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Make Your Numbers Talk, Day 3: Special Tricks, Special Situations

 Make Your Numbers Talk, Day 3: Special Tricks, Special Situations
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: 17PFF0315B
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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 is a combination of two short sessions: (1) Using ratios to add meaning and context to your raw numbers. Commonly called key indicators, KIs, or indexes, among many other names, these are usually nothing more than one number divided by another. But intelligently, and imaginatively chosen ratios, are a powerful numbers communication tool. (2) For many professionals, PowerPoint presentations are their most important and visible opportunity to get their point across. In this session, we look at the tips and tricks that make audiences appreciate even the most numbers-heavy PowerPoint presentation, and help you avoid the worst presentation mistakes.

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:

- Use ratios thoughtfully and imaginatively to drive their point home
- Demonstrate how to make their numbers sing in a PowerPoint presentation
- Describe those PowerPoint and oral presentation errors that drive audiences nuts

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.