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Make Your Numbers Talk, Day 1: Overview and the Basics

 Make Your Numbers Talk, Day 1: Overview and the Basics
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: Attendees should bring a strong appreciation for the importance of communicating effectively, and a willingness to take a fresh perspective on the skill of presenting quantitative information.
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) hour
Fields of Study: Communications
Item Number: 17PFF0313B
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Price: $80.00
Program Description

For every consulting professional, communicating effectively is critical, and numbers are often the most important information you’re communicating. Moreover, you may well be communicating to an audience that’s diverse, busy, sometimes unskilled, and sometimes hostile. Just like words, your numbers tell a story. This five-day webinar series offers a completely different perspective on the process of telling that story—one that will help you communicate your most important information more clearly and effectively.

This webinar introduces the central premise of this week: that presenting numerical information is a communication skill, not a math, or computation skill. Before we take a deep dive into the subtleties of presenting numbers, we touch on the basics of what this means in practice as you present your numbers. Topics include using the Arabic numeral system to your advantage, why the looks of your information are so important, and making your words interact smoothly and effectively with your numbers.

Attendees will also receive suitable-for-framing copies of (a) “The Art of Quantation,”—the practices that will ensure effective numbers presentation (the “thou shalts”)—and (b) “The Deadly Sins of Quantation” (the “thou shalt nots”).

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Describe numerical information so that any audience can understand it
- Recognize and treat presenting numbers as a communication skill, not a math or computation skill

Who Should Attend

Any professional for whom presenting numbers effectively is critical to his/her success, including but not limited to: consultants, valuation professionals, lawyers (especially litigators, family practice lawyers, and business lawyers), financial analysts, forensic accountants, CPAs


Randall Bolten, MBA
Randall Bolten is the author of, Painting with Numbers: Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will
Understand You, published in 2012 to glowing reviews. His 30-year career as a Silicon Valley financial executive, which provided the inspiration for Painting with Numbers…, includes nearly 20 years as CFO for both public companies and startups, and senior finance positions at Oracle and Tandem Computers. He currently is an instructor at U.C. Berkeley, speaks and writes extensively on communicating numerical information effectively, and operates Lucidity, his consulting practice. Mr. Bolten holds a BA from Princeton and an MBA from Stanford.