TechValidate Research on The Skills Connection

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The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

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

The Skills Connection have been fundamental in continuously challenging and helping us work on all aspects of our analyst engagements, specifically on the end-to-end MQ processes. The ability to understand our product and strategy, and asking the right questions that lead us to find better answers has been fundamental to our results in this area.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

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

Their obsession with ‘results-driven’ work, with reasoned and sound arguments, often led us to move from correct answers to effective answers.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

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

Their contribution was essential in the review process with analysts. Our Account Manager’s contribution was insightful and actionable, leading us to a great result.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We use The Skills Connection in anything related with analysts reports and influence.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, I would. In our experience, and in my perspective, The Skills Connection had a very important influence in the outcome of our interactions with analysts both in inquiries and reports.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

The briefing presentation and product demos that we developed for this evaluation were much stronger than they would have been without The Skills Connection’s guidance. We learned from the process and will be able to apply that knowledge in future evaluations.

By providing clear and strong, experience-based guidance, they helped manage the response and expectations of our management team.

Analyst / Influencer Relations, Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We used The Skills Connection for assistance with a Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes. TSC has a very deep understanding of how analysts operate and what it takes to communicate with them effectively. Our team learned a lot from working with TSC. They are also very professional, consistently honoring all commitments, and they quickly became an integral part of our team. What impressed me most, however, was the way they rallied to our support when we faced a difficult negotiation. You can count on TSC to provide good guidance and to stand by you no matter what.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

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

The Skills Connection understand the influencer business and are incredibly supportive. They helped focus our team throughout a complex vendor evaluation process and got our team members to both understand and embrace the practice of evidence-based communication. They also helped us negotiate an extremely difficult fact review process. They were truly ‘at our back’ every step of the way.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We had very positive results as a result of our engagement with The Skills Connection.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, if a vendor can afford the extra investment the engagement allows you to maximize your relationship with the analyst firm.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

An Analyst / Influencer Relations of a medium enterprise consumer services company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

I’ve found my experience with them to be very positive and valuable.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Product Management of a medium enterprise consumer services company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

I have always had a great experience with The Skills Connection. For the services we have engaged them for, they provide terrific guidance and support and are clearly experts in this field. They constantly challenge us to improve and ‘think differently’ – and we have seen this pay off with great success in the area we have engaged them on.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

The MQ has only just been published, however, we are confident this will result in new business opportunities for us moving forward. Money (and time) well spent.

CMO, Medium Enterprise Telecommunications Equipment Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We used The Skills Connection to help us improve our position in a Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, absolutely. We have succeeded in moving our position from a ‘Niche Player’ in a Gartner MQ to being recognized as one of the ‘Visionaries,’ which is very important for us to be able to compete with other larger players in our industry.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A CMO of a medium enterprise telecommunications equipment company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

By working with The Skills Connection we gained an ‘inside view’ of what Industry Analysts are wanting to hear and a deep understanding of how they will interpret the information they receive. This helped us to tailor our messaging to ensure we pushed the right buttons, all backed-up by the necessary evidence to convince the analysts of our capabilities.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

Anne provided a great evaluation of our previous year’s submissions to Gartner and provided concrete suggestions on how we could improve it. Anne was also a key member of the team that developed our strategy on how to best craft our submission this year.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

We were definitely able to up our game working with The Skills Connection. Their help was definitely a difference-maker for us.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

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

The Skills Connection provided great insight into how Gartner analysts view the market and information provided by vendors.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

The Skills Connection kept the company focused and moving forward in the development of our story and ensured that it’s delivered in a powerful manner.

Sales/Director/Business Development, Small Business Financial Services Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

To develop our story and unique positioning.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, to help bring the knowledge out from a team and present it in a clear manner.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes. The Skills Connection has a holistic view of the process and were extremely helpful in crafting a narrative that resonated with the analyst.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We were looking to leave the competition behind in ‘Niche’ and be well positioned in ‘Leaders’.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

They provided strategic counsel over an intense number of weeks for reports critical to sales enablement and our thought leadership. Both by providing best practices and by working hands-on with us, The Skills Connection provided a clear understanding of the specific needs of the Gartner analysts involved in our Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports – exactly what they really need from surveys, presentations, and references.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We used The Skills Connection to guide us through the journey of building our value proposition for a new SaaS product, identifying and sharpening appropriate use cases, and collecting the evidence to support our suggested product positioning.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I would strongly recommend The Skills Connection based on the value of their counsel and experience.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We used the Skills Connection to help us with the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities submission. They also helped us prepare and practice our presentation for the briefing as well.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I would highly recommend The Skills Connection. They were professional and truly understand the analyst community and their expectations. They helped us create submissions that we know will increase our standings in the next Magic Quadrant and help propel our company to the next level of market presence. They helped us formulate answers to questions that might have negatively impacted us so we could put our best foot forward. They kept us on time and in scope of the project and were there for us the entire time, reviewing our work and making recommendations on how to make it even better. An unexpected benefit is collateral that we can now use with customers, as well that we believe will have a real impact for us in our selling efforts. On top of all that, they were so great to work with, great attitudes, always available when we needed them, super responsive, and we truly felt like they were part of our team. I can’t say enough good things about the work they did for us!

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We used The Skills Connection to help better our position with the Magic Quadrant and to learn how we can best differentiate ourselves for the analysts.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I would definitely recommend The Skills Connection. The people are what sets them apart. They understand the industry and know how to make an impact.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Product Marketing of a medium enterprise telecommunications equipment company said they would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The team at The Skills Connection is first-class. They are easy to work with, have an incredible knowledge of the industry, are quick to react, and really want to make an impact for your company. I would recommend them to anyone.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A CEO of a small business computer services company said they would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection has provided valuable counsel to us as we have navigated through the launch of a new SaaS product.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Strategy Director of a small business computer hardware company said they would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

They were extremely knowledgeable about the Gartner process and their expectations. They went above and beyond working around our schedules to help make our response much better than we would have put together on our own. They helped us put all the information Gartner would want to see in a format they would want to see it in, hitting the points Gartner would care about. Their engagement was extremely valuable to help us hone in on our essential story to help shape our marketing message, as well to help with customer endeavors.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

An Analyst/Influencer Relations of a small business computer hardware company said they would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

They are extremely good at what they do. Through strategic counseling and hands-on editing, they helped us create a concrete, memorable, and credible submission to maximize our ability to move up and left in the Magic Quadrant and score well in the Critical Capabilities report.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction

97% of customers would recommend The Skills Connection.*

97%

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

A CMO of a medium enterprise computer software company is likely to recommend The Skills Connection for the following reason:

Our experience with The Skills Connection during the last year has been very good. We see great value in working with them.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

A Product Marketer of a large enterprise professional services company is very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for the following reason:

Great expertise and strong leadership to drive us through the Magic Quadrant process. Everyone has their day job and Magic Quadrants’ require strong leadership.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

A Product Marketer of a large enterprise computer services company is very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for the following reason:

Overall quality of engagement and ultimately exceeding our desired outcome.




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