Speak First Launch Bite Sized Soft Skills Training

Launch of bite sized learning applications by UK company designed to help soft skills in management.

Online PR News – 24-September-2009 – – Global training and coaching consultancy Speak First has launched a new series of bite sized learning courses focused on a broad range of business and management soft skills. The learning bites are designed to develop communication skills, presentation skills, personal impact, sales skills and business effectiveness.

The range of 2 hour bite-sized learning sessions provides a valuable introduction or refresher for these vital business skills. This is ideal for companies considering a 'try before you buy' training investment strategy, or as an effective refresher course for those who need to be reminded of or polish their skills. Learning Bites are also catered toward companies who are seeking to bring their personnel up to a certain level while incurring a minimal amount of time and cost. They are perfect to incorporate into events of conferences for staff, or to run as lunchtime sessions.

The Speak First brochure introduces the Learning Bites courses by saying, "Every Learning Bite is packed with memorable, relevant content that can be applied immediately to real life work situations. People are only away from their desks for two hours, so they have most of the working day available to them."

The compact courses allow for maximum information to be absorbed while using a minimal amount of time, by remaining focused, energetic and practical. The courses use a condensed learning style which incorporates useful information, advice and techniques, using interactive learning strategies.

Learning Bites are not suitable for every situation. Courses with smaller groups, more individual attention and time to practice are recommended for certain subjects and requirements. Speak First has traditionally delivered these personalised one- and two-day courses with fantastic results. However an increasing number of companies are seeking more compact and cost effective learning solutions; Speak First have added Learning Bites to their portfolio to respond to this need.

Speak First has already run several successful Learning Bites in-company for clients and the first public course in the Learning Bites series was held on Monday 21 September. It was focused on Personal Effectiveness – how to do more of the right things, right. The course was very well received. One attendee said she would take away “tips that can be easily transferred into practice and shared with others” and that it would help her spend “more time on the things that matter and less on those that won’t”.

Speak First will be running further Learning Bites as open sessions throughout the autumn and winter and Learning Bites courses are also available as in-company training solutions.

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