Speak First Blog

1 July 2019

What L&D Professionals need to know about data analysis

These days, almost all areas of modern businesses are results and data driven. A sales team needs to know exactly how much they’ve sold and whether or not they’re making the company a profit; the ...

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11 June 2019

How to show that your learning and Development solutions pay for themselves

  For those of us working in the Learning and Development field, we know the benefits that come from an organisation running training for its staff: increased employee productivity, engagement and ...

9 May 2019

How to Adopt a Marketing Approach to Increase Staff Engagement with your Training

Picture this: You have lost count of the number of hours you spent typing emails, on the phone and in meetings, but you have finally managed to confirm that the world's greatest business coach is ...

6 July 2017

Why Conflict is Important

There are three types of conflict (Jehn and Mannix)

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.

17 May 2017

Five steps to achieving effective blended learning

Last week was the London CIPD Show. It’s always a great event and an opportunity for people from the L&D community, but also those looking for self-development, to come together and get excited ...

12 April 2017

Creating a strong personal brand in L&D

Brands aren’t just reserved for businesses and the likes of Coca Cola, McDonalds or Starbucks. Although our photos and logos aren’t displayed worldwide on billboards, each of us has our own personal ...

5 April 2017

5 Steps to genuine Innovation in L&D

When you type ‘Innovation in L&D’ into Google, you’ll find pages on pages of articles about gamification, virtual reality and apps. The idea seems to be that unless you’re using masses of tech, ...

9 September 2015

Six Neuroscience Discoveries Every L&D Professional Must Know

If you’re attending the CIPD Learning and Development Show in London on 13-14 May 2015 please come and visit us on Stand 425. Members of the Speak First team will be able to welcome you on both days, ...