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Richardson Launches eLearning Platform & Two Diagnostic Tools at ASTD 2007

Richardson to Launch New eLearning Platform and Two New Diagnostic Tools at The American Society of Training and Development Conference – June 4-6, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — May 30, 2007 — Richardson , a leading sales, service, and sales training and consulting firm, today announced that they will be launching Richardson QuickSkills ™ (RQS) 5.0, a new customizable eLearning platform, at the upcoming American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) International Conference and Exposition, June 4-6 in Atlanta, GA – Booth #1525. In addition to a new user interface that improves navigation and the overall user experience, RQS 5.0 will now feature tools that allow for more rapid design and development of customized and tailored eLearning programs.

By allowing Richardson to customize more efficiently, Richardson can fully answer the needs of global clients. RQS 5.0 eLearning programs can be developed to directly reflect a company’s specific sales issues, opportunities, and situations. Richardson will also be able to create both international and industry-specific versions with the new RQS 5.0. Richardson QuickSkills ™ eLearning can be used as a stand-alone training tool or blended with a customized Richardson sales training seminar.

“Richardson is excited to again have a significant presence at this year’s American Society of Training and Development Conference and Exposition, the industry’s premier event,” says David DiStefano, President, and CEO of Richardson. “The show offers Richardson a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the depth and breadth of our integrated sales and service training products and services, launch new products including Richardson QuickSkills ™ version 5.0, our customizable eLearning curriculum, and discuss how we might provide strategic solutions for those show attendees looking for sales performance improvement. We also look forward to spending time with our clients and sharing best practices that have propelled Richardson to its leading position in our industry.”

Richardson will also be launching two new Richardson SkillGauge® diagnostic tools – Consultative Negotiations and Consultative Selling for Pharmaceutical Representatives – at the 2007 Conference. These web-based diagnostic tools are designed to identify performance gaps and opportunities for development and are a part of Richardson’s award-winning library of SkillGauge® diagnostic tools.

Richardson SkillGauge® is an award-winning portfolio of comprehensive diagnostic tools covering a variety of sales, service, and sales management topics. Offered in a convenient, online way Richardson SkillGauge® helps identify performance gaps to maximize the ROI of training.

Richardson will be providing complimentary demonstrations of both RQS 5.0 eLearning and Richardson SkillGauge ® diagnostic tools at Booth #1525 for the duration of the ASTD Expo.


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