The Red Review with Mike and Jeremy

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By Mike and Jeremy
A podcast for bidding, proposals and procurement people, discussing everything from RfPs and PQQs through to bid strategy, team development, marketing and business development.

Your hosts are Jeremy and Mike.

Jeremy is the founder of Growth Ignition, a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company.

Mike is a business development and bidding specialist, with over 10 years experience working in, and leading, large work winning teams.
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Freelance bid writing and how not to be a spectacular dou***bag
In our latest episode we interview Leonie Thomas, who has been working as a Freelance Construction Bid Writer for the last 5 year. We delve into the good and the not so good of going it alone and try and answer some questions about freelancing that might help people to make the leap! Links from today's show: You can find more about Leonie on https://www.leoniethomas.co.uk/blog/, on twitter @_leoniethomas or on linkedin. Mike's Short Thoughts blog, containing Mike's business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy musings: http://shortthoughts.mikereader.me/ Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6460748079535570944 In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set  called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle. http://www.thebidtoolkit.com -  Contact Mike or Jeremy on twitter: @mike_reader, @jeremy_brim, or via email at redreviewpodcast@gmail.com.
42:10
August 15, 2019
Get to the point, don't waffle on!
In our latest episode Mike and Jeremy discuss the importance of CV's in bidding. How can having brilliant CV's as part of a bid help a team who lack experience in a particular area win? Listen to find out. Links from today's show: Mike's Short Thoughts blog, containing Mike's business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy musings: http://shortthoughts.mikereader.me/ Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6460748079535570944 In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set  called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle. http://www.thebidtoolkit.com -  Contact Mike or Jeremy on twitter: @mike_reader, @jeremy_brim, or via email at redreviewpodcast@gmail.com.
41:08
August 5, 2019
We want them a little bit mad, but not as mad as a box of frogs.
In this episode we look at what procurment can learn from bidders and also take a look at the upcoming YPO conference. We also have a really interesting question of the day regarding finding freelancers to work with. If you are a freelancers and would like to apprear on the podcast then you can contact us via twitter on the email below. We would love to talk to you. Enter our give away by completing our short feedback survey here:  https://mikereader1.typeform.com/to/xZVAv2   Links from today's show: Mike's Short Thoughts blog, containing Mike's business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy musings: http://shortthoughts.mikereader.me/ Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6460748079535570944 In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set  called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle. http://www.thebidtoolkit.com -  Contact Mike or Jeremy on twitter: @mike_reader, @jeremy_brim, or via email at redreviewpodcast@gmail.com.
54:45
July 5, 2019
Am I being profiled?
We talk to Genevieve Kitchen about her unique take on bidding and how it's implemented in the charity sector. Will you be as shocked as we were about the amounts of money shes trying to bid for? Or will you come out of it like Mike and think that everyone is trying to profile you? Enter our give away by completing our short feedback survey here:  https://mikereader1.typeform.com/to/xZVAv2   Links from today's show: You can find Gen on Twitter https://twitter.com/GVKitchen?lang=en-gb or by searching her name on LinkedIn. Mike's Short Thoughts blog, containing Mike's business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy musings: http://shortthoughts.mikereader.me/ Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6460748079535570944 In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set  called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle. http://www.thebidtoolkit.com -  Contact Mike or Jeremy on twitter: @mike_reader, @jeremy_brim, or via email at redreviewpodcast@gmail.com.
45:50
June 20, 2019
Science bulls**t or productivity hacks?
Mike and Jeremy discuss the APMP's "What are you talking about? charity event, the challenges of setting up their own bids and procurement event and their plans for the APMP Conference in the Autumn.     This week's Question of the Day comes from LT Bid Writing who ask: Can you share any productivity hacks for bidders?    Enter our give away by completing our short feedback survey here:  https://mikereader1.typeform.com/to/xZVAv2   Links from today's show: Mike's Short Thoughts blog, containing Mike's business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy musings: http://shortthoughts.mikereader.me/ Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6460748079535570944 In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set  called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle. http://www.thebidtoolkit.com -  Contact Mike or Jeremy on twitter: @mike_reader, @jeremy_brim, or via email at redreviewpodcast@gmail.com.
52:16
June 9, 2019
Slime Carrying Intruders and Puppies
Mike and Jeremy debate the challenge of getting project teams to collect examples and evidence whilst they deliver projects. This week's Question of the Day comes from David Kirk of Passle.
49:39
May 26, 2019
From military precision to bid excellence
Join Mike and Jeremy as they interview Julian Wathan MBE . They discuss team leadership, personal development and lessons learned from Julian's extensive career.  Links from today's show: Mike's Short Thoughts blog, containing Mike's business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy musings: http://shortthoughts.mikereader.me/ Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6460748079535570944 In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set  called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle. http://www.thebidtoolkit.com -  Contact Mike or Jeremy on twitter: @mike_reader, @jeremy_brim, or via email at redreviewpodcast@gmail.com.
44:29
May 6, 2019
Is bidding a hobby or business critical?
In this episode Mike and Jeremy debate the importance of bidding and proposals within successful businesses. Does your board see bidding as business critical or is it something people do in their spare time?    -    This week's Question of the Day comes from David Kirk of Passle who asks: How important is it to involve subject matter experts in creating bid content? At what point does the bid team just need to take over control?
53:20
April 18, 2019
The time Mike and Jeremy became instagram models
Join Mike and Jeremy as they interview Charlotte Rees, founder of Women in Bids and Proposals. They discuss the WiBAP movement and conference, as well finding our Charlotte's bidding heaven and hell.  -  The give away is a free copy of one of Mike's favourite books, Predatory Thinking by Dave Trott. For a chance to win, listen to the end of the podcast to get hold of the entry hashtag and then tweet or post on LinkedIn and give us your feedback on the episode! - Links from today's show: Mike's Short Thoughts blog, containing Mike's business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy musings: http://shortthoughts.mikereader.me/ Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6460748079535570944 In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set  called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle. http://www.thebidtoolkit.com -  Contact Mike or Jeremy on twitter: @mike_reader, @jeremy_brim, or via email at redreviewpodcast@gmail.com.
36:27
March 31, 2019
The £1 bet that changed my life
In this episode Mike and Jeremy introduce themselves, discuss their journeys into the world of bids and proposals and a set out what you can expect from the Red Review podcast. - This week's Question of the Day comes from David Kirk of Passle who asks: How does marketing link to bidding? -  The give away for this episode is kindly provided by Jeremy's business partners, The YPO, who have offered one free place at their next Bids and Procurement LIVE! Breakfast Mini-Conference in London. Listen along to find out how you can enter, and if you're not successful, do sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bids-and-procurement-live-2-a-breakfast-mini-conference-for-bids-and-procurement-people-with-ypo-tickets-56980903416?aff=eac2.  - Links from today's show: Mike's Short Thoughts blog, containing Mike's business development, tendering and bidding, marketing and strategy musings: http://shortthoughts.mikereader.me/ Information on Jeremy's business, Growth Ignition,  who are a marketing, business development, capture and bidding consulting, training and enabling tech company. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6460748079535570944 In the bidding space, Growth Ignition offer a digital and training product set  called the bid toolkit. It’s a simple step by step online process and guide for delivering winning bids and is a constant reference point for your whole team and training tool throughout the bid lifecycle. http://www.thebidtoolkit.com -  Contact Mike or Jeremy on twitter: @mike_reader, @jeremy_brim, or via email at redreviewpodcast@gmail.com.
34:35
March 13, 2019
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