How to win business

Research findings that will improve your tender and proposal writing

If you have responsibility for writing your company’s tenders and proposals, then you’ll know that the process includes having conversations with the prospective client well in advance of the Request for Tender (RFT) or Request or Proposal (RFP) being issued. While attending sales meetings may not be part of your role, the information your sales person or team uncovers at meetings with your prospective clients is fundamental for the value proposition and content in your tender or proposal response. You…

Research findings that will improve your tender and proposal writing was last modified on September 8th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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What winning an Award could mean for you

Every week, some lucky person becomes obscenely wealthy overnight after their numbers come up, and millions of Australians curse their own bad luck. If only they’d had the foresight to buy a ticket. Winning a business award, however, is nothing to do with luck and undoubtedly requires a shedload more effort than a quick trip to the newsagent. But here’s why entering really is worth it.  Assess your business performance. Most business awards require you to provide evidence of growth,…

What winning an Award could mean for you was last modified on September 2nd, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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How to secure your government tenders

Q: What’s the number one reason why, every year, more than 60% of tenders submitted to all levels of Australian government fail to make it through the first round? A: Non conformance with specific tender requirements. It seems so simple, doesn’t it? Just do what’s asked of you and your bid will get through. However, when you’re dealing with the government, it’s all about responding in exactly the right manner. Not reasonably close to, not somewhere in the near vicinity of, but exactly…

How to secure your government tenders was last modified on August 20th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Three Top Tips for winning your Award Entry

Winning business awards has so many upsides: They raise your personal profile and the profile of your business; clients or customers like it as they are associated with you; it’s great for the morale of your staff; and it attracts new employees and potential investment. It’s great for your corporate CV. If you ask anyone who’s entered an award, even if they didn’t win, they will tell you how much they benefited from the process. Entering awards forces you to…

Three Top Tips for winning your Award Entry was last modified on August 13th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Top tips for Winning Business Awards

There are so many benefits of winning an award, including: They raise your personal profile and the profile of your business; clients or customers like it as they are associated with you; it’s great for the morale of your staff; and it attracts new employees and potential investment. It’s great for your corporate CV. If you ask anyone who’s entered an award, even if they didn’t win, they will tell you how much they benefited from the process. Entering awards…

Top tips for Winning Business Awards was last modified on July 28th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Tender Loving Care

Should you respond? Tender or proposal opportunities arise in many ways. But before you rush off and start writing your tender, there are a few things to think about. Read the Request For Tender (RFT) TWICE. Read the RFT straight through from beginning to end. Then read it again, highlighting the key points, especially: • Closing date and time • How the tender is to be submitted: online upload, USB, email, by mail? • Format of the document: using template…

Tender Loving Care was last modified on June 23rd, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Business Documents

38 surefire ways to write better business documents

1. Whatever you write online represents your brand, so make sure your company’s social media pages look and sound as professional as your website. 2. Use humour sparingly and wisely. 3. Using contractions such as “you’ll”, “it’s” and “we’ll” reduces formality and puts your copy on a much more personal level. 4. A great headline zeroes in on one big idea; usually your most important benefit. 5. Watch out for overly long sentences. Break them up to make copy more…

38 surefire ways to write better business documents was last modified on June 9th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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No dog balls – why using a professional business writer is better for your business

When you come across a park sign that says, ‘No dog balls, bicycles, skateboards allowed in the park’ you get a pretty clear picture of why punctuation is so important. Not only does it mean less embarrassment for our four-legged friends, punctuation gives rhythm and reason to your writing so that readers can relax and get into the whole point of whatever it is you’re writing about. But clear punctuation is only one part of the equation when it comes…

No dog balls – why using a professional business writer is better for your business was last modified on May 22nd, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Why winning an award is a win-win situation

Despite mountains of evidence, some business owners still remain unconvinced of the benefits of winning a business award. So, listen up: here’s what will happen. You immediately look way better than your competitors You won, they didn’t. End of. Customer trust increases Winning a business award increases customer confidence in your brand. Brace yourself for recognition Lots of it. You’ll be perceived as an expert within your peer group and an industry leader. Others will seek your opinion. Your staff…

Why winning an award is a win-win situation was last modified on May 5th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Win that award with a professional award writer

Many individuals tasked with writing a company’s business award entries see it as being on par with being asked to put their head in a vice. Hardly surprising given that writing business awards is almost certainly not the skill set they were originally employed for. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Commissioning a professional award writer adds real value by enabling a company to submit exceptionally well written, compelling award submissions. How can a professional award writer help? A skilled award…

Win that award with a professional award writer was last modified on April 28th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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