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We're not your average training and coaching consultancy. Speak First has been helping organisations like yours to become more successful and more profitable for more than 30 years. We’re one of a handful companies specialising in communication and management training that’s able to deliver consistently around the world – using expert local trainers to adapt the content to the local culture.

20 February 2020

Introducing our new Learning solutions in 2020

At Speak First, we always strive to design and deliver useful, interesting and relevant learning solutions. We believe that even the most technically competent professional can be helped by ...

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13 February 2020

How to create a culture of L&D in your organisation

‘Culture’ was the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s 2014 word of the year. They said that online searches for the term would usually peak as students go back to school, but in recent years the term has ...

6 February 2020

7 types of objections and how to handle them

When selling, the dream scenario is where your prospect hears about your product or service, immediately wants it, shakes your hand, pays you and you both leave happy. Unfortunately, it rarely goes ...

23 January 2020

4 steps to consultative selling

Once upon a time, a typical salesperson had their products or services to sell and would aim to persuade their customers and clients how wonderful and useful they could be. They would demonstrate ...

9 January 2020

How to engage senior management in L&D

We’ve written several articles about how to engage staff in your learning and development opportunities, and how to explain the benefits of L&D to your senior management team. As part of this, we’ve ...

19 December 2019

10 steps confident presenters follow to prepare

The American comedian Jerry Seinfeld once joked that since more people are scared of public speaking than of dying, you’re more likely to want to be in the casket than delivering the eulogy.

12 December 2019

10 essential skills of great customer service

Customer service is crucial for customer loyalty and for boosting your brand’s reputation. Every interaction with your customers, or potential customers, is an opportunity to make them happy or lose ...

9 December 2019

A conversation with... Sarah Thompson, Speak First Trainer

Sarah Thompson is one of our highly skilled trainers and coaches. After a successful career working in the tourism industry, Sarah has been a UK based trainer for over 15 years and has worked with ...

28 November 2019

how do you best manage your working day?

It’s Monday morning. You’ve decided that from now onwards you’re going to be better at organising your day and start working smarter. You sit down with your notepad and make a list of all the tasks ...

21 November 2019

Managing workplace conflict

Psychologist Bruce Tuckman identified four stages of group development: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing.1