Speakers you Need Salutes Lifelong Learning and W.E.B. Du Bois

By: Rocky White   Speakers you Need (SyN) salutes W.E.B. Du Bois, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University, for his ongoing quest for equal access to higher education for himself and for all people. Born William Edward Burghardt Du Bois in Great Barrington, MS, in 1868, Du Bois identified himself…

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Office Professionals: The Ultimate Brand of Professionalism

By: Rocky White Note: 2018 Administrative Professionals Week is April 23-27 and Day is April 25. This is a worldwide celebration of all Office Professionals.   What brand are you projecting? You’ve heard the old phrase, “you are what you eat.” Well, personal brands for the office professional are like that – “you are what…

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Office Professionals: An Invisible Talent Source

By: Rocky White Note: 2018 Administrative Professionals Week is April 23-27 and Day is April 25. This is a worldwide celebration of all Office Professionals. There are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative professionals in the United States today, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and 8.9 million in administrative support roles.…

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NASA’s Stellar Figures

  Speakers you Need Salutes Training and NASA’s Stellar Figures     On the brink of World War II and with America squaring off with foreign enemies, the US military identified a clear and present need for innovation within its aerospace program. Qualified men were in scarce supply in pre-digital-age 1935, so female mathematicians were…

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In Honor of Training and Black History Month

A “Speakers You Need” Salute to the Triple Nickles   Speakers you Need (SyN) salutes the brave men of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion. The Triple Nickles, as they are known, were a highly-trained company of African American paratroopers who paved the way for integration in the military and proved – in the face of…

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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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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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