Speak First Blog | L&D Focus

14 January 2021

Our L&D Predictions for 2021 - The year we shape the future together

If you’ve read Part 1 of this two-part series – where we looked back at our predictions for L&D in 2020 to see how we did – you’ve already seen our description of the last 12 months. From the ...

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1 October 2020

Learning to Adapt: Navigating the New Era

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Change is the only constant in life. One’s ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.” Some changes are expected and can be planned for – ...

3 September 2020

What does the future of L&D look like after lockdown?

As men left to fight in World War Two, many women joined the workforce and experienced financial and personal freedom for the first time. With role models like Rosie the Riveter to look up to, they ...

14 May 2020

Why Critical Thinking Is Important and How It Can Help You

You may have read our blog a few weeks ago about three modes of thinking and getting creative. This week we will be focusing on the important skill of critical or convergent thinking.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...