Speak First Blog | L&D FOCUS

23 June 2022

One vision with many voices: Why leadership training is for everyone

In the words of William Shakespeare: “Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” There are also plenty of people who should have greatness, but never ...

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19 May 2022

Meet your people where they are: How to run hybrid learning solutions

Hybrid training is yet another new frontier for L&D teams around the globe, coming with its own array of opportunities and challenges for learners and organisations. It’s hardly the first new ...

3 March 2022

Hybrid working: How to get the best of both worlds

Hybrid working is fast becoming the newest trend for organisations. During the pandemic, many people were forced to work from home, but now as the world begins to see a light at the end of the ...

27 January 2022

Why are soft skills so hard?

We're delighted to share a blog by guest writer and trainer, David White.

13 January 2022

Our L&D predictions for 2022: The light at the end of the tunnel

Effective workplace learning should be proactive and lead from the front, this means L&D professionals always need to stay ahead of the game by knowing what’s coming next. This is why, for the ...

4 November 2021

The benefits of blended learning and how to develop the right mix

Traditionally, the only real option for workplace learning was to do it in person. As technology improved, things began to shift towards e-learning, virtual classrooms, gamification and online ...

29 June 2021

Using a consultancy approach to take your L&D to the next level

At Speak First, we have always passionately believed that L&D can unlock the full potential of your team and raise up your business. This can only be done through an in-depth knowledge of your ...

22 April 2021

Language and representation matter: the importance of inclusivity in L&D

Workplace training is meant to bolster and develop your employees, but it’s not going to be effective if there are people who feel excluded or overlooked by your programmes. Many organisations talk ...

28 January 2021

How to create the most effective learning experiences for all

Have you ever been on holiday to a foreign country and realised you learnt more of the language in a week than you ever did at school? The secret ingredient is practice. Having an opportunity to use ...

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 ...