Speak First Blog

6 July 2017

Why Conflict is Important

There are three types of conflict (Jehn and Mannix)

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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.

2 June 2017

Six Steps to Inspiring and Motivating others

There have been a lot of international political leadership campaigns recently, with a huge list of new presidents and premiers worldwide in the first six months of 2017. What is meant by ...

31 May 2017

10 Powerful Tips for Avoiding Negative Body Language

Bad body language can ruin your impact in a wide range of situations, says Steve Bavister from global training and coaching consultancy Speak First.

26 May 2017

10 Essential Steps to Writing Compelling Business Documents

You need to be able to write high-quality emails, reports and other documents. Here’s the secret to producing clear, concise and compelling documents to the highest possible standard.