- NY Credits : 2.0
- TX Credits : 2.0
Public Speaking for Accountants
Accountants are no longer hidden behind their adding machine tapes and computerized spreadsheets. They must take an active role in educating, informing, and presenting financial information to the world at large. Whether delivering a speech before hundreds, doing a business pitch, attending a job interview, or introducing a report in a meeting, accountants will be expected to speak in front of groups of people. Their professional credibility depends on their ability to share their message in a clear and confident manner. Are they equipped for such a task? Whether you are speaking with a client, a colleague, or a group, this course will provide you with techniques to produce and deliver a clear message.
Upon successful completion of this course, the user should be able to:
identify the characteristics and traits of a well-rounded accountant;
recognize the expectation gap between the accountant's formal training and the actual skillset society expects from the accounting profession;
recognize the common causes of speech anxiety;
recognize the main purpose and goal of giving a speech;
identify ways to assess your audience;
recognize the various types of presentations;
identify some writing hints and tips; and
recognize the importance and relevance of preparation and practice.