Peak Presence Incorporated Announces Microsoft Partner-Ready University

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The innovative educational program for Microsoft Partners - Partner-Ready University - includes training, templates, and individualized consulting for companies to propel businesses forward.

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Not only will partners benefit from learning how to market and sell their services, they also will have the opportunity to network with other partners as part of this program. We also provide each student with consulting services that are included as part of the tuition.

Peak Presence Incorporated announced today the opening of enrollment in their innovative educational program for Microsoft Partners – Partner-Ready University. Partner-Ready University is a cost-effective training and mentoring program for Microsoft Partners of all levels including web casts, useful business templates, networking opportunities, and personalized support from Peak Presence Incorporated marketing and sales specialists.

“Our experience as former Microsoft employees and partners is now available to a much broader audience with the launch of Partner-Ready University”, stated John Chasse, President of Peak Presence Incorporated, “Not only will partners benefit from learning how to market and sell their services, they also will have the opportunity to network with other partners as part of this program. We also provide each student with consulting services that are included as part of the tuition.”

The programs of Partner-Ready University cover important pre-sales activities such as message development, value proposition, creation of value in offerings, and developing a balanced mix with intended marketing programs and venues. The program goes beyond marketing by including relevant information for Microsoft partners such as how to complete the partner application, explanation of Microsoft Partner Program Competencies, and how to best take advantage of the many programs and benefits of being a Microsoft Partner.

Sales effectiveness is a key focus of the program as well. Courses include ideas on how to integrate Solution Selling into sales methodologies, leads generation programs and services, as well as repositioning sales programs when business focus or technology changes occur.

To round out the program, Peak Presence Incorporated will have invited “Professors” who will touch upon relevant topics including business management concepts, new technology or product releases, and strategies for business growth. Guest lecturers will be from allied Partner Services Organizations, Microsoft, and other organizations.

“The program launched as a pilot on August 9, 2006, and response has been very strong”, continued Chasse, “Our introductory pricing of $295 per month has attracted many Microsoft Partners and includes 3 hours of individual support from our team. Companies enrolling in Partner-Ready University will find immediate benefit in the program by taking advantage of the web casts, templates, and advice our team offers. This is the best way we know of for partners to educate their staff quickly on marketing and sales fundamentals specific to the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem.”

Information on enrollment in the program can be found at Peak Presence Incorporated’s main university webpage or by calling their Long Beach, California office at 888.784.PEAK (7325).

ABOUT PEAK PRESENCE INCORPORATED

Peak Presence leadership brings combined experience in consulting, technology, sales, design, and marketing to help clients narrow focus, develop new business opportunities, and expand upon existing relationships. With nearly 25 years of combined experience working with and for Microsoft, they are well-qualified to assist any technology-focused company.

A national marketing and sales consulting practice comprised of former Microsoft Employees or Partners, Peak Presence team members have successfully launched new products while at Microsoft, designed portions of programs that are the Microsoft Partner Program today, and helped Gold and Certified Microsoft Partners to align their strategies with Redmond's.

Peak Presence Incorporated is a Charter Member of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners in Southern California, member of IAMCP in the Denver/Mountain region, and has offices in California, Colorado, and Georgia.

Peak Presence Incorporated is a privately held company headquartered in Long Beach, California and founded in late 2004 to bring focus, education, and expert-level consulting to emerging and growing Microsoft Partners of all levels.

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