February 23, 2023


2 Total CPE Credits


Surgent's Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

Learning Objectives

  • Understand strategies to harness public speaking anxiety
  • Be familiar with the three elements of effective persuasion
  • Differentiate the three styles of speech
  • Explore using storytelling to improve presentations
  • Review strategies to improve the pace of your speech
  • Recognize the role of volume and pace
  • Understand how best to use pauses 
  • Recognize when and how to use visual aids
  • Master the “Three P’s” of public speaking

Major Topics

  • How experienced speakers manage presentation anxiety
  • The elements of effective persuasion
  • The three styles of speech
  • Strategies to improve speech pace
  • The importance of volume when presenting
  • The art of the pause
  • Methods for using visual aids
  • Best practices for preparing for a presentation
  • Components of an effective presentation

CPE Credits Available

Total CPE

Things to Know About This Course

Course Level

  • Basic


General familiarity with business principles

Advanced Preparation


Intended Audience

Anyone in the accounting or financial service professions who seeks to gain a better understanding of strategies to improve public speaking


Surgent McCoy CPE

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