Speak First Blog

12 March 2020

Why does creativity matter?

Many of us relate creativity to artistic endeavours or even as a way to relax. But how does creativity relate to our work or even corporate working life?

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5 March 2020

How to become a better storyteller

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...” – the classic opening to Star Wars, one of cinema’s greatest stories, puts a sci-fi twist on the more traditional fairy tale “once upon a time.” It sets ...

27 February 2020

A conversation with... David White, Speak First Trainer

David White is one of our expertly skilled and experienced trainers, based in the UK. Before finding his vocation in L&D, he worked in many corporate roles, including marketing, project management ...

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 ...

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 ...