Speak First Blog

19 May 2017

3 ways of assertively managing your time

You’re sitting at your desk and you’re trying to get something done. Maybe it’s a report. Maybe it’s a budget. Maybe it’s a presentation and Simon, or Sarah, or someone comes and perches on the ...

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26 April 2017

Getting people to act when it isn’t their core role

One of the most important ways we achieve what we want in life is by the impact and influence we have on others.

21 April 2017

Developing emotional resilience

In the northern hemisphere, people I speak to are starting to count down to the summer break and the holidays they have planned.

12 April 2017

Creating a strong personal brand in L&D

Brands aren’t just reserved for businesses and the likes of Coca Cola, McDonalds or Starbucks. Although our photos and logos aren’t displayed worldwide on billboards, each of us has our own personal ...

5 April 2017

5 Steps to genuine Innovation in L&D

When you type ‘Innovation in L&D’ into Google, you’ll find pages on pages of articles about gamification, virtual reality and apps. The idea seems to be that unless you’re using masses of tech, it’s ...

22 February 2017

Infographic: 7 common mistakes interviewers make when meeting candidates

Want to find out more about how you can improve your interviewing skills?

10 February 2017

Sales season: Part 5 A face-to-face with sales manager Jun Man

Does anybody ever think of the sales manager behind the sales person? We see a wealth of media coverage of the sales person’s perspective, how to be successful, how to reach all your targets, how to ...

6 February 2017

SAles season Part 4: Personal development done right

Everyone can benefit from personal development on some level. Afterall, that's the reason you're here. The key thing to remember is that personal development is ongoing and needs constant refinement ...