It’s never been more difficult to hold people’s attention than it is now: text messages, email, voice mail, multitasking, social media... it all competes for listeners’ attention.
This seminar will help you make it easy to earn listeners’ attention during critical presentations: pitching your services to a prospective new client, aligning audit team members or reporting your findings during interim meetings, conference calls, depositions or expert witness testimony.
Communicating in a way that builds trust and confidence is a mandatory skill for successful fraud examiners. Designing, rehearsing and delivering compelling presentations require skill sets that many fraud examiners and other professionals may not have. Poorly designed or delivered presentations can diminish the significance of your content and lose the listeners’ interest, but more important, it can reduce your value to your organization, dull your appeal to new clients and degrade your credibility.
Develop the essential skills and best practices you need as a fraud examiner to design, rehearse and deliver presentations. In this one-day, instructor-led course, you will experience hands-on coaching and real-world scenarios that will prepare your presentation to be its best.
Dr. Paul Homoly, a recognized expert in communication skills, will lead this course. Dr. Homoly is a Certified Speaking Professional and has been coaching professionals worldwide since 1978. As an attendee of the course, you will receive a copy of his book, Just Because You’re Leading... Doesn’t Mean They’ll Follow.
There are no courses scheduled at this time. Please see the Calendar of Events for other upcoming events.
You Will Learn How To:
Pique listeners’ interests when delivering critical content and evidence
Minimize stage fright and remain comfortable during presentations, depositions and court room testimonies
Connect with listeners in a way that builds your likeability and trustworthiness
Signal your confidence through movement
Use the sound of your voice to influence your listeners
Prepare your presentation in half the time and make twice the impact
Who Should Attend:
Anyone who speaks to influence, educate, inspire, lead or move listeners to action. This seminar is for content experts who speak one-on-one, in conference room and court room settings, at seminars and workshops, in telephone conversations, during webinars, and at general sessions and leadership conferences.
Field of Study
||Day One |
||Registration & Continental Breakfast |
The Importance of Effective Presentations
You will see the applications and differences among presenting, facilitating, coaching and leading. You’ll learn why and how to pique listener interest before and during your most critical fraud examination/findings. You’ll discover how to create vivid listener moments that make you and your content interesting and memorable.
Creating Interesting Listener Experiences
The process for being interesting is revealed. Its elements of connection, movement, dynamics and content are defined and demonstrated. Video recordings, along with audience participation, will illustrate principles to advance the skill-building process. These video recordings demonstrate eye-opening “before and after” scenarios using, or not using, the principles of creating interesting listener experiences.
|11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Effective Rehearsal Techniques
You’ll learn how to rehearse (not memorize) your presentation using the elements of connection, movement and dynamics. This hands-on skill building session will be immediately applicable and valuable in your professional and personal roles. One of the most valuable experiences of the workshop is the personal transformation of a volunteer from the workshop. In a front-of-the-room setting, this volunteer is coached step-by-step through the process of creating interesting listener experiences. It demonstrates that when the right process is followed, learning to become more interesting and influential can be immediate and repeatable.
||Group Lunch |
You’ll focus on how to plan a presentation in half the time and make twice the impact. You’ll use a presentation template that incorporates the best practices of influential and memorable speaking. You’ll also learn how to offer calls-to-action, prioritize and clarify your key content, link content to emotional tie-in’s and structure intriguing introductions.
Practice Makes Perfect
This session combines the foundations of interesting delivery with solid presentation design. In a group setting, you will prepare an actual presentation and may volunteer to present aspects of it while practicing your new delivery skills. You’ll receive take-home materials that will continue to guide you in becoming an in-demand, interesting expert in preventing, detecting, investigating, testifying about and reporting fraud.
Event Cancellation Policy
cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by ACFE, Inc. you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to an event start date are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee.
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