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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.

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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.

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:

I think The Skills Connection helped us in all the aspects related to the wave and MQ (RFI, Demo, briefing) in a way that could not have been achieved without them.

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 support was excellent, profound, and always very professional so that we always had the feeling of being best served.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

66% of respondents confirmed that engagement with The Skills Connection has led to a tangible increase in new business opportunities.

The Skills Connection Customer Statistic

91% of surveyed customers gained confidence communicating the unique value of their solution to analysts with The Skills Connection.

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The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

66% of clients indicated that the money they spent with The Skills Connection proved to be a great investment.

The Skills Connection Customer Statistic

77% of surveyed customers effectively communicates the unique value of their products / services from working with The Skills Connection.

77%

The Skills Connection Customer Statistic

61% of surveyed customers positively shifted their position in the MQ/Wave/Marketscape from working with The Skills Connection.

61%

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Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

An Analyst/Influencer Relations at a large enterprise financial services company is very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

High quality of consultant who helped us. High quality of the insights and the role that TSC consultant provided in the process – an external voice to challenge and improve our response.

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Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

A CFO at a medium enterprise computer software company is very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

I had a great experience, very smooth process with a knowledgable team.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Value Provided

As a result of The Skills Connection, we leaped into the Leaders Quadrant, thus ensuring we will be shortlisted when competing for a bid.

Analyst/Influencer Relations, Large Enterprise Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We used The Skills Connection as an extension to our Analyst Relations, Product Marketing, and Project Management Teams. They were phenomenal and were a great source of support as we went through each step of the evaluation.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I would wholeheartedly recommend The Skills Connection because they have tried and true knowledge and expertise in their field. This expertise was gained from firsthand experience of having worked at the highest levels within the analyst firms. Thus, they know how the analysts digest information and provide assistance to the teams which lead to phenomenal results.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

From start to finish, members of The Skills Connection were top-notch, professional, and very skillful at their craft. They quickly gained the trust of the team and provided invaluable input at each step of the evaluation.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

To augment our internal team for important Magic Quadrant (MQ) projects

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, they were a huge help and invaluable to us achieving our goals on the recent MQ we participated in.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Value Provided

They were able to help us hone our story and improved our survey submission, briefing deck and demo for our recent Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) project. I truly believe we benefited in our MQ position because of their help and advice.

Product Marketing, Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

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Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

The team was invaluable with our recent Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) project. They coached us and enabled us to succeed in all our goals.




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