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5 ways of partnering that you may not have thought about as partnering

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Different types of partnership stories that you can submit for the IAMCP 2019 P2P Awards – the deadline is June 14th and the submission process takes just a few minutes 


If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. – Henry Ford"

The cornerstone of IAMCP is partnership success, generating many new business connections, partner-to-partner projects, and friendships over the last 25 years.

The wonderful thing about partnership is that these projects go beyond solving a problem for the customer. Partners that work together learn new skills, complement each other’s strengths, and grow together – exactly what IAMCP is all about and why we recognize partnerships through our P2P Awards program each year.

However, working together on a customer project is only one way of partnering up. IAMCP P2P Awards are open for any type of partnership collaboration story that took place in the last year.

Here are just a few of them to give you an idea:

  1. Deal Sharingif you had a partner that helped you to provide services to your client that you couldn’t ensure with your existing team resources, we want to hear from you.
  2. Co-Eventsif you had an event that helped you and your partners in educating your shared client base, we’d love to know more.
  3. Joint Marketingif you have partners that share prospect or customer lists with you, and you send out information about joint solutions or plans (i.e. SharePoint Partner + Office 365 Partner), that’s another story we would love to receive.
  4. Business Ideasif you have shared internal information to help each other grow and mature as partners (i.e. commissions plans, business plans, expansion ideas), we encourage you to share this story too.
  5. Employeesif you have extra employees and can’t put them to work, while another partner has needs and can find a good match within your team members, this is definitely another story we would love to hear. Sharing the employee instead of laying someone off is definitely a great business example from which others can learn.

If you can recognize yourself in any of the examples listed, please share your stories with us. You could easily become an awarded IAMCP partner, bringing widespread exposure, free marketing, and new opportunities for your business.

David Gersten

“As a former Worldwide and US winner of the P2P awards I fully understand the value of being recognized as such.  My business has been significantly based on partnering, both through lead sharing and knowledge sharing, and the successes are ongoing.  Sharing stories of partnering expands the value of IAMCP beyond the local chapter and demonstrates the strength of the organization through Connect, Learn and Grow.  Sharing our recognition with clients, partners and Microsoft strengthened the relationships significantly.  I look forward for others to experience the same” – David Gersten, IAMCP 2019 P2P Awards Chair

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to shine; submit your story today and get recognized.

 Just 3 questions… and a few minutes

“Just completed my submission. Took less than 2 minutes to complete!”, said President and CEO of Griphon Consulting and a respectable member of IAMCP, Frank Valdivieso, in a recent LinkedIn post.

Literally, that’s all the time it takes you to submit a story for this contest.

You only need to answer three questions: 

  • Who did you partner with and how did the partnership deliver value / help you win the deal?
  • What was the biggest benefit that the customer received from your partnership?
  • What did you learn that made you wiser and helped your organization become better – how have you matured in terms of your ability to partner as a result?

Yes, it’s that easy!

Get all the details for creating your entry and submit your stories here.

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