Hyphens, En Dashes, and Em Dashes: Quick Tips for Using Horizontal Lines
Horizontal lines can be valuable tools for connecting ideas and emphasizing messages. However, the rules for their usage can be confusing an
Seven Proposal Lessons from A Christmas Story
As we sat down for a fun-filled holiday movie, we couldn’t get our work—the big stack of proposals and marketing documents waiting in our of
Six Tips for Faster Text Formatting in Microsoft Word
According to data from Microsoft’s Customer Experience Improvement Program, today’s marketing and sales professionals rarely use MS Word to
Six New Time-Saving Features of Microsoft Word
If you work on proposals and/or marketing content, chances are you use MS Word. However, while most professionals use Word every day, many d
Halos and Pitchforks: The Power of a Positive First Impression
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The adage is old, but when it comes to proposals and presentations, it’s as...
How Sequencing Can Improve Persuasion—and Win Rates
When it comes to proposals and presentations, order matters. In fact, studies have found that even with outstanding, prospect-focused...
Three Is a Magic Number (for Proposals and Presentations)
Chances are your organization has lots of compelling features and benefits. Most do. But when crafting a proposal or presentation, how...
Four Reasons to Keep Your Content Simple
Your prospects are bombarded with persuasive messages—400 a day, according to psychologist Kevin Dutton. Moreover, research shows that 81...
Five Tools for Averting Proposal Disaster
We all know that proper planning and communication can go a long way to preventing last-minute proposal chaos. But let’s be honest: Every...
Seven Tips for Working with Subject Matter Experts
Marketing and proposal writers are used to overcoming obstacles. Shifting deadlines, fluctuating workloads, snarky executives, and poorly...