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Proposal Strategy Workshop with Matt Handal

September 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

How much of a factor is price? What are owners really asking for in the RFP? How do owners review responses to a solicitation? Is best value really best value?

Even though we’ve submitted many proposals, key questions still seem to linger.

In the Unspoken Truth of Proposal Strategy, Matt Handal (Publisher of Proposal Development Secrets and The Magic of Winning Proposals) will help you understand what’s really going on behind the curtains of the procurement game.

He’ll explain why we need to think about proposal strategy and differently and detail the six strategy elements that need to be considered in every submission.

This presentation includes the “million-dollar question” needed to give your firm an unfair advantage and the best value pricing rule to use whether the procurement is price-sensitive or “wired” for you.



Use four puzzle pieces to understand the game being played in any procurement.


Apply the Best Value Pricing Rules to make sure your price is within reasonable competitive limits in any situation.


Submit proposals that combat the common RFP requirements/scoring disconnect.


Drastically improve your positioning for any proposal


Meet Matt

Matt Handal was a marketer submitting boilerplate proposals and materials that were indistinguishable from his competitors’. He had no idea how to convince new clients to buy his firm’s services. And worst of all, nobody would listen to him. One day, he stumbled upon some academic research on how people really make decisions. Since then, he’s helped firms beat incumbents, secured sole-source contracts from government clients, written one of the most popular books about proposal writing, and people even fly him across the country to teach them how to apply Mind Marketing to their business.


If you have any questions, please contact Celeste Pantuso at 704-214-2089 or [email protected]


$0.00 Member Ticket - Charlotte Chapter

$0.00 Member Ticket - Other Chapter

$0.00 Non-Member Ticket

Future Meetings

Morning MIX (Marketing Information Xchange)

October 08, 2020
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Zoom Meeting

Network with your SMPS colleagues over coffee!

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Extreme Mixed Use

October 13, 2020
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

Join us for a discussion on Extreme Mixed Use from both a practitioner and educator’s point of view.

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