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Ten Characteristics of a
Strong Proposal
Consider the
Evaluation Criteria
presentation delivery
and education methods
that enhance the
learning
How will you make it a rich and engaging
audience experience?
relevance of topic and
applicability of concepts
Tailor the topic to the aging
services field.
Provide hands-on information.
Share research findings and
measureable outcomes.
Describe the lessons learned and
what you would do differently.
quality, clarity and depth of
session content
Is the proposal organized, well-written and
complete?
qualifications
of speakers
and
diversity of
perspectives
represented
A good proposal
includes diverse
viewpoints to bring
the session to life.
Explain how the
speaker’s background
and experie...
It’s a Competitive Process
What Else Can You Do?
Consider
Adult Day Services
Skilled Nursing
Home Health
Community Based
Services
the Audience
Assisted Living
Senior Housi...
Does the topic have broad applicability or relevance to
a specific provider type or professional discipline?
• What is innovative and original about your
proposal?
• Do you have enough information and
content to cover the 1.5 hours...
First
Impressions
Count
• Avoid acronyms and terms that may be unfamiliar to some.
• Tailor the information to the intended audience.
Brag
Not
a Little, But
Too Much
• Educate to sell, don’t sell to
educate.
Include a provider member or
older adult who can share their
experiences using y...
• An organization or individual may
the proposals submitter in a
maximum of two
proposals.
The person listed as the propos...
Are You on
Track?
Review the description of
each education track to
determine the best fit for the
proposed topic.
What Happens Next?
A lot happens once a
proposal is submitted. It may
seem like a long time….
Questions?
proposals@leadingage.org
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
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Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal

  1. 1. Ten Characteristics of a Strong Proposal
  2. 2. Consider the Evaluation Criteria
  3. 3. presentation delivery and education methods that enhance the learning
  4. 4. How will you make it a rich and engaging audience experience?
  5. 5. relevance of topic and applicability of concepts
  6. 6. Tailor the topic to the aging services field. Provide hands-on information.
  7. 7. Share research findings and measureable outcomes. Describe the lessons learned and what you would do differently.
  8. 8. quality, clarity and depth of session content
  9. 9. Is the proposal organized, well-written and complete?
  10. 10. qualifications of speakers and diversity of perspectives represented
  11. 11. A good proposal includes diverse viewpoints to bring the session to life. Explain how the speaker’s background and experience relate to the topic.
  12. 12. It’s a Competitive Process What Else Can You Do?
  13. 13. Consider Adult Day Services Skilled Nursing Home Health Community Based Services the Audience Assisted Living Senior Housing PACE Hospice CCRCs
  14. 14. Does the topic have broad applicability or relevance to a specific provider type or professional discipline?
  15. 15. • What is innovative and original about your proposal? • Do you have enough information and content to cover the 1.5 hours allotted for each session?
  16. 16. First Impressions Count
  17. 17. • Avoid acronyms and terms that may be unfamiliar to some. • Tailor the information to the intended audience.
  18. 18. Brag Not a Little, But Too Much
  19. 19. • Educate to sell, don’t sell to educate. Include a provider member or older adult who can share their experiences using your product or services. •
  20. 20. • An organization or individual may the proposals submitter in a maximum of two proposals. The person listed as the proposal be • submitter cannot be changed once the proposal has been submitted.
  21. 21. Are You on Track?
  22. 22. Review the description of each education track to determine the best fit for the proposed topic.
  23. 23. What Happens Next? A lot happens once a proposal is submitted. It may seem like a long time….
  24. 24. Questions? proposals@leadingage.org

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