TechValidate Research on The Skills Connection

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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.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

The Skills Connection provides very constructive feedback and have the capacity to help craft a storyline and bring out the essential elements. Overall, a good structured approach.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

A CEO of a small business professional services company is likely to recommend The Skills Connection for the following reason:

They have added a lot of value to our Gartner process and help us deal effectively with Gartner – something we struggle with.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

The cooperation with The Skills Connection was essential for us to understand the Gartner Magic Quadrant process and how analysts really think. It has led to a significant improvement in our assessment by Gartner. Beyond that we have gained valuable insights in how to particularly focus the presentation of our solutions on the business value for our customers.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

With The Skills Connection, we gain insight into how analysts think and information they require in the format they require, blended with ability to support clarification of messaging.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

We received exactly the help and services we needed. The result was that we achieved our objective of being included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

An Analyst & Influencer Relations of a medium enterprise security products & services company is very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for the following reason:

Very professional, knowledgeable and can push towards great results.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

The Skills Connection provides highly qualified support in a timely manner. I can recommend the company without any reservations.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

A Product Marketer of a small business computer software company is very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for the following reason:

As the head of marketing at a data security software company, I was very pleased with the insight and guidance provided to us by The Skills Connection in respect of our Gartner Magic Quadrant process. Their collective experience and expertise as former analysts was impressive and evident time and again in our engagement. I can’t think of anyone better to get analyst relations advice from than a strong senior team of former analysts! Best of all, they are great folks to work with and quickly became a liked and trusted extension of the team.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

I’ve been very happy with the service delivered and the positive impact on our Gartner interactions.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

Solid, no-nonsense advice.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

Our consultant knows his stuff, and he is very responsive. This helps us ensure that we’re working on the things that will make the biggest impact for our organization.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

A Product Marketer of a small business computer software company is very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for the following reason:

The insight and experience they bring to the table about the inner-workings at an analyst firm are extremely valuable to ensuring we put the right information forward, in the right format at the right time.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

The Skills Connection provides a level of experience, insight and expertise in analysts relations that is second to none.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

A COO of a small business professional services company is very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for the following reason:

They add great value to the analyst management process.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

It’s a great relationship. They help us stay focused on the strategy with efficient engagement.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

The level of engagement from the team at The Skills Connection makes all the difference. They do not treat each client with boilerplate material. They took the time to review and understand the needs of our company and create a strategic plan to execute.

Why People Say They Recommend The Skills Connection

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

Knowledge and their contribution is enormous.




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