Chairman of the Tax Advice Network and BookMarkLee
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Presentation skills for finance directors

12th Jun 2013
Chairman of the Tax Advice Network and BookMarkLee
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Mark Lee met up with Nick Fitzherbert, a member of The Magic Circle, to talk about the success he has been having in coaching finance directors in presentation skills – by applying a little magic!

ML: So what has magic got to do with presentation skills and why in particular have you been using it for finance directors?

NF: I caught the magic ‘bug’ midway through a 20-year career in public relations – I hired a magician called Fay Presto to entertain my staff one Christmas and I was instantly hooked. I started searching out the shops, the clubs and the conventions, and the more I learned about magic, the more I realised that...

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By carnmores
12th Jun 2013 13:50

always love this

a masterful piece of missdirection between two magicians. I have a lot of time for Fay a very lovely person. is it all an illusion?

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By john woolmore
13th Jun 2013 12:09

Try this . . .

What Nick says makes a lot of sense.

However many FD's can pick some pointers in the meantime by attending a presentation(s) from their own sales and marketing teams.

I learnt a hell of alot from watching my own sales teams giving their presentations on their performance.  You never know the FD may feel compelled to participate.  I did!!

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By StuartWarner
20th Jun 2013 23:52

Interesting & good tips

Thanks for the article Mark.There is some good advice offered by Nick.

I particularly like the advice on not finishing with question and saying "before I conclude".

I sometimes train finance professionals in presentation skills and will certainly acknowledge some of Nick's tips. 

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By nickchristie
09th Feb 2016 06:08

Presentation Skills

We need to develop our presentation skills in order to get success in professional field. In most of the occasion we have found that directors and employees are taking the support of different types of presentation skills to produce a good output. Presentations are requires and essential to describe a particular term with the help of presentation we are able to describe our business product, finance, service and others to clients and customers.

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By charlotte307
26th Dec 2018 04:44

Improved awareness of key business performance measures.
Greater insights from better interpretation and presentation of financial data.
Raised levels of professionalism and communication skills in the finance team
Improved human talent pool for internal succession planning.

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By jerry0111
02nd May 2019 01:55

This is an interesting piece. FD's are rather uninteresting individuals that need some life. This makes sense.

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