Surgent's Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Webcast or Webinar, Online
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (opens at 1:30 PM) EST
2Credits
Behavioral

Registration is Closed

Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

Members
$99.00 Regular Price
Non-Members
$129.00 Regular Price
Course Type: Webcast
Course Code: 22/SUPSP207
Level: Basic
Vendor: Surgent
Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

Overview:


Gerald Ford once said that "[n]othing in life is more important that the ability to communicate effectively." Public speaking remains a centuries-old skill that allows individuals to effectively communicate both at a personal and professional level. The benefits of good public speaking run long, whether it be the ability to persuade others, lead a team, or encourage critical thinking.
This course is designed to refresh and refine speaking skills for professionals. Through this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of the core skills of how to communicate effectively in groups - big or small. The webinar is intended to help those who already speak in public better improve their skills, while at the same time teaching more novice speakers how to approach a task that so many professionals dread - speaking in front of others.

Objectives:

  • Understand strategies to harness public speaking anxiety
  • Be familiar with the three elements of effective persuasion
  • Differentiate the three styles of speech
  • Explore using storytelling to improve presentations
  • Review strategies to improve the pace of your speech
  • Recognize the role of volume and pace
  • Understand how best to use pauses 
  • Recognize when and how to use visual aids
  • Master the “Three P’s” of public speaking

Major Topics:

  • How experienced speakers manage presentation anxiety
  • The elements of effective persuasion
  • The three styles of speech
  • Strategies to improve speech pace
  • The importance of volume when presenting
  • The art of the pause
  • Methods for using visual aids
  • Best practices for preparing for a presentation
  • Components of an effective presentation

Major Topics:

  • How experienced speakers manage presentation anxiety
  • The elements of effective persuasion
  • The three styles of speech
  • Strategies to improve speech pace
  • The importance of volume when presenting
  • The art of the pause
  • Methods for using visual aids
  • Best practices for preparing for a presentation
  • Components of an effective presentation

Designed For:

Anyone in the accounting or financial service professions who seeks to gain a better understanding of strategies to improve public speaking

Prerequisties:

General familiarity with business principles
CPE sponsors

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBARegistry.org