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Upcoming events

    • 01 Oct 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:59 PM (CDT)
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston
    • 39

    Topic: How to Quickly Improve the Writing in Your Proposals

    We all know that content is king. But how do we make sure that the king is served well by the words, grammar, and formatting that support it?

    When the quality of the writing in a proposal is good, reviewers can quickly find what they're looking for, and easily understand what is being said. When the writing is poor, even the best content can become lost in a tangle of poor organization and funky grammar.

    In this session, we will look at best practices for ensuring that the writing in our proposals is top notch. We will also participate in group exercises that will help us hone our ability to quickly improve the quality of our teams' writing.

    Daniel Maddux runs Elite Documentation Inc., a technical communication company focused on helping businesses communicate with their clients, employees, and regulators. Daniel specializes in making highly technical content clear to any audience, and in ensuring that the quality of the writing in the finished product is as perfect as possible.

    When he's not working, Daniel enjoys reading, working out, and putting as many miles on his car as possible while driving all over the place to help people out.

    Meeting fee includes lunch:
    • $25 for APMP Members
    • $35 for Nonmembers
    • $20 for Students with Student Identification
    Seating is limited so please reserve early! Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the meeting date to receive a full refund. Please email the Program Chair with your cancellation. Otherwise, fees are not refundable and will be invoiced accordingly.

    • 05 Nov 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 12:59 PM (CST)
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston
    Members are encouraged to sit in at Greater Houston Chapter Board meetings to gain an understanding of what happens behind the scenes.

    Because these meetings are planned for small attendance, reservations are requested to ensure appropriate space is available for guests. The fee for lunch is $20 and is not payable online at this time; this is the usual type of lunch buffet that is served as General Membership Meetings.

    Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the meeting date. Otherwise you will be billed and responsible for reimbursing the chapter the $20 lunch fee.

    Please email the Program Chair with your reservation and/or cancellation at least 48 hours before the meeting date.

    • 03 Dec 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 12:59 PM (CST)
    • HESS Club, 5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston
    • 49
    Start to Finish: From New Word Document to Proposal Template

    Topic: Start to Finish: From New Word Document to Proposal Template
    Topic: Start to Finish: From New Word Document to Proposal Template

    Topic: Start to Finish: From New Word Document to Proposal Template

    In addition to your win strategy and proposal planning, one of the essential ingredients of any successful proposal development effort is a robust, attractive Microsoft® Word proposal template. A well-designed template will provide a consistent look to your proposals and enhance your company’s branding, whether it is for proposal content, attachments or résumés. Perhaps you’ve been using the same old Word template since someone created it in Word 97 and you decide to start anew, or perhaps you’re creating your very first proposal template. You open Word with a new, blank document: what’s next? In this presentation, I will go through the steps you need to create a Word template that your proposal authors will find easy to use, that will save you time during final production, and that will be easy on the eyes of the evaluators. I have used these template-building steps successfully on many, recent proposals.

    Dick Eassom is a Director at SM&A, a certified APMP Fellow, past APMP Chief Executive Officer, recipient of the APMP Founders’ Award, and presenter at ten APMP Annual International Conferences on using Microsoft Word for proposal development. Dick has authored over forty articles for “Wordman’s Production Corner” in the APMP Perspective, and has nearly twenty years’ experience developing and leading proposals of all shapes and sizes to a wide variety of market sectors in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and, most recently, Germany.

    Meeting fee includes lunch:
    • $25 for APMP Members
    • $35 for Nonmembers
    • $20 for Students with Student Identification
    Seating is limited so please reserve early! Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the meeting date to receive a full refund. Please email the Program Chair with your cancellation. Otherwise, fees are not refundable and will be invoiced accordingly.

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