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  J. Carlton Collins, CPA |   Free |   AICPA |   01 Mar 2015 |   Journal of Accountancy

For many professionals, public speaking is a dreaded task. The reality, however, is that CPAs often are called to the front of the room, whether it’s to present at a board of directors meeting or speak at a conference or other event. This article presents dozens of tips to help CPAs shine in the public speaking spotlight.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Governmental auditing: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Financial accounting & reporting: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Assurance: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Not-for-profit: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • IT management & assurance: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Firm practice management: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Tax: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Forensic & valuation services: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Fair value measurement: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Personal financial planning: People: Communication, Intermediate

5 Comments/Reflections

Peter Barker

Peter Barker Apr 2016

I am shortly to undertake the presentation of some financial training to members of the management team. I have found this article useful in assisting me in some thoughts on how I should try to incorporate some of the tools and techniques in the article to improve my presentation skills.
Peter Barker

Peter Barker Apr 2016

I am shortly to undertake the presentation of some financial training to members of the management team. I have found this article useful in assisting me in some thoughts on how I should try to incorporate some of the tools and techniques in the article to improve my presentation skills.
Stephen White

Stephen White Dec 2015

A very useful article showing me that whilst I am already incorporating some of the points raised there is more than I can do to make my presentations better:

- starting with a strong point to catch the audience's attention

- not worrying about the silence

- including graphics etc rather than just words & figures

- finishing strongly and on importantly on time

The 15 tips for the novice presenter were informative and I shall eandeavour to include as many as I can in future presentations.

Andrew Cramphorn

Andrew Cramphorn Sep 2015

This was a really useful article on how to act when presenting on stage,  including useful to on start  and finishing times, what to do when it doesn't go to plan. Making eye contact, using people's names and referring back to them later in the presentation.

I currently do not present to many people however with the role I have moved into it is likely I will be presenting to larger groups soon.

Bekithemba Hwalima

Bekithemba Hwalima Jun 2015

A great article on making presentations, will definitely be using some of the advice given in my next presentation.