Larry BraunerIvana Taylor, consultant and author of the marketing blog, Strategy Stew, presented 10 Must-Do Marketing Tips for 2010 in the OPEN Forum Idea Hub for Innovation.

Reading through Ivana’s tips, I stopped at “Productize Your Services: It’s much easier to understand and purchase something that looks like a product.” This task has been on my list for a while, but now I feel compelled to tackle it sooner rather than later.

Team Collaboration TechniquesDuring 2009, I focused on researching, analyzing and blogging about social networking sites and social media paradigms. However, I’ve already formulated some key objectives for 2010, which include closer collaboration with peers.

Here are ten of the many ways we might be able to collaborate in the year to come:

  1. Brainstorming - Teaching each other and working together to find creative solutions to problems. I currently brainstorm a lot with close friends.
  2. Masterminding - Forming mastermind groups to help each other reach our goals by overcoming obstacles and remaining accountable.
  3. Networking - Sharing contacts, either directly, through new social networking sites or via other business networking groups.
  4. Lead Sharing - Providing each other with business or job leads.
  5. Blogging - Group blogging is a proven concept.
  6. Strategic Alliances - Combining our skills and resources to create synergies.
  7. Team Projects - Pure team collaboration, i.e., working together on projects together as a group.
  8. Blog Promotion - Using our influence to promote each other’s blogs and other content.
  9. Fan Page Promotion - Inviting our Facebook friends to join each other’s Facebook fan pages.
  10. Content Promotion - Bookmarking, linking to, commenting on, and retweeting each other’s content.

I can envision collaboration strategies such as these benefiting teams in a corporate setting as well.

Please share your ideas below before you go.

If you’d like to collaborate, send an email with “Collaborate” in the subject to collaborate at braunersolutions dot com. I look forward to hearing from you.

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20 Responses to “10 Team Collaboration Strategies for 2010”

  1. Market Segmentation on December 23rd, 2009 12:34 pm

    Hi Larry,

    You are always thinking ahead and you are good to collaborate. I hope you will include me in your collaborations for 2010.

    I’ll also be collaborating with my two new partners in marketing and technology. I know we can accomplish more together than I ever could alone.

    The big companies surely have more than one person working on their sites and blogs.


    Linda P. Morton

  2. Debbie Morgan on December 23rd, 2009 1:30 pm

    Hi Larry,

    I think the best thing I did last year toward collaborating with fellow business people was joining my local Chamber of Commerce. I’ve been able to work with quite a few of the local businesses on projects in the last few months. It’s not something most small business owners think about, but it’s been great for me. Thanks, Larry.


  3. Dr. Erica Goodstone on December 23rd, 2009 2:05 pm

    Larry, I like your suggestion to collaborate. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, devoted an entire chapter to the mastermind group. He reminds us that one brain is not nearly as powerful as a group of brains interacting, just as one battery is not nearly as powerful as several batteries.

    Have a happy and joyous holiday season and new year!


  4. Larry Brauner on December 23rd, 2009 4:35 pm

    Thank you Linda, Deb and Erica. Enjoy your holidays.

  5. Steve on December 23rd, 2009 4:55 pm

    Love your article, Larry. Put me on your collaboration list! I am drilling down into some broader goals I had last year. In 2010, I want to fine tune, including getting the coaching necessary to make those goals come true.

  6. Larry Brauner on December 23rd, 2009 5:22 pm

    Let’s brainstorm together Steve in the next couple of weeks.

  7. Karin Boode on December 23rd, 2009 5:46 pm

    Larry, I love your article. It is so true. By working together you can achieve so much more. I partnered this year with someone who has comparable skills to mine and it has been amazing how much more we managed to get done together.

    I know from visiting your web real estate that you are not just writing about this, but that you are actively practicing what you preach. That makes your information so valuable.

  8. Larry Brauner on December 23rd, 2009 5:56 pm

    Thank you Karin. Hopefully you and I will be able to collaborate in 2010.

  9. Stacey Chadwell on December 23rd, 2009 6:21 pm

    Excellent article Larry. Thank you for sharing it.

    I would love to work with you again. I have a few things in mind this year, so hopefully the opportunity will indeed present itself.

    Much success to you in the New Year!


  10. Larry Brauner on December 23rd, 2009 8:55 pm

    Much success to you too Stacey. I look forward to speaking.

  11. ish on December 24th, 2009 8:03 am

    Dropping by to say Have a Happy Healthy Holidays to you and your family!

  12. jacqueline on December 24th, 2009 6:46 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the Entrecard drops over the past year. Happy Holidays!!!

  13. draxc0la on December 24th, 2009 10:35 pm

    Thanks for tips Larry.. it’s great article, thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays….

  14. gilbert on December 24th, 2009 11:39 pm

    Thank you for this nice article. I’m looking forward to more. Happy Holidays.

  15. tech manis on December 25th, 2009 8:00 am

    I like it. Happy Holidays!

  16. Steve on December 29th, 2009 1:01 pm

    Larry, I want to thank you for sharing the great information on the Business Exchange. I have finally gotten signed up! Hope to find you there soon :)

  17. delores on December 29th, 2009 9:31 pm

    Thanks Larry.

    You are always way ahead of the game! Keep it up and keep us posted. My Internet thinking is changing for 2010, and you are on the same track that I am focusing on!

    Delores Saunders

  18. Lin Klaassen on January 2nd, 2010 11:12 am

    Larry, I love the idea of collaboration and would very much like to join you in 2010. I have been actively utilizing the first seven strategies, (some better than others) but will be honest that I am only now in the process of creating my Blog, and have only recently grasped the importance of Blogging, Fan Pages and Content Promotion. I can say with total humility that Masterminding has changed who I am and how I do business. It sometimes amazes me the view my mastermind partners will share, opposed to how things look from the inside out. You have make it so easy to promote your content, and I know how valuable people will find it, how could I not retweet or post on Facebook?? I feel energized with the mere thought of joining with like minded people and exploring where it will lead. Thanks, Lin

  19. viji on February 10th, 2010 5:17 am

    I would like to know if any of you can answer the questions for my survey:

    1. What way have you collaborated?
    2. What has been the result of this collaboration?
    3. Which is the software tool/technology which has helped you and why?
    4. Has it helped to teach the subject?
    5. Have the learners been able to get a better understanding?

  20. Toni Park on July 15th, 2010 10:52 pm

    Excellent Larry. Its nice to see something that will also support the information from the previous post that you have mentioned. Coming up with those collaboration information is also great since this can really help those who are on the business.

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