How to Write a Business Proposal? 7 Minutes Step-by-Step Guide

hi everyone my name is Anna and today I’m gonna share with you how to ride a grand business proposal first I’ll tell you about turns tabs how to get a potential clients to say yes and in the second part I’ll describe three major tips from the experienced software company that help close deals in three times faster than ever before we get started let’s clarify what a business proposal is the business proposal is a document that offers a service or product to potential client a buyer and building a business proposal is like building a house you need a roof walls and foundation and the same works for a business proposal your roof is the information about your company who you are what your qualifications are and why a potential client would pick you over your competitors your walls it demonstrated knowledge of the problem show that it listened to and done your research you know what the client needs your foundation is pricing and methodology how exactly are going to solve the client’s problem and how much is it going to cost in other words a business proposal is a value proposition on paper here are ten key elements of a business proposal with short description a double-page includes basic information like your companies and your potential clients name contact information your company’s logo date and title it makes the proposal look neat organized and well put together you wouldn’t walk up to a potential client and dive in the specifics of the project without introducing yourself would it so a Cavill adder is an introduction include a brief background information about how a company came to be a short description of what makes your company better than the rest put it friendly and encourage your reader to reach out with any questions include a table of contents in outline form it prompts the reaction air what they can expect to find in the document but those who signed it electronically it better to include a clickable table of contents so that the reader can easily revisit the sections without having to navigate through multiple pages an executive summary is the introduction to the proposal that it contains brief statements describing what will be further detailed in the current occupant to make it look relevant and engage in try to create it close to potential clients needs the executive summary will modify dependent on the duties here performing for the client any kind of industry they are in your star might also change if you’re targeting let’s say youngtravel startup run by college credit you might use more casual address package with industry jargon and humor I’m going to share in more details how to customize executive summary in the next video so subscribe to the channel not to miss it the proposal section is a general overview of the customized solutions your company has devised for the potential clients describe the anticipated outcome of the project and general time frame also impress the potential clients needs and let them know you’re the one for the job this section gets into the specifics of the proposal anticipate your clients questions and take them through the process so they know what they’re signing on describe exactly what products or services your customer will obtain and when they can expect to get them a timetable that parents deliverables with expected date make a document look more visually appealing and information easily digestible the ibadah section is where you get really sharp what makes your company best in the base make it feel like your prospect is getting to know you organization by including brief BIOS and photos of the people they’ll be working with include information about their company’s past successes awards social proofs in the form of customers testimonials and short case studies visit this action where specifics are vital create a pricing table that clearly identifies each product or service and pair it with the most accurate price and information you can provide remember you don’t want to overestimate the cost and scare off your prospects with figures that are really high but it also don’t want to underestimate the costs and set of customers for the unexpected pricing issues down the line this action is an overview of what you and the opportunities are promising we’re green to the proposal for example you can specify the duration of the agreement or payment dates and types or when and how the agreement can be amended it is likely to be standard among most of the proposals your company’s hands so start in the content library to simplify the process simply include a friendly prompt or what your buyer will take out signing on this document or something of what he put at the end of your cover letter does this structure seem a little bit more complicated than you expected actually business proposals are more complex than they look for his plan and dimdim rate means invest in some time however if something feels repetitive or necessary leave it out from your business proposal and as I promised at the beginning now I’d like to share quick tips for winning business proposals provided by experts from the leading software company pandadoc I reached out to patted the guys and asked them a question how to write a win proposal to close more deals this is all time favorite Panna Dog hack there is no doubt about that visual content attracts more attention our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than tax help you’re in a get to the good stuff quicker by putting team member had surest in about our section infographics photos of your work bulleted lists blah quotes wouldn’t be more addicted to hire a company based on the phrase our customers lovers will help more than 8,000 companies to increase sales by thirty five percent today biggest catch the eye and how built trust in fact this tactic works so well that you’re likely to included in most of your documents new marelize get in thick envelopes in the mail by sending your proposals electronically you can include videos about your product or service easily annotate or at it and give your prospects the ability to sign electronically alright everyone hope you enjoyed this video so don’t forget to hit the like button and by the way if you have some other tips and tricks that here using to riot a grand business proposal let’s share them in the comments below yeah subscribe to the channel to keep track of business hacks see in the next video bye bye

