DEA Meeting: Synergy Partners

Michelle Spangler with Infused Oils and Vinegars led our discussion today about moving forward on some of the Board goals, including Synergy Partners!  [This is a competition, and there will be winners!]

Priority #1:  Increased DEA Social Media Footprint

Christian White with Bottomdogs, showed us all how to “check in” on Facebook!  It is a little different with each phone platform and version of Facebook, so if you have trouble, ask someone for help next Tuesday!

Priority #2:  Developing Relationships Among Members Through Increased 1-on-1’s

Everyone at the meeting drew someone’s name from a bowl; schedule a 1-on-1 with that person some time in February!  So, you schedule one and expect someone else to reach out to you!  Feel free to schedule as many other 1-on-1’s as you would like!  (If you were not at the meeting, you will be “assigned” a 1-on-1 to schedule!  Watch your email….)

Who Do You Need & Who Do You Know?

We had a fun brainstorming session with Scattergories!  It was a creative way to get us thinking about who we do business with, who our customers are and who our vendors are, as well as what synergy partners would be good for our business.  Each table had the opportunity to score points!

Dr. Paul Chafetz shared that we are all here for perfectly self-serving, greedy purposes, which is good!  We are here to help ourselves by helping others!  Everyone received a current list of categories to think about who they might invite!  If you have ideas of additional categories you need or you know, they can be added to our list!  Or, just invite them to a meeting!

Prizes will be awarded for the table with the most points by the end of February!

Tables received 1 point for each unique answer during the game.  Tables will receive 10 points for each 1-on-1 every week (tip:  have a 1-on-1 with a table mate and your table will get 20 points!).  The DEA invitation cards were handed out (let us know if you need more!) and your table will get 5 points for each invitation you extend to a prospective member.  Tables will get 25 points for each guest who attends!

One Response to “DEA Meeting: Synergy Partners”

  1. What a great meeting! I enjoyed the game and it definitely fired up the brain thinking about companies I know that would be synergy partners for others in the DEA.

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