"Speak Up" Journals

“Speak Up” is GPB’s quarterly Journal of our latest thinking in our specialist areas. It shares some of our experiences in interesting and informative articles. From time-to-time we invite guests and clients to write articles on something topical, to add variety to the mix.


Speak Up: 42nd Edition

Speak Up: 42nd Edition In this Edition:It’s a hack’s life By Simon Boughey Journalists are often sadly misunderstood – an insider’s view What’s in a face? Quite a lot actually By Tim Farish An insight into Professor Eckman’s FACS To Russia with a mission By Alastair Grant There are opportunities to be made if you […]

Speak Up: 41st Edition

Speak Up: 41st Edition Here is our 41st journal edition. It is designed as an ongoing coaching tool for our clients and is packed with a wealth of information and good hands-on tips and tricks from the world of communications, presentations, negotiations and business development. Please write back if you wish to comment or add […]

Speak Up: 40th Edition

Speak Up: 40th Edition In this Edition:The Queen speaks    By Carl Schreiter Carl examines the most British of Christmas traditions. A tale of two speeches By Alastair Grant    The art of formal and informal speech making. Plane Speaking By Tim Farish Tim looks at how mitigating speech can be dangerous Do it matter wot I […]

Speak Up: 39th Edition

Speak Up: 39th Edition In this Edition: Appreciate the Situation or Situate the Appreciation    By Alastair Grant Getting the balance right between intution and logic. The science of persuasion: Part 2: Music and Dance By Tim Farish   Science can give you an edge when communicating. Tim shares some of the better known and more esoteric […]

Speak Up: 38th Edition

Speak Up: 38th Edition In this Edition: Fortune favours the…canny  By Richard Byford Our guest writer looks at how cost saving can be expensive “Sing, sing a song”  By Ewan Pearson Ewan summarises the key findings of GPB’s latest voice research. Brevity, Clarity & Persuasion  By Alastair Grant Do you say what you mean? Alastair […]

Speak Up: 37th Edition

Speak Up: 37th Edition In this Edition: “I wish the meeting had been as good as the lunch” By Carl Schreiter Tired of long ineffective meetings? Carl looks at ways to make them work better for you and your business. So, what does that do for me?  By Tim Farish Tim looks at how considering […]

Speak Up: 36th Edition

Speak Up: 36th Edition In this Edition: The philosophers puzzle A taxing puzzle for you to ponder over the plum pudding with. The art of negotiating – Part 2: Pressures and tactics  By Tim Farish Tim Farish concludes his negotiation master class looking at how to close that deal successfully. Be Creative with PowerPoint  By […]

Speak Up: 35th Edition

Speak Up: 35th Edition In this Edition: Hard graft or hard luck  By Ewan Pearson Ewan Pearson explains how preparing for a pitch can be hard work but blood, sweat and tears can reap hefty rewards… ‘Congratulations…now get a job’  By Alastair Grant With many parents concerned over their children’s future Alastair Grant goes back […]

Speak Up: 34th Edition

Speak Up: 34th Edition In this Edition: “Ouch!” How to avoid ‘Cold Buttons’ By Tim Farish Ever been bored silly during a presentation with excessive statistics and cliché phrases?  Tim Farish provides some top tips on how to avoid these and other ‘Cold Buttons’ and keep the audience interested. You say ‘Smorgasbord’, I say ‘What?’  By Carl […]

Speak Up: 33rd Edition

Speak Up: 33rd Edition In this edition: The Walk to the White House By Carl Schreiter Would you like to know the secrets to Barack Obama’s success? Carl Schreiter explains the presentational tools that have helped Obama to the White House. They could help you too! Do you speak Quango? By Alastair Grant Ever been […]

Speak Up: 32nd Edition

Speak Up: 32nd Edition In this Edition: 2008 Christmas Quiz – ‘Who said that?’ by Annalisa Dovey You might have heard the quotes, know the names and recognise the faces…But can you put them all together? Do that, give your favourite funny quote and perhaps you’ll win some champers! Competitive Dialogue – Shout to be […]

Speak Up: 31st Edition

Speak Up: 31st Edition In this Edition: Going For Gold by Michael Parker Michael Parker shares his valuable insights into winning in the pitching arena. To say or not to say? That is the question… by Ewan Pearson Have you ever been put on the spot with a tough question? This article gives you some […]