Speak First Blog

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 ...

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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 ...

2 December 2015

Team presenting is full of potential pitfalls

The day’s finally arrived. You’re on second. But your colleague who’s on before you is stealing all your lines! And you end up repeating what’s been said because there’s no time to make changes. At ...

19 November 2015

Improve your consultative sell with NLP

Every salesperson wants to succeed. They get a kick out of closing a deal that gives the customer what they want. They solve problems for people by providing a solution that suits them. When there’s ...

12 November 2015

Networking – 10 hot tips for working the room

Do you get butterflies in the stomach at the mention of networking at business functions? Do they fill you with dread? Read on…