Show as: Mobile

Supplier Spotlight: Soundview

Pocket-sized summaries that deliver a punch: Soundview saves you time while delivering the best new ideas in business

Do you want to become a better employee or manager, to make the most of your meetings, and to reach your quota more effectively? Whatever your goal—there’s a business book for that. But in the modern workplace where speed, efficiency, and innovation are top priorities, flipping your way through a lengthy business book isn’t practical.

What’s missing? Time.

Here’s how Soundview saves the day. With over 900 concisely summarized books, as well as webinars, newsletters, and instructional videos, the latest business insights are delivered to you faster than ever before.

Soundview: The Pioneer in Business Book Summaries

Forty years ago, Soundview was created with one goal in mind: to save time reading business books. Fast-forward and the company have evolved into a multifaceted training tool offering not only literature summaries, but also webinars with leading experts, a comprehensive collection of video content, and a skills-based newsletter.

According to Ursula Sharp, the company’s Director of Corporate Sales, “the idea behind Soundview was to support professionals in their learning initiatives despite time constraints.” Now, the company offers a suite of time-saving channels of information. “You can read, watch, or listen. That’s our motto,” says Sharp.

Macro Developments in Microlearning

An emerging school of thought in training and education is that the human memory works more efficiently when large amounts of information are broken down into a few, more digestible tidbits of information. Referred to as microlearning, these types of courses are easier to implement and enjoy a high rate of completion.

At the forefront of the microlearning trend is Soundview. According to Sharp, it’s all about “taking small chunks of time and really just changing the whole mindset about learning.” Bespoke learning focused on a company’s individual needs can effectively combat the “noise in a learning platform” that makes it “difficult to focus or hone in on where you’re supposed to take your learning process.”

Soundview is all about innovations in the learning industry. While Sharp jokes that “at one time our office probably had ten different electronic devices to ensure we were keeping up with the latest trends,” the company’s main goal is always giving the user a positive experience.

“Think of us as a blank canvas and you’re looking to create a roadmap. Soundview helps you navigate so that you get to your final destination.”

A Flexible Solution to Training

When creating a training package, Soundview prioritizes the learner and works to custom-tailor a training package to fit every learning culture. Most organizations use the company as an integrated piece of their learning platform. Soundview is “a fantastic way to support any ongoing learning initiatives,” and is often offered in conjunction with other content vendors.

This is why Sharp says her company “offers a level of flexibility that I don’t think any other provider can offer.” Their large library of content allows them to handpick content to meet any learning objective.

“Think of us as a blank canvas and you’re looking to create a roadmap. Soundview helps you navigate so that you get to your final destination.”

Lifetime Learning for Everyone

Soundview may have begun as a tool targeted at industry executives but has quickly evolved to address the learning needs of a wide variety of users. Their flexibility means they can pivot quickly and develop training products regardless of the user’s age, industry, or position.

Through immersing themselves in the client’s learning journey and supporting employee engagement, Soundview learns what their goals, missions, values, and competencies are. “Our philosophy is that no matter if you’re three of if you’re one-hundred-and-three, you want to continue to learn, develop, and grow throughout your life,” states Sharp.

Get in touch with Soundview on their supplier profile page

Last updated: 26 Mar 2019

You might also be interested in:

Last updated: 3/15/2019

Supplier Spotlight: eLucid

Who says learning can’t be fun, too? That’s the philosophy behind gamification, a relatively new strategy for corporate training that uses interactive learning platforms to keep employees engaged while boosting knowledge retention and growth. Read on to learn how one company is implementing gamification into their L&D training program.

Read more
Last updated: 9/26/2019

Daniele Capezzuto, Junior MOGE Controller, Nestlé

I work in Finance and Control, more specifically within MOGE Controlling. MOGE stands for Marketing and Other General Expenses (alternatively SG&A) and together with my manager we are in charge of controlling these costs for the Nordics. 

Read more
Last updated: 1/21/2015

Interviews brings you interviews with key thinkers in the professional training industry, to help keep you informed on hot topics, and enage with people who have taken training and seen real benefits. Below you can browse through our interviews, and read related articles to gain more insight. caught up with a very recent Hyper Island graduate, to find out about the experience ...
Read more
Last updated: 10/13/2020

How to Build a Culture of Innovation Through L&D

We spoke to L&D professionals at Bayer, Ernst & Young, Wyndham Destinations, Bonobos, and CyberCoders to learn about how they influence innovation within their companies. 

Read more
Last updated: 6/18/2018

Alycia Angle on Elliott Masie's Learning 2016 Conference

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Alycia Angle. Alycia was a member of the prestigious 30 under 30 Program at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2016 Conference.Learning 2016 was co-hosted by The Masie Learning Consortium and The Association of Talent Development (ATD) and marked the 26th year of this conference for professionals within workplace learning.

Read more
Our newsletter
Leave your email and stay updated on professional training