An Actor's Guide To Public Speaking

People & leadership


An Actor's Guide To Public Speaking

Speaker: Misty Megia

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Learn tactical steps that will help give you the edge you need to be a selected speaker for a top conference, start your coaching business, or present your pitch in a believable manner.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify techniques to improve your public speaking skills
  • Recall how body language, pacing, intention, and subtext contribute to your presentation

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Being on stage is not just about what you say but about your body language, pacing, intentions behind your words, and the subtext to what you are communicating. The ebb and flow of your presentation can make or break you as a public speaker or presenter.

As someone that has been on stage since I was five and has directed and choreographed for almost 25 years, working with thousands of performers from Broadway to local talent, I LOVE helping people take a script and bring honesty to it in order to bring audiences into their story.

This is not the stuffy approach to being on camera or being in front of an audience. There are tactical steps that are easy to implement and will help give you the edge you need to be a selected speaker for a top conference, start your coaching business, or present your pitch in a believable manner.

This is also not the hippie, touchy-feely way that some people associate with theatre. I will help you find your voice by giving you the step by step tools to communicate exactly how you want to be heard. Then, like any great actor, you will feel at home on stage.

Topics discussed:

  • Public speaking
  • Presentation skills

This is an online, video course; it is also available as part of CGMA Essentials.

Who should take this course?

  • Female financial professionals and accountants from all business sectors: public accounting, business & industry, not-for-profit, government & academia
  • Global leaders and aspiring leaders
  • Women in finance who want to develop new skills
  • Male colleagues who wish to learn more about developing women leaders

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Programme level:Intermediate
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • Misty Megia

    Head of Accounting Programs and Education | Intuit Misty Megia (@MistyMegia) Head of Accounting Programs and Education Strategy at TSheets is a business strategist extraordinaire. With over 20 years' experience in market strategy, project management, public speaking, corporate branding and channel marketing. Misty has driven success for multiple companies across a variety of industries from hardware manufacturing, software developers, green energy, retail franchises, accounting firms, education and more providing her valuable insight to how a diversity of companies conduct business and can grow successfully.

    Most recently, she worked with established thought leader Doug Sleeter, as Executive Director for The Sleeter Group where she managed the day-to-day operations of the company leading the sales team, education team, Sleeter conference, and established strong partnerships in the community to build on the trusted brand. After three short years working with the accounting industry, Misty was honored as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor.

    She joined CPAacademy as the VP of Strategic Initiatives, where she continued to follow her great passion for helping a variety of companies develop their marketing strategies and education to lead the accounting profession to another level of success. She now works as the Head of Accounting Programs and Education at Tsheets where she works with hundreds of presenters from around the world developing impactful education and driving technology adoption and integration into the business to help with that work life balance. Misty also partners with Intuit to build out the entire accounting education track for QuickBooks Connect 2016 and 2017.

    In her spare time you will find Misty working on her creative marketing business, The Theater of Marketing, or directing and choreographing regional and Equity Theater. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Orlando.


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