APMP Lone Star Houston Chapter Meeting: Get in Shape with Betsy Cummings, Sonya Wooley, Sara Waller, and Jeannette Waldie

August 02, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Grotto Ristorante
4715 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
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Get in Shape

Everyone has unique personality traits and workstyles. It’s important to understand that we all approach our work with a style and perspective that varies from our colleagues. Using a five-second shapes identifier test, participants will quickly identify their dominant personality traits, learn their strengths, and how to use that knowledge for better communication, team interaction, and motivation. Participants will then engage in role-playing exercises related to everyday business and proposal development processes. The exercises will give participants the opportunity to use their “shape” personality styles and learn to work with others in group situations.

Top Takeaway
This fun and interactive workshop will provide attendees with better understanding of their personalities and work styles. Understanding and appreciating the strengths within those differences allows us to become more successful. We can start to work with the differences rather than against them.

How we interact with others is essential to effective communication, successful proposals, customer relationships, and teamwork. This collaborative workshop will enlighten and educate participants on how to best use their personality types to work with and understand others.

Presentation Style/Approach
Based on the popular “Personality ShapesTM Test, participants will take a quick one-question quiz to identify their particular personality style. We will all work through typical proposal or customer scenarios using the personality shapes characteristics and interaction techniques.

About the Speakers

Betsy Cummings, CP APMP, has 16 years of proposal management, writing, and editing experience and more than twenty years of technical writing, copyediting, and publishing expertise. She has managed multiple and diverse teams of writers, graphic artists, editors, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to create winning proposals in U.S. Government, commercial, and nonprofit sectors. Betsy is currently a proposal manager at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories. She also has a training certification and regularly conducts writing/editing and proposal management training workshops and webinars. 

Sonya Wooley, CP APMP, is the President of Mammoth Technologies, LLC, a small proposal and business development company that she manages with her husband, Bill Wooley. She has over fifteen years of experience in business development, proposal preparation and management, and pricing for federal government opportunities. Sonya has a MA in Behavioral Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake, and received her BA in History from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1993. 

Sara Waller, CF APMP, has over two decades of proposal and project management, strategic planning, writing, and editing experience. A dynamic business development professional, she is President and Founder of Win Win Proposals, a boutique consultancy that offers bespoke, personalized attention and service to achieve game changing results. Sara lives in Dallas with her husband, teenaged son, and three neurotic dogs. 

Jeannette K. Waldie CPP APMP Fellow, has over 30 years of experience developing and managing business communications, including capture and proposal management and presentation design and coaching. She specializes in helping companies express their vision and engaging employees and clients in that vision. She is also an expert in adapting and implementing best practices to help companies win business and reduce costs. Jeannette has been active in APMP and the Greater Houston Chapter since early 2000. Jeannette also serves as the Chapter Certification Liaison and is an approved Certification Mentor.


$40.00 Nonmember Ticket
$45.00 after 7:00 pm August 1

$25.00 Student Ticket (must show student identification)

$30.00 Member Ticket
$35.00 after 7:00 pm August 1