“I was an ‘early adopter’ of the Next Level Exchange training and have been a huge fan from the beginning! I love the Foundation Training program – and having it facilitated really brought it to another level of impact. It made the content ‘come alive’ in a way reading and watching alone hadn’t done! Loved it – I’d recommend it to everyone, new or not, as a way to really develop as a professional.”

Peg Newman, Managing Partner Sanford Rose Associates – Salt Lake City

“The Facilitated Foundation Training is awesome. It frees up my time to focus on building the business, yet we could trust our new hires are held accountable. Many thanks!”

Brian Haugh, Recruiting Manager Chicago Search Group

“This was the single most effective use of time dedicated to personal and professional growth that I have experienced in the last 10 years.”

David Hayes, President HireMinds

“We just completed our first NLE TV session this morning and we give it a 10+. The content and delivery of the “Building a Collaborative Client Relationship” module were excellent. We are downright enthusiastic about future NLE TV presentations. It’s without question the best investment we can make in ourselves and our people.”

Joseph B. Hunt Senior Partner Hunt Executive Search

“Getting involved with Next Level training has been a game changer for my business. We’ve only just begun using the Next Level TV resources, but have worked these into a weekly professional development session (Lunch & Learn) to keep our team constantly improving, and the feedback so far has been great.”

Rick Harcourt, President Harcourt Recruiting Specialists Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

“The NLE Foundation Training Program is some of the best training available today. This can be used for rookies or that tenured recruiter looking to get sharper with their skills. We have been able to maintain a revenue growth of 30% at our offices largely because of the NLE program. We especially like the week by week breakdown and the amazing support that the NLE team offers if and when we have any questions. This is an invaluable tool for us and I would recommend it for any search firm owner looking to train that Rookie recruiter/ existing team or that solo producer looking to go to the Next Level in performance.”

Craig Libis, CEO Executive Recruiting Consultants

“I found both the Candidate and Client series valuable to my office. Jeff’s presentation demonstrates a common sense, no nonsense approach to the recruitment & search profession with proven methodologies that are indeed effective. The practices and methods he describes do not delineate between retained, contingency/success fee, contract/temp, etc. but instead, the skills he shares are effective and valuable, regardless of style or market focus. The recruiters on my team enjoyed and gained good information from the series that either confirmed what they do is on the right track or, gave them new ways to more effectively approach their activities that has enhanced their abilities. Having spent half my recruiting and search career in the U.S and now the second-half in Continental Europe, I can attest that the methods Jeff Kaye discusses are just as applicable outside the U.S. and in some cases are even more effective in the International market.”

Michael Mayher, CSM, Managing Partner MRI Worldwide Prague, Czech Republic

“I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jeff Kaye first when I opened my business back in 1995, at which time he was a presenter at many of the MRINetwork Conferences; and subsequently throughout the years where we have found Jeff to be one of the best mentors, trainers and consultants in the recruiting industry. In addition, he owned and managed the most successful office in the MRINetwork; hence, he understands the business! His performance goes above anything we have experienced before in the recruiting industry. Our Managing Partner, Gary Ellerman, uses all of his training materials, including the Marketing and Recruiting training program and we have found them to be a lifeline to knowledge in this industry for our new and tenured recruiters. We at Management Recruiters of Madison, Inc. owe a magnitude of gratitude to Jeff for all of the golden nuggets he has shared over the years and in his training programs. These are only words, and they fall short of the praise that Jeff and his team deserve.”

Patricia Capanna, President MRI of Madison

“Our office has been using the NLRT training DVD’s since the first series – Candidate Series – was launched spring 2007. One of the core issues in today’s war for talent is mastering your markets and building your own market niche based upon Function Industry Location Level. This has helped each consultant in organization to grow their business to all time high in 2007, with our office up more than 90% on billing/cash in this year. We are located in a market with 200.000 people in a 1 hour circle. Which means that the geographical market must be much broader. More than 90% of our business is retained, but having started to use the NLRT new Client Series we see that we have a lot to gain on the marketing side. I recommend the DVD’s – not only to US offices, but also international recruitment companies that want to grow their business onwards. The NLRT DVD’s are presented in an understandable way to international recruiters, too, and is an important part of our training programme. Many thanks for doing this, Jeff!”

