Speak First Blog

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, ...

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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 ...

21 October 2021

Empowering a culture of constant learning: Developing a growth mindset

In school, children are graded, and classes sometimes separated, based on overall attainment. From our very first day in the classroom, exam questions tend to come down to a binary ‘right’ or ...

14 October 2021

Generate ideas and develop strategy: Tips for effective brainstorming

Brainstorming is a simple process for quickly generating a lot of new ideas. Whether individually or with a group, you note down every idea that comes to you – evaluating and analysing them later. By ...

23 September 2021

Make an impact with your presentations: how to perfect your style

When giving a presentation, whether aiming to inform, influence or inspire, you want your audience to stay focused and take everything in. Many people assume this requires a lot of natural charisma ...

9 September 2021

The 7 questions to improve your decision making and critical thinking

‘It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.’ – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.