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Power Partners: 10 Tips For Unlocking Your Best Source of Referrals

By Mari-Lyn Harris · Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 · Tagged in General Discussion

So, what are power partners? Power partners are those with whom you collaborate with to help each other expand your network of referrals.

Here are 10 tips for developing Power Partners:

#1 Start with your objective, once you write out clear and specific objectives, it will boost your overall strategy and everyone will start on the same page.

#2 Develop relationships with the person that you feel will work with you, it may take up to three months do develop power partner relationships. These people could be affiliates or vendors who have similar customers.

#3 Create a data base of connections and categorize them, this will help you share your connections to your power partners.

#4 Adopt a cause marketing partner, these are nonprofits causes you believe in. It will help the both of you tap into markets or customers you would not have gotten on your own.

#5 Start a brag book, if you haven't got one already. List your media exposure, articles that have been published. Awards that you have received, share them with your referral partners so they know more about you

#6 Teach a class by using your expertise or something that you are passionate about, invite your power partners and their customers to the class. Or teach a workshop together.

#7 Set 90 day goals what the action plan is going to be work with you and your partners so you can share your expectations.

#8 Develop the right mind set to build good relationships and follow-up with them to answer any questions they have.

#9 Recognize them for their successes and celebrate your achievements together. Renew your goals with each other.

#10 Developing Power Partners is about listening to them, getting to know them, don't make it about you. Be authentic share stories of successes you have had and ask them for their stories of success.

Do you have any power partners? Share your success story in the comments. Know someone who would like this article? Share it with them!

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David Macauley from Better Grades Now Tutoring Services
0 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017

interesting article. I am just about a week with Alignable and I am beginning to gain exposure of my In- Home Tutoring Business. I would like non profits and educational organizations directly concerned with student achievement to become my power partners. Also, parents involved in PTAs can connect with us

Sylvie-Anne Roy from Beautiful Healthy Hair with Sylvie-Anne
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, July 24, 2017

Hi David, Have you connected with the French Calgary School Board ? You could also connect with different Francophone associations to help ''French only speaking'' students who have moved from the East to help them with their English. Just a thought ! There is the ''École Francophone d'Airdrie'' in Airdrie also. The Principal's name is Martin Camirand. If you think this would be good for you let me know and we could meet ! :)

Mari-Lyn Harris from Sedona Pies
46 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, July 24, 2017

You could do a Google search or Facebook search for these people, each out to them about your services and what solutions you can offer their students.

Alandra Craig from Crafted Cleaners, LLC
0 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

excellent post

Lisa Foster from Surfside SEO Remote Services
4 Locals Recommend Them • Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Hi, I feel like an idiot, but I feel like I've gone to everything available here on Alignable and i cannot find the place where you're able to create a post. When i tried using the "help" to search and answer my question, it only gives me choices of things I already know, as in (how to ask a question, etc).

How am I missing this? I go through and read so many of these "posts", but I'm just bugged because I don't know where you're creating them at.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much- Lisa

Mari-Lyn Harris from Sedona Pies
46 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, July 24, 2017

Lisa, you mean a post to the blog, like I did with this article? Reach out to Joanna send her your article. If they like it they'll post it. Be sure that it is not self-promotional, just educational. Sorry I can' find their email address. If you connect with me I'll connect you with them

Joanna Mastrocola from Alignable
155 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hi Lisa, Please send me an email ([email address]) and I will be happy to help you out!

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