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1. Use a Proposal to Share Information and Get Support

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One way to communicate to others to get feedback or approval is to create a proposal.

A proposal is a document that introduces a problem to be solved and suggests a solution.

It usually includes specific steps, resources, timelines, and other details for putting a project or idea into action.

In this activity, you will work with a partner to: Organize project details in a document, Format a document using headings and bulleted lists, Collaborate in a document using comments and suggestion mode, and Share and publish your proposal.

If you don’t have a partner, you will create and work with a document on your own.

You’ll create your proposal in Google Docs.

Your document will be stored in Google Drive, instead of on your individual computer or device.

Anyone with permission can view, edit, or comment on it.

You and your partner can work in a single document at the same time.

Collaborating digitally allows everyone to access the same information and input their own ideas into a single communications tool.

This gets all important information and ideas across clearly, and helps ensure your project or idea is off to a strong start.

To begin, open a new tab in your browser.

Navigate to the Google homepage...

...then select Google Docs from the apps menu...

...and create a blank document.

If you’re working on this activity with a partner, only one person needs to complete this step.

Now, title the document “Proposal.”

Make sure to share the document with your partner.

To open a document your partner shared with you, open Google drive.

Then, click on the folder for shared items.

Find and open the project proposal document.

Once you and your partner have the document open discuss the project or idea you’d like to propose.

The example will discuss purchasing bicycles to allow a sandwich shop to make deliveries to area businesses.

You and your partner can propose any type of idea or project you like.

You might propose: Creating a product or service that solves a problem.

Adding staff, workspace, or specific supplies to make work more efficient.

Taking advantage of an opportunity, like purchasing an available building or piece of equipment, or Exploring a new line of business.

Once you come up with an idea to propose, type it at the top of your proposal document.

Then, move on to the next video to add details about your idea to your proposal.

Now, it’s your turn: With your partner or on your own, come up with a project or idea to propose.

Create a new, blank document in Google Docs.

Name the document “Proposal.”

If you are working with a partner, have one partner create and share the document with the other.

Type your idea at the top of your document.

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Instructions
  1. Create a new, blank document in Google Docs.
  2. Name the document “Project Proposal.”
  3. If you are working with a partner, have one partner create and share the document with the other.
  4. With your partner or on your own, come up with a project or idea to propose.
  5. Type your idea at the top of your document.
Shared work

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