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The Digital Revolution!

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Up 2 Speed is pleased to be firmly placed in the middle of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’; customizing and delivering a range of different solutions around ‘the Digital Revolution’, to a wide selection of leading multinational clients.

Please see below for some major highlights on the Up 2 Speed business in recent times –

  • There has never been so much demand in the Up 2 Speed business as there has been for our newest courseware, Digital Mastery Essentials. Customized and delivered to leading international clients from industries such as IT, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Insurance, Hotels and Logistics, this workshop – delivered via a one or two day Face-to-Face Facilitated version, or a Virtual Facilitated version – teaches our clients not just what this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is all about, but arguably most importantly, how our clients can leverage the Digital Revolution for themselves, their company, and also their clients and prospects.
  • Up 2 Speed’s design team has also been focused on producing a series of videos that cover the key Digital Mastery Essentials topics (ideal for any individuals who cannot attend our workshops). These videos, of 10 minutes maximum run-time, include a Senior Up 2 Speed Facilitator as the presenter, and also use a combination of graphics, animations and illustrations, to make the learner experience as engaging and meaningful as possible. Please click here to view our most recent video produced, on the ‘Introduction to the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
  • Up 2 Speed was delighted to dedicate the services of their Lead Graphic Designer and self-proclaimed “Art Ninja”, Gene Whitlock, to graphically record the recent Lean In Singapore #MentorshipMatters event. Please see above and below for some of the output of the very talented Art Ninja’s graphic recordings from this event. For any learners that are more visual, having Gene to graphically capture the key learnings from presentations and workshops, is a must-have !
  • The Up 2 Speed Pre Sales focused Facilitator team has also been in great demand for extensive delivery of their internationally acclaimed Mastering Technical Sales curriculum. Led by Pre Sales Guru, John Care, the Up 2 Speed team have commenced several new global roll-outs this year for some of the world’s largest Technology companies; customizing and delivering this unique Pre Sales only Professional Skills curriculum around key topics such as Storytelling, Business Value Discovery, Being the Trusted Adviser, White Boarding Skills, and Technical Account Planning.
  • The Up 2 Speed Sales enablement focused Facilitator team has also had a very busy year, delivering a number of Workshops and Sales Kick-off events, to a host of leading Tech companies sales staff spread out across the globe. The team, delivering in locations such as China, Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Italy, England, Russia, France, Germany, Holland, and the U.S.A, and in languages including English, Mandarin, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Russian, French, Italian and German, have had very pleasing success customizing and delivering various parts of the ‘6 Degrees of Sales Excellence’ curriculum, pending our clients specific requirements.

Handimation!

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With the middle of the year fast on approach, Up 2 Speed has certainly been excited with the growth of a wide variety of their business, including with a much larger amount of service delivery in Europe and America. Please see some of the highlights below:

Digital Learning Delivery Highlights

  • Handimation Handimation Handimation ! Up 2 Speed has never had such demand for a Digital Learning service, as it has this year for the new ‘Handimation’ offering; a unique process where our Graphic Designers, led by renowned “Art Ninja” Gene Whitlock, professionally video themselves graphically illustrating key concepts for our clients (a process which, end-to-end, including all production and editing only takes one week!). The end result is a highly engaging, 2 – 4 minute video; ideal for our multinational organizations when they need to communicate key messages to large numbers of staff in different locations across the global (please use the final two images attached, which show ‘Handimation’ in action, with our lead designer, Gene Whitlock)
  •  9 Mini-Modules launched !! Up 2 Speed’s Singapore and India production offices, working closely with great friends and long-term Digital Production sister company, Jam Factory, were delighted to recently have 9 of their Digital Mini-Modules, all produced within the first 5 months of this year, and available for learners via Computer, Mobile and Tablet devices, launched as part of a brand new worldwide Sales Enablement initiative, for world-learning Online Payment provider.
  • Led by arguably the leading Instructional Designer in the Asia Pacific region over the last 15 years (our famous Up 2 Speed Digital Learning Manager, Lillian Tan), Up 2 Speed has now delivered a series of 17 updates, including different versions in English, Mandarin, Japanese and Thai, to their acclaimed global Induction online courseware, produced for world learning provider of document, print and knowledge management solutions.

Customized Facilitator-led Workshop Delivery Highlights

  • Working closely with ‘Pre Sales Professional Skills Guru’, John Care, from close long-term partners, Mastering Technical Sales, Up 2 Speed has been delighted with their progress so far on a new global Pre Sales Professional Skills workshop rollout to a leading international Telecommunications Giant. With over 50 days of delivery now scheduled in 2017, on often ‘untouched’ Pre Sales enablement topics such as ‘Business Value Discovery’, ‘The Lost Art of White Boarding’, and ‘Executive Connection’, Up 2 Speed’s Pre Sales Facilitators are excited to be delivering for this project in locations such as California, Massachusetts, Madrid, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
  • Led by Lead Sales Consultant and Partner, Jim Wagstaff, Up 2 Speed is pleased to be working on a new ‘Value Differentiator Sales Project’ with one of the fastest growing multi-disciplinary Design Firms in the Asia-Pacific region. As a starting point, to ensure all of the Sales Enablement workshop materials are customized and aligned to the exact requirements as needed for this project, Jim and the Up 2 Speed team are conducting a series of over 40 interviews with clients and internal sales and pre sales staff alike; to get their thoughts on the company, the industry and the ‘state of play’.
  • Up 2 Speed has been particularly pleased with the further development of its close collaboration with a leading global management consulting and professional services company; where Up 2 Speed’s experienced Sales Facilitators in Australia, India and Korea, have now delivered over 35 Sales, Partner Sales, and Sales Management focused workshops within the last 8 months.

