Collaboration Perfect Pitch

How it works

This exciting new competition will see Cisco and Distributors working alongside their Channel Partners to come up with the perfect sales pitch for Cisco's Collaboration Architecture.

Here's how it works:


Tuesday, July 1st, 2014: Registrations open

Partners and Distributors' account managers and sales specialists for Collaboration are all eligible to compete. Click here to nominate or register. Candidates will be contacted by their Cisco Partner Account Manager and/or Cisco Partner Systems Engineer and plan the start date for the internal competition at your location by the end of registrations.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014: Registrations close

Registrations close at 5pm AEST, so make sure you have filled out the online form before then to be in the running!

Get Practicing your presentation!


Monday, 1 September 2014: Start of Round One

Partner internal competition - Account Managers and Product Sales Specialists compete live at the Partner or Distributors State office, Cisco Partner Account Managers and Cisco Video Product Sales Specialists will select a single finalist to compete at the next round. Round one is to be completed by 1st October 2014.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014: Round Two

Country Level - Our semi-finalists pitch off via TelePresence at your local Cisco Office or via WebEx to our panel of expert judges to win a coveted place at the Grand Final Round. There will be three finalists selected per country to go to the final round.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014: Round Three

Theater Level - The Grand Final via TelePresence and televised via WebEx webinar. Our Grand Finalists will showcase their talent and pitch one last time to determine first, second and third place for each of the Cisco theatres: ANZ, ASEAN, GREATER CHINA, INDIA, JAPAN, KOREA. These will all be in local languages. Please note that ASEAN finals will be in ENGLISH.

Monday, 20 October 2014: Winners Announced

The moment we've all been waiting for: the Grand Prize winning pitch will be announced for each Theatre live via webinar and email. Winners will travel together to the Cisco Collaboration Summit 2014 in Los Angeles. Flight, hotel and event fees up to the value of $5,000 USD are to be won for First prize. Second prize winners will be awarded with a $1,000 USD MasterCard debit card, and third prize winners will get a $700 USD MasterCard debit card.

Register today for your chance to win!

Registration ends 1st September 2014:

Competition Schedule:

Your prize-winning schedule:

18th Jun 2014
External Launch Webinar
9th Jul 2014
Registration Open
1st Sep 2014
Round one partner/disti
1st Oct 2014
Round two Asia partner/disti
15th Oct 2014
Round three theater Final
20th Oct 2014
Announce Winners
17th -20th Nov 2014
Cisco Collaboration Summit 2014

For More Information: E-mail

How to sell us the Perfect Pitch

Show us what you're made of - but keep in mind that we're looking for excellence in the following areas:

  • Why Cisco (40%)
  • Why now (40%)
  • Creative (20%)