TalkMeUp Wins Three Gold 2022 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards

Prominent recognition reflects the business impact of breakthrough technology at a time when communication effectiveness is fast becoming a differentiator in the market.

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AI–TalkMeUp, a leader in innovative communication effectiveness technology, won three coveted Brandon Hall Group Gold awards for Excellence in Technology. The recognition was for entries in the following categories:

  • Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology (Learning and Development)
  • Best Advance in Sales Enablement and Performance Tools (SEP)
  • Best Advance in AI for Business Impact (Future of Work)

TalkMeUp’s wins were announced on December 8, 2022. The winners are listed here.

“Developing communication effectiveness throughout a workforce – not just among a select few – is fast becoming one of the most important initiatives organizations are undertaking to gain a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace,” said JJ Xu, CEO and founder of TalkMeUp. “Employing AI/ML makes our solution cost effective, and therefore scalable, which significantly broadens the impact to our customers.”

TalkMeUp is a proven video practice and coaching platform that leverages AI to provide comprehensive analyses of communication style and skill. It enables business professionals to ensure communication effectiveness as they prepare to present to a range of audiences in a variety of situations. Anyone with a cellphone or laptop camera can record themselves 24x7x365, free of judgment and consequence and receive immediate, user-specific, actionable feedback.

The three awards showcased how fintech leader Riskalyze used TalkMeUp. The submissions were focused on the areas of learning and development, sales enablement, and the future of work, which all contribute to market applicability and measurable results the TalkMeUp video practice and coaching technology brings to its customers.

“From our research, we know that more than half of organizations say it is critical to advance the HCM technology ecosystem to succeed in the future of work. Winners of our Excellence in Technology awards are the pace-setters in ensuring employers have the leading-edge tools they need to evolve and prosper in today’s challenging environment,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke.

“We are honored to celebrate the foresight and ingenuity of our Technology award winners!” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “More than 80% of employers are optimistic about advancing digital transformation in 2023, our research shows; this is because these organizations and individuals are laser-focused on technology innovation.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
  • Unique Differentiators: What makes the product unique? How does it differ from any competing products?
  • Value Proposition: What problem does the product solve? What need does this product address?
  • Measurable Results: What benefits can customers expect to experience as a result of using this product?

TalkMeUp developed the first software of its kind and is the technology leader in communication effectiveness. The company continues to innovate and deliver new capabilities that will reinforce its position as a market leader. Learn more about the awards here.

About TalkMeUp 

TalkMeUp, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh with business and engineering roots in Carnegie Mellon University, develops and markets solutions that drive business success through effective communication. The company’s patented, AI-powered flagship offering lets users leverage video to practice and receive instant feedback and coaching on fundamental and strategic messaging, ensuring communicators achieve the desired outcome. TalkMeUp’s mission is to empower every person and every organization all over the world to communicate their message effectively. (

About Brandon Hall Group 

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (


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