Tag: proposals

Penning a Persuasive Proposal

April 11th, 2013   •   no comments   

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Writing is an art and a science. Often, it involves the right alchemy of formula, focus and flow.

Effective writing of internal “pitch” documents is an important managerial skill. Through well articulated plans, proposals and submissions, one can lobby for much needed budgets, manpower or other resources to support one’s work.

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Shrink, Shorten and Simplify

June 19th, 2012   •   1 comment   

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Shrink that proposal. Shorten that memo. Simplify that presentation.

Do it in four pages (or less). Better yet if you can tell me what decision you need in 30 seconds flat. Starting from now…
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Penning Papers that Persuade

May 24th, 2011   •   no comments   

Courtesy of CGU Writing Centre

Writing papers is not second nature for most of us. It isn’t easy to slave over the words, facts and figures that form an integral part of white collar work, while putting forth a cogent and convincing argument.

Fortunately, there is an art and a science to writing policies, strategic plans, strategies, and other documents geared towards rallying support, budgets and stakeholder buy-in. Here are some tips that I have learnt from my years of experience in wielding the pen as the sword.
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