<ul><li>How to Play Nice with Others for </li></ul><ul><li>Mutually Beneficial Results </li></ul>Strategic Partnerships: A...
What is a  partnership ? A  win-win commitment  between two or more organizations for the  purpose  of achieving specific ...
WHY is partnership necessary?
It’s about  FAMILY
<ul><li>F orming </li></ul><ul><li>A lliances   that </li></ul><ul><li>M aximize  </li></ul><ul><li>I nstances   and oppor...
Glitter & Fizzle
Benefits
Risks
<ul><li>Sometimes,  when we partner with someone we  believe  to be further along  in their journey,   our  gratitude  for...
<ul><li>Thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Core values </li></ul><ul><li>Radical self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations an...
Develop Your IPC {  Ideal Partnership Criteria  }
Leverage Your Strengths Assess Your Partner
Finding Partners <ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Live </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following conference hashtags <...
<ul><li>Approaching partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Partnership Experience
<ul><li>Akilah S. Richards </li></ul><ul><li>The Life Design Agency </li></ul><ul><li>http://execumama.com </li></ul><ul><...
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Strategic Partnerships: How to Play Nice with Others for Mutually Beneficial Results

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What is a partnership?
Why partnerships are necessary?
What are my (& my partner's) areas of strength?
How do I assess my partner?

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  • Strategic Partnerships: How to Play Nice with Others for Mutually Beneficial Results

    1. 1. <ul><li>How to Play Nice with Others for </li></ul><ul><li>Mutually Beneficial Results </li></ul>Strategic Partnerships: Akilah S. Richards & Takeyah A. Young Blogging While Brown 2011 Los Angeles, CA
    2. 2. What is a partnership ? A win-win commitment between two or more organizations for the purpose of achieving specific business objectives by maximizing the effectiveness of each participant’s resources . Reference: Process Solutions Group, http://www.psgworks.com/partnership.html
    3. 3. WHY is partnership necessary?
    4. 4. It’s about FAMILY
    5. 5. <ul><li>F orming </li></ul><ul><li>A lliances that </li></ul><ul><li>M aximize </li></ul><ul><li>I nstances and opportunities to build </li></ul><ul><li>L asting impressions that keep </li></ul><ul><li>Y our business relevant and highly visible. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Glitter & Fizzle
    7. 7. Benefits
    8. 8. Risks
    9. 9. <ul><li>Sometimes, when we partner with someone we believe to be further along in their journey, our gratitude for the opportunity overshadows our willingness to fully self-express . </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Core values </li></ul><ul><li>Radical self-expression </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations and paper walls </li></ul><ul><li>… don't forget about your actions </li></ul>Risk Minimization
    11. 11. Develop Your IPC { Ideal Partnership Criteria }
    12. 12. Leverage Your Strengths Assess Your Partner
    13. 13. Finding Partners <ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Live </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following conference hashtags </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking events/Meetups </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet search (Favorite: search.twitter.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Approaching partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social media [!!] (DMs/wall posts, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Declining partner requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Saying “no” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skyping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Referring (not pawning off) </li></ul></ul>Connecting With Partners
    15. 15. Partnership Experience
    16. 16. <ul><li>Akilah S. Richards </li></ul><ul><li>The Life Design Agency </li></ul><ul><li>http://execumama.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: Execumama </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Takeyah A. Young </li></ul><ul><li>Core Connection Lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>http://coreconnectionlifestyle.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: CoreConnection </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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