| Make Your Numbers Talk, Day 2: Demonstrating Respect and Compassion for Your Audience
Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
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
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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.
Getting the numbers right is only 10% of the job. How you present those numbers, and how you behave when you're presenting those numbers, have a critical impact on how effectively you get your points across. In this webinar we look at the presentation tactics that will make your audience believe that you are on their side, and that you actually want them to understand your information.
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”).
After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Describe how to avoid the numbers presentation errors most destructive to any professional’s effectiveness and personal credibility
- Demonstrate the respect and compassion for the audience that’s so critical to effectively communicating numbers
- Explain the value and power of consistency
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
Mr. 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.