Speak First Blog

16 April 2020

It's Good to Talk: 5 Practical Steps to Managing Difficult Conversations

There are many different types of difficult conversation that you can have, and what’s considered difficult will be different for each of us. For managers, it could be having to give negative ...

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2 April 2020

12 tips for reducing stress at work

A worrying study has shown that stress is related to 54% of long-term absences from work.1 So, clearly, how we deal with workplace related stress and our mental wellbeing is a very important issue ...

26 March 2020

Leadership in uncertain times: Finding your way through ambiguity

The visceral sound of a Formula 1 engine sets pulses racing, energising and engulfing the senses as a race gets under way and throughout the various challenges bend by bend vying for positions ...

18 March 2020

The Dos & Don'ts of working from home: 7 practical tips

More people than ever before are working from home. It offers flexibility and convenience for employees, while businesses can benefit from hiring people who wouldn’t be able to travel to the office ...

16 March 2020

Taking a look at our virtual learning solutions

More and more people are working remotely away from their offices, or flexible hours to suit their busy personal lives. This creates many new and exciting opportunities for their organisations but ...

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?

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 ...