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Workplace Communication Series Presented by Melissa Marshall

January 17-February 13, 2024 | Online


Melissa Marshall at NACUBO 2023 Annual Meeting

Effective communication drives better results for organizations, teams, and individuals. Leaders who are effective communicators see better employee engagement, increased employee morale, improved productivity, higher employee retention, better collaboration, and a host of other benefits.

NACUBO 2023 Annual Meeting Speaker Melissa Marshall returns to continue sharing her communication expertise in this series of three webinars:

  • Communicating Financial Information With Clarity
  • Communicating to Executives and Decision Makers
  • Communicating to Be Convincing

Learn proven communication strategies that have helped the world's top researchers and thinkers to convey their work. Challenge what you've always known and explore new ways to transform your communication skills.

Attendees may register for the series or for sessions individually.

About the Speaker

Melissa Marshall believes that even the best science is destined to remain undiscovered unless it’s presented in a clear and compelling way that sparks innovation and drives adoption. She’s passionate about showing often-skeptical scientists and technical professionals that they really can change how they present for the better, without changing themselves.

For the past decade, Marshall has traveled around the world to work with Fortune 100 corporations, institutions and universities, teaching the proven strategies she’s mastered through her consulting work and her 10 years as a faculty member at Penn State University. In 2019, 2020, and 2021, Microsoft recognized Marshall’s work empowering the technical community to use PowerPoint to design slides more effectively by naming her as one of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals (MVP).

You’ll find that Marshall practices what she preaches with her own lively and practical talks. For a sneak peek, check out her TED talk, “Talk Nerdy to Me.” It’s been watched by over 2.5 million people (and counting).

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CPE Credit

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Online CPE Available

Event Information

  • Level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Delivery Mode: Group internet based
  • Field of Study: Communications and Marketing
  • Length: 75 minutes per session

CPE Information

Estimated 4.5 CPE Credits

Please note you can only earn credit for attending the event live. Each individual must register and attend separately to earn credit.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

Series Rates

Cancellation Policies

Member Ended February 13, 2024


Non-Member Ended February 13, 2024


Series Schedule

Communicating Financial Information With Clarity

January 17, 2024 • 2:30–3:45 pm ET • 1.5 CPE Credits in Communications and Marketing

Join acclaimed presenter Melissa Marshall for a webinar exploring principles and strategies that empower individuals to communicate financial information more effectively. Learn techniques for simplifying complex ideas, tailoring a message to diverse audiences, and ensuring your communication is concise and impactful.

After this webinar, you will be able to—

  • Analyze an audience and adopt an audience-centric approach
  • Make financial data understandable and actionable to audiences of different backgrounds
  • Plan a presentation structure that highlights the most critical details

Communicating to Executives and Decision Makers

January 30, 2024 • 1–2:15 pm ET • 1.5 CPE Credits in Communications and Marketing

In this webinar, Melissa Marshall will unlock the secrets to successfully communicating with executives and decision makers. Whether presenting a proposal, providing progress reports, or navigating the complexities of decision-making hierarchies, this session is designed to empower you with the skills and insights needed to make a compelling impression.

After this webinar, you will be able to—

  • Understand and address the priorities of an executive audience in a presentation
  • Design an Executive Summary slide that effectively frames your request
  • Respond effectively to challenging situations (distractions, difficult questions, etc.) when presenting in a meeting

Communicating to Be Convincing

February 13, 2024 • 1–2:15 pm ET • 1.5 CPE Credits in Communications and Marketing

The ability to convey your ideas persuasively is a crucial skill for business officers at all levels of organizations. Join renowned presenter Melissa Marshall for a webinar where you will learn the psychology behind persuasive communication, practice ways to tell a focused and compelling narrative, and explore techniques for resonating with an audience.

After this webinar, you will be able to—

  • Identify the key details of your argument
  • Understand the way your audience’s brain processes information and leverage that to communicate more effectively
  • Use the Assertion-Evidence Slide Design to make slides that are much more focused, understandable, and persuasive


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