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Bid & Proposal Con 2012 Keynotes
Get ready for three of the most entertaining, motivational, inspiring and diverse Keynote Speakers ever to take the stage at an APMP Annual Conference. This year's Bid & Proposal Con Keynoters will share personal stories, sure to motivate you through refreshing, diverse presentation styles. Connect with these keynoters, and prepare to be inspired.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
8:30 - 9 a.m.
Lone Star Ballroom
The Great Debate: Examining Proposal Realities and Myths

Featuring APMP's Sketch Comedy Troupe, The Type Os
You've heard the stories – a government proposal supported by teams of 1,000+ people or a commercial proposal, with a 2 hour turn-around time. What's myth, and what's reality? And who cares? It's a commercial and government proposal face-off, using a format similar to a presidential debate. They'll tackle these questions and others that the two candidates running for the White House couldn't even begin to address. This enlightening and amusing debate is presented by the Type O's – APMP's own sketch comedy troupe.


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lone Star Ballroom
What is a Proposal Professional?
Eric Gregory
Senior Vice President of Capture and Proposal Development, CACI
Join us on a grand romp through the labyrinth of what a proposal professional is, might be, should be and what they do. Mr. Gregory will challenge traditional notions of the role of proposal professionals, in this thought-provoking session.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lone Star Ballroom
Put Away the Lawnmower, Charlie, Those Are Trees Out There!
Vicki Hitzges, CSP
Former Vice President and COO, North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee
Former television news anchor Vicki Hitzges has been inspiring those around her all her life. Personally trained by master speaker Zig Ziglar, Ms. Hitzges has spoken around the world for clients like the Ford Motor Company, MetLife, the American Red Cross, Wells Fargo Bank and the U.S. Department of Defense. Using a perfect blend of humor and practical advice, with a jolt of inspiration, APMP attendees will rise and shine with Vicki Hitzges long after her talk has concluded. This keynote delivers tips you can use immediately to attract and keep clients, close sales, and build strong relationships — in person and on the phone. Get ready to learn specific rapport-building techniques that will benefit you personally and professionally.

Friday, May 25, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lone Star Ballroom
What It Took To Bring The Super Bowl To the Big D
Tara Green
Former Vice President and COO, North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee
Part presentation and part fireside chat, Tara Green, the bid manager and one of the pivotal reasons that Dallas was selected to host last year's Super Bowl, joins APMP attendees for this inspiring Keynote address. Responsible for coordinating, writing and delivering the bid for months, Ms. Green was on the front line of the effort that landed the National Football League's most coveted prize – the Super Bowl – to Dallas. She'll share her success stories and how she learned by losing a lot of bids before landing the big one. She'll be joined by Amy McGeady, APMP's CEO, who will lead a proposal/bid professional fireside chat with Ms. Green, including questions from our audience.