Public speaking – engaging your audience to boost your career

Tuesday 07 May 2024 | 17:00 - 18:00 | Webinar

This webinar is part of CFA UK’s Next-level communication skills pathway

“You can improve your value by 50% by learning communication skills or public speaking.” - Warren Buffett in 2009.

You might find yourself thinking, "That sounds fantastic, but I struggle with a fear of public speaking." Interestingly, Buffett himself grappled with this fear, but this session will help you tackle that.

Nick Bird, MSB Executive, will cover the key elements of outstanding public speaking including:

  • Becoming an engaging presenter by knowing your ‘Whys’
  • How to grab your audience’s attention from the start
  • How to maintain your audience's' attention through longer speeches and presentations.
  • Closing your presentation to get the result you planned for. 
  • Using effective visuals to support your message.


Registration: 16:55 
Event: 17:00 - 18:00 


Nick Bird, MSB Executive  

Nick brings a wealth of practical knowledge from his 25 years of speaking in financial services. He has been a regular speaker on the industry circuit across a range of investment areas where he has held senior sales positions. In the last decade he has worked in private markets covering venture capital and infrastructure investing. His role has also led him to present on complex tax matters with a specialism in IHT and is an affiliate of STEP. He knows what is like to present to rooms large and small, to engage an audience and importantly drive action from them.  

As a coach,  Nick understands the power of great communication not just to educate but inspire and motivate. He is well known for making the complex simple and bringing stories to life with humour and authenticity. Nick is passionate that everyone can be a great speaker with the right coaching and loves developing people to be the best version of themselves.

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Other events in the CFA UK Next-level communication skills pathway:

16 July: Communicate like a leaderHow to look, sound and speak like speak like a leader    
25 June: Embracing your authentic leadership style       
17 July: Career pathways networking evening
17 September: Making digital networking work for you
26 September: Master the art of saying no
12 November: Career pathways networking evening 

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