Speak First

Address: Speak First
First Floor, 20 Old Street
United Kingdom
Website: https://www.speak-first.com/
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7553 3979
General Email: christosallen@speak-first.com
Who we are: Speak First are a global learning consultancy with 30+ years’ experience designing and delivering standard, tailored, and bespoke learning solutions.

We deliver face-to-face, virtual, and now hybrid solutions in 65+ countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North/South America, using our portfolio of 300+ world-class coaches and trainers who collectively speak 67+ languages.

Our coaches and trainers are selected for each project using the following criteria:
• Cultural fit
• Personality and character
• Strong track record in the subject area 
• Understanding of your sector

All our solutions are designed by subject-matter experts at our HQ in London, England.

We specialize in the following subject areas:
• Business Psychology
• Communication
• Customer Service
• Impact and Influence
• Management and Leadership
• Personal Effectiveness
• Presentation Skills
• Sales

Your direct contact at Speak First is Christos Allen – a Senior Global Account Manager with 25 years of consultancy experience - including 15-years in the learning and development sector. Christos’ experience working with briefing centers dates back to the late 1990’s whilst working for EDS (Electronic Data Systems).

Services we offer: Speak First consults, designs, and delivers hundreds of learning solutions globally each day. They range from hourly coaching sessions, 45-120-minute learning-bites, ½-day, 1-day, and 2-day courses, and modular-based blended learning programs over several weeks, months and even years. 

Amongst the many solutions we provide, many of them have been designed specifically for briefing centers and their discussion leaders. Here are just a few of the topics we’ve designed, and which are available for delivery upon request:

• Adapt Your Presentations for Hybrid Delivery
• Answering Tough Questions
• Customization for Executive Briefers
• Delivering Powerful Presentations
• Developing Empathy
• Developing Personal Impact and Presence
• Dialogue and Conversation
• Emotionalize Your Data (Storytelling)
• Flex Your Delivery Style with DISC
• Mastering Your Audience
• Preparing an Executive Briefing
• Present with Confidence
• Presentation Skills Masterclass
• Questioning and Listening
• So – You Want to Be Agile
• Writing an Executive Briefing

Some of our clients: Below are just a few of the ABPM members Speak First has had the pleasure to partner with to date:

• Aetna
• Akamai
• AT&T
• Blue Yonder
• Box
• Cisco
• Cognizant
• Dassault Systemes
• Dell Technologies
• Dimension Data
• Experian
• Google
• Honeywell
• Intel
• Johnson Controls
• Kaiser Permanente
• L3 Harris
• Lexmark
• Lockheed Martin
• NTT Group
• Philips
• Poly
• Salesforce
• Siemens
• Symantec
• T Mobile
• Tata Consultancy Services
• Toshiba
• Twilio
• Verizon
• VMware
• Workday
• Xerox
• Zendesk