Raymond Thibodeaux

Ray Thibodeaux is a former Proposal Development Specialist with more than 15 years of government proposal experience. He also hosted KSI's Keys to Winning podcast for several years. As a writer, Ray excelled at synthesizing ideas and strategies from client managers, engineers, and SMEs to write executive summaries, management and technical volumes, and past performance. Ray is also a former multimedia journalist who has reported for American Public Media’s Marketplace and PBS’ Nightly Business Report.

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How To Hire a Great Proposal Consultant

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Aug 11, 2020

Have you ever hired a proposal development consultant, only to feel deceived or disappointed with the result? 

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7 Ways To Set Up a Winning Proposal Process On a Smaller Budget

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Jan 9, 2018

So much about developing proposals to win a government contract, is the scaffolding, the process.

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5 "Dumb" Questions a Proposal Team Should Never Be Afraid to Ask the Government

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Sep 18, 2017

We've all heard the phrase there is no such thing as a dumb question. The fact is, even a seemingly obvious question can elicit a helpful and sometimes surprising response by the Government.

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How to Write Effective Resumes for Federal Proposals

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Jul 6, 2017

As someone who’s rewritten hundreds of resumes for federal proposals, you start to notice patterns in the way people construct their resumes that often make it difficult for evaluators to assess the quality of the candidates.

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The Chef Ramsays of Proposal Consulting: Seasoned Expert versus Annoying Know-It-All

By Raymond Thibodeaux on Feb 27, 2017

A benefit of being proposal consultants is the variety of our experience on a range of government proposal types, teams, and companies. It makes us useful and valuable, but it can also work against us.

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