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XStream Travel and Success Training Institute Host Live Soft Skills Workshops

Success Training Institute (aka Simply Success), the world’s leading online soft skills training company is collaborating with XStream Travel, an international host travel agency, to offer soft skills training certifications in a series of one-day empowerment sessions.

David Manning, CEO of XStream believes soft skills are essential to all professionals; especially those running home based businesses. “Success in our industry is directly tied to soft skills” said Manning. “Those who truly want to advance in business will attend these live training sessions and enroll in the courses online.” Studies conducted by Harvard University reveal that 85 percent of career success is based on soft skills. The US Chamber of Commerce cites 8 of 10 employers prefer candidates with soft skills certifications.

The live sessions consist of four hours of interactive, high energy soft skills training and those who complete the class will be granted certifications in Leadership, Team Building, Conflict Resolution and Sales. The certifications will be awarded by Success Training Institute and the courses will be taught by the company’s founder and CEO, DL Wallace.

As the author of more than 1,000 soft skills training lessons, Wallace has become a pioneer of the soft skills movement. “A few years ago, the term “soft skills” was unfamiliar to majority of the world’s professionals” Wallace stated. “Today, it’s the most sought after training on the planet and our online platform allows us to keep up with the ever growing demand.”

The next live Saturday session is in Dallas, TX on October 6 followed by Raleigh, North Carolina on October 27. The events are open to the public and also feature breakout sessions for entrepreneurs, introductions to employers, door prizes and motivational speaking segments from accomplished business owners, including Manning. “I am excited to share in these wonderful training sessions and looking forward to visiting many more cities in the coming months.” All live training fees are waived for college students, recent college grads and members of select leadership organizations.

About Success Training Institute: Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Success Training Institute is the world’s leading, online soft skills training provider. Each class in its digital library is delivered in video modules of 8 minutes or less and has been proven to increase productivity, morale and confidence amongst its user base. With thousands of satisfied customers and new content added monthly, the company offers certification programs for retail and corporate clients. Learn more by visiting

About XStream Travel Services: Headquartered in Allen, Texas, XStream Travel is a leading host agency specializing in all facets of luxury and exotic travel. With more than 300 partners and thousands of travel agents, XStream places an emphasis on the training and professional development of its rapidly growing team of travel agents. Learn more by visiting

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NBCA and Success Training Institute Partner to Provide Soft Skills Training

The National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA) has taken proactive steps to bridge the soft skills gap by partnering with Success Training Institute (STI); the industry leading online soft skills training provider.

As one of the nation’s oldest religious fellowships of churches, NBCA believes the alliance with Success Training Institute will provide the resources needed to empower its members with holistic workforce development programs.

Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., President of the NBCA and Pastor of the Greater St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana expressed excitement about the partnership with Success Training Institute. “Soft skills training is universally recognized as the key to career and entrepreneurial excellence”, he stated. “Success Training Institute’s online platform allows our members to drastically and conveniently improve their skills by accessing soft skills courses from their mobile devices.”

Success Training Institute offers cutting edge technology that allows users to earn soft skill certifications in dozens of courses; including leadership, time management, effective decision making and conflict resolution. The company’s CEO, DL Wallace, sees the alliance with NBCA as an example of how the church and business communities should work together. “This relationship allows members of the NBCA to gain access to the skills they need at a price most can afford,” Wallace stated. “Dr. Tolbert and the other visionary leaders within the organization have opened yet another door of opportunity for business minded professionals all over the world through our partnership.”

The NBCA announced the alliance with Success Training Institute at its historic 138th Annual Session held in Chicago, Illinois September 10th -14th. DL Wallace and Dr. Tolbert both explained to the thousands of members in attendance, how the alliance has the potential to increase employability, career advancement and home based business success. The US Chamber of Commerce research reveals 8 of 10 employers prefer to hire candidates who have earned soft skills certifications.

The attendees of the event were excited to hear about the groundbreaking partnership; including the President of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas and Pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, Rev. Dr. G.V. Clark. “When the Convention forms strategic alliances for the purpose of empowering people from all walks of life, it’s a reason to be excited,” stated Clark. “I look forward to hearing the success stories for many years to come.”

About NBCA:

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA), is a fellowship of voluntary churches approximating three and half million African-American Baptists.

