Great fun in the past week: BJ came across to the UK, to present with me at an event for senior managers in the proposal profession here. As ever, it was great to catch up face-to-face: we work virtually pretty effectively, but a few hours together unlocks so much more creativity.
The conference, “Taking proposals to the next level”, took place at a remarkable venue – Altitude, up on the 29th floor of Millbank Tower, with spectacular views over London. We thought you might like copies of the presentations – just click on the relevant links below.
Dave Blume, European VP of Sant Corporation, opened the session with a look at how improved management of pre-written content can increase proposal efficiency. Colleen Jolly, head of 24 Hour Company’s newly-launched UK operation, gave a fascinating insight into developing high-impact proposal graphics.
Martin Smith, who runs leading bid/proposal recruitment consultants Bid Solutions, led the group through a self-assessment of the effectiveness of their recruitment processes. And before BJ led the afternoon workshop, I discussed some of the projects that our most successful clients have undertaken in the past year or so, and looked at the challenges facing the leaders of proposal centres in these testing times.
Hope you find presentations useful. If you came to the event, comment and let us know what most sparked your interest during the day!