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Public Sector Consulting

Live Workshop and Q&A Session

How to write better proposals is one of the topics I get asked about most frequently by new public sector consultants.

And it’s such an important topic!

Your ability to win consultancy projects is dependent on the quality of your proposals.

Your prior career experience and your reputation are important foundations for a move to consulting, but they aren’t enough. Unless you master the art of producing excellent consultancy proposals, you risk not winning enough business, not having enough cash flow, and ultimately feeling like you have to let go of your dream of working for yourself.

In addition, most people don’t understand how to frame their proposal to take account of unplanned or unknown eventualities that lead to scope creep. As a result, they’re not in a good negotiating position once the contract has been signed off.

But I’m here to help with all of that.

In this live training, I’m going to go over the 8 essential elements you need to include in your consulting proposal. This is the exact template that I use and that has won me hundreds of consultancy projects over the past two decades running my own business.

I’m also going to focus on two additional issues that are really going to help you improve your proposals:

  • I’m going to give you my number one tip for nailing the brief – this is information usually reserved for my Accelerator participants and it will change how you frame section one of your proposal – your understanding of the client’s brief.
  • I’m going to delve a bit more deeply into scope issues – specifically how to ensure you do some risk management from the outset around project scope, and how to position yourself better for re-negotiation if the scope shifts once you get started on the project.

After the training, we will have a Q&A session to answer any questions you have about consultancy proposals or building a consulting business in general. And there is no question that isn’t valid!

Live Workshop and Q&A Session

$47.00 AUD

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FAQ

Can I get a refund if I need to cancel my session?

No, I don’t provide refunds for mentoring sessions, but it is free to reschedule if you do so no less than 24 hours before your scheduled time. 

How long do I have access to the online training sessions?

You have lifetime access to all the Fundamental training modules, so you can come back to the material at any time. 

How do I access the program?

The Fundamentals comprises five online video training sessions.  As soon as you enroll you will be provided with login details to the site where you can access to all the sessions.

Can I download the content to my device?

Yes – all of the videos and accompanying cheat sheets are downloadable, so you can store them on your device and access them at a later time.

How long do I have access to the online training sessions?

You have lifetime access to all the Writing Better Proposals training modules, so you can come back to the material at any time. 

How do I access the program?

Writing Better Proposals comprises three online video training sessions.  As soon as you enroll you will be provided with login details to the site where you can access to all the sessions.

Can you provide referees who can vouch for your work?

Yes. Simply ask me for this information and I will provide the details of some recent projects and contact details of clients.  

I’m having trouble defining the scope of work – can you help me?

Yes. I provide this kind of assistance to clients all the time. Clients are often unclear about exactly what might be required for their project and need assistance to get clarity. If it’s relatively straightforward it will be done free of charge as part of my usual process of preparing a proposal. If further work is required [over four hours consulting], I will charge for my time.

Are there any costs associated with getting a proposal and quote?

Generally, no, this is a service that I provide free of charge. The exception to this is where a client is not yet clear about the project brief and would like me to assist in gaining clarity about scope and objectives. In this case, the client may want me to talk to some other stakeholders and it might require more than one meeting to nut out the details. In this case, my time will be charged.  Commonly the cost is simply built into the proposal and quote if we agree to go ahead.

I’m thinking of bringing in a consultant but not certain – can I talk to you about my issue without any obligation to go ahead?

Absolutely – in fact, I encourage it. I’m very happy to chat with you and help you figure out whether

a] You do in fact require a consultant, and

b] If Jacq Hackett Consulting is best placed to work with your particular issue/s.

I have a question that isn’t listed here. Who do I ask?

Email: info@publicsectorconsulting.net and we’ll get back to you

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