I'm sure you're bursting with curiosity to know what I've been doing on my proposal journey since visiting Colleen in Washington. Well, it all began with an evil cat.
I visited Kirste Webb in the US. She planned to take me to Tennessee and Maryland . It's all a blur. One day I was watching her work, when her cat mistook me for a mouse. I soon showed him not to mess with me and my broomstick.
Kirste introduced me to Beth Wingate before the US conference of the APMP. I helped Beth to stuff bags for the conference. I made sure there were a few spiders in them.
Beth then gave me to Inas Younis from Egypt. She took me home on a magic carpet. At last I was back in Jozie, after 6 months away. I was delighted to find that in my absence, nFold was recognized by Strategic Proposals as Partner of the Year for 2010. I was devastated that Proposal Panda got to pose with my nFold family for the photo instead of me.
Panda had just been to visit Aurecon. Their team won the first ever nFold Proposal Award in South Africa. Here's a happy snap of Sonja Jansen Van Resnburg from Aurecon, accepting the award from my hero, Dr. Tom Sant. It was a pleasure to meet such a proposal guru. My knees wobbled when I took the photo.
Tom spoke at the 2nd local APMP conference in 2011, was a judge for the first proposal award, he did some exec sessions and he told more than 250 sales people how NOT to commit the 7 deadly sins of proposal writing. Then he had a little holiday in the sun. I hope he visits us again soon.
nFold celebrated 10 years in proposal pioneering with some special customers. What a milestone! Keep rocking nFold.
A whole lot more happened in 2011 and 2012 started off with a jolly loud bang. But I was inside my box napping at the time. And that's where I'm going now. See you next time. Zzzzzzzzzzzzz!