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Interviewing, Speaking and Presentation Skills for Government Auditors & Managers

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Date(s): Apr 12, 2021 - Apr 13, 2021
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Fee: $249.00
Cancellation Date: Apr 05, 2021
Location: Online

Course Description

In this session we’ll tackle three very similar but very different skills: interviewing, speaking and presenting. All from the perspective of professional auditors.


Participants will learn actions that enable them to build confidently on their current skills. We’ll also explore how to recognize and destroy the inherent barriers to our behavior and communication effectiveness.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 8.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level: INTERMEDIATE
Category: 02 Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be better able to:

·         Identify effective interviewing and listening techniques as they relate to the work auditors and managers perform every day

·         Recognize the many presentation opportunities that pop up daily – and learn to be more present and clear during these moments

·         Discover how to speak with precision and clarity – so that our message is heard and action is more likely to occur

·         Explore lessons from effective and ineffective interview and presentation cases discussed during the program

·         Identify your own action steps to improve your interviewing, presentation and speaking abilities starting right away


·         Why interviewing, speaking and presenting are all opportunities to influence

·         Skills inventory from ‘Master Communicators’

·         Better interviewing skills for auditors & managers

·         Better speaking skills for auditors & managers

·         Better presentation skills for auditors & managers

·         12 barriers to effective spoken communication – and how to work around them

·         How to plan, practice and deliver better interviews and presentations


None. A working knowledge of auditing, accounting, risk management, and/or internal controls is helpful but not required.

Government Hours: 4.23(q)


John Hall

John J. Hall, CPA is the founder and President of Hall Consulting, Inc. and the author of The Anti-Fraud Toolkit and the award-winning book “Do What You Can! Simple Steps – Extraordinary Results”


John specializes in skills training programs and conference presentations for CPAs, management groups, government and internal auditors, and professional associations. He also coaches business and audit professionals in how to increase their effectiveness, clarify and meet their business and personal goals, and move their careers forward.


Mr. Hall has 40 years of experience as a consultant, speaker, auditor and business owner. He has worked in senior leadership positions in large corporations and international public accounting firms. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John is a Certified Board Advisor and Managing Director of the Center for Strategic Business Integrity (


Meet John at Email John at

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

The course coordinator will contact you with parking information. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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