The focus of the NBCA, since its inception and prior to its incorporation status, has been upon education, missions (home and abroad) and the publication and circulation of religious literature. Learn more by visiting

About Success Training Institute:

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Success Training Institute is the world’s leading, online soft skills training provider. Each class in its digital library is delivered in video modules of 8 minutes or less and has been proven to increase productivity, morale and confidence amongst its user base. With thousands of satisfied customers and new content added monthly, the company offers certification programs for retail and corporate clients. Learn more by visiting

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Success Training Institute Offering 10,000 Veterans Complimentary Soft Skills Classes

Success Training Institute (STI) has announced a new initiative aimed at equipping US military veterans with the soft skills needed to increase their chances of securing gainful employment. Starting June 1, 2016, STI will allow up to 10,000 veterans to take a battery of soft skills classes from its vast video library at no cost. The online soft skills training company believes its platform is uniquely suited for veterans looking to excel in the civilian workforce.
Success Training Institute Offering 10,000 Veterans Complimentary Soft Skills Classes

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Award Winner, Andre Johnson is convinced the programs offered by STI will positively impact all veterans who enroll. “I’ve dedicated much of my career to evaluating and identifying programs that help job seekers secure and maintain gainful employment,” said Johnson, who serves as a Workforce Center manager in Texas. “Success Training Institute offers proven, practical programs that will give veterans the competitive edge they deserve and I haven’t seen anything on the market that comes close,” he continued.

Plans are already in place to promote the new initiative to non-profits, state and local agencies and other groups that make serving veterans a priority. Enrollment into the free soft skills training program is on a first-come, first-served basis and veterans must provide proof of military service. Success Training Institute’s online video classes can be accessed from any smartphone, laptop or tablet. The free classes include introductory lessons in problem solving, team building, conflict resolution, leadership, interviewing, customer service and business etiquette. Military veterans and their spouses also receive discounts on soft skills classes not included in the free offer.

The unemployment rate amongst veterans is significantly higher than the civilian population and for veterans between the ages of 18 -25; it hovers above 20 percent. Success Training Institute Founder, D.L. Wallace believes his company can help these ex-military Millennials with its digital training platform. “This generation absorbs information much better when presented in short, stimulating video segments and that’s exactly what we provide,” said Wallace. “We’re excited about the opportunity to provide veterans of all ages the training that translates to success in the workplace.”

Soft skills are regarded as the most sought after skill set by employers across the globe. Recent studies reveal candidates who acquire soft skills are more likely to secure employment than those who do not. “When people ask me for tips on becoming more employable, I always recommend soft skills training,” said Johnson. “Success Training Institute will play a major role in helping thousands of veterans achieve their professional goals.”

About Success Training Institute
Success Training Institute is an online soft skills training company specializing in offering original video content to job seekers, college students, corporations and working professionals. Its certification programs have been endorsed by Corporate Executives, College Administrators, Professors, Entrepreneurs and Military Veterans. The company is based in Fort Worth, Texas. To learn more, visit

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Soft Skills Are Here to Stay

From Utah to the United Kingdom and everywhere in between, employers are becoming more and more fascinated with soft skills. These interpersonal qualities that are not taught in college impact how you interact with others, solve problems, work as a team and much more.

Therefore, if you want to have a real shot at the next promotion or a chance at getting your foot in the door with reputable companies, you need soft skills.

 You may be wondering: “how do I acquire soft skills? How will anyone know that I have what it takes in this area of professional development?”

The answer is simple: Certifications. Having soft skills certifications prove to your employer you know the importance of soft skills and you have the commitment to keeping your skills updated. To learn how you can affordable, online soft skills training please visit

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Update Your Skills NOT Your Resume

Over 40 percent of recent college graduates are still looking for a job. In addition, over 14 million Americans are either unemployed or underemployed; making it harder and harder for you to separate yourself from the pack. The solution: Pay less attention to your resume and more to refining your skills.

Soft skills certifications not only look great on your resume but also help you excel in almost any work environment. In most cases you can access the training online and the most reputable programs are also very affordable. In as little as 6 weeks you can gain the soft skills you need to set you apart from the rest. Find out more at

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Which Statistic Are You?

Are you in the market for a job or new career? Have you grown frustrated with the job search process? Ever wonder why they never seem to call you back? You are NOT alone.

