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What is an CPAFMA MAPCast?
An CPAFMA MAPCast is a live, interactive 30 or 60-minute conference presented over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has Internet access from any device. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory.

Who presents at an CPAFMA MAPCast?

Your MAPCast will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. MAPCasts typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by audio or chat options.

CPE Credits
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No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 30 or 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.


No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your own device or conference room.


A device with an Internet connection is all you need. If your device does not have sound capabilities, the ability to dial in from a telephone is available.

Ideal for multiple attendees.

Use a speakerphone and projector/monitor and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

CPAFMA MAPCasts are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars. PAFMs attend for free.

Get Un-Stuck: Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking - MAPCast

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 12:15 PM ET / 11:15 AM CT / 10:15 AM MT / 09:15 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Lisa Tierney, CLSC, Tierney Coaching & Consulting, Inc.
Objective: Attendees will be given everything they need to start improving how they create and deliver their presentations. Those who adapt the tips and techniques on the webinars should be able to polish their skills and start to reach their potential when it comes to speaking and presenting.
Field of Study: Personal Development
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 0.50 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this 30 minute course.

Course Description
Most CPAs today realize that professional service providers can grow their practice when they are able to eloquently demonstrate a high level of expertise and instill immediate confidence from others. Providing informative presentations to your target audience is a very effective way to establish yourself as an expert, foster rapport with decision-makers and develop long-term relationships with those “in the room” – when you know what to do and how to do it. Conversely, giving a boring or poor presentation can hold long-term negative ramifications that can hurt your – and your firm’s – reputation. Most accountants at all levels are being asked to contribute to the success of their firm through some form of presentations – internal CPE, pitching a prospective client or addressing small groups in some way. But few professionals possess polished skills when it comes to creating outlines, delivering key points, telling engaging stories, appropriately using audio-visual aids (such as PowerPoint) and most importantly, engaging in pre and post event activities, which can significantly leverage your speaking opportunities.

Topics to be explored during this 30-minute session include:

• Crafting a concise, meaningful introduction
• The basics of compelling story-telling
• How to engage audience participation
• Relaxation Techniques to calm the nerves
• Creating an outline
• Delivering Key points
• How to pitch your presentation so you get in the right room
• What to do before and after your presentation

Attendees will be given everything they need to start improving how they create and deliver their presentations. Those who adapt the tips and techniques from the session should be able to polish their skills and start to reach their potential when it comes to speaking and presenting. Attendees will also learn the ingredients of a compelling introduction – a mandatory “Career 101” skill. This MAPCast – and possibly a more comprehensive training program for your professionals – provides a crucial skill that is arguably one of the most effective ways to contribute to the success and growth of the firm.

Presenter Bio(s)
Lisa Tierney, CLSC is an award-winning marketing consultant and a certified life strategies coach with nearly twenty years of experience in serving multi-partner professional services providers across the U.S. She has provided webinars, teleconferences, workshops and keynote presentations for such organizations as the Association for Accounting Marketing, the International Coach Federation, the PICPA, the CPA Firm Management Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, to name just a few. She is a member of the CPA Leadership Institute's Leadership Panel and an active member of the International Coach Federation. She has been published in numerous publications, including Accounting Today, Legal Intelligencer, and the Philadelphia Business Journal.

$12.00 for CPAFMA Members / $17.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMs

This mapcast is part of the following series:

Get Unstuck
What is holding you back from reaching your next goal in your firm/career? This series will cover 5 areas that many people get stuck on that halts or hinders their progress. You will learn practical methods that you can apply today to help you get UNstuck! If you buy the series after it has already started, you will receive links to view the recordings of the sessions you have missed. • 10/18/18 Get Un-Stuck: By Learning the Secret Behind CHANGE • 10/24/18 Get Un-Stuck: Learn the “Tricks of the Trade” from a Life Coach • 10/30/18 Get Un-Stuck: By Understanding Dynamics of Shareholder Groups • 11/7/18 Get Un-Stuck: Start Closing the Gender Gap at your Firm • 11/12/18 Get Un-Stuck: Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

The entire series can be purchased at a discount for:
$50.00 for Members / $70.00 for Non-Members / Free for PAFMS

Delivery System

System requirements to use Adobe Connect:
Adobe Connect only requires that you have an internet connection, a web browser, and Adobe Flash Player version 10.1 or greater to attend a webinar. Adobe Connect supports nearly any operating system including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, as well as the most widely used browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.