Speak First Blog

13 January 2017

Sales Season Part 1: Attitude and self - confidence 

Positive attitude and self-confidence are the foundation of a strongly successful salesperson. They’re the basis of putting your best foot forward. Ying and yang.

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11 January 2017

Body Language: 7 steps to becoming instantly likeable

We all want to be liked and accepted. Be it by our managers, our friends, family, neighbours, audiences and our other everyday crowds - but as we all know a little too well, it can be a struggle. ...

24 November 2016

Essential NLP: 4th edition now available

Think about the last time you set a goal. Did you achieve it? What about the last time you decided you’d like to be more, or less, of something? More confident? Less stressed? More focused? Did you ...

29 September 2016

3 great reasons to visit stand D180 at the 2016 World of Learning exhibition

With only three weeks to go, the Speak First team are very excited! On the 19-20 October 2016 we’ll be exhibiting at the World of Learning exhibition in Birmingham, UK and meeting with L&D and HR ...

18 August 2016

Does NLP enhance leadership skills?

In August, Training Journal published another article written by Speak First Managing Director, Amanda Vickers. Amanda’s article posed the question: Does learning about NLP give leaders the edge?

11 August 2016

9 Secrets to delivering successful webinars

With a greater number of presentations and meetings being delivered by webinar, simply knowing your message isn't enough.

28 July 2016

What are the advantages of 'open' training courses?

What are the advantages of 'open' training courses over in-company training?     As the training market shifts and new global training trends have been appearing, we have been asking what the ...

21 July 2016

Continuing our commitment to learning

As part of the Speak First Foundation’s on-going commitment to developing the education and lives of children, one of our trainers has recently been working with a project in Cape Town, South Africa.

6 July 2016

Hot tips for handling nerves

  Often, nerves and a lack of confidence can be the main thing holding us back, particularly when speaking in public or attending an interview. While a certain level of nerves can be useful to keep ...