Effective Proposals: A guide to Writing

$29

A strong business proposal should compel a reader to think yours is the perfect choice. It should be succinct, clear, compelling and follow a series of logical steps to a natural outcome. Our course on writing the perfect proposal will take you through each step of the process, from understanding the purpose, information gathering to writing and proofreading and packaging the perfect product.

Study our course in the way you want. In small units or in one. Synchronise your learning between any device and remember and track your progress. Study and answer questions at your convenience and at the end of the course, if you answer more than 80% of the questions correctly, qualify for a certificate of achievement. You can even log your CPD hours.

In all our business courses, you get access to around six hours of e-learning that you can watch, listen and read. There are usually 100 questions and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use against any personal or professional development requirements. As well as the course, you also receive a FREE e-book that you can read on your Kindle or other e-reader. You also get a FREE audiobook of the course so you can listen to the whole course uninterrupted on your device.

Description

Module One: Getting Started

  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Course Objectives
  • How it works

Module Two: Understanding Proposals

  • What is a Proposal?
  • The Proposal Writing Process
  • Types of Proposals
  • About Requests for Proposals
  • Review questions

Module Three: Beginning the Proposal Writing Process

  • Identifying Your Purpose and Your Audience
  • Performing a Needs Analysis
  • Writing the Goal Statement
  • Review questions

Module Four: Preparing an Outline

  • A General Format
  • Special Sections
  • Creating a Framework
  • Getting Down to Details
  • Review questions

Module Five: Finding Facts

  • Identifying Resources
  • Using the Internet as a Resource
  • Organizing Your Information
  • Review questions

Module Six: Writing Skills (I)

  • Spelling and Grammar
  • Working with Words
  • Constructing Sentences
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Mastering Voice
  • Review questions

Module Seven: Writing Skills (II)

  • Creating Paragraphs
  • Creating Strong Transitions
  • Building to Conclusions
  • Review questions

Module Eight: Writing the Proposal

  • Educating the Evaluator
  • Ghosting the Competition
  • Using Illustrations
  • Review questions

Module Nine: Checking for Readability

  • Checking for Clarity
  • Reading for Your Audience
  • Using the Readability Index
  • Review Questions

Module Ten: Proofreading and Editing

  • Proofreading Like a Pro
  • Editing Techniques
  • Checking the Facts
  • The Power of Peer Review
  • Review Questions

Module Eleven: Adding the Final Touches

  • Our Top Typesetting Tips
  • Achieving a Professional Look and Feel
  • Creating the Final Package
  • Review questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the wise
  • Results
  • Recommended reading
  • Courses you might like

 

KEY TOPICS

Throughout the course you will develop key skills as you cover the following topics

  • Proposal writing process
  • RFPs (Request For Proposal)
  • Proposal formats
  • Fact finding
  • Writing skills
  • Readability, proofing and editing

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

By the end of this course, you will have learned:

  • How to structure a great presentation based on your audience
  • Built a strong fact based resource to complete RFP’s and any other kind of presentation
  • Developed a disciplined and formulaic approach to presentations
  • Be able to edit, proof and deliver a compelling pitch

WHO IT'S FOR

This course is for anyone who has to prepare sales and business pitches, funding requests or other keynote presentations.

Prior knowledge

There’s no real prior knowledge required but you should have a good grasp of English. As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.

ALWAYS BE LEARNING!

We have many more courses for your business or organisation. Get in touch about how to get our courses available to your organisation or fellow learners at [email protected]

FOR BUSINESSES

Are you looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams? We have a portfolio of over 150 business short courses that are available online and on-demand. These ready to go courses cover all key areas of a business from finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan for staff
  • Learners can study out of hours or in breaks with bite-size learning
  • Get back end management reports on learner progress
  • Cost efficiently solve any compliance, insurance, regulatory, union or staff association requirements
  • Save on staff training and CPD costs
  • Choose and pay for only the courses you need or look at our library models for even greater value
  • No lock-in contracts – pay monthly or get a handsome discount for annual and multi-year deals
  • No big installations necessary – a simple web browser is all you need to get started
  • New courses being added all the time

Get in touch at [email protected] or hit the Chat button for an instant response

You may also like…

Go to Top