Being virtual is a call-to-action for all leaders to keep people informed, focused, and connected. This has brought SNP back to our broadcasting roots. Human to human. It’s motivation, inspiration, action. That doesn’t change in the virtual world. It’s magnified.
Human Resources professionals have the challenge of creating and delivering relevant, dynamic, and flexible trainings, often at a global scale. The core skills are universal: seek to understand, create clear content, and deliver in a memorable way. SNP’s curriculum offers a series of scalable, engaging, and practical skills. You decide the cohorts: keeping offices or teams together, creating a cross-functional learning environment, or somewhere in between. And while the modules create a learning journey, they can be tailored and offered as standalone content.
Product Managers are the hub of ideation, creation, and execution of your product. SNP's A/PM Program is dedicated to individual growth and leadership skills. From one scenario to another, the roles and responsibilities of the PM range from that of honorary CEO to temporary Maintenance Manager. For a seasoned PM, the daily responsibility of 'herding cats' is raised to an art form. This program offers PMs a point of view, attitude, and practical skills that can be implemented immediately, including creating a Product Development Ops plan, wrangling disparate team meetings, and perfecting the art of influencing without power.
The art of selling is the ability to establish relationships that seek understanding, negotiate for mutual benefit, and solve problems with clarity. The goal is to create a dialogue versus a transaction. Our curriculum spans the concepts of effective sales strategy, conversation, and active listening to transform salespeople to trusted partners. Sales leaders can leverage our experience with challenging sales teams by implementing our core sales class or by customizing a curriculum that best fits their needs and culture.
Events don’t define us. It’s what we do in preparation for them, in the middle of them, and to get through them that define us. If resilience is the ability to bounce back, keep going, and persevere, grit is the spark of energy that let’s us dig in and get there even faster. This class presents the frameworks of resilience and grit, and asks participants to create a unique - and applicable - map of how they can apply both concepts to their work and team. Building and modeling resilience and grit are also explored.
It’s our constantly depleting resource: time. Managing your work and time is about applying the structure and discipline to prioritize. It’s more than creating a task list. It’s about understanding what needs to be done, what time needs to be allocated in advance...and having the flexibility to handle unexpected. But it’s also about using our tools and time wisely. Defining how and when to use email, chat, text (or a conversation), while realizing when they become distractions, By the end of this session, participants will have worked on their own deliverables and deadlines to design their ideal - and productive - time management structure.
How do you stay on track, stay focused, meet deadlines...and how do you get a team to do the same. Perhaps a team that was used to meeting in person is now meeting from their respective homes. Every meeting has a log-in and a log-out. And with that, there is no casual conversation or banter that serves to connect dots. In this course, participants will explore the shift from company responsibility to personal responsibility when defining productivity and accountability. We’ll dive into the true meaning of accountability, and what practical and tangible frameworks can be put into place to ensure roadblocks are moved, teams are connected, and business moves forward.
Uncertain environments are inherently difficult for people to navigate. Information is often unknown, or ambiguous and the physical and mental impact of that state is tremendous. This class addresses those difficulties and impacts and leads the participant through reflection of previous uncertain situations that were successfully managed and gives more tools and techniques on how to successfully navigate the process. In addition, at different times decisions are made - and how you communicate those changes within an uncertain environment requires careful consideration. By the end, participants will have 3 models to leverage for navigating uncertainty and a messaging structure (and draft!) to use to communicate any change.
As a manager you have a role in helping your team members grow their careers. A critical part of this is learning about their goals and aspirations. While a career development discussion may seem like a nice to have, it is an important management tool. It lets people know you care and are interested in their success. It also gives you deeper insight into interests and talents. In this session focus on how managers can give direction to direct reports on how to prepare for the conversation, having the conversation, and things to consider when creating a career development plan.
Employees are often promoted into management roles because they are excellent individual contributors. However, as individual contributors, success is based on delivering tasks well; as managers, success is based on making the team successful. Become an impactful and effective manager takes time, attention and practice. It’s an evolutionary process that doesn’t happen overnight but builds on experience. In Manager Essentials, managers at various levels get the opportunity to step back and consider the skills of management.
Real influence is not dependent on title. It’s a leadership skill. At any level in an organization, influencers can impact direction and outcomes. Real influence is earned through understanding the other side’s point of view and communicating accordingly. This session teaches key skills for influencing effectively, whether it’s inside an organization or outside of it.
