The No Really Everything’s Fine Podcast

The podcast for Proposal Management Professionals from Proposal Management Professionals.

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Episodes

Friday Apr 28, 2023

As proposal professionals, we don't always know how to get to that next level in our careers to become managers. For new managers it's not always clear how to get the resources you need for your team to be successful. Join us for an insightful discussion with the venerable Lisa Puckrin, CF APMP, a 17 year veteran manager of the proposal industry who shares with us some very actionable tips on how to get your seat at the leadership table.
Hosts
Kathryn Bennett
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynbennettwrites/ 
Nora Foux
https://www.linkedin.com/in/norafoux/ 
Nicole Robinson
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-a-robinson-6223b35a/
 
Guest:
Lisa Puckrin
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisapuckrin/ 
 
 

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

We all know there's no degree track for working in proposals. Realistically, the vast majority of folks who work in proposals fall into the profession - so did we! Join us for an incredible discussion with the amazing Ceri Mescall, CAP CPP ES-M APMP Fellow, about how to become a leader in the proposal space. In this episode we talk with Ceri about the importance of mentors, candid (possibly challenging) feedback, and how to establish yourself as a leader even if you aren't a leader of people or haven't been through official leadership training.

Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

Do you recognize when your normal, daily proposal stress is crossing over into burnout territory? Have you ever struggled like we have to express that you're starting to feel burned out without sounding like you're complaining? Join us for the very first episode of our second season as we chat with burnout expert Rachelle Ray about some easily missed early burnout warning signs, and get some actionable tips about effectively communicating when you're burning out.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

In the world of proposals Sales Enablement may be a function that is separated in your organization.  On this episode the hosts chat with the amazing Steph White a Sales Enablement professional who is here to educate our listeners on the benefits of having Sales Enablement synced with Proposal Management.  

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. 

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