Soundview Partners with HSM to Publish Audio Summaries of HSM Keynotes for Their Respective Subscribers and Attendees Worldwide

'World Business Forum Speaks' and 'World Innovation Forum Speaks' give busy executives ready access to 10-15 minute summaries of keynote addresses from the top business and economic thinkers of our day.

Jun 17, 2010, 11:39 ET from Soundview Executive Book Summaries

CONCORDVILLE, Pa., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Soundview Executive Book Summaries, the global leader in business book summaries, announced it has joined forces with HSM Americas, Inc., producer of high-quality live events for executives, to create World Business Forum Speaks and World Innovation Forum Speaks, a series of downloadable audio summaries for new and existing Soundview and HSM customers that focus on the best keynotes of recent HSM conferences.

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As part of this collaboration, Soundview and HSM will select keynote presentations from ongoing World Business Forum and World Innovation Forum events, among others, and condense them down to the most pertinent information from each speech as 10-15 minute audio summaries for readers who want to stay on top of the latest ideas from leading thinkers and business leaders. The audio summaries will cover key topics and current issues including economic trends, leadership challenges, new innovations in business, organizational strategy, communications and more.

This partnership is the latest in a growing list of prestigious publishers and content providers who are realizing the benefits of Soundview's unparalleled model of seeking out and summarizing the best content on the market.

"This is the first time Soundview has developed a product around a series of conference keynotes," says Rebecca Clement, Publisher of Soundview. "We're excited to work with the industry's leading producer of live events to continue our mission of helping busy executives who want to profit from leading business minds."

The first series of audio summaries will be taken from World Business Forum 2009, and will be offered to customers at no charge for a limited time. Following this will be an ongoing series from World Innovation Forum 2010 (www.wifny.com) , World Business Forum 2010 (www.wbfny.com) and other events, at a price to be set at the time of release.

"We are excited to have developed this innovative product along with such a great partner as Soundview, and take the core ideas presented at our events into an audio summary," said Sebastian Mackinlay, Senior Vice President of Marketing of HSM. "We hope this enhances the experience for the executives attending our programs and helps spread the content beyond our events' audience."

The first World Business Forum Speaks series is available for download at www.summary.com/wbf and includes audio summaries of presentations from business and economic experts including Bill George, Patrick Lencioni, Jeffrey Sachs, Bill Conaty, and more.

About Soundview Executive Book Summaries

Founded in 1978, Soundview pioneered the concept of distilling the key points and ideas of full-length business books into easy-to-read text and audio summaries, helping readers maximize their time and business intelligence. Soundview's 500,000 subscribers worldwide include CEOs, government leaders, entrepreneurs, business consultants, academics, and students. The global leader in business content summarization, Soundview is a part of PA.-based Concentrated Knowledge Corporation. Visit www.summary.com for more information about Soundview Executive Book Summaries.

About HSM Americas, Inc.

Founded in 1989, HSM (www.hsmglobal.com/us) is a multimedia company specializing in executive education. HSM brings together the world's top executives and thought leaders to analyze and debate the latest and most pressing issues in business, science, technology, and the economy.  Through conferences, print media and online content, HSM generates new ideas and fresh thinking about the challenges facing business leaders today.  HSM believes that knowledge is the critical driver for change and development.

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