Last month, Dick Eassom, CF APMP Fellow, our Vice President of Corporate Support, was interviewed in his “Wordman” persona by Lisa Rehurek, founder and CEO of The RFP Success® Company for her podcast, The RFP Success® Show.
On the podcast, Dick discusses the problem with Word being deceptively easy to use and explains why we need rules and templates to compile content from different sources into one proposal document. He shares his analogy of Word as the tool of our craft as RFP professionals, challenging us to master the tool rather than fight it. Dick also shares his top techniques for using Word more effectively, describing how to make plain text our cut-and-paste default and use Proofing Options to write in active voice. Listen in for insight into why big words don’t win bids and learn how Word can help you write clear, concise proposals that evaluators understand!