Career and Workplace

Articles on career and workplace, including key communication skills for career progression, dealing with stress in the workplace, how to give constructive feedback, managing conflict, the importance of emotional intelligence, crucial conversations and networking tips.

Business skills for success in the workplace

10 Business Skills for Success in the Workplace

Success in the workplace is not necessarily tied to how intelligent you are, how many qualifications you hold. We review important business skills needed to grow your company or within your organisation.

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How to make Good First Impressions

How to Make a Good First Impression at Work

It’s thought that someone has already formed their first impression of you within seven seconds of meeting you. Read our top tips to help you come across as your best self when you first meet someone.

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List of Key Communication Skills for Career Progression

List of Key Communication Skills for Career Progression

Master these important communication skills to advance your career and help secure a promotion. These skills, from body language to public speaking, are essential to every business and successful career.

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Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace

Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace

Stress and anxiety in the workplace is common. Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 40% of work-related illnesses. In this article we have outlined steps you can take to deal with your stress or workplace anxiety.

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Giving Constructive Feedback in the Workplace

Giving Constructive Feedback in the Workplace

Providing constructive feedback to employees is essential because it highlights how well they're performing and what improvements are needed. Well-delivered feedback should be educating and motivating rather than discouraging.

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Managing conflict in the workplace

Guide for Managing Conflict in the Workplace

85% of US employees experiencing conflict in the workplace. This article discusses common causes of conflict and how to resolve the conflict before it escalates.

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Emotional intelligence accounts for 67% of the abilities needed to be a successful leader and is twice as important as technical proficiency or IQ.

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6 Tips for Effective Corporate Meetings

Conducting Effective Meetings: Goals, Agenda and Attendance

Your co-workers won’t appreciate having to attend meandering, pointless meetings. Many people feel that meetings are the biggest time waster at work. Here are six must-know tips on how to conduct a productive meeting.

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Crucial Conversations Training: Summary of Techniques

Crucial Conversations Training: Summary of Techniques

Becoming effective at handling high-stakes conversations, or crucial conversations, can make work and your life in general a lot easier. We discuss the tools and training needed to manage crucial conversations.

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Saying no: Improve assertive communication to reduce stress

What is Assertive Communication? Tips on Being More Assertive

In this article we discuss what assertive communication is and tips for being more assertive in the future, with examples you can use.

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The 5 Features of Emotional Intelligence

The 5 Features of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman determined five fundamental features of emotional intelligence (EQ), each with their own benefits: Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Empathy, Motivation and Social skills.

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Professional and business networking tips

How Professional Networking Can Help your Career

Effective networking is an important aspect of career development. Building relationships with a wide range of people can win you new business clients, increase your chance of finding a new job, as well as advancing your career. Here are our tips on how to improve.

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5 ways mixed reality will change future workplaces

Mixed Reality Examples: 5 Uses in the Workplace

Devices enabling VR, AR, or MR all provide the opportunity to view information without needing a traditional physical screen. Such a capability provides value in many areas of our lives - a major one being the workplace.

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Learn English Phrases for a Workplace Meeting

Common business English phrases for a workplace meeting

Meetings are an essential part of the modern workplace. Understanding the right phrases, vocabulary and terminology to use in an English business meeting can help your career progression in our highly competitive workplace environment.

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An Introvert’s Guide on How to Be Confident

12 Tips for Being More Confident: An Introvert's Guide

We live in an extrovert-driven society, where sometimes it can feel like the only way to be successful is if you’re confident, loud, and thrive off being around others. Here are some tips that can help you increase your confidence and have your voice heard.

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Understand and Overcome Social Anxiety: The Complete Guide

Understand and Overcome Social Anxiety: The Complete Guide

People with social anxiety disorder will worry excessively about certain social situations before, during and afterwards. They fear doing or saying something they think will be embarrassing or humiliating. Use our guide to help understand how to overcome this common anxiety.

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What to wear at networking events

What to wear at networking events and how to stand out

Networking is at the core of business development and sales, however picking out what to wear can be difficult. In this article, we cover tips for what to wear in different situations as well as how to stand out from the crowd.

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Business networking opportunities

Business Networking Opportunities: Where to Find them

Networking opportunities are broad and continually changing, from small events to industry-wide conferences. They are an inexpensive way to promote your business, grow your client base, and meet investors.

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VirtualSpeech's Sophie Thomson wins Venus Award

VirtualSpeech's Sophie Thomson wins Venus Award

We’re excited to announce that VirtualSpeech co-founder, Sophie Thompson, has been awarded the Venus award for Inspirational Woman in Tech.

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VirtualSpeech interview on BBC Business Live

VirtualSpeech on BBC Business Live

VirtualSpeech co-founder Sophie Thompson was invited to talk on the BBC World News - Business Live show. She discusses the story behind VirtualSpeech, virtual reality and the 3 month accelerator in Silicon Valley.

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A Concise Guide to Business Ethics

A Concise Guide to Business Ethics

Short guide to business ethics, including a definition of business ethics, ethics as character development, moral principles and examples of moral missteps.

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What is professional development

What is professional development?

Professional development allows people to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in their industry, as well as learning new skills. Many professions actually require professional development to be able to renew a licence or certification, but you can also pursue it independently.

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Professional Development Goals for 2021, with Examples

Professional Development Goals for 2021, with Examples

In this article, we will explore just what we mean by professional development goals and give you some suggestions for goals to set yourself for the rest of 2021.

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Creating a Professional Development Plan

Creating a Professional Development Plan

No matter where you are currently employed - or if you are embarked on a study programme - your prospects hinge largely on the effort, time and energy that you invest in yourself. This is why creating a professional development plan is so important.

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  4. Articles on Virtual Reality for Training
  5. Articles on Soft Skills
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  8. Articles on Workplace & Employee Training
  9. Articles on Non-Verbal Communication
  10. Articles on Sales & Media Training
  11. Articles on Interview Skills