Nearly 700 sales, training, and learning and development professionals from over 130 leading companies attended Allego’s S3 Virtual Showcase. While Allego holds its annual Sales Success Summit (S3) annually in person, due to the impact of COVID-19, Allego hosted a Virtual Showcase featuring some of the most highly anticipated conference content, including Allego executive keynotes and presentations from customers, including Baxter International, Jackson National Life Distributors LLC and TherapeuticsMD.
The event was a blend of live and pre-recorded content presented in an interactive format. Leveraging Allego’s proprietary technology, conference attendees were invited to watch pre-recorded presentations at their own pace, by changing the playback speed, pausing and rewinding content. This option allowed attendees the flexibility to participate according to their own schedules, without missing content due to distractions that may occur while working from home. The platform also offers a collaborative element, where attendees could add comments and questions for presenters directly into the video’s timeline.
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The event kicked off with a keynote session featuring Allego CEO and Co-Founder, Yuchun Lee, and moderated by President and Co-Founder, Mark Magnacca. During the session, the two discussed the increased importance of virtual training to help employees be successful, especially as teams adapt to physical distancing.
“Now more than ever, it’s important to put the employee at the center of your organization and figure out what they need in order to be productive,” said CEO Lee. “We know how challenging these times are for everyone and the value of teamwork and collaboration within the organization is at an all-time high. We built Allego to deliver on this continuum of learning, content and collaboration in the flow of work to help every employee to be as successful as possible.”
The second keynote, presented by Allego VP of Products Andre Black, shared a sneak peak of the Allego 2020 product roadmap, including a preview of Allego 6, one of the most comprehensive platform updates in the company’s history. With a focus on helping employees learn in the flow of work, Black’s session highlighted the importance of call coaching, more customizable learning paths and smarter content curation that aligns with teams’ actual usage, behaviors and outcomes.
Customer Trailblazer Presentations
The S3 Virtual Showcase concluded with three case study presentations led by Allego customers as part of the annual Allego Trailblazer Awards competition. The competition highlights real-world Allego experiences shared by three innovative customers. This year’s Trailblazer Award finalists included Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Tim Kingsford, Senior Manager, Learning, Innovation and Operations), Jackson National Life Distributors LLC (Annabel Chynces, AVP of Distribution Training and Development) and TherapeuticsMD (Melissa Bryant, Senior National Training Manager).
This year’s finalists were selected from a pool of submissions by a panel of esteemed judges, including Nancy Nardin, Founder, Smart Selling Tools & Co-Founder, Vendor Neutral; Lori Richardson, CEO and Founder, Score More Sales & President, Women Sales Pros; and Tim Hagen, Chief Coaching Officer, Progress Coaching.
Attendees voted live during the virtual conference and chose Jackson National Life Distributors, a leading provider of retirement products for industry professionals and their clients, as the 2020 Trailblazer Award winner for its impactful use of Allego’s sales learning and readiness platform. During her session, Annabel Chynces shared how Jackson used Allego to improve its Career Development Program and help train wholesalers throughout the selling process with the use of video learning.
“We’re thrilled to have been named Allego’s 2020 Trailblazer Award winner,” said Chynces. “We’ve seen tremendous success from our wholesalers after our initial rollout of the Allego platform and are looking forward to using Allego to continue to evolve our training programs and improve communications with our advisors in a compliant way.”
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Allego’s agile learning and readiness platform ensures that sales reps and other key employees have the skills and timely knowledge to make the most of each selling situation or initiative. Instead of traditional onboarding and training marathons–which are rapidly outdated and quickly forgotten– enablement and training teams use Allego to deliver the fresh, bite-sized learning that employees need to close deals in today’s dynamic business environment. Content is personalized and mastered through reinforcement, on-the-job coaching, and peer collaboration. Hundreds of thousands of professionals use Allego to onboard faster, deliver consistent messaging, rapidly adopt best practices, coach and practice more frequently, and collaborate more effectively. To learn more about Allego and agile learning and readiness, please visit www.allego.com.