While the distance between us has never been greater, I’ve spent a lot of time in recent weeks talking to our partner leaders over Webex. The one question I asked everyone was “What can Cisco can do to support your business despite the unique challenges we are all facing?”

Cisco has undoubtedly helped in areas such as financial offers and partner program extensions, but what I heard consistently across organizations of all sizes was that you need guidance on:

  • How your teams can engage with customers differently and with more impact
  • How you can build and close pipeline in this new world more effectively
  • How to develop your management to lead in a remote environment

Today’s new landscape is uniquely challenging and may not ever fully return to the way we knew it before. According to Gartner, 74% of companies plan to permanently shift to more remote work. There is a unique opportunity to create stronger bonds and prepare you and your teams to be successful in this new world. Therefore, we are bringing best-in-class partner training and enablement through our “Take 45” series to ensure our joint success in today’s virtual environment.

The “Take 45” series is designed to give partner sellers, leaders and marketers the tools needed to solve the business problems of today in a series of 45-minute sessions.

There are three tracks available:

Each track will include two 45-minute webinars. All sessions will take place from 2:15 – 3:00 pm ET.

Join them all or register only for the sessions most relevant to you. The first two tracks around virtual engagement and leadership will be hosted by Jason Marks, President of Techrategy, and feature experienced Account Managers who will share how partners can bring a new level of value to their clients and teams. NOTE: These sessions are progressive and designed to build on one another to give ample time to cover each topic in details. Partners should register for both Part 1 and Part 2 of the track in which they are interested.

The Social Media track will feature Jason Gardner, Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn, who will share the power of Social Selling during these times.

Click here for more information about each track and register today!

As we continue to focus on running our business and supporting our customers, I hope you will “Take 45” with us to examine how we can shift to develop long-term, secure remote working strategies.

I look forward to seeing you over Webex!


Stacy Betts

Senior Director

Partner Sales Organization