Heartfelt Goal Setting for Building Stronger Teams

  Developing and growing teams is top of mind at Speakers you Need (SyN), especially in January. Coming alongside clients as a team-building partner is what they do: enhancing skills, improving environments, navigating change, helping others set goals. SyN’s Kerry Chaffin, Senior Training Consultant and Regional Director in Kansas City, believes goal setting is a…

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Speakers You Need, Inc. Celebrates Five Years, Plans for Next Ten

By Joni Albrecht, Little Star Communications   Like all good CEOs in the new year, Speakers You Need, Inc.’s Rocky White likes to start January with a carefully crafted game plan based on performance during the previous twelve months, a crisp set of end goals driving his play book. This month, White is taking a…

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Who are your mentors and have you paid it forward?

By: Kerry Chaffin | Sales and Training Professional   Have you ever had a mentor – either formally or informally? Someone who willingly shared knowledge and experience? Someone who challenged you or whose example you sought to emulate? Someone with whom you could be open and honest and trust that they would share rather than…

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The Name Game: New Titles for Administrative Assistants

By Rocky White, CEO, The SyN Learning Institute   Since the term “secretary” went out of favor in the 1970s, organizations have been trying to find the right job title to describe an increasingly expansive role. Most widely used now is “administrative assistant,” but in today’s high-tech and customer-focused marketplace, the titles are changing again.…

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Virtual Classrooms > Traditional Classrooms (They are Greater Than)

Virtual Classrooms > Traditional Classrooms (They are Greater Than) By Rocky White, President and Founder, The SyN Learning Institute The boom of virtual classrooms has allowed organizations to provide more and better ongoing education to employees than ever before. The cost/benefit analysis to the provider says this type of learning is here to stay. But…

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The SyN Learning Institute’s “Enterclassroom”

The SyN Learning Institute’s comprehensive online training center,Speakersyouneed. enterclassroom.com, features three web-based learning formats: live virtual training seminars, virtual classroom “space” and an online bookstore, mapped out within one easy-to-use website. “Our CEO, Rocky White, envisioned a user-friendly, interactive site where our customers could customize training to their exact needs,” says project manager Chaunia Chandler.…

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The Earning Curve: Corporate Learning Moves Up in HR Rank

The Earning Curve: Corporate Learning Moves Up in HR Rank By Rocky White, President and Founder, The SyN Learning Institute   Earlier this year, Deloitte released its Global Human Capital Trends for 2015. Deloitte Human Resource Analyst Josh Bersin says leadership continues to top the chart as the perennial favorite. Not surprising, says Bersin, when…

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Managing Change: Strategic Planning Moves from Meetings to Mindsets

Managing Change: Strategic Planning Moves from Meetings to Mindsets By Lanette Capellas, Executive Training Consultant, The SyN Learning Institute Change is the only constant in life (and even more so in business). Forecasting change and constructing actionable plans to address new situations and needs is at the core of strategic planning. Ironically, organizations are finding…

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Wide World of Training: Braving it with The SyN Learning Institute

Wide World of Training:  Braving it with The SyN Learning Institute With organizations investing between one and three percent of payroll on training, more and more leaders seek the biggest bang for their learning buck through the wide and wonderful world of outsourcing (SHRM).  The SyN Learning Institute, a live seminar and online training company,…

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