Speak First Blog | Business Psychology

17 September 2020

Clear minds and better decisions: How to eliminate unconscious bias

Our brains are lazy. When someone hears the word ‘shark,’ they’re likely to immediately think of violent attacks and may even start humming the theme from Jaws. In reality, the chances any of us will ...

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14 November 2019

Managing your emotions at work

Imagine for a moment a boiling pan of water on a gas stove – what happens if the pan boils over? If the fuel is running too high under the pan, the water inside the pan bubbles, the pan lid can no ...

23 September 2019

What our Animals mean

If you’ve spent any amount of time on our website, you’ll be aware of Speak First’s Animal Quiz. In short, the test asks you to select a number of words or phrases that match how you tend to act and ...

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.

11 January 2017

Body Language: 7 steps to becoming instantly likeable

We all want to be liked and accepted. Be it by our managers, our friends, family, neighbours, audiences and our other everyday crowds - but as we all know a little too well, it can be a struggle. ...

24 November 2016

Essential NLP: 4th edition now available

Think about the last time you set a goal. Did you achieve it? What about the last time you decided you’d like to be more, or less, of something? More confident? Less stressed? More focused? Did you ...

18 August 2016

Does NLP enhance leadership skills?

In August, Training Journal published another article written by Speak First Managing Director, Amanda Vickers. Amanda’s article posed the question: Does learning about NLP give leaders the edge?