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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.

25 September 2017

How to get your message across in a teleconference

Like a lot of people I now spend much of my business life on teleconference calls. Some of them can be productive, but a lot of them result in frustration as you can’t hear what others say, people ...

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1 September 2017

Delegating - how can you do it effectively?

 As the calm of the summer break becomes a distant memory, I’ve already started to find myself going ‘I wish I had someone else who could pick up some of this work’.

30 August 2017

Refusing requests – saying ‘No’

At Speak First the summer break is well and truly over. For those of you who work in L&D and HR you’ll no doubt be gearing up for a very busy autumn period and the pressure that can come with ...

25 August 2017

The Four Pillars of Social Selling

  Prospecting used to be time-wasting and time-consuming – but it’s much easier and faster now because of our social, connected world. I’d imagine most of you reading this are on LinkedIn, with your ...

23 August 2017

5 hot tips to get your team working together

August is a time of year where, for most of the world, things shut down and people take a well-earned break. Offices are usually half-empty with staff away on holidays.

21 July 2017

10 essential elements to communicating with people from other cultures

Culture is a fascinating thing. We all have one, we’ve all grown up in one and some of us have even grown up in several different ones. The environment, values, experiences that form the basis of ...

6 July 2017

Why Conflict is Important

There are three types of conflict (Jehn and Mannix)

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.