Soft Skills training is the key to securing the elusive job offers you desire as employers now rate soft skills above technical skills and additional degrees (add link). These are simply the interpersonal qualities that impact how you interact with people, solve problems, critically think and positively influence clients. It is THE premier skill set to possess to get ahead. Those with soft skills certifications are 45% more likely to get hired over those who don’t. Contact the Success Training Institute for information on how you can get certified in soft skills in as little as six weeks.

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Is Your Resume “Soft” Enough? Leverage Soft Skills To Land the Job

In the faceless, digital recruitment age, a job hunt can start with a simple Google search.  In order to get noticed, you have to ask yourself: Am I really job ready?  Regardless of your employment status or goals, there are some critical readiness steps to ensure a successful job search.  These tips work for those who just finished school or those looking for career advancement.

For starters, update your resume. However, updating your resume means more than re-formatting and adding your most recent employment history. It is actually acquiring new skills to make your resume more powerful. What skills? Soft skills, which by the way are the most sought after skills of today’s employers. But the key question is how can a resume be enhanced to add soft skills overnight? Fortunately, there is a simple answer: the Success Training Institute is the premier online soft skills training company that help you magically transform your resume.

The Success Training Institute courses are highly, efficient, effective and are priced to fit almost any budget. Earn certifications in leadership, professional development, team building, problem solving and much more by taking classes that can be delivered on demand to your phone or laptop. In just a few minutes per day you can boost your resume and your skills simultaneously! The best part of it all is the classes won’t bore you to tears or put you to sleep. The engaging videos are easy to understand and each class is less than ten minutes! There are hundreds of courses and many corporations respect the certifications. Every employer wants to know they are hiring an ambitious life learner. Therefore, make the smart choice by enrolling in the Success Training Institute today.

Your resume is the first impression, and in scanning your resume, a potential employer is deciding if there is interest in securing an interview.  Position yourself by enhancing your career opportunities with the Success Training Institute. As you gain certifications, add them to your resume. Soon you will see the power of soft skills as HR Managers begin to place your resume on top of all the others. Find out more at

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How to Leverage Soft Skills

The great Greek mathematician, Archimedes once said, “Give me a lever and I can move the earth.” While that statement may or may not be true, no one can argue that leverage plays a major role in business.

Simply put, leverage is the art of using small object to move a much bigger object through proper positioning. Your soft skills training may not seem like a big deal now, but if leveraged properly, it can help you secure the position of your dreams. The better you leverage what you know, the more likely you are to excel in the business world.

Almost every employer is searching for candidates with superior soft skills (leadership, problem solving, communication, time management, interpersonal, sales, etc.). Most prospective employees are in a mad dash to acquire soft skills. They’re attending conferences; workshops and any other self-help initiatives that can help them achieve soft skills rapidly and inexpensively. Therefore, you must keep pace or run the risk of being left behind. Finding places to acquire soft skills in one thing – leveraging those skills you acquire is another story. Keep the following in mind: Continue reading

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Rate Your Problem Solving Skills?

If you’re currently in the market for a job or a new career, be certain that employers are looking to hire those that have impeccable problem solving skills. In fact, studies show that problem solving is one of the most sought after traits in the workplace.

When was the last time you evaluated your problem solving skills? The better question is: Do you know how determine whether this is one of your strengths and if so, can you leverage it to secure the position of your dreams?

Problem Solving requires mastery of other soft skills including: a, strategic planning, teamwork and leadership. In addition, skilled problem solvers are comfortable taking risks, accepting responsibility and working longer hours until the solutions are achieved. Does this sound like you? If not, think again. Continue reading

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Colleges respond to industry demands for ‘soft skills’

The Globe’s biweekly business-school news roundup.

Employers and education providers don’t always see eye to eye on the job readiness of graduates.

“There is a large gap in the perception of preparedness,” says Ali Jaffer, associate principal in the Toronto office of McKinsey and Co., and a contributor to one of its global reports that found employers and postsecondary education institutions at odds over the skills of graduates.

In a 2012 survey by New York-based McKinsey, 75 per cent of education providers said graduates were adequately prepared for entry-level positions in their career field, a view shared by only 42 per cent of employers and 45 per cent of youth. When asked about soft skills, just 49 per cent of employers felt graduates were skilled in written communication compared to 63 per cent of education providers. (A Canadian report with similar themes is expected to be released shortly).

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