Publications: Articles and Blogs

Book Contributions

  • 2009. BD Institute Proposal Benchmarking Study (visual communication/document design),
    2008. Do-It-Yourself-Billion Dollar Business Graphics. Mike Parkinson, PepperLip Press, Updated 2nd edition in 2011.
  • 2007. Proposal Writing to Win! Joseph R Jablonski, TMC Inc. Updated 2nd edition in 2011.

Presentations/Workshops

  • 2017. "Spectacular Spreadies: A Splits Workshop." at My Body Shop, Hyattsville, MD.
  • 2016. Moderator Digital Marketing Panel. Virginia Conference on World Trade. Norfolk, VA
  • 2016. "The Power of Persuasion: Top 10 Ways to Win Using Proposal Persuasion Science." Bid & Proposal Con Boston (with Mike Parkinson)
  • 2015. "Get Your Splits." 3-part flexibility workshop for Results the Gym
  • 2015. "Solutioning in 1 hour!" Bid & Proposal Con Seattle (with Mike Parkinson)
  • 2014-2015. Sadie Hawkins Day "Bring Your Dude to Pole" Workshop focusing on doubles pole and acro-yoga for male and female dancers (3 workshops with Lakin Jones)
  • 2014-Present. Pole Dance/Pole Fitness instructor teaching regular conditioning, flexibility and choreography-based workshops at several fitness studios
  • 2014. "Solutioning" One day visualization training with Mike Parkinson, Washington, DC.
  • 2014. "Creativity on Demand" APMP UK Conference, Heathrow UK. & 2015. "Creativity on Demand" Bid & Proposal Con Seattle(with Mike Parkinson)
  • 2014. "Finding Your Passion." Keynote to 800+ people. Bid & Proposal Con, Chicago and again in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2014. "The Rise of the Info Graphic" with Mike Parkinson, Bid & Proposal Con, Chicago.
  • 2013. "Dragon's Den" UK APMP Conference, the Cotswalds, UK.
  • 2013. "Make Marketing Matter" with Mike Parkinson, Bid & Proposal Con, Atlanta and at BAE Systems Sales event.
  • 2012-Present. International Best Practice Proposal Graphics and Desktop Publishing Jump Start Program (3 part webinar series). with Winning Words, Melbourne, Australia, then run 2013-current once per quarter.
  • 2012. “The Rise of the InfoGraphic.” UK APMP Conference 2012 and NCA APMP webinar.
  • 2012. “Gaming the Competition: How the Psychology of Casinos can help you win your next bid.” APMP International Conference. Dallas, TX.
  • 2012. “Down and Dirty Graphics and Desktop Publishing” with Mike Parkinson. NCA APMP Conference Fairfax, VA, APMP International Conference Workshop, Dallas, TX and in 2011, at SPAC in Atlanta, GA.
  • 2012. Desktop Publishing for Proposal Professionals Workshop. MedImpact. San Diego, CA.
  • 2012. “Travel Lover’s Anonymous, An International Business Primer” VEDP Annual Meeting, Richmond. VA.
  • 2012. “Lucky Break or Road block?” Keynote Presentation for NCA Boot Camp. Springfield, VA.
  • 2011. “The Emperor’s New Clothes: Graphics that are "Prêt-a-Porter.” APMP International Conference. Denver, CO. and SPAC in Atlanta, GA.
  • 2011. “Top 10 Websites for Low Cost Proposal Graphics” Webinar for NCA APMP and Australia New Zealand APMP Chapters.
  • 2011 “The Importance of Visual Communications” Webinar for APMP India Chapter, May 2011 and live event March 2011 Perth, Australia.
  • 2011. Graphics Workshop. With Shipley Asia Pacific, Sydney, Australia
  • 2010 “The Curious (Business) Case of Desktop Publishing,” NCA APMP 2010, Webinar APMP Nor’Easters Chapter 2011
  • 2010. “Its not Easy Being Green: But it can be for your Proposal Production!” APMP International Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • 2010. “Proposal Wellness: Fact or Fiction?” Webinar for Canadian Maple Leaf Chapter of the APMP.
  • 2010. “Don’t Mess with Proposal Graphics” An Introduction to Visual Communications”All Star Texas Symposium of the APMP. Houston, TX.
  • 2010. “Top 10 Tips for Creating Great Documents” NCA APMP 2009, APMP Intl Conference 2010, UK APMP Conference 2010)
  • 2009. “Munchen Liebt Kunst: An Introduction to Information Design” APMP DACH Chapter. Munich, Germany.
  • 2009-2010. “This Ole Proposal: A DIY Guide to Creating Proposal Graphics” (3 paid engagements US; UK, APMP Chesapeake Chapter, Ireland [via webinar] and South Africa)
  • 2009. “Improving Proposals by Use of Thematic Graphics” University of London, Royal Holloway
  • 2009. “Killer Graphics in 1200 Seconds or Less” Altitude Event, London, UK.
  • 2009. International Business/Defense Panel Discussion. VEDP Event, Tysons Corner, VA.
  • 2009. “Demystifying Frieda Kahlo.” Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
  • 2009. Desktop Publishing for Proposal Professionals Workshop. ManTech International. Fairfax, VA.
  • 2008. ”How to Visualize Your Solution in 6 Easy Steps” APMP SOCAL Conference.
  • 2008-2009. ”Win or No Win? How to Make Winning Executive Summaries” APMP National Conference, (5 paid engagements in the US and UK)
  • 2008-2011 .“The Clothes that Words Wear: Evolving Communication Technology is Driving Proposal Typography and Formatting” with Mitch Boretz, Univ. of California Riverside and APMP Intl Conference 2008. Reboot Webinar for APMP Pacific NW, February 2011.
  • 2007-2010. “Proposal Pictionary!” (17 engagements in multiple venues including the Netherlands, South Africa, UK, Savannah, Southern California, Houston, Phoenix and DC metro area)
  • 2006. “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…In Any Language! A Visual Primer to Bidding Across Borders” APMP UK Conference.
  • 2006. “How to Design Winning Proposals: A Hands on Introduction to Creating Proposal Graphics and Covers” APMP Intl Conference, May 2006 and SPAC Conference Oct. 2006.
  • 2004-2014. One tour per month on changing exhibitions and permanent collection at Corcoran Gallery of Art (part of docent program).