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Proposals
Proposals Detailed plan of action submitted for approval Readers are often in a position of authority Must convince the...
Proposals… Are persuasive plans Frequently collaborative efforts Vary in size and scope
Guidelines Approach as problem-solving activity Regard audience as skeptical Research topic thoroughly Scout out what ...
Types of Proposals Solicited, Request for Proposals Unsolicited Internal vs. External
Guidelines Approach as a problem-solving activity Regard audience as skeptical Research topic thoroughly Scout out wha...
Internal Proposals Offer a realistic and constructive plan to help your companyrun its business more effectively/economic...
Internal Proposal:Organization Purpose Problem Solution/Plan Conclusion
Sales Proposals Most common type Sell your company’s product/services for a fee Request for Proposals (Bids) Know your...
Sales Proposals:Organization Introduction Description of the Proposed Product/Service Timetable Costs Qualifications ...
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  • Successful Writing at Work, Concise 3rd Edition – Chapter 8.
  • Common Topics:Purchasing new or more advanced equipmentObtaining document securityRecruiting new employees or retrainingEliminating a dangerous condition or reducing an environmental riskCutting costs
  • PGS 308-310
  • Lecture:IntroductionStatement of purpose; subject of proposalBackground of the problem you want to solveDescriptionShow that your product/service is right for the companyDescribe work in suitable detailStress special features, maintenance advantages, warranties, or service benefitsTimetable:When the work will beginHow the work will be dividedWhen you will be finishedWhether any follow-up visits or services are involvedConclusionCall to actionEncourage reader to approve your plan
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    1. 1. Proposals
    2. 2. Proposals Detailed plan of action submitted for approval Readers are often in a position of authority Must convince the readers that your plan will help in someway Written for many purposes and audiences Internal, External Vary in size and scope
    3. 3. Proposals… Are persuasive plans Frequently collaborative efforts Vary in size and scope
    4. 4. Guidelines Approach as problem-solving activity Regard audience as skeptical Research topic thoroughly Scout out what competitors are doing Prove that the proposal is workable Financially realistic Package attractively
    5. 5. Types of Proposals Solicited, Request for Proposals Unsolicited Internal vs. External
    6. 6. Guidelines Approach as a problem-solving activity Regard audience as skeptical Research topic thoroughly Scout out what your competitors are doing Prove that your proposal is workable Be sure it’s financially realistic Be ethical Package attractively
    7. 7. Internal Proposals Offer a realistic and constructive plan to help your companyrun its business more effectively/economically CommonTopics Follow proper chain of command Ethically resolving problems
    8. 8. Internal Proposal:Organization Purpose Problem Solution/Plan Conclusion
    9. 9. Sales Proposals Most common type Sell your company’s product/services for a fee Request for Proposals (Bids) Know your audience and meet its needs
    10. 10. Sales Proposals:Organization Introduction Description of the Proposed Product/Service Timetable Costs Qualifications ofYour Company Conclusion of Proposal
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