Speak First Blog

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 ...

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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 ...

2 June 2016

Personal Effectiveness – learn to do the right things right and save time

More than ever, the pressures of work – and indeed life – can make us feel overloaded, overwhelmed and unable to achieve what we need to, when we need to. As people are being asked to do even more ...

1 June 2016

Make a great first impression

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” W. Triestof Research has proven just how true this quote is. The opinions people form on meeting us for the first time rarely change. One ...

16 May 2016

Rediscover Your Mojo

It's very easy to become unmotivated and forget about the enthusiasm you have for your job.

13 April 2016

Successful presenting to people from different cultures

Imagine having to make a presentation to 22 individuals from 22 different countries... That's what two of our senior consultants did recently for the National Audit Office. The countries were as ...

4 April 2016

Smarter Selling

Sales practices don't just happen with clients external to your business.

8 March 2016

The art of negotiation - Brush up your skills with our top tips

Do you pay the asking price without thinking or is it second nature to go after a bargain?   Like it or not negotiation is part of everyday life. We British have a reputation for being bad at ...

20 January 2016

10 top tips for effective business writing

Some key hints to help you write more accurate and compelling business documents. Producing clear, effective and professional written communications is one of the ways to differentiate the best ...

19 January 2016

10 Essential Tips for Personal Impact and Presence for Leaders

If you’re a leader and manager, you need to look, sound and act like one if you’re to command authority and be taken seriously. Steve Bavister, Director of Speak First, provides timely advice on what ...