dinner, Summer eZine Available, Sponsorships for MAC, Liberty Chapter Webinar, WinningtheBiz.com

Register for the Women in the Workforce Dinner Event

Join APMP-NCA Chapter for our inaugural Women in the Workforce Dinner Event! We’re celebrating smart, savvy women with a glitzy, glamorous, and engaging evening packed with purpose. This evening is all about creating your personal brand, building your confidence, facing challenges unique to working women, and finding balance at work and at home (this is possible – we promise!).

Start the evening by walking our red carpet – pose for a professional photograph by Dayton Mitchell Photography. Network with other successful women and browse vendors including WorkAway Solutions, Willing Beauty, Agnes and Dora, Isogenics, and doTerra! All who attend will be entered into our raffle for TONS of fun prizes like cupcakes, yoga classes, jewelry, health products, and clothing! Plus the first 60 guests will receive complimentary SWAG bags filled with goodies!

Grab a free drink at the bar before sitting down for a three-course plated dinner. During dinner, enjoy THREE presentations from amazing women in the workforce: Tassey Russo, President of Level Up Solutions; Deb Hurley, President of Hurley Group Consulting (HGC); and Rebecca Link, Senior Proposal Manager at American Systems and President of APMP-NCA Chapter. Learn how to become more valued at work, grow your voice and confidence, and become victorious both at home and in the workplace.

Meet and support other women in the workforce at our very first Women in the Workforce Dinner event! Join us at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park on Thursday, June 14th starting at 5:30pm.

Announcement: Featured eZine Story

Featured eZine Story: Career Tools: Mentor, Advocate, Or? by Tara Rethore, CEO of M. Beacon Enterprises LLC. Read this quarter’s featured article in the Sprint 2018 eZine! Download the Summer 2018 issue: “Leadership and Professional Development.”

Download the eZine

Limited availability!

APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC): Sponsorships

If you want to get in front of hundreds of proposal professionals in the Capital Region, there is literally NO better opportunity! This year’s APMP-NCA Mid-Atlantic Conference is being held October 10th and 11th at the Westin Tysons Corner. Email partners@apmpnca.org to become a sponsor!

Available opportunities

Webinar: Secrets to Winning More Recompetes

Our sister Chapter, APMP Liberty, is hosting an interactive workshop on Wednesday June 20th at 12pm. This webinar will go through proven processes that anyone can use to win more recompetes. You will learn how to avoid the errors and plan, organize, lead, support, and execute recompetes with better results than ever before!

Register

Announcement: Introducing Winning the Business by APMP

APMP has just launched “Winning the Business,” a new APMP website that houses a collection of articles, research summaries, and case studies in every phase of the bid/proposal life cycle. There is some great content available; our favorite this week is: From Favor-Doers to Proactive Partners: 5 ways to transform your SME relationships


Career Tools: Mentor, Advocate, Or?

by Tara Rethore, CEO of M. Beacon Enterprises LLC

Mentorship is a fairly common tool for professional development, as part of both formal mentoring programs (e.g., APMP-NCA’s Mentor-Protégé Program) and selfinitiated personal development plans. An effective mentor is usually a more experienced person who guides someone along her/his professional journey based on her/his experiences and ability to model positive behaviors. Mentors can be helpful at just about any point in one’s career and often are part of the same organization or working in a similar discipline. They’ve learned the rules of the road and share them with less experienced staff. Awesome.

Yet, is a mentor enough?

Mentors can be fabulous for building skills and navigating organizational and professional pathways. Advancing your career needs something else. Of course, you must master your work, get along
with colleagues and customers, and do what you say you will do. Delivering results consistently and with integrity remains a critical factor in advancing your career. Yet, no matter how good
you are and how well your results speak for you, neither is sufficient if you and your results are not apparent to others.

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