Hi. BJ here. Remember me?
Yeah, I know, you haven’t heard from me much. And I won’t make excuses for it. But in my defense, I will say that this is due to my being on the road and presenting in lots of different cities. So even if I haven’t been around here a whole bunch lately, rest assured I have been out there and have certainly been doing my share to promote a best practice approach to proposals and fostering the continued development of proposals as a profession.
I had the honor, privilege and pleasure of presenting the keynote at the Southern Proposal Accents Conference (SPAC). Thanks for the invite and the great support Michelle Norman! This conference was very well attended and the participants seemed to really enjoy my presentation – ‘Tools of the Trade – A Master Craftsman’s Perspective’
Then I presented at an RFI forum for a large healthcare consortium (which brought together some 20+ proposal groups), followed by a 2-day workshop for an investment management company, followed by a 1-day workshop for an insurance firm. Then I finished up with a half-day workshop at a conference for the investment management community presented by the Institute for International Research (IIR). And yes, I am just a little tired of traveling at this point and was most happy to spend a night in my own bed last night.
Throughout, I met people who were eager to learn more about the best practice approach to proposals and eager to improve their proposal capabilities and the quality of the proposal they produce.
And the really good news is I don’t travel again until, um, let’s see, oh, next week… sigh.