Chapter PD: Annual Audit & Presentation Skills

December 9, 2017

Session 1: How to Knock Their Socks Off with Your Presentation Skills

Do you dread standing up to speak at a corporate meeting? Does the thought of having to give a speech make your blood run cold? Do you numb people with numbers when you make a presentation?

The art of learning to speak in public is important to master if you want your career to advance. Daphne Gray-Grant can help turn you into a confident speaker with her two-hour presentation.
In this session, you will learn:

  • Why stories are more important than facts
  • Three ways to HIDE your lack of confidence
  • The five-part structure to a winning presentation, and
  • How to avoid death by PowerPoint.

Don’t let fear of public speaking keep you on the sidelines. Learn how to improve your presentation skills in this interesting and useful workshop

Speaker – Daphne Gray-Grant, principal of The Publication Coach, gives communications advice to corporations and provides support, advice and training to writers around the world. She is author of the bestselling book 8½ Steps to Writing Faster, Better and is nearing completion on another book, Start Write: Embracing Your Crappy First Draft. As a nationally ranked debater in university and a current high school debate coach, she knows all the tricks for making engaging presentations.

CPD: 1.5 Hours | Level: General

Session 2: How to Prepare for Your Annual Audit Review

This introductory seminar will provide guidelines for preparing for an audit/review by your external auditor/reviewer. It will outline documents and working papers you should have prepared, how they should be prepared, and the types of questions that you should be prepared to answer.

Topics covered will include:

  • Documents to prepare for your external accountant or auditor,
  • Ways to reduce your year end fees from your external accountant/auditor,
  • How to anticipate new questions from your auditor/accountant, and
  • Highlights of some new issues that are relevant to this process


Who will benefit/should take this course:

  • Members who are responsible for the preparation of information to be audited or reviewed by external auditors or accountants.
  • Auditors/Accountants that have trouble getting their clients to provide them with appropriate information

Speaker, MICHAEL ELL, FCPA, FCGA, is a Public Practitioner and Consultant. Michael was the Primary Public Practice Reviewer for CGA-BC from 1999 to 2015, is an Associate of the CPA Canada Accounting Standards Board Private Enterprise Advisory Committee, and a member of the CPA Canada Practitioners Technical Advisory Board. He develops and facilitates courses on public practice issues, accounting standards, and the CPA Canada Handbook for the accounting profession. Besides providing services to small business clients, he focuses on providing monitoring, mentoring and standards consulting to accounting firms in BC and across Canada.

CPD: 2 Hours | Level: Introductory

Date: Saturday, December 09, 2017
Time: 7:45AM – 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast (Session 1)

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM Session 1

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Registration (Session 2)

10:45 AM – 12:45 PM Session 2


Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel, 7311 Westminister Hwy Richmond, BC
Cost: $40 + GST – Session 1 and $60+ GST Session 2 (Regular)

$90+ GST – Both Sessions (Regular)

$30+ GST – Session 1 and $50+ GST Session 2 (Early bird discount – until Nov 25, 2017)

$80+ GST – Both Sessions (Early bird discount – until Nov 25, 2017)

Complimentary parking provided by the hotel

(We will be sending out a parking pass prior to the event)


CPD: 3.5 CPD Hours
To Register: Click here to register


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