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Nobody should have to experience boring virtual trainings.

Nobody should have to hop a flight to attend a great conference, either.

And yet too many innovative, people-first companies grapple with boring virtual trainings or events that just don’t live up to the creativity of their brand.

You’ve probably seen the symptoms:

Attendees do anything they can to get it over with as quickly as possible.

Or they look for excuses to click away to check email or Facebook.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

Great trainings and events all come down to creativity + design + preparation.

We bring these three elements together to make creative, interactive, playful virtual experiences where attendees:

  • learn while having fun
  • form deep connections
  • leave looking forward to the next time!

We can work with your content to design a live, virtual instructor-led training program that’s interactive, engaging, and—yes—fun!

 

Case Study: From Customer Overwhelm to Brand Evangelist

Company X’s products were flying off the shelves, but too many new customers got overwhelmed and intimidated, and never took it out of the box.

We worked with Company X to develop a scalable, virtual instructor-led training that would help their customers fall in love with using the product, and help them grow an ever-expanding loyal base of brand ambassadors and evangelists.

The session we designed was interactive, engaging, and fun—and scalable for multiple hundreds, even thousands, of participants.

Attendance drop-off was minimal, customer feedback was great, and upper management was thrilled. So much so that they hired us back for Round 2!

We iterated on the original session design, trained contract staff to facilitate, teach, do technical production, and moderate the chat.

And we documented everything so the company can use all the learnings going forward as they bring on new staff, and ultimately build out a bigger line of trainings.

“You made this project better — thank you for caring so much about the quality of the experience for our customers. It really showed.” -B

We can design a virtual offsite that addresses key skill areas, while feeling like play.

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Case Study: Teaching the King of Engagement How to Engage

When C, a research manager at Facebook, came to Creative Sandbox Solutions™, her team was in need of some diplomacy skills.

They struggled to empathetically understand different audiences.

They “buried the lede,” firehosing their readers and listeners with ALL their research findings.

Their communications were filled with “research-speak”—jargon that was incomprehensible to colleagues and stakeholders.

Their tone tended toward negative and adversarial, which turned people off.

All of this meant they weren’t getting engagement from their communications, and their valuable insights weren’t having the impact they deserved.

Meanwhile, the pandemic had everyone in a funk, so they also needed a morale boost.

We designed a program, Communicating for Influence, which improved cross-functional communication, skyrocketed engagement, and boosted morale, all in a matter of weeks (and all using play-based methods).

In the span of six months, Facebook brought us in to work with five other teams. And it’s no surprise why: participants not only saw behavior change, but also said these were the “most fun meetings I’ve attended all year!”

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