Pro Power Team Level Discovery Form At The ECO Accelerator:
- Peter Adams - 2/14/13: ECO has taught me the power of Twitter. When I first got involved with ECO about a year ago, I was an occasional tweeter with the expected so-so results.
ECO and the power team concept have totally changed my perception about the value of a strategic, team oriented approach to social media. Since working with ECO I have been named one of the top 25 Tweeters in the area of Venture Capital. This has led to Wiley Press, the largest business book publisher in the U.S. contacting me with the offer of a book deal on Venture Capital. I signed the contract just the other day – something that never would have happened without ECO Power Teams.
Lisa Stavig - 11/4/11: I am a new business owner and joined ECO in March. I was interested in twitter and social media. I have an online Etsy shop and website and needed exposure.
I had learned that in the world of online sales, a business can live or die on listing views.
So I was put into the Business to Consumer group on ECO. What a joy those other business owners are! They helped me to feel like a member of a community and not such an island. This very fun and lively group of entrepreneurs retweeted my tweets faithfully every day. And I retweeted them.
Now for the fun part. Recently Etsy has started displaying your individual shop statistics, only for the shop owner to see. They may have been doing this for a while and I just realized it. But the point is I did finally realize it and am completely amazed. My individual listing views double every time an ECO team member retweets my tweets. I had Linda Hughes retweet an item at a certain time and was able to see my views for that item double. Now when I see a rise in my listing views and I haven’t done anything, I know it is the power of ECO!
You might say “Show me the money!”.
Well, due to my higher listing views and my diligence in being a committed member of ECO, I have been able to form some strategic partnerships. A coffee shop in the Midwest found me through Etsy and they now carry my coffee sleeves in their shop. Several different groups have contacted me this week alone and I am now doing their craft fairs this holiday season which will definitely convert into sales. And yes, I have had sales online through my Etsy shop.
The other benefit of ECO is the people that you meet. I have utilized Pooja Khana’s expertise in marketing several times and I have been able to have support from Linda Hughes for my website and tweet account. My final thoughts are you get out of something what you put into to it. Put the effort into ECO and you will see the rewards. I did and am still seeing the rewards. Thank you Linda!
Sandip Sen9/18/09: Hi Linda & others; I just received this message from slideshare which speaks a lot about the effort of team tweeting. So I thought I should share and say thank you. Slideshare: “COP15,Bullshitting 15 Years On Climate Change” is being tweeted more than any other document on SlideShare right now. So we’ve put it on the homepage of SlideShare.net (in the “Hot on Twitter” section). Well done, you!
Steve Barru - 5/19/13: An ECO Power Team brings together the strengths of a small group of entrepreneurs whose businesses are focused in the same area.
I am currently working with three other people who have China-related businesses. While our business interests overlap, none of us are direct competitors. The relationships that I have developed with the other team members are downright powerful. All of us are richer and more successful for these contacts.
As we share our experiences and ideas about the future, synergies and possible areas of cooperation emerge. After several months in the China Power Team, I am developing a strong partnership with one team member and finding ways to work together on specific projects with a second team member.
The invaluable support of my Power Team colleagues has been a real confidence builder as I move ahead developing my business. As entrepreneurs, we commit to doing a great deal on our own. Joining an ECO Power Team has given me a place to share some of the burdens and the support I need to help me grow.