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How To Write a Winning Proposal
Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully

an investment proposal  cover letter. Don't write an executive summary that's all about you. And don't call your proposal something generic and pointless, like Proposal. The Solution The primacy principles tells us that it's vitally important to understand the client and then structure the message correctly. Put the customer's most important business issues first. Put the goal or outcome they want the most first in your list of outcomes. And structure your substantiation in terms of the things that matter the most to the

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