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Plantronics Introduces Enhancements to its Global Channel Partner Program

Connect Partner Program Designed to Improve Sales Organizations and Reward Partners

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:05 pm PDT

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Sydney, Australia
"Our world class learning management system and new rewards programs are designed to do just that."

Sydney, Australia - The rate of innovation and adoption of new communication technology is growing at a rapid pace, challenging companies that sell communication solutions. Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced the launch of new initiatives within its Connect Partner Program designed to enable authorised Connect partners to be more successful by providing them with education and increasing rewards.

The Connect Partner Program originally comprised of technical and pre-sales support, demand generation programs, marketing and sales tools, and firsthand communications about products, trends and more.

“Our channel is one of our most critical assets and we respect and value our partners’ time and hard work. Today we are unveiling three exciting programs designed to make our partners more competitive, better prepared while enabling them with a richer source of knowledge and comprehensive training,” said Graeme Gherbaz, Managing Director at Plantronics. . “Our world class learning management system and new rewards programs are designed to do just that.”

Connect University –Training Program Helps Partners ‘Learn and Earn’
Partners are demanding improved online training from vendors. Plantronics is delivering with Connect University – a world class online Learning Management System (LMS) that offers professionally developed training curriculums, sales specialisations and partner certifications. This program is designed to enable partners to better understand industry trends and solution selling techniques that will drive sales.

Connect Rewards – Incentive and Points Program Helps Partners ‘Reap the Rewards’
This new rewards program incentivises partners for selling Plantronics products, completing training, attending events or webinars and other activities. The online points program is designed to reward engagement as well as sales. Partners can redeem points online and following the performance can choose from a selection of rewards. .

Connect Partner Program – Ever Improving World Class Program
The training and rewards enhancements are additions to existing Connect programs including communications, demand generation programs, marketing and sales tools. The Connect Program, a critical platform for partners, includes a portal that provides sales and marketing resources in one easy to access place.
For more information on the Connect Partner Program, please visit www.plantronics.com/au/connect.

About Plantronics - Simply Smarter Communications®

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com.au or call 03 9326 1653.

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