Quarter 1 coming to a Strong Close

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The first three months of 2017 have been arguably the busiest ever for the Up 2 Speed team, including:

Customized Facilitator-led Workshop Delivery Highlights

  • March is our busiest month ever of customized Face-to-Face workshop deliveries to leading global IT organizations; with 32 individual days of delivery planned, in 8 different languages, in locations across Asia-Pacific, Europe and America
  • A new version of Lead Facilitator, Jim Wagstaff’s, acclaimed ‘6 Degrees of Management Excellence’ program being customized and delivered to a major Software company’s Asia Pacific Management team in Singapore
  • Senior Korea Facilitator, JJ, delivers a new ‘Storytelling’ workshop in Korean to a group of Sales Executives for global Computer Brand in Seoul
  • Senior Japanese Facilitator, Taro, rolls out a series of 4 new, customized Mastering Technical Sales ‘Trusted Adviser’ two day workshops in Japanese to international Telecommunications company’s Pre Sales teams in Tokyo

Digital Learning Delivery Highlights

  • Lead Graphic Designer, Gene ‘Danger’ Whitlock starts his 14th ‘Handimation’ for the year; this time for a leading global Financial Services organization; helping to provide an innovative, engaging and concise way to communicate the key reasons why Relationship Managers across the globe should start using a new Process to manage their teams. Please click here for a sample of our Handimation product, our most popular deliverable in 2017 so far!
  • The Up 2 Speed eLearning team has recently commenced an innovative, new Compliance focused module; helping to communicate key messages to Online Travel Agents across the region who help set pricing standards for one of the largest hospitality brands globally.
  • Digital Learning Manager, Lillian ‘Chairman’ Tan, helps kick-off a series of Product focused Mini eLearning modules for one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods providers in the world; with a major focus on connecting with their always ‘on-the-go’ sales staff in a new way that better suits their ongoing learning needs, when they need it, how they need (where all learning will again be accessible via computer, tablet and handheld devices)

2017 off to a Flying Start

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The new year has seen a huge amount of activity already underway for the Up 2 Speed team in January, including:

Customized Facilitator-led Workshop Delivery Highlights

  • 7 days of Executive Level Selling Skills workshops delivery, for leading global Consultancy Organization, to be delivered in Korea, Australia and India
  • 3 days of Customer Strategy Mapping workshops to leading Computer Organization’s China Sales team
  • A New ‘Platinum Selling Skills’ customized program to be rolled out to international Hardware and Software organization’s sales teams in Europe
  • Up to 10 days of consultation by Lead Consultant, Jim Wagstaff, to produce a bespoke Sales Training program for premier Online Payment Provider’s Asia and EMEA sellers

Digital Learning Delivery Highlights

  • Digital Assets Project kick-off for award-winning international Hotel Chain ~ including the design and delivery of one, 5 minute fully customized Digital Asset per month over the next 8 months; helping their Finance Staff and Partners to clearly see the value in using specific, advanced Revenue Management Tools
  • Digital Assets Project kick-off for premier global Insurance provider ~ with the delivery of one, 5 minute Digital Asset every month for 12 months; focused on enhancing staff members Business Acumen levels

Flat-chat September Coming to a Close

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The ninth month of the calendar year has seen a huge amount of activity taking place for Team Up 2 Speed, including:

Custom Facilitator Workshop Highlights

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  • 27 days of facilitation across the Asia-Pacific region in total, including delivery in English, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin
  • 2 days of ‘6 Degrees of Selling Skills’ customized and delivered to global Computer and Services provider in Singapore
  • 4 days of ‘Platinum Sales Skills’ workshops; customized and delivered to world renowned ground-handling and in-flight catering service provider
  • Tailored Distributor and Partner Reseller Sales Enablement workshops; rolled out in Beijing and Tokyo

Digital Learning Delivery Highlights

  • Customized Noodle Factory rollout to entire Asia-Pacific Sales Team at leading global Software Services organization. This includes 2 of the acclaimed customized Digital Assets being released each month for each Sales Team member – to use for learning/ reinforcement and presentation purposes – in this instance customized with focuses on specific Customer Success Stories.
  • Design and delivery of new ‘Sales Toolkit’ eLearning module, in English, Japan and Mandarin versions, to all customer facing staff at award-winning international Hotel Chain

Action Packed Start to June

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The first two weeks of the month have seen some serious action taking place for Team Up 2 Speed including:

Facilitation highlights

  •  7 New Hire workshops delivered with great feedback- in Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur – on White Boarding Skills to Pre Sales staff at leading global IT organization
  • Custom Sales Process Skills workshops in Singapore, Bangkok and Beijing to major Technology company sales teams
  • Sister organization Peak Teams Asia; delivering new corporate Vision & Values launch in Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur to large Asia-Pacific financial services institution

Online Delivery highlights

  • Delivery of new ‘Pricing Standards’ eLearning Module for all customer facing staff at leading international Hotel organization
  • Video Production of new Management Simulation completed for major Asia-Pacific bank (to complement and enhance workshop learning)