Mandel Communications and Orai Partner on the First AI-Driven Learning App Designed to Coach Professionals on their Communication Skills

Capitola, CA – January 18, 2018 – Mandel Communications, industry leader in communication skills training, announced today a technology partnership with Orai, the leading mobile talent development solution that brings personalized coaching to employees at all levels.

Orai combines the latest advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) with Mandel’s world-class communication expertise and content to enable users to objectively assess their communication skills, get actionable feedback on how to improve those skills, and measure results over time.

This “anywhere, anytime” coaching experience is accessible to entire teams across your organization from their mobile devices.

“When Orai was featured in TechCrunch, Fast Company, and Wired, it helped bring a lot of traction. And today, our partnership with Mandel is going to reinforce this growth by incorporating their communication coaching expertise into our platform,” said Danish Dhamani, Co-founder and CEO of Orai.

Mandel is embedding Orai as a personalized performance support tool across all of its presentation, influence, and collaboration workshops—and across all modalities, including classroom, virtual, and digital.

As both a pre-work and reinforcement tool, Orai will help Mandel participants multiply and extend their learning experience.

Not only will Mandel participants have a communication coach at their fingertips for reinforcement, they’ll also be able to use the app for ongoing learning even after formal training has ended.

“The ability to provide Mandel participants with ongoing tips and techniques to help them prep for important conversations and presentations, even right before walking into an unexpected presentation, is priceless,” said Diane Burgess-Faber, Vice President Solutions Design and Client Engagement with Mandel.

“We’re delighted to make this announcement today, and we’re even more excited about the February launch of Orai Pro which will offer clients the ability to build and embed custom scenarios into the app— critical sales readiness tools and dashboards,” said Kate Day, Executive Director, Strategic Implementation Services.

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About Mandel Communications

With a global presence, Mandel helps Fortune 1000 companies drive success by enabling people at every level of the organization to effectively communicate.

In today’s rapidly changing digital environment, communication skills are all the more essential to achieving business transformation.

By ensuring that a company’s talent can present, influence and collaborate in every conversation, meeting, customer interface and team project – Mandel prepares companies to be business-ready.

For more than 25 years, Mandel has been building the critical thinking and speaking skills of high-performing organizations.

To learn how we achieve behavior change in business organizations worldwide – including Cisco, the Hartford, MetLife, Microsoft, Nike and Workday – and align to key performance indicators— contact us.

Measureable, global, and scalable, Mandel training is available across all modalities – live, mobile, virtual, and digital.