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How to Change SMEs’ Minds into Creating Content That Matters?

Hi Kathryn,

My role is to create and manage a content library for the company I work in. Collecting and reviewing content has been difficult. However with the upcoming changes within the industry, I am attempting to change the mind of our SMEs and sales team to create content that actually matters and is more purposeful. What are the top 3 questions I can ask stakeholders which I am liaising with to think more about what they write? What are 3 points that they need to consider in order to strategically create and make use of pre-written content?

Thank you

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Are bid content libraries really worth it or just more work for already busy bid teams?

Do bid content libraries/pre-written content actually have a purpose? Does having a central content library actually work any better than just using the last few submissions (that are current) and copying out what’s needed? If having a bid content library is really worth it, how do you make the case for one? How do you do to keep one up-to-date?

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Should I spend my budget on Writers or Proposal Automation Software?

We often encounter clients that have a very real dilemma when it comes to creating and maintaining high quality pre-written. With limited budget they often cannot afford to employ a raft of writers that can comfortably keep on top of their ever evolving content. Similarly, their budget does not allow them to roll out an end-to-end Proposal Automation Software Solution. In your opinion, where should they focus spend?

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Why One Training Course is Not Enough – Justifying the Need for Continuous Development

Good evening,

I work with clients involved in the funding process. One of my clients is new to bid writing and after starter course and a year of unsuccessful applications, she wants to attend further training to develop her skills. Her issue is justifying the benefits of further training to the local authority who employs her.

I am hoping that you have some insight into this and perhaps some suggestions for a solid argument that she can present to the authority, which will highlight the benefits of ongoing training.

Many thanks,



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