The No Really Everything’s Fine Podcast

The podcast for Proposal Management Professionals from Proposal Management Professionals.

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Wednesday Aug 31, 2022

There are many disciplines that compliment and contribute to the overall success of Proposal Managers; and Digital Marketing is certainly one.  In this conversation with Digital Marketing expert Lindsay Diven of Marketer's Take Flight the hosts lean into the conversation about how the two can work together to improve organizational visibility and support cross functional activities for each practice.  

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

The go no go conversation from a SME's perspective.How can the SME support the decision making to start a proposal response or stop! Hosts Katherine, Chris and Nora host Andrew Peloso aka. Mr. SME in a conversation about the Go No Go process and the importance of SME buy in to support the decision.  

Tuesday Jul 26, 2022

So you're interested in proposal management or you've just started in proposals and you're not sure what can come next? This is the episode for you, on this episode the hosts discuss how they each fell into this career, what were some of the other career choices they've made, how they dealt with possibly changing careers, and the benefits of industry accreditation.  Finally, gain some insight into how to use proposal management to advance a career outside of proposals.

Monday Jul 11, 2022

Those who work in proposals know that it's not uncommon to work evenings and/or weekends to meet a prospect's deadline. And while there is a risk to the business for not meeting the prospect's deadline, there is a human capital risk for putting employees in a situation where they constantly work longer-than-normal work schedules. Listen to hosts Chris La Fountain, Nora Foux and Kathryn Bennett as they host the formidable and wonderful Rachelle Ray from RMR Consulting and discuss this highly problematic issue within the industry.  

Monday Jun 27, 2022

In Episode 4 the hosts discuss what happens when the focus of the submission review gets derailed because of a fixation on small changes that will in essence not win the business.  The hosts provide their thoughts on this and how they go about getting passed the quagmire that sometimes halts a bid in its tracks.  

Monday Jun 13, 2022

SME's are integral to the RFP response process, but they have their own perspective, this episode helps to shed light on that subject. Join hosts Kathryn Bennet, Nora Foux, Chris LaFountain, and Nicole Robinson as they discuss the ins and outs of the SME relationship with special guest Andrew Pelloso. 

Monday Apr 25, 2022

"It takes a village" describes the need for a community to work together for success, but sometimes the community comprises people that are unresponsive, unfriendly, uninspired, or all three. Listen to how the team has gone beyond just "playing nice" to engage with virtually anyone to get what's needed.

Monday Apr 04, 2022

Our inaugural episode tackles a common proposal concern - overcapacity. While working on many proposals at once is not that unusual, it can lead to lower work quality and higher employee turnover. Tune in as hosts; Kathryn Bennett, Nora Foux, Chris LaFountain, and Nicole Robinson address how they've dealt with this issue and hear some ideas on you can handle this within your organization.


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