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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.

14 April 2022

Decision-making in the face of ambiguity

“Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying into space.” – ...

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7 April 2022

Into the lion’s den: What to know when presenting to the C-Suite

Presenting to C-Suite audiences – CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs and every other type of Chief Officer – can be daunting. In many respects, they’re just like any other audience, and all the usual tricks and ...

28 March 2022

Plan, write, review: The 3 steps to improve your business writing

Writing is a central skill for many jobs. Emails to clients, reporting results, sharing progress updates, offering feedback, writing proposals, creating marketing copy and technical instructions are ...

3 March 2022

Hybrid working: How to get the best of both worlds

Hybrid working is fast becoming the newest trend for organisations. During the pandemic, many people were forced to work from home, but now as the world begins to see a light at the end of the ...

10 February 2022

The impact of Gravitas and Levitas: When to project strength or warmth

You’re always making an impression. The way you walk, talk and act all build a picture in people’s minds. The first impression you make is important in the way people think of you and react to you, ...

3 February 2022

The interviewer's guide to selecting and securing the best people

When an organisation wants to fill a vacant position, interviews are a very common part of the recruitment process. They’re a good tool for meeting applicants, having a conversation with them and ...

27 January 2022

Why are soft skills so hard?

We're delighted to share a blog by guest writer and trainer, David White.

13 January 2022

Our L&D predictions for 2022: The light at the end of the tunnel

Effective workplace learning should be proactive and lead from the front, this means L&D professionals always need to stay ahead of the game by knowing what’s coming next. This is why, for the ...

6 January 2022

6 tips effective facilitators & chairs follow for productive meetings

A successful meeting should be a positive experience, a joining of minds, an opportunity for group discussions and ultimately a helpful and productive time together. The last thing you want is for ...

4 November 2021

The benefits of blended learning and how to develop the right mix

Traditionally, the only real option for workplace learning was to do it in person. As technology improved, things began to shift towards e-learning, virtual classrooms, gamification and online ...