| Make Your Numbers Talk, Day 5: Tying It All Together
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.
We conclude the week with two soup-to-nuts case studies of numbers presentation that emphasize all the the fundamentals we've covered. The first case is an example from the M&A world, where a software company that's an acquisition target needs to put its best foot forward, but as a starting point has only an incomprehensible pile of numbers from its sales forecasting system. The second looks at the recent history of political parties in the U.S., and examines how all the presentation tactics we've covered help us make sense of the ebbs and flows of the Republican and Democratic parties in Congress.
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:
- Analyze and make the seemingly minor decisions that have a dramatic impact on how well their numerical information is understood and how effectively they get their message across
- Produce a practical framework for organizing and delivering effective numbers presentations
- Use and appreciate the full range of choices available for presenting numerical information
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.