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Public Speaking for CPA's: How to Write, Present, and Use Public Speaking to Advance Your Career

Total Credits: 4 including 3 Communications and Marketing - Non-technical , 1 Personal Development

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Personal Development
Jonathan Robinson, MA, MFT
Course Levels:
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



In this course, you'll learn why being able to do public speaking well is a major advantage in becoming successful in your career.  You'll learn how to write a good talk, how to present it well, and how to use your new found ability to get more clients and/or a promotion. In addition, you'll learn how to overcome your nervousness, and how to overcome stress in less than a minute.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Know why pubic speaking is important
  • Know how to write a speech that informs and entertains
  • Know how to present a speech in a way that wows your audience
  • Know how to use this ability to rapidly expand your career

Major Subjects

Overcoming the Common Obstacles to Public Speaking

  • Fear of rejection/ failure and how to overcome
  • From Unconscious Incompetence to Unconscious Competence
  • Toastmasters and practicing by video
  • Act “As If,”
  • Do One Breath Technique to be more relaxed

Creating the Content of the Talk

  • What are the concerns of your audience?
  • Talks consist of a title, an introduction, an opening, a body of content, a conclusion and a closing

How to Deliver a Talk Effectively

  • The clothes you wear and how you look matter
  • Charisma = energy
  • Smile and act enthusiastic
  • Use self deprecating humor

Making the Talk Entertaining

  • Vary the speed of your delivery
  • The Power of stories

Memorization and Practice

  • Key word system and note cards
  • Practice thru video or get feedback through others

Creating Stories that Rock

Course Materials


Jonathan Robinson, MA, MFT Related seminars and products

Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of ten books, and a professional speaker from Northern California.  For the past 30 years he has spoken to dozens of Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, Dell Computer, Coca-Cola, and Fed-Ex. Mr. Robinson has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN, as well as other national TV talk shows. He has reached over 100 million people around the world, and is known for providing his audiences with immediately useful information presented in a fun and entertaining manner.


Jonathan speaks regularly to Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Microsoft, Dell, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, and FedEx/Kinko’s. In his public talks and workshops, Jonathan is known for providing his audiences with powerful and immediately useful information in a fun and entertaining manner.


Fri, Aug 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:37pm EDT
Wed, Aug 18, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:37pm EDT
Tue, Sep 07, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:37pm EDT
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:37pm EDT
Fri, Oct 08, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:37pm EDT
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:37pm EDT
Fri, Nov 05, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:37pm EDT
Mon, Nov 15, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:37pm EST
Mon, Dec 06, 2021 - 10:00am to 01:37pm EST
Tue, Dec 21, 2021 - 02:00pm to 05:37pm EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All
Original Recording Date 02/13/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Jonathan Robinson
Date Added to Catalog 02/03/2019

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 58


Anne B

"Good Program, Thank you!"

David S

"Great course!"

Heather W

"Great course and tips to help with public speaking!"

Valentina S

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Angela B

"This speaker was obviously very comfortable in speaking engagements. He had a calming effortless manner, that would be difficult for me to achieve without substantial practice. Good tips were provided by the speaker. "

Joseph C

"I was very satisfied with this course. "

Edward C - WESTERN SPRINGS, Illinois

"This was a very timely topic for me and found it very useful. I enjoyed the speaker & moderator."

Shanna P - TALLAHASSEE, Florida

"I thought the moderator was great too."

Pandora O - Clinton Township, Michigan

"Jonathan can teach anything....break it down into steps so each and every one of us can improve. That is such a gift! He sees the point of so many things: quotes, utube clips,, ... Please continue to have Jonathan share his insights in these classes. Last year, I was struggling with work team conflict and thru using his communication tools, and analysis tools to understand my reactions and then change them; my personal happiness/work satisfaction is so different now then when I look back 1yr"

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