Delivering hard feedback that’s constructive can be one of the most difficult elements of anyone’s job. Knowing how to give feedback regardless of the other person’s reaction, keeping the long-term relationship in mind, and managing your own feelings are crucial. We focus on how, when done effectively, feedback can drive change for the betterment of the individual, team, and organization.
Stories are significantly more memorable than data and facts alone. In fact, our brain becomes so stimulated by story that some listeners might feel like they experienced the story personally. How to craft the perfect story with impact, influence, and motivation in mind, can be difficult. This workshop is designed to teach participants the different ways to grab attention and ensure retention in a compelling, memorable, and linear way. This audience focused approach can be used within any conversation, presentation, or meeting situation.
Even in the best of times, we can become triggered by an event or even a quick comment. In the worst of times, the stress or emotions can completely take over, impacting our relationships and productivity. In this virtual training, participants break down real, work-related situations to learn how they react, engage, and manage through stressful situations – and identify the choices they can make to minimize negative impact. The end result being a better understanding of how we uniquely react to triggers, and practical next steps that can be applied immediately to ourselves, our teams, and our networks.
Presenting in front of others can be one of the most daunting and stress-inducing challenges. Add the virtual component to that challenge, and regardless of whether you are eager for the challenge or dread the experience, it can be difficult. To get to an executive level (regardless of your title), we focus on sharing best practices and helping you modify them to your personality, culture, and situations. This customized instruction includes filming participants’ presentations for real-time feedback and review. This highly personal approach means that all of our participants leave the class with a presence that grabs people’s attention—whether they’re beginners, experts or anywhere in between.
Talent, technology, and access to travel have distributed our conversations. Now our meetings need to be collaborative and engaging and...online. Facilitating an engaging meeting relies on clear content, confident facilitation, and intentional engagement. This 90-minute workshop shares and demonstrates the skills and frameworks, with real-time practice. The workshop also acts as a demonstration of how it’s done, engaging up to 20 attendees for each session..
The conference landscape has shifted to a virtual setting. Parties and swag are no longer a compelling reason to attend (and were they ever?). The success of your conference depends on relevant content delivered by engaging speakers. That’s where SNP comes in. Whether it’s designing a keynote presentation, prepping your panel facilitators, or scripting the transitions to connect everything together, we understand how to produce experiences.
“Death by powerpoint” is still a thing in the virtual world. Paragraphs of text. Unintelligible charts. Endless process maps. Thirty-seven builds and animations. All guaranteed to put an audience to sleep. Visuals should be as simple and clear as possible and support your content— not the other way around. So whether you already have a slide deck or just scraps of paper and an idea, SNP will help you add clarity and creativity to your presentations. We work with you to ensure you have a strong story with a clear, logical flow. Then we design your deck, using symbolic and literal ingredients to tell your story and match your brand personality.
It’s hard to get your team’s attention. Email, Slack, Facebook, Twitter -- you're competing with a lot. And Zoom fatigue? It’s real. But you have to communicate to lead. How can you break through the noise? SNP Headliner. A headliner is a bite-sized podcast that lets you communicate news in real time. Like a radio news bite, a headliner gets your key messages out quickly, aligning your team and moving them to action. Recorded over the phone from any location, at any time, you don’t have to prepare your message in advance. An SNP director will coach you for content and delivery. And we’ll edit your message for clarity, getting it back to you in a matter of moments.
We’ve all had to sit through a conference call or webinar, bored to tears, listening to one person drone on for an hour. SNP’s virtual meeting support eliminates the monotony by turning monologues into conversations. We mix in interviews, engaging presentation graphics, pre-recorded segments and live Q&A.
Your audience needs to stay connected, but they also need to step away from their computers every once and a while. Capture their attention on the go through a medium that ensures nothing gets lost in the static. Share insights from customers, top performers, or industry analysts. Keep teams up to speed on competitive strategies, big wins, or external perspectives. Our business got its start in Talk Radio. In 1992, we were the first people to explore the world of podcasts. Over the years, we’ve diversified our portfolio by creating audio stories across business and entertainment, aimed at internal and external audiences. No matter your podcast needs, SNP can help.
Everything is on-demand these days, your internal communication should be no different. Give your team a chance to stay informed and connected when they have the head space to do so. Our on-demand videos capture viewers’ attention and convey your company’s mission through an innovative and flexible medium. Whether it’s a live video recorded on Zoom, or dynamic motion graphics, our holistic creative approach takes care of the entire process, from developing the initial creative concept and storyboard to designing graphics and timing them to voice-over.