Soft Skills Training for Professionals
SkillBars provides audio training and self-assessments that enable employees to improve their soft skills while they work. Skill bars and badges are earned to track training progress, which is monitored in the admin dashboard.
Our three soft skills training programs each have ten training modules, each with three levels: basic, intermediate, and advanced. Each level has three topics with an average of 6 minutes of audio training. Altogether our training programs cover 270 topics in around 30 hours.
Presence, Interest, OpennessNotetaking, Questions, RestatingSubtext, Context, Inference
Takeaways, Simplicity, RepetitionAudience, Delivery, DurationExamples, Comparisons, Stories
Titles, Summaries, StructureReadability, Tone, SourcesEditing, Proofreading, Publishing
Minimalism, Color, TypographyLayout, Tables, ChartsDiagrams, Illustrations, Photos
Awareness, Impressions, AnomaliesHappiness, Sadness, AngerDiscomfort, Deception, Rejection
Emotions, Sensitivity, VulnerabilityPerspectives, Consideration, SupportPatience, Tolerance, Acceptance
Stress, Conflict, ComposureFacilitation, Intervention, MediationResolution, Restoration, Reorganization
Honesty, Diplomacy, DirectnessTiming, Personalities, ObjectionsUpdates, Debate, Critique
Relationships, Groundwork, DetachmentLeverage, Bargaining, PersistenceUltimatums, Compromise, Abandonment
Appearance, Punctuality, EtiquetteAttitude, Affability, ConfidenceJargon, Formality, Deference
Beliefs, Behavior, CharacterFriendliness, Courtesy, DignityRoles, Tenure, Authority
Friends, Coworkers, ColleaguesSharing, Cooperation, PartnershipsSymbiosis, Amplification, Elevation
Meetings, Agendas, DiscussionEmails, Documentation, RecordingsVideo, Texts, Phone
Education, Training, LearningTalent, Aptitude, PracticeExperience, Expertise, Mastery
Requirements, Accuracy, DetailsTesting, Defects, VerificationExcellence, Pride, Satisfaction
Tasks, Focus, EffortSpeed, Efficiency, EffectivenessResults, Discipline, Pacing
Trust, Timeliness, PredictabilityExpectations, Checkpoints, CompletionReliability, Consistency, Reputation
Changes, Disruptions, InconveniencesMindset, Flexibility, AlternativesGrowth, Evolution, Transitions
Commitment, Ownership, ResponsibilityDetermination, Perseverance, SacrificeLoyalty, Duty, Honor
Disappointment, Mistakes, FailureReframing, Gratitude, RecoveryOptimism, Realism, Stoicism
Opportunities, Objectives, OutcomesConstraints, Challenges, ObstaclesPurpose, Inspiration, Fulfillment
Deliverables, Deadlines, BudgetHeadcount, Allocation, DependenciesRisks, Milestones, Contingency
Money, Rewards, AchievementCompetition, Winning, LosingConviction, Enthusiasm, Energy
Readiness, Willingness, AbilityStrengths, Weaknesses, CompositionNovices, Generalists, Specialists
Fairness, Standards, HandbooksReviews, Feedback, AdviceCompensation, Promotion, Bonuses
Resources, Competence, AvailabilityAssignment, Direction, SupervisionStatus, Capacity, Autonomy
Differences, Comfort, HarmonyCaring, Community, BelongingWorking, Socializing, Playing
Decomposition, Prioritization, IterationProcess, Estimation, ProgressOptimization, Adjustments, Improvement
Encouragement, Appreciation, RecognitionCelebration, Authenticity, SincerityBurnout, Toxicity, Resignations
Goals, Strategy, TacticsChoices, Decision, ActionPivots, Retreats, Success
Building on the trend towards podcasts and audiobooks, our training is provided in audio format. Being optimized for audio, users are able to get high-quality training while they work, commute, or in their free time.
Users are asked to self-report their behavior by answering how often they engage in a particular behavior, and we correlate their answers to the understanding of a specific topic.
Skill Bars and Badges
After taking a self-assessment, users earn sections of a progress bar for every topic they understand. The user is awarded a skill badge when all of a module’s topics are understood.
Playlists enable some or all of our 270 topics to be combined in any order to create a soft skills training program personalized for an individual or customized for an entire organization. By adding a description, playlists can also function as internal blog posts to encourage social learning and facilitate remote management.
Each user’s soft skills assessment results are presented as a Skill Card in the admin dashboard that displays which of the 270 training program topics they have completed. Knowledge gaps are easily detectable as visual gaps in an otherwise all-green skill card.
Training History Navigator
Our training history navigator enables managers to jump to the first or last assessment result and skip forward or backward to understand trends, tendencies, and opportunities for improvement.