Communicating Complex Ideas

Online Course on Communicating Complex IdeasCommunicating Complex Ideas Online CPD Training Course

Communicating information about finance and accountancy issues to general audiences has its own unique set of challenges. Whether getting support for ideas or communicating critical issues, finance professionals are increasingly finding that to succeed they need to sharpen their communication skills to augment their technical expertise.

The difficulty lies in the complexity of the message. Sharing the full detail of an issue risks baffling the recipient; simplifying the matter can be difficult without misleading.

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Rating: 5 Stars for online course 100% of learners thought this course met their cpd needs
“It helped to simplify a daunting task of presenting complex material.”
“The layout and how each module was broken down into smaller portions which made it easier to find where you left off was really helpful.”
“It gave me a better understanding of the way I communicate my responses/solutions to clients.”

“The information was concise and useful…I’ll be using this in practice”

“As a continual producer of reports and meeting attender, this course was valuable to me in refreshing and renewing my skills.”

“In my work I often need to discuss ideas with clients and my employer. The course has given me a good structure that I can use in the future.”

“The knowledge I have acquired will ensure that present ideas in a manner suitable to the persons receiving the communication, in a clear and concise manner.”

You can review this course using the questionnaire in the course completion area.

Communicating Complex Ideas enables you to

• analyse the needs of their audience
• choose the appropriate form of delivery
• plan and design an effective communication
• evaluate its effectiveness

This course provides a professional process for a professional audience to develop their skills in this under emphasised area.

Learning outcomes of Communicating Complex Ideas

Principles of communicating complex ideas
• What is communication?
• What is a complex idea?
• What are the key principles?
• What are the barriers to communicating complex ideas?
• How do I make myself clear?
• How do I reflect on and evaluate my performance?
CCI Principles

Within the organisation
• Why might I need to communicate ideas?
• Who am I communicating to within the organisation?
• What am I communicating within the organisation?
• What techniques and tools can I use?
• How should I explain things in writing?
• How do I explain things verbally?
• How do I give a presentation?
• How do I ensure I achieve my objectives?
CCI organisations

Beyond the organisation
• Why might I need to communicate ideas?
• Who am I communicating to beyond the organisation?
• What am I communicating beyond the organisation?
• How do I engage people beyond the organisation?
• What techniques and tools can I use?
• How should I explain things in writing?
• How do I explain things verbally?
• How do I give a presentation?
• How do I ensure I have achieved my objectives?
CCI beyond organisations

Dealing with the media
• Who are the media?
• What should I expect from the media?
• How do I communicate with the media?
• How do I ensure I’m targeting the right audience?
• What is the difference between TV, radio, print and online?
• What are the challenges when dealing with the media?
CCI dealing with media

Challenging situations and troubleshooting
• How do I communicate extremely complex ideas?
• How do I communicate with international audiences?
• How do I handle risk and uncertainty?
• How do I communicate controversial ideas?
• What ethical issues might I face?
• How do I prevent things from going wrong?
• What do I do when things go wrong?
CCI challenging contexts

Target audience for Communicating Complex Ideas

Accounting and finance professionals in practice and in industry.

About the Author of Communicating Complex Ideas

Anna Faherty
Anna Faherty is a writer, lecturer and consultant working across the publishing, museum and charity sectors.

She has hands-on management experience as a director of a multi-million pound publishing division and a trustee of a small independent museum.

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