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Webcast:  Get Out of the Casket and Up to the PodiumWebcast: Get Out of the Casket and Up to the Podium

$75.00 (USD)

Jerry Seinfeld once said that at a funeral, most people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. America’s greatest anxiety, public speaking, is a necessity in today’s business world. Those who can speak in front of crowds and have effective presentational skills tend to move up the corporate ladder more swiftly. The ability to stand in front of an audience, project confidence and knowledge, all the while making a connection and capturing your audience’s imagination is very powerful and persuasive.

In this course, participants will learn how to overcome their fear of public speaking and be well prepared to present information in a concise and logical manner.

Credits: 2
Estimated Length: 2 hour(s)
Valid for: 12 Month(s)


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Upon completion of this webcast, participants will be able to:
  • Identify useful techniques to eliminate fear of public speaking
  • Identify steps to prepare for upcoming presentations
  • Identify how to compile your information in a concise and logical manner
  • Recognize ways to regain composure when something unexpected occurs
  • Recognize the use of body language when giving a presentation
  • Use eye catching and powerful presentations
  • Capturing the imagination of your audience
  • Ways to eliminate the fear of speaking in front of others
  • Being well prepared before you speak
  • Having your speech well thought out and rehearsed to help eliminating fear
  • Mental techniques to prepare you before you stand-up in front of others
  • How to effectively use PowerPoint and its applications in getting your topic across
  • Communications and Marketing (2 Credits)
  • Accounting, financial, and managerial professionals who want to present before groups (both large and small) more effectively.
  • Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, CGMA
  • None
  • Basic
  • Online Webcas


Pete's Biography:

Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, CGMA is an author, blogger, speaker, educator, humorist, improviser, and podcaster. Partnering with the Business Learning Institute, his firm “The Accidental Accountant” teaches CPAs and other business leaders how to apply the seven principles of improvisation to build respect, trust and support with their colleagues and clients. He is the author of Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and Life.

Peter earned is his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University and he is a licensed, non-practicing, CPA in Ohio. He has worked for companies such as Price Waterhouse, Victoria Secret Catalogue (not as a model), two large banking institutions and has managed restaurants in his day. Don’t be surprised – he is Greek. He was also an assistant professor of accounting and taught in the MBA program at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH.

Peter is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Georgia Society of CPAs, Maryland Association of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, and the National Speakers Association. He is also the past chairman of the Ohio Society of CPAs executive board and a former delegate to the AICPA governing council.

Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, CGMA
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