Speak First Blog

16 June 2017

10 Ways to Make Yourself More Likeable

Likeability is at the heart of impact and influence. The more someone likes you, the more likely they are to say ‘yes’ to you – in virtually any situation.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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. ...

1 June 2016

Make a great first impression

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression” W. Triestof Research has proven just how true this quote is. The opinions people form on meeting us for the first time rarely change. One ...

19 January 2016

10 Essential Tips for Personal Impact and Presence for Leaders

If you’re a leader and manager, you need to look, sound and act like one if you’re to command authority and be taken seriously. Steve Bavister, Director of Speak First, provides timely advice on what ...