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The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

Game changer

A CMO at a large enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection were a game changer in helping bring the teams together and help them learn from the experience.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A CMO at a small business computer hardware company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection is knowledgeable, hits deadlines, pushes us to get better, and ends up with the best end result we could have. It’s definitely better than if we didn’t use them.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Learned how to better position our products and speak to analysts. Better results in market evaluations. Great submission strategy advice. Better processes for evaluation submissions.

Product Marketing, Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

Knowledgeable and experienced

A Product Marketing at a medium enterprise professional services company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

A very knowledgable and experienced group that helps focus and prioritize to deliver the best outcomes.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Responding to Gartner Magic Quadrant RFI

  • Helped to strictly follow the planning to get all deliverables done on time
  • Clearly helped to improve the quality of the responses and content
  • Made sure we did not get distracted from what was exactly asked by Gartner

Sales/Director/Business Development, Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

Gartner Magic Quadrant submission.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, I would strongly recommend The Skills Connection. It is impossible to have and maintain this kind of in-depth and authoritative knowledge within your organisation.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Sales/Director/Business Development at a medium enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

It is a pleasure to work with our Skills Connection analyst. She is very articulate and clear about what analysts do and don’t expect, ensures we keep our focus on the important tasks, and meticulously reviews all intermediate deliverables providing the team with valuable and practical feedback.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

They brought together the response team and made it more coherent, as well as enforcing the fact that ‘doing it the same way’ would not cut it if the organization was to move up in the rankings. The biggest value that has been realised is by assisting us in moving up to a higher quadrant in our industry Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Sales/Director/Business Development, Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

To assist in preparing, and planning activities around analyst review submissions, as well as equipping our organization with a different mindset to ‘think like the analysts’ and not think we know it all.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

The Skills Connection ‘tell it like it is’ and are firm, honest, yet fair. Often tunnel vision means you cannot get out of the ’we’ve always done it this way’ mindset, but the collaborative approach they follow means that step by step, the doubters start to buy in. They provide a clear organizational change capability.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Sales/Director/Business Development at a medium enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection listens, engages, and makes recommendations professionally and are a pleasure to deal with. They clearly have experience in the field and know the right way of approaching and engaging with analysts.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

To improve our position in analyst reports e.g., Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) through continuous conversations with analysts.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

They’ve been fundamental for us to better understand the analysts’ mindset, establish the right cadence of analyst interactions, and identify suitable content to be discussed.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Moved from Visionary to Challenger and finally to 3rd time Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ).

Product Marketing, Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Product Marketing at a medium enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

Very knowledgeable and supportive about everything around analyst relations.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Having TSC as a partner during our 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant submission was invaluable.

Analyst/Influencer Relations, Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We rely on TSC to help us tell our story to analysts in a manner that improves our ranking in evaluative reports.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I would definitely recommend TSC!

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

First time in a Wave – and as Leader of Leaders

An Analyst/Influencer Relations at a medium enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection was an integral part and driving force behind a very important outcome we achieved recently – leader in the first Forrester Wave we participated in.

The Skills Connection Customer Fact

A small business computer software company strongly agrees The Skills Connection is value for money.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Taught us how to use analyst engagement in a way to improve awareness of our company and products, demonstrate thought leadership and create value with the analysts and their clients. We now find, and enjoy, prospects telling us they were referred to us by an analyst.

Analyst/Influencer Relations, Small Business Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We use The Skills Connection (TSC) to help us create our analyst engagement strategy through execution and feedback. While we thought we had many elements of the plan, we quickly realized using the proven TSC approach we needed to start at the beginning – the essential company story. We have also used TSC to help us in both MQ and Wave RFI responses. Invaluable experience.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I highly recommend The Skills Connection to improve your performance with analysts and ultimately with your organization. We believe that their ex-analyst experiences and perspectives are well worth the money and will help us to gain more value from the analyst investments we make.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

Invaluable

An Analyst/Influencer Relations at a small business computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The support and organizational approach to creating corporate and analyst engagement strategies and executing on them, has been invaluable.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

  • Coaching on analyst relations management.
  • Insight into analyst perspective.
  • Industry expertise.
  • Assistance building our ‘story’ and creating the vendor briefing presentation.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I recently had the pleasure of working with a Jeff Comport, an extremely effective Analyst Relations consultant. His expertise, professionalism and deep industry knowledge was apparent from the start, and he took the time to learn the details of our business.

Jeff used a tailored approach, backed by thorough market research, to create a targeted plan of engagement with analysts. Using his deep Gartner expertise, he anticipated potential challenges and turned them into advantages by showcasing them as strategic opportunities. Creating a narrative from our data was invaluable in our ability to deliver an exceptional briefing to the analysts.

Throughout our collaboration, it was clear our success was Jeff’s success. He coached our employees on Analyst Relations strategy from the perspective of the analyst’s expectations, which enabled us to better respond to the RFI.

If you are seeking an AR consultant who consistently achieves exceptional results, I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Comport.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

An Analyst/Influencer Relations at a large enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

Having just gone through a Forrester Wave with The Skills Connection, it’s undoubted that we would not have received the scores we did without their team. Everything about our response was better. Plus, our lead consultant was constantly available, despite a rough time difference.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We used The Skills Connection to help our placement improve on a Forrester Wave. Our placement was what we wanted.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Highly. They are skilled and know what they are talking about. They improved our work and our submission with every call and challenged us to do better. The results speak for themselves.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

The Skills Connection helped us get a prominent position in a Wave, which will bring attention and new business for our company.

Analyst/Influencer Relations, Large Enterprise Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We have used them to prepare and execute two Gartner analyst briefings.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, they helped us synthesize and communicate a complicated message in a short period of time.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A great briefing

A CEO at an educational institution would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection team were extremely helpful in helping us streamline our Gartner analyst briefing.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Part of the team

The Skills Connection significantly improved our analyst relations strategy and our placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. The provided an excellent complement to our small in house team.

CMO, Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

We turned to the Skills Connection to help us improve our messaging toward our key analysts. The company went beyond and helped us uncover and articulate our true product differentiation which not only sharpened our pitch to the analysts but our overall sales pitch to customers.

CMO, Small Business Security Products & Services Company

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

We’ve been able to find and articulate the true value of our product.

CMO, Small Business Security Products & Services Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, I’d recommend them for their insight and ability to ask the right questions, drawing out the most valuable and useful conclusions.




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