Trond Larsen, Owner and CEO Scandinavian Search Group, Norway

“I have known Jeff Kaye for the past 15 years. His approach to executive search blends creativity and innovation with pragmatic strategies and tactics that are proven to get results. Kaye/Bassman has been ranked consistently in the top 10 executive search firms nationwide over the past 10 years. This high performance culture results from a training and development system that Kaye/Bassman has refined and perfected over the years. This series is a “no brainer” for rookies and tenured A/Es who want to take their practice to the next level. Jeff has conducted a number of training sessions in our office and I can assure you that your investment in this program will pay high dividends.”

Karl Dinse, Managing Partner Management Recruiters of Sacramento

“Next Level had created one of the finest examples of recruiter training that exists in today’s recruiting marketplace bar none. Whether you’re a rookie or a pro the name says it all – and this is the training product that will take you to the Next Level. If I had one product or training system to invest in to train, motivate and grow myself or my recruiters with this would be it.”

Bill Vick, President www.BillBillers.org

“Thank you for providing an incredible training series on candidate recruiting that will allow anyone from ‘rookies’ to pro’s in recruiting to achieve their goals. I am excited to incorporate your introductory series into my firm’s initial and ongoing training program. As one of our industry’s top firms with a winning team of professionals I truly admire and respect, it is wonderful to be able to utilize the practices and techniques that have allowed KBIC to attain an impressive track record of growth and achievement. As always, your charismatic delivery is informative and motivating! In addition, my team really enjoyed hearing tips directly from top KBIC search consultants including Mike Kittelson and Jeff Wittenberg. As part of the MRINetwork, we have always enjoyed training from the KBIC team. Nick Turner, Shawn Desgrosellier, Matt Steffe, Holly Wittenberg, Krista Dawson, John McAfee and many others have provided us with excellent advice and approaches to our business over the past 7 years. I’m thrilled to finally have this training on DVD to share with my team.

Thank you again for providing us with your wisdom and insight. I anxiously await your next series!”

Glenda Church Smith, President & CEO OM5 Dallas

“In my opinion, there is no such thing as ever taking a risk in listening to Jeff Kaye. If anyone is willing to invest the time to watch your new training video’s, they can not help but open their minds to a multitude of new ways to think about their practices. Your pragmatic approach and real life ideas are the keys to a successful business. As always you continue to be a strong influence in the growth of our business.”

Robert Klein, Managing Partner Management Recruiters of Willow Grove

“I am approaching my ten year anniversary in the recruiting industry and our firm has always had an aggressive grwoth strategy. The key to our success will always be focused around hiring the the best talent in our market, and then effectively grooming and coaching them to the next level. If we experience the high turnover many of our competitors are experiencing, we could never achieve our aggressive goals cost effectively. To that end, I look for firms in the market that have already implemented and achieved what we hope to. Jeff Kaye, and Kaye/Bassman are the team we have chosen to emulate. He is a proven leader, and continues to think outside the box in every conversation we have. Our goal is to perform in the top 1% of the recruiting world, and we have agreed to partner with Jeff Kaye and use their consulting and training offerings to help us reach the top. Thanks Jeff for all you have done for us and are about to do for us.”

Tom Near, President & CEO NEAR & Associates

“We ordered the Candidate series DVD’s based on our respect and admiration for the KBIC team. I can tell you we have not been disappointed. Initially, our plan was to review the series as our morning meeting topics for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, there was such an overwhelming response from the individuals within our firm that we have continued using the candidate series as our morning meeting discussions. Jeff provides a simple and easy to follow platform to recruiting candidates. He adds new and innovative techniques as well as reinforcement of the “blocking and tackling” skills we sometimes overlook to become successful in the Executive Search industry”

Scott Chadbourne Managing Director

“When I first learned of Jeff Kaye’s new training series, there was never a doubt that I would be adding it to our training arsenal. His talent and accomplishments as a recruiter and business builder are extraordinary. These DVD’s are just what I expected, exceptional! By the time the set is complete, it will truly be the “Best in Class” product that you would expect from Jeff Kaye. These DVDs are clearly the finest that I have seen and just what we needed. There is a tremendous amount of information packed into each DVD, so I know that they will get great repeated use. Whether you are a rookie or a seasoned manager, there is much to glean from these DVD’s.”

Drue DeAngelis, Managing Partner The De Angelis Group

“I thought the first series (Candidate Series) was very good. The greatest value my team realized was the amount of work necessary to be successful in the search process. It was eye-opening for them to realize that these steps are well thought out, well constructed and necessary to doing the job the right way. Thanks for helping me emphasize to my team that this isn’t an easy business – it requires practice, commitment and focus.”

