Although a sample proposal can be a common document to make, that doesn't mean it is an easy one to create. Creating a great sample proposal requires going through a series of steps, making this seem to be quite a hassle. Luckily, we have provided six tips that might help speed up the process of creating a sample proposal.
1. Present a Problem
In thinking up topics for your simple proposal, you should always start with a problem. The problem should be something that is relevant and prevalent. Doing this will then, eventually, lead to creating a proposal topic. Introducing a problem is also a recommended way to start your business presentation.
2. A Proposal Topic Equates to the Solution
Once you have your problem, you can then think of ways to solve it. Essentially, a proposal topic is the proposed solution to the problem you presented. Just like making a research proposal, your sample proposal topic has to be sensible and coherent. You can also support your topic with several guide questions made to ensure that you will not stray off-topic in making your sample proposal. These guide questions can also help you when you are making your proposal methodology.
3. Support Your Idea
The backbone of your sample proposal is your topic. Support your topic with facts. This is where research comes in. Search for factual and verified information that you can include in you sample proposal. We recommend that you search in verified and legit websites to reassure your audience. This is also a method to increase the chances of your sample proposal being approved.
4. Know Your Audience
The average human attention span has continuously beeing dropping from the year 2000 to 2015. From 12 seconds in the year 2000, the average attention span was measured to be 8.25 seconds in 2015. It was implied that this was caused by the advent of smartphones. Knowing this, you have to find an effective method to catch the attention of your audience, and have them hooked on your business proposal. A great start to grabbing attention is by making a good sample proposal title.
5. Always Tell the Truth
It is estimated that 60% of adults cannot go through a ten-minute conversation without lying. Alhough a number of lies that are told are seemingly harmless (these harmless lies are commonly known as "white lies"), we do not want you to fabricate any information you input in your sample proposal. This will give a bad impression to your audience if the truth is found out, and it will make you appear unprofessional and rude. As much as possible, avoid information fabrication.