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14 July 2017

10 Assertive Tips to Standing Your Ground and Speaking Your Mind

Assertiveness is essential if you’re to get what you want – but you don’t want to come across as pushy or aggressive. Here are 10 practical tips from Speak First for how to be effective in a range of ...

7 July 2017

‘Dead Fish’ or ‘Bone Crusher’ – What Does Your Handshake Say About You?

Everybody’s talking about Donald Trump’s handshake. Because it’s often the only time in business we touch another person, the handshake is a crucial element in making a positive impression. Here are ...

6 July 2017

Why Conflict is Important

There are three types of conflict (Jehn and Mannix)

30 June 2017

10 Powerful ways to open a presentation with impact

 The first 30 seconds of a presentation is crucial – so don’t waste it. You need to grab the attention of your audience and engage their interest from the start. Many speakers begin by giving their ...

23 June 2017

Get Some Work Done! – 10 Killer Tips for Taming your Procrastination

Do you suffer from procrastination? Do you put things off? Do you start but then get stuck? Is procrastination holding you back from achieving what you want? Try these tried and tested ...

16 June 2017

10 Ways to Make Yourself More Likeable

Likeability is at the heart of impact and influence. The more someone likes you, the more likely they are to say ‘yes’ to you – in virtually any situation.

14 June 2017

Beliefs, confidence and impact

How you feel on the inside makes a huge difference to how you come across to others on the outside. That feeling shines through to the surface.

7 June 2017

Building trust with colleagues and clients

Whatever your role, you’re the face of the company – a living embodiment of the brand and its values. This puts you in a unique position.

5 June 2017

10 Brilliant Tips for PowerPoint Success

There’s an epidemic of bad PowerPoint. Stand out from the crowd by following these techniques for making the most of this powerful programme.