Doug Johnson President, Valor Partners

“I would like to comment on your DVD series and your coaching. Even after all these years in business its nice to see a pro at work. You cover all the basis in the DVD series and really get behind the true issues in the series. Clearly, you designed the series to show both new and experienced recruiters, if you follow a system you can win. Everything is predictable in the business and you make that very clear in tape after tape.”

Dan Levy, CEO DNA Search, Inc.

“We have started using the Next Level Recruiting Training course for all our new recruiting staff. The structure of the Modules and Chapters is well defined. People new to the industry can easily identify the themes and duration of each module and the learning progresses in a clearly defined way. The supporting documentation supplements the learning process well and allows students to concentrate on the presentation without having to take copious notes. Similarly the written notes shown on the screen help students to absorb the information.A particular strong point is Jeff Kaye himself. He is a brilliant public speaker and his enthusiasm and obvious motivation for the search business coupled with his stories make the lessons very entertaining and lively. Jeff teaches the basic technical knowledge and shows how to apply the concepts in reality. He is an amazing communicator who not only teaches but motivates new hires to see our profession as exciting, motivating and offering real career opportunities.”

John Steele, President MRI Manserv AG, Switzerland

“We actually spent 2 months 5 days a week watching, doing, reviewing and summarizing your series. This series was great. It does not matter if you have been in our business for years (I am 23 years) or if it is your first week. The Golden Nuggets are priceless. Put us down for your marketing series! Don’t let us wait any longer!”

Joni Lampl, President/Managing Partner Management Recruiters of Pittsburgh-North, Inc.

“Jeff Kaye is the brightest mind we have in the recruiting industry today. As the owner of a sister company to Kaye/Bassman for several years, I have seen his organization from an insider’s perspective. He has consistently been a thought leader and innovator over the past 10+ years, and his results speak for themselves. However, what I like best about Jeff Kaye is not his many successes, but rather who he is as a person. I am proud to call him my friend as well as my colleague.”

Kent Burns, Owner, MRINetwork – Indianapolis and author of What’s Your Why?

“You’ve done a masterful job in your first candidate side series. We have developed newbie training programs here that have gone from about a week to about three weeks using several different trainers as the backbone. But, after reviewing your new series with my recruiting staff, we’ve decided to completely redesign our training for newbies using your candidate series as the basis of the program. It is flexible enough for most recruiting firms to incorporate into whatever particular training/trainer bent that they currently employ, and you seem to have gone out of your way to use language and concepts that are universal in the search and placement industry. I have, and I will continue to recommend your training DVD’s to everyone. It’s just great stuff!!!”

Tony Ciaramitaro President, Corporate Search Consultants VP, Florida Association of Personnel Services

“Would you rather be trained to play golf by Tiger Woods or the assistant pro at the local public course? Jeff Kaye and his Next Level Recruiting Training program clearly demonstrate what a winner is all about – and how they reached the top of their profession. And the winners have crafted a program that is a must for rookies and seasoned vets alike.”

Paul Hawkinson, Editor The Fordyce Letter

“Darren and I have co-worked numerous projects in the offbeat world of new media. His consistently fresh approach to problem-solving, aligned with his in-depth knowledge of web, video and audio has allowed us to present solutions to our clients that are way, way outside the box. As a vendor to Darren, we’ve always appreciated the flexibility in allowing us to submit numerous creative options, coupled with the trust to know that we are firmly in his camp. It makes for an environment where we can can both give and get some pretty amazing results.”

Dane Miller, President and Senior Creative Mgr. Azure Marketing Communications, Inc.

“I can’t thank you enough! You have elevated our marketing efforts to a level I never thought we would be able to achieve. The ElectroMails are great!”

Mellie LeMeilleure, Marketing Director Operation Kindness

“(ElectroMail video marketing) creates a sense of intimacy with employees and key customers that’s only second to being there. It’s an important part of the M&A Partners program.”

Jim Jeffries, Chairman M&A Partners

“It was less expensive for us to use ElectroMail versus direct mail to reach decision-makers. Since ElectroMail was more efficient AND more effective, it was an easy decision for us regarding which medium to use.”

Chip Fichtner, Sales and Marketing Director Viseon Video

“In my 35 years of sales, I’ve never seen anything work as good as ElectroMail. I was able to touch base with ALL my customers in one day. I received many emails, phone calls and secured a multi-million dollar contract…..all in one day. ElectroMail saved my company thousands of dollars in travel and entertainment, and closed business faster.”

