Speak First Blog

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.

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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.

2 June 2017

Six Steps to Inspiring and Motivating others

There have been a lot of international political leadership campaigns recently, with a huge list of new presidents and premiers worldwide in the first six months of 2017. What is meant by ...

31 May 2017

10 Powerful Tips for Avoiding Negative Body Language

Bad body language can ruin your impact in a wide range of situations, says Steve Bavister from global training and coaching consultancy Speak First.

26 May 2017

10 Essential Steps to Writing Compelling Business Documents

You need to be able to write high-quality emails, reports and other documents. Here’s the secret to producing clear, concise and compelling documents to the highest possible standard.

24 May 2017

10 Tips for giving praise and developmental feedback

Feedback is great, right? Companies all strive to achieve a ‘feedback culture’ that allows an open conversation between employees, where they can highlight things the other person can do to develop.

19 May 2017

3 ways of assertively managing your time

You’re sitting at your desk and you’re trying to get something done. Maybe it’s a report. Maybe it’s a budget. Maybe it’s a presentation and Simon, or Sarah, or someone comes and perches on the ...

17 May 2017

Five steps to achieving effective blended learning

Last week was the London CIPD Show. It’s always a great event and an opportunity for people from the L&D community, but also those looking for self-development, to come together and get excited about ...

26 April 2017

Getting people to act when it isn’t their core role

One of the most important ways we achieve what we want in life is by the impact and influence we have on others.

21 April 2017

Developing emotional resilience

In the northern hemisphere, people I speak to are starting to count down to the summer break and the holidays they have planned.