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Scribble Talk

Showcasing stories of APMP veterans and the brightest bid & proposal minds in planet earth 

Today's Guest Is Thane Joske

Scribble Talk Episode 163 with Thane Joske

A communications and bid management professional, Thane Joske has 25+ years professional marketing, public relations, bid management and business development experience.

Thane has worked on hundreds of bids and proposals and has successfully won and retained significant contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Thane has achieved success across a range of industries, including professional services, technical advisory, Public Private Partnership projects, and has broad experience across the professional services, design and construction, finance, healthcare, telecommunications and IT industries.

Thane translates and communicates complex service concepts from technical experts into words understood by non-experts.

Her ability to influence ensures that internal stakeholders deliver the required output on time and is consistent with client requirements regarding content, competitive messaging, structure, look and win themes.

Thane commenced her career in public relations and has a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University and an MBA from RMIT. Thane is a member of the Australian Professional Services Marketing Association, the Property Council of Australia and the Facility Management Association.

Thane is supported by a team of freelance consultants, writers and designers, who can be brought into the proposal response process at any point. Thane’s network of bid support and understand the demands and timeframes of the proposal process.

In this episode we will discuss Thane’s

  • Life and Career
  • Childhood, high school and beginning of career in proposals and the birth of the Three PM Project Management
  • Encounter with several associations across the world and APMP and her activities with the organization.
  • Memorable proposals and exciting events scheduled for the upcoming months.
  • People influential in her life and career.
  • Advice to bid and proposal professionals with a dream of balancing passion and work.
  • Next Steps and 

Few fun Qs…. 

Get to know the human side of your proposal professional, Thane Joske.

If you're ready to sacrifice who you are, for what you will become, then you will be invited to our show…

Transcript

0.50: Baskar Sundaram – Hi! You are listening to Scribble Talk, a podcast for bid and proposal professionals. My name is Baskar Sundaram and with my co-host, Ashley Kayes, we will be sitting down with our industry veterans to share their stories, discuss their career, and learn how to make an impact in the industry.

01.20: Baskar Sundaram – Today’s Guest is Thane Joske. A communications and bid management professional, Thane Joske has 25+ years professional marketing, public relations, bid management and business development experience. TJ has worked on hundreds of bids and proposals and has successfully won and retained significant contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. TJ has achieved success across a range of industries, including professional services, technical advisory, Public Private Partnership projects, and has broad experience across the professional services, design and construction, finance, healthcare, telecommunications and IT industries. TJ translates and communicates complex service concepts from technical experts into words understood by non-experts. Her ability to influence ensures that internal stakeholders deliver the required output on time and is consistent with client requirements regarding content, competitive messaging, structure, look and win themes. TJ commenced her career in public relations and has a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University and an MBA from RMIT. TJ is a member of the Australian Professional Services Marketing Association, the Property Council of Australia and the Facility Management Association. TJ is supported by a team of freelance consultants, writers and designers, who can be brought into the proposal response process at any point. Thane’s network of bid support and understand the demands and timeframes of the proposal process. 

That’s a lot TJ. Welcome to Scribble Talk, Thane.

03.22: Baskar Sundaram – Let’s go back to the very beginning, TJ. We will Thane as TJ. So, lets go back to the very beginning, TJ. Where were you born and let’s talk about your high school and education.

04.46: Baskar Sundaram –  Any childhood memories come to your mind?

08.47: Baskar Sundaram – So Bachelor of Arts, Professional Writing. That’s an interesting course. And then you went on to continue your career of Public Relations. Talk us through about your Public Relations career.

11.00: Baskar Sundaram – You are right. Here we are. Why are we doing this in proposals with all this interests. That’s what fascinates me. Because we all see things and process things in very different ways. And it all comes from our interests, what we study and our skills and stuff. That’s fascinating. But you did made a choice when you entered the corporate career. So, wat happened then?

0.37: Baskar Sundaram – 13 years of running your own company and you mentioned your father was a Chief Exec. So there could be something within you. How is it running your own entrepreneurial venture?

Talk us through any interesting projects that you have done so far. And then, we can look into your personal life and career.

22.38: Baskar Sundaram – That’s brilliant. But I’m just curious. Why the name ‘Three PM Project Management’?

24.14: Baskar Sundaram – So, let’s go back to the associations that you are part of. Australia Professional Service Marketing Association, Property Council of Australia FMA as well. Talk us through your associations.

25.35: Baskar Sundaram – Let’s officially move into the Nutter’s Round in honour of Howard Nutt. all it a Nutter’s Round but it’s a Rapid Random Question Round. Before that tell us three things not many people know about you and your hobbies and interests as well, Thane. Then, I think that might be a nice prelude to the Nutters Round.

30.54: Baskar Sundaram – Let’s officially enter the Rapid Random Fire Question Round or in honour of Howard Nutt, Nutter’s Round. Fast responses. Don’t think. Every answer is a right answer. Are you ready, Thane?

41.48: Baskar Sundaram – Okay. That’s the end of Rapid Random Question Round. Hope you enjoyed it. Let’s go to the Gratitude Round. So, who are the people who have been the most influential people in your life and career?

44.54: Baskar Sundaram – That’s nice. So, who haven’t you seen or talked to in a long time and hope that they are doing okay?

4.55: Baskar Sundaram – In the proposal industry, is there any… You know, we obviously hear a lot of stories about this is how the industry works and there are many common myths about it. Is there anything you would like to debunk?

53.32: Baskar Sundaram – Thane, is there any part of your life or career or is there anything else that we missed in this past one hour podcast that you would like to tell to add?

​44.50: Baskar Sundaram – Thank you so much, TJ, for joining us in Scribble Talk. We wish you, your family, your colleagues and everybody around you all the good health and happiness. Continue to stay healthy, happy, be sparkly and definitely see you very soon.

Scribble Talk Outro Music.​

 

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