Speak First Blog

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.

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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 ...

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 ...

9 January 2020

How to engage senior management in L&D

We’ve written several articles about how to engage staff in your learning and development opportunities, and how to explain the benefits of L&D to your senior management team. As part of this, ...

11 October 2019

The top 10 things we learnt at our 'happy workplace' event

On 10th October, we ran our learning bite event ‘Happy Workplace: A Holistic Approach to Achieving Mental Wellbeing’ to mark World Mental Health Day and to kick off our own campaign, looking at ...

5 September 2019

Using different styles of training for different audiences

Workplace learning has an interesting role to fill. Its purpose is to educate and help people with their personal development, but in large organisations one course or learning solution often needs ...

25 July 2019

How L&D actually helps employee retention

Classic wisdom suggests that hiring a new employee to a company and spending time training them up will end with them leaving you and finding a better job with all of their new skills – which you ...