Andy McDougal Georgia Gulf Corporation

“Darren is a unique talent. He knows how to effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences with exactly the right tools that always produce the intended result.”

Tim White, Managing Partner Kaye/Bassman International Corp.

“I have over 50 new contacts at my account with whom I need to develop a relationship. I’m using ElectroMail as an immediate way to introduce myself to and build rapport with each of them.”

Brian Armstrong Hewlett-Packard

“My business is about time…FACE time and DOWN time. ElectroMail dramatically reduces the down time and increases my face time because it greases the skids of my clients and prospects at every stage of the sales process.”

Regional Vice President Global Annuities Firm

“Darren has played a critical role in helping us increase our brand exposure through electronic and print mediums. His knowledge of marketing communications is vast and his thoroughness and professionalism is excellent.”

Managing Partner & Chief Leadership Officer Leading Retained Executive Search Firm

“I have had several people call to say they were impressed by how easy it was to register for our Nokia Sugar Bow National Championship Event. Your team did a great job and the results show it.”

Ginger Garza Nokia

“Among the hundreds of e-mail messages that I get each day, much of it unsolicited junk, a short note that launched in my inbox recently stood out from the rest. I couldn’t resist.”

Alan Goldstein Dallas Morning News

“Darren is a complete professional. I really appreciate the time and care he has taken with me and my company to help us through some of our marketing programs. Darren provides extremely high value to us as a customer – always seeking ways to help improve our brand and image. Without question I recommend Darren for any project — you’d be lucky to have him on the team.”

Jon Davis, Director Matrix Resources

“We’re always on the lookout for innovative ideas for marketing and communicating our event, and this video e-mail invitation fits right in. We were thoroughly impressed. you created a dynamic, attention-grabbing invitation, and in today’s busy world, it’s critical to reach people uniquely to get them to respond.”

Rick Baker, President AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic

“Our competition doesn’t have anything even CLOSE to this (ElectroMail), so it really separates us from them.”

Lou McErlean, Vice President of Sales and Marketing New Media Gateway

“Darren is a tremendous value-add for any organization. He always maintains great industry knowledge and awareness so the service he provides is second to none. He is fun to work with and always has great attitude and demeanor. Given the chance, I will always choose to work with him!”

Shane Graham, Partner & Practice Leader, Insurance Practice Kaye/Bassman International Corp.

“Darren is one of the most talented marketing executives I know. He has always been at the forefront in leveraging technology to create high impact messages. He is a valued resource with integrity, leadership skills and a strong work ethic.”

Jim Jeffries, Chairman M&A Partners

“We have had a tremendous amount of positive feed back. Our video email message has touched thousands of households in Plano. This has been an unique method of communicating to the voters.”

Ken Lambert, Candidate for City of Plano Mayor Plano Texas

“Darren is absolutely OUTSTANDING at what he does! He helped us develop a fully integrated brand for our search firm, including website, print (cards, letterhead, envelopes), and helped us develop our messaging to the market. He made the process easy and enjoyable, and always exceeded our expectations in every way. We have gotten overwhelmingly positive feedback on our branding from clients, candidates, and partners within the recruiting industry. The functionality is top notch, and is scalable as we continue to grow and evolve in the future. I give Darren my strongest possible recommendation, and will continue to work with him for all of my firm’s marketing needs.”

Jordan Rayboy, President and CEO Rayboy Insider Search

“Video email (ElectroMail) is high-touch, low-cost communications technology that cuts through the clutter, and a perfect fit for Jackson’s business model.”

Phil Wright, Vice President Marketing Communications Jackson National Life Insurance

“Darren McDougal’s insight into cutting-edge, marketing communication has provided our firm and my team an ongoing and strategic marketing strategy. He is an expert in leveraging social media, creating unbelievable marketing collateral and advising us on how to most effectively and efficiently utilize these tools. He has an incredible eye for detail and his finished product definitely helps separate us from our competition. He has created some of the most sophisticated systems, intranet, web design, marketing collateral, and branding to both internal and external clients. I believe anyone who is seeking to create or accentuate your brand that Darren’s expertise warranted.”

Marty Shapan, Managing Partner, Construction and Real Estate Practice Kaye/Bassman International

“Darren is a consummate professional. We worked together on two video projects for Next Level Recruiting Training. Darren did an excellent job of directing the taping process from start to finish, and offered excellent suggestions on content and delivery. My work is better because of Darren’s influence.”

Kent Burns, Founder and President Simply Driven, LLC