5 Tips for College Essays

hey everyone its Logan welcome back so today is August 2nd 2016 which means that the college application season is upon us so now that the common application is open and ready to be submitted it’s time for you to start thinking about writing those essays in order to help you out a little bit with the brainstorming process and actually writing the essays I’ve decided to share with you a list of five tips that I have that might help make this process just a little bit easier for you number five is start early since the common application is now open you can start browsing through all of the different essay topics so you can see what areas of your life you might want to talk about in these different essays and what I like to do is open in a separate document maybe in Google Docs and put the essay topics in there so that you can start putting your essay in your Google Doc and constantly be updating it and changing it but it is important that you start with something right now even if it is just a very rough draft ultimately the more time you have to work on these essays the better they’re going to be in the end there’s nothing wrong with starting before school starts because you want to make sure that when you do submit your application the piece that you submit is something that you are proud of and also you want to make sure that it’s something that reflects who you truly are think about it you’re trying to summarize almost eighteen years of your life in just a few essays so it’s really important that you spend more than just a few minutes on them number four is make multiple drafts it’s inevitable that your first draft of any essay won’t be your final one everyone has to start somewhere so you might as well just get something down on paper and start with a very very rough draft from there you can make subsequent drafts where you constantly improve the essay so you can work towards creating that final piece that you truly are proud of next this one’s an easy one you can ask other people to help you but before you ask a person to edit your essay you want to make sure that you know what you’re asking them for for example sometimes you just want someone to edit the grammar of your paper other times you might want them to edit the punctuation and perhaps the most important one is asking someone to look at the content of your paper and give you feedback on whether or not it actually addresses the prompt and does justice to who you are as a person when you go to ask someone to review your paper based on the content I would suggest going to someone who doesn’t know you very well I say this because if you ask a parent or a very close friend ahead of your paper they might not realize if you’re missing some very important part of your life that could add to the essays value on the other hand if you ask someone who doesn’t know you that well they might tell you if it seems like something is missing and then it’ll be easier for you to fill that in number two might sound a little strange but just bear with me for a minute it’s things small when people start thinking about college essays they think that it has to be that’s a monumental piece about this struggle that you went through in life and overcame and all of the hardships you’ve had along the way but that’s not necessarily true some of the best essays that I’ve ever seen are about really small things in life there’s something very powerful about a very small moment in a person’s life giving them inspiration and ambition far beyond the magnitude of the actual event it’s called a personal essay for a reason and there’s no recipe that can help you make the perfect essay for one of my essays personally which I thought was one of my best I wrote about a very small moment that was very impactful to me I did a research project in Brooklyn New York during my junior year of high school and I actually traveled out to New York City to work on it at one point and while I was there I took the subway from Manhattan to Brooklyn I was surrounded by complete strangers who I’d never seen before in my life I was a bit intimidated and scared by the whole experience but as I began to travel closer and closer to the place where I was doing my research I began to feel a togetherness that the people on the train I thought about the fact that these were the very people that I could be helping with my research and it helped me to realize that I wanted to dedicate my life to performing research projects and helping people around the world so this is just an example of one moment in my life when I was inspired by something that might otherwise go unnoticed and I would advise you to look back at your life and see which moments have inspired you to become the person you are and pursue your life’s ambitions and lastly the arguably most important piece of advice I have for you is be different when it comes down to it these admissions officers are reading hundreds and maybe even thousands of essays every application season don’t get lost in the crowd don’t try to fit in but be different so that you stand out and that admissions officer remembers who you are give them a reason to admit you while you’re writing your essay make sure to experiment with things like structure style and voice and change it up but on that same note I want to caution you don’t try to be someone you’re not just try to be yourself but express it in a very unique way I hope this advice has been helpful to you and I wish you the best of luck in the college application process make sure to reach out to me if you have any other questions and also let me know how this advice worked for you and getting into the colleges that you want to go to if you liked this video make sure you give it a thumbs up and subscribe and also share with your friends have a good week and I’ll see you again on Tuesday bye everyone

2013 Brandon Sanderson — Lecture 2: The Problem with New Writers (1/8)

all right um so how’re you guys doing did you get your hoo-hoo got at least 1000 words written last week that should be all of you okay does anyone get the two to three thousand that I suggested okay most of you good some of you didn’t that’s okay I hope your auditors ah I’m pretty serious about this doing it hard your first few few weeks is going to be very good for you getting a lot done getting momentum going because you’re going to hit all these things like midterms and all of that stuff and you know your roommates gonna get engaged and all this crazy stuff is gonna happen or you’re gonna get engaged that happens too sometimes hopeful only once per person but you know it happens life catches up with you and so keep up on your writing get ahead if you can you can theoretically do the bulk of the work for this class in your first month if you want to and then just basically be done I’ll then you have to do is route read people’s writing as they submit him to a writing group and polish off one 2000 word chunk at the end of the semester you could be basically done with this class in a few weeks if you really want it to be all right that doesn’t happen very often in classes so take advantage of it find yourself a seat on the floor or wherever it’s fine and there’s though there’s a chair over there you’re welcome to have that one so yes get ahead does anybody have any questions about the class or the coursework or anything like that no we all have it down that’s good all right let’s talk about writing stories as I said last week kind of view a story as I was talking about this big tall one yes okay plot setting and character and conflict is the glue that binds us all together that’s what your story is gonna be about these things for a really great story you are looking for places where the conflict where you can create conflict between these things either between characters or between the character and the setting or between you know the character and the plot these are things that just keep an eye out for all right we’re gonna talk a little bit about world building today the trick about talking about world building is I honestly feel this is the most important thing to telling most stories there is a subset in which this is the most important thing this is never the most important thing all right almost never maybe some conceptual stories and yet this is the thing that defines science fiction and fantasy as a genre right this is our this is our thing this is what we do the issue with this is you know we’re reading science fiction and fantasy because we like the setting but we’re finishing books because we like the characters in the plot and this kind of um sort of conflict if you will between this idea is that new writers what they tend to do is they tend to spend a lot of time on this to the detriment of this and this so the point that your stories your boring number one problem with new writers of science fiction fantasy is that they overload on this and then they have a dull story all right this is this is because again we read the genre because of this really good setting is important and ideally in a great book you’re gonna do all three of these things equally well alright I don’t want to downplay setting setting is awesome setting is all the things that make us read the science fiction elements the spaceships the space battles the magic the all of these wonderful things you know that drew us to this genre in the first place but you’ve got to be careful and we’re going talk about learning to be very careful and how we address our setting and how we get it across to people today because as I’ve said before the grand skill for a science fiction or fantasy writer is the ability to do this in an unobtrusive way awesome setting unobtrusively if you can learn to do that your story will be way more awesome than if you don’t do that and if you don’t do that it’s very obvious quite early on hi so we’ll let him get situated sorry you got kicked out are you in the class for real are you an auditor you’re for real okay auditor give up your seat for this person come on particularly if you’re an auditor who isn’t actually registered as an auditor in the class and just kind of sitting in here thank you you can go find a chair and bring it in I know there are some of you that that aren’t actually even officially in the class we prefer that you audit but I don’t want to take role every week so I’m not gonna find out so but if you are one of those people I would appreciate if you find yourself a seat and bring it in so that each week so that there are seats for the people who are taking the class and things like that we may eventually want to like have people sit by their writing groups so that that that table is assigned to them and they know where they can sit and things like that so my classes tend to get pretty crazy this will not be a problem starting next year that doesn’t really help for you starting next year we’re going to get an auditorium and things and whatnot but okay so that intent that that’s sort of a conflict right I mean you read this because of this stuff yet you’ve got to have great characters in plot on the x where plot is going to go in to overshadow there are some stories that we would call plot stories the whodunit is often the plot can be a little bit more important it really depends the balance between these two is gonna depend on your story the type of story a lot of epic fantasy tends to be more focused here a lot of ideas stories and science fiction tend to be more focused here but it doesn’t really matter I mean if you read go read Asimov you’ll see stories we’re kind of takes the the forefront but if you read most of the fantasy from the the 80s and 90s you’ll see the character-driven stories there anyway

How to make an MLA Works Cited page in Word

all right this video is going to show how to do MLA format for your works cited page I know it’s something that a lot of my peers struggle with and I struggle with too sometimes because I could never remember you know if that title goes first author goes wherever the publisher date so I’m going to show how to set up the page for that and then I’m going to show how to format specific sources for probably the three most commonly used ones so after you’ve got a lot of your essay here you probably put in something from a source you know some information you need to cite it and you need to put it on the works cited page so to create your works cited page you go to the last page of your document go to the end of the last paragraph and hit control enter and that’s going to just bring up a new page there what you want to do with that first line of text is hit this Center icon here you need to Center it and write works cited then hit enter and left align the text after that so now we’re down to where we’re going to enter in our sources to do this properly we need to go up here to this tool for adjusting the tabs in the indent if you go to the top one it’ll say first line indent you don’t want that one you want to go to the kind of the middle button there said hanging indent just drag that over half an inch and what that’s going to do is set up your sources in proper format so now I guess I’ll go over some of the most common ones I guess most of us are probably going to be writing our essays at 3 a.m. you know the day it’s due so I’m assuming the most common source is going to be a web page or an article from a database a lot of us aren’t going to be running out to the library 3 a.m. so webpage what you want to do is enter the author if you know who the author is and it would go last name first name is going to be the format for pretty much any source and then in quotations you put the title of the webpage this is for one specific page on a website so let’s say this one is now I’ll just do this make it simple and then you close the quotations and then in italics you can hit ctrl I to get the italics or you can come up here just click it you type the title of the website so that’s for the whole website you hit period space and you don’t want to be italic anymore and here you’re going to put the publisher date or the company sorry the publisher name or the company that’s affiliated with the website that’s publishing it online and then you want to do a comma instead of a period this time I do the date usually just a year something like that or if there’s no date you can do nd same for no publisher say there is no publisher I can do and P that’s no publisher next you need to type the form which would be web we’re accessing it online it’s going to be web and then you type the date that you accessed it so I’m making this on February 8 think so it’s like that see what it did do is if they did it hanging ending so that there’s for a web page you can see it went back out to a left aligned first line of the next paragraph that paragraph is going to be next source so now we’re going to do an article from a database very similar most of these are very similar honestly if you get it close most professors are not gonna care but some do oh it’s just better to be a safe and sorry the same for this you’re going to go last name of the author first now for both of these um for any source if you don’t know the name you just don’t put it you go straight to the title or straight to you know the website so here you do the title of the article followed by a period you close the quotations in italics you do the name of the journal or periodical and then get rid of your italics again control I or just click I and then you type the version number let’s say you know or version or issue which so could be issue 10 version 1 whatever you can do ten point one in that case then in quotations due date usually that’s just the year and then do it : let me say what pages you used so let’s say you page one say three through six you do it like that then you want to do again in italics or control I the name of the database for a lot of us that’s going to be obscure or you know usually let’s go get rid of your italics again and we access it online so we’ll do web and then you want to do again the date accessed which in this case I’ll just say it again 8 February 2013 this third one here is for a book it’s usually not one we’re going to use where this generation we’re researching everything online for better for worse but a lot of professors are going to require that at least one or two your sources come from books from printed material so same format you’re going to go last name and then first name and then instead of quotations this time we’re going to italicize it I put the title of the book followed by a period get rid of the italics but the city where it was published and then a colon the name of the publisher the company that published it and then a comma year it was published just the Year thought you need then since this is a printed document we write print and that’s it if it wasn’t a book this is going to be kind of a newer thing I’m assuming at this point where it says print you would just type a book like that and then in the actual document you’ll reference the pages that you used so that should be it is enough I guess top three most common sources that are going to be used thanks for watching