Proposal Writing

Proposal Writing

A good proposal doesn”t just outline what product or service you would like to create or deliver. It does so in such a way that the reader feels it is the only logical choice. Your participants will explore the proposal writing process including the most common types of proposals.

The Proposal Writing workshop will take participants through each step of the proposal writing process, from understanding why they are writing a proposal; to gathering information; to writing and proofreading; through to creating the final, professional product.

Course Outline

  • Workshop Objectives
  • What is a Proposal?
  • The Proposal Writing Process
  • Types of Proposals
  • About Requests for Proposals
  • Identifying Your Purpose and Your Audience
  • Performing a Needs Analysis
  • Writing the Goal Statement
  • A General Format
  • Special Sections
  • Creating a Framework
  • Getting Down to Details
  • Identifying Resources
  • Using the Internet as a Resource
  • Organizing Your Information
  • Spelling and Grammar
  • Working with Words
  • Constructing Sentences
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Mastering Voice
  • Creating Paragraphs
  • Creating Strong Transitions
  • Building to Conclusions
  • Educating the Evaluator
  • Ghosting the Competition
  • Using Illustrations
  • Checking for Clarity
  • Reading for Your Audience
  • Using the Readability Index
  • Proofreading Like a Pro
  • Editing Techniques
  • Checking the Facts
  • The Power of Peer Review
  • Our Top Typesetting Tips
  • Achieving a Professional Look and Feel
  • Creating